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Amazing Grace [Polygram]

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All Music Guide - Erin Cardiff
Compilation albums released on behalf of charitable causes can often seem to be just about a dime a dozen, with many suffering from a lack of new and/or interesting material. This is most certainly not the case with the Amazing Grace compilation, released to benefit the T.J. Martell Foundation for Leukemia, Cancer, and AIDS Research. The title track bookends the disc, with the first rendition performed by Ani DiFranco, who delivers a refreshingly laid-back and beautifully sensual version of what is too often delivered as an overwrought gospel number. Another version, performed by Daniel Lanois with vocals provided by Aaron Neville, finishes the disc nicely. The moody, ...
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All Music Guide - Erin Cardiff
Compilation albums released on behalf of charitable causes can often seem to be just about a dime a dozen, with many suffering from a lack of new and/or interesting material. This is most certainly not the case with the Amazing Grace compilation, released to benefit the T.J. Martell Foundation for Leukemia, Cancer, and AIDS Research. The title track bookends the disc, with the first rendition performed by Ani DiFranco, who delivers a refreshingly laid-back and beautifully sensual version of what is too often delivered as an overwrought gospel number. Another version, performed by Daniel Lanois with vocals provided by Aaron Neville, finishes the disc nicely. The moody, haunting atmospherics built around subdued keys and Lanois' trademark jangly guitars expertly fit Neville's voice to the arrangement. The album does have its share of filler, with a few of Island's traditional catalog favorites like Bob Marley's "Redemption Song" and PM Dawn's "Set Adrift on Memory Bliss," plus a couple of instrumentals tossed in for good measure. Balance between familiarity and repetition is achieved with the appearance of live versions of hit songs from well-known artists. Rarities like Jane Siberry's "Calling All Angels," Melissa Etheridge's "I Will Never Be the Same," and the Cranberries' "Dreaming My Dreams" all surface on this compilation. However, as live rarities go, the most spectacular treat about this disc is that it's the only officially released appearance of "One" as performed by Automatic Baby. The one-off band, comprised of Michael Stipe and Mike Mills from R.E.M. and Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen, Jr. of U2 fame, came together for the gala thrown by MTV on the eve of the 1992 U.S. inauguration of then-President Bill Clinton. The band's name was provided by combining the names of the current releases from each band at the time -- U2's Achtung Baby and R.E.M.'s Automatic for the People. Though Stipe doesn't lend the same power or understanding to the song as exists in the original, and backing vocals provided by Mills add nothing new, it's still an intriguing version and a very necessary song to be coveted by any U2 or R.E.M. fan.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/30/1997
  • Label: Polygram Records
  • UPC: 731452439543
  • Catalog Number: 524395

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Amazing Grace - Ani DiFranco (7:08)
  2. 2 The White Spirit - Uman (5:26)
  3. 3 Set Adrift on Memory Bliss - P.M. Dawn (4:10)
  4. 4 Calling All Angels - Jane Siberry (5:44)
  5. 5 Unfinished Story - Djamel Ben Yelles (3:58)
  6. 6 Dreaming My Dreams - The Cranberries (3:41)
  7. 7 Redemption Song - Bob Marley (3:45)
  8. 8 One - Automatic Baby (4:21)
  9. 9 Summertime - Angélique Kidjo (3:36)
  10. 10 I Will Never Be the Same - Melissa Etheridge (4:09)
  11. 11 Rain - Wally Badarou (3:01)
  12. 12 Amazing Grace - Daniel Lanois (3:48)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Jane Siberry Vocals, Track Performer
Wally Badarou Track Performer
Bob Marley Vocals, Track Performer
Melissa Etheridge Acoustic Guitar, Vocals, Track Performer
Aaron Neville Vocals, Track Performer
Gail Ann Dorsey Bass, Vocals
The Cranberries Track Performer
Ani DiFranco Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Bongos, Steel Guitar, Hammond Organ, Vocals, Sampling, Track Performer, Shaker
Rebecca Campbell Vocals
Adam Clayton Bass
Brian Eno Keyboards
Angélique Kidjo Vocals, Track Performer
Daniel Lanois Bass, Guitar, Vocals, Track Performer, Chords
Frank London Horn
Mike Mills Guitar, Vocals
Larry Mullen Jr. Drums
Dolores O'Riordan Guitar, Vocals
P.M. Dawn Track Performer
Tim Ray Piano
Catherine Russell Vocals
Michael Stipe Vocals
Mike Hogan Bass
Noel Hogan Guitar
Fergal Lawler Percussion, Drums
Peter Kiesewalter Reeds
Danielle Jean Vocals
Didier Jean Keyboards
Dean Sharp Drums
Uman Track Performer
Djamel Ben Yelles Track Performer
Evan Ritchie Cello
David Travers-Smith Trumpet
Thierry Vaton fender rhodes
Automatic Baby Track Performer
Lisa Lindo Vocals
Technical Credits
Wally Badarou Producer
Bob Marley Producer
Ani DiFranco Arranger, Producer
The Edge Composer
Chris Blackwell Producer
Bono Composer
Adam Clayton Composer
Greg Goldman Remixing
Jean Hébrail Producer
Daniel Lanois Arranger, Composer
Ken Lee Mastering
Andy Lyden Engineer
Larry Mullen Jr. Composer
John Newton Composer
P.M. Dawn Producer
Didier Jean Programming
Uman Producer
Djamel Ben Yelles Producer
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