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All Music Guide - Rob Theakston
In a rap world set predominately on a limited range of topics to cover, politically and socially charged hip-hop is a breath of pure, fresh air. For the past decade, Spearhead and Michael Franti have been the antiseptic to a plaque-filled gold-toothed hip-hop mouth, expelling righteous truths and music with extremely thoughtful, meticulous details. Everyone Deserves Music continues with the tradition, but takes the sound of Spearhead into more of a disco-funk territory at times. This doesn't displace Franti's lyrics by any means, but gives him an extremely fresh perspective to stretch out and experiment with his delivery. Not so much a punch to the stomach like their ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Rob Theakston
In a rap world set predominately on a limited range of topics to cover, politically and socially charged hip-hop is a breath of pure, fresh air. For the past decade, Spearhead and Michael Franti have been the antiseptic to a plaque-filled gold-toothed hip-hop mouth, expelling righteous truths and music with extremely thoughtful, meticulous details. Everyone Deserves Music continues with the tradition, but takes the sound of Spearhead into more of a disco-funk territory at times. This doesn't displace Franti's lyrics by any means, but gives him an extremely fresh perspective to stretch out and experiment with his delivery. Not so much a punch to the stomach like their previous releases, Franti and Spearhead almost made a deliberate attempt to stray from the typical hip-hop beats and go for something a bit more organic and acoustic than their previous efforts -- and the experiments more than pay off. It's honest, compelling, emotional, and soulful, and it's unfortunate that these values don't equate with much in the commercial hip-hop market anymore. In a perfect world, this would be a future classic played out of every car stereo, boombox, and apartment for generations to come.
Vibe
Far from music's recent thug mania, this jumble of hip-hop, reggae, and folk rock delivers a spiritual and political message that's both sensual and relevant. Isoul Harris
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/19/2003
  • Label: Reincarnate Music
  • UPC: 801190113521
  • Catalog Number: 1135
  • Sales rank: 50,072

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 What I Be - Michael Franti (4:45)
  2. 2 We Don't Stop - Michael Franti (4:37)
  3. 3 Everyone Deserves Music - Michael Franti (4:36)
  4. 4 Never Too Late - Michael Franti (4:51)
  5. 5 Bomb the World - Michael Franti (4:29)
  6. 6 Pray for Grace - Michael Franti (4:53)
  7. 7 Love, Why Did You Go Away? - Michael Franti (4:29)
  8. 8 Yes I Will - Michael Franti (4:01)
  9. 9 Feelin' Free - John Butler (3:55)
  10. 10 Love Invincible - Michael Franti (3:50)
  11. 11 Bomb the World - Radioactive (4:44)
  12. 12 Crazy, Crazy, Crazy - Michael Franti (3:30)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Michael Franti & Spearhead Primary Artist
Michael Franti Indexed Contributor, Guitar, Vocals
Mannars Itiene Drums
Leon Mobley Percussion
Carl Young Bass, Keyboards
Nick Rossi Hammond Organ
Jennifer Kloetzel Cello
Dave Shul Guitar
Ledisi Background Vocals
Gift of Gab Rhymes
LZ Phoenix Background Vocals
Radioactive Beatbox, Rhymes
Nebiet Barham Background Vocals
John Butler Guitar, Vocals
Cypress String Quartet Strings
Roberto Quintana Percussion
Ethan Fliner Viola
Josh Klor DJ
Deborah Tien Price Violin
Michael Yokas Violin
Bob Crawford Keyboards
Tom Stone Violin
Cecily Ward Violin
Technical Credits
Sly Dunbar Producer
Michael Franti Composer, Programming, Producer
Jon Mayer Engineer
Mark Pistel Engineer
Eddy Schreyer Mastering
Robbie Shakespeare Producer
Carl Young Composer, Vocal Arrangements
T.J. Parker Composer
Anton Corbijn Cover Photo
Dave Shul Composer
Jay Bowman Engineer
Guy Guillet Video Director
Wonder Knack Contributor
Randy Miller String Arrangements
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    a really good vibe!!!!!!

    can't say enough about the way this CD makes you feel. It's really well written and produced. lyrics are awesome, vocals just as good. Buy it you woln't regret it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    True Music

    Michael Franti and Spearhead create an important, mind- simulating, influential message within a great beat. This is awesome music for crashing to, driving to, dancing to, painting to, writing to...the list is endless, it's so versitle. Really excellent -

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Michael Franti does it again

    He's done it again folks. Michael Franti has released an album that makes you want to get up and dance as well as stimulate your mind. When I first listened to "Everyone deserves music", I was somewhat shocked to hear the driving dance beat instead of his previous more complicated r&b/hip-hop beats on "home" and "stay human". However his incredible lyrics were still there and I grew to love the new funky style. While the title track "everyone deserves music" has beautiful melodies and captivating lyrics, other tracks such as "What I be" and "We don't stop" take simpler instrumentals and poetic lyrics. All in all a great album to listen to and rock out in the car with!

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