Fever Pitch

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Barnes & Noble - Mark Schwartz
Seems like nothing brings the world together like soccer -- er, football. Unless it's music, that is, and Fever Pitch celebrates both with an international cast of arena-ready pop. Kicking off with "Boom," the official World Cup song, from Anastacia, a native New Yorker who's found massive success everywhere else in the world (funny, sounds like soccer -- er, football) the 20 anthems here include calls to sport, spirit, and mayhem from Jennifer Lopez ("Let's Get Loud"), Nelly Furtado ("Party"), and Chayanne ("World of Make Believe"). Glitzy techno-pop -- the Euro of music commerce these days -- is the rule, but the international participants make the party more ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Mark Schwartz
Seems like nothing brings the world together like soccer -- er, football. Unless it's music, that is, and Fever Pitch celebrates both with an international cast of arena-ready pop. Kicking off with "Boom," the official World Cup song, from Anastacia, a native New Yorker who's found massive success everywhere else in the world (funny, sounds like soccer -- er, football) the 20 anthems here include calls to sport, spirit, and mayhem from Jennifer Lopez ("Let's Get Loud"), Nelly Furtado ("Party"), and Chayanne ("World of Make Believe"). Glitzy techno-pop -- the Euro of music commerce these days -- is the rule, but the international participants make the party more interesting. There's the Portuguese swing of Nelly Furtado's track, the soulful kwaito house of South Africa's Bongo Maffin, and the high-energy percussive onslaught of "Gol" by Communion, featuring Brazil's funkmaster Carlinhos Brown. Sure, it's an idealized vision of the world presented by FIFA -- everyone sings in English, for one thing -- but with pop from Korea, Mexico, Japan, Spain, Denmark, and beyond, you won't find a more inclusive set of jock rock.
All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
The FIFA World Cup is an international soccer competition that has been held every four years since 1930 except during World War II and that in 2002, for the first time, was held in Asia -- South Korea, to be precise. This compilation of tracks by artists from around the world commemorates the match. But just as soccer is a game played by the same rules no matter the nationality of the people playing it, so this collection is devoted to Western-styled pop sung almost exclusively in English, no matter where the performers are from. You might say this is "world music" in the sense that Monaco's annual World Music Awards show defines it, except that they allow for local languages even when the music all sounds like dance-pop. Instead, listeners have here a bunch of performers who range from Celine Dion wannabes like Lara Fabian to people who are doubtless hoping that lightning will strike for them on an international scale, as it has for Los Del Rio and Eiffel 65. A few of the performers have already made their mark in the U.S. -- America's own Jennifer Lopez and Anastacia, as well as Portugal's Nelly Furtado -- but most are unknown stateside. They range from Britain's a1, who turns in some catchy pop
ock in "Let It Out," to Japan's Mondo Grosso, whose "BLZ" recalls the flamenco sound of the Gipsy Kings. Still, the primary style is heavy-handed Euro-disco. Although there is not only an official song but also an official anthem of the game here, little refers specifically to sport, the exception being Love United's "Live for Love United," which is about playing on "the biggest team on earth." But clearly the intention is to expand beyond a mere soccer game into an event.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/21/2002
  • Label: Sony
  • UPC: 696998663923
  • Catalog Number: 86639

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Boom: 2002 Fifa World Cup Official Song - Anastacia (3:20)
  2. 2 Live for Love United - Pascal Obispo & Love United (5:08)
  3. 3 (Crack It) Something Going On - Jessica Flocker (3:49)
  4. 4 Let's Get Loud (3:59)
  5. 5 Sunrise - Safri Duo Meets Ayla (3:17)
  6. 6 World at Your Feet (3:31)
  7. 7 Let It Out - A1 (3:49)
  8. 8 Party (4:00)
  9. 9 True East Side - G.O.D. (3:56)
  10. 10 We Will Be Heroes (3:39)
  11. 11 Anthem 2002 Fifa World Cup Official Anthem (3:43)
  12. 12 Fever - Elisa (4:04)
  13. 13 Bringing the World Back Home - OV 7 (4:00)
  14. 14 BLZ (3:59)
  15. 15 Shake the House - Mónica Naranjo (3:31)
  16. 16 Vittoria - OperaBabes (3:09)
  17. 17 Brave, Strong & True - Bong Maffin (4:11)
  18. 18 World of Make Believe (3:57)
  19. 19 Gol - Carlinhos Brown (2:24)
  20. 20 Anthem: 2002 Fifa World Cup Official Anthem (4:33)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Communion Singers Track Performer
Die Toten Hosen Track Performer
Kodo Track Performer
Chayanne Track Performer
Carlinhos Brown Track Performer
Vangelis Keyboards
Kim Doo Soo Track Performer
Mondo Grosso Track Performer
Mónica Naranjo Track Performer
Lara Fabian Track Performer
Jennifer Lopez Track Performer
Jessica Folcker Track Performer
Blake Neely Conductor
Nelly Furtado Track Performer
Safri Duo Track Performer
Technical Credits
Terje Rypdal Composer
Vangelis Arranger, Producer
Brian West Composer
Gerald Eaton Composer
Js16 Remixing
Lew Arranger
Nelly Furtado Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Fifa World Cup

    love united is a very good song which all the top soccer players sing in and i think this cd will keep the soccerfever going even if the world cup is finished. but For Brazil its Still There 4 The next 4 years until they Win The 2006 WORLD CUP.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    It is a different CD for different countries.

    First... Barns&Noble needs to get their web site updated. They said 'for the first time, was held in Asia -- South Korea, to be precise' Well.. that wasn't very precise as Japan also hosted the World Cup as well. ;-) On to the CD.. In the USA Sony releaced it with the green/blue background and a soccer ball cover. The rest of the world it is red, with the World Cup trophy. USA it gets a fancy name... ''Fever Pitch'', rest of the word gets.. ''The official Album of the 2002 FIFA World Cup'' Next, is the famous ''Track 18''. This track is different for just about EVERY counrty. In the USA you get: World of Make Believe by Chayanne. In Thailand, you get Cheer Yood Lok by IE, Sata, Note Toon, Tata.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    please buy this cd

    Please everyone buy this cd because one of my favorite korean groups G.O.D is on this they are so good and talented.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Amazing!!

    This CD compilation is awesome! I disagree with the comment about Lara Fabian as a ''wanna-be Celine''. She's in a class all on her own. Her voice is majestic...not nasel-sounding like Celine's.

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