Live Earth: The Concerts for a Climate in Crisis

Live Earth: The Concerts for a Climate in Crisis

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On two DVDs and a CD, the Live Earth concerts for global environmental awareness bring over 100 artists to your home. Recorded at the Live Earth events in London, Japan, and the U.S., the package includes performances from Madonna, Alicia Keys, Genesis, Dave Matthews, John Mayer, the Beastie Boys, Joss Stone, and dozens more. Net proceeds from the sale of the CD/DVD… See more details below

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On two DVDs and a CD, the Live Earth concerts for global environmental awareness bring over 100 artists to your home. Recorded at the Live Earth events in London, Japan, and the U.S., the package includes performances from Madonna, Alicia Keys, Genesis, Dave Matthews, John Mayer, the Beastie Boys, Joss Stone, and dozens more. Net proceeds from the sale of the CD/DVD package will go to the Alliance for Climate Protection.

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andrew Leahey
Perhaps it's unfair to judge every global concert by the standards set by Live Aid, but the Live Earth concert series is simply too similar -- in name, in scope, in artists (Sting, Phil Collins, Duran Duran, and Madonna participated in both events) -- not to invite comparisons. Live Aid was a momentous occasion in musical history, an issue-minded concert with iconic performances to match. While Live Earth's emphasis on climate change and sustainability certainly measures up to its predecessor's focus on Africa, the performances simply don't compare, regardless of the artists' good intentions. Where's the equivalent of U2's show-stealing performance? Queen's theatrics? The Who's charming messiness? They're absent from this three-disc collection, which -- to its credit -- does feature some fine numbers, but nothing that seems as inspired or worthwhile as the concert's overall goal. John Mayer, Keane, and the Police deliver confident tracks to the audio disc, and the two enclosed DVDs (which span a total of 36 tracks) highlight standout performances by Rihanna and the reunited Genesis. Most artists know exactly why they've been asked to perform and, accordingly, many deliver some sort of green-minded sermon. Bon Jovi, on the other hand, simply comes across as self-impressed, especially when a dapper-looking Jon asks the crowd to "rise for the playing of our National Anthem" before immediately launching into "Wanted Dead or Alive." Apart from that one instance, it's hard to find true fault with this collection of moderately agreeable songs, especially when the net proceeds benefit climate protection. Live Earth certainly isn't Live Aid, but it's lively enough to warrant repeated listens.

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Product Details

Release Date:
12/04/2007
Label:
Warner Bros / Wea
UPC:
0093624994299
catalogNumber:
245500
Rank:
266965

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Live Earth London Opening  -  SOS All-Stars
  2. Invisible Touch  -  Genesis
  3. Shut Your Eyes
  4. Que Sera, Sera  - Damien Rice
  5. Suddenly I See
  6. My Blue Heaven
  7. What a Wonderful World
  8. Where Is the Love?
  9. Planet Earth  -  Duran Duran
  10. Miss Murder  -  AFI
  11. Gravity  - John Mayer
  12. Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)  - Corinne Bailey Rae
  13. Bedshaped  -  Keane
  14. Sad But True
  15. I Need to Wake Up
  16. Too Much  -  Dave Matthews Band
  17. Sober
  18. Tumba
  19. Right to Be Wrong  - Joss Stone
  20. Wisemen
  21. Intergalactic

Disc 2

  1. Hey You  -  Madonna
  2. Times Like These
  3. Driven to Tears  -  Police
  4. Gravity  - John Mayer
  5. Another Brick in the Wall, Pt. 2
  6. Bleed It Out
  7. Bedshaped  -  Keane
  8. Wanted Dead or Alive  -  Bon Jovi
  9. Wisemen
  10. Black Hole Sun
  11. Are You Gonna Go My Way
  12. Intergalactic
  13. Suddenly I See
  14. Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)  - Corinne Bailey Rae
  15. Que Sera, Sera  - Damien Rice

Disc 3

  1. Gimme Shelter
  2. Bailamos
  3. Steer
  4. Woman
  5. Black Hole Sun
  6. Wanted Dead or Alive  -  Bon Jovi
  7. Are You Gonna Go My Way
  8. United States
  9. Another Brick in the Wall, Pt. 2
  10. Driven to Tears  -  Police
  11. Better Be Home Soon
  12. Umbrella
  13. Bleed It Out
  14. Times Like These
  15. La Isla Bonita  -  Gogol Bordello
  16. Bonus Material

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Andy Fairweather Low   Track Performer
Snowy White   Track Performer
P.P. Arnold   Track Performer
Graham Broad   Track Performer
Jon Carin   Track Performer
Carol Kenyon   Track Performer
Angélique Kidjo   Vocals
Katie Kissoon   Track Performer
Joao (Tombo) Mota   Electric Guitar
Ian Ritchie   Track Performer
Dave Kilminster   Track Performer
Stéphane Castry   Bass
Harry Waters   Track Performer
Harvey Wirht   Drums

Technical Credits

Beastie Boys   Composer
Jon Bon Jovi   Composer
Richie Sambora   Composer
Betty Wright   Composer
Bill Meyers   String Arrangements,String Conductor
Mario Caldato   Composer
Madonna   Composer
Neil Finn   Composer
Bruce Gaitsch   Composer
Thaddis Kuk Harrell   Composer
James Hetfield   Composer
Patrick Leonard   Composer
Bob Ludwig   Mastering
Lars Ulrich   Composer
Foo Fighters   Composer
Jay Vicari   Engineer
Christopher "Tricky" Stewart   Composer
Mike Rew   Digital Editing
Mike Gillies   Engineer
Jeff Pollack   Advisor
Pharrell Williams   Composer,Advisor
Sean Holt   Arranger
Shawn Carter   Composer
André Mika   Arranger
Will Adams   Composer
Justin Timberlake   Composer
Harvey Goldsmith   Producer,Advisor
Printz Board   Composer
John Mayer   Composer
Sacha Skarbek   Composer
Linkin Park   Composer
Jimmy Messer   Composer
Gary Lightbody   Composer
Tom Simpson   Composer
Jonny Quinn   Composer
Stuart Price   Programming
Kelly Clarkson   Composer
Mirwais Ahmadzaï   Composer
Joss Stone   Composer
Jaime A. Dávila "Tame" Gómez   Composer
Jimmy Hogarth   Composer
Nathan Connolly   Composer
Aben Eubanks   Composer
Tom Chaplin   Composer
Anthony Catalano   Digital Editing
James Blunt   Composer
KT Tunstall   Composer
The-Dream   Composer
Robert "Bobby" Jones   Talent Coordinator
Aaron Grosky   Producer
Kevin Wall   Executive Producer
D. Child   Composer
Paul Wilson   Composer
Richard Hughes   Composer

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