What's Going On: All-Star Tribute

What's Going On: All-Star Tribute

     
 
The all-star, What's Going On EP was initially recorded to benefit Artists Against AIDS Worldwide, however, in the wake of the terrorist attacks on the United States on September 11th, proceeds from record sales will also benefit the United Way's September 11th Fund. Among the superstars who gathered in New York City on September 5th and 7th to record the

Overview

The all-star, What's Going On EP was initially recorded to benefit Artists Against AIDS Worldwide, however, in the wake of the terrorist attacks on the United States on September 11th, proceeds from record sales will also benefit the United Way's September 11th Fund. Among the superstars who gathered in New York City on September 5th and 7th to record the record were Bono, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Mary J. Blige, and Michael Stipe. The EP features several mixes of the Marvin Garvin Gaye classic "What's Going On," including a "main mix" by Jermaine Dupri and a "rock mix" by Fred Durst.

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Heather Phares
Serving two good causes at once, What's Going On: All-Star Tribute benefits the United Way's September 11th Fund and Artists Against AIDS Worldwide with performances from stars such as Bono, Jennifer Lopez, Destiny's Child, 'N Sync, Lil' Kim, the Backstreet Boys, and Britney Spears. Originally conceived as a way to bring attention, as well as relief, to the victims of the global AIDS epidemic in impoverished regions such as Africa, the EP features nine interpretations of Marvin Gaye's classic "What's Going On." The scope of the EP's charity was expanded in the wake of September 11th's attacks; fortunately, the song is equally appropriate for both causes. Considering that the EP is essentially nine versions of the same song, it's fortunate that producers such as Jermaine Dupri, Fred Durst, the Neptunes, Junior Vasquez, and Moby give this mix a distinctive sound. "The Mick Guzuaski Pop Mix" and "The London Version" are the most faithful to Gaye's smoothly bittersweet original, while Junior Vasquez' dance mix adds an up-tempo, uplifting twist. In all, What's Going On manages to mix pop music and charity in a tasteful and mutually beneficial way.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/30/2001
Label:
Sony
UPC:
0696998619920
catalogNumber:
86199

Related Subjects

Tracks

  1. What's Going on Dupri Extended Mix
  2. What's Going on the Neptunes This Ones for You Mix
  3. What's Going on Junior Vasquez's Remix
  4. What's Going on Moby's Version
  5. What's Going on Pop Version

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Nona Gaye   Track Performer
TLC   Track Performer
Edge   Background Vocals
Usher   Track Performer
Bono   Vocals
Brian Eno   Keyboards,Background Vocals
Perry Farrell   Track Performer
LaMarquis Mark Jefferson   Bass,Keyboards
Scott Weiland   Track Performer
Duchess Nell Catchpole   Violin
Chilli   Track Performer
Aaron Lewis   Track Performer
Chris Martin   Keyboards,Background Vocals
Backstreet Boys   Track Performer
Wyclef Jean   Guitar
Gwen Stefani   Track Performer
?uestlove   Drums
Dest   Track Performer
Jan Peter Schwalm   Rhythm,Hand Drums
Britney Spears   Track Performer
Omar Phillips   Percussion
Beyoncé   Track Performer
Billy Odum   Guitar
Christina Aguilera   Track Performer
Pat Monahan   Track Performer
Rick Johnson   Keyboards
Puff Daddy   Track Performer
John Otto   Drums

Technical Credits

Moby   Remixing
Bono   Executive Producer
Terry Date   Producer,Engineer
Jermaine Dupri   Producer,Vocal Arrangements
Brian Eno   Producer
Brian Frye   Engineer
LaMarquis Mark Jefferson   Producer
Gary Langan   Engineer
Mike Mangini   Producer,Remixing
Phil Tan   Engineer,Vocal Arrangements
Robin Wiley   Vocal Arrangements
Tom Bender   Engineer
Junior Vasquez   Producer
Kazuhiko Gomi   Programming
Fred Durst   Producer
Mike Scielzi   Engineer
Steve Mac   Engineer
Andrea Coleman   Engineer
Neptunes   Producer
John Horesco   Engineer
Pop Rox   Producer,Remixing

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