The Concert For New York City

The Concert For New York City

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The Concert For New York City

If the secret to good comedy is timing, the key to pulling together a good live album is editing -- an undoubtedly torturous process for this excellent two-disc set culled from hours of exciting performances. Remarkably, the presentation here is every bit as moving and memorable as the original concert, from the first notes of David Bowie's sparse, gripping version of Paul Simon's "America" to the sing-along coda of Paul McCartney's freshly minted "Freedom." Whether it was the emotion of the evening or the support of the enthusiastic crowd, just about all of the classic rock icons who joined in this tribute to Gotham's heroes turned in spectacular performances. The Who, a palpable favorite of the thousands of uniformed personnel in the crowd, are represented by a trio of hard-charging tunes, capped by a screaming "Won't Get Fooled Again." Fellow survivors Mick Jagger and Keith Richards also pull out all the stops, particularly on a suitably heartfelt "Salt of the Earth." The apocalyptic imagery of Billy Joel's altogether appropriate "Miami 2017" is guaranteed to raise a few goose bumps, as is, for very different reasons, the a cappella gospel medley turned in by Destiny's Child. And just to balance out the heaviness, the producers peppered the set with interludes like Adam Sandler's fist-pumpingly profane "Operaman" routine and the impromptu “Kiss my Irish ass!” monologue that made fireman Mike Moran a cult hero. But the best reason to own this piece of history? Proceeds from sales of the set go to the Robin Hood Relief Fund benefiting victims of the September 11th tragedy.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/27/2001
Label: Sony
UPC: 0696998627024
catalogNumber: 86270


Disc 1

  1. America @@David Bowie
  2. Heroes @@David Bowie
  3. Livin' On A Prayer @@Bon Jovi
  4. Wanted Dead Or Alive @@Bon Jovi
  5. It's My Life @@Bon Jovi
  6. Izzo (H.O.V.A.) @@Jay Z
  7. Iris @@Goo Goo Dolls
  8. Miami 2017 @@Billy Joel
  9. New York State Of Mind @@Billy Joel
  10. Emotion @@Destiny's Child
  11. Gospel Medley @@Destiny's Child
  12. I'm Your Hoochie Coochie Man @@Eric Clapton
  13. Operaman @@Adam Sandler
  14. Quit Playing Games With My Heart @@Backstreet Boys
  15. Come To My Window @@Melissa Etheridge
  16. Born To Run @@Melissa Etheridge

Disc 2

  1. Who Are You @@The Who
  2. Baba O'Reilly @@The Who
  3. Won't Get Fooled Again @@The Who
  4. Salt Of The Earth @@Mick Jagger featuring Keith Richards
  5. Miss You @@Mick Jagger featuring Keith Richards
  6. With A Little Help From My Friends @@Macy Gray
  7. Fire and Rain @@James Taylor
  8. Up On The Roof @@James Taylor
  9. Peaceful World @@John Mellencamp
  10. Pink Houses @@John Mellencamp (featuring Kid Rock)
  11. Superman (It's Not Easy) @@Five For Fighting
  12. Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters @@Elton John
  13. I'm Down @@Paul McCartney
  14. Yesterday @@Paul McCartney
  15. Let It Be @@Paul McCartney
  16. Freedom (reprise) @@Paul McCartney

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Buddy Guy   Guitar,Vocals
Bon Jovi   Track Performer
Jon Bon Jovi   Guitar,Vocals
David Bowie   Vocals,Omnichord
Roger Daltrey   Guitar,Vocals
Melissa Etheridge   Guitar,Vocals
Goo Goo Dolls   Track Performer
Mick Jagger   Vocals
Billy Joel   Piano,Keyboards,Vocals
Elton John   Piano,Vocals
Paul McCartney   Guitar,Piano,Vocals
Richie Sambora   Guitar,Vocals
James Taylor   Guitar,Vocals
Pete Townshend   Guitar,Vocals
Who   Track Performer
Tom "Bones" Malone   Horn
Gail Ann Dorsey   Bass
Nicki Richards   Background Vocals
Kid Rock   Track Performer
Paul Shaffer   Piano,Keyboards
Sheryl Crow   Vocals
Rusty Anderson   Guitar
Everett Bradley   Percussion,Vocals
David Bryan   Keyboards,Vocals
Tommy Byrnes   Guitar
Jon Carin   Keyboards
Elaine Caswell   Background Vocals
Robert Chausow   Violin
Chez   Horn
Andy Cichon   Bass
Eric Clapton   Guitar,Vocals
Dane Clark   Drums
Jerry Cohen   Keyboards
Liberty DeVitto   Drums
Gabe Dixon   Keyboards
John Entwistle   Bass
Anton Fig   Drums
Joyce Hammann   Violin
Curtis King   Background Vocals
Victor Lawrence   Cello
Will Lee   Bass
Jesse Levy   Strings,Cello
Bob Mann   Guitar
Hugh McDonald   Bass,Vocals
Sid McGinnis   Guitar
John Mellencamp   Guitar,Vocals
Mike Moran   Track Performer
Pat Peterson   Percussion
Lorenza Ponce   Violin,Vocals
Keith Richards   Guitar,Vocals
Mark Rivera   Saxophone
David Rosenthal   Keyboards
Johnny Rzeznik   Guitar,Vocals
Zak Starkey   Drums
Tico Torres   Drums
Mike Wanchic   Guitar,Vocals
Andy York   Guitar,Vocals
Adam Sandler   Track Performer
Mark Plati   Guitar
DJ Scratch   Vocals
Jay-Z   Vocals
Backstreet Boys   Vocals
Five for Fighting   Vocals
John Ondrasik   Piano,Vocals
Patrick Sugg   Guitar
Clifford Carter   Piano
Bruce Kapler   Horn
Robby Takac   Bass,Background Vocals
Destiny's Child   Track Performer
Miriam Sturm   Fiddle
Nick Carter   Vocals
Howie Dorough   Vocals
Brian Littrell   Vocals
A.J. McLean   Vocals
Felicia Collins   Guitar,Percussion
Beyoncé   Vocals
Michelle Williams   Vocals
Mike Malinin   Drums
Kelly Rowland   Vocals
Steve Jordan   Percussion
Jennifer Christie   Percussion
Kevin Richardson   Vocals
Abe Laboriel   Drums
Jason Freese   Keyboards
Moe Z.M.D.   Keyboards
Moe Z M.D.   Keyboards
Margeret Th. Hjaltested   Viola
Courtney Kaiser   Vocals

Technical Credits

Richard Smallwood   Arranger
Jon Bon Jovi   Composer
Richie Sambora   Composer
Tom "Bones" Malone   Arranger
Desmond Child   Composer
Paul Shaffer   Musical Director
Thom Cadley   Producer
Bob Clearmountain   Producer
Don DeVito   Producer
David Hewitt   Engineer
Jesse Levy   String Contractor
Jon McAuliffe   Liner Notes
Chuck Plotkin   Producer
Alan Brookes   Engineer
David Bett   Art Direction
Max Martin   Composer
Joe Lizzi   Engineer
Lorna Stovall   Logo
Renee Smallwood   Arranger
Beyoncé   Arranger
Skip Kent   Engineering Coordinator

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The Concert For New York City 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If there is anything that really MAKES a tribute it is hope. Bon Jovi offer hope on this album with a few simple words from their song "livin on a prayer". They remind those who need hope that "you live for the fight when that's all that you've got." The statement "take my hand, we'll make it, I swear" offers hope that through solidarity America and the American way of live will survive and thrive.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Even IF you saw the full VH1 or the CBS broadcast (so edited you have my sympathy) you MUST invest in the best concert album of the year. Even musical youngsters will appreciate the thunder of the WHO (the best set of the collection), and the intimacy of Melissa Etheridge strumming her heart out on a less than perfectly tuned acoustic guitar. And yes, Paul McCartney HAS had better days (and has been in better voice) but has never had so much soul. Other great perfomances are too numerous to count. AND this is THE best possible way to own a monumental concert event. Profits go to a good cause (God Bless the USA). My sincere thanks to my friends Jen and Danni. They rocked my Christmas with this 2 and 1/2 hour long gift.