In The Name Of Love:africa Celebrates CD (2008)

Artist: Various

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Label Sisu Home Entertainment
SKU 207501558
UPC 826663106084
UPC 14 00826663106084
Format CD
Release Date 4/1/2008
Author Various
Technical Info
Engineer Derek Nakamoto; Ghyslain Luc Lavigne; Dive Dibosso; Mounir Belkhir; Laurent Jais; Marti Frederiksen; Martin Feveyear; Rick DePofi
Producer Jeff Palo; Marc Antoine Moreau; Cesar Anot; Paul Heck; Derek Nakamoto; Celia Faussart; Benny Herson; Guy Tourville; Cristihan Gutterre; Helene Faussart; Mounir Belkhir; Daniel Cantor; Jean Hebrail; Keziah Jones; Les Nubians; Martin Feveyear; Shawn Amos; E
CatalogID 8266631060
Lable Name Shout! Factory
Released 04/01/2008
Original Release 2008
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00826663106084
Album Notes and Credits
Tributee: U2.
Personnel: Vieux Farka Tour? (vocals, guitar, electric guitar); Keziah Jones (vocals, guitar); Vusi Mahlasela, Waldemar Bastos (vocals, acoustic guitar); Reuben M. Koroma (vocals, percussion); Iyeoka Ivie Okoawo, Sandra Nkak?, Les Nubians, Ang?lique Kidjo, S?kou Kouyat? (vocals); Daniel Cantor (guitar, drums); Joao (Tombo) Mota, Joe Perry , S?bastien Martel, Chris Velan (guitar); Mitchell Long, Eric Herman (acoustic guitar); Paul Redmond (harp); Nicolas Giraud (trumpet); C?sar Anot (organ); Patrick Goraguer (keyboards, drums, percussion); Derek Nakamoto (keyboards, programming); Jesse Flack (electric bass); Tony Allen (drums, claves, shaker); Tim Keiper (drums, shaker, triangle, gong); Mustapha "Nico" Massaquoi (drums, percussion); Ian Herman, Benny Herson (drums); Ibrahima "Konkoure" Bah (djembe); Lance Martin (hand claps); Ashade Pearce, Mohammed "Makengo" Kamara (percussion, background vocals); Alhaji Jeffrey "Black Nature" Kamara (percussion); Mounir Belkhir (programming).
Audio Mixers: Guy Tourville; Laurent Ja?s; Martin Feveyear; Rob Chiarelli; Tom Durack; Cyrille Taillandier.
Recording information: Notable Productions; NY Noise, New York, NY; Only You Music; Sierra Wave Studios, Barcelona, Spain; SoundHouse Recording, Seattle, WA; Studios de la Seine, Paris, France; Studios Piccolo, Montreal, Canada; Vindaloo Studios; Zarma.
Author: Shawn Amos.
Arrangers: Lucas Bok; Marc Antoine Moreau; C?sar Anot; Benny Herson; Daniel Cantor; Jean H?brail.
When African-American producer Shawn Amos visited Africa to help build housing, he had the inspiration to assemble an all-star cast of African musical luminaries to record U2 songs, with proceeds from the recording going to the Global Fund, a charity that seeks to fight AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria in Third World countries. Like the best covers albums, the tracks here deconstruct and reconfigure already-great songs, making them shine in new ways. Highlights include Angelique Kidjo's take on "Mysterious Ways," which underscores the rhythmic elements and adds new melodic ideas. The enclosed booklet includes extensive information about the artists and the countries they represent.
Professional Reviews
Rolling Stone (p.71) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "Guinea's Ba Cissoko reinvents 'Sunday Bloody Sunday' with kora-harp ripples....Great songwriting makes translation easier."
CMJ - "True classics fare best, as in Keziah Jones' percussive take on 'One' and the Soweto Gospel Choir's expansively harmonic 'Pride (In the Name of Love).'"
Disc 1
1 Mysterious Ways - Ang?lique Kidjo
2 Bullet the Blue Sky - Vieux Farka Tour?
3 Sunday Bloody Sunday - Ba Cissoko
4 Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own - Vusi Mahlasela
5 Where The Streets Have No Name - Tony Allen
6 I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For - Cheikh L?
7 One - Keziah Jones
8 With Or Without You - Les Nubians
9 Pride (In the Name of Love) - The Soweto Gospel Choir
10 Seconds - Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars
11 Desire - African Underground All-Stars/Iyeoka Ivie Okoawo/Chosan/Optimus/Chosan/Optimus/Iyoka
12 Love Is Blindness - Waldemar Bastos

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