Aid Still Required
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||Something to Talk About||Bonnie Raitt||3:46||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||She Will Be Loved||Maroon 5||4:25||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||Let It Be||Paul McCartney||4:03||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||Bell Bottom Blues||Eric Clapton||5:33||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||Up On the Roof||James Taylor||4:06||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||Nobody's Home||Avril Lavigne||3:38||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||Here We Go Again||Norah Jones & Ray Charles||3:56||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||Manhole||Ani DiFranco||3:44||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||Adia||Sarah McLachlan||4:01||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||Sand and Water||Beth Nielsen Chapman||4:07||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||Freedom Road||The Blind Boys of Alabama||3:37||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||How Do I Die for You||Hunter Payne||2:49||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||Bless You||John Lennon||3:59||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||One Ray of Sunlight||Phantom Planet||3:43||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||Fall of Rome||Shawn Colvin||5:06||Album Only||View in iTunes|
these artists come together to support all the forgotten causes in this world like Katrina, Iraq victims, tsunami victims and the list continues great to see others caring also
Stellar compilation for a worthy cause
I have been looking forward to the release of this CD for months, and it does not disappoint. The artists who contributed cuts to this charitable project are all first rate from McCartney, Lennon, and Clapton to indie artist Hunter Payne, co-founder of Aid Still Required.
What makes this album truly special however is its back story. Funds raised from sales of the CD will go to the still urgent needs for job training and housing for tens of thousands of people in the area hit by the tsunami that took the lives of 230,000 people and left millions more homeless, jobless, and orphaned on December 24, 2004.
Aid Still Required brings hope and sustainable solutions to people in the wake of natural disasters and human crises long after they have left the headlines. This CD, a dream cooked up in the Santa Monica kitchen of Hunter Payne and his wife Andrea Herz Payne, is a Cinderella story demonstrating what is possible when passionate, committed people stay in action. 5 years later, the release of this album is a blessing to people in a dire situation that has left the headlines but not the hearts of Hunter and Andrea Payne.
As they say in the liner notes:
"Together with the artists, songwriters, and record labels involved in this recording, we have put great care in the selection of the tracks. Some have never been released before, others are live versions of mega-hits by the original artists. We think it's a great-sounding record. We hope you do too.
"Together we have the power to change the world!"
For me, this is one of the best albums to hit the stores in years - the perfect blend of new and old classics. So glad people have not forgotten about those affected by the tsunami - what a way to honor them!