Songs Around the World (Audio/Video Version)
Playing for Change
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||Stand By Me||Playing for Change||5:10||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||One Love||Playing for Change||4:59||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||War / No More Trouble||Playing for Change||4:32||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Biko||Playing for Change||4:47||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Don't Worry||Playing for Change||3:22||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Talkin' Bout a Revolution||Afro Fiesta||3:46||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Better Man||Keb' Mo'||5:20||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Chanda Mama||Playing for Change||3:28||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Love Rescue Me||The Omagh Community Youth Choir||3:46||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||A Change Is Gonna Come||Playing for Change||6:07||$1.29||View in iTunes|
|1||VideoStand By Me (Final Edit)||Playing for Change||5:09||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|2||VideoOne Love||Playing for Change||5:31||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|3||VideoWar / No More Trouble||Playing for Change||4:58||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|4||VideoDon't Worry||Playing for Change||3:21||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|5||VideoChanda Mama||Playing for Change||3:28||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|6||VideoThe Playing for Change Foundation||Playing for Change||4:53||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|7||VideoPeace Through Music (Film Trailer)||Playing for Change||1:23||$1.99||View in iTunes|
Playing for Change is producer Mark Johnson's multimedia project intending to tie the world together via music. Johnson traveled the globe between 2004 and 2008, finding musicians in every corner of the world, from African villages to the streets of Santa Monica, then recorded them, usually singing American rock and pop classics, for this 2009 charity album. Many of the ten songs here are quite familiar — Ben E. King's "Stand by Me," Peter Gabriel's "Biko," Tracy Chapman's "Talkin' Bout a Revolution," U2's "Love Rescue Me," Sam Cooke's "A Change is Gonna Come," and Bob Marley's "One Love" and "No More Trouble" — and even if the arrangements aren't necessarily faithful, they are familiar, blending in elements of blues, gospel, folk, reggae, and African music that's eclectic but not exotic. That familiarity isn't just due to the heavy presence of blues singer Keb' Mo' — who sings on three tracks here — and Bono's cameo, but also how Johnson's discovery Roger Ridley is essentially a soul singer in the vein of Ted Hawkins and how all the material, even Pierre Minetti's written-to-order "Don't Worry," is presented in the form of Western pop music. This does help give Playing for Change a broad potential audience, one that might find itself introduced to new rhythms, harmonies, and textures thanks to this good-hearted project.
This album is half the price on the Playing For Change website....
There are some who say peace cannot be attained. THEY are the ones who are naive.
An Amazing Way to Change the World.
I saw this on PBS a month ago, and it is amazing. What a concept to record a song with artists from all around the world. And the best part is they're nobodies, and they're incredibly talented and deserve the attention. If you're looking for something like nothing else with good quality and a unique take, this is definitely for you.
Years Active: '00s, '10s
Top Albums and Songs by Playing for Change
||Stand By Me||Songs Around the World (Audio/Video Version)||5:10||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||One Love||Songs Around the World (Audio/Video Version)||4:59||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||War / No More Trouble||Songs Around the World (Audio/Video Version)||4:32||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||A Change Is Gonna Come||Songs Around the World (Audio/Video Version)||6:07||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Don't Worry||Songs Around the World (Audio/Video Version)||3:22||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Gimme Shelter||PFC 2: Songs Around the World||3:43||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Chanda Mama||Songs Around the World (Audio/Video Version)||3:28||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Redemption Song||PFC 2: Songs Around the World||4:09||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Imagine||PFC 2: Songs Around the World||3:26||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Biko||Songs Around the World (Audio/Video Version)||4:47||$1.29||View in iTunes|
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