Sweet Relief III: Pennies from Heaven
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||Pennies from Heaven||Ron Sexsmith||4:13||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Brother Where Are You||Shelby Lynne||4:16||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Big Spender||Sam Phillips||3:35||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||How Did You Find Me Here?||k.d. lang||4:25||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Crazy Love||Ben Harper||3:47||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Heart of Gold||Geneviève Toupin||3:09||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||If I Needed You||Joseph Arthur||3:25||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Surfer Girl||Rickie Lee Jones||3:35||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||With a Little Help from My Friends||Tina Schlieske||6:01||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Change Is Gonna Come||Victoria Williams||3:18||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||King of the Road||She & Him||2:02||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||I'll Be Home||Eleni Mandell||2:39||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Don't Let Us Get Sick||Jackson Browne||2:57||$1.29||View in iTunes|
Musicians are often among the first people to offer to raise money for people in need. The Sweet Relief charity is set up to help musicians—who often can't find affordable health insurance—to pay their medical costs. Previous Sweet Relief albums helped Victoria Williams (who appears here singing Sam Cooke's prophetic civil rights anthem “Change Is Gonna Come”) and the late Vic Chesnutt. Proceeds from this album will be added to the Sweet Relief charity fund to help future musicians in need. Artists here range from Jackson Browne, singing his late friend Warren Zevon’s stirring hymn “Don’t Let Us Get Sick," to Tina Schlieske, singing The Beatles’ “With a Little Help from My Friends” in its Joe Cocker–style interpretation. Ben Harper tackles Van Morrison’s soul ballad “Crazy Love,” while Genevieve Toupin brings a feminine intimacy to Neil Young’s craggly “Heart of Gold.” Best of all, Rickie Lee Jones strings along The Beach Boys’ classic “Surfer Girl.”
A True Album
It is a rare compilation that achieves the cohesion of an actual album, but Sweet Relief III: Pennies From Heaven, plays out with a singular purpose and sound that keeps the listener engaged from beginning to end.
Album to help great cause!
Great songs with great arrangements and production make for a great album whose proceeds go to a great cause.
Fantastic songs and amazing voices
Outstanding. Some of the greatest voices together on one recording I have ever heard.