24 May 2007

Instant Karma : The Campaign to Save Darfur

You know what summer means right? Other than hot, sweaty indie kids at a festival... Summer means activism! Get off your butt and make a difference. Even if that difference is driving your hunkajunk down to the record shop and pick up a copy of this two-volume disk set of contemporary musicians covering John Lennon's songs! Over 50 musicians, the likes of Ben Harper, Postal Service, The Flaming Lips, Snow Patrol, U2, Green Day, R.E.M., Big & Rich, Christina Aguilera, Snow Patrol, Regina Spektor, Deftones, Ozzy Osbourne and Willie Nelson have all contributed their talents to this cause!

Yoko Ono donated the rights to all of late John Lennon's songs used for the campaign. "It's wonderful that, through this campaign, music that is so familiar to many people of my era will now be embraced by a whole new generation," Ono says. "John's music set out to inspire change, and in standing up for human rights, we really can make the world a better place."
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I'm especially excited about this CD, finding that all the songs are Lennon's. I will definetly buy my CD through iTunes just because "Jealous Guy" is one of my all-time favorite songs and that's only included in the extra iTunes exclusive 11 bonus tracks. Must-have the Deftones version!

Watch the original and see for yourself.
John Lennon "Jealous Guy"

REM's "Dream" cover

Green Day's "Working Class Hero" cover

Check out the commercial:

Track Listing:
Disc One:
U2 -- "Instant Karma"
R.E.M. -- "#9 Dream"
Christina Aguilera -- "Mother"
Aerosmith -- "Give Peace A Chance"
Lenny Kravitz -- "Cold Turkey"
Los Lonely Boys -- "Whatever Gets You Thru the Night"
Corinne Bailey Rae -- "I'm Losing You"
Jakob Dylan featuring Dhani Harrison -- "Gimme Some Truth"
Jackson Browne -- "Oh My Love"
Big & Rich -- "Nobody Told Me"

Disc Two:

Green Day -- "Working Class Hero"
Black Eyed Peas -- "Power to the People"
Jack Johnson -- "Imagine"
Snow Patrol -- "Isolation"
Matisyahu -- "Watching the Wheels"
Ben Harper -- "Beautiful Boy"
Postal Service -- "Grow Old With Me"
Jaguares -- "Gimme Some Truth"
Avril Lavigne -- "Imagine"
The Flaming Lips -- "(Just Like) Starting Over"
Regina Spektor -- "Real Love"

iTunes Exclusives:
Duran Duran - Instant Karma
Gavin Rossdale - Mind Games
Deftones - Jealous Guy
Ben Jelen - Woman
Meshell Ndegeocello - Imagine
Rocky Dawuni - Well Well Well
OAR - Borrowed Time
Widespread Panic - Crippled Inside
Emanuel Jal - Mother
Fab Faux - I Don't Wanna Face It
Yellowcard - Oh My Love

Buy the CD.

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