Appleseed Recordings celebrates its first decade with a 2-CD, 37-track sampler including exclusive new recordings by Bruce Springsteen & Pete Seeger (their first-ever collaboration), Ani DiFranco, Donovan and more.
Established in 1997 to "explore the roots and branches of folk and world music and sow the seeds of social justice through music,...(展开全部) Appleseed Recordings celebrates its first decade with a 2-CD, 37-track sampler including exclusive new recordings by Bruce Springsteen & Pete Seeger (their first-ever collaboration), Ani DiFranco, Donovan and more.
Established in 1997 to "explore the roots and branches of folk and world music and sow the seeds of social justice through music," the independent label has released 85 CDs so far that present new music by folk giants such as Pete Seeger, Tom Paxton, Donovan, David Bromberg, Al Stewart and Eric Andersen, ascendant talents like The Kennedys, Tim Eriksen, and Lizzie West, and has attracted guest artists Bruce Springsteen, Jackson Browne, Judy Collins, and many more.
"Sowing the Seeds - The 10th Anniversary" is Appleseed's first sampler and captures many of the label's highlights, as well as nine new tracks recorded specifically for this birthday celebration. The 2-CD set is split into two "themed" discs of new and old songs by a veritable Who's Who of socially aware musicians.
Disc 1, "And Justice for All," features politically charged songs that were among the first to confront the Iraq War and the Bush Administration, as well as addressing economic hard times, the environment, and other sociopolitical issues. There are classics from our catalogue like Pete Seeger's "Bring Them Home (If You Love Your Uncle Sam)" with guests Billy Bragg, Ani DiFranco, and Steve Earle, 9/11 meditations by Tom Paxton and Lizzie West ("19 Miles to Baghdad," a recent "Democracy Now" radio/TV favorite), and a Latin-flavored Jackson Browne & Joan Baez duet. New songs here include the first collaboration between Bruce Springsteen and Pete Seeger on Springsteen's haunting "Ghost of Tom Joad," Ani DiFranco's blistering take on Seeger's "Waist Deep in the Big Muddy," Donovan's re-recording of his 1965 hit, "Universal Soldier," and four new Pete Seeger tracks, including the hilarious "Ross Perot (George Bush) Guide to Embarrassing Questions."
Sowing's second disc, "Love Hope and Appleseed," presents a somewhat broader selection of themes and styles. The CD features songs of optimism, perseverance and meditations on love. There's folk-rock from both sides of the Atlantic by Al Stewart, Donovan, The Kennedys, and John Stewart. There's traditional acoustic folk from ex-Byrds leader and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame member Roger McGuinn, David Bromberg, and Tim Eriksen. Other artists include Eric Andersen with guest Lou Reed, Judy Collins, Pat Humphries (her classic "Swimming to the Other Side"), and more.
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Oh Sacred World - Pete Seeger
Ghost of Tom Joad - Pete Seeger & Bruce Springsteen (exclusive new track)
Waist Deep in the Big Muddy - Ani DiFranco (exclusive new track)
Universal Soldier - Donovan (exclusive new track)
White Boots Marching in a Yellow Land - Eric Andersen & Wyclef Jean
All My Children of the Sun - Tim Robbins
The Bravest - Tom Paxton
19 Miles to Baghdad - Lizzie West & The White Buffalo
Bring Them Home - Pete Seeger, Billy Bragg, Ani DiFranco, Steve Earle & Anne Hills
Walking Down Death Row - Pete Seeger (exclusive new track)
Guantanamera - Jackson Browne & Joan Baez
Heartland Express - Sharon Katz & The Peace Train
Indian Prayer - Tom Pacheco
There Goes the Mountain - Tom Paxton & Anne Hills
Sing About These Hard Times - Peggy Seeger
If You Miss Me at the Back of the Bus - Kim and Reggie Harris, Peter Yarrow, Bethany & Rufus (exclusive new track)
The Ross Perot (George Bush) Guide to Answering Embarrassing Questions - Pete Seeger with Tao Rodriguez-Seeger (exclusive new track)
The Emperor is Naked Today-o - Pete Seeger (exclusive new track)
Where Have All the Flowers Gone - Tommy Sands, Dolores Keane, Vedran Smailovic
Quite Early Morning - Pete Seeger (exclusive new track)
Music of Healing - Tommy Sands & Pete Seeger with Vedran Smailovic
There is Hope - Aoife Clancy
Swimming to the Other Side - Pat Humphries
Turn! Turn! Turn! - Bruce Cockburn
Namaste - The Kennedys
Gina in the Kings Road - Al Stewart
Yin My Yang - Donovan
Baby, It's You - John Stewart
Leave Your Light On - Tim Eriksen
Try Me One More Time - David Bromberg
Don't Think Twice, It's All Right - Ramblin' Jack Elliott
Dink's Song - Roger McGuinn with Pete Seeger & Josh White Jr.
You Can't Relive the Past - Eric Andersen & Lou Reed
Oh Had I a Golden Thread - Judy Collins
Sail On - Dick Gaughan
Somos El Barco (We Are the Boat) - Holly Near/Arlo Guthrie/Ronnie Gilbert/Pete Seeger (HARP)
Pete gets the last word - Pete Seeger (exclusive new track)