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Various Artists - America a Tribute to Heroes Concert - Great Various Artists Live Concert


Various Artists - America a Tribute to Heroes Concert - Great Various Artists Live Concert
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America: A Tribute to Heroes was a benefit concert organized by actor George Clooney and broadcast by the four major United States television networks in the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center and The Pentagon. Done in the style of a telethon, it featured a number of national and international entertainers performing to raise money for the victims and their families, particularly but not limited to the New York City firefighters and New York City police officers. It aired September 21, 2001, uninterrupted and commercial-free. It was released on December 4, 2001 on compact disc and DVD.

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Track list
1. Bruce Springsteen: "My City of Ruins", a song he had performed at only a few New Jersey shows. Written before the September 11 attacks, it is actually about Asbury Park; with a few phrases slightly modified, and introduced as "a prayer for our fallen brothers and sisters."
2. Stevie Wonder with Take 6: "Love's in Need of Love Today", from his 1976 album Songs in the Key of Life.
3. U2 with Dave Stewart, Natalie Imbruglia and Morleigh Steinberg: "Peace on Earth" (intro)/"Walk On", both from their 2000 album All That You Can't Leave Behind.
4. Faith Hill with gospel choir: "There Will Come a Day", from her 1999 album Breathe.
5. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: "I Won't Back Down", from Petty's 1989 solo album Full Moon Fever.
6. Enrique Iglesias: A new single, "Hero".
7. Neil Young: John Lennon's "Imagine", previously unrecorded by Young.
8. Alicia Keys: Donny Hathaway's "Someday We'll All Be Free", previously unrecorded by Keys.
9. Goo Goo Dolls' John Rzeznik and Limp Bizkit's Fred Durst and Wes Borland: Pink Floyd's "Wish You Were Here", previously unrecorded by them. Some new lyrics were written for the occasion.
10. Billy Joel: "New York State of Mind", from his 1976 album Turnstiles.
11. Dixie Chicks: A new song, "I Believe In Love".
12. Dave Matthews: Solo performance of "Everyday", from the Dave Matthews Band 2001 album Everyday.
13. Wyclef Jean: Bob Marley and The Wailers' "Redemption Song", previously unrecorded by Jean.
14. Mariah Carey: "Never Too Far/Hero Medley", a medley of two songs from her 2001 album "Glitter" and 1993 album Music Box, respectively. A studio version of the song would later be released as a single for charity.
15. Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora of Bon Jovi: "Livin' on a Prayer", from their 1986 album Slippery When Wet. It was performed as an acoustic version, with two guitars, percussion and a violin.
16. Sheryl Crow: A new song, "Safe and Sound".
17. Sting: "Fragile", from his 1987 album ...Nothing Like the Sun.
18. Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder and Mike McCready with Neil Young: "Long Road", a song originally appearing on Pearl Jam's Merkin Ball EP in 1995.
19. Paul Simon: "Bridge Over Troubled Water", from the 1970 Simon & Garfunkel album Bridge Over Troubled Water.
20. Céline Dion: "God Bless America".
21. Willie Nelson accompanied by the entire ensemble: "America the Beautiful".

Speakers
Tom Hanks
George Clooney
Will Smith
Muhammad Ali
Kelsey Grammer
Jim Carrey
Cameron Diaz
Robin Williams
Dennis Franz
Jimmy Smits
Calista Flockhart
Amy Brenneman
Conan O'Brien
Sarah Jessica Parker
Tom Cruise
Ray Romano
Jeff Goldblum
Lucy Liu
Sela Ward
Jane Kaczmarek
Julia Roberts
Chris Rock
Robert De Niro
Clint Eastwood

On a dark stage illuminated by hundreds of candles, twenty-one artists performed songs of mourning and hope, while various actors and other celebrities delivered short spoken messages. The musical performances took place at three studios in Los Angeles (CBS Television City), New York, and London, while the celebrity messages took place at Los Angeles. Some of the musicians including Neil Young and Eddie Vedder were heard working the phone banks taking pledges. The money raised amounted to about $30 million, and was given to the United Way's September 11 Telethon Fund.

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Various Artists - America a Tribute to Heroes Concert - Great Various Artists Live Concert

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