Springsteen, Lennon Join Vedder On 'War' CD
Music from John Lennon, Kimya Dawson, Bruce Springsteen and Tori Amos will join Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder, Neil Young and Bright Eyes on the 30-song, two-disc album "Body of War: Songs That Inspired anMusic from John Lennon, Kimya Dawson, Bruce Springsteen and Tori Amos will join Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder, Neil Young and Bright Eyes on the 30-song, two-disc album "Body of War: Songs That Inspired an Iraq War Veteran," due March 18 via Sire.
As previously reported, the album is a companion to a documentary of the same name which focuses on Tomas Young, an Army soldier paralyzed upon arriving in Iraq. The music Young chose for the Ellen Spiro and Phil Donahue-directed film "were tracks that inspired, motivated, and at times, literally saved me over the past few years," Young says.
Pearl Jam's Vedder composed the first single, "No War," specifically for the film. "Tomas has taught me a great deal," Vedder says. "It has been a mind-expanding experience. I see how he relies on the strength of the songs to help him through each day. It is a true living example of the power of music."
Artist Shepard Fairey, who has previously designed art for Smashing Pumpkins and Rollins Band, created the album cover. All proceeds from the sale of the album will benefit Iraq Veterans Against the War.
Here is the track list for "Body of War: Songs that Inspired an Iraq War Veteran":
"Hero's Song" - Brendan James
"American Terrorist" - Lupe Fiasco
"Light Up Ya Lighter" - Michael Franti & Spearhead
"Guerilla Radio" - Rage Against The Machine
"Son of a Bush" - Public Enemy
"Empty Walls" - Serj Tankian
"Let Them Eat War" - Bad Religion
"White People for Peace" - Against Me!
"Letter From Iraq" - Bouncing Souls
"War" - Dilated Peoples
"Overcome (The Recapitulation)" - RX Bandits
"Fields of Agony" - No Use For A Name
"Bushonomics" - Talib Kweli & Cornel West
"The 4th Branch - Immortal Technique
"B.Y.O.B." - System Of A Down
"No More" (Live) - Eddie Vedder & Ben Harper
"Devils & Dust" - Bruce Springsteen
"Masters of War" (Live) - Pearl Jam
"When the President Talks to God" - Bright Eyes
"Gimme Some Truth" - John Lennon
"The Restless Consumer" - Neil Young
"Battle Hymns" - The Nightwatchman
"Anthrax" - Kimya Dawson
"WMD" - Blow Up Hollywood
"State of the Union" - David Ford
"Yo George" - Tori Amos
"Love Vigilantes" - Laura Cantrell
"Black Rain" - Ben Harper
"To Kill the Child" - Roger Waters
"Day After Tomorrow" - Tom Waits