Sting, Sarah McLachlan, Eric Clapton and Barbra Streisand are among the artists who have donated songs to a new compilation aimed at raising funds for Save the Children. Included on the set, due Nov.
Sting, Sarah McLachlan, Eric Clapton and Barbra Streisand are among the artists who have donated songs to a new compilation aimed at raising funds for Save the Children. Included on the set, due Nov. 18 through Atlantic Records, is the title track, "It's Still Okay To Dream," a new song performed by Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds that he co-wrote with the collection's executive producer, songwriter Carole Bayer Sager.
"All of the songs were chosen with great care and careful thought for their message, their voice, their honesty and heart," says Sager. "We live in troubled times and, if after hearing this record we feel a little better, then hopefully we can carry that feeling with us, and collectively make this world a better place."
The album is led off by the Celine Dion/Andrea Bocelli duet "Prayer." Also featured are Sting's "Let Your Soul Be Your Pilot," Streisand's "I Believe / You'll Never Walk Alone" and Carole King's "You've Got a Friend."
Clapton, Carly Simon and James Taylor contributed live recordings of "Change the World," "Touched by the Sun" and "Shed a Little Light," respectively. Rounding out the to the collection are songs by Jewel, Barry Manilow, Paul Simon, Don Henley and the late Eva Cassidy.
For more information on Save the Children, visit the organization's Web site.
Here is the "It's Still Okay To Dream" track list:
"Prayer," Celine Dion & Andrea Bocelli
"Full of Grace," Sarah McLachlan
"Let Your Soul Be Your Pilot," Sting
"You've Got a Friend," Carole King
"Change the World" (live)," Eric Clapton
"Touched by the Sun" (live), Carly Simon
"Life Uncommon," Jewel
"I am Your Child," Barry Manilow
"Bridge Over Troubled Water," Paul Simon
"Shed a Little Light" (live), James Taylor
"I Believe / You'll Never Walk Alone," Barbra Streisand
"The Heart of the Matter," Don Henley
"Over the Rainbow," Eva Cassidy
"It's Still Okay To Dream," Babyface