Capitol Compiles 'United We Stand'
The Beach Boys, Woody Guthrie, John Lennon, and Al Green, are among the artists featured on Capitol Records' patriotic set "United We Stand," due Nov. 6, according to the label's official Web site. AlThe Beach Boys, Woody Guthrie, John Lennon, and Al Green, are among the artists featured on Capitol Records' patriotic set "United We Stand," due Nov. 6, according to the label's official Web site. All proceeds from the album will benefit the Red Cross. No new songs will be featured on the release.
The 14-track set will range from Lennon's "Imagine" to Green's interpretation of "Amazing Grace" to Guthrie's classic folk song "This Land Is Your Land." The compilation also features a version of Greenwood's "God Bless the U.S.A.," which has been steadily climbing up The Billboard Hot 100 and is No. 37 this week.
The Billboard 200 this week shows that Americans have a strong desire to own these patriotic-themed compilation albums, as the Columbia set "God Bless America" soars straight to No. 1 on the strength of 170,000 units sold in the U.S., according to SoundScan. A number of patriotic-minded albums and singles will be released in coming weeks, including next week's release of an album of all-star benefit covers of Marvin Gaye's "What's Going On."
Meanwhile, Columbia will next month release a two-disc set from the Concert for New York, held Saturday at the city's Madison Square Garden, according to the Hollywood Reporter. The four-hour-plus concert featured such artists as Paul McCartney, Elton John, David Bowie, Mick Jagger, John Mellencamp, Eric Clapton, Bono and the Edge of U2, and the Backstreet Boys and reportedly raised more than $14 million for the Robin Hood Relief Fund and the victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
It is likely that VH1, which carried the sold-out show live, will rebroadcast the event. Additionally, CBS has obtained rights to the concert with plans to rebroadcast segments of the show.
Here is the complete track listing for "United We Stand":
John Lennon, "Imagine"
Lee Greenwood, "God Bless the U.S.A."
The Beach Boys, "4th of July"
Brotherhood of Man, "United We Stand"
The Persuasions, "Lean on Me"
George Thorogood's, "Let's Work Together" (live)
Joe Cocker, "With a Little Help From My Friends"
Chris LeDeoux, "I Believe in America"
Robbin Thompson, "Wouldn't Wanna Be You"
Woody Guthrie, "This Land Is Your Land"
Glenn Campbell, "God Must Have Blessed America"
The O'Jays, "I Love America"
Al Green, "Amazing Grace"
George Adams, "Star Spangled Banner"