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Exclusive New Live Performances by Bob Dylan-Bruce Springsteen-Eddie Vedder-Randy Newman and more

Only genuine passion for an extraordinary and powerful project could bring together artists ranging from Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Randy Newman and Eddie Vedder to John Legend, Jackson Browne and Lupe Fiasco for exclusive live performances. They and others are heard on The People Speak (Verve/UMe), the soundtrack of the documentary being released December 8, 2009, in conjunction with the December 13 broadcast of the film set to air on History.

The film celebrates democracy, based on the lives and experiences of ordinary Americans who, through their words and actions, changed the course of history, from the founding of this country to the civil rights movement and beyond.

"The music artists came to this project because of the hope they have for what 'The People Speak' will do for a new generation," said Chris Moore, one of the film's executive producers, along with Matt Damon, Josh Brolin and others. "Writing speeches and books is one way to bring about change; music is another. There is a long history of music serving as an inspiration for others to stand up and make a difference. One song can affect people unlike anything else."

The People Speak features some of the world's most renowned artists, like Springsteen, who performs with just a guitar and harmonica in his New Jersey home recording studio, and Legend who sings solo backed by a piano at a Boston theatre, as well as others (including Taj Mahal, Allison Moorer, The Black Crowes' Rich Robinson and X's Exene Cervenka and John Doe) at the Malibu Performing Arts Center, where they perform both vintage and recent protest-music classics for The People Speak.

The People Speak -- Track listing

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN -- The Ghost Of Tom Joad
EDDIE VEDDER -- Masters Of War
PINK -- Dear Mr. President
LUPE FIASCO -- American Terrorist
JACKSON BROWNE -- The Drums Of War
JOHN LEGEND -- What's Going On
TAJ MAHAL -- Blues With A Feeling
ALLISON MOORER -- Brother Can You Spare A Dime
RICH ROBINSON -- Only A Pawn In Their Game

Datum: 20 November 2009
Bron: Press release Universal Music Enterprises

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