Columbia Records rushed this compilation of patriotic and inspirational favorites into production in the wake of the September 11, 2001, attacks. The title song is a new version by Celine Dion similar to the performance she gave on the Tribute to Heroes telethon, while John Mellencamp's "Peaceful World" is included in an alternate, acoustic treatment. Each listener may find his or her own favorites, but few will be left unmoved by a selection that also includes Bruce Springsteen's "Land of Hope and Dreams," Simon & Garfunkel's "Bridge over Troubled Water," and renderings of "America the Beautiful," "This Land Is Your Land," and "Amazing Grace" by, respectively, Frank Sinatra, Pete Seeger, and Tramaine Hawkins. Bill Withers's "Lean on Me" closes the disc on a plainspoken note that perfectly encapsulates the spirit of rescuers and other Americans since the tragedies.
1. God Bless America - Celine Dion 3:45
2. Land of Hope and Dreams (Live at Madison Square Garden) - Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band 9:32
3. Hero - Mariah Carey 4:19
4. Amazing Grace - Tramaine Hawkins 7:10
5. Blowin' In The Wind - Bob Dylan 2:48
6. Bridge Over Troubled Water - Simon And Garfunkel 4:55
7. Peaceful World (Unreleased Live Acoustic Version) - John Mellencamp 3:38
8. There's A Hero - Billy Gilman 3:28
9. America The Beautiful (78 rpm) - Frank Sinatra with the Ken Lane Singers; Arranged & conducted by Axel Stordahl 2:32
10. God Bless The U.S.A. - Lee Greenwood 3:17
11. This Land Is Your Land - Pete Seeger 3:02
12. Coming Out Of The Dark - Gloria Estefan 4:05
13. We Shall Overcome - Mahalia Jackson 2:46
14. The Star Spangled Banner - The Mormon Tabernacle Choir 2:35
15. Lean On Me (Single Version) - Bill Withers 4:19
Product Details -
Audio CD (October 16, 2001)
Original Release Date: October 16, 2001
Number of Discs: 1
In good-very good condition.
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