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    Mon, 05 Nov 2007 08:17:41

    Dylan, Springsteen and More Contribute to Benefit CD  - Hard Rock's got more than cafes up their sleeve

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    The charity branch of Hard Rock International has announced the November 6 release of SERVE2, a compilation featuring unreleased cuts from Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, Jackson Browne, Joss Stone and many others. (O.A.R.'s live version of "Dareh Meyod" is the only previously released track.) All net proceeds from the CD will benefit WHY (World Hunger Year), a nonprofit organization that battles worldwide hunger problems.

    "In a time of plenty, it is staggering to consider that 854 million citizens of our Earth live in poverty and go hungry," said Annie Balliro, Hard Rock International's Senior Director of Brand Philanthropy. "[We're] proud to help raise awareness and funding for the various WHY 'on the ground' organizations around the world that directly help those in need, and quite literally, save lives."

    "While my dad, [singer-songwriter] Harry Chapin, was somewhat of a pioneer in melding activism and music when he founded WHY and devoted half of his concert proceeds to charity, now it is more the rule than the exception for artists to be involved," added Jen Chapin, who contributed an incendiary Stevie Wonder cover ("You Haven't Done Nothin'") to SERVE2's digital version. "I am honored to be part of this blossoming, creative, vibrant movement!"

    SERVE2 tracklisting:

    1. Bruce Springsteen - "The Ghost of Tom Joad (Live in Dublin)"
    2. KT Tunstall - "Heal Over (Live at Gaia Music, London)"
    3. Bob Dylan - "The Ballad of Hollis Brown (Live at Carnegie Hall, 1963)"
    4. Joss Stone, "Big Ol' Game"
    5. Jackson Browne - "Casino Nation (Live from Melbourne, Australia)"
    6. Citizen Cope (feat. Alice Smith) - "107°"
    7. Brandi Carlile - "The Times They Are A-Changin' (Live from Boston)"
    8. Marc Broussard - "Bring It On Home To Me" (Sam Cooke cover)
    9. The Hold Steady - "Arms and Hearts"
    10. O.A.R. - "Dareh Meyod (Live at Madison Square Garden)"
    11. Natasha Bedingfield - "Lay Down"
    12. Mat Kearney - "Nothing Left to Lose" (Acoustic Version)
    13. Ghosts - "Stay The Night"
    14. Andrew W.K. - "This Is My World"

    Bonus digital tracks:

    15. Toby Lightman - "Better (Live From Joe's Pub)"
    16. Sons of William - "Bell Bottom Blues" (Derek & the Dominos cover)
    17. Hellogoodbye - "Baby It's Fact (Live From New York, NY)"
    18. Josh Rouse - "Start Again"
    19. Jen Chapin - "You Haven't Done Nothin'" (Stevie Wonder cover)
    20. Eli Cook - "Man-Child"
    21. Griffin House - "Love to Begin"

    —The ARTISTdirect Staff
    11.05.07



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