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Appleseed's 21st Anniversary: Roots and Branches

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APRCD1142
SKU:
357248
PLU: 611587114228
In honor of 21 years at the forefront of the folk protest tradition, Appleseed Recordings released a powerhouse triple album set exploring two decades of their most revolutionary work, featuring new recordings from Bruce Springsteen, Tom Morello, Donovan, Tim Robbins, John Wesley Harding, Tom Russell and more.
In honor of 21 years at the forefront of the folk protest tradition, Appleseed Recordings released a powerhouse triple album set exploring two decades of their most revolutionary work, featuring new recordings from Bruce Springsteen, Tom Morello, Donovan, Tim Robbins, John Wesley Harding, Tom Russell and more.
Format - 3CD
Genre - Blues & Roots
Release Date - 12/12/18

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In honor of 21 years at the forefront of the folk protest tradition, Appleseed Recordings released a powerhouse triple album set exploring two decades of their most revolutionary work, featuring new recordings from Bruce Springsteen, Tom Morello, Donovan, Tim Robbins, John Wesley Harding, Tom Russell and more.

Across 57 tracks total, each disc of Appleseed's 21st Anniversary: Roots and Branches serves as a beacon of the label's longstanding devotion to three philosophies: truth-telling, preserving our wisdom keepers both past and present, and keeping the legacy of roots music alive for future generations.

Although steeped in the history of traditional folk, roots, and world music, the themes on Roots and Branches ring especially true in our present moment. Tom Russell offers a searing new take on Bruce Springsteen's "Across the Border," recorded firsthand on the New Mexico/Mexico line; social worker Anne Hills takes a harrowing look into the heroin epidemic on "Needle of Death"; Tom Morello reimagines AC/DC's "Dirty Deeds" to name check "US Foreign Policy" and "fake news"; and John Wesley Harding's own 12-year-old daughter appears on "Scared of Guns" to recite NRA donation figures, updating the original with crunchy guitars and the voice of a new generation. Additional contributors to this collection include Pete Seeger, Ani DiFranco, Joan Baez, Al Stewart, Billy Bragg, Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne, and more.

"The CDs in this 21st-anniversary set have been loosely organized by separate, but frequently overlapping, themes," says Appleseed founder Jim Musselman. "They match my three goals in forming Appleseed Recordings – to provide an outlet for songs of social justice, both current and past; to release newly written songs of personal experience and emotion in modern times; and to keep alive the centuries of still-vital traditional songs from our country's and our world's history. To learn how to move forward, we can never forget the lessons, or songs, of the past."
We are proud that this collection includes the sixth exclusive song that Bruce Springsteen has released on the label. "Roots and Branches" also features the last recorded songs (previously unreleased) by Jesse Winchester and John Stewart.

Founded in 1997, Appleseed Recordings is the independent, internationally distributed label helmed by activist and attorney Jim Musselman. Devoted to releasing socially conscious contemporary, folk, and roots music, the label has earned Grammy Awards and the dedication of numerous musical legends, including 20 Rock and Roll Hall of Famers. Our releases have soundtracked the ups and downs of our modern history, covering themes both timely and timeless – from 9/11 and Northern Ireland's fight for independence to strongly opposing the Iraq War and the eternal struggle for human and environmental rights – with a portion of profits from many releases going towards the progressive organizations that help Appleseed put their philosophy into action.

Primary Format - MusicCD
ArtistVARIOUS ARTISTS
LabelAppleseed Recordings
Music GenreBlues
Music Genre PrimaryBlues & Roots
Music Genre SecondaryFolk

CD - LET THE TRUTH BE TOLD

  • 1. Pete Seeger Oh Sacred World
  • 2. Bruce Springsteen If I Had a Hammer (The Hammer Song) (Exclusive New Recording)
  • 3. Tom Morello Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap (Exclusive New Recording)
  • 4. Tim Robbins Well May the World Go (Exclusive New Recording)
  • 5. Joan Baez I Wish the Wars Were All Over
  • 6. Pete Seeger with Billy Bragg, Ani DiFranco, Steve Earle & Anne Hills Bring Them Home (If You Love Your Uncle Sam)
  • 7. Tom Russell Across the Border (Exclusive New Recording)
  • 8. Johnny Clegg Love in the Time of Gaza
  • 9. John Wesley Harding (w/ Corporal Quorum) Scared of Guns (Amended) (Exclusive New Recording)
  • 10. Sweet Honey in the Rock Second Line Blues
  • 11. Anne Hills Needle of Death (Exclusive New Recording)
  • 12. Natalie Merchant & Friends There is No Good Reason
  • 13. The Kennedys Give Me Back My Country
  • 14. Studs Terkel Blessed Be the Nation
  • 15. Tom Morello This Land is Your Land
  • 16. Bruce Springsteen We Shall Overcome
  • 17. Pete Seeger Dr. King on Violence

CD - THE WISDOM KEEPERS

  • 1. Jesse Winchester Get It Right One Day (Exclusive New Recording)
  • 2. Donovan Poorman's Sunshine
  • 3. Dick Gaughan Land of the North Wind
  • 4. Tom Paxton & Anne Hills Follow that Road
  • 5. Al Stewart Katherine of Oregon
  • 6. Jonathan Edwards Surrounded
  • 7. Jackson Browne & Bonnie Raitt Kisses Sweeter than Wine
  • 8. Angel Band Jump Back in the Ditch
  • 9. Eric Andersen Gonna Go Crazy
  • 10. Tom Rush What I Know
  • 11. Sweet Honey in the Rock IDK, But I'm LOL
  • 12. Lizzie West & the White Buffalo Portrait of an Artist as a Young Woman (Thank You)
  • 13. Joel Rafael Band with Jackson Browne, Jimmy LaFave and Arlo Guthrie Stepstone
  • 14. Tom Paxton Looking for the Moon
  • 15. Pete Seeger and Lorre Wyatt with Emmylou Harris Somos El Barco/We Are the Boat
  • 16. John Stewart There is Love (Wedding Song)(Exclusive New Recording)
  • 17. Jesse Winchester Sham-a-Ling-Dong-Ding
  • 18. Dick Gaughan When I'm Gone

CD - KEEPING THE SONGS ALIVE

  • 1. John Gorka The Water is Wide
  • 2. David Bromberg with Levon Helm Bring it With You When You Come
  • 3. Ramblin' Jack Elliott Roving Gambler
  • 4. Tim Eriksen Careless Love
  • 5. Donovan Wild Mountain Thyme(Exclusive New Recording)
  • 6. Roger McGuinn with Judy Collins John Riley
  • 7. John Wesley Harding Canadee-I-O
  • 8. Bernice Johnson Reagon with Kim & Reggie Harris Oh Mary, Don't You Weep
  • 9. Pete Seeger Going Across the Mountain
  • 10. Frank Proffitt Tom Dooley
  • 11. Guardabarranco Asturias
  • 12. Lila Downs El Quinto Regimiento
  • 13. Aoife Clancy Are You Sleepin', Maggie?
  • 14. Alec Stone Sweet Mrs. Poer, or, The Concerto
  • 15. Jody Stecher and Kate Brislin Sow Em on the Mountain
  • 16. Steve Young Little Birdie
  • 17. Mike Seeger and Peggy Seeger Cindy
  • 18. Sharon Katz & the Peace Train Sanalwami
  • 19. Danny Glover and Rev. Robert B. Jones, Sr. Keep Your Lamps Trimmed and Burning
  • 20. Kim and Reggie Harris Wade in the Water
  • 21. John Stewart & Darwin's Army Bay of Mexico
  • 22. Tommy Sands with Dolores Keane and Vedran Smailovic Where Have All the Flowers Gone
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