Change Is Now: Renewing America's Promise

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Change is Now: Renewing America's Promise
Compilation album by Various artists
Released April 28, 2009 (2009-04-28) (US)
Genre Various
Label Hidden Beach
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Review scores
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Philadelphia Daily News (A–)[1]

Change is Now: Renewing America's Promise is a compilation album released on April 28, 2009 through Hidden Beach Recordings in conjunction with the Presidential Inaugural Committee.[1][2][3]The album includes previously released tracks from Wilco, Stevie Wonder, Death Cab for Cutie, and Common.[4] An accompanying DVD features eight speeches by Barack Obama, starting with the campaign announcement in Springfield, Illinois and ending with the election night victory speech in Chicago.[4][5] The album sold retail online and at inaugural events in Washington.[6]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "It's a New Day"* – will.i.am (4:00)
  2. "The Dream is Real" – The Tony Rich Project (3:44)
  3. "All About the Love Again"* – Stevie Wonder (5:34)
  4. "Can't Stop" – Ozomatli (2:55)
  5. "Peace Be Upon Us" – Sheryl Crow (4:22)
  6. "There's Hope" – India.Arie (3:53)
  7. "God is in the People"* – Melissa Etheridge (2:04)
  8. "Change" – Lenny Kravitz (5:32)
  9. "Dreamworld" – Robin Thicke (4:34)
  10. "Pure Imagination" (2009 Version)* – Maroon 5 (4:29)
  11. "Hush"* – Usher (3:17)
  12. "Born for This" – BeBe Winans (5:26)
  13. "What Light – Wilco (3:34)
  14. "Shed a Little Light" – James Taylor (3:51)
  15. "The Star-Spangled Banner" – Jennifer Hudson (3:08)
  16. "Eternity "(David Foster Live Strings Mix)* – Lionel Richie (4:55)
  17. "Grapevine Fires" – Death Cab for Cutie (4:08)
  18. "Changes" – Common (4:00)

Songs with an asterisk (*) indicates the presence of excerpts from Barack Obama speeches.

iTunes bonus tracks
  • "All About the Love Again" (New Mix) – Stevie Wonder (4:02)
  • "All About the Love Again" (video) – Stevie Wonder (3:55)

DVD track listing[edit]

  1. "Announcement for President" – February 10, 2007 in Springfield, Illinois
  2. "Iowa Jefferson Jackson Dinner" – November 10, 2007 in Des Moines, Iowa
  3. "Iowa Caucus Victory Speech" – January 3, 2008 in Des Moines, Iowa
  4. "New Hampshire Primary Speech" – January 8, 2008 in Nashua, New Hampshire
  5. "A More Perfect Union" – March 18, 2008 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  6. "A World That Stands As One" – July 24, 2008 in Berlin, Germany
  7. "The American Promise" – August 28, 2008 in Denver, Colorado
  8. "Election Night Victory Speech" – November 4, 2008 in Chicago, Illinois

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Takiff, Jonathan (January 20, 2009). "Obama, artists combine for an inaugural keepsake". Philadelphia Daily News. Philadelphia Media Holdings. 
  2. ^ "Change Is Now: Renewing America's Promise". Allmusic. Retrieved April 28, 2009. 
  3. ^ "The Presidential Inaugural Committee Releases Exclusive CD/DVD". Presidential Inaugural Committee (PIC) 2009. January 13, 2009. Retrieved April 28, 2009. 
  4. ^ a b "Wilco, Death Cab, Common on Inauguration Comp". Pitchfork Media. January 14, 2009. Retrieved April 28, 2009. [dead link]
  5. ^ "Barackin' Out". Rolling Stone. January 14, 2009. Retrieved May 31, 2009. 
  6. ^ Mitchell, Gail (January 13, 2009). "Usher, Etheridge, Death Cab Rock Inaugural CD/DVD". Billboard. Nielsen Company. Retrieved May 31, 2009. 

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