Keep Hope Alive

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"Keep Hope Alive"
Single by The Crystal Method
from the album
Vegas
Released October 1, 1996
Format CD single
Recorded 1996
Genre Electronica
Length 38:00
Label City of Angels
Producer(s) Ken Jordan & Scott Kirkland
The Crystal Method singles chronology
"Now Is the Time"
(1995)
"Keep Hope Alive"
(1996)
"Come2gether"
(1996)

"Keep Hope Alive" is a single featured on the studio album Vegas by the electronica group The Crystal Method.[1] This single was released October 1, 1996 on the City of Angels label,[2] and received 4.5 out of 5 stars in a review from Allmusic.[3] The single was re-released July 10, 2001 on the Moonshine Music label.[4] Vocal samples for the song are taken from a 1992 speech by Jesse Jackson titled "You Do Not Stand Alone."[5]

"Keep Hope Alive" is used in an early action sequence, and found on the soundtrack, for the movie The Replacement Killers.[6] It is used as the theme song for the TV show Third Watch.[1][5] The song is featured in the video games FIFA: Road to World Cup 98, Project Gotham Racing 4 and Motor Mayhem. A live version of the song is featured on the Family Values Tour 1999 CD.

The Third Watch episode "True Love" also used their earlier song "Now Is the Time".[7]

1996 track listing[edit]

  1. "Keep Hope Alive" (There Is Hope Mix)
  2. "Keep Hope Alive" (Trip Hope Mix)
  3. "More"
  4. "Now Is the Time" (The Olympic Mix)
  5. "The Dubeliscious Groove" (Fly Spanish Version)

2001 track listing[edit]

  1. "Keep Hope Alive" (There Is Hope Mix)
  2. "Keep Hope Alive" (Trip Hope Mix)
  3. "More '99 Mix"
  4. "Now Is the Time" (The Olympic Mix) (Live)
  5. "Now Is the Time" (Secret Knowledge Overkill Mix)
  6. "The Dubeliscious Groove" (Fly Spanish Version)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Owen, Rob, TV Q&A with Rob Owen, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, May 6, 2005
  2. ^ Billboard.com - Discography - The Crystal Method - Keep Hope Alive (US 12" Single)
  3. ^ Allmusic.com - Keep Hope Alive (US 12' Single)
  4. ^ Billboard.com - Discography - The Crystal Method - Keep Hope Alive
  5. ^ a b Darling, Cary, Who needs radio when you've got prime-time TV?, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, September 26, 2007
  6. ^ Weatherford, Mike, Crystal Method returns for hometown club date, Las Vegas Review-Journal, February 6, 1998
  7. ^ TV.com, True Love Episode Summary

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