Change Is Now: Renewing America's Promise

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Change is Now: Renewing America's Promise
Change is Now album front cover.jpg
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]

  • John Aguto – assistant engineer
  • Ahmed AlHirmi – oud
  • Abdulla AlKhalifa – arranger, producer
  • Brett Allen – guitar technician
  • Paul Arbogast – trombone
  • India.Arie – producer
  • Jeff B. – keyboards
  • Bernie Barlow – backing vocals
  • Davis A. Barnett – viola
  • Courtney Blooding – project coordinator
  • Bill Bottrellsynthesizer, marimba
  • Doyle Bramhall IIelectric guitar
  • Mark Browne – bass
  • Andre Burch – engineer
  • Branden Burch – keyboards, producer, drum programming, mixing
  • Cedric Caldwell – producer
  • Jesse Carmichael – keyboards
  • Clifford Carter – synthesizer, synthesizer programming
  • Dru Castro – engineer
  • Ray Chew – arranger, conductor, producer
  • Eliza Cho – violin
  • James J. Cooper III – cello
  • Sheryl Crowacoustic guitar, vocals
  • Vidal Davis – producer, vocal producer
  • Kevin Dean – assistant engineer
  • Pilar Diaz – backing vocals, musician
  • Patrick Dillett – assistant engineer
  • Vincent Dilorenzo – engineer, mixing
  • Ametria Dock – backing vocals, vocal arrangement
  • TJ Doherty – engineer
  • Simon "Woodchuck" Durham – bass
  • Mike Elizondo – bass, drum programming, sampled guitar
  • Melissa Etheridge – guitar, vocals, producer
  • James Farber – engineer, mixing
  • Sam Farrar – drums, programming, producer, engineer, mixing
  • Angela Fisher – choir director
  • Gary Fly – assistant engineer
  • John Frye – mixing
  • Ronald B. Gillyard – voices, A&R, talent coordinator
  • Steven Girmant – production coordination
  • Tom Gloady – assistant engineer
  • Noah Goldstein – assistant
  • Berry Gordy, Jr. – advisor, inspiration
  • Bonnie Greenberg – leader, A&R, talent coordinator
  • Gary "Sugar Foot" Greenberg – leader
  • Don Grolnickorgan, synthesizer, piano, producer
  • Kevin Hanson – guitar
  • Andre Harris – producer, vocal producer
  • Henry Hirsch – engineer
  • Jennifer Hudson – vocals
  • Femi Jiya – engineer, mixing
  • Chris Johnson – trumpet, drum programming
  • Jimmy Johnson – bass
  • Jamar Jones – string arrangements
  • Thornell Jones – production coordination
  • Padraic Kerin – engineer
  • Lenny Kravitz – producer, mixing
  • Emma Kummrow – violin}
  • Nathaniel Kunkel – assistant engineer
  • Jared Kvitka – assistant engineer
  • Matthew Boomer La Monica – assistant engineer
  • Michael Landau – electric guitar
  • James Landry – engineer, mixing
  • Adam Lesnick – French horn
  • Adam Levine – guitar, vocals
  • Fritz Lewak – percussion, drums
  • Robert C. Ludwig – mastering
  • Mickey Madden – bass
  • Bill Malina – engineer
  • Will Markwell – engineer
  • Maroon 5 – producer
  • Robert Martin – violin
  • Harvey Mason, Jr. – vocal producer
  • Steve McKeever – producer, executive producer
  • Thierry Migeotte – mastering, vocal effect
  • Katherine Miller – assistant engineer
  • Lamar Mitchell – programming
  • Peter Nocella – viola
  • Jim O'Rourke – string arrangements
  • Marvin "Chanz" Parkman – keyboards
  • Ila Parvaz – production coordination
  • Jon Polk – leader
  • K.C. Porter – keyboards, musician
  • Aaron Prellwitz – assistant
  • Dave Reitzas – vocal engineer
  • Jacques Richmond – digital editing
  • Pamela Robinson – research, A&R, selection, talent coordinator
  • Erik Rostad – violin
  • Philip Sayce – guitar, backing vocals
  • Jim Scott – mixing
  • Ian Shea – assistant
  • Rob Skipworth – assistant
  • Beau Sorenson – assistant
  • Moses Staimez – guitar
  • Erik Steigen – A&R, talent coordinator
  • Igor Szwec – violin
  • Gregory Teperman – violin
  • Robin Thicke – vocals
  • Ryan Toby – vocal producer, choir arrangement
  • Cekoya Tolbert – backing vocals
  • Jeff Trott – electric guitar
  • Jochem van der Saag – synthesizer, programming, engineer, mixing, sound design
  • Carlos Vega – drums
  • Dale Voelker – art direction, design
  • Bruce Walker – A&R, project manager
  • Christopher Walla – producer, engineer
  • Rob Wanda – scratching
  • Charles Whitfield – coordination
  • Alain Whyte – bass, guitar
  • will.i.am – piano, drums, producer, engineer, Fender Rhodes, mixing
  • Monica Williams – intern
  • Lily Wilson – backing vocals
  • BeBe Winans – producer
  • Oprah Winfreyexecutive producer
  • Stevie Wonder – arranger, producer
  • John Ziemski – assistant

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. Archived from the original on April 9, 2009. Retrieved April 28, 2009. 
  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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