About This Landmark Project
2008 HIDDEN BEACH TO RELEASED THIS HISTORIC COMPILATION INSPIRED BY BARACK OBAMA’S GROUNDBREAKING PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN
18-SONG DISC CONTAINS MATERIAL FROM A DIVERSE RANGE OF ARTISTS INCLUDING STEVIE WONDER, SHERYL CROW, JOHN MAYER, KANYE WEST, JILL SCOTT, JACKSON BROWNE, BEBE WINANS, LIONEL RICHIE, OZOMATLI, DAVE STEWART, KEB’ MO’, ADAM LEVINE, BUDDY MILLER, LOS LONELY BOYS AND JOHN LEGEND
Inspired by the grassroots movement created by Barack Obama’s historic presidential run, and his call for “Change: We Can Believe In” Hidden Beach Recordings (HBR) assembled a first-of-its-kind music compilation featuring an array of artists and material that reflects America’s diversity and taps into the creative community’s overwhelming response to the campaign’s universal themes of hope, unity and change.
The 18-song disc, titled Yes We Can: Voices of a Grassroots Movement, borrowed its name from one of the campaign’s central messages and boasted a stellar collection of artists from across genres, including such renowned, multi-platinum performers as Stevie Wonder, Sheryl Crow, John Mayer, Kanye West, Jill Scott, Los Lonely Boys, Jackson Browne, BeBe Winans, Lionel Richie, Adam Levine, Keb’ Mo’ and John Legend. The project features current and classic material as well as new music heard here for the first time and speech excerpts from the Democratic nominee, which are embedded throughout the project, all elements highlight, Yes We Can.
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