On October 24th, 2011, Reprise Records will release two very special and highly anticipated packages: a three-DVD set and a two-CD collection that feature unique live performances from many of the phenomenal artists who've performed at the beloved Annual Bridge School Benefit Concerts over the past 25 years.
Some of the biggest names in music are included on The Bridge School Benefit Concerts - 25th Anniversary Edition, performing rare, acoustic versions of songs, never heard anywhere else, to benefit The Bridge School, a non-profit, innovative organization educating children with severe speech and physical impairments through the use of augmentative and alternative communication systems and assistive technology. This once-in-a-lifetime collection is sure to become a treasured artifact for generations to come.
Artists featured on the three-DVD set include Bruce Springsteen, Patti Smith, Pearl Jam, David Bowie, Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney, The Who, Tom Petty, Simon and Garfunkel, Neil Young and Crazy Horse, and much more. Neil Young organizes the event each year with his wife Pegi Young. A documentary DVD includes "The Bridge School Story," which gives a special look into this wonderful school and the truly phenomenal services they provide children with advanced physical and communication challenges. Another documentary on the DVD, "Backstage At The Bridge School Benefit Concert," offers a bird's-eye view of the event itself, along with special features that include heartfelt interviews with the students and the artists themselves.
The 2CD set features exclusive performances from Sheryl Crow, Thom Yorke, Norah Jones, No Doubt, Willie Nelson, Jack Johnson, Dave Matthews, Sonic Youth, and more.
Bridge School co-founder Pegi Young and Executive Director Dr. Vicki Casella explain: "The success of The Bridge School has been ensured over these many years through the extraordinary generosity of performers, artists and musicians. The funds raised by this benefit have allowed us to have a positive impact on children, families and professionals throughout the world."Tracklisting:
01 Bruce Springsteen Born In The U.S.A.
02 The Dave Matthews Band Too Much
03 No Doubt Magic's In The Makeup
04 Jack Johnson Gone
05 Fleet Foxes Blue Ridge Mountains
06 Neil Young & Crazy Horse Love And Only Love
07 Sonic Youth Rain On Tin
08 Pearl Jam Better Man
09 Gillian Welch The Way It Will Be
10 R.E.M. (with Guest Neil Young) Country Feedback
11 Willie Nelson The Great Divide
12 Nils Lofgren Just A Little
01 Sarah McLachlan Elsewhere
02 Paul McCartney Get Back
03 Elton John & Leon Russell A Dream Come True
04 Band Of Horses Marry Song
05 Metallica Disposable Heroes
06 Thom Yorke After The Gold Rush
07 Sheryl Crow The Difficult Kind
08 Tony Bennett Maybe This Time
09 Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young Deja Vu
10 Norah Jones Jesus, Etc
11 Jonathan Richman I Was Dancing In The Lesbian Bar
12 Brian Wilson Surfin' USA
13 The Who Won't Get Fooled Again