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Alternative NRG: Greenpeace Compilation
Various Artists
Alternative NRG: Greenpeace Compilation
Genres: Alternative Rock, Special Interest, Pop, Rock, Metal
 
  •  Track Listings (16) - Disc #1

"Unplugged" takes on new meaning for this Greenpeace fundraiser. The hook is that the 16 name-acts here--Midnight Oil, Sonic Youth, UB40 and P.M. Dawn included--were recorded live with a solar-powered mobile facility. Sta...  more »

      
   
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All Artists: Various Artists
Title: Alternative NRG: Greenpeace Compilation
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 13
Label: Hollywood Records
Original Release Date: 1/1/1994
Re-Release Date: 2/1/1994
Album Type: Live
Genres: Alternative Rock, Special Interest, Pop, Rock, Metal
Styles: Hardcore & Punk, New Wave & Post-Punk, By Decade, 1990s, Alternative Metal
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 720616144928, 720616144942

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"Unplugged" takes on new meaning for this Greenpeace fundraiser. The hook is that the 16 name-acts here--Midnight Oil, Sonic Youth, UB40 and P.M. Dawn included--were recorded live with a solar-powered mobile facility. Standout cuts from R.E.M. (a rock-steady, "Drive"), U2 ("Until the End of the World," live in San Diego), Annie Lennox (a lovely acoustic version of "Cold"), and Soundgarden with Brian May ("New Damage") make this a clear-cut winner. --Jeff Bateman

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Some mind-blowingly beautiful songs and some forgetable ones
David Bonesteel | 12/09/1998
(4 out of 5 stars)

"James' "Ring the Bells" really is breathtaking. I'm a big fan of James, and "Ring the Bell" is my favourite song of thiers, and I cried the first time I heard this version. R.E.M.'s "Drive" is really great, too. U2 "Untill the end of the World", and Sonic Youth's "JC" are both okay, and the rest of the songs didn't really hit with me, but the CD is well worth $15 of whatever just for "Ring the Bells""
Most of the wattage comes from the sun, not the bands
David Bonesteel | Fresno, CA United States | 05/01/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)

"All of the cuts on this album were recorded with solar energy, so it gets five stars for being environmentally progressive. If only the music were at the same level. Don't get me wrong, there is some very good stuff here. REM delivers a rocking version of "Drive" that is very different from the album version, Annie Lennox gives a beautiful rendition of "Cold," U2 is reliably excellent performing "Until the End of the World," and James (whom I had never heard of before) has a great song, "Ring the Bells." The rest of the disk is okay-none of the cuts are terrible, but there's nothing particularly exciting either. There are too many bands that I've never heard of whose performances don't make me eager to hear more.

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Some great songs and some ok ones.
David Bonesteel | 10/04/1998
(4 out of 5 stars)

"The version of Ring the Bells by James is the most ass kicking song I have ever heard. The other songs are ok."