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Get On The Bus: Music From And Inspired By The Motion Picture
Genres: Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop, R&B, Soundtracks
The title track from Curtis Mayfield's New World Order is also included on the soundtrack for Spike Lee's film about the Million Man March, Get on the Bus. Mayfield proclaims sweat is rolling down the Statue of Liberty's b... more »
The title track from Curtis Mayfield's New World Order is also included on the soundtrack for Spike Lee's film about the Million Man March, Get on the Bus. Mayfield proclaims sweat is rolling down the Statue of Liberty's brow because she's worried that "the sleeping giant" of racism and classism "is no longer sleeping." Similar calls to action are issued by such political rappers as Guru and a Tribe Called Quest. The album's highlight is a powerful version of Bob Marley's "Redemption Song" by Stevie Wonder. Though hip-hop and R&B dominate the album, two of the best cuts are gospel numbers. Kirk Franklin's "My Life Is in Your Hands" is religious, but the Neville Brothers' "Over a Million Strong" makes the connection between gospel music and political justice as the Civil Rights movement once did in the '60s. --Geoffrey Himes
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Good tracks, but dissapointing for what it's not
Christian Dawson | McLean, VA USA | 02/27/2000
(3 out of 5 stars)
"A bunch of good tracks on this album. However, the movie opens with one of the best tracks that Michael Jackson has done in years. Beautiful! Well, it's not here - nowhere to be found. A shame, since it does such a good job setting the tone for the movie. Not sure what the title of the song is, but it would singlehandedly force me to give this album a five star rating. Oh, well!"
What, no MJ??!!??
Christian Dawson | 09/14/2003
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I could not believe I was hearing a brand new track by the King of Pop when I saw the beginning of this movie. I was so excited, I immediately went online to buy it, only to see that it was not on the soundtrack! Now how the heck do you have Michael Jackson do a song for a movie and don't put it on a soundtrack? It's beyond me."
Christian Dawson | 09/23/2003
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I was equally disappointed that Michael Jackson's song opened the movie "Get On The Bus", but was absent from the soundtrack. There are some good tracks, but the soundtrack would have been much better had that song been included. For those who don't know, the name of the song is "On The Line", and it was written and produced by Babyface. The only place I have ever seen this song was on a special edition of "Ghosts". Hope this information is helpful to those who need it."