|All Artists: Chaksam-pa, Alanis Morissette, Bjork, Rancid, Beastie Boys, Cibo Matto, Beck, De La Soul, The Fugees, Rage Against the Machine|
Title: Tibetan Freedom Concert; New York City, June 1997
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 2
Original Release Date: 11/4/1997
Release Date: 11/4/1997
Album Type: Enhanced, Live
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Alternative Rock, Folk, World Music, Jazz, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
Styles: Indie & Lo-Fi, American Alternative, British Alternative, New Wave & Post-Punk, Reggae, Jazz Fusion, Dance Pop, Adult Alternative, Jam Bands, Rock Jam Bands, Progressive, Progressive Rock, Album-Oriented Rock (AOR)
Number of Discs: 3
SwapaCD Credits: 3
This package is stuffed with top-line artists, and whoever chose the tracks knew what they were doing. With this kind of sprawl to deal with, track selection is like haiku: difficult, but evocative when done artfully. Radiohead does "Fake Plastic Trees," Rancid does Jimmy Cliff's "The Harder They Come," Patti Smith gets "About a Boy," and the Beasties weigh in with "Root Down." And on and on the list goes, from Sonic Youth to Taj Mahal. Maybe you don't think you want a no-commitment introduction to Tibetan music. Actually, you do--and there's some here. A huge record of a huge show. Comes recommended. --Gavin McNett
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(midnightguinea) from PHILADELPHIA, PA
Reviewed on 10/21/2006...
The plastic tray that holds disc one onto the cardboard case has fallen off. In otherwise decent condition.
0 of 2 member(s) found this review helpful.
The best way to remember this concert....
Brian Blueskye | Desert Hot Springs, CA | 07/24/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The Tibetan Freedom Concert in 1996 when shown on MTV changed my life forever when I discovered what was going on in Tibet. And when I got my first glimpse into Buddhist culture. This CD goes over 2 years of the Tibetan Freedom Concert. It is the first 2 that were held in 1996 and then in 1997. The CD is not just a youth approach to doing something for the Buddhist nation of Tibet, it's a celebration of Tibetan Culture. Many artists from Tibet appear along with bands like Rancid and The Beastie Boys on this CD. There are also chants from Buddhist monks. Eddie Vedder and Mike McCready of Pearl Jam play an acoustic version of "Yellow Ledbetter" that makes this CD well worth the money you paid for it. There is also a track that appears only on this CD from Rancid titled "The Harder They Come" Beck appears on the 3rd CD with "..." and De La Soul plays a very energetic version of "Me, Myself & I" The 3rd CD is also an enhanced CD for your PC that you will be very inspired by. It comes with a collection of information on what it is that you can do for Tibet and a Quicktime library of video files showing The Beastie Boys, Radiohead, Ben Harper, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, and some very special messages from His Holiness The Dalai Lama. As well as a short video of Adam Yauch of the Beastie Boys explaining how he got involved. This CD is truly a great way to remember these concerts. If you buy this CD, you not only get music, but a celebration of Tibet's spirit and culture celebrated through 2 years of concerts."
Great live songs from established acts, newbies, Tibetans
Brian Blueskye | 04/11/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This three cd collection exhibits the talent of many big-time established artists, such as U2, A Tribe Called Quest, Noel Gallagher, Foo Fighters, Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Beastie Boys, Alanis Morisette, Beck, the Fugees and Rage Against the Machine. It also shows off some up and coming artists, like the John Spencer Blue Explosion, Taj Mahal and the Phantom Blues Band, and Pavement. There're hits, like RATM's Bulls on Parade and Beasties' Root Down, but it's dominated by lesser known, non-single, songs. Beck's folky Asshole and Blur's answer to Oasis, Beetlebum. The cd is spiced with a share of traditional Tibetan chants and music, so you won't forget why this album was made. As MCA Adam Yauch says at the end of Root Down, "Let's not forget why we're all here. To help the people of Tibet get their freedom.""