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Published: 2013/01/22

Peter Gabriel, Billy Bragg, Edward Sharpe Cover Songs for Benefit Album

Peter Gabriel, Billy Bragg, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Joseph Arthur and Brett Dennen contribute songs on Home Recordings, Vol. 1, the first benefit album from the non-profit The Voice Project. The release features the aforementioned artists and many more covering songs about home and peace, which were recorded over the last three years in support of music-based peace efforts in Eastern and Central Africa. The proceeds from the album will go to supporting the The Voice Project’s Amplify Peace efforts to broadcast messages of peace and reconciliation on local FM radio stations in combat zones like the Democratic Republic of Congo, Central African Republic and South Sudan. Home Recordings, Vol. 1 was released on digital download today and can be purchased here. The full tracklist, which includes covers of songs by The Beatles, Tom Waits, Ryan Adams, Peter Gabriel and more, can be viewed below. Peter Gabriel provides a more detailed explanation of the project in the video above.

The Voice Project – Home Recordings, Vol. 1

01. Acello Miriam / Local “Dwog Paco” (Come Home) Song
02. Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros feat. The Gulu Widows Choir (The Voice Project Remix by Chris Holmes & Alex Ebert)
03. The Gulu Widows Choir / Joe Purdy’s “Suitcase”
04. Joe Purdy / REM’s “Swan Swan H”
05. Mike Mills / Billy Bragg’s “Sing Their Souls Back Home”
06. Billy Bragg / Joanna Newsom’s “On A Good Day”
07. Gary Go / Joseph Arthur’s “Chicago”
08. Joseph Arthur / Peter Gabriel’s “Shock The Monkey”
09. Peter Gabriel / Tom Waits’ “In The Neighborhood”
10. Tom Freund / Bret Dennen’s “There Is So Much More”
11. Brett Dennen / Citizen Cope’s “Healing Hands”
12. Angélique Kidjo / Hugh Masekela’s “Soweto Blues”
13. The Submarines / The Beatles “For No One”
14. Garrison Starr / Joey Ryan’s “Broken Headlights”
15. The Milk Carton Kids / Cary Brothers’ ”Ghost Town”
16. Cary Brothers & Laura Jansen / Ryan Adams’ “Come Pick Me Up”
17. Spirit Family Reunion / Sonny & The Sunsets‘ “Too Young To Burn”
18. Priscilla Ahn / Benji Hughes’ “Masters In China”

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