09 November 2001
Walk On for 'Tribute To Heroes' CD, Video
U2's performance of Walk On will feature in the all-star CD and DVD release of Tribute To Heroes, released in early December.
More than 50 musicians and celebrities donated their time and gifts to the US-wide simulcast on September 21st, which generated initial pledges of $150 million for those affected by the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
The CD will feature 21 musical performances, including those by Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young, Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder and Mike McCready, Alicia Keys, Celine Dion, and Willie Nelson. The DVD/VHS features the entire event, including between-song addresses.
The tracklist for "America: a Tribute to Heroes", released on December 4th is as follows:
Bruce Springsteen, "My City of Ruins"
Stevie Wonder and Take 6, "Love's in Need of Love Today"
U2, "Walk On"
Faith Hill, "There Will Come a Day"
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, "I Won't Back Down"
Enrique Iglesias, "Hero"
Neil Young, "Imagine"
Alicia Keys, "Someday We'll All Be Free"
Limp Bizkit with Goo Goo Dolls' Johnny Rzeznik, "Wish You Were Here"
Billy Joel, "New York State of Mind"
Dixie Chicks, "I Believe In Love"
Dave Matthews, "Everyday"
Wyclef Jean, "Redemption Song"
Mariah Carey, "Hero"
Bon Jovi, "Livin' on a Prayer"
Sheryl Crow, "Safe and Sound"
Eddie Vedder, Mike McCready, and Neil Young, "The Long Road"
Paul Simon, "Bridge Over Troubled Water"
Celine Dion, "God Bless America"
Willie Nelson et al., "America the Beautiful"
According to Billboard.com
, all five major record companies are suspending exclusivity clauses for their artists and waiving publishing fees - allowing all profits to be donated to the Sept. 11 Telethon Fund.
The CD will be released by Interscope Records in the U.S. and Canada Dec. 4, with Universal handling the distribution. Sony Music Entertainment will release the set outside of North America one day earlier, and Warner Bros. will release the DVD and VHS worldwide.