Bruce Springsteen, The Who + Rolling Stones Featured On Sandy Relief Live Album

A highlights album featuring some of the best moments from last Wednesday's 12-12-12 concert is now available at iTunes.

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A highlights album featuring some of the best moments from last Wednesday's (Dec. 12) 12-12-12 concert is now available at iTunes, with plans for a CD release on Jan. 22. Two dozen of the best performances and collaborations are included, with at least $6.50 from each sale going to the Robin Hood Relief Fund.

Amongst the highlights are tracks from Bruce Springsteen, The Who, The Rolling Stones and Adam Sandler's collaboration with Paul Shaffer on the Sandy Relief Version of "Hallelujah". Eric Clapton's two songs are included, as are three by Billy Joel and three by Roger Waters, including his version of "Comfortably Numb" with Eddie Vedder.

Not making the cut are the Paul McCartney collaboration with Nirvana, and the Springsteen and Bon Jovi duets, UltimateClassicRock reports. With 50 performances from Madison Square Garden, some cuts were made necessary and it's possible - as Vintage Vinyl News points out - that rights or contractual issues may have prevented a few songs from being included. As previously reported, "Cut Me Some Slack" is available separately at iTunes.

"12-12-12 The Concert for Sandy Relief" is on sale for $12.99 at iTunes.

The track list is as follows:

1. Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, "Land of Hope and Dreams" 2. Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, "Wrecking Ball" 3. Roger Waters, "Another Brick In The Atlantic Wall Part I, II & III" 4. Roger Waters, "Us And Them" 5. Roger Waters (Feat. Eddie Vedder), "Comfortably Numb" 6. Adam Sandler and Paul Shaffer, "Hallelujah (Sandy Relief Version)" 7. Bon Jovi, "It's My Life" 8. Bon Jovi, "Wanted Dead Or Alive" 9. Eric Clapton, "Got To Be Better In A Little While" 10. Eric Clapton, "Crossroads" 11. The Rolling Stones, "You Got Me Rocking" 12. The Rolling Stones, "Jumpin Jack Flash" 13. Alicia Keys, "No One" 14. The Who, "Who Are You" 15. The Who, "Baba O'Reilly" 16. The Who, "Love Reign O'er Me" 17. Billy Joel, "Miami 2017 (Seen The Lights Go Out On Broadway)" 18. Billy Joel, "Moving Out (Anthony's Song)" 19. Billy Joel, "You May Be Right" 20. Chris Martin, "Viva La Vida" 21. Chris Martin (Feat. Michael Stipe), "Losing My Religion" 22. Chris Martin, "Us Against The World" 23. Paul McCartney, "Helter Skelter" 24. Alicia Keys, "Empire State Of Mind"

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    Some really weird choices here. Only one McCartney song? No Born to Run? No New York State of Mind? I approve of the complete lack of Kanye though.
    Kain Highwind
    Cause he's rap and rap isn't music, right? He was better than Bon Jovi and Chris Martin by far (Except for Losing My Religion)
    I wondered how many comments it would take for someone to not want Chris Martin. The answer was 2.
    I thought Kanye was rather weak that night compared to some of his other performances. Cool that he brought out a good collection of MBDTF songs though. Also, if nothing else, I'd want Kanye on the DVD to see a higher quality version of the crowd's hilarious looks of disapproval.
    The fact that it doesn't include Cut Me Some Slack is an immediate disappointment, let alone the lack of solo McCartney and Born to Run with Bon Jovi & Bruce. The fact that they removed Kanye entirely is hysterical and appropriate.
    I'm guessing Cut Me Some Slack was excluded because of something to do with rights for the Sound City soundtrack - I don't think Dave wants it released externally beforehand.
    They cut Kanye from the album because of his leather skirt he wore. I've never seen someone look more stupid.
    I don't know why Kanye West was even added to the line up. You have all these legendary rock acts and then some rapper who is dating Kim Kardashian. Not to mention that leather curtain he was God....
    Kain Highwind
    Bon Jovi =/= legendary
    I would say they are. Songs like Livin' On A Prayer and You Give Love A Band Name are still being played today, over 25 years after they were first released.
    Kain Highwind
    Long playtime doesn't mean anything Bands like Poison and Warrant still have their songs played on the radio. Does that make them legendary? Nickelback will still be played in 10 years. Are they legendary? We Built This City is still on the radio. Would you say that's legendary?
    Legendary = Extremely well known; famous or renowned. If all these bands will be remembered somehow, then they will fall under that definition. Whether they are remembered for the same reason is a different matter all together i.e. Nickelback compared to The Beatles. It's more down to personal preference whether you think they have a positive effect but if you mention the names of most of them, people will know of them. Same could be said about Kanye but he hasn't been around nearly as long as the others.
    I don't agree with the narrow minded "Kanye isn't music" comments here, but the music he makes isn't catered for live performance... as long as he's just going to (poorly) rap over backing tracks. At least throw a live band in there and make it interesting. His performance was one of the hardest things to sit through. Absolutely terrible.
    im just glad to see they used the epic version of comfortably numb
    Kain Highwind
    Its sad that people really think this How is it not music?
    It's not that rap isn't music, it's just that Kanye specifically gave an awful performance. I like a few of his songs and he definitely wasn't anywhere near his best.
    Darth Wader
    Roger Daltrey sounded embarrassingly terrible on The Who songs. So not sure why they gave them 3 songs. And I see they cut out Bon Jovi's Livin' On A Prayer, probably because it highlights that he chooses to no longer even attempt to hit the high notes of that song
    Kain Highwind
    Worst performance by the Who I've ever heard Townshend is still really good but Daltrey just needs to go ahead and call it a day And they really should've gotten Vedder for Love, Reign O'er Me instead of Comfortably Numb. He really does that song justice
    Darth Wader
    Yep agree, Townsend is still really good and always fun to watch.
    Daltrey's voice has been like this for awhile but it's this or no the who at all so.. This is actually one of the better performances by him in some time, about 1/2 of it was ok vocal wise, which is better then usual. But.. it's still The Who.. So i just accept it and am glad to still hear them.
    Kanye is more relevant then a lot of those bands, most of which haven't released a truly great album in 20+ years. He's released 6 critically acclaimed albums in less then 10 years and is probably the most influential rapper and producer of the last decade. Say what you want, he's an artist who keeps experimenting and evolving. I enjoyed his performance even though it lacked live musicians, he had enough stage presence to hold it together even without the bulk production he'd usually have, it's not his fault the bulk of the people there were there to see classic bands play their hits. PS I fkcuing loved the leather skirt.
    Most of that comment is crap anyway but the leather skirt is some of the most retarded looking "clothing" I have ever seen so I cannot take your opinion seriously.
    Am I the only one who changed the channel about 30 seconds into kanye's set? I started laughing when he started doing that whole "click, click, click, click" thing. Then I guess the next line of the song rhymed the word "dick" and he didn't say it (I guess he censored himself) so there was this gap in the song where there was no sound, and Kanye just skipped around the stage for a while. It was pathetic. Also, there where hardly any lights on him or his backing band (guy who hits the PLAY button on the CD player hooked into the PA) so it was kind of difficult to see what was going on. On another note, he had the word Pyrex printed on the back of his hoodie/jersey and that is a well known ingredient in the making of crack cocaine (Learned this from His whole presence at this event just seemed very inappropriate in my opinion.
    Well lets be honest... Adam sandler could use a better music career other then that weddingsinger movie of his.