Tibetan Freedom Concert (album)

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Tibetan Freedom Concert
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Live album by
Various Artists
ReleasedNovember 4, 1997
RecordedJune 8 and 9 1997
Genre various
Label Capitol
Producer Pat McCarthy, Sylvia Massy
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Tibetan Freedom Concert was a series of rock concerts between 1996 and 2001 to support the cause of Tibetan independence. This album covers the 1997 concert held in New York City. The album was recorded and produced by Pat McCarthy and Sylvia Massy, and mixed in New York City at Greene Street Studios.

Tibetan Freedom Concert

Tibetan Freedom Concert is the name given to a series of rock festivals held in North America, Europe and Asia from 1996 onwards to support the cause of Tibetan independence. The concerts were originally organized by the Beastie Boys and the Milarepa Fund. The idea for a Live Aid-style concert for Tibet was conceived by members of the group during the 1994 Lollapalooza Tour.

New York City Largest city in the United States

The City of New York, usually called either New York City (NYC) or simply New York (NY), is the most populous city in the United States and thus also in the state of New York. With an estimated 2017 population of 8,622,698 distributed over a land area of about 302.6 square miles (784 km2), New York is also the most densely populated major city in the United States. Located at the southern tip of the state of New York, the city is the center of the New York metropolitan area, the largest metropolitan area in the world by urban landmass and one of the world's most populous megacities, with an estimated 20,320,876 people in its 2017 Metropolitan Statistical Area and 23,876,155 residents in its Combined Statistical Area. A global power city, New York City has been described as the cultural, financial, and media capital of the world, and exerts a significant impact upon commerce, entertainment, research, technology, education, politics, tourism, art, fashion, and sports. The city's fast pace has inspired the term New York minute. Home to the headquarters of the United Nations, New York is an important center for international diplomacy.

Patrick McCarthy is a record producer from Dublin, Ireland who has worked for several rock and alternative rock artists, including The Waterboys, Counting Crows, R.E.M., and U2.


Track listing

Disc 1

  1. Opening prayers – Tibetan monks
  2. "Ground On Down" – Ben Harper
  3. "Blues Explosion Man" – The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion
  4. "Om Mani Padme Hung" – Yungchen Lhamo
  5. "About a Boy" – Patti Smith
  6. "Fake Plastic Trees" – Radiohead
  7. "Oh My God" – A Tribe Called Quest
  8. "One" – U2
  9. "Cast No Shadow" – Noel Gallagher
  10. "Wildflower" – Sonic Youth
  11. "Meija" – Porno for Pyros
  12. "The Celebration" – Nawang Khechog
  13. "This Is a Call" – Foo Fighters
  14. "The Bridge Is Over/Black Cop/South Bronx Medley" – KRS-One
  15. "Star Spangled Banner/Nobody Beats the Biz" – Biz Markie
  16. Closing prayers – Tibetan monks

Disc 2

  1. Opening prayers – Tibetan monks
  2. "Yellow Ledbetter" – Eddie Vedder & Mike McCready
  3. "Noise Brigade" – The Mighty Mighty Bosstones
  4. "Type Slowly" – Pavement
  5. "Gyi Ma Gyi" – Dadon
  6. "Heads of Government" – Lee "Scratch" Perry
  7. "She Caught the Katy" – Taj Mahal & The Phantom Blues Band
  8. "Beetlebum" – Blur
  9. "Electrolite" – Mike Mills and Michael Stipe
  10. "Ajo Sotop" – Chaksam-pa
  11. "Wake Up" – Alanis Morissette
  12. "Hyper-Ballad" – Björk
  13. "The Harder They Come" – Rancid
  14. "Root Down" – Beastie Boys
  15. "Closing prayers" – Tibetan monks

Disc 3

  1. "Birthday Cake" – Cibo Matto
  2. "Asshole" – Beck
  3. "Me, Myself & I" – De La Soul
  4. "Fu-Gee-La" – The Fugees
  5. "Bulls on Parade" – Rage Against the Machine

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