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In 2004, Franti and his team traveled to the core of the red-zoned, war torn neighborhoods of Baghdad, the West Bank, and the Gaza Strip with his guitar, video cameras, and the intent to experience first hand the human cost of war. Out of this journey, he created a compelling documentary ("I Know I'm Not Alone") and a searing, reflective album of original songs. YELL FIRE is his most compelling, engaged collection of songs, fired by a fury at the injustice of war, and a rediscovery of love and community that supports those doing the fighting. It embraces reggae, blues, folk, hip-hop, and the anthem politics of rock artists like U2 and Springsteen. With massive grooves and soaring choruses, Franti and Spearhead have produced an album to inspire and ignite.
In 2004, Franti and his team traveled to the core of the red-zoned, war torn neighborhoods of Baghdad, the West Bank, and the Gaza Strip with his guitar, video cameras, and the intent to experience first hand the human cost of war. Out of this journey, he created a compelling documentary ("I Know I'm Not Alone") and a searing, reflective album of original songs. YELL FIRE is his most compelling, engaged collection of songs, fired by a fury at the injustice of war, and a rediscovery of love and community that supports those doing the fighting. It embraces reggae, blues, folk, hip-hop, and the anthem politics of rock artists like U2 and Springsteen. With massive grooves and soaring choruses, Franti and Spearhead have produced an album to inspire and ignite.
045778680726

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Format: CD
Label: ANTI
Catalog: 86807
Rel. Date: 07/25/2006
UPC: 045778680726

Yell Fire
Artist: Michael Franti & Spearhead
Format: CD
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In 2004, Franti and his team traveled to the core of the red-zoned, war torn neighborhoods of Baghdad, the West Bank, and the Gaza Strip with his guitar, video cameras, and the intent to experience first hand the human cost of war. Out of this journey, he created a compelling documentary ("I Know I'm Not Alone") and a searing, reflective album of original songs. YELL FIRE is his most compelling, engaged collection of songs, fired by a fury at the injustice of war, and a rediscovery of love and community that supports those doing the fighting. It embraces reggae, blues, folk, hip-hop, and the anthem politics of rock artists like U2 and Springsteen. With massive grooves and soaring choruses, Franti and Spearhead have produced an album to inspire and ignite.

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''Yell Fire!'' is a 2006 album by the reggae-influenced band Michael Franti and Spearhead. It was inspired by Michael Franti's trip to the Middle East, visiting Iraq, Israel, and the Palestinian territories. It is a politically charged album, with each track focusing on a controversial issue. The album was recorded in Kingston, Jamaica and San Francisco and released on July 25, 2006 by ANTI- and Liberation Records.

In the album's first week of sales, it had sold 7,215 copies and by March 28, 2007, ''Yell Fire!'' had sold 62,755 copies. In the U.S. the album peaked at #125 on the Billboard 200, but also peaked at #6 on Independent Albums and #1 on Heatseeker Albums. - Wikipedia

With Sly & Robbie guesting, the ever-worthy lefty polemicist steps up his rhythmic game here. And maybe boosts his pop profile too-Pink's also onboard.

 

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