Classic Rockers Contribute to New Benefit Album for Cancer Research
Some familiar classic rock artists are part of You Can’t Live on Love Alone: Songs for the Fight Against Multiple Myeloma, a new benefit compilation that will be released on June 2.
Jim Peterik (ex-Survivor, the Ides of March), Donnie Iris & the Cruisers and Blue Sky Riders (featuring Kenny Loggins, Georgia Middleman and Gary Burr) are among the artists who will appear on the album.
Additionally, the new record features cover versions of several classic rock favorites, including a fresh take on Starship’s “We Built This City,” recorded by singer-songwriter Joshua Jesty and Journey’s “Any Way You Want It” interpreted by New York City-based band Scout.
You Can’t Live on Love Alone was curated by Ultimate Classic Rock contributors Jeff Giles and Matt Wardlaw and features a total of 19 tracks, 10 of which are previously unreleased, and many that were recorded live in the studio during episodes of their Popdose podcast The Matt 'n' Jeff Radio Hour. Proceeds from the sales of the compilation will initially benefit former music publicist Pigeon O’Brien, a longtime friend of Popdose facing a mountain of medical bills after being diagnosed with multiple myeloma in March 2014. In the long term, they will benefit the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation.
“This was a true labor of love for a wonderful friend in need,” says Wardlaw. “We just wanted to create a good collection of music that people would enjoy and, hopefully, send them away with a few new groups and artists to learn more about. That’s a pretty appropriate goal, considering that Pigeon spent part of her career similarly seeking to introduce music fans to bands that she loves.”
You Can’t Live on Love Alone will be available for purchase on Amazon, iTunes, Bandcamp and Google Play. Amazon pre-orders are active now.
'You Can’t Live on Love Alone: Songs for the Fight Against Multiple Myeloma' Track Listing
“Let Me Be Your Witness” — Brandon Schott. Previously unreleased live track recorded in 2009 during Schott’s dates in support of his album Dandelion, which was recorded over the one-year anniversary of Brandon’s own diagnosis, treatment and recovery from cancer.
“Swallowing Pride” — Don Dixon. Previously unreleased demo recorded in 1983 for the Me & Dixon project featuring Dixon on bass, Parthenon Huxley on guitar and Rob Ladd on drums.
“Little to the Left” — Nat Osborn. Previously unreleased. Recorded live for the Matt ‘N’ Jeff Radio Hour on 03/22/13.
“No Rest for the Wicked” — Donnie Iris & the Cruisers. Released on the Ellwood City album.
“Home”— Jason Myles Goss. Demo of a track from Jason’s 2012 release, Radio Dial.
“Honky Tonking Tonight” — Philip Gibbs. Released on the Box Canyon Blues album.
“Blame It All on the Wind” — Jay Nash. Previously unreleased. Recorded live for the Matt ‘N’ Jeff Radio Hour on 02/12/13.
“I Take It on Faith” — Roscoe Born. Previously available only on YouTube. One of many recordings from the Emmy-nominated actor and songwriter.
“Do What You Gotta Do” — Don Rosler & Jay Ward. Recorded in 2007 and previously only available on their websites.
“Vehicle” — Jim Peterik. Previously unreleased acoustic version of the Peterik-penned No. 2 hit for the Ides of March. Recorded live for the Matt ‘N’ Jeff Radio Hour on 12/06/12.
“Dream” — Blue Sky Riders. Released on the Live at the Rutledge EP.
“Any Way You Want It” – Scout. Cover of the Journey hit from the out-of-print All I Want Is You CD maxi-single.
“Cut and Dry” — Patti Rothberg. Released on the Overnight Sensation album.
“Good Will” — Emily Hurd. Released on the Any Given Day album.
“You Can’t Live on Love Alone” [Demo] — Justin Currie. Previously unreleased demo recorded during sessions in between What Is Love For and The Great War.
“Rock Paper Scissors” — Julian Velard & Bleu. Recorded in 2007 and released on the 15 Years of B-Sides compilation.
“Do You Wrong” — Jules Shear. Previously unreleased song from the Longer to Get to Yesterday sessions.
“Conversations with the Moon” — Steve Poltz. Previously unreleased. Recorded live for the Matt ‘N’ Jeff Radio Hour on 06/05/12.
“We Built This City” — Joshua Jesty. Cover of the Starship hit recorded specifically for this compilation.
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