Grammy-winning singer/songwriter/guitarist Ani DiFranco releases her eagerly awaited album Which Side Are You On? on her own label Righteous Babe Records. The album marks her first studio album in more than three years.
Which Side Are You On? features 11 new songs alongside a radically reworked rendition of the classic title song, famously popularized by the one and only Pete Seeger nearly five decades ago, but no less relevant today. Backing DiFranco is a remarkably diverse line-up of stellar musicians, including members of her own crack touring band as well as such guest players as Ivan and Cyril Neville (of New Orleans' first family of funk and R&B, The Neville Brothers), avant-saxophonist Skerick (Pearl Jam, R.E.M., Bonnie Raitt, The Meters), acclaimed singer/songwriter Anais Mitchell, guitarist Adam Levy (Norah Jones, Tracy Chapman, Amos Lee), and a host of New Orleans-based horn players known for their work in such outfits as Galactic, Bonerama, and the Rebirth Brass Band.
The newly recorded version of "Which Side Are You On?" is a funk-fueled epic, incorporating not just Ani's band but Pete Seeger himself on banjo and vocals alongside The Rivertown Kids, a Hudson Valley-based children's chorus and The Roots of Music Marching Crusaders, a brass band consisting of students from The Roots of Music, a music education program for at-risk middle-school students in New Orleans. DiFranco contributed her own straight-from-the headlines verses to the song and has used it to closer her own live shows ever since. The album represents an extraordinary snapshot of DiFranco's own life as well as her sense of where the country stands at this particular moment in time.
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LP1 - Side One:
1. Life Boat
3. Which Side Are You On?
LP1 - Side Two:
LP2 - Side Three:
8. If Yr Not
LP2 - Side Four: