Wake Up (Deluxe Edition)

CD+DVD (Columbia)

Available from 04/10/2010

17.50 €

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Musical powerhouses John Legend & The Roots present Wake Up!, eleven profoundly evocative songs pulled from the soulful music of the 60's and 70's all with an underlying theme of awareness, engagement and consciousness. The album is highlighted with familiar tracks like "Little Ghetto Boy" by Donny Hathaway mixed with more obscure selections like Baby Huey and the Babysitters' "Hard Times". Wake Up! also includes one original composition, John Legend's "Shine," which is featured in the upcoming documentary Waiting For Superman.

The deluxe edition of Wake Up! includes two exclusive bonus tracks plus a bonus DVD featuring live performances and an interview with John Legend and ?uestlove.

Track listing:


1. Hard Times (feat. Black Thought)

2. Compared To What

3. Wake Up Everybody (feat. Common & Melanie Fiona)

4. Our Generation (The Hope Of The World) (feat. CL Smooth)

5. Little Ghetto Boy (Prelude) (feat. Malik Yusef)

6. Little Ghetto Boy (feat. Black Thought)

7. Hang On In There

8. Humanity (Love The Way It Should Be)

9. Wholy Holy

10. I Can't Write Left Handed

11. I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free

12. Shine

Bonus tracks

13. Shine (Waiting for "Superman" Version)

14. Wake Up Everybody (Live In Studio Performance)


The bonus DVD "In The Studio with John Legend & The Roots" features an exclusive up-close-and-personal look at the making of the Wake Up! album, a interview with John Legend and Ahmir "?uestlove" Thompson, and live performances of "Shine" and "I Can't Write Left Handed."

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