Thursday, May 24, 2007

Healing the divide recording confirmed

As mentioned earlier, ANTI- will be releasing a recording of Tom Waits' performance at the Healing the divide benefit concert (September 21, 2003). An 'offical' confirmation is now up on the record company's website. still has the cd labelled as ,,currently not available'', but the release is scheduled for July 10.

Proceeds from the sales of the CD will benefit Healing the divide, a non-profit organization Richard Gere formed in 2001 in order to aid humanitarian crisis, and its Tibetan Health Initiative, which provides health insurance to Buddhist monks and nuns.

Track listening for Healing the Divide:

1. His Holiness the Dalai Lama (His Holiness the Dalai Lama)
2. Invocation (The Gyoto Tantric Choir)
3. Nivedan (Anoushka Shankar)
4. Peace Chants (Nawang Khechong and R. Carlos Nakai)
5. The Gambia (Phillip Glass and Foday Musa Suso)
6. Way Down in the Hole (Tom Waits and Kronos Quartet w/ Greg Cohen)
7. God's Away on Business (Tom Waits and Kronos Quartet w/ Greg Cohen)
8. Lost in the Harbor (Tom Waits and Kronos Quartet w/ Greg Cohen)
9. Diamond in Your Mind (Tom Waits and Kronos Quartet w/ Greg Cohen)

A Waits quote from the press release: ,,It's a spiritual insurance policy. Hell, at my age, the next group I put together, everyone may be playing a harp. All kidding aside, I owed His Holiness a favor. He did all my papers in school.''

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