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Songs for Tibet: The Art of Peace is a music album with contributions from a number of musicians from throughout the world, including the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada and South Africa. The artists include Sting, Garbage, Rush, Suzanne Vega, Jonatha Brooke and Alanis Morissette. The album is an initiative to support Tibet, the promotion of peace, basic fundamental human rights, including freedom of speech and religion and the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso. Songs for Tibet is a project from the Art of Peace Foundation in Washington, DC. The executive director of the Art of Peace Foundation, Michael Wohl, is executive producer of the album. Producer Rupert Hine oversaw the musical direction of the project.[1]

Songs for Tibet
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Compilation album by
Various artists
ReleasedAugust 5, 2008 iTunes Store (download)
August 12, 2008 CD
GenreAcoustic, rock
ProducerThe Art of Peace Foundation

Songs for Tibet was released to coincide with the start of the Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics on August 8, 2008. The album was released on iTunes August 5, 2008, and the CD was made available August 19.

On August 5, 2008, the Art of Peace Foundation released the video "Songs for Tibet: Freedom Is Expression," which was directed by Mark Pellington. The video can be seen on YouTube and on the Art of Peace Foundation's website.

Songs for Tibet was the No. 1 Rock Album on iTunes in the United States, France, Canada, Italy, and the Netherlands. The producer of the album, the Art of Peace Foundation, alleged that China had blocked its residents from the iTunes Music Store after the album became a hit.[2]

Track listingEdit

Disc one
No.TitleWriter(s)PerformerLength
1."Hide & Seek 2"HeapImogen Heap4:08
2."Send Your Love" (Art of Peace mix)StingSting4:47
3."Versions of Violence" (recorded in dressing room in Cologne)Morissette, SigsworthAlanis Morissette4:17
4."Belief"MayerJohn Mayer3:44
5."Better" (piano & voice)SpektorRegina Spektor3:08
6."We Are All Made of Stars" (2008)MobyMoby4:04
7."Making Noise" Damien Rice & The Cheshire Project4:05
8."More Than This" (Campfire take)CarltonVanessa Carlton4:49
9."Nothing Fades" (Kosen Rufu version)SheikDuncan Sheik4:28
10."Where Are You Going" (live in Copenhagen)[1][3] MatthewsDave Matthews & Tim Reynolds4:03
Disc two
No.TitleWriter(s)PerformerLength
1."Song of Sand" (Great City version)VegaSuzanne Vega3:09
2."All the Good in This Life"GarbageGarbage4:20
3."Hope" (live for The Art of Peace)Alex LifesonRush2:23
4."Madonna on the Curb" (Peace mix) Jonatha Brooke3:33
5."In These Times" (The Concord mix)Joan ArmatradingJoan Armatrading3:10
6."All My Mistakes"Jeff Cohen, Alex Ejsmont, TeiturTeitur feat. Tarira3:58
7."Alive in the World"BrowneJackson Browne4:11
8."Better Way" (live in Six-Fours-Les-Plage)HarperBen Harper5:00
9."The Heart of the Matter" (Underlying mix)HineRupert Hine5:04
10."To Heal (And Restore Broken Bodies)"Karl Hyde, Rick SmithUnderworld4:58

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