Tis the season…well, almost. As usual, we can expect to be inundated with entertainment industry professionals looking to pretty up their tax forms with some end-of-the-year charity work, but at least it’s all for a good cause, right? Hard Rock is getting a jump on the impending holiday season with their Serve2 compilation, available for download on iTunes. The net proceeds of which will go to Artists Against Hunger and Poverty, an artist-directed special program of World Hunger Year.
Not only is it for a good cause, but the compilation is pretty solid (and at 25 tracks, pretty damn hefty), featuring previously unreleased and live cuts from old school heavyweights like Bruce Springsteen and Bob Dylan, but also newer and more vital acts like The Hold Steady. Even New Found Glory and Andrew W.K. managed to sneak on there. You can sample a live rendition of “Baby It’s a Fact” by Hellogoodbye (available on Serve2) here mp3 (or download it at Synthesis.net). Full track listing after the jump.
01. The Ghost Of Tom Joad (Live In Dublin) – performer – Bruce Springsteen
02. Heal Over (Live At Gaia Music, London) – performer – KT Tunstall
03. The Ballad of Hollis Brown (Live At Carnegie Hall, 1963) – performer – Bob Dylan
04. Big Ol’ Game – performer – Joss Stone
05. Casino Nation (Live From Melbourne, Australia) – performer – Jackson Browne
06. 107° – performer – Citizen Cope|Alice Smith
07. The Times They Are A-Changin’ (Live From Boston) – performer – Brandi Carlile
08. Bring It On Home To Me – performer – Marc Broussard
09. Arms And Hearts – performer – The Hold Steady
10. Dareh Meyod (Live At Madison Square Garden) – performer – O.A.R.
11. Lay Down – performer – Natasha Bedingfield
12. Nothing Left To Lose (Acoustic Version) – performer – Mat Kearney
13. Stay The Night – performer – Ghosts
14. This Is My World – performer – Andrew W.K.
15. Better (Live From Joe’s Pub) – performer – Toby Lightman
16. Bell Bottom Blues – performer – Sons Of William
17. Baby It’s Fact (Live From New York, NY) – performer – Hellogoodbye
18. Start Again – performer – Josh Rouse
19. You Haven’t Done Nothin’ – performer – Jen Chapin
20. Man-Child – performer – Eli Cook & Electric Holy Fire Water
21. Love To Begin – performer – Griffin House
22. God’s Last Days – performer – Favourite Sons
23. Everybody’s Jesus – performer – AM
24. Sonny (Live) – performer – New Found Glory
25. A River Blue – performer – Joseph Arthur