180g Vinyl Double LP packaged in a Full-Color Gatefold Jacket!
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.
• 180g Vinyl
• Double LP
• Gatefold jacket
• Limited time download card included
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: