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Yell Fire! Limited Edition [Import]

Michael Franti & SpearheadAudio CD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (81 customer reviews)

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One of the most respected, socially active artists in music, Michael Franti returns with his latest studio album, All People (Capitol Records). The album features the hit singles "I'm Alive (Life Sounds Like)" and "Life Is Better With You.”

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (June 19, 2006)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Liberation
  • ASIN: B000FIHJQA
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (81 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,190,979 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Time To Go Home
2. Yell Fire!
3. I Know I'm Not Alone
4. East To The West
5. Sweet Little Lies
6. Hello Bonjour
7. One Step Closer
8. Hey Now Now
9. Everybody On A Move
10. See You In The Light
11. Light Up Ya Lighter
12. What I've Seen
13. Tolerance
14. Is Love Enough

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The Limited Edition Version of the "Yell Fire!" Album Will Include a Bonus Dvd (Pal) that features Selection of Music and Images from Michael Franti's First Feature Film "i Know I'm Not Alone" which He Made During his Travels to the War Zones of Iraq, Israel and Palestine. Includes a Two Minute Trailer of the Film Along with Photo Gallery, Interviews (Including the Planning of the Trip), Live Street Performances, Acoustic Performance and "Colors in the Box" Music Video.

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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What Language do You Love in? July 25, 2006
Format:Audio CD
Out of 5 stars, I give "Yell Fire!" 6 stars.

I had the good fortune to catch Michael Franti and Spearhead's gig in mid-June, and then saw Michael's movie "I Know I'm Not Alone" afterwards---these songs have been jammin on my brain since. On top of that, a friend let me sneak a listen from a pre-pressing of "Yell Fire!", and boy does this album hump and pump into the great beyond--beyond my already hightened expectations. In short: well worth the purchase. Spearhed fans will drink deeply from this well-spring, and if this is your first Michael Franti/Spearhead album--you're in for a treat!

But, why 6 stars? Simply, this album is inspired and will quite possibly inspire you. The songs are crafted out 2 main influence streams. First, Michael Franti recently traveled to Iraq, Isreal and Palestine to connect with various "everyday folks" (including various people in military service) about war and military occupation. The footage shot during this time became the movie "I Know I'm Not Alone" and is also highly recommended. Needless to say, visitng militarily occupied areas in the Middle East these days would touch a profound place in anyone, but Michael is also a dedicated spiritual-pracititioner and these days is such a brightly-burning-being of such tremendous One-Love light that his personal charm and his finely-crafted songs are infectous and uplifting, reminding us of our human-humane essence.

Raised on "classic rock", I have not been much of a fan of hip-hop, but hey-- Spearhead's music is straight-up and hand-made: guitars, drum kit, bass, keyboards, and conscious lyrics. No tricks, except some honest hard work over many years, and a healthy appreciation for life.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
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I have to start off by saying that I'm 52 and have been a musician for most of my life, have seen many trends come and go and continue to stay open-minded about all forms of music as long as they respect the past and break new ground. That said, I was given a copy of "Home" by a friend a couple of years ago and told that this was the type of hip-hop related music that I was looking for and that Franti and cohorts deserved to be wildly famous. Soon I had bought all available recordings by them and respected the range of songwriting, production, and continuity of vision not only in message but in overall presentation.

Yell Fire is one of those rare culminating moments for an artist who is seasoned, at the top of the game and prepared to lay bare all that is important and personal for his/her/their art. This album is an absolute classic from the starting gate. Springsteen's "Born In The USA" comes to mind; so does Pink Floyd's "The Wall", Led Zeppelin IV, Sgt. Pepper, the Fugee's "The Score", Marvin Gaye's "What's Going On" . . . well, I think the point is made. The elements that make Franti's and Spearhead's work so fresh from release to release (hip-hop, soul, folk, rock, reggae, jam band)are combined, stripped down, rebuilt and presented with a message of peace borne from first hand experience of a war zone and a long history of social activism. The messages come across loud and clear while the music just makes you feel good, relaxed and invigorated.

Michael and company's vision is mature, accessible and altogether a joy to listen to. It covers all the bases that a conscious artist can cover and does so simply, elegantly and with great humor, compassion and humility.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
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What is it about Michael Franti and Spearhead?

Words as a poor substitution excused, here are some adjectives that you should be able to experience in this music: (in alphabetical order)

Accepting, conscious, danceable, encouraging, educated, fearless, generous, honest, hot, huge, inclusive, infectious, imaginative, inspirational, intellectual, organic, original, polished, raw, reflective, reverent, transforming, warm and welcoming.

There is no more I want in my music!

My recommendations for first timers are "Everyone Deserves Music" and "Yell Fire"

ENJOY!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Phenomenal new album August 31, 2006
By Katie H
Format:Audio CD
Yell Fire! is the best CD I've bought this year- and that includes Matisyahu and Ben Harper's new CDs (also both excellent). There are a few songs on here that he's been playing at his shows for the last year but had not been released so if you've seen him live, you'll be thrilled to have them on a recording. Spearhead does an excellent job of bringing each song to its full potential and the album is a mixture of intelligent thoughtful songs (many about the war and current political climate) and ones that were clearly written to make you want to DANCE! Buy it- but more importantly, go see Michael Franti and Spearhead live b/c their shows are better than any album.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Michael Franti for President July 27, 2006
Format:Audio CD
Franti has yet to be exposed to a mass audience - yet, he is hands down one of the most prolific speakers of our time. While I believe he has limits musically, it's what he says, and how he says it, that's the big draw. This CD is far enough away from his last two efforts to make it interesting and not a replica of the past releases, with the focus being on war, religion and our fear as humans losing control of our lives due to worldwide violence. While Everyone Deserves Music was more celebratory sounding, Yell Fire is somber lyrically. However, Spearhead still mixes it up with reggae, funk and hip hop flavors, bootie shaking beats and an uplifting message to keep the faith that we can overcome.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it!
Michael Franti and Spearhead at their best. The stars were definitely aligned when they created Yell Fire. Road trip anyone?
Published 14 days ago by Fran K. Bouchard
3.0 out of 5 stars CD was damaged enough not to play in my vehicle but played fine at...
Love the artist & the music, was totally bummed that the CD wouldn't play in my car without repeatedly skipping :( thankfully it plays fine at home
Published 1 month ago by Jennifer Daniels
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent!
I think this is one of his best cds. Great musician- I enjoyed everything on it, and listen to it frequently.
Published 3 months ago by Taradiddle
4.0 out of 5 stars Conscience.
Music with a message. Reggae not only is feel good, but should also reveal a little about humanity, good and bad. This album does it.
Published 5 months ago by Christine Storms
5.0 out of 5 stars Yell Fire! Live
I ordered the studio version and was sent the live version. No worries as Yell Fire! Live is a great CD.
Published 6 months ago by Bill
5.0 out of 5 stars He is at the forefront of a true human spiritual awakening.
Michael is the voice of humanity, he is the Ghandi of the dance hall. The barrio impresario, The angel of God's truth, that love will triumph over evil, greed and avarice. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Gary R.
5.0 out of 5 stars THE BEST
FRANTI, Michael, with SPEARHEAD. Yellfire. Anti. 2006. $14.85.
MF, voc, guit, comp; others

My two favorite rappers are MC Solaar and Michael Franti. Read more
Published 11 months ago by David Keymer
5.0 out of 5 stars great tunes
Thoughtful and powerful. Thoughtful and powerful. I gotta fill in 8 more words. I'll say it again: Thoughtful and powerful!
Published 12 months ago by kcar
5.0 out of 5 stars Michael Franti
Michael is a true artist and great singer and I am growing to love his music more and more. I like some of his music better than others. This is a good CD.
Published 17 months ago by Marian J. Farris
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it!
Although I bought this cd thinking it was a new release, it is an older one but the music and the lyrics are still awesome. Read more
Published 19 months ago by Maggie Baker
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