12-12-12: The Concert for Sandy Relief (album)

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12-12-12: The Concert for Sandy Relief
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Compilation album by Various artists
Released January 5, 2013 (2013-01-05)
Recorded December 12, 2012 (2012-12-12)
Venue Madison Square Garden
Genre Pop rock
Length 127:35
Label Columbia
Producer Dolan · Sykes · Weinstein

The 12-12-12: The Concert for Sandy Relief is a compilation album by various rock and pop music artists, released on January 5, 2013 in the United States.[1] A European version was released on January 18 later the same year.[2]

Content[edit]

The album features best-of live performances by Eric Clapton, Adam Sandler, Paul Shaffer, Bon Jovi, Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen, Roger Waters, The Rolling Stones, Alicia Keys, Billy Joel, The Who and Chris Martin. The recording of these performances took place while the mentioned artists performed at 12-12-12: The Concert for Sandy Relief on December 12, 2012 in New Yorks Madison Square Garden. The album was released as a double compact disc with musical material of over nearly two and a half hours under Columbia Records.[3] Performers who are not included on the album release are: Billy Crystal, Susan Sarandon, Brian Williams, Ben Stiller, Whoopi Goldberg, Kristen Stewart, Tony Danza, Jon Stewart, Chelsea Clinton, Jimmy Fallon, Stephen Colbert, Sean Combs, Steve Buscemi, Chris Rock, Kanye West, Seth Meyers, Bobby Moynihan, Jack McBrayer, Jake Gyllenhaal, Blake Lively, Katie Holmes, Jason Sudeikis, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jamie Foxx, Quentin Tarantino, Christoph Waltz and Olivia Wilde.

Chart performance[edit]

In Europe, the compilation album was not very successful peaking at position 83 on Switzerlands Schweizer Hitparade in February 2013. The 12-12-12: The Concert for Sandy Relief album reached number 60 in the Netherlands album chart, compiled by MegaCharts. On both of these album charts, the album stayed only one week, selling about 1,000 copies in each country.[4] In Belgium, however, the all-star release placed itself on position 46 in Flanders and reached number 31 on the Ultratop Wallonia chart. In Flanders, the album stayed seven weeks on the chart, in Wallonia twelve weeks, making Belgium the most successful European territory in which the album reached the official national charts.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3/5 stars[5]

For his AllMusic review, critic Stephen Thomas Erlewine notes the album is rare "star-studded" release, featuring "British classic rock royalty" with artists like "Roger Waters, the Who, The Rolling Stones and Eric Clapton". Erlewine, however, dislikes that "there is nothing from Kanye West and Dave Grohls collaboration with Paul McCartney" on the album. The critic mentions Eric Clapton's performance, stating "Clapton [is really] tearing into the Derek & the Dominos song 'Got to Get Better in a Little While'". Finishing his review for the music website, Erlewine awarded the release three out of five possible stars.[5]

Track listing[edit]

Chart positions[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "12-12-12: The Concert for Sandy Relief – Various Artists | Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved August 19, 2015. 
  2. ^ "12 12 12 – The Concert For Sandy Relief – Madison Square Garden – austrianchart.at". Ö3 Austria Top 40. Stefan Hung – Hung Medien. Retrieved August 19, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Various – 12-12-12 The Concert For Sandy Relief (CD) at Discogs". Discogs Releases. discogs.com. Retrieved August 19, 2015. 
  4. ^ Anders, Thomas (2011). Reading the Charts (in Dutch). Self Books. p. 98. 
  5. ^ a b "12/12/12: The Concert for Sandy Relief – Various Artists | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards | AllMusic". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved August 19, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Ultratop.be – 12 12 12 – The Concert For Sandy Relief Madison Square Garden" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved August 19, 2015.
  7. ^ "Ultratop.be – 12 12 12 – The Concert For Sandy Relief Madison Square Garden" (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved August 19, 2015.
  8. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – 12 12 12 – The Concert For Sandy Relief Madison Square Garden" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved August 19, 2015.
  9. ^ "Swisscharts.com – 12 12 12 – The Concert For Sandy Relief Madison Square Garden". Hung Medien. Retrieved August 19, 2015.
  10. ^ a b c "12/12/12: The Concert for Sandy Relief – Various Artists | Awards | AllMusic". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved August 19, 2015. 
  11. ^ "Billboard 200 Albums : Page 1 | Billboard". Billboard Magazine. Retrieved August 19, 2015. 
  12. ^ "Rock Albums : Page 1 | Billboard". Billboard Magazine. Retrieved August 19, 2015. 

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