Pope Francis releasing a rock album, really (listen to a song)
As you may have heard, Pope Francis is in NYC right now delighting followers and annoying grumpy commuters all over the city. What you may not have heard is that Pope Francis is releasing a pop album. Kind of. It's titled Wake Up! and features "the sacred hymns of the musical Christian tradition reworked by contemporary composers with extracts from Pope Francis' speeches." Spoken in four languages, the music is equally global, with songs ranging from pop, rock and Latin music to Gregorian chants. You can get a taste via "Wake Up! Go! Go! Forward!" which is in anthemic, arena-rock mode. Listen, and check out the Wake Up! tracklist (and its many contributors), below. The LP's out November 27.
The Pope's mass at MSG happens tonight (9/25), part of his North American tour.
Pope Francis - Wake Up! tracklist
1 - "Annuntio vobis gaudium magnum!" (6:54) - Extract Of Speech in Italian.
First greeting from the Central Loggia of St. Peter's Basilica - Vatican City (13th March 2013)
Music Track: Tu Es Petrus with an insert of Adonai (Jewish traditional prayer)
2 - "Salve Regina" (5:17) - Extracts Of Speeches in Spanish and Italian.
Meeting with young people from Argentina in the Cathedral of St. Sebastian Cathedral in Rio De Janeiro - Brazil (25th July 2013)
Music Track: Salve Regina
3 - "Cuidar el planeda" (4:46) - Extract Of Speech in Spanish.
Speech in the occasion of the Pope visit at FAO in Rome - Italy (20th November 2014)
Music Track: Cuidar El Planeda (Cantico delle creature in Spagnolo)
4 - "¿Por qué sufren los ninos?" (5:20) - Extract Of Speech in Spanish.
Speech in occasion of the meeting with young people at the sports field of St. Thomas University in Manila The Philippines (18th January 2015)
Music Track: Jesu dulcis memoria
5 - "Non lasciatevi rubare la speranza!" (3:57) - Extract Of Speech in Italian.
Speech to the students of the Jesuit schools of Italy and Albania at the Paul VI Audience Hall - Vatican City (7th June 2013)
Music Track: Christe Redemptor Omnium
6 - "La Iglesia no puede ser una ONG!" (4:49) - Extract Of Speech in Spanish.
Meeting with young people from Argentina at the Cathedral of St. Sebastian in Rio De Janeiro - Brazil (25th July 2013)
Music Track: Ubi Carita et Amor, Deus ibi est
7 - "Wake up! Go! Go! Forward!" (5:12) - Extract Of Speech in English.
Homily during the closing Mass for the VI Asian Youth Day at the Haemi Castle - South Korea (17th August 2014)
Music Track: Ego sum Resurrectio et Vitam
8 - "La fe es entera, no se licua!" (4:32) - Extract Of Speech in Spanish.
Speech on the occasion of the meeting with young people from Argentina at the Cathedral of St. Sebastian in Rio De Janeiro - Brazil (25th July 2013)
Music Track: Vexilla regis prodeunt
9 - "Pace! Fratelli!" (5:52) - Extract Of Speech in Italian.
Invocation for peace together with Shimon Peres and Mahmoud Abbas at the Vatican Gardens - Vatican City (8th June 2014)
Music Track: Veni Sancte Spiritus
10 - "Santa famiglia di Nazareth" (5:10) - Extract Of Speech in Italian.
Prayer on the occasion of the Family Day on the square of St. Peter's Basilica - Vatican City (27th October 2013)
Music Track: Santa Famiglia di Nazareth
11 - "Fazei o que Ele vos disser!" (3:31) - Extracts Of Speeches in Portuguese and Italian.
Homily during the Holy Mass in the Basilica of the Shrine of "Our Lady of the Concemption of Aparecida" - Brazil (24th July 2013)
Music Track: Ave Maris Stella