|We Shall Overcome|
BurlingTown cassette cover
|Studio album by Bernie Sanders|
|Released||December 12, 1987|
|Studio||White Crow Audio
|Length||26:31 (Side A)|
U.S. Senator from Vermont
U.S. Representative for Vermont's At-large
Mayor of Burlington
We Shall Overcome is an album by American politician Bernie Sanders, recorded and released in 1987. The album combined folk music and spoken word, narrated by Sanders. He was the mayor of Burlington, Vermont, at the time of the album's release. The album was remastered and rereleased in 2014 and gained wide exposure during Sanders' presidential campaign.
In 1987, Burlington-based music producer Todd Lockwood was sipping coffee at Leunig's Bistro when he came up with the idea to approach the city's mayor, Bernie Sanders, to record a musical project at his studio, White Crow Audio. Lockwood wrote a letter to Mayor Sanders and a meeting was arranged at the mayor's office. Lockwood originally imagined the album as an audio portrait of Bernie Sanders, but Sanders saw it as an opportunity to tell a much larger story.
Sanders made a list of ten songs he would be willing to record, five of which made the cut for the album.
Once word of the project spread among the Vermont music community, musicians began lining up to be part of it. The studio sessions were reminiscent of the Michael Jackson - Lionel Richie recording, "We Are the World".
|2.||"The Banks of Marble"||5:51|
|3.||"Where Have All the Flowers Gone"||5:48|
|4.||"This Land Is Your Land"||3:06|
|5.||"We Shall Overcome"||7:22|
|6.||"A Conversation with Bernie Sanders"|
|United States||December 12, 1987||Cassette||BurlingTown|||
|December 1, 2014||CD||Todd R. Lockwood Works|||
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