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First Listen: John Legend & The Roots Cover Arcade Fire

roots First Listen: John Legend & The Roots Cover Arcade Firecd 125 First Listen: John Legend & The Roots Cover Arcade FireEarlier this year, VEVO and YouTube’s UNSTAGED series featured [lastfm]John Legend[/lastfm] & [lastfm]The Roots[/lastfm]’ collaborative effort Wake Up which was comprised entirely of covers. Though [lastfm]Arcade Fire[/lastfm]’s “Wake Up” was the first song they recorded together and serves as the album’s title, it did not make the final cut for the disc.

Legend & The Roots’ UNSTAGED performance has been available for a while, but the studio recording of the track has just now been released…

“Wake Up” – John Legend & The Roots


Here is the live version for American Express’ “Unstaged” concert series:


Free Download: “Dear God 2.0″ – The Roots with Jim James of My Morning Jacket


Free MP3 Download: Arcade Fire “Ready To Start”


Photos: Arcade Fire Live at Lollapalooza

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