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100 Year Anniversary of Fenway Park
Commemorative Album
In Celebration of Park’s Centennial
 


New York, NY - In celebration of Fenway Park's centennial, the Boston Red Sox and the Red Sox Foundation have joined forces with ABKCO Records to create the commemorative album, 100 Year Anniversary of Fenway Park. This historic album is officially licensed by the Major League Baseball Players Association and is comprised of contemporary recordings of songs that are fan favorites traditionally heard at Fenway Park and associated with iconic Boston bands.
The ABKCO Records commemorative album, 100 Year Anniversary of Fenway Park will be available for pre-order on Tuesday,May 1 at redsox.com/fenway100album
On Tuesday, May 15, the CD will be available exclusively at the Yawkey Way Store/The Official Red Sox Team Store and at redsox.com/fenway100album This historic album will be available at traditional retail and all digital retailers onTuesday, May 22.
 
Featured talent includes current and former Red Sox players, numerous special guests and children from the team’s charitable Red Sox Scholars program. A portion of the proceeds benefit the Red Sox Foundation, the official award-winning team charity of the Boston Red Sox and its Red Sox Scholars and  inner city youth baseball programs.
 
Red Sox players who participated in the project include David "Big Papi' Ortiz, who provides background vocals and improv on “Sweet Caroline.” Ryan Kalish and Darnell McDonald can also be heard on background vocals, as well as Clay Buchholz who plays acoustic guitar on the track. Jarrod Saltalamacchia lends some additional guitar licks to “Dream On” and Alfredo Aceves handles co-lead guitar on “Dirty Water.”  Also joining in are Jacoby Ellsbury, Dustin Pedroia and Kevin Youkilis who provide percussion on the track "2007," a musical celebration of the team's most recent World Championship, while Daniel Bard plays acoustic guitar on album’s debut single, "Let the Good Times Roll." Among the Red Sox roster alumni participating are Curt Schilling and Jim Lonborg featured on "Hub Fans Big Kid Adieu." Kevin Millar handles lead vocals on "Tessie" while Jerry Remy sings lead on "Take Me Out to the Ballgame." 
 
Emmy nominated actor Mike O’Malley lends his spoken-word prowess to “Hub Fans Bid Kid Adieu.”  Special musical guests on 100 Year Anniversary of Fenway Park include Ken Casey of the Dropkick Murphys whose lead vocals are heard on "Knights of Bostonia." Extreme lead singer Gary Cherone, who also fronted Van Halen for a time and Extreme guitarist Nuno Bettencourt rock "Let the Good Times Roll." Grammy nominated guitarist, vocalist and producer Jon Butcher’s guitar licks are featured on “Dream On.”  Actor, singer-songwriter, composer, and musicianMark Salling provides lead vocals on “Sweet Caroline." J. Geils Band keyboardist Seth Justman and Baseball Hall of Fame journalist Peter Gammons join forces on "Meet Me at Mary's Place" with Staind lead guitarist Mike Mushok featured on "Take Me Out To The Ball Game." 
 
Session players for the project include Kenny Aronoff on drums (John Mellencamp/John Fogerty/Chickenfoot), Leland Sklar on bass (James Taylor/Linda Ronstadt/Carole King), Tim Pierce on guitar (Michael Jackson) and Matt Rollings on piano (Tim McGraw). The album was produced by GRAMMY-nominated producer Loren Harriet.
 
“The Red Sox are proud to celebrate Fenway Park’s 100th Anniversary through this musical tribute to America’s Most Beloved Ballpark” said Red Sox Executive VP and COO Sam Kennedy. “The CD features current Red Sox players, Legends, musical All Stars and kids who are part of our charitable team. It’s a great way to share the magic of Fenway Park with family and friends throughout the baseball season and beyond.”
 
100 Year Anniversary Of Fenway Park - Track listing:
1.  TESSIE
Lead Vocals & Spoken Word- Kevin Millar
Drums- Kenny Aronoff
Bass- Leland Sklar
Guitar- Tim Pierce
Piano- Matt Rollings
Background Vocals- Red Sox Scholars
 
2. LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL
Lead, Background Vocals & Lead Guitar- Nuno Bettencourt
Lead & Background Vocals- Gary Cherone
Drums- Gregg Bissonette
Bass- Leland Sklar
Electric Guitar- Tim Pierce
Acoustic Guitar- Daniel Bard
Piano- Matt Rollings
 
3. THE IMPOSSIBLE DREAM (THE QUEST)
Lead Vocals- Dicky Barrett
Drums- Kenny Aronoff
Percussion & Spoken Word- Rico Petrocelli
Bass- Leland Sklar
Guitar- Tim Pierce
Piano- Matt Rollings
Strings-Loren Harriet
 
4. DREAM ON
Lead Vocals & Additional Guitar- Jon Butcher
Drums- Kenny Aronoff
Bass- Leland Sklar
Guitar- Tim Pierce
Additional Guitar- Jarrod Saltalamacchia
Piano- Matt Rollings
Strings- Loren Harriet
 
5. MEET ME AT MARY’S PLACE
Lead Vocals- Peter Gammons
Drums- Kenny Aronoff
Bass- Leland Sklar
Guitar- Tim Pierce
Piano- Matt Rollings
Keyboards- Seth Justman
Background Vocals- Red Sox Scholars
 
6. KNIGHTS OF BOSTONIA
Lead Vocals- Ken Casey
Drums- Gregg Bissonette
Bass- Leland Sklar
Guitar- Tim Pierce
Piano- Matt Rollings
Accordion- Cory Pesaturo
Background Vocals- Nora Parkington
 
7. TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALL GAME
Lead Vocals- Jerry Remy
Acoustic Guitar- Tim Pierce
Acoustic & Electric Guitars- Mike Mushok
Lead & Background Vocals- Red Sox Scholars
 
8. SWEET CAROLINE
Lead Vocals- Mark Salling
Drums- Gregg Bissonette
Bass- Leland Sklar
Electric Guitar- Tim Pierce
Acoustic Guitar- Clay Buchholz
Piano- Matt Rollings
Keyboards- Loren Harriet
Background Vocals & Spoken Word- David Ortiz
Background Vocals – Ryan Kalish
Background Vocals – Darnell McDonald
Background Vocals- Red Sox Scholars
 
9. 2007
Right Side Drums- Kenny Aronoff
Left Side Drums- Gregg Bissonette
Roto Toms- Joe Silva
Cowbell & Spoken Word- Kevin Youkilis
Running Percussion- Jacoby Ellsbury
Batting Cracks- Dustin Pedroia
Percussion- Red Sox Scholars
 
10. DIRTY WATER
Lead Vocals-Dick Dodd
Drums- Gregg Bissonette
Bass- Leland Sklar
Guitar- Tim Pierce
Piano- Matt Rollings
Lead Guitar- Alfredo Aceves
Lead Guitar- Barry Goudreau
Background Vocals- Red Sox Scholars
 
11. FENWAY PARK
Lead and Background Vocals- Mark Lennon
Drums- Kenny Aronoff
Bass-Leland Sklar
Guitars-Tim Pierce
Piano-Matt Rollings
Chorus Background Vocals- Red Sox fans
Producer- Loren Harriet
 
12. HUB FANS BID KID ADIEU
Reader One- Jim Lonborg
Reader Two- Mike O’Malley
Reader Three- Curt Schilling
Piano- Matt Rollings
 
Red Sox Scholars
Ashleigh Brown
Sean Cheatum
Jeremy Cowham
Casey Fang
Charbel Hanna
Nohely Mariano-Pinales
Aubriana Mency
Jun-Ang Ni
Christina Yee
 
***May 22: Album available at traditional retail and all digital retailers
 
*For more information about the commemorative album 100 Year Anniversary of Fenway Park, visit    redsox.com/fenway100album
*For more information about Fenway Park’s 100th Anniversary, visit fenwaypark100.com