Get on the Bus Soundtrack, Import
The title track from Curtis Mayfield's New World Order is also included on the soundtrack for Spike Lee's film about the Million Man March, Get on the Bus. Mayfield proclaims sweat is rolling down the Statue of Liberty's brow because she's worried that "the sleeping giant" of racism and classism "is no longer sleeping." Similar calls to action are issued by such political rappers as Guru and a Tribe Called Quest. The album's highlight is a powerful version of Bob Marley's "Redemption Song" by Stevie Wonder. Though hip-hop and R&B dominate the album, two of the best cuts are gospel numbers. Kirk Franklin's "My Life Is in Your Hands" is religious, but the Neville Brothers' "Over a Million Strong" makes the connection between gospel music and political justice as the Civil Rights movement once did in the '60s. --Geoffrey Himes
the soundtrack, which is all male, parallels that story effectively. it is a great way to hear the many elements that make up black music, including call and response, chant, rap, and silken vocals from curtis mayfield and d'angelo.
it is a fine and fun soundtrack!
Btw, the only other place I've found that MJ track, "On the Line" is on disc 4 of his "Ultimate Collection". Maybe he was just saving it for this 4cd/1 dvd collection....?