1997 Various – The Bridge School Concerts Vol. One

The Bridge School Concerts Vol. One is a live album released on Reprise Records. Volume one features artists like Neil Young, Tom Petty, Tracy Chapman, The Pretenders, Beck, Bonnie Raitt, Don Henley, Ministry, Simon & Garfunkel, David Bowie, Pearl Jam, The Lovemongers, Nils Lofgren, Elvis Costello and Patti Smith (in this order).

It was an annual charity concert usually held in Mountain View, California, every October at the Shoreline Amphitheatre from 1986 until 2016 with the exception of 1987. The concerts lasted the entire weekend and were organized by musicians Neil Young and Pegi Young. An annual Bay Area highlight, the concerts were billed online as the primary means of funding for The Bridge School; over both days, the reserved seats alone brought in well over a million dollars every year.

Partial proceeds benefited the Bridge School, which assists children with severe physical impairments and complex communication needs. One of the thrusts of the program is the use of advanced augmentative and alternative communication and assistive technology.


1  I Am A Child (Neil Young) 03:17
2  Shadow Of A Doubt (A Complex Kid) (Tom Petty) 04:47
3  All That You Have Is Your Soul (Tracy Chapman) 05:33
4  Sense Of Purpose (Chrissie Hynde) 03:07
5  It’s All In Your Mind (Beck Hansen) 02:46
6  The Road’s My Middle Name (Bonnie Raitt) 04:10
7  Yes It Is (John Lennon; Paul McCartney) 02:45
8  Friend Of The Devil (Jerry Garcia; John Dawson; Robert Hunter) 02:55
9  America (Paul Simon) 03:40
10  Heroes (David Bowie) 06:34
11  Nothingman (Eddie Vedder; Jeff Ament) 04:35
12  Battle Of Evermore (Jimmy Page; Robert Plant) 05:41
13  Believe (Nils Lofgren) 03:17
14  Alison (Elvis Costello) 03:19
15  People Have The Power (Fred Smith; Patti Smith) 05:37


1 I Am A Child

GuitarNeil Young
HarmonicaNeil Young
VocalsNeil Young

2 Shadow Of A Doubt (A Complex Kid)

GuitarTom Petty
VocalsTom Petty

3 All That You Have Is Your Soul

GuitarTracy Chapman
VocalsTracy Chapman

4 Sense Of Purpose

 The Pretenders; The Duke Quartet
BassAndy Hobson
DrumsMartin Chambers
GuitarAdam Seymour
GuitarChrissie Hynde
CelloIvan McCready
ViolaJohn Metcalfe
ViolinLouisa Fuller
ViolinRick Koster
PercussionMark Smith
VocalsChrissie Hynde

5 It’s All In Your Mind

GuitarBeck Hansen
VocalsBeck Hansen

6 The Road’s My Middle Name

BassJohnny Lee Schell
GuitarBonnie Raitt
Background VocalsJohnny Lee Schell
VocalsBonnie Raitt

7 Yes It Is

BassTimothy B Schmit
GuitarDanny Kortchmar
GuitarJohn David Souther
Background VocalsJai Winding
Background VocalsTimothy B Schmit
Background VocalsDanny Kortchmar
Background VocalsJohn David Souther
VocalsDon Henley

8 Friend Of The Devil

BassPaul Barker
DrumsRichie Vazquez
GuitarMike Scaccia
GuitarBarry Kooda
GuitarAl Jourgensen
Background VocalsBarry Kooda
VocalsAl Jourgensen

9 America

BassArmand Sabal-Lecco
DrumsSteve Gadd
GuitarPaul Simon
KeyboardsCraig Doerge
VocalsPaul Simon
VocalsArt Garfunkel

10 Heroes

BassGail Ann Dorsey
GuitarReeves Gabrels
GuitarDavid Bowie
Background VocalsGail Ann Dorsey
Background VocalsReeves Gabrels
VocalsDavid Bowie

11 Nothingman

 Pearl Jam
BassJeff Ament
DrumsJack Irons
GuitarMike McCready
GuitarStone Gossard
GuitarEddie Vedder
KeyboardsBrendan O’Brien
VocalsEddie Vedder

12 Battle Of Evermore

 The Lovemongers
GuitarAnn Wilson
MandolinNancy L Wilson
VocalsNancy L Wilson
VocalsAnn Wilson

13 Believe

PianoNils Lofgren
HarmonicaNeil Young
VocalsNeil Young
VocalsNils Lofgren

14 Alison

GuitarElvis Costello
VocalsNeil Young
VocalsElvis Costello

15 People Have The Power

BassTony Shanahan
DrumsJay Dee Daugherty
GuitarOliver Ray
GuitarLenny Kaye
Background VocalsTony Shanahan
Background VocalsLenny Kaye
VocalsPatti Smith

Liner Notes

Producer – John Hanlon
Producer (Executive) – Elliot Roberts, Neil Young, Pegi Young
Mixed By – John Hanlon (Tracks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15)
Mixed By – Rob Jacobs (Track 7)
Mixed By – Brendan O’Brien (Track 11)

Art Direction, Design – Gary Burden, Jenice Heo
Photography – LifeTouch, Glenn Viguers, Frank Pedrick, Joel Bernstein

Mixed At Redwood Digital
Mixed At Southern Tracks
Mixed At Royaltone Studios
Phonographic Copyright Reprise Records
Phonographic Copyright WEA International Inc
Phonographic Copyright Geffen Records
Phonographic Copyright Capitol Records, Inc
Phonographic Copyright EMI Records Ltd
Phonographic Copyright Sony Music Entertainment Inc
Phonographic Copyright Arista Records Inc
Copyright Reprise Records
Copyright WEA International Inc