- Released: December 8, 2009
- Label: Verve
The People Speak is an extraordinary music soundtrack featuring new performances from Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan Pink, Eddie Vedder, Taj Mahal and many more, from an extraordinary documentary of the same name, inspired by Howard Zinn's book, A People's History of the United States. These are the voices of resistance in U.S. history: resistance to injustice and to war. The film brings together Marisa Tomei, Josh Brolin, Sean Penn, John Legend, Jackson Browne, Don Cheadle, Sandra Oh, Eddie Vedder and others. These accomplished performers, together with historical footage, music and narrations from Ben Affleck, create a film about what makes our democracy come alive. By presenting amazing stories from our past, the film inspires a new generation to act. 12 tracks.