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Kanye West Is Not On the '12-12-12' Album Because _______.

Kanye West Is Not On the '12-12-12' Album Because _______.

Kanye West is the only performer not to appear on the '12-12-12' album and it's not quite clear why. Billboard posed the question "Why Isn't Kanye West on the '12-12-12' Concert Album?" and as of now, there is no official answer from West, his label or the concert organizers. 

There is however, a good deal of speculation as to why Mr. West was not on the album.

A) Kanye is a perfectionist and was not completely satisified with the finished product

B) A 13-song medley does not make sense to include on any compilation album

C) A 13-song medley requires a great deal of sample clearances and ultimately it was too big a task given the tight timeline

D) None of the above

Any other ideas Prefix readers? Would love to hear your thoughts in the comments below. 12-12-12 The Concert for Sandy Relief is estimated to sell between 125,000 - 150,000 records in its first week. View the track list that does not include West below.


12-12-12 The Concert for Sandy Relief  Track List:

1. Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band- "Land of Hope and Dreams" 

2. Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band - "Wrecking Ball"

3. Roger Waters - "Another Brick In The Atlantic Wall Part I, II & III"

4. Roger Waters - "Us and Them"

5. Roger Waters feat. Eddie Vedder- "Comfortably Numb"

6. Adam Sandler and Paul Shaffer - "Hallelujah (Sandy Relief Version)"

7. Bon Jovi - "It's My Life"

8. Bon Jovi - "Wanted Dead Or Alive"

9. Eric Clapton - "Got To Be Better In A Little While"

10. Eric Clapton - "Crossroads"

11. The Rolling Stones - "You Got Me Rocking"

12. The Rolling Stones - "Jumpin Jack Flash"

13. Alicia Keys - "No One"

14. The Who - "Who Are You"

15. The Who - "Baba O'Reilly"

16. The Who - "Love Reign O'er Me"

17. Billy Joel - "Miami 2017 (Seen The Lights Go Out On Broadway)"

18. Billy Joel - "Moving Out (Anthony's Song)"

19. Billy Joel - "You May Be Right"

20. Chris Martin - "Viva La Vida

21. Chris Martin feat. Michael Stipe - "Losing My Religion"

22. Chris Martin - "Us Against The World"

23. Paul McCartney - "Helter Skelter"

24. Alicia Keys - "Empire State Of Mind"

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