Track listing for Cities 97 Sampler Vol. 26 revealed


The official track listing for the next volume of the perennially popular Cities 97 Sampler is out.

"Cities 97 Sampler Vol. 26" includes tracks from artists The 1975, Ingrid Michaelson, Ed Sheeran, Echosmith and Bleachers, the Cities 97 website announced today.

With the CDs proving hugely popular in recent years thanks to their limited runs, there will be even more competition this year as the release number was reduced to 35,000 – compared to the 40,000 for last year's 25th anniversary volume, the Pioneer Press reports.

They will only be available in area Target stores and will go on sale at 8 a.m. on November 20 at a price of $25.97. In total, sales are expected to raise $910,000 for local charities, according to the Star Tribune.

This year's CD continues the recent trend towards pop acts, the Tribune says, and the closest it comes to featuring a local act is a cover of Bon Iver's Skinny Love by British singer Birdy.

Other acts on the CD include Aloe Blacc, ZZ Ward, American Authors and Phillips Phillips. Copies of the disc in previous years have typically sold out within a few hours.

The Press reports that Echosmith will be among the bands performing at the CD release party at Myth in Maplewood on November 18.

Here's the full track listing:

1) The 1975 – "Chocolate"
2) Delta Rae – "Bottom of the River"
3) Ben Rector – "Beautiful"
4) Sleeper Agent – "Waves"
5) American Authors – "Believer"
6) Ingrid Michaelson – "Girls Chase Boys"
7) Bleachers – "I Wanna Get Better"
8) Neon Trees – "Sleeping With a Friend"
9) Jillette Johnson – "Torpedo"
10) Phillip Phillips – "Gone, Gone, Gone"
11) Scars on 45 – "Crazy For You"
12) Echosmith – "Cool Kids"
13) Eric Hutchinson – "Tell The World"
14) Ed Sheeran – "Sing"
15) ZZ Ward – "Last Love Song"
16) Brett Dennen – "Out of My Head"
17) Birdy – "Skinny Love"
18) Aloe Blacc – "Wake Me Up"
19) Mary Lambert – "Secrets"

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