Cities 97 announces 'Sampler, Vol. 24' tracks

CHRIS RIEMENSCHNEIDER | Updated 10/8/2012

Charity album hits Target stores Nov. 15.

This year’s “Cities 97 Sampler” CD doesn't look a lot like last year’s. Only a few of Cities 97’s staple artists -- including Jason Mraz, Brandi Carlile and Gavin Degraw -- are featured alongside a bountiful crop of new acts on the 24th installment of the annual charity collection, details of which were announced last Friday. 

In one corner, you have a few poppy newcomers that also sound primed for KDWB (top 40) airplay, such as Foster the People and Ed Sheeran. In the other corner, you have a lot more hip young acts that also get heavy rotation at 89.3 the Current, including the Lumineers, Of Monsters and Men, Mayer Hawthorne, Grouplove and the lone local act on this year’s collection, Dessa. Click here to hear snippets of each of the songs on the Cities site (live and unplugged studio recordings).

The overall star power is down pretty sharply from last year’s “Sampler,” which included Adele and Mumford & Sons, but it probably won’t matter. As always, “Vol. 24” will be limited to 35,000 copies and probably sell out soon after going on sale at Twin Cities area Target stores for $25.97 – which will put another $800,000 in the hands of local charities. The on-sale date is Nov. 15 at 8 a.m. Here is the full track listing:

Brandi Carlile -- "That Wasn't Me"
Tyrone Wells -- "Freedom"
Tristan Prettyman -- "My Oh My"
The Fray -- "Heartbeat"
Mayer Hawthorne -- "The Walk"
Haley Reinhart -- "Free"
Eric Hutchinson -- "Watching You Watch Him"
Ed Sheeran -- "The A Team"
Imagine Dragons -- "It's Time"
Gavin Degraw -- "Not Over You"
The Lumineers -- "Ho Hey"
Meiko - "Stuck On You"
Grouplove -- "Tongue Tied"
Foster The People -- "Pumped Up Kicks"
Dessa -- "Dixon's Girl"
Jason Mraz -- "I Won't Give Up"
Grafitti6 -- "Free"
Missy Higgins -- "Hello Hello"
Of Monsters and Men -- "Little Talks"