War Child: Heroes

War Child, a humanitarian network of charities that benefit war-affected children, is set to release their fifth fundraising album later this month.  The group asked 16 music “legends” to choose a song from their catalog and elect a singer from the next generation to perform it.  The result – judging from the track list, at least – is a pretty intriguing covers album, if for no other reason than you know how the track list came about.

I can’t wait to get my hands on this album, particularly to see what Duffy does with “Live and Let Die,” Franz Ferdinand does with “Call Me,” and Estelle does with “Superstition.”  In the meantime, these two tracks will have to hold me over:

1. Beck “Leopard-Skin Pill – Box Hat” (Bob Dylan)
2. The Kooks  – “Victoria” (The Kinks)
3. The Hold Steady  – “Atlantic City” (Bruce Springsteen)
4. Hot Chip – “Transmission” (Joy Division)
5. Lily Allen feat. Mick Jones  – “Straight To Hell” (The Clash)
6. Yeah Yeah Yeahs  – “Sheena Is A Punk Rocker” (The Ramones)
7. Franz Ferdinand – “Call Me” (Blondie)
8. Duffy  – “Live And Let Die” (Paul McCartney)
9. Estelle  – “Superstition” (Stevie Wonder)
10. Rufus Wainwright  -” Wonderful & Song For Children” (Brian Wilson)
11. Scissor Sisters – “Do The Strand” (Roxy Music)
12. Peaches – “Search And Destroy”) (Iggy Pop)
13. Adam Cohen – “Take This Waltz” (Leonard Cohen)
14. Elbow – “Running To Stand Still” (U2)
15. The Like  – “You Belong To Me” (Elvis Costello)
16. TV On The Radio – “Heroes” (David Bowie)

The album is out February 24 in the states, February 16 in the UK.  Enjoy and be sure to buy your copy!  (It’s for charity, bitches!)


One Response to War Child: Heroes

  1. Sean says:

    I can’t imagine Duff’s version of ‘L&LD’ will hold up to Geri Halliwell’s… but I suppose we’ll see.

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