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Tuesday, March 10, 2009

WAR CHILD presents HEROES

War Child released a charity album last week titled "Heroes", a compilation of some of the best songs ever written and performed.  Sixteen musical legends chose one of their favourite songs and then mentored a younger performer as they covered the song. The first single from the album is the classic Kinks song "Victoria" which was covered by The Kooks.
There's an amazing line up on this album:

Beck (Bob Dylan - “Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat”)

The Kooks (The Kinks – “Victoria”)

The Hold Steady (Bruce Springsteen – “Atlantic City”)

Hot Chip (Joy Division – “Transmission”)

Lily Allen feat. Mick Jones (The Clash – “Straight To Hell”)

Yeah Yeah Yeahs (The Ramones – “Sheena Is A Punk Rocker”)

Franz Ferdinand (Blondie – “Call Me”)

Duffy (Paul McCartney – “Live And Let Die”)

Estelle (Stevie Wonder – “Superstition”)

Rufus Wainwright (Brian Wilson –“ Wonderful & Song For Children”)

Scissor Sisters (Roxy Music – “Do The Strand”)

Peaches (Iggy Pop – “Search And Destroy”)

Adam Cohen (Leonard Cohen – “Take This Waltz”)

Elbow (U2 – “Running To Stand Still”)

The Like (Elvis Costello – “You Belong To Me”)

TV On The Radio (David Bowie – “Heroes”)

Lily Allen spoke of her contribution to this album when she recently appeared on The Hour with George Stroumboulopoulos.
Proceeds from the album will help War Child help children whose lives have been affected by war.  War Child works to empower these children to take back their lives through providing access to education and life skills training along with protecting and campaigning for children's rights. War Child has made a difference in many war torn countries including Darfur and Afghanistan.  Dr. Samantha Nutt appeared on The Hour last year and spoke of War Child's mission.
CDs are available at most of the places you buy your music, or you can get it on iTunes for $9.99.
Already have the album? Let us know what you think.  

2 comments:

Barbara said...

The album is pretty good! Happy to contribute to the cause and I am happy to enjoy the music.

[Alex Lee] said...

I picked it up on Saturday; heard it play on a nearby Chapters. Good music! I really liked the Call Me cover by Franz Ferdinand.