Posted in music | new releases on February 17, 2009

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'War Child: Heroes' is an unprecedented collaboration between music's most heralded legends and the finest current artists.

We asked 15 ultimate icons to select a favourite song from their classic back catalogue and to nominate the new act they most trust to create a unique interpretation of that hand-picked track.

This album is the result: 15 exclusive and breath-taking cover versions.

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")

Though not out until February 24th here in the United States, "War Child: Heroes" was released in the UK on Monday (and it comes out March 3rd in Canada).

"Dark Was The Night" on the other hand, is out now everywhere. Full tracklist HERE. Rumor of an upcoming show at Radio City Music Hall HERE.

Listen to Lily Allen and Mick Jones cover the Clash, and other videos, below...

Lily Allen feat. Mick Jones (The Clash - "Straight To Hell")

War Child. Heroes Vol. 1 - Trailer

Rufus Wainwright - War Child:Heroes

War Child Hero: Brian Wilson

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Comments (10)

Heard ‘em both and I recommend you get both. Franz Ferdinand’s Blondie cover is a stand-out but you can’t stop the onslaught of Sufjan, Arcade Fire, and Bon Iver. Too Much.

Also the bass on Spoon's Well Allright is too nasty

Posted by Andrew | February 17, 2009 3:10 PM

Dark was the night is superb. War Child is okay, the highlights there are Franz Ferdinand and Elbow's covers

Posted by Anonymous | February 17, 2009 3:40 PM

some places don't include the adam cohen track on the tracklisting...depending on where you look. weird. leonard cohen is always overlooked.

Posted by Anonymous | February 17, 2009 8:01 PM

Heard ‘em both and I recommend you get both. Franz Ferdinand’s Blondie cover is a stand-out but you can’t stop the onslaught of Sufjan, Arcade Fire, and Bon Iver. Too Much.

Posted by Andrew Johnson | February 17, 2009 9:36 PM

Dark As the Night rules on the War comp but both are for great causes.

Posted by Chino | February 18, 2009 12:40 AM

The Like are still around?

Posted by Anonymous | February 18, 2009 12:56 AM

yea 'war child' doesn't really have much of a chance in this match-up.. 'dark was the night' will be one of the best things to be released this year in my book.

Posted by erik | February 19, 2009 5:37 PM

I'm glad the Academy Awards gave the War Child CD some exposure. I'm not glad so many Oscars went to Slumdog Millionare.

Posted by Anonymous | February 23, 2009 1:09 AM

I'm not usually a fan of Dylan covers, but this one was amazing. Thanks for the info!

Posted by kim | February 23, 2009 9:33 AM

eh... seeing Built to Spill that day, anyways

Posted by louis | October 17, 2009 1:42 PM

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