War Child - Heroes
War Child are proud to announce the release of their biggest and most ambitious album to date.
Heroes, released by EMI's Parlophone label features a unique and unprecedented collaboration between the biggest names in music history and today's hottest artists, working with a concept that mirrors one of the intrinsic aims of War Child's efforts in war zones across the world - to place faith in the next generation.
The concept of Heroes is that the biggest legends in music, including Sir Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan, David Bowie, Brian Wilson and The Clash, select one of the classic tracks from their own songwriting canon, and nominate an artist from the next generation to create a modern reworking of that classic song.
The full track listing will be announced in due course but already the album is shaping up to be a musical tour- de-force with the following amazing cover versions:
Duffy covering Sir Paul McCartney's Live And Let Die
Hot Chip covering Joy Division's Transmission
Beck covering Bob Dylan's Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat
Brain Wilson nominating Rufus Wainwright, who performs a medley of two tracks from Smile
These projects tend to end up being a bit hit and miss, but I like the idea this time, and most of the artists involved are good enough for me (Elbow have also confirmed their presence)