War Child Presents Heroes

Product Code: WARCHILD6LP
Release Date: 25th March 2022
Product Code: WARCHILD6LP
Release Date: 25th March 2022
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War Child Presents Heroes is the ultimate covers album - an unprecedented coming together of musics greatest ever legends and with their favourite artists of the time to support children whose lives have been torn apart by war. The album concept sees the biggest heroes in music history select a personal favourite track from their own back catalogue and nominate an act from the next generation to create a modern reworking of that classic song.

Legends supporting the album include David Bowie, Bob Dylan, Brian Wilson, The Kinks, Roxy Music, Joy Division, The Clash, The Ramones, Blondie and Iggy Pop. And the artists taking on those covers includes Scissor Sisters, Elbow, Beck, The Kooks, Rufus Wainwright, Estelle, Hot Chip, The Hold Steady and Lily Allen.

Some legends selected one of their all-time classic standards like Stevie Wonders Superstition, covered by Estelle, and Blondies Call Me, covered by Franz Ferdinand. Others selected favourite tracks that deserve to be rediscovered as with Scissor Sisters exhilarating version of Roxy Musics Do The Strand (not originally released as a single in the UK) and Lily Allens stunning take on The Clashs Straight To Hell featuring backing vocals and guitar from Mick Jones (originally the B-side of Should I Stay, Or Should I Go).

The album was recorded over six months in studios in London, Manchester, Paris, Berlin, New York and Los Angeles. It was mastered at Abbey Road studios in London.

Estelle got to record her track in the original studio where Stevie Wonder recorded Supersititon and used the exact same keyboards whilst The Kooks recorded their version of Victoria in The Kinks original studios Konk. TV On The Radios version of Heroes features Karen O from YYYs on backing vocals.

War Child Presents Heroes is part of a series of four re-releases by War Child Records making the amazing music artists have donated to the charity available on DSPs and vinyl for the first time. All proceeds from these releases will directly fund War Childs life saving work with children affected by conflict.



Side A

Beck Leopard Skin Pillbox Hat

Scissor Sisters Do The Strand

Lily Allen ft Mick Jones Straight To Hell

Side B

Elbow Running To Stand Still

TV On The Radio Heroes

Hot Chip Transmission

Side C

The Kooks Victoria

Estelle Superstition

Rufus Wainwright Medley From Brian Wilsons Smile

Peaches Search And Destroy

Side D

The Hold Steady Atlantic City

The Like You Belong To Me

Yeah Yeah Yeahs Sheena Is A Punk Rocker

Franz Ferdinand Call Me

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