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War Child presents Heroes

Author: Beck.Lily AllenMick JonesEstelleRufus WainwrightAll authors
Publisher: New York, NY : Astralwerks ; [Buffalo, N.Y.] : War Child, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Music CD : CD audio : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Legendary artists including Paul McCartney and Elvis Costello have personally selected some of today's rising music stars to create innovative and brilliant re-interpretations of their most iconic songs.

"It's about hearing your favorite acts in new contexts and discovering new currents of influence between the veterans and the rookies."--Pitchfork.

"...A winning concept..."--Rolling Stone.

"***1/2 out of 4."--USA Today.

"Grade of B."--Entertainment Weekly.  Read more...

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Material Type: Music
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Beck.; Lily Allen; Mick Jones; Estelle; Rufus Wainwright; Peaches; Adam Cohen; War Child (Organization); Kooks (Musical group); Hold Steady (Musical group); Hot Chip (Musical group); Yeah Yeah Yeahs (Musical group); Franz Ferdinand (Musical group); Duffy (Musical group); Scissor Sisters.; Elbow (Musical group); Like (Musical group); TV on the Radio (Musical group)
OCLC Number: 308742354
Notes: Rock cover versions.
"An album to benefit children affected by war, recorded by today's biggest artists"--Container.
Compact disc.
Performer(s): Various performers.
Description: 1 sound disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents: Leopard-skin pill-box hat / Bob Dylan (Beck) --
Victoria / the Kinks (the Kooks) --
Atlantic City / Bruce Springsteen (the Hold Steady) --
Transmission / Joy Division (the Hot Chip) --
Straight to hell / the Clash (Lily Allen, feat. Mick Jones) --
Sheena is a punk rocker / the Ramones (Yeah Yeah Yeahs) --
Call me / Blondie (Franz Ferdinand) --
Live and let die / Paul McCartney (Duffy) --
Superstition / Stevie Wonder (Estelle) --
Medley from Brian Wilson's Smile (Rufus Wainwright) --
Do the strand / Roxy Music (Scissor Sisters) --
Search and destroy / Iggy Pop (Peaches) --
Take this waltz / Leonard Cohen (Adam Cohen) --
Running to stand still / U2 (Elbow) --
You belong to me / Elvis Costello (the Like) --
Heroes / David Bowie (TV on the Radio).
Other Titles: Heroes

Abstract:

Legendary artists including Paul McCartney and Elvis Costello have personally selected some of today's rising music stars to create innovative and brilliant re-interpretations of their most iconic songs.

"It's about hearing your favorite acts in new contexts and discovering new currents of influence between the veterans and the rookies."--Pitchfork.

"...A winning concept..."--Rolling Stone.

"***1/2 out of 4."--USA Today.

"Grade of B."--Entertainment Weekly.

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