Heroes (2009 album)

Heroes (2009 album)

Infobox Album |
Name = Heroes
Type = Compilation
Artist = Various Artists

Released = February, 2009
Recorded =
Genre = Various
Length =
Label = Parlophone
Producer = War Child
Reviews =

Last album = "" (2005)
This album = "Heroes" (2009)
Next album =

"Heroes" is a 2009 charity album devoted to the War Child charity's aid efforts in war-stricken areas, such as Bosnia and Herzegovina. With a theme of "placing faith in the next generation," the concept of the album is to have music legends select a track from their own canon and nominate an artist from the next generation to create a modern reworking of that song. [ [http://www.warchild.org/news/Heroes/heroes.html War Child's official "Heroes" webpage] ] Previous War Child charity albums include "The Help Album" (1995), "1Love" (2002), and "" (2005).

While initial reports indicated the album would be released on November 24, 2008, on October 7 it was announced that the release date would be pushed back to February 2009 due to an overwhelming interest from musicians hoping to contribute to the compilation. [ [http://www.musicweek.com/story.asp?sectioncode=1&storycode=1035748&c=1 Humbling response delays Heroes, by Adam Woods - musicweek.com] Retrieved October 7, 2008] [ [http://www.gigwise.com/news/46620/War-Child-Heroes-Charity-Album-Delayed-Until-2009 War Child 'Heroes' Charity Album Delayed Until 2009, by Jason Gregory] Retrieved October 7, 2008]

While the full track listing is yet to be released, the following songs have been confirmed:

* 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"
* Brian Wilson nominating Rufus Wainwright to perform a medley of 2 tracks from "Smile"
* The Kooks covering The Kinks' "Victoria"

External links

* [http://www.warchild.org/news/Heroes/heroes.html War Child's official "Heroes" webpage]


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