War Child Presents Heroes

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War Child Presents Heroes
Compilation album by War Child
Released 16 February 2009
Genre Various
Label Parlophone (Europe)
Astralwerks (US)
Distribution Select (Canada)
Producer War Child
War Child chronology
Help!: A Day in the Life
(2005)
Heroes
(2009)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Entertainment Weekly (B)[1]
Pitchfork Media (7.0/10)[2]
Robert Christgau (3-star Honorable Mention)[3]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars[4]
USA Today 3.5/4 stars[5]

War Child Presents Heroes is a 2009 charity album devoted to the War Child charity's aid efforts in war-stricken areas, such as Iraq, Uganda, Afghanistan and the Democratic Republic of Congo. 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.[6]

The album was recorded over six months in London, Manchester, Paris, Berlin, New York, and Los Angeles,[7] and mastered at Abbey Road Studios in North London.[8] Previous War Child charity albums include The Help Album (1995), 1 Love (2002), and Help!: A Day in the Life (2005).

Release[edit]

While initial reports indicated the album would be released on 24 November 2008, on 7 October 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.[9][10] On 17 December, a release date of 16 February 2009 was announced.

Track listing[edit]

  • Original artists listed in parentheses.[11]

European Edition[edit]

  1. Beck – "Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat" (Bob Dylan)
  2. Scissor Sisters – "Do the Strand" (Roxy Music)
  3. Lily Allen and Mick Jones – "Straight to Hell" (The Clash)
  4. Duffy – "Live and Let Die" (Paul McCartney and Wings)
  5. Elbow – "Running to Stand Still" (U2)
  6. TV on the Radio – "Heroes" (David Bowie)
  7. Hot Chip – "Transmission" (Joy Division)
  8. The Kooks – "Victoria" (The Kinks)
  9. Estelle – "Superstition" (Stevie Wonder)
  10. Rufus Wainwright – "Wonderful/Song For Children" (Brian Wilson)
  11. Peaches – "Search and Destroy" (The Stooges)
  12. The Hold Steady – "Atlantic City" (Bruce Springsteen)
  13. The Like – "You Belong to Me" (Elvis Costello)
  14. Yeah Yeah Yeahs – "Sheena Is a Punk Rocker" (Ramones)
  15. Franz Ferdinand – "Call Me" (Live) (Blondie)

North American Edition[edit]

The album has a different sequence in North America, including an additional track by Adam Cohen.

  1. Beck – "Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat" (Bob Dylan)
  2. The Kooks – "Victoria" (The Kinks)
  3. The Hold Steady – "Atlantic City" (Bruce Springsteen)
  4. Hot Chip – "Transmission" (Joy Division)
  5. Lily Allen and Mick Jones – "Straight to Hell" (The Clash)
  6. Yeah Yeah Yeahs – "Sheena Is a Punk Rocker" (Ramones)
  7. Franz Ferdinand – "Call Me" (Live) (Blondie)
  8. Duffy – "Live and Let Die" (Paul McCartney and Wings)
  9. Estelle – "Superstition" (Stevie Wonder)
  10. Rufus Wainwright – "Wonderful/Song For Children" (Brian Wilson)
  11. Scissor Sisters – "Do the Strand" (Roxy Music)
  12. Peaches – "Search and Destroy" (The Stooges)
  13. Adam Cohen – "Take This Waltz" (Leonard Cohen)
  14. Elbow – "Running to Stand Still" (U2)
  15. The Like – "You Belong to Me" (Elvis Costello)
  16. TV on the Radio – "Heroes" (David Bowie)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Entertainment Weekly review
  2. ^ Pitchfork Media review
  3. ^ Robert Christgau review
  4. ^ Rolling Stone review
  5. ^ USA Today review
  6. ^ "Heroes". War Child. Retrieved 2008-11-30. 
  7. ^ Fitzmaurice, Larry (2009-01-12). "Beck, Lily Allen, TV on the Radio Cover Rock Legends". Spin. Retrieved 2009-01-30. 
  8. ^ "War Child 'Heroes' album release date confirmed". NME. 2008-12-17. Retrieved 2008-12-17. 
  9. ^ Woods, Adam (2008-10-07). "Humbling response delays Heroes". MusicWeek. Retrieved 2008-10-07. 
  10. ^ Gregory, Jason (2008-10-07). "War Child 'Heroes' Charity Album Delayed Until 2009". Gigwise.com. Retrieved 2008-10-07. 
  11. ^ "Track List". WarChild.org. Retrieved 2009-01-12. 

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