Thursday, February 7, 2013

War Child Presents: Heroes (An Album To Benefit Children Affected By War)

The library recently acquired a wonderful new benefit compilation album entitled  War Child Presents: Heroes(An Album To Benefit Children Affected By War).  The purpose of the album is to bring awareness to the enormous amount of children who in some way have been affected by the brutality of war. This CD is loaded with excellent musicians all providing covers of classic bands. Read on to learn more about the album.
66% Of all people killed by war are children.  War Child helps by providing support to the children marginalized by the effects of war in Darfur, Afghanistan, northern Uganda and other devastated conflict areas around the world. War Child works to ensure that children's rights are respected and never violated, to make it possible for children to go to school and empower them to build a secure and sustainable future.

Leading the roster is Beck covering Bob Dylan's "Leopard Skin Pill Box Hat".
Followed by The Kooks covering The Kinks' "Victoria"
The Hold Steady covering Bruce Springsteen's "Atlantic City"
Hot Chip covering Joy Division's "Transmission".
Lily Allen feat. Mick Jones covering The Clash's "Straight To Hell".
The Yeah Yeah Yeahs covering The Ramones "Sheena Is A Punk Rocker".
Franz Ferdinand covering Blondie's "Call Me".
Duffy covering Paul McCartney's "Live And Let Die".
Estelle covering Stevie Wonder's "Superstition".
Rufus Wainwright covering a medley from Brian Wilson's "Smile".
The Scissor Sisters covering Roxy Music's "Do The Strand".
Peaches covering Iggy Pop's "Search And Destroy".
Adam Cohen covering Leonard Cohen's "Take This Waltz".
Elbow covering U2'S "Running To Stand Still".
The Like covering Elvis Costello's "You Belong To Me".
TV On The Radio covering David Bowie's "Heroes".
Click on this link to reserve the CD:War Child Presents:Heroes(An Album To Benefit Children Affected By War).

Thank you for reading and please give the album a try. Enjoy.

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