13 Jan 2009
Hot Chip vs Joy Division for Warchild 
The tracklist for the new War Child 'Heroes' album was released on Monday. Contemporary artists such as Lily Allen, The Yeah Yeah Yeah's, TV on the Radio and Franz Ferdinand, have recorded their own renditions of songs by classic artists like Bruce Springsteen, The Clash, Bob Dylan, and Blondie. Plus, Hot Chip cover Transmission by Joy Division.

Tracklisting

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

War Child is an international charity, founded in 1993 which works in the world’s most dangerous war zones including Iraq, Afghanistan, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

EMI is releasing the record through Parlophone and has made a substantial upfront payment to Warchild. Parlophone are donating all their profits to War Child's work to protect the most marginalised children in war zones, who would otherwise be overlooked: street children, child soldiers and children in prison.

Warchild on MySpace

The album is officially released on 16 February 2009.

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