Various artists - War Child presents Heroes
Written by Nicholas Jennings    Sunday, 13 December 2009 01:00    PDF Print E-mail

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Various artists - War Child presents HeroesCharity albums have been a pop staple ever since George Harrison first raised money for Bangladesh refugees. War Child, which benefits war-affected children, has released some of the best charity albums in recent years. For this compilation, it asked music legends like Dylan, McCartney and Springsteen to pick contemporary artists to sing one of their classic songs. The results are as worthy as the cause, with the Kooks tackling the Kinks, Franz Ferdinand rocking out to Blondie and Lily Allen getting political with the Clash.

March 2009



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