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

Tags: 2009 | Blondie | Franz Ferdinand | Lily Allen | Reviews | The Clash | The Kinks | The Kooks | Various artists | War Child presents Heroes

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



Add this page to your favorite Social Bookmarking websites
Reddit! Del.icio.us! Mixx! Free and Open Source Software News Google! Live! Facebook! StumbleUpon! TwitThis Joomla Free PHP
Last Updated ( Monday, 14 December 2009 08:59 )
 

Reviews

News image

Teena Marie - Beautiful

2013 | Administrator | Wednesday, 9 January 2013

The Ivory Queen of Soul recorded one final album before her death in 2010. Completed by daughter, this posthumous release will cement the singer’s status as an r&b great. Along...

News image

Chrissie Hynde - Stockholm

2014 | Administrator | Sunday, 22 June 2014

With her blunt fringe, heavy eyeliner and no-nonsense vocals, Hynde was a quintessential rocker fronting the Pretenders. The mother of two daughters—with the Kinks’ Ray Davies and Simple Minds’ Jim...

News image

Various artists - The Sapphires

2013 | Administrator | Sunday, 21 April 2013

The film about four Aboriginal girls who find fame singing for U.S. troops in Vietnam is a feelgood hit, fueled by its cast belting out soul classics like “What a...

News image

Katrina Leskanich - Blisland

2014 | Administrator | Sunday, 7 September 2014

Katrina’s sail will be forever tied to “Walking on Sunshine,” the buoyant 1985 pop hit she sang with Katrina & the Waves. The feel-good song took the group around the...

Features

News image

Alex Cuba - A Magical Musical Blend

2011 | Administrator | Monday, 21 March 2011

  With his oversized Afro and razored sideburns, Alex Cuba cuts a cool figure, a cross between ’70s soul man and stylish rocker. It’s a...

News image

Hey Rosetta! - Literary songwriting worth yelling about

2012 | Administrator | Sunday, 4 March 2012

Tim Baker has a problem. As frontman for Newfoundland’s Hey Rosetta!, one of Canada’s fastest-rising, hardest-working bands, he is touring for nine months of the...

News image

The Midway State - From Riches to Rags and Back Again

2011 | Administrator | Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Nathan Ferraro doesn’t seem the least bit bitter—which is surprising, given everything he’s been through. In fact, the affable, afro-haired frontman exudes all the serenity...

News image

Kathleen Edwards is an Emotional Voyageur

2012 | Administrator | Tuesday, 13 December 2011

A lot can change in four years—especially in the music world. In 2008, when Kathleen Edwards released her album Asking for Flowers, the Ottawa native...