Paul Supports War Child 'Heroes' Album

Paul Supports War Child 'Heroes' Album

War Child: Heroes is the ultimate covers album: an unprecedented
coming together of music's greatest ever legends and today's best
artists to support a great cause.

The album concept sees the biggest heroes in music history
select a personal favourite track from their own back catalogue, and
nominate an act from the next generation to create a modern reworking
of that classic song.

The concept - believing that the next generation can do great
things neatly echoes the work of War Child, helping the most
disadvantaged children in the world's harshest war zones: like Iraq,
Congo, Afghanistan.

* Legends supporting the album include: Paul McCartney, David
Bowie, Bob Dylan, Brian Wilson, The Kinks, Roxy Music, Joy Division,
The Clash, The Ramones, Blondie and Iggy Pop. And modern artists
recording include: Duffy, Scissor Sisters, Elbow, Beck, The Kooks,
Rufus Wainwright, Estelle, Hot Chip, The Hold Steady and Lily Allen.

* The album was released on February 16 2009 on Parlophone.
All profits will aid the real heroes: children affected by the
brutalities of war.

The tracklist in full:

1. Beck (Bob Dylan: Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat)
Scissor Sisters (Roxy Music: Do The Strand)
3. Lily Allen (The
Clash: Straight To Hell)
4. Duffy (Paul McCartney: Live And Let
5. Elbow (U2: Running To Stand Still)
6. TV On The
Radio (David Bowie: Heroes)
7. Hot Chip (Joy Division:
8. The Kooks (The Kinks: Victoria)
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)

Heroes: Some Facts
Heroes is War Child's fifth album,
Paul McCartney has supported three of them. Dating back to the
reworking of Come Together by the Smokin Mojo Filters (McCartney,
Weller and Noel Gallagher) for 1995's legendary Help album (alongside
Blur, Oasis, Radiohead, Paul McCartney, Portishead, Stone Roses,
Massive Attack)

The 15 legends supporting the project have combined global
album sales of over 1.4bn

The new acts chosen to cover the classic tracks include the
UK's biggest selling album artist of 2008, Duffy; the current Mercury
prize winners, Elbow; and the act behind the most critically acclaimed
album of 2008, TV On The Radio. They make up 11 Brit nominations and
eight Grammy nominations.

The album was recorded over six months in studios in London,
Manchester, Paris, Berlin, New York and Los Angeles. It was mastered
at Abbey Road studios in London.

War Child’s albums have won awards at the
Brit Awards, as well as from Q and NME and been nominated for the
Mercury Prize.

Heroes: Background To War Child
  - 2.7 million
children under 5 have died due to war in DRC
  - 1 in 4
children die before the age of 5 in Afghanistan
  - 2
million Iraqi children have had to leave their homes since war in
  - Over 30,000 children were abducted and recruited
by fighting forces in Uganda

War Child's Work
War Child is a unique charity. The
only child protection agency operating in south Iraq. The only agency
to have separated children from adults in Afghanistan prisons. The
only international organisation working with ex-child soldiers in
northern Democratic Republic of Congo. War Child is only able to work
in these locations through a unique combination of security management
and private funding. The media and music industry are at the heart of
this private support.

War Child Facts
By working together with local
organisations, War Child helps protect children by:
-Reintegrating child soldiers with their families
-Getting children off the streets, after war has forced them to leave
  -Separating children from adults in prison
  -Rebuilding schools destroyed by war
politicians to do more for children affected by war
-Empowering the public to get involved

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