do gooder music

War Child presents Heroes: Various Artists — proceeds from this album help children in war-torn areas.

“We asked some of the biggest legends in music history (Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney, David Bowie) to select a classic track from their own songwriting catalog, and nominate an artist from the next generation (Beck, The Hold Steady, Duffy, TV On The Radio) to create a modern reworking of that classic song.”

Stand-out tracks:

  • “Running to Stand Still” – Elbow
  • “Wonderful/Song for Children” – Rufus Wainwright
  • “Straight to Hell” – Lily Allen
  • “Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat” – Beck