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|War Child: Heroes|
|Released||16 February 2009|
|Length||15 tracks + bonus downloads|
|video of Duran Duran's audio contribution|
|Duran Duran with Mark Ronson - Paris|
About the albumEdit
The album brought together 15 contemporary artists of the music industry to record cover versions of classic tracks by 15 musical acts, who have collectively sold more than 1.4 billion albums.
The album was recorded over six months in studios in London, Manchester, Paris, Berlin, New York and Los Angeles, with mastering production work done at Abbey Road studios in London.
Included on the album is the James Bond theme "Live And Let Die" performed by Welsh singer Duffy, plus the Scissor Sisters covering Roxy Music's "Straight To Hell".
Bonus download tracks:
These include a live performance by Duran Duran with Mark Ronson of a James Bond medley recorded at La Cigale theatre in Paris, France during the Experience Paris show on 2 July 2008. This was the first time Ronson and the band had played together. The live arrangement combines "A View To A Kill" with a unique instrumental medley of three other Bond movie songs: "Goldfinger" "Diamonds Are Forever", and "You Only Live Twice". This arrangement was later performed by the band during The Summer Tour in 2009, including the Edinburgh Castle Concert.
- "Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat" - Beck (Bob Dylan song)
- "Do The Strand" - Scissor Sisters (Roxy Music song)
- "Straight To Hell" - Lily Allen feat. Mick Jones (The Clash song)
- "Live And Let Die" - Duffy (Paul McCartney & Wings song)
- "Running To Stand Still" - Elbow (U2 song)
- "Heroes" - TV On The Radio (David Bowie song)
- "Transmission" - Hot Chip (Joy Division song)
- "Victoria" - The Kooks (The Kinks song)
- "Superstition" - Estelle (Stevie Wonder song)
- "Wonderful & Song For Children" - Rufus Wainwright (Brian Wilson song)
- "Search And Destroy" - Peaches (Iggy Pop song)
- "Atlantic City" - The Hold Steady (Bruce Springsteen song)
- "You Belong To Me" - The Like (Elvis Costello song)
- "Sheena Is A Punk Rocker" - Yeah Yeah Yeahs (The Ramones song)
- "Call Me" - Franz Ferdinand (Blondie song)
Bonus download tracks: