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  • Beck (Bob Dylan: Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat)
  • Scissor Sisters (Roxy Music: Do The Strand)
  • Lily Allen (The Clash: Straight To Hell)
  • Duffy (Paul McCartney: Live And Let Die)
  • Elbow (U2: Running To Stand Still)
  • TV On The Radio (David Bowie: Heroes)
  • Hot Chip (Joy Division: Transmission)
  • The Kooks (The Kinks: Victoria)
  • Estelle (Stevie Wonder: Superstition)
  • Rufus Wainwright (Brian Wilson: Wonderful/ Song For Children)
  • Peaches (Iggy Pop: Search And Destroy)
  • The Hold Steady (Bruce Springsteen: Atlantic City)
  • The Like (Elvis Costello: You Belong To Me)
  • Yeah Yeah Yeahs (The Ramones: Sheena Is A Punk Rocker)
  • Franz Ferdinand (Blondie: Call Me)

The third compilation in the War Child series boasts another impressive line-up of who's who in the indie world. Heroes is an all covers effort with contributions from Beck, Franz Ferdinand, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Estelle, Hot Chip and TV On The Radio among others. Artists coverered include Bob Dylan, The Stooges, U2, Joy Division, The Clash and Stevie Wonder. The album benefits the War Child organization, a charity that raises funds for aid in war torn countries, which pretty much leaves you no choice but to buy a copy or two.

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This is the UK tracklisting. The N. American version features an additional track and a different sequence.

From Amazon:

1. Beck (Bob Dylan - "Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat")
2. The Kooks (The Kinks - "Victoria")
3. The Hold Steady (Bruce Springsteen - "Atlantic City")
4. Hot Chip (Joy Division - "Transmission")
5. Lily Allen feat. Mick Jones (The Clash - "Straight To Hell")
6. Yeah Yeah Yeahs (The Ramones - "Sheena Is A Punk Rocker")
7. Franz Ferdinand (Blondie - "Call Me")
8. Duffy (Paul McCartney - "Live And Let Die")
9. Estelle (Stevie Wonder - "Superstition")
10. Rufus Wainwright (Brian Wilson -" Wonderful & Song For Children")
11. Scissor Sisters (Roxy Music - "Do The Strand")
12. Peaches (Iggy Pop - "Search And Destroy")
13. Adam Cohen (Leonard Cohen - "Take This Waltz")
14. Elbow (U2 - "Running To Stand Still")
15. The Like (Elvis Costello - "You Belong To Me")
16. TV On The Radio (David Bowie - "Heroes")

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