Lately Beck has been covering Bob Dylan’s ‘Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat‘ at his shows. In a recent blog entry from Brian Lebarton, we learned that Beck’s cover would be released somewhere soon. Now, we have more details:
Duffy, Hot Chip, Rufus Wainwright and Beck are amongst the artists donating tracks to the new War Child album.
Titled ‘Heroes’, the charity album features a unique collaboration between music legends and contemporary acts.
Artists including Sir Paul McCartney, Brian Wilson and Bob Dylan have been asked to select a classic track from their back-catalogue and then personally choose a favourite contemporary artist or band to cover the song.
Confirmed to appear on the record so far are Duffy covering Paul McCartney’s ‘Live and Let Die’, Hot Chip taking on Joy Division’s ‘Transmission’, The Kooks doing The Kinks’ ‘Victoria’ and Beck re-working Bob Dylan’s ‘Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat’.
Brian Wilson has also nominated Rufus Wainwright who will be performing a medley of tracks from his legendary album ‘Smile’.
Sir Paul McCartney said of the project: I think Duffy’s version of ‘Live And Let Die’ is great – I was really impressed. The breadth of talent on this project is amazing; it’s great that so many people gave their time, energy and support to this initiative. I urge everyone to support War Child.”
‘Heroes’ will be released on November 24 through Parlophone Records. All proceeds will go directly to War Child.
So there you go, people.