March 2, 2011 15:25

George Michael covers New Order's 'True Faith' for Comic Relief

The star does his bit for charity

George Michael covers New Order's 'True Faith' for Comic Relief

Photo: PA

George Michael has covered one of New Order's most famous tracks in aid of Comic Relief.

The singer will release a version of the band's 1987 hit 'True Faith' digitally on March 13 (physically a day later) in advance of Red Nose Day on March 18. It is not yet known whether the new version of the song will contain any musical nods to his own track 'Faith'.

Comic Relief founder Richard Curtis commented: "Over the years, George has been the most tremendous supporter of Comic Relief. Out of the blue one year he gave us all the cash from the release of 'As', his single with Mary J. Blige. Then he did a brilliant Little Britain 'Lou and Andy' sketch, which ended with the inevitable insult slung at him: 'I don't like him.'"

"But, most excitingly, he's giving Comic Relief all the money from his new single, 'True Faith'. It's always so moving when people stick with us year after year – and we're thrilled wand delighted about the song, and the wonderful video that goes with it. We promise we’ll use every penny we make from it to save and change lives in Africa and all over the UK."

Additionally, the members of New Order have pledged to donate their royalties from the track's re-release to the charity.

Meanwhile, Dog Is Dead and Roll Deep are among the acts appearing at a Comic Relief night at London's Village Underground on March 9. See Cafedirect.co.uk/rednoseday for more information.

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