War Child 'Heroes' album delayed until February 2009

More artists beg to join Paul McCartney, Duffy and Beck and co

Photo: Next Previous

Photo Gallery: Paul McCartney

The release of War Child's 'Heroes' compilation album has been delayed until February 2009.

The charity record, which features the likes of Paul McCartney, Duffy, Brian Wilson and Hot Chip, had initially been scheduled for release on November 22.

However War Child have now decided to wait, as more artists have asked to take part in the record since its initial announcement.

"We have been overwhelmed and amazed by the response to the project," explained the charity. "The wealth of talent who have contacted us wishing to support the charity and contribute to the album is humbling and we are delighted to have been able to change our deadlines to accommodate some of them. It was impossible to say no."

'Heroes' sees music legends choose a song from their back catalogue to be covered by a modern-day artist - also chosen by them.

Other artists appearing on the album include The Kooks (covering The Kinks' 'Victoria') and Beck, who was asked by Bob Dylan to cover 'Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat'.

The artwork for 'Heroes' has been created by former Stone Roses guitarist John Squire, who also provided the cover for War Child's 1995 album 'Help'.

Speaking about the album previously Paul McCartney said: "I have been supporting War Child since 1995. Their work with children in war zones saves lives and their work with those who take decisions that help them to do something about it saves even more lives.

"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."

Read More On This Artist

More News
Groove Armada lead latest Isle Of Wight Festival line-up additions
Lil Wayne reportedly set to sue Cash Money boss Birdman for $8m
Guitar owned by Johnny Ramone sells at auction for £47,950
Pond reveal epic 'Man It Feels Like Space Again' video - watch
Noel Gallagher says Oasis will only ever reform 'for the money'
Arca says working with Bjork on 'Vulnicura' was 'everything an artistic...
Aphex Twin streams 'Computer Controlled Acoustic Instruments PT2' EP - listen
Ryan Adams and Mandy Moore separate after five years of marriage
Fall Out Boy team up with Wiz Khalifa on 'Uma Thurman' remix - listen
Danny Brown, Big Sean feature in Eminem's 'Detroit Vs Everybody' video - watch
Bob Dylan to gift new album to 50,000 senior citizens
Catfish And The Bottlemen add second London O2 Academy Brixton show
Run The Jewels campaign for NME Awards votes - watch
Alt-J, The Chemical Brothers, Hozier to headline Longitude Festival
First official image released from Kurt Cobain film 'Cobain: Montage of Heck'
PJ Harvey completes first week of recording new album at Somerset House
Mike Tyson reveals his rap on new Madonna album was inspired by Italian dictator Mussolini
The Maccabees to play 'warm-up' show in Sheffield in February
Photo showing Pete Doherty and Carl Barât writing new Libertines material posted online
The Vaccines: 'New album 'English Graffiti' includes biggest song we've ever...
George Ezra to play intimate gig in London ahead of Brit Awards
The Black Keys cancel UK tour following Patrick Carney injury

More News


Please login to add your comment.

Latest Tickets - Booking Now
Know Your NME

NME Store & Framed Prints
Inside NME.COM