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good album - great cause,
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This review is from: War Child: Heroes (Audio CD)
There are some excellant covers of well-loved classics on this cd, some tracks I didn't know but I liked the covers anyway and some crimes against music! However it's a great cause and it's well worth buying this as an interesting experiment...it has introduced me to some new artists I'll buy more of and some old tracks I'd like to hear the originals of.
The best covers without a doubt are Elbow's Running To Stand Still & Franz Ferdinand doing Call Me - both of which are at least as good as the originals which is some achievement.
Other tracks i didn't know, but enjoyed were Becks cover of Bob Dylan and Lilly Allen on the Clash. I love love love the Hot Chip version of Transmission although i have no idea how the original sounds!
And the crimes against music - Scissor Sisters massacring The Strand - they should cut their tongues out it's horrendous. Duffy on Live and Let die is pretty lacklustre too - the old GnR cover is a much better attempt.
The Estelle version of Superstition is so-so - i was expecting to be blown away but it's a hard original to live up to.
I've only listened to it a couple of times so maybe some of the other tracks may turn out to be growers or fillers...not sure yet!