Thursday, 15 July 2010

Bowie Tribute Album in aid of War Child, out 11th October

Whilst I realise that the idea of compilation tribute albums can be a bit cliché and monotonous at times, by the looks of this one it sounds more of interest. For starters, the artist these 34 strong musicians are paying homage to is David Bowie; A musician with a big enough back catalogue to not just feature adaptations of his most obvious tracks, as well as being the man who invented the art of reinvention. And also the artists that feature on this release are some of which MiddleBoop adore. Devendra Banhart, A Place To Bury Strangers, Vivian Girls, Duran Duran and Chairlift are just some of the musicians on show here.

‘We Were So Turned On: A Tribute To David Bowie’ is set for release via LA independent Manimal on the 11th October. All proceeds from the two-disc, 34-track album will go towards the benefit of War Child. A charity that is very close to Bowie's heart.

This final track listing is as diverse as it is chameleon-like, just like the thin-white duke himself, ‘We Were So Turned On’ has something for every Bowie lover.

Disc One:

1. Exitmusic "Space Oddity"

2. Duran Duran "Boys Keep Swinging"

3. Megapuss (Devendra Banhart) "Sound + Vision"

4. Warpaint "Ashes To Ashes"
5. Corridor "Be My Wife"

6. Chairlift "Always Crashing In The Same Car"

7. Vivian Girls "John, I'm Only Dancing"

8. All Leather "Fame"

9. We Are The World "Afraid Of Americans"

10. A Place To Bury Strangers "Suffragette City"

11. Tearist "Repetition"

12. Halloween Swim Team "Look Back In Anger"

13. Afghan Raiders "Fashion"

14. Polyamorous Affair "Theme From Cat People"

15. Swahili Blonde "Red Money"

16. Jessica 6 "I'm Deranged"

17. Aska & Bobby Evans (Feat. Moon & Moon) "African Night Flight"

18. Xu Xu Fang "China Girl"

Disc Two:

1. VoicesVoices "Heroes"

2. Carla Bruni "Absolute Beginners"

3. Papercranes "Blue Jean"

4. Keren Ann "Life On Mars?"

5. Lewis & Clarke "Changes"

6. Zaza "It Aint Easy"

7. Genuflex "Soul Love"

8. Sister Crayon "Bewlay Brothers"

9. Marco Benevento "Art Decade"

10. Mick Karn "Ashes To Ashes"

11. Lights (NYC) "World Falls Down"

12. Aquaserge "The Supermen"

13. Caroline Weeks "Starman"

14. Rainbow Arabia "Quicksand"

15. Mechanical Bride "Sound + Vision"

16. Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros "Memory Of A Free Festival"

The next single to be released from the album will be War Paint’s version of ‘Ashes To Ashes’ in August. You can download the most recent single 'Memory of a Free Festival' by Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros from My Old Kentucky. My Old Kentucky.


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