yet another post about Elbow

Elbow are contributing a cover of *shudder* U2's 'Running To Stand Still' to the forthcoming War Child benefit album entitled "Heroes". It is out February 24th in the US [a week earlier in the UK, they always get the good stuff early] and you can pre-order it from Amazon for a very reasonable $13.99. The full tracklisting is:

1. Beck (Bob Dylan - "Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat")
2. The Kooks (The Kinks - "Victoria")
3. The Hold Steady (Bruce Springsteen - "Atlantic City")
4. Hot Chip (Joy Division - "Transmission")
5. Lily Allen feat. Mick Jones (The Clash - "Straight To Hell")
6. Yeah Yeah Yeahs (The Ramones - "Sheena Is A Punk Rocker")
7. Franz Ferdinand (Blondie - "Call Me")
8. Duffy (Paul McCartney - "Live And Let Die")
9. Estelle (Stevie Wonder - "Superstition")
10. Rufus Wainwright (Brian Wilson -" Wonderful & Song For Children")
11. Scissor Sisters (Roxy Music - "Do The Strand")
12. Peaches (Iggy Pop - "Search And Destroy")
13. Adam Cohen (Leonard Cohen - "Take This Waltz")
14. Elbow (U2 - "Running To Stand Still")
15. The Like (Elvis Costello - "You Belong To Me")
16. TV On The Radio (David Bowie - "Heroes")

An interesting mix, with Elbow being the biggest draw for me - but I'm also in for Hot Chip vs Joy Division and Lily Allen vs The Clash. The rest I could take or leave - and, really, I never got the big deal about 'Running To Stand Still' - but it's Elbow and it's for a good cause, so we're all buying it. Right?

A sneak peak:



Also beautiful.

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