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Preview Scissor Sisters' Cover of Roxy Music's "Do The Strand" for War Child Compilation


While putting the final touches on their third album, Scissor Sisters took some time out of their busy schedule to record a cover of Roxy Music's "Do The Strand." The track is included on "Heroes," a compilation CD that will benefit War Child.

The concept behind the album is that some of the biggest names in music select their personal favorite song from their own song writing canon, and nominate an artist from the next generation to create a modern reworking of that classic song. Many acts that were keen to join the project have now completed and delivered their tracks, and the album has been mastered at the legendary Abbey Road studios in London

The full track of "Heroes" listing includes contributions from Duffy, Elbow, Hot Chip, Beck, Rufus Wainwright and The Kooks.

EMI has made a substantial upfront payment to War Child, and will release the album on its Parlophone label. Parlophone are donating all their profits to War Child’s work to protect the most marginalised children in war zones, who would otherwise be overlooked: street children, child soldiers and children in prison.

I commend Parlophone and all the artists for donating their time and music available for this album. Check out a very brief clip of Roxy Music's "Do The Strand" as covered by Scissor Sisters. It's good to hear Scissor Sisters go electro again. Reminds me of their early work up tune "Electrobix." Make sure to support this cause and pre-order your copy of "Heroes."

January 30, 2009 in Scissor Sisters | Permalink


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