Duffy's charity delay
Wednesday, 8 October 2008
War Child's 'Heroes' album has been delayed because too many artists want to take part.
The charity compilation was due to be released next month but has now been postponed until February after organisers were inundated by requests from artists wanting to participate on the record, which features classic tracks performed by modern-day artists, who have been handpicked by the original singers.
A War Child spokesperson said: "We have been overwhelmed and amazed by the response to the project.
"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."
Artists already confirmed to be taking part include Duffy, who has been chosen by Sir Paul McCartney to give her own interpretation of Wings' hit 'Live and Let Die'., Beck, who is covering Bob Dylan's "Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat' and The Kooks, who have been asked by The Kinks to sing 'Victoria'.