Sep 24, 2008

Duffy Records Bond Theme After All

...just not a new one. The Welsh chart sensation whose album Rockferry got her frequently touted to sing the theme song for Quantum of Solace (prior to the announcement of Jack White and Alicia Keyes as the singers) will instead record a cover of Paul McCartney's classic "Live and Let Die" for a charity CD due out in November. DavidBowie.com reports that "the latest fundraising idea from the War Child organisation is an album that takes its inspiration from the Bowie track of the same name, 'Heroes'. The idea behind the project is that a whole bunch of music legends chose one of their own favourite music acts to cover one of their songs." Besides Bowie, the album will involve such interesting pairings as Beck singing Bob Dylan's "Leopard-Skin Pillbox Hat" and Duffy performing the theme from Roger Moore's first Bond movie. The album comes out November 24 on EMI's Parlophone label with a cover by Help! cover designer John Squire.

1 comment:

The King Of Cool said...

I'm a big fan of Duffy and that song, so it will be interesting to hear her take on it.