A project that began in early 2008 will at last see the light of day and grace itself upon the shelves of record shops across the world. What began as a vague idea of fresh and seasoned artists paying homage to the man who invented the art of reinvention, David Bowie. War Child is a charity that simply helps children affected by war across the globe no matter what border they inhabit. A charity that Bowie makes no secret about supporting. Within a few months Devendra Banhart (Megapuss), Vivian Girls and Carla Bruni all came on board to contribute tracks.
By the summer of 2009, the record had began to take shape when the addition of UK pop legends Duran Duran, ex-Slits Viv Albertine and legendary avant-garde bassist/musician Mick Karn were added to the roster. Manimal friends and alumni's Warpaint, Chairlift and Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros came on board by that autumn. With a final tracklisting that 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.
All proceeds will go to War Child. You can find more info about the charity here .
EXITMUSIC "SPACE ODDITY"/ DURAN DURAN "BOYS KEEP SWINGING"/ MEGAPUSS "SOUND +VISION"/ WARPAINT "ASHES TO ASHES"/ CORRIDOR "BE MY WIFE"/ CHAIRLIFT "ALWAYS CRASHING
IN THE SAME CAR"/ VIVIAN GIRLS "JOHN, I'M ONLY DANCING"/ ALL LEATHER "FAME"/ WE ARE THE WORLD "AFRAID OF AMERICANS"/ A PLACE TO BURY STRANGERS "SUFFRAGETTE CITY"/ TEARIST "REPETITION"/ HALLOWEEN SWIM TEAM "LOOK BACK IN ANGER"/ AFGHAN RAIDERS "FASHION"/ POLYAMOROUS AFFAIR "THEME FROM CAT PEOPLE"/ SWAHILI BLONDE "RED MONEY"/ JESSICA 6 "I'M DERANGED"/ ASKA + BOBBY EVANS (feat. MOON & MOON)
"AFRICAN NIGHT FLIGHT"/ XU XU FANG "CHINA GIRL"
VOICESVOICES "HEROES"/ CARLA BRUNI "ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS"/ PAPERCRANES "BLUE JEAN"/KEREN ANN "LIFE ON MARS?"/ LEWIS & CLARKE "CHANGES"/ ZAZA "IT AINT EASY"/ GENUFLEX "SOUL LOVE"/ SISTER CRAYON "BEWLAY BROTHERS"/ MARCO BENEVENTO "ART DECADE"/ MICK KARN "ASHES TO ASHES"/ LIGHTS (NYC) "WORLD FALLS DOWN"/ AQUASERGE "THE SUPERMEN"/ CAROLINE WEEKS "STARMAN"/ RAINBOW ARABIA "QUICKSAND"/ MECHANICAL BRIDE "SOUND + VISION"/ EDWARD SHARPE & THE MAGNETIC ZEROS "MEMORY OF A FREE FESTIVAL"
BONUS TRACKS (iTunes Only)
VIV ALBERTINE "LETTER TO HERMOINE"/ ARIANA DELAWARI "ZIGGY STARDUST"/ GANGI "OH YOU PRETTY THINGS"/ AMANDA JO WILLIAMS "THE MAN WHO SOLD THE WORLD"/ LACO$TE "WITHIN YOU"/ UNIVERSE "HEATHEN"/ ST. CLAIR BOARD "SECRET LIFE OF ARABIA" / PIZZA! "MODERN LOVE"