Duran Duran have joined music’s finest artists in support of the War Child “Heroes” CD by giving the compilation an exclusive live performance of their classic Bond theme, A View to A Kill, as a bonus track on the album. The version the band have chosen is a collaboration with DJ and Producer Mark Ronson, who arranged and performed the song with Duran Duran during a recent one-off performance at the historic La Cigale theatre in Paris, marking the first time Ronson and the band have played together.
The live arrangement combines not only A View to A Kill but also a unique instrumental medley of other classic Bond songs: Diamonds Are Forever, Goldfinger and You Only Live Twice. This rare recording is available as a bonus track when purchasing the European release of the War Child “Heroes” CD by following download instructions on the album cover or visiting www.warchild.org.uk/bonus.
Duran Duran’s A View to A Kill received acclaim as the only Bond theme song to reach Number 1 in music charts around the world and joins other classic tracks for the “Heroes” compilation, including Elbow’s new take on U2’s Running To Stand Still and Brit award winner Duffy’s version of Paul McCartney’s Live and Let Die. For full track listing, and further information about “Heroes,” please visit www.warchild.org.uk/heroes.
Following the “Heroes” concept of “the ultimate covers album” bringing together music’s greatest legends and today’s best artists, Duran Duran and Mark Ronson were delighted to lend their support. Frontman Simon Le Bon described Ronson as “one of the biggest talents to have emerged in years” and Ronson has said that Duran Duran “were the only band I ever idolised.”
The War Child “Heroes” album is released on Parlophone, who are donating all their profits to War Child’s work. War Child is an international charity working to protect and rebuild the lives of the most marginalised children in war zones, who would otherwise be overlooked.