Carla Bruni, John Frusciante on David Bowie Tribute Album [Update]

January 2, 2010

David BowieThough rumors that Radiohead were set to perform on an upcoming David Bowie tribute record benefiting the War Child charity turned out to be fiction, we can now confirm the album’s official lineup and it’s quite exciting nonetheless.

In a post on Duran Duran’s official site, the band announced that they have recorded a cover of Bowie’s “Boys Keep Swinging” for label Manimal Vinyl’s tribute album due to “start leaking,” according to the announcement, in mid-February, alongside contributions by MGMT*, France’s First Lady Carla Bruni (“Absolute Beginners”), Keren Ann (“Life on Mars”), Devendra Banhart singing “Sound + Vision” in Spanish, A Place To Bury Strangers (“Suffragette City”), Swahili Blonde feat. John Frusciante (“Red Money”), and many more.

Whereas song choices by MGMT* and Soulwax are still listed as “tba,” the rest of the tracklist has been revealed. Check out the full tracklist here or below (we’re not sure of the final song order just yet):

*Update: After MGMT’s name was abruptly removed from the press release, we contacted Manimal Vinyl for the scoop. As it turns out, the band’s record label has yet to approve of them contributing to the Bowie album as of yet. There is a good chance this will all get sorted out, but they are not on the official tracklist just yet. :(

Exitmusic – “Space Oddity”
Vivian Girls – “John, I’m Only Dancing”
Megapuss, aka Devendra Banhart – “Sound + Vision”
Carla Bruni – “Absolute Beginners”
Lights – “World Falls Down”
VOICEsVOICEs – “Heroes”
Duran Duran – “Boys Keep Swinging”
Charlift – “Always Crashing in the Same Car”
Aska w/ Moon & Moon – “African Night Flight”
A Place to Bury Strangers – “Suffragette City”
The Polyamorous Affair – “Theme From Cat People”
Keren Ann – “Life on Mars”
Swahili Blonde feat. John Frusciante – “Red Money”
Marco Benevento – “Art Decade”
Corridor – “Be My Wife”
Aquaserge – “The Superman”
Warpaint – “Ashes to Ashes”
Rainbow Arabia – “Quicksand”
We Are The World – “Afraid of Americans”
Laco$te – “Within You”
Ariana Delawari – “Ziggy Stardust”
Pizza! – “Modern Love”
St Clair Board – “Secret Life of Arabia”
Caroline Weeks – “Starman”
Amanda Jo Williams – “The Man Who Sold the World”
Mick Karn – “Ashes to Ashes”
Soulwax – “tba”

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