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David Bowie tribute album sports most incredible tracklist ever

on January 02, 2010, 8:42pm

While Mr. David Bowie apparently has no intentions of making a live appearance anytime soon, that hasn’t stopped the legendary musician from readying a few new releases. January 26th will see the unveiling of a brand new live CD titled A Reality Tour, while a deluxe edition of Bowie’s 1967 eponymous debut will be offered beginning February 9th.

But it’s this new Bowie tribute album that has most caught our attention. After all, as TwentyFourBit has discovered, Manimal Vinyl‘s forthcoming tribute sports quite the list of contributors. Quite, as in everyone from MGMT, Vivian Girls, A Place to Bury Strangers, and Chairlift to Devendart Banhart’s Megapuss, ex-Chili Peppers guitarist John Frusciante (playing w/ Swahili Blonde), Duran Duran, and Carla Bruni, aka the wife of French President Nicolas Sarkozy. Also lending their talents are Soulwax, We Are The World, Rainbow Arabia, Warpaint, The Polyamorous Affair, and 1/2 of the Benevento Russo Duo, Marco Benevento.

Yeah, you’re probably never going to see a tracklist like this again.

The yet-to-be-titled affair is expected to be released in May, and, according to Manimal Vinyl, tracks “will start leaking around February 15th.” Of course, the the whole thing is for charity, with 100% of the net profits going to War Child UK — a branch of an international charity for children affected by war.

Check out the 28-song tracklist below. Now ends the most enjoyable news story I have written in sometime.

Tracklist:
01. Exitmusic – “Space Oddity”
02. Vivian Girls – “John, I’m Only Dancing”
03. Megapuss (Devendra Banhart) – “Sound + Vision” (en espanol)
04. Carla Bruni – “Absolute Beginners”
05. Lights – “World Falls Down”
06. VOICEsVOICEs – “Heroes”
07. Duran Duran – “Boys Keep Swinging”
08. MGMT – TBA
09. Charlift – “Always Crashing in the Same Car”
10. Aska w/ Moon & Moon – “African Night Flight”
11. A Place to Bury Strangers – “Suffragette City”
12. The Polyamorous Affair – “Theme From Cat People”
13. Keren Ann – “Life on Mars”
14. Swahili Blonde (feat. John Frusciante) – “Red Money”
15. Marco Benevento – “Art Decade”
16. Corridor – “Be My Wife”
17. Aquaserge – “The Superman”
18. Warpaint – “Ashes to Ashes”
19. Rainbow Arabia – “Quicksand”
20. We Are The World – “Afraid of Americans”
21. Laco$te – “Within You”
22. Ariana Delawari – “Ziggy Stardust”
23. Pizza! – “Modern Love”
24. St Clair Board – “Secret Life of Arabia”
25. Caroline Weeks – “Starman”
26. Amanda Jo Williams – “The Man Who Sold the World”
27. Mick Karn – “Ashes to Ashes”
28. Soulwax – TBA

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