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Springsteen, Pixies & Portishead covered for Irish charity album

It's due on July 12 and benefits Aware.

The Hot Press Newsdesk, 25 May 2009

Bell X1, Lisa Hannigan and Damien Dempsey are among those contributing to Sparks N’ Minds, a new benefit album that will assist Aware in helping people with depression.

Due on June 12 through 1969 Records, the covers collection has been put together by Final Year students at the Sound Training Centre.

Those tackling their favourite songs include:

The Flaws ‘Killing Moon’ (Echo & The Bunnymen)

Ham Sandwich ‘Stay’ (Shakespeare’s Sister)

Republic Of Loose ‘God Moves On The Water’ (Blind Willie Johnson)

Damien Dempsey ‘The Heckler From Grouse Hall’ (Christy Moore)

Dave Couse ‘Caroline, No’ (The Beach Boys)

Lisa Hannigan ‘Courting Blues’ (Nick Drake)

Le Galaxie – ‘Maneater’ (Hall & Oates)

Cowboy X – ‘Gigantic’ (Pixies)

Dirty Epics – ‘Glory Box’ (Portishead)

The Thrills – ‘Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me’ (The Smiths)

Bell X1 – ‘No Retreat, No Surrender’ (Bruce Springsteen)

If you want to hear some of those performed live, Ham Sandwich and Le Galaxie play instore at Tower Records, Wicklow Street on June 11 at 1 and 5pm respectively.

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