Jarvis Cocker and Beth Ditto’s collaborative cover of ‘Temptation’, first performed live by the pair at 2007’s NME Awards, is released as a single today, Monday February 18.
The Gossip singer and former Pulp man’s take on the Heaven 17 classic has been made available in aid of Shelter, via Rough Trade/Columbia. Coming a good year after its initial airing, of the single release Cocker has commented:
_ “It has taken a full twelve months for the world to be ready for this track – I hope you enjoy it as much as we enjoyed performing it.”_
Video: original NME Awards performance
All proceeds from the much-demanded digital release (iTunes exclusive) go to Shelter, whose chief executive Adam Sampson commented:
_ “We are delighted that two of the hottest names in the music business are donating the profits from this single to us. By downloading_ ‘Temptation’ you’ll not only get a great track, but you’ll be raising money to help homeless and badly housed people across Britain.”
The song will also be available in video download format. Link? Here.