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EXCLUSIVE: Brit stars set to record War Child charity album


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RADIOHEAD, GORILLAZ and RAZORLIGHT are amongst the bands who will contribute to a new album being put together in aid of WAR CHILD.


'Help: A Day in the Life' will mark the 10th anniversary of the ’Help’ album in 1995.


The project aims to compile the best bands of this generation and give them one day to record a new piece of music, which War Child will make available on http://www.warchildmusic.com on September 9. A CD release will follow a few weeks later.


Other bands already confirmed include The Zutons, Manic Street Preachers, Bloc Party, Hard-Fi, The Coral, Elbow and Maximo Park.



War Child boss Mark Waddington said: “As a music fan, I know what the original ’Help’ album meant and as the present CEO of War Child I know what it achieved. It was my intention that any new album we made in 2005 should match up to the feats of the past. That’s why we have set ourselves the challenge of remaking history and releasing the fastest album ever… again! It’s a tall order but we feel with the support of amazing artists we can make it happen and help a new generation of children affected by war.”


War Child was launched in 1993 as a response to the affect of the Balkans conflict on children. In 1995, 20 of the UK’s bands and artists went into studios across Europe to each produce a track for ’Help’, the fastest-ever number one album in British music history.

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So, it's up.


I've only downloaded the Radiohead track, and it's good enough.

Not disappointing at all :)



1. Radiohead - I Want None Of This

2. The Coral - It Was Nothing

3. The Zutons - Hello Conscience

4. Elbow - Snowball

5. The Magic Numbers - Gone Are The Days

6. Maximo Park - Wasteland

7. The Go! Team - Phantom Broadcast

8. Emmanuel Jal - Gua

9. Keane and Faultline - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

10. Kaiser Chiefs - I Heard It Through The Grapevine

11. Bloc Party - The Present

12. Hard-FI - Help Me Please

13. Belle and Sebastian - The Eighth Station of the Cross Kebab House

14. Tinariwen - Cler Achel

15. George and Anthony - Happy Christmas, War Is Over

16. Gorillaz - Hong Kong

17. Babyshambles - From Bollywood to Battersea

18. The Manic Street Preachers - Leviathan

19. Razorlight - Kirby's House

20. Damien Rice - Cross-eyed Bear

21. Mylo - Mars Needs Women

22. Coldplay - How You See The World No.2


CD is released on 26th September.

You can download the album (or seperate tracks) right here




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