Jump to content

Coldplay to appear on War Child compilation


Recommended Posts

U2, Paul McCartney and Coldplay to appear on War Child compilation

'The Best Of War Child' to be released on Monday (February 18)


War Child have revealed plans to celebrate their 20th anniversary by releasing a compilation album featuring a collection of the tracks recorded for their charity albums over the past two decades.


The charity will celebrate its 20th anniversary next week and the occasion is being marked with a major exhibition, an intimate Muse show and a new compilation album, 'The Best Of War Child'. The charity are also set to win the Lifetime Achievement Award at this years' BRIT Awards.


"The compilation documents the way War Child has had this integral, credible and proud relationship with the great and good of British music," says War Child’s musical director Ben Knowles. "It's one of the most amazing stories of British music history, the incredible support that came together around War Child back in 1994 and 1995 and has continuedever since."


Released on February 18, 'The Best Of War Child' will feature tracks by Radiohead, Paul McCartney, David Bowie and Coldplay. A live version of Muse's 'Time Is Running Out' can be downloaded for free via the War Child website now.


'The Best Of War Child' tracklisting is as follows:


Smokin' Mojo Filters (McCartney, Weller, Gallagher) - 'Come Together'

Radiohead - 'Lucky'

Oasis - 'Fade Away'

Portishead - 'Mourning Air'

Massive Attack - 'Fake The Aroma'

Manic Street Preachers - 'Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head'

Suede - 'Shipbuilding'

Passengers (U2 and Pavarotti) - 'Miss Sarajevo'

Muse - 'House Of The Rising Sun'

The Prodigy - 'Ghost Town'

Paul McCartney - 'Calico Skies'

David Bowie - 'Everyone Says Hi (Metro Mix)'

New Order - 'Vietnam'

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

Gorillaz - 'Hong Kong'

Keane - 'Goodbye Yellow Brick Road'

Hot Chip - 'Transmission'

Beck - 'Leopard-Skin-Pill-Box-Hat'

Lily Allen (ft. Mick Jones) - 'Straight To Hell'

Elbow - 'Running To Stand Still'



Link to comment
Share on other sites

War Child 20: The Best Of




To celebrate our 20th Anniversary we've released an album with Parlophone Records that brings together some of the best tracks from our five albums - including the legendary 'HELP' one from 1995 , which raised £1.5million. Subsequent releases have featured the hottest names in music and raised not only funds, but profile, for our vital work.


War Child 20: The Best Of will be released as a digital album only on 18 February.


With all proceeds of the sale coming directly to War Child, the album tracks have been selected to show the diversity and quality of all the artists who have supported us for the last two decades.


To further commemorate our 20th anniversary, long time supporters Muse are giving away a free track to fans. Over six minutes long, the track starts with Muse’s take on the classic ‘House Of The Rising Sun’ before turning into an explosive version of ‘Time Is Running Out’. Download it here from Wednesday February 13th.



Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Create New...