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 Best Of War Child' to be released this Monday (February 18th), and Coldplay's 'How You See The World No.2' will feature on the tracklist. More discussion on this is at the Coldplay forum now [thanks Tash]
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 18th, 'The Best Of War Child' will also feature tracks by Radiohead, Paul McCartney, David Bowie, Elbow and many others. 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'