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Help: A Day in the Life (Benefit Album for the War Child Charity) - 9/27/05

Old 09-08-05, 11:21 AM
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Help: A Day in the Life (Benefit Album for the War Child Charity) - 9/27/05

Tracklisting:

1. Antony and the Johnsons – ‘Happy Xmas (War is Over)’
2. Belle & Sebastian – ‘The Eighth Station of the Cross Kebab House’
3. Bloc Party – ‘The Present’
4. The Coral – ‘It Was Nothing’
5. Damien Rice – ‘Crosseyed Bear’
6. Elbow – ‘Snowball’
7. Emmanuel Jal – ‘Gua’
8. The Go! Team – ‘Phantom Broadcast’
9. Gorillaz – ‘Hong Kong’
10. Hard-Fi – ‘Help Me Please’
11. Kaiser Chiefs – ‘I Heard It Through the Grapevine’
12. Keane and Faultline – ‘Goodbye Yellow Brick Road’
13. The Magic Numbers – ‘Gone Are the Days’
14. Manic Street Preachers – ‘Leviathan’
15. Maximo Park – ‘Wasteland’
16. Mylo - TBC
17. Radiohead – ‘I Want None of It’
18. Razorlight – ‘Kirby's House’
19. Tinariwen - TBC
20. The Zutons – ‘Hello Conscience’

from NME.com

BRITAIN'S TOP BANDS START RECORDING 'HELP: A DAY IN THE LIFE'

A host of Britain’s top bands will head into the studio today to record 'HELP: A DAY IN THE LIFE' for the WAR CHILD charity, in a bid to record the fastest album ever released.

Groups including Radiohead, Gorillaz, Razorlight, The Zutons, Manic Street Preachers, Bloc Party, and Elbow will start recording new tracks from midday today which will be available for download from lunchtime tomorrow (September 9).

The event marks the ten year anniversary of the first ’Help’ album, which featured Blur, Oasis, Radiohead and Suede and raised more than £1.25m for children caught up in the Bosnian war.

The bands will be in studios across the world with Gorillaz laying down their track in Hong Kong, Kaiser Chiefs setting to work in Berlin and Manic Street Preachers recording in Wales.

The album will also feature various cover versions with Kaiser Chiefs taking on Marvin Gaye’s ’I Heard It Through The Grapevine’, Keane are doing a version of Elton John’s ’Goodbye Yellow Brick Road’ and Mercury Music Prize-winning Antony & The Johnsons are recording John Lennon’s ’Happy Xmas (War Is Over)’.

After recording, the artists will send their songs to a studio in London to be available to download tomorrow at 99p per track.

’Help: A Day In The Life’ will be released on CD through Independiente on September 26.

As previously reported on NME.COM, War Child boss Mark Waddington said of the project: “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.”

All of the money raised by the new record will be used by War Child to provide both material and psychological support and rehabilitation to children on the edge of conflict and post-conflict societies.
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Old 09-09-05, 10:58 AM
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Last minute additions Coldplay and Babyshambles. Does anyone know if this is definately being released in the US. I remember the first WarChild benefit benefit album "Help" coming out here. I'm not sure if I should hold out for the cd or get the mp3s (I know it would be charitable to do both, but I don't have that kind of money right now)

From NME.COM

COLDPLAY have joined the recording of the ’HELP: A DAY IN THE LIFE’ charity album at the eleventh hour.

The band are donating the song ’How You See The World’ in an effort to record and release an album in the fastest possible time for the War Child organisation.

War Child executive Mark Waddington said: "It went really close to the wire but it's great to have them on board."

’How You See The World’ had been previously available in Japan, but the band remixed it today to create a new version with different lyrics for the LP.

As previously reported by NME.COM, Babyshambles were also a last-minute addition to the line-up of ’Help: A Day In The Life’.

The band went into a London studio and worked on the new song ’Bollywood To Battersea’. The track has been delivered to the War Child offices and is set for inclusion on the compilation, which is released via warchildmusic.com today.
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Old 09-09-05, 03:35 PM
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interesting! some top acts on there. let me have it.
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