War Child has spent the last three months inviting the best British artists to contribute brand new tracks to a unique on and off-line music project. The bands involved are Radiohead, Razorlight, Gorillaz, Keane and Faultline, Kaiser Chiefs, Magic Numbers, Manic Street Preachers, Zutons, Bloc Party, Antony and the Johnsons, The Coral, Damien Rice, Elbow, Maximo Park, Mylo, Hard-Fi, Emmanuel Jal, Tinariwen, Go! Team, Belle & Sebastian.
Each band has recorded a brand new track--no remixes, no b-sides, no 'versions'--for the project, and did so in 24 hours bridging the 8th and 9th September.
Funds raised by the charity's deal with Independiente Records will immediately go to their projects in Iraq and DR Congo. Further funds, profile and membership raised will go to maintain these projects and others in countries such as Afghanistan and Bosnia over the coming months.
This is the follow up to 2000s War Child charity album. All of the 22-tracks are exclusive and previously unreleased. Highlights include, a new version of How You See the World by Coldplay. The track had been previously available in Japan (as an exclusive bonus track on X & Y), but the band remixed it in September 2005 to create a new version with different lyrics for this release. Babyshambles were also a last-minute addition to the line-up of Help: A Day In The Life and have contributed, Bollywood To Battersea. Other hightlights include; Radiohead `I Want None of It, Antony and the Johnsons `Happy Xmas (War is Over), Belle & Sebastian `The Eighth Station of the Cross Kebab House, The Go! Team `Phantom Broadcast, Keane and Faultline `Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, Bloc Party `The Present and many more! Independiente.