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11 September 2021

War Child Reissue Classic Compilations – Bowie, Gorillaz, Muse

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War Child Records have reissued four classic charity compilations, streaming now with vinyl copies available to pre-order here. The albums – 1 Love (2002), Hope (2003), Help! A Day In The Life (2005) and War Child Presents Heroes (2009) saw the charity call upon some of the biggest names in music, including David Bowie, Paul McCartney, Gorillaz, Muse, Oasis, George Michael, New Order, Coldplay, Radiohead and The Prodigy, among many others.

All the albums will be made available on digital and streaming platforms for the first time, and re-issued on limited edition vinyl for the first time.

Visit to find out more about the charity and to donate.

Rich Clarke, Head of War Child Records, said: “We are delighted to make this fantastic collection of music available to a new generation of fans and get these incredible songs, donated through the generosity of the artist community, raising vital funds for War Child’s life saving work again. There are some amazing tracks that haven’t been heard for decades like George Michael’s version of ‘The Grave’ that we’re incredibly proud to put up on DSPs and out on vinyl for the first time. The need for War Child’s work has never been greater, we’re on the ground in Afghanistan where children are in ever more urgent need of food, hygiene kits and psychological first aid. By taking the time to listen to these songs on your favourite streaming platform or pre-ordering the vinyl you can help make a difference.”

1 Love tracklisting:
Side A

Starsailor – All Or Nothing
Feeder – The Power Of Love
Sugababes – Killer
Muse – House Of The Rising Sun

Side B

Stereophonics – Nothing Compares 2 U
Faithless and Dido – Dub Be Good To Me
Oasis – Merry Christmas Everybody
Elbow – Something In The Air

Side C

The Reelists ft. Ms Dynamite – Back To Life (However Do You Want Me)
Manic Street Preachers – Out Of Time
Badly Drawn Boy and Jools Holland & His Rhythm and Blues Orchestra – Come On Eileen
The Prodigy – Ghost Town

Side D

Jimmy Eat World – Firestarter
Darius – Pretty Flamingos
More Fire Crew ft Gabrielle – Dreams
McAlmont and Butler – Back For Good

Hope tracklisting:
Side A

Travis – The Beautiful Occupation
Avril Lavigne – Knockin On Heaven’s Door
Paul McCartney – Calico Skies
David Bowie – Everyone Says ‘Hi’ (METRO Mix)
George Michael – The Grave

Side B

Ronan Keating – In The Ghetto
Beverly Knight – Love’s In Need Of Love Today
Moby – Nearer
New Order – Vietnam

Side C

Basement Jaxx ft Yellowman – Love Is The Answer
Spiritualized – Hold On (War Child Mix)
The Charlatans – You Gotta Have Peace
Beth Orton – Ooh Child

Side D

Tom McRae – Border Song
Billy Bragg – The Wolf Covers It’s Tracks
Yusuf Islam – Peace Train

Help! A Day In The Life tracklisting:
Side A

Coldplay – How You See The World No. 2
Razorlight – Kirby’s House
Radiohead – I Want None Of This
Keane and Faultline – Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
Emmanuel Jal – Gua

Side B

Gorillaz – Hong Kong
Manic Street Preachers – Leviathan
Kaiser Chiefs – I Heard It Through The Grapevine
Damien Rice – Cross-Eyed Bear

Side C

The Magic Numbers – Gone Are The Days
Tinariwen – Cler Achel
The Coral – It Was Nothing
Mylo – Mars Needs Women
Maximo Park – Wasteland

Side D

Elbow – Snowball
Bloc Party – The Present
Hard Fi – Help Me Please
The Go! Team – Phantom Broadcast
Babyshambles – From Bollywood To Battersea

War Child Presents Heroes tracklisting:
Side A

Beck – Leopard Skin Pillbox Hat
Scissor Sisters – Do The Strand
Lily Allen ft Mick Jones – Straight To Hell

Side B

Elbow – Running To Stand Still
TV On The Radio – Heroes
Hot Chip – Transmission

Side C

The Kooks – Victoria
Estelle – Superstition
Rufus Wainwright – Medley From Brian Wilson’s Smile
Peaches – Search And Destroy

Side D

The Hold Steady – Atlantic City
The Like – You Belong To Me
Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Sheena Is A Punk Rocker
Franz Ferdinand – Call Me

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