The legendary ‘HELP‘ album is set for a new digital lease of life. Recorded and released in one week in September 1995, ‘Help’ was put together by the War Child charity to raise money for the victims of the war in the former Yugoslavia. It featured exclusive material from artists like Radiohead (‘Lucky‘), Manic Street Preachers, Orbital and Oasis, and became the fastest-ever Number One hit in UK music history.
Now, the album is to be reissued digitally to mark the launch of new charity download service warchildmusic.com. All 20 tracks plus artwork will be available for £3.50, with individual tracks for just 99p, when the site launches on Monday (August 9). Brand new music will be available in the coming months, and all profits will go to helping children in the world’s most troubled regions.
Site director James Topham said: “Every track – and we’re after everything from covers to acoustic versions, live recordings, alternative mixes, remixes or simply unreleased tunes – will be exclusive to Warchild Music. This is an ongoing project which we’re sure will quickly become essential for artists and fans alike. Although the profits are going to charity, the site is all about music.” [from nme.com]