Conflict Youngster UK have introduced the re-release of 4 compilation albums from the 2000s: ‘1 Love’ (launched in affiliation with NME), ‘Hope’, ‘Help! A Day In The Life’ and ‘War Child Presents Heroes’.
All are reissued through Conflict Youngster Information, their impartial label launched with Virgin Music earlier this year.
The albums – that includes works by Radiohead, Muse, David Bowie, Coldplay, Paul McCartney, and extra – have been initially launched from 2002 to 2009, as a way to increase funds for the charity’s work in the direction of youngsters in war-torn international locations.
“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,” Wealthy Clarke, head of Conflict Youngster Information, mentioned in a press assertion.
All 4 albums have been launched on streaming platforms yesterday (September 10) and can be found to pre-order on restricted pink and black vinyl here. All proceeds from the bodily releases will help the charity’s ongoing efforts.
2002’s ‘1 Love’ was initially launched in partnership with NME to have fun 50 years of the publication, that includes covers of previous No 1 hits by Muse (The Animals’ ‘House of the Rising Sun’), Oasis (Slade’s ‘Merry Xmas Everybody’), Jimmy Eat World (The Prodigy’s ‘Firestarter’), amongst others.
‘Hope’, launched in 2003, was a profit effort in response to the Iraq Conflict in 2003. It featured covers by George Michael (Don McLean’s ‘The Grave’) and New Order (Jimmy Cliff’s ‘Vietnam’), together with a re-recorded unique by McCartney (‘Calico Skies’) and an alternate mixture of Bowie’s ‘Everyone Says ‘Hi’’.
In 2005, the charity launched ‘Help!: A Day in the Life’. It commemorated the tenth anniversary of their first album ‘The Help Album’, which was reissued final yr. Conflict Youngster recruited Radiohead, Coldplay, Gorillaz, amongst others – to report a observe in a single day.
The album was subsequently launched for obtain simply 24 hours later, turning into the quickest album ever, the press launch said.
2009’s ‘War Child Presents Heroes’ allowed legendary artists to pick a music from their discography, nominating a contemporary artist to cowl it for the album. Bowie roped in TV On The Radio to deal with ‘Heroes’, whereas Bob Dylan chosen Beck for ‘Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat’.
Earlier this yr, Conflict Youngster established Conflict Youngster Information at the side of Virgin Music Label & Artist Companies. The label indicated upon its announcement that, together with reissues of previous initiatives, they may even work with artists on new recorded music initiatives.
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