Coldplay join ‘Help: A Day In The Life’

The band donate a new track to the charity record at the last minute…

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.


A spokesperson for the charity added: "Chris Martin re-wrote the lyrics for the project and recorded the vocals at a studio in New York on Thursday 8th September. The vocals were then sent digitally to 'Help' producer Mark Stent who remixed the track last night."


As previously reported by NME.COM, Razorlight 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.


Yesterday groups including Radiohead, Gorillaz, [/a], [a], [/a], [a], and Elbow went into studios

to record new songs.


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.


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


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.


The ’Help: A Day In The Life’ tracklisting will run:

Antony and the Johnsons – ‘Happy Xmas (War is Over)’

Babyshambles – ‘Bollywood To Battersea’

Belle & Sebastian – ‘The Eighth Station of the Cross Kebab House’

Bloc Party – ‘The Present’

Coldplay – ‘How You See The World’

The Coral – ‘It Was Nothing’

Damien Rice – ‘Crosseyed Bear’

Elbow – ‘Snowball’

Emmanuel Jal – ‘Gua’

The Go! Team – ‘Phantom Broadcast’

Gorillaz – ‘Hong Kong’

Hard-Fi – ‘Help Me Please’

Kaiser Chiefs – ‘I Heard It Through the Grapevine’

Keane and Faultline – ‘Goodbye Yellow Brick Road’

The Magic Numbers – ‘Gone Are the Days’

Manic Street Preachers – ‘Leviathan’

Maximo Park – ‘Waste Land’

Mylo – ‘Mars Needs Women’

Radiohead – ‘I Want None of It’

Razorlight – ‘Kirby's House’

Tinariwen – ‘Cler Achel’

The Zutons – ‘Hello Conscience’

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