FRESH ‘HELP!’

The 1995 record-breaking classic is to be revived digitally...

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, Boo Radleys, 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 [url=]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.”

The tracklisting for ‘Help’ is:

Oasis and Friends – ‘Fade Away’

Manic Street Preachers – ‘Oh Brother’

Stone Roses – ‘Love Spreads’

Radiohead – ‘Lucky’

Orbital – ‘Adnan’

[/a] – ‘Mourning Air’

[a] – ‘Fake The Aroma’

Suede – ‘Shipbuilding’

The Charlatans – ‘Time For Livin”

[/a] – ‘Sweetest Truth (Show No Fear)’

[a] – ‘Ode To Billy Joe’

The Levellers – ‘Searchlights’

Boo Radleys – ‘Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head’

[/a] – ‘Tom Petty Loves Veruca Salt’

The One World Orchestra – ‘The Magnificent’

Planet 4 Folk Quartet – ‘Message To Crommie’

[a] and Salad – ‘Dream A Little Dream’

Neneh Cherry and Trout – ‘1,2,3,4,5’

Blur – ‘Eine Kleine Lift Musik’

The Mojo Filters – ‘Come Together’