The band tackle the classic 'All Or Nothing'...

STARSAILOR invited NME.COM into the studio last week for an exclusive preview of their contribution to the NME War Child album, ‘1 LOVE’.

The album, due for release next month, will feature cover versions of bands’ favourite Number One singles of all time. Stars on board so far include Oasis, Stereophonics, Dido, Small Faces, Manic Street Preachers, Sugababes, Ms Dynamite, Feeder and Badly Drawn Boy. The album will also include a unique collaboration between [/a].

NME.COM went into the studio to see Starsailor record their contribution to this unique album. After several days of indecision, the band finally agreed on a cover version of ‘All Or Nothing’ by the [a]. The single was Number One for one week only way back in August 1966 after knocking The Beatles’ ‘Yellow Submarine/Eleanor Rigby’ off the top spot.

Starsailor recorded the track at Wessex studios in London. Dido producer Dave Eringa worked on the song with the band and waived his usual fee.

Frontman James Walsh commented simply: “It sounds great!”

The other Number One single Starsailor seriously considered was S Club 7’s ‘Don’t Stop Movin’. The band have previously performed a cover of the song on Radio 1.

‘1 Love’ is being put together in the same spirit as War Child’s 1995 ‘Help’ album, which raised considerable funds and awareness for the charity which supports kids caught in war zones around the world.