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24 Hour Help

By londonist_mark Last edited 139 months ago
24 Hour Help
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As the country attempts to break the record for the greatest number of non sports fans ever to bunk off work to watch a test match, a bunch of scruffy oiks (a.k.a musicians) are attempting to break another record, that of the fastest album ever recorded.

As of midday today a host of bands, wherever they are in the world, entered the studio to record a track (either a new track, reworking or a cover) for Help: A Day In The Life, which will be made available to download from midday tomorrow. A hard copy version will be available on the 26th, slightly over the week it took to release War Child's seminal Help album 10 years ago.

Help raised over £1.25 million for children in Bosnia, and this year the money raised will be targeted towards providing material and psychological support and rehabilitation to children in 30 war zones across the world.

The line up, now confirmed is as follows (and yes, beside the good work this record will bring about and the sadness that it's still required, it's a damn fine line up - a solid pick list of current British talent, a little something for everyone and nice to see the inclusion of Tinariwen and Emmanuel Jal to balance the field):

Antony and the Johnsons - Happy Xmas War is Over

Belle & Sebastian - The Eighth Station of the Cross Kebab House

Bloc Party - The Present

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

The Manic Street Preachers - Leviathan

Maximo Park - Wasteland

Mylo - to be confirmed

Radiohead - I Want None of It

Razorlight - Kirby's House

Tinariwen - to be confirmed

The Zutons - Hello Conscience

Last Updated 08 September 2005