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Twenty-five years ago this month, the cream of the British music industry walked into Abbey Road and studios around the UK and recorded an album for War Child in response to the plight of the thousands of families caught up in the bloody Balkans war. It went onto become the most legendary charity album of all time. Inspired by a John Lennon quote “The best record you can make, is recorded on Monday, cut on Tuesday, pressed up on Wednesday, packaged on Thursday, distributed on Friday, in the shops on Saturday”, Paul McCartney, Noel Gallagher, Paul Weller formed the super group Smokin’ Mojo Filters and Radiohead, Manic Street Preachers, Portishead, Massive Attack, Suede, The Charlatans and many more contributed tracks. Go! Discs’ Tony Crean and Andy McDonald, press officer Terri Hall and others rallied artists, media and the industry to come together in those few days. Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic wrote the sleeve notes, John Squire designed the artwork and Johnny Depp even popped in to play guitar.

Within 24 hours, 20 tracks had been recorded and it was in store five days later selling 70,000 copies in its first day. The album went on to make £1.25 million and launched War Child not only as the charity for British music, but more importantly, the only charity who specialise in protecting, educating and supporting children in war.


Side A
1. Oasis and Friends – Fade Away
2. The Boo Radleys – Oh Brother
3. The Stone Roses – Love Spreads
4. Radiohead – Lucky
5. Orbital – Adnan

Side B
6. Portishead – Mourning Air
7. Massive Attack – Fake the Aroma (alternate version of Karmacoma)
8. Suede – Shipbuilding
9. The Charlatans vs. The Chemical Brothers – Time For Livin’
10. Stereo MCs – Sweetest Truth (Show No Fear)

Side C
11. Sinéad O’Connor – Ode to Billie Joe
12. The Levellers – Searchlights
13. Manic Street Preachers – Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head
14. Terrorvision – Tom Petty Loves Veruca Salt
15. The One World Orchestra featuring The Massed Pipes and Drums of the Children’s Free Revolutionary Volunteer Guards (aka The KLF) – The Magnificent

Side D
16. Planet 4 Folk Quartet – Message to Crommie
17. Terry Hall and Salad – Dream a Little Dream of Me
18. Neneh Cherry and Trout –”1, 2, 3, 4, 5
19. Blur – Eine kleine Lift Musik
20. The Smokin’ Mojo Filters – Come Together

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