U.K. charity War Child turns 20 this year and the organization is marking the occasion by releasing ‘War Child 20: The Best Of’ as a digital album only on February 18th. The album is a collection of tracks that artists have donated to them over the years. Tracks include a rendition of The Beatles’ “Come Together” by Smokin’ Mojo Filters, a supergroup featuring McCartney, ex-Jam frontman Paul Weller and former Oasis guitarist/songwriter Noel Gallagher.
The album also includes the McCartney rarity “Calico Skies”, a remix version of the 2002 David Bowie song “Everyone Says Hi”, “Miss Sarajevo” by The Passengers, a collaboration between U2 and late opera legend Luciano Pavarotti; and a cover of The Clash’s “Straight to Hell” by U.K. pop star Lily Allen with help from Mick Jones.
With all proceeds of the sale coming directly to War Child, the album tracks have been selected to show the diversity and quality of all the artists who have supported the cause for the last two decades.
War Child also also offering a free download from Muse performing a rendition of The Animals’ hit “House of the Rising Sun” that blends into their own song “Time Is Running Out.” http://muse.warchild.org.uk/
Come Together – Smokin’ Mojo Filters (featuring Paul McCartney, Paul Weller and Noel Gallagher)
Lucky – Radiohead
Fade Away – Oasis
Mourning Air – Portishead
Fake the Aroma – Massive Attack
Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head – Manic Street Preachers
Shipbuilding – Suede
Miss Sarajevo – Passengers (featuring U2 and Luciano Pavarotti)
House of the Rising Sun – Muse
Ghost Town – The Prodigy
Calico Skies – Paul McCartney
Everyone Says Hi (Metro Mix) – David Bowie
Vietnam – New Order
How You See the World No.2 – Coldplay
Hong Kong – Gorillaz
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road – Keane
Transmission – Hot Chip
Leopard-Skin-Pill-Box-Hat – Beck
Straight to Hell – Lily Allen (featuring The Clash’s Mick Jones)
Running to Stand Still – Elbow