再續HELP籌款合輯

1995年9月,一張由慈善團體War Child策動、為波斯尼亞戰火中兒童籌款的合輯Help面世,唱片的賣點不獨是結集了Noel Gallagher、The Stone Roses、The Boo Radleys、Radiohead、Orbital、Portishead、Massive Attack、Suede、The Charlatans/The Chemical Brothers、Manic Street Preachers、Terry Hall/Salad、Paul Weller等等當時得令音樂單位的作品(絕大部分皆為獨家之作) ,而唱片由錄音到發行更只在短短頭尾六天內發生,好比水深火熱而來。

十年後,War Child的Help合輯再作延續。一眾頂針兒的英國樂隊齊在9月8日分別進入錄音室為War Child的新一張籌款合輯Help: A Day In The Life進行錄音,作品並馬上在翌日(9月9日) 提供下載http://www.7digital.com/shops/productDetail.aspx?shop=15&product;=17405&sid;=187048 ,每曲99p。而CD則有待9月26日由Independiente廠牌發行──當年負責出版Help的Go! Discs正是Independiente之前身。

跟Help相似之處是Help: A Day In The Life內有不少改編曲目,如本屆Mercury Music Prize得主Antony & The Johnsoons聯同Boy George玩John Lennon的Happy X’mas(War Is Over) ,Kaiser Chiefs玩Marvin Gaye的I Heard It Through The Grapevine,Keane玩Elton John的Goodbye Yellow Brick Road等。

而Gorillaz的一曲Hong Kong更是在香港收錄,這正是他們早前訪港之行的一大重任。

除原定的陣容外,Babyshambes和Coldplay亦已在隨後加入,為合輯獻上新曲。

Help: A Day In The Life的曲目如下:

  • Antony and the Johnsons – ‘Happy Xmas (War is Over)’
  • Babyshambles – ‘Bollywood To Battersea’
  • Belle & Sebastian – ‘The Eighth Station of the Cross Kebab House’
  • Bloc Party – ‘The Present’
  • Coldplay – ‘How You See The World’
  • 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’
  • Manic Street Preachers – ‘Leviathan’
  • Maximo Park – ‘Waste Land’
  • Mylo – ‘Mars Needs Women’
  • Radiohead – ‘I Want None of It’
  • Razorlight – ‘Kirby’s House’
  • Tinariwen – ‘Cler Achel’
  • The Zutons – ‘Hello Conscience’

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