Various ArtistsSKU: 8286822



**25 year reissue, limited to 2020**

The original HELP album was recorded in a single day in September 1995 across multiple studios and released less than a week later, in a time before WeTransfers, iPhones and email, HELP raised over £1.25 million enabling War Child to bring much needed emergency support to thousands of children caught up in the Bosnian conflict.

A quarter of a century later and the hugely revered album's legendary status continues to grow as it's discovered by new generations of music fans. No charity album before or since has managed to achieve what HELP achieved and attract such a credible and stellar line-up to create such a relevant, respected and cool album - recently described by Q magazine as "the best charity album ever made."

Looking back now, the HELP album is a phenomenal achievement made possible by an exceptional collaborative spirit. 1995 was a golden time for British music with young indie and underground acts storming the mainstream and the summer's infamous race for number one between Blur and Oasis. But even they were willing to come together to support some of the world's most vulnerable children - "We'll put aside our differences for the cause - and it's the only time you'll see the two of us agreeing on anything" Noel Gallagher recently recalled in an interview.

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