The 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 WeTransfer, 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.
The album features tracks from Oasis and Friends, The Boo Radleys, The Stone Roses, Radiohead, Orbital, Portishead, Massive Attack, Suede, The Charlatans vs. The Chemical Brothers, Stereo MCs, Sinéad O’Connor, The Levellers, Manic Street Preachers, Terrorvision, The One World Orchestra (Bill Drummond and Jimmy Cauty), Planet 4 Folk Quartet (Andrew Weatherall and David Harrow), Terry Hall and Salad, Neneh Cherry and Trout, Blur and The Smokin’ Mojo Filters (Paul McCartney, Paul Weller and Noel Gallagher) capturing a golden period of British music.
For National Album Day the seminal album is being reissued on limited red and black smoke vinyl to mark War Child's 30th Anniverary and support children whose lives have been torn apart by war.