VARIOUS ARTISTS – Help EPs [Remastered] 12″ – Limited Edition Black Vinyl (*Only 1,000 copies pressed) [RSD2021-JUN12]
This is the first release on newly set up War Child Records. The HELP EP and Come Together single were released by Go! Discs around the iconic HELP album in 1995, which helped change the lives of children affected by the Yugoslavian civil war.
This remastered version puts the original HELP EP and ‘Come Together’ single on 12” for the first time. Side A features tracks by Radiohead, PJ Harvey, Guru and Portishead. Side B features the Smokin’ Mojo Filters (Paul McCartney, Noel Gallagher and Paul Weller), Beautiful South, Dodgy and Black Grape. The original cover art by 3D (Massive Attack) which featured on the 1995 CD has also been updated by the artist for this very special release. The back cover is the orignal John Squire piece which featured on the HELP EP original cover in 1995, reshot for this release. The release will be limited to 1,000 black vinyl exclusively for Record Store Day.
War Child UK is the only specialist charity for children affected by conflict. They work to support children through their recovery – keeping them safe, helping them learn and cope with their experiences, as well as equipping them with skills for the future. They also campaign for changes to policies and practices to support children in conflict, working with children and young people themselves to demand their rights.
Last year’s partnership with Record Store Day raised more than £12,000 for the charity. Richard Clarke Head of War Child Records said:“We were delighted to be the charity partner for RSD last year and raise over £12,000 to help change the lives of children affected by conflict. It was a really difficult year for everyone and we’re really proud to have worked with RSD, the independent record store community and make a difference. The music industry has always been so important to his charity and we’re really excited to return as charity partner for 2021 as well as marking the partnership with our first release on War Child Records”
Speaking on their involvement in the campaign, Fergal Lawler of The Cranberries said “We are very honoured that Universal have chosen Stars as a special Vinyl release for Record Store Day. The proceeds from sales are going to the War Child foundation, a charity that do incredible work to help vulnerable children in war-torn countries.”