Coldplay, Muse, Beck to Appear on War Child Compilation Album


Story by Anne Erickson

New compilation album benefiting the War Child organization will feature songs from Coldplay, Muse, Beck and more

U.K. charity organization War Child turns 20 years old this year, and in honor of the landmark, the folks behind War Child have put their resources together to release an album of songs that musicians have donated to them over the past 20 years. With so many artists having contributed music to War Child, the compilation album features some big names. The release, War Child 20: The Best Of, offers cover songs and different versions of songs from the likes of Coldplay, Muse, Beck, Oasis, Radiohead, Portishead, the Prodigy, Gorillaz and David Bowie, to name a few. View the full track listing below.

Muse fans should note that War Child is also giving away a free download of Muse performing a cover version of “House of the Rising Sun” which twists and turns until the tune becomes “Time Is Running Out,” from the alternative rock trio’s third studio release, “Absolution.” Simply head over to the War Child website and submit your email address to score the tune.

As for the compilation set, “War Child 20: The Best Of” is available starting today via digital download on the War Child website. All proceeds go towards children affected by war.

‘War Child 20: The Best of’ Track Listing:

“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 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 Mick Jones)
“Running to Stand Still” — Elbow

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