Coldplay among acts on charity album

Coldplay, Kaiser Chiefs and Radiohead have recorded an album for the charity War Child.

Coldplay, Kaiser Chiefs and Radiohead have recorded an album for the charity War Child.

They are among 21 acts who teamed up today to contribute tracks to Help: A Day In The Life.

Proceeds from the album will go towards helping children around the world whose lives have been blighted by war.

The first Help album was recorded in September 1995 and raised more than £1.25m.

This second album is being made to mark the 10th anniversary and is available to download online now.

The album will be released on CD on September 26.

Bands have given their time free and recorded their contributions from different locations around the world.

Coldplay went into the studio in New York, where they are on tour, to record a new version of their song How You See The World, previously only available in Japan.

Frontman Chris Martin re-wrote the lyrics especially for War Child.

Kaiser Chiefs had just three hours to record their track in the middle of their tour in Berlin.

Damien Rice interrupted the making of his second album in Dublin, while the Manic Street Preachers delivered a brand new song from their studio in Wales.

Emmanuel Jal, a rising rap star who was once a child soldier in Sudan, is taking part, along with Gorillaz and Babyshambles.

Mercury Prize winner Antony and the Johnsons have also donated a track – a new version of Happy Xmas (War is Over).

The full list of artists is: Antony and the Johnsons, Babyshambles, Belle & Sebastian, Bloc Party, Coldplay, The Coral, Damien Rice, Elbow, Emmanuel Jal, Gorillaz, The Go! Team, Hard-Fi, Kaiser Chiefs, Keane & Faultline, The Magic Numbers, Manic Street Preachers, Maximo Park, Mylo, Radiohead, Razorlight, Tinariwen and The Zutons.

The album will be available to download at tomorrow.

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