The Sound of War Child
12 Jun 2006
Ever wanted to listen to the Kaiser Chiefs’ version of Marvin Gaye’s I Heard it through the Grapevine or the Stereophonics cover of Nothing Compares to you? Well, through War Child Music, now you can.
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Ever wanted to listen to the Kaiser Chiefs’ version ofMarvin Gaye’s I Heard it through the Grapevine or the Stereophonicscover of Nothing Compares to you? Well, through War Child Music, nowyou can. Along with masses of other exclusive tracks, they areavailable for download on the War Child Music website.War Child offers an ethical alternative toregular music download sites.All tracks from their comprehensive music archive cost just 20p andtheir more exclusive tracks are 70p, going straight to War Child, whichin turn goes to improve the lives of children and young people livingin war zones or post-conflict regions.
In the last decade over 1.5 millionyoungsters have died as a result of conflict and more have been disabled ortraumatised, deprived of their basic right to lead a peaceful childhood. WarChild ensures security and helps young people cope with the trauma of war,repairing the psychological damage sustained by conflict.
Help: a Day in the Life is a great collectionof songs recorded solely for War Child Music by artists such as Gorillaz,Radiohead and Damien Rice and it has become the fastest selling download albumever. Some 90,000 tracks from the album have already been downloaded and thelist of contributing artists is ever-growing. ‘Being involved is great,’ saidRazorlight frontman, Johnny Borrell. ‘I hope people like the song we’ve given.It’s always good to be doing some good.’
Last January War Child worked inpartnership with the film Jarhead. Through orchestrating an advance screeningof the film and the sale of military helmets, all designed and customised bythe cast and crew, thousands of pounds were raised.
So, next time you are downloading music oryou want to hear something different from your favourite artists, check if WarChild has something to offer. Not only will you find great exclusive tracks butyou will also be helping someone in a war-torn area to regain their childhood.
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