HELP is the probably the most legendary charity album of all time, and the one that all others have been compared to since. Recorded in just 24 hours, the album captured the Britpop zeitgeist perfectly - with contributions from Oasis, Blur, Radiohead, The Stone Roses, Portishead, The Manics and Massive Attack. Plus contributions from Paul McCartney and Paul Weller (not to mention Johnny Depp and Kate Moss). It was a response to the plight of the thousands of families caught up in the bloody Balkans war that was tearing Bosnia apart. The need for humanitarian aid was urgent so the Help project's response needed to be too. It drew its inspiration from John Lennon - when he released his 'Instant Karma' single in February 1970, he said records should be like newspapers, reflecting events as they are happening: "The best record you can make, is recorded on Monday, cut on Tuesday, pressed up on Wednesday, packaged on Thursday, distributed on Friday, in the shops on Saturday." As ideas go it fitted the brief rather nicely.