Julian Lennon, Mick Jones of The Clash and Reverend & The Makers frontman John McClure are among those to feature on The Peace Collective’s Christmas charity single ‘All Together Now’. Scroll down to listen.
The track is a cover of The Farm’s 1990 single and will be released on December 15 with all proceeds going to the British Red Cross and Shorncliffe Trust –which aims to tell the story of the social impact that military life has on soldiers, their families, their communities across the country and those that were left at home.
The full list of participants in the recording also includes David Gray, Suggs, Clean Bandit, Cast’s John Power, Jah Wobble, Shara Nelson of Massive Attack, The Wombats’ Matthew Murphy, The Zutons’ Dave McCabe, Holly Johnson, Alexandra Burke, Guy Chambers, Gorgon City, Gabrielle, Engelbert Humperdinck, Leo Sayer, Britain’s Got Talent singer Paul Potts, The Proclaimers, Dionne Bromfield, Sugababes’ Amelle Sousa Rosa, Jane McDonald, Jona Lewie, Suzi Quatro, Garry Christian, Tommy Scott of Space, I Am Kloot, the winner of The Voice 2014 Jermain Jackman and The Farm themselves.
Speaking of the track, The Farm’s Peter Hooton said, “I’m so pleased that such an eclectic mix of artistes from all over the world wanted to get involved in the new recording of ‘All Together Now’. For me it’s really important that the real message of the Christmas Truce, of peace, hope and humanity is highlighted, and I think this great new version of the song captures this atmosphere and the feeling of unity and togetherness which was so evident during the recording sessions.”
The Christmas Truce was a series of widespread, unofficial ceasefires that took place along the Western Front over Christmas 1914. British and German troops ventured into ‘no man’s land’, exchanging food and souvenirs, singing carols, and, most famously, playing football.