The legendary Engelbert Humperdinck is part of an all-star cast with English electronic outlet Clean Bandit for a Christmas cover of The Farm’s All Together Now.
‘All Together Now’ will be released under the artist name ‘The Peace Collective’.
‘All Together Now’ features Alexandra Burke, Guy Chambers, Gorgon City, Gabrielle, The Proclaimers, Engelbert Humperdinck, Holly Johnson, John Power (Cast), Jah Wobble (PiL), Jane McDonald, I Am Kloot, Shara Nelson (Massive Attack), Amelle Berrabah (The Sugababes), the winner of The Voice 2014 Jermain Jackman, and The Farm.
Peter Hooton of The Farm wrote the song. The original song was first released in 1990. The new version will mark the 100th anniversary of the Christmas Day Truce of World War I. “I wrote All Together Now about the extraordinary events on Christmas Day 1914 when British and German troops took part in an unofficial truce, singing Christmas carols, exchanging gifts and even playing football,” Hooton said. “It was a spontaneous act of humanity that transcended the horrors and barbarity of World War One and is a story which still resonates 100 years on. It is a story of hope and peace which should be told over and over again. I’m so very proud that so many artistes from all styles of music and the football authorities have come together to promote peace and reconciliation this Christmas and raise funds for the brilliant work carried out by the British Red Cross and Shorncliffe Trust.”
‘All Together Now’ will be released on December 15. All proceeds will go to the British Red Cross and the Shorncliffe Trust.
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