On the 100th anniversary of the Christmas Day Truce, during World War One, which inspired The Farm’s 1990 hit All Together Now, many of the UK’s biggest music stars have united as The Peace Collective, to re-record the song.
And the Soccer AM crew are proud to have taken part in the record as well!
The new track features a backing choir of schoolboy footballers from the Premier League and German Bundesliga. All profits from the release will go to the British Red Cross and the Shorncliffe Trust.
The new recording has been produced by Simon Britton, and executively produced by Suggs (Madness) – who produced The Farm’s original version – and Mick Jones (The Clash).
Stars who appear (as well as the Soccer AM gang) include Alexandra Burke, Clean Bandit, Gorgon City, Dionne Broomfield, I Am Kloot, Amelle Berrabah (Sugababes), The Proclaimers, Holly Johnson, Gabrielle, David Gray, John Power (Cast), Jane McDonald, Jona Lewie, Shara Nelson (Massive Attack), the winner of The Voice 2014 Jermain Jackman, and The Farm themselves,
Take a look at the video here and try to spot even more famous faces!
Peter Hooton, lead singer of The Farm, said: “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.
"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.”
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