All together now, but not with Osborne. #FootballRemembers the 1914 Christmas Truce next week in an attempt to promote welfare not warfare.
By Kadeem Simmonds, Sports Editor at the Morning Star
When Osborne says 'we're all in in together' we know who we're really in it with. We stand with each other, as our friends The Farm, who played in Parliament Square at our National Demonstration in June 2014 sang 'All Together Now', not with the Eton Mess Government and corporations, but with those affected by cuts and austerity, against war and warmongers.
Over the next week, footballers across the UK and Germany will band together to pay homage to the truce from 1914 when the Germans and English put down their guns to have a friendly kick-about.
The Farm’s hit All Together Now has been remade with some of the UK’s biggest stars, as well as young players from the Premier League and the Bundesliga, with all profits from the release going to the British Red Cross and the Shorncliffe Trust.
We urge you to take to Twitter and Instagram and upload your photos, whether you are getting ready for a crunch Sunday League fixture or just in the pub watching a game with your mates, using #FootballRemembers.
All photos can be seen at www.footballremembers.com
For more information see also over at the Stop The War website soon.
Twice a Top 5 hit for The Farm (in 1990 and in 2004), All Together Now has been re-recorded by a host of music stars to mark the 100th anniversary of the Christmas Day Truce during World War One. All profits from the release, out December 15th, will go to the British Red Cross and the Shorncliffe Trust. Combining filming from the studio recording of the single with footage from The Royal Shakespeare Company’s new play The Christmas Truce, the new video for All Together Now is now available to view on YouTube, watch here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SNmugOpDhW8
Artists involved in The Peace Collective include Julian Lennon, David Gray, Suggs, Mick Jones, Clean Bandit, Alexandra Burke, Guy Chambers, Gorgon City, Gabrielle, Engelbert Humperdinck, Leo Sayer, Paul Potts, The Proclaimers, Dionne Bromfield, Amelle Sousa Rosa (Sugababes), Jane McDonald, John McClure (Reverend & The Makers), John Power (Cast), Jah Wobble (PiL), Shara Nelson (Massive Attack), Matthew Murphy (The Wombats), Holly Johnson, Jona Lewie, Suzi Quatro, Garry Christian, Tommy Scott (Space), Dave McCabe (The Zutons), I Am Kloot, the winner of The Voice 2014 Jermain Jackman, and The Farm themselves.
The track features a backing choir of sixty schoolboy footballers from the Premier League and German Bundesliga, with strings and brass provided by the Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts (LIPA). The new recording was produced by Simon Britton and Jon Moon, and executively produced by Suggs and Mick Jones.
Peter Hooton, lead singer of The Farm, says:
“'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.”
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