Forever: The Official Album of the World War I Commemorations | Decca 3782653

Forever: The Official Album of the World War I Commemorations

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Label: Decca

Cat No: 3782653

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Release Date: 28th July 2014

Contents

Artists

Sean Bean
John Thomson
Laura Wright
Sarah Millican
Danny Dyer
Dan Snow
David Cameron
Helen Clark
Jim Naughtie
Stephen Fry
The Central Band of the Royal British Legion

Artists

Sean Bean
John Thomson
Laura Wright
Sarah Millican
Danny Dyer
Dan Snow
David Cameron
Helen Clark
Jim Naughtie
Stephen Fry
The Central Band of the Royal British Legion

About

The Prime Minister, comedians, soap stars, Hollywood actors and the cast of War Horse, are brought together in an extraordinary album of spoken word and music, marking the most haunting moments of World War One.

The unprecedented line-up, which includes Eastenders star Danny Dyer, Game of Thrones actor Sean Bean, Cold Feet star John Thomson, comedian Sarah Millican and broadcasters James Naughtie and Stephen Fry, will forge new links to the valour of the most courageous heroes of World War One.

Following months of painstaking research, The Royal British Legion and the Victoria Cross Trust also tracked down descendants of a group of Victoria Cross recipients, who join the celebrity line-up for a unique collection of recordings compiled to commemorate the centenary of the outbreak of the War in 1914.

The album also features vintage music from the time, recorded by The Central Band of The Royal British Legion who recreated the sounds and atmosphere of classic tracks such as It’s a long way to Tipperary, Keep the home fires burning and Pack up your troubles. Also featured is a bugle that was played on the battlefields of Belgium and France.

The album is a truly unique and painstaking collaboration according to Royal British Legion Director of Fundraising Charles Byrne. "We are very grateful to the Victoria Cross Trust for their great dedication in helping source descendants of those whose selfless courage was recognised with the VC.”

Contents:

    1. Anthem for Doomed Youth (Wilfred Owen) feat. Sean Bean
    2. Only Remembered feat. The Cast of War Horse
    3. Dulce Et Decorum Est (Wilfred Owen) feat. John Thomson
    4. Keep the Home Fires Burning (Ivor Novello) feat. Laura Wright
    5. From One who Stays (Amy Lowell) feat. Sarah Millican
    6. Amazing Grace
    7. In Flanders Fields (John McCrae) feat. VC descendants
    8. It’s A Long Way to Tipperary
    9. In Memoriam (Ewart Alan Machintosh) feat. Danny Dyer
    10. Roses of Picardy
    11. Futility (Wilfred Owen) feat. Dan Snow
    12. A Letter from a Father feat. Rick Smart
    13. The Soldier (Rupert Brooke) – The Rt Hon David Cameron MP Prime Minister
    14. Pack Up Your Troubles feat. original recording of Helen Clark
    15. Take Me Back to Dear Old Blighty
    16. For the Fallen (Laurence Binyon) feat. Jim Naughtie & original WW1 Bugle

plus bonus tracks:

    1. In Flanders Fields (John McCrae) –feat. Stephen Fry
    2. Abide With Me
    3. I Vow To Thee
    4. Only Remembered
    5. A Letter From A Father
    6. May In Arras
    7. Egregium Commentum

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