All Together Now by Peace Collective to be played at Wembley

Sunday 23 Nov 2014
The new recording of All Together Now will be played at Wembley on Sunday
As England Women faced Germany at Wembley Stadium on Sunday, fans in the sold-out crowd were able to hear All Together Now by The Peace Collective.

Twice a top five 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, the events of which inspired the song. 

And all profits from the release on 15 December will go to the British Red Cross and the Shorncliffe Trust.

The track features a backing choir of 60 schoolboy footballers from the Premier League and German Bundesliga, with artists as diverse as Julian Lennon, Engelbert Humperdinck, Gabrielle, David Gray, Leo Sayer, Alexandra Burke and many more also featuring.

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."

Other artists involved in the Peace Collective include Clean Bandit, Leo Sayer, Paul Potts, Dionne Bromfield, Jona Lewie, Suzi Quatro, Garry Christian, Matthew Murphy (The Wombats), Tommy Scott (Space), Dave McCabe (The Zutons), Guy Chambers, Gorgon City, The Proclaimers, Holly Johnson, John Power (Cast), Jah Wobble (PiL), Jane McDonald, I Am Kloot, Shara Nelson (Massive Attack), Amelle Berrabah (Sugababes), the winner of The Voice 2014 Jermain Jackman, and The Farm themselves on the new recording. 

The new recording was produced by Simon Britton and Jon Moon, and executively produced by Suggs (Madness) and Mick Jones (The Clash). 

Text 'GET PEACE' to 84222 and the track will be sent on 15 December. Texts cost £1 + 1 standard rate msg. Help: 0333 003 0580.

By FA Staff