Alexandra Burke, Guy Chambers, Gorgon City and Engelbert Humperdinck are throwing their hats into the Christmas Number 1 race, featuring on a new version of The Farm’s Top 5 hit All Together Now.
Sixty U12 footballers from both British and German clubs have united to provide the backing choir for The Peace Collective, assembled by the same team behind 2012 Official Singles Chart Christmas Number 1 The Justice Collective’s He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother.
The track is produced by Simon Britton (Michael Jackson, Eminem, Leona Lewis), counting Madness’ Suggs and The Clash’s Mick Jones as Executive Producers.
Alongside Alexandra Burke, Guy Chambers, Gorgon City, Engelbert Humperdinck, the track will feature; Gabrielle, The Proclaimers, Holly Johnson, Cast’s John Power, PiL’s Jah Wobble, Jane McDonald, I Am Kloot, Massive Attack’s Shara Nelson, The Sugababes’ Amelle Berrabah and The Voice 2014 winner Jermain Jackman, as well as The Farm themselves.
All Together Now, set for UK release on December 15, marks the 100th anniversary of the Christmas Day Truce during World War One - the original inspiration for the The Farm track – with all proceeds going to the British Red Cross and the Shorncliffe Trust.
Lead singer of The Farm, Peter Hooton, says: “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 first entered the Official Singles Chart in 1990, peaking at Number 4. In 2004 a new version of the track, featuring SFX Boys Choir, hit Number 5.
Listen to The Farm's original version of All Together Now: