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Charity peace song All Together Now aims for Christmas number one


Bid: The Proclaimers' Charlie Reid

Bid: The Proclaimers' Charlie Reid


Bid: The Proclaimers' Charlie Reid

A charity peace anthem commemorating the First World War centenary is to take on the X Factor winner for the Christmas number one.

All Together Now was originally a hit for the Liverpool band The Farm.

The song has been recorded by the Peace Collective, which features The Farm's Peter Hooton, Mick Jones from The Clash, The Proclaimers, Gorgon City and a number of other guest acts.

The song - first a hit in 1990 - was inspired by the famous Christmas Day truce which saw British and German troops suspend hostilities, exchange food and play football in the "no man's land" mentioned in the lyric. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the truce.

Belfast Telegraph