Performed by Various Artists Copyright 2009 United Artists
On November 1, 2009, a cast of 200 donated their time for the recording of "We Will Remember Them" that took place at Abbey Road Studios with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Pipes and Drums from the Scottish Regiments. Artists on the track include Michael Bolton, Robin Gibb, Paul Rodgers, Paul Carrack, Hayley Westenra, Mica Paris, Lee Mead, Liz McClarnon, Natasha Hamilton, Kenney Jones, Mark Read, Carol Decker, Sam Brown, Nell Bryden and The Carmel Thomas Youth Choir. (Jim Cregan produced the song, Cliff Masterson conducted the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, and Katya Faith directed the video)
"We Will Remember Them" is a nonpolitical benefit to say Thank You to all of our brave service men and women around the World who have served their Country for freedom and protection ... In the recent past we have all become aware of the plight our service personnel are enduring and the sad losses to so many families has become all too familiar to the general public via the media coverage. Alongside this we see tragic images of those sustaining horrendous injuries which have changed their lives forever...
The release of the song will raise funds to help and support the family's who have lost or suffered horrendous injuries in their Military service. In addition, the Anthem will also remember all our Service Men and Women from all past conflicts around the World.
Here are comments from several artists involved in the recording of "We Will Remember Them"...
Micheal Bolton... I was invited to sing and participate in the recording of 'We Will Remember Them' whilst touring the UK recently. Supporting our troops, and showing our appreciation on their return is something that is essential to me.
Paul Carrack... I am delighted to have the opportunity to add my support to the servicemen and women and their families who put themselves on the line for us all.
Robin Gibb... I participated in the “We Will Remember Them” song because I have always felt passionate about the soldiers who sacrificed their lives in two World Wars so that countries in Europe could be free, including Germany. I feel just as strongly today for the brave soldiers who are in Iraq and Afghanistan, who, every day are putting their lives on the line so we can have peace in the world. They are the very few who are prepared to pay the ultimate price, so we should respect, support and above all, honour them, and we must not let them down.