In a slight diversion from my usual music activities, last night I went to Voltage studios to record some guitars for a remake of the Gerry and the Pacemakers classic You’ll Never Walk Alone. It’s a record which over the years has been synonynous with football. A version was recorded in 1985 by an all-star charity group called “The Crowd” in order to raise money for the Bradford City fire disaster fund.
In order to commemorate the 30th anniversary of that tragic day and to raise some money for Bradford burns unit, it was suggested that the song be re-recorded and released under the name The Crowd 2015.
This 2015 re-recording was the brainchild of Lloyd Spencer and has already attracted considerable interest from various celebrities who will be performing on the record. I volunteered my services and duly went in to record my parts last night.
It’s no secret that I have never been much of a football fan but I am an avid supporter of my home city and as part of a community who all know someone who was affected by this terrible disaster, it’s an honour to have been able to contribute in any way I can.
If you would like to follow the progress of this project, a Facebook page has been created where you can read news of who is taking part and also when finished, where you can purchase a copy.