‘The Living Years’ aims for coveted number
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Published: 30th November 2016
Staff from our Pembridge Palliative Care Centre have joined an epic choir of 300 patients, families, staff and volunteers from 18 other London hospices to take on the might of X-Factor and aim for this year's Christmas number one spot.
Singing a cover of "The Living Years," lead by Paul Carrack, who was also lead vocalist on the original 1991 hit, The London Hospices Choir single is currently the bookies joint favourite for top spot.
Dr Samantha Jayasekera-Heffer, Marco Orciani, and Katherine Harter from Pembridge joined the multi-generational choir as they recorded their new take on the classic track at the world famous Abbey Road Studios, and shot the moving music video with patients at Clapham's Royal Trinity Hospice, under the direction of top Hollywood film director Annabel Jankel (Super Mario Bros, Live from Abbey Road).
Lead vocalist Paul Carrack said, "The Living Years has been an important song for me for many years, but this is the version that means the most. Recording it with this incredibly special group of people for such a worthwhile cause has created some kind of magic. It's a powerful and inspiring track, and I hope that everyone gets behind it this Christmas."
All profits from the sale of the single will be divided between the 18 hospices involved, helping them to support those reaching the end of their lives, and their families. The hospices include: Demelza Hospice Care for Children, Greenwich and Bexley Community Hospice, Harlington Hosice, Haven House, Marie Curie (Hampstead), Noah's Ark, North London Hospice, Pembridge Palliative Care Centre, Princess Alice Hospice, Richard House, Royal Trinity Hospice, Shooting Star Chase, St Christopher's, Saint Francis Hospice (Romford), The Hospice of St Francis (Berkhamsted), St Joseph's Hospice, St Luke's Hospice and St Raphael's Hospice.
'The Living Years' by The London Hospices Choir and Paul Carrack is being released on December 16th, and is available to pre-order now on iTunes and Amazon.
You can follow all of the news about the choir and watch the music video featuring our very own Sam, Katherine and Marco at the following places:
And also on the Pembridge Palliative Care Centre social media channels:
Pre-order the single now and help the hospice movement get to number one!
Amazon (CD): http://smarturl.it/e872qp
Amazon (Digital): http://smarturl.it/ad3krd
Stars in the making:
Pictured (left to right): Dr Samantha Jayasekera-Heffer, Marco Orciani, and Katherine Harter