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Hillsborough remembered at Anfield

I’ll post quotes from a related news article which is the footie&music link to this sad anniversary:

Stars launch Hillsborough single

Thursday, 26 March 2009

Former Liverpool FC footballers and musicians from the city have launched a single to mark the 20th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster.

The Fields of Anfield Road features Cast’s John Power, James Walsh of Starsailor, ex-manager Kenny Dalglish and former player Bruce Grobbelaar.

A new verse has been added to the terrace anthem by Peter Hooton, previously of the band The Farm.

He said it was a “commemoration to the 96 who lost their lives”. …

… The idea for a commemorative CD came from Liverpool’s Lord Mayor, Councillor Steve Rotheram.

“It’s important that 20 years on we try and do something,” he said.

“So after talking to some of the people in the industry, they thought this was an appropriate way they can do that.”

The CD’s lead track, performed by the Liverpool Collective featuring the Kop Choir, features contributions from Nick Kilroe from Echo and the Bunnymen and Rob Taylor of the Troubadours and was recorded by Coldplay producer Ken Nelson. …

… The track includes vocals from Grobbelaar, who was Liverpool’s goalkeeper when the tragedy occurred.

“You can’t forget what happened at Hillsborough,” he said. “We’ll always remember it.”

Former player John Aldridge, who was also on the pitch at Hillsborough on the day of the disaster, said he wanted to keep memories of the day fresh.

“This hopefully will keep them alive and make people realise we’re still there for them,” he added.

John Power, who found fame with The La’s, said everyone involved with the song had been brought together by the tragedy of April 1989.

“You’ve got people who lost dearly loved ones, you had people who just went to the game and ended up dead, and you ended up also with the injustice of being blamed for that event,” he said.

The single, which will be released on 6 April, has been backed by the Hillsborough Family Support Group.

» Full article with audio interviews and video clips

– The Official Video:

– The original version :

Fields of Anfield Road:
(Stream only – go and buy the new version from ITunes)

Links/further reading:
Hillsborough Memorial Website – www.fieldsofanfieldroad.co.uk
BBC Football [Video] – Anfield remembers Hillsborough
(plus interviews with Stevie Gerrard, John Aldridge & Des Lynam)
Liverpool Echo – Hillsborough remembered
Guardian Football – Hillsborough disaster

Update: I’ll update this post with some more tunes. Come back in a few days.

Another Update – More music:

– This track can also be found on the Fields of Anfield Road CD.
Again this is stream only because;
1) It is still on sale with proceeds go to the Hillsborough Family Support Group.
2) I don’t want Wylie to come round and kick me ‘ead in.

The Mighty Wah! - Heart As Big A Liverpool:

– This one you can have though. It’s a follow-up song done a few years later by that shouty Welsh band:
» Manic Street Preachers – S.Y.M.M (South Yorkshire Mass Murderers)

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