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Danny Dyer leads WW1 Centenary album

Star-studded collection released to commemorate the historic event.

Danny Dyer

An eclectic group of famous faces have come together for the official World War 1 Centenary album, Forever.

Released on the 14th July, the collection features the voices of EastEnders star Danny Dyer, Game of Thrones’ Sean Bean, Cold Feet’s John Thomson, comedian Sarah Millican, broadcasts James Naughtie and Stephen Fry and Prime Minister David Cameron.

The Prime Minister, David Cameron has recorded The Soldier by Rupert Brooke (see image) while Danny Dyer reads In Memoriam by Ewart Alan Mackintosh (see image). Cold Feet star John Thomson reads Wilfred Owen’s Dulce et Decorum Est (see image), Sarah Millican reads Amy Lowell’s haunting sonnet From One Who Stays, TV historian Dan Snow reads Owen’s Futility. Also featured are recordings of Radio 4’s Today programme presenter Jim Naughtie reading For the Fallen by Laurence Binyon, Sean Bean reading Anthem for Doomed Youth by Wilfred Owen and Stephen Fry reading In Flanders Fields by John McCrae. The readings are set to music, such as instrumental versions of Abide With Me, The Day Thou Gavest, and I Vow to Thee, My Country.

The album features vintage music from the time recorded by The Central Band of the Royal British Legion.

Preview Forever using the player below:

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