A Christmas album featuring opera singer Paul Potts and football terrace shouts is being released by England football hero Peter Crouch. The two perform a distinctive take on well-known fan songs like “Enger-land, Enger-land, Enger-land” and “V.A.R, My Lord, V.A.R.” as a result of their unusual partnership.
The eight-track charity record, “Crouchy Conducts The Classics,” also includes orchestral renditions of “Who Ate All The Pies” and “We Love You England.”
In the concept album, which was produced in collaboration with bookmaker Paddy Power, Crouch makes his conducting debut. Paddy Power even established a record label to promote the new release.
With the assistance of a full gospel and chamber choir, three accomplished operatic singers, notably Paul Potts, who mesmerizes with his moving performance of “You’re Not Singing Anymore,” and a 20-piece orchestra, the former England star conducts a canon of terrace anthems.
I’ve always wanted to release my own record, and what better time to do it than at the World Cup at Christmas, according to Peter Crouch.
“We’ve added a little seasonal sparkle to the finest terrace chants.
“The whole team put in a tremendous amount of effort, and I’m incredibly pleased with the cohesiveness, commitment, and final result.
“We hope a Christmas number one record is coming home – at the very least,” says Paddy Power. “With Paddy Power’s bankroll and the people’s support.”
All record sales proceeds will go toward supporting Stonewall’s efforts to end LGBTQ+ discrimination in Qatar and across the globe.
With LGBTQ+ persons being criminalized in 70 different nations, including Qatar, Robbie de Santos, from Stonewall, said: “We’re so thankful for the support of Paddy Power and everyone who buys this record, which will help us fight with our partners for LGBTQ+ human rights around the globe.”
Since Potts won the inaugural season of Britain’s Got Talent 15 years ago, the opera singer has sold more than 5 million records and given more than 800 performances in 44 different countries.
We want to encourage England supporters to support the squad and give the nation the boost it so urgently needs right now, he added.
“It was a privilege to get Peter’s World Cup call-up as an England icon. He has always been someone I admire.
Reputable soprano Olivia Safe, who has recorded with artists like Hans Zimmer, Trevor Horn, and Robbie Williams, is also included on the CD, while Robin Bailey, a regular at the English National Opera, takes the main role as tenor.
Peter Crouch has been receiving intensive classical training in preparation for his conducting debut while working on the record with renowned musical director and Royal Academy of Music alumnus James Radford.
England’s “Super Jacky Grealish” and “England until I Die” are among the album’s other standout songs, along with a World Cup-themed version of the traditional “12 Days of Christmas.”
The updated version applauds the team while mentioning players like Gareth Southgate, Harry Kane, Declan Rice, and Jude Bellingham.
Beginning on November 15, the World Cup terrace anthems album will be available for streaming on Spotify and for purchase on iTunes.
“It’s about time the shouts received an update,” a Paddy Power spokeswoman said. “Over the previous several years, the quality of England’s football has witnessed a dramatic increase.
“I had fantasized of having a Christmas smash in the charts ever since I was knee high to Crouchy’s ankle.
This album “feels like a penalty kick, but we know how those have gone in the past,” as one reviewer put it.
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