In support of the NHS, THE Proclaimers’ anthem “Sunshine on Leith” is being re-recorded. The album, which came second in a recent survey of Scotland’s Best Songs organized by Bauer radio stations, will be released on limited edition green, transparent 7″ vinyl for the first time and will be released on 29 January.”
The limited edition of the album, which has become an iconic Hibs anthem, will also include a live B-side version recorded on May 10, 1994 at Glasgow’s Barrowlands.
Around £ 6 of the £ 15 price tag will go to the Edinburgh and Lothians Health Foundation, the organisation that funds NHS Lothian, for the 7-inch single.
Some 100 limited edition signed copies are also available at £ 25 each, going to the charity for £ 14.50.
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Via Hibernian Direct, both will be sold online.
During one of the greatest global health crises of our time, Warner Music said the money raised would enable the charity to “continue to provide additional support to NHS Lothian staff during one of the biggest global health crises of our time”
“It will also enable them to establish a program of longer-term, sustainable wellbeing support that will address the lasting impact of the pandemic, both in the recovery phase and beyond.” she added.
“NHS Heroes work under extreme pressure every day to continue to provide quality care to patients in both hospitals and the community during these difficult times. While they care for us, we can help care for them.”NHS Heroes work every day under extreme pressure to continue to provide patients with quality care during these difficult times in both hospitals and the community. We can help care for them while they care for us.
Originally released in 1988, The Proclaimers’ ballad was the title track and the second single from their Sunshine on Leith album.
“We are delighted to be able to support NHS Lothian at this challenging time for people and the health service. The NHS is much loved by both of us and we have much to be grateful for.”We are delighted to be able to support NHS Lothian for individuals and the health service at this challenging time. We both love the NHS and we have much to be grateful for.
As part of Steve Lemacq’s Football Anthems World Cup on BBC Radio 6, “Sunshine on Leith” was voted the UK’s most famous soccer anthem in June 2018.
“Sunshine on Leith is a phenomenal club anthem, David Gray, the Hibs captain, commented, “and I’ll never forget to hear it played at the East Stand at Hampden during the 2016 Scottish Cup final celebrations, it was a true goosebump moment.
“It’s such a powerful track and every time I hear it I get a high thinking back to that day,” he said.
“A wonderful move from The Proclaimers in support of the NHS and the Edinburgh and Lothians Health Foundation is this limited edition version of the song, and it’s brilliant to see them team up with the club for such a great cause.
“Our NHS heroes have done great things during this pandemic and before and we wear the ‘Thank You NHS’ message proudly on our shirts. I’m sure our fans will buy these limited edition shirts and raise a lot of money for the charity. I’m going to get one for myself, too.”
Jane Ferguson, Edinburgh Foundation Director and Lothians Health Foundation, NHS Lothian’s official charity, said they were “delighted” with the re-issue.
The funds raised will allow the Edinburgh and Lothians Health Foundation to continue to provide our NHS Lothian colleagues with additional support to respond quickly and flexibly to emerging and urgent needs and to support them in their long-term recovery from the deep impact of the virus on their physical and emotional health and well-being,”The funds raised will enable Edinburgh and Lothians Health Foundation to continue to provide additional support to our NHS Lothian colleagues to respond quickly and flexibly to urgent and emerging needs, as well as support them in their long-term recovery from the profound impact of the virus on their physical and emotional health and wellbeing,”