Falklands: Mark Knopfler to the rescue!

All the following posts are copied in whole or in part from items posted by JohnQ on the ARRSE forums:

Just so as you're all aware guys; Mark Knopfler is releasing a new version of 'Brothers in Arms' next week It's renamed slightly too ' Brothers in Arms - 25' a reference to the 25th anniversary of the Falklands.

All involved have given of their time and effort free and Mark Knopfler, his management team and Universal Music/Mercury Records have all forgone any claim on royalties. That means that around 70% of all sales will go directly into SAMA. The recoard will be mainly available on download sites because thats the way it works these days although a limited number of CD's are being made too.

More importantly the funds are not just going into general funds but into a ringfenced pot which will pay for guys getting back 'Down South' to deal with the problems an awful lot of the lads have experienced. As you'll know; the suicides now outnumber the battle casualties but of those who have been back to the Islands there are no known suicides.

The cover has been designed by Dean Regan, himself a veteran www.deanreganart.com.

The single is available through iTunes and the other download site as from Tuesday 29th May.

Pass this buzz around if you will, the end result is important.
Main source of release will be via download. I know, I prefer CD's but the music industry is download mad. Nevertheless we've arranged for a few thousand CD's to be made and these will be available through the Falklands 25 website. By all means buy the CD but success drives further publicity, download from Itunes next week to increase the spotlight.



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