Listen To Ozzy Osbourne Narrate A Wartime Holiday Story
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In the opening track of a brand-new Christmas charity single for cancer patients and their families, Ozzy Osbourne can be heard narrating a wartime holiday tale.
The song was “This Christmas Time” originally by the musical group Evamore. Aside from the Prince of Darkness, it also features former Slade singer Noddy Holder, former Duran Duran guitarist Andy Taylor, and Nick Mason from Pink Floyd.
It begins with Osbourne telling the story of the 1914 Christmas truce incident. He said:
“Christmas trees lined all the tops of the trenches. Paper lanterns, illuminations, and all sorts. We were only 50 yards away, and a German soldier shouted: ‘Tomorrow, you no shoot, we no shoot’ – but can we trust them? We came out and shook hands, exchanged cigars, and exchanged stories of our families and lives…”
Chris Evans, the founder of the Cancer Awareness Trust, wrote the song, which was then recorded at Abbey Road Studios. Mason said in a statement:
“It’s an honor and a delight to be asked to play on this record.
“I mean, what’s not to like? My favorite recording studio, the opportunity to work with great artists on a wonderful track, and for the most worthy cause. Oh, and complimentary lunch in the Abbey Road canteen!”
“The underlying sense of community and diversity that runs through the DNA of musicians comes together here on the most beautiful of songs. Music has always been my pleasure, and sometimes it’s a privilege to work with such an incredible group of people.”
The song was purposely created to draw attention to the Cancer Platform, a global resource app, and website that will be released in the coming months. You can listen to the original song below.