Joss Stone talks about recording the official Poppy Appeal single, No Man's Land (Green Fields of France)
Grammy and Brit Award singer Joss Stone has teamed up with guitar legend Jeff Beck to record this year’s official Poppy Appeal single.
The single is a soulful cover of Eric Bogle’s ‘No Man’s Land (Green Fields of France)’ to mark the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War and to raise funds for the 2014 Poppy Appeal. Reflecting on the grave of a young man (Willie McBride) who died during the First World War, its chorus refers to two famous pieces of military music, "The Last Post" and "The Flowers of the Forest".
The Poppy Appeal is The Royal British Legion’s largest annual charity campaign. In a little over two weeks, some 45 million poppies will be distributed by 350,000 dedicated collectors with the aim of raising £40 million. www.britishlegion.org.uk