Quo - In the Army Now - re-release
Rick Parfitt from Status Quo with Musician Amy Kent and Lance Corporal Tracey Shaw.
On 26 September 2010, Quo will release a brand new version of their classic hit "In The Army Now" through Universal / UMC. All profits from this updated and lyrically-reworked version of a true fan favourite will be donated equally to the British Forces Foundation and Help For Heroes charities. The former is dedicated to boosting the morale of British troops in whichever theatre they serve, and the latter provides direct support for injured personnel.
Francis Rossi said, "It seemed like the right time to do this. This release is intended to show our support for the Allied Forces around the world, but in particular, of course, the British Armed Forces. We want people to celebrate what they do, say thank you and also support these vital charities." Rick Parfitt added, "We've even roped the Army in to help us create a stunning video that will really give the song some heavy firepower. We're also lobbying the Government to waive VAT on the single".
Recorded just weeks ago at the Vestry Hall of the London College of Music, the track was, once again, produced by Pip Williams. This 2010 recording features male and female backing singers from the Corps of Army Music.
The "In The Army Now" single is aimed at refocusing attention on the amazing job being done for us around the world by the Armed Forces and also in raising some much needed funds to better support those who need it most. Status Quo are delighted to get involved with these two charities and hope that the British public connect with the campaign too.
See the Band and CAMUS perform this track live at RHYTHM FORCE 2010.