The most moving songs for Remembrance Day, November 11
One hundred years ago today, at 11 am on November 11, 2018, the guns fell silent on the battlefields of Europe, bringing the bloodiest conflict the world had ever known to that point to an and. The 60 seconds leading up to that moment sounded like this. (An explanation on how this recording was made can be found here.)
Many songs have been written about war, suffering, death, and remembrance and honour of those who died. This is a list of the finest from the world of rock and alt-rock.
1. The Pogues, “The Band Played Waltzing Matilda” (1985)
2. The Men They Couldn’t Hang, “The Green Fields of France” (1985)
Alan Cross is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker.
In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.