Kenny Dalglish, Alan Hansen and Peter Reid join a host of stars and Liverpudlian musicians, including John Bishop, Robbie Williams and Paul McCartney, on the new Hillsborough charity single that hopes to raise money for the families’ fight for justice.
Unfortunately Dalglish, Hansen and Reid were spared from solo performances, but they do join in with the chorus of He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother.
Also singing on the track are former Spice Girl Mel C, Paloma Faith, Beverley Knight, Rebecca Ferguson, Richard Hawley and The Clash’s Mick Jones, amongst others.
Scroll down for the video and behind the scenes footage.
Full lyrics and performer details follow:
Justice Collective – He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother
The road is long – ANDY LAWSON
With many a winding turn – ANDY LAWSON
That leads us to who knows where – GERRY MARSDEN
Who knows when – PAUL HEATON
But I’m strong – GLENN TILBROOK
Strong enough to carry him – GLENN TILBROOK
He ain’t heavy, he’s my brother – JOHN POWER/ROBBIE WILLIAMS
So on we go – JOHN POWER
His welfare is of my concern – MELANIE C
No burden is he to bear – ROBBIE WILLIAMS
We’ll get there – ROBBIE/MELANIE C
For I know – REBECCA FERGUSON
He would not encumber me – HOLLY JOHNSON
He ain’t heavy, he’s my brother- HOLLY JOHNSON/REBECCA F
If I’m laden at all – BEVERLEY KNIGHT
I’m laden with sadness – BEVERLEY KNIGHT
That everyone’s heart – PALOMA FAITH
Isn’t filled with the gladness- PALOMA FAITH
Of love for one another – ELIZA DOOLITTLE
It’s a long, long road – DAVE McCABE
From which there is no return – PETER HOOTON
While we’re on the way to there – REN HARVIEU / JON McCLURE
Why not share- JON McCLURE / REN HARVIEU
And the load – DAVE McCABE
It doesn’t weigh me down at all – MACCA
Coz he ain’t heavy – MACCA
(He ain’t heavy) – SHANE MACGOWAN
He’s my brother – SHANE MACGOWAN/ BEVERLEY K
He’s my brother – ALL (most)
He ain’t heavy, he’s my brother … – ALL (most)
BONUS FOOTAGE: TalkSport go behind the scenes at the official recording of Justice Collective – He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother and speak to Kenny Dalglish, Alan Hansen and Peter Reid.
PLUS: Coverage of last months viewing by Hillsborough families, survivors and supporters at Liverpool’s St George’s Hall.
FINALLY: The first playing at Anfield on November 22nd 2012 at Liverpool’s Europa League match against Young Boys.
Spotted on: Mirror Football