The proceeds from the record will be going to charity
Peter Crouch is teaming up with opera singer Paul Potts and a 20-piece orchestra in a bid to land a Christmas number one.
Together, Crouch and Potts, who won the first ever series of Britain’s Got Talent in 2007, will put a classical spin on football chants.
The album will feature terrace favourites such as ‘You’re Not Singing Anymore’ and ‘Enger-land, Enger-land, Enger-land’, along with a festive ‘The 12 Days Of Football.’
The duo hope the tongue-in-cheek record – which was released on Monday (November 14) – will provide the perfect soundtrack to a Three Lions’ World Cup victory in Qatar.
Ex-England star Crouch, 41, said: “We’ve taken the best terrace chants and sprinkled a bit of festive magic on them.”
They plan to donate all the proceeds from the album to LGBT+ charity Stonewall. Qatar has received huge criticism for its stance on same-sex relationships.
Titled Crouchy Conducts The Classics, the eight-track album was produced by Paddy Power, who have pledged £25,000 to Stonewall.
? Struggling to find the perfect Christmas gift for that football obsessive in your life?
An album of football chants, sung by a choir and conducted by Peter Crouch, should do the trick?
— Paddy Power (@paddypower) November 15, 2022
Potts, who delivers a spine-tingling version of ‘You’re Not Singing Anymore’, said: “Our goal with the album is to inspire England fans to cheer on the team give the country the lift they so desperately need right now.
“It was an honour to get the World Cup call-up from an England legend like Peter. I’ve always looked up to him.”
Crouch added: “I’ve always wanted to release my own album – so what better time than during a World Cup at Christmas? We’ve taken the best terrace chants and sprinkled a bit of festive magic on them.
“The whole team put in a big shift and I’m really happy with the teamwork, dedication and the finished product. With Paddy Power’s bank roll and the people’s support, we hope a Christmas number one album is coming home…at the very least.”
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