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Label: K-Tel - TG 1319 • Format: Vinyl LP, Compilation • Country: Germany • Genre: Electronic, Rock, Reggae, Pop • Style: Rock & Roll, Disco, Pop Rock, Synth-pop, Reggae-Pop
The song peaked at number three in the UK Singles Chart in December at one point only being kept from number one by two re-issued songs by John Lennonwho had been murdered on 8 December that year. Initially a stand-alone single, the song was included on Lewie's album Heart Skips a Beat which was released nearly two years later. In an interview for Channel 4's Greatest Christmas MomentsLewie said that the song was never intended as a Christmas hit, and that it Stop The Cavalry - Various - Power Play a protest song.
The line "Wish I was at home for Christmas",   as well as the brass band arrangements made it an appropriately styled song to play around Christmas time. Lewie had said that royalties received from the song account for 50 per cent of his income stream. The song's promotional video is set in the trenches of the First World War. The lyrics of the song mention cavalry and Winston Churchill who served as the First Lord Stop The Cavalry - Various - Power Play the Admiralty in the first year of the war, prior to serving in the trenches himselfbut it breaks with the First World War theme with references to nuclear fallout and the line "I have had to fight, almost every night, down throughout these centuries".
Lewie described the song's soldier as being "a bit like the eternal soldier at the Arc de Triomphe ". At the time of the song's release there was an increase in tension between the Western Bloc and the Soviet Unionwith American-controlled nuclear cruise missiles being stationed in the UK and a renewed fear of nuclear warwhich was referenced in the lyrical mention of the fallout shelter. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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