Pele – The Green Fields Of France
Posted on Nov 22nd, 2007 by Alan @ 10:50 am

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Song, By Toad posted The Men They Couldn’t Hang’s version of this song to mark Remembrance Sunday. It took me a long, long time to place where I’d heard it before, but I got there in the end – it was a b-side to a Pele single called “Fireworks” about 15 years ago. If I remember rightly I picked up the single at a freshers’ fair event when I was a student in Aberdeen – one of the second hand record stores used to bring along several boxes of crap no-one wanted to buy and let you help yourself to it. I’ve got a cracking 12″ Natural Life single in the attic that I got there too, but unfortunately no way of converting it to an mp3 so I can share it with you all. Count yourselves lucky.

Anyway, the free music added to the free beer and johnnies were enough to get a fresh-faced falski along there every single year. Ironically, my music tastes were to ensure that I only needed one of the other two freebies…

Here are the two versions of “The Green Fields Of France”. Which do you prefer? I’ve also posted the a-side of the Pele single so you can hear some of their own stuff.

The Men They Couldn’t Hang – The Green Fields Of France:

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Pele – The Green Fields Of France:

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Pele – Fireworks

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