GreenMatthews: The Men Who Marched Away

GreenMatthews: The Men Who Marched Away


Recorded to commemorate the hundredth anniversary of the Great War, acclaimed duo GreenMatthews use music and song to tell the story of “the war to end all wars”.

The Men Who Marched Away is a scintillating mixture of soldiers’ songs, music hall numbers, war poems set to new music and original compositions. The album does not flinch from conveying the full horror of the first global conflict but also celebrates the courage and humour of the tommies under fire and those they left behind. The album paints a vivid picture of the trajectory from initial excitement and elation to disillusionment and despair at the unprecedented human toll exacted by the war.

“Haunting and eclectic… a great memento” (English Dance and Song)

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