A special verion of "You'll Never Walk Alone" for my father's funeral
November 3, 2004 8:35 AM   Subscribe

My dad, a lifetime Liverpool FC-supporter, passed away a few days ago. Before his death he specifically requested a special version of 'You'll Never Walk Alone' to played at his funeral.

The problem is we can't find a recording of it.

The one he wanted was the acapella version of the song that was performed by a nine year old boy in Liverpool Cathedral as a part of the Heisel dissaster memorial service.
If you know the name of the boy or any other information about a recording of his performance please help us.
posted by FidelDonson to Grab Bag (7 answers total)
Sorry, I don't...but my condolences to you & your family. And I hope that Liverpool wins big in the next season!
posted by davidmsc at 9:00 AM on November 3, 2004

John Peel played a fantastically moving rendition of this on the day after Hillsborough which is acapella by Aretha Franklin. That may work as a second choice. If I can find it, I'll let you know. I was reminded by a piece by fellow DJ Nicky Campbell in the Guardian or the BBC after Peel's own passing recently. He said Peel just sat there in floods of tears while it played.
posted by humuhumu at 9:03 AM on November 3, 2004

You might want to try contacting BBC/ITN archive sales. Or perhaps one of the various other companies that sell archive material.. They might have a recording of the service.

Or perhaps Liverpool FC themselves?
posted by ascullion at 9:21 AM on November 3, 2004

Try asking at the Liverpool FC pages on the BBC. The club site has message boards also, though you need to register.
posted by biffa at 9:52 AM on November 3, 2004

http://gemm.com/ ???
posted by Pressed Rat at 10:54 AM on November 3, 2004

There are copies of the song available for download on Limewire, with the artist listed as "Liverpool FC"... I haven't been able to download any of them so far, but you might want to give it a try.

(And then maybe make a charitable donation of some sort if you feel guilty about downloading it.)
posted by bcwinters at 11:09 AM on November 3, 2004

I dropped an email to the librarian at the Cathedral to see if she/he could help us along identifying the singer. I'll let you know if he/she knows anything helpful. My condolences to you.
posted by jessamyn at 3:57 PM on November 3, 2004

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