Dame Vera Lynn to release new album

Dame Vera Lynn to release new album

Dame Vera Lynn to release new album

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Dame Vera Lynn is to release a new album - as she turns 97.

The "forces' sweetheart" - who buoyed the nation's spirits in the Second World War - will bring out a new collection, which includes unreleased songs which have recently been rediscovered.

Dame Vera - who celebrates her birthday today - already holds a record as the first and only artist over the age of 90 to top the UK album charts, a feat she achieved in 2009.

The veteran star, who lives near Ditchling, will issue Vera Lynn: National Treasure - The Ultimate Collection on June 2 to coincide with the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings, which occurs four days later.

Dame Vera said: "I think it's wonderful that my songs are still enjoyed, especially if it encourages people to commemorate what happened 70 years ago. It's moving for me to relive those days, and humbling to know that people still think of me - after all, it was simply my duty to keep singing."

The album will bring together more than 40 of her morale-boosting songs from 1940-1945, including We'll Meet Again, The White Cliffs Of Dover and You'll Never Know, but also some of the unreleased tracks which have been uncovered by her daughter Virginia.

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9:16am Thu 20 Mar 14

plantwoman says...

Why????
Why???? plantwoman
  • Score: -8

9:29am Thu 20 Mar 14

hoveguyactually says...

Why not????
Why not???? hoveguyactually
  • Score: 10

10:16am Thu 20 Mar 14

From beer to uncertainty says...

Good for her.
"We'll meat again" - great name for kebab shop.
Good for her. "We'll meat again" - great name for kebab shop. From beer to uncertainty
  • Score: -5

10:18am Thu 20 Mar 14

timfusciardi says...

I have heard rumours of collaborations with Tinie Tempa, Wil-I-Am and Nicki Minaj.
Calvin Harris has been tasked with the remix and a mega tour of Ibiza is being planned.
I have heard rumours of collaborations with Tinie Tempa, Wil-I-Am and Nicki Minaj. Calvin Harris has been tasked with the remix and a mega tour of Ibiza is being planned. timfusciardi
  • Score: -4

11:14am Thu 20 Mar 14

Iona Ferrari says...

the autotune button better work on the mixing desk...
the autotune button better work on the mixing desk... Iona Ferrari
  • Score: -4

3:39pm Thu 20 Mar 14

Richada says...

I wonder how many will be buying Cheryl Cole's music when she turns 97?

Good luck to Dame Vera and long may she live to keep the memories of a critical page in history alive.
I wonder how many will be buying Cheryl Cole's music when she turns 97? Good luck to Dame Vera and long may she live to keep the memories of a critical page in history alive. Richada
  • Score: 5

4:01pm Thu 20 Mar 14

Man of steel says...

From beer to uncertainty wrote:
Good for her.
"We'll meat again" - great name for kebab shop.
I thought that it was an Eskimo song, Whale meat again.
[quote][p][bold]From beer to uncertainty[/bold] wrote: Good for her. "We'll meat again" - great name for kebab shop.[/p][/quote]I thought that it was an Eskimo song, Whale meat again. Man of steel
  • Score: 0

6:22pm Thu 20 Mar 14

Stig Thundercock says...

Man of steel wrote:
From beer to uncertainty wrote:
Good for her.
"We'll meat againDon't be daft, it's about road kill - "Wheel meat again"
[quote][p][bold]Man of steel[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]From beer to uncertainty[/bold] wrote: Good for her. "We'll meat againDon't be daft, it's about road kill - "Wheel meat again" Stig Thundercock
  • Score: 0

10:34pm Thu 20 Mar 14

Terry K says...

At 97, doesn't she mean, soon we won't meet again!
At 97, doesn't she mean, soon we won't meet again! Terry K
  • Score: -1

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