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Paul Kelly Pays Respect To Diggers In New ANZAC Tribute Song

Written by Mitch Feltscheer on April 24, 2015

Whilst some corporations go out of their way to cash in on this year’s 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli landings with insidious marketing campaigns, that inevitably that go tits up *cough* Woolworths *cough*, it’s great to see the important day of reflection inspiring some actually beautiful, touching material such as Paul Kelly’s new song Letter From A Trench.

Shared on his Facebook today, the new song is a gentle piano ballad sprinkled with military allusions such as a faded marching drum and bugle-like trumpet all surrounding Kelly’s inimitable vocals.

In a comment with the video, Kelly describes his inspiration for the mournful “when I come home to you” lyrical content, which came from, of all places, a picture sent to him by Australian actor Sam Worthington, who recently shot the two-part Foxtel drama Deadline Gallipoli.

See Paul’s full post below and listen to the emotionally rousing new track here:

Listen: Paul Kelly – Letter From A Trench

I wrote and recorded a song last year called after Sam Worthington sent me a picture. Ross Irwin arranged it and played…

Posted by Paul Kelly on Thursday, 23 April 2015

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