Actually, that’s not quite right! Back in December, just after the end of the Together tour, Alfie recorded vocals for an as then unnamed project. Today, we learnt that those vocals were for a new album by Dame Vera Lynn, which is where the misnomer of the headline comes in: although the song is a duet of We’ll Meet Again, Alfie did not record with Dame Vera as her vocals are a reworking of some of her most famous songs.
Vera Lynn 100 is being released to celebrate the 100th birthday of the former ‘forces sweetheart’, making her the first centenarian to release an album. This album is now available to pre-order here:
Wouldn’t it be awesome if Dame Vera became the first centenarian with a number one album? It’s not unheard of – her last album hit the top spot!
Alfie has of course sung We’ll Meet Again with another ‘forces sweetheart’, Katherine Jenkins at the VE day celebration concert in 2015:
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Beautiful. I became tearful, and it was not even my country’s celebration.
I want this! xx