SPIRIT OF THE ANZACS’ Album Release


Posted 2015



In 2015, the Centenary of the Anzac’s landing at Gallipoli, local musicians have united to record a moving charity single, ‘SPIRIT OF THE ANZACS’. Proceeds from sales of the single go to Legacy and Soldier On charities.

Featuring a stunning array of home-grown talent including Lee Kernaghan, Guy Sebastian, Sheppard, Jon Stevens, Jessica Mauboy, Shannon Noll and Megan Washington, ‘Spirit Of The Anzacs’ is based on former Prime Minister Paul Keating’s moving eulogy at the entombment of the Unknown Australian Soldier.

Lee Kernaghan says, “Mr. Keating’s immortal words, “He is all of them. And he is one of us.” led us to write a song that pays tribute to all the men and women who have served and sacrificed on behalf of our country across 100 years of ANZAC history.

This is some of the most powerful material that I’ve ever had the privilege to record in my career. The album takes you on a real journey, from the trenches of the Western Front to the bombing of Darwin, Kokoda, Long Tan, and the dust of Uruzgan Province in Afghanistan. It is a project that goes to the heart of who we are as a nation.”

“Every nation has its story. This is ours. From the bloody Gallipoli landing to the dusty deserts of Afghanistan, precious war letters held at the Australian War Memorial have inspired this moving tribute from one of Australia’s great story tellers, Lee Kernaghan. The spirit of the men and women who wrote them, their courage and sacrifice lives in these songs – and in us.” – Dr Brendan Nelson, Director, Australian War Memorial.

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