Nick Mason collaborates on new song for The Cancer Awareness Trust
Written by Matt   
Friday, 16 December 2022

Released today (Friday, December 16th) is This Christmas Time, a beautiful new song to support a new online global project providing information to people living with cancer, led by The Cancer Awareness Trust.

Nick Mason, along with Ozzy Osbourne (who narrates a moving introduction), Andy Taylor of Duran Duran (who recently revealed his own battle with cancer) and Noddy Holder, lead a group of renowned artists on the song. It's Nick's second collaboration with the charitable endeavour founded by Professor Sir Chris Evans - the first being 2018's One More Yard.

On the new project, Nick said: "It's an honour and a delight to be asked to play on this record...I mean, what's not to like? My favourite recording studio, the opportunity to work with great artists on a wonderful track - and for the most worthy cause... Oh, and complimentary lunch in the Abbey Road canteen!"

This Christmas Time, written by Prof. Sir Chris Evans (who also played guitar), is inspired by the heroism and letters home from World War 1 British soldiers at Christmas.

It has been released on Evamore Records and is now available on streaming and download platforms. The song is available to play on The Cancer Platform website, where you’ll also find the full video for the song (the video below is purely the audio), photos of the recording sessions, quotes from the artists and information from Prof. Sir Chris on how he put the songs together and why.