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Hello, I am Mike Peters of The Alarm and co-founder of Love Hope Strength Foundation.

In June 2014, I set off on a journey around the world to work with musicians and songwriters from all walks of life to write and record ‘The World’s Longest Officially Released Song’ entitled The Scriptures.

Today, that journey is complete and I am proud to announce that The Scriptures is officially RELEASED.

Everyone who contributed to this historic recording is listed in the official credits and will be recognised as an official world record holder and now you too can listen to history being made.

As you will hear, the finished work is more than a song, more than an album and more than a recording by a group of musicians. It is as human as humanity will allow and there is something for everyone within its audio landscape which was crafted from the imaginations of hundreds of people from all walks of life and all corners of the globe.

To bring so many musicians, writers and contributors together as one has taken a lot of time, effort, commitment, love and understanding that is hopefully reflected in the 6.247 words that make up this human tapestry of verse and sound. Everyone and everything that was contributed has played its part in the grand scheme of the finished article which is an honest and open reflection of the world we live in – today.

The song itself features 75 individual verses of music that ebb and flow through 103.4 record breaking minutes that never once let up on intensity, passion and diversity. The musical arrangement and lyrics are constantly evolving, reflecting the thoughts and feelings of a huge cross section of humanity as depicted in the thousands of words that give life to this monumental recording.

There are over 200 musicians taking part along with myself and all the members of The Alarm 2014 plus contributions from Steve Norman of Spandau Ballet, Miles Zuniga of Fastball, Jay Aston of Gene Loves Jezebel and a host of interesting musicians and voices from around the world ranging from Los Angeles to Israel and beyond.

The Scriptures began with a single guitar chord being recorded at Bardo Studios, Tel Aviv that was added to via sessions in Wales, Los Angeles, Austin, New York and Boston before being completed at London’s Abbey Road Studio 2.

On September 29th 2014 at Abbey Road, an assembly of PledgeMusic musicians backed by a full ensemble of Alarm members launched into the finale section of The Scriptures – carrying the spirit of every single person who had become involved in the creative process along the way. In a place synonymous with the history of rock and roll, the song went further than any other piece of officially released music before and broke the Guinness World Record for ‘The World’s Longest Officially Released Song’ in the process.

Funds raised will be donated to the Unrelated Marrow Donor Registry of Hadassah in the Holy Land which is dedicated to finding life saving matches throughout the Middle East and beyond and and by buying a copy of The Scriptures you can help Love Hope Strength Foundation in its mission of ‘Saving Lives – One ’Record’ At A Time’.

Thank you for your support,

Mike Peters 2014

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The Scriptures - Digital Download

The Scriptures - Digital Download
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THE SCRIPTURES – Available to order now as a FLAC or high quality MP3. The Scriptures is a 6,247 word song that lasts 103.4 minutes and was recorded by Love Hope Strength Foundation co-founder Mike Peters [The Alarm] with hundreds of musicians and lyric writers to create the World’s Longest Officially Released Song. All proceeds are in support of the Unrelated Marrow Donor Registry of Hadassah ℅ Ein Karem Medical Centre, Jersusalem, Israel.

Once ordered, please download at www.pledgemusic.com/projects/thescriptures/downloads.

The Scriptures - 2-CD Album (inc P&P)

The Scriptures - 2-CD Album (inc P&P)
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THE SCRIPTURES – A Double CD set featuring the 6,247 word song that lasts 103.4 minutes and was recorded by Love Hope Strength Foundation co-founder Mike Peters [The Alarm] with hundreds of musicians and lyric writers to create the World’s Longest Officially Released Song. All proceeds are in support of the Unrelated Marrow Donor Registry of Hadassah ℅ Ein Karem Medical Centre, Jersusalem, Israel. The Double CD comes with an exclusive 28 page booklet with complete formal credits detailing who contributed what and where.

Holy Land Rocks T-Shirt

Holy Land Rocks T-Shirt
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Buy the Holy Land Rocks T-Shirt and help save a life. Available in small, medium, large, XL, XXL, Ladies S, M, L and Kids.

This pledge also includes an access pass to receive updates and view exclusively created content as the ’World’s Longest Officially Released Song’ is recorded by Mike Peters and the production team over the coming months.

Save A Life

Save A Life
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Help get someone signed onto the bone marrow donor list in the Middle East that could potentially save a life anywhere in the world like that of Emma Whittaker (aged 6), from London who only has months to live unless she finds a donor from Middle Eastern descent.

It is our hope that by funding the Hadassah Registry (which was the first Arab registry in the world), it will help locate a match for Emma or someone else who needs a transplant to live.

The Hadassah registry is run by a special woman named Dr. Amal Bishara, who has already helped to save over 20 people from her first 20,000 registrations but has no funds to continue. In the UK, we partner with Delete Blood Cancer who kindly support our donor drives by funding the registrations we locate at gigs, festivals and public events.

The Hadassah Regsitry is based at the Ein Karem Medical Centre in Jerusalem which was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize because of it’s non-political stance in helping patients from all over the Middle East regardless of ethnicity, background or nationality.

Pledge to save a life and help Dr. Amal register more people to the list and find potentially life saving matches.

Support the Holy Land Rocks fund-raising trek in this way and we will send you a set of Love Hope Strength wristbands as a way of saying thank you.

This pledge also includes an access pass to receive updates and view exclusively created content as the ’World’s Longest Officially Released Song’ is recorded by Mike Peters and the production team over the coming months.

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