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Could David Cameron make chart debut with appearance on WWI album?

Could David Cameron make his chart debut? Photo: Neil Hall/PA Wire

David Cameron could make his chart debut after recording a track for a new album, which also features a host of celebrities including EastEnders actor Danny Dyer and Stephen Fry.

The Prime Minister has recited Rupert Brooke's poem The Soldier for the official First World War centenary album.

The album of words and music, called Forever, will also include contributions from Stephen Fry, Game Of Thrones actor Sean Bean, comedian Sarah Millican and actor John Thomson.

Sarah Millican will read From One Who Stays by Amy Lowell. Credit: Ian West/PA Archive

Mr Cameron recorded his performance inside 10 Downing Street, including one of the most famous lines from war poetry: "If I should die, think only this of me - that there's some corner of a foreign field that is forever England."

The album will also include appearances from the descendants of servicemen who were awarded the Victoria Cross for their gallantry in the war whose voices have been assembled for a version of John McCrae's In Flanders Fields.

Who is reciting what on the First World War album?

Danny Dyer will be reading In Memoriam by Ewart Alan Mackintosh. Credit: Yui Mok/PA Wire
  • Prime Minister David Cameron: The Soldier by Rupert Brooke
  • Actor Danny Dyer: In Memoriam by Ewart Alan Mackintosh
Sean Bean will be reading Anthem for Doomed Youth by Wilfred Owen. Credit: Dennis Van Tine/ABACA USA
  • Radio 4's Today presenter James Naughtie: For the Fallen by Laurence Binyon
  • Actor Sean Bean: Anthem for Doomed Youth by Wilfred Owen
Stephen Fry will read In Flanders Fields by John McCrae. Credit: Ian West/PA Wire
  • Actor John Thomson: Dulce Et Decorum Est by Wilfred Owen
  • QI presenter and actor Stephen Fry: In Flanders Fields by John McCrae
  • Comedian Sarah Millican: From One Who Stays by Amy Lowell

The Prime Minister's move into recording comes after he was famously criticised by The Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr.

Johnny Marr previously criticised David Cameron. Credit: Katja Ogrin/EMPICS Entertainment

The musician urged Mr Cameron to stop talking about how much he liked their music.

Forever will be issued by Decca Records on July 14 and funds raised by the album will go towards meeting the £230,000 daily costs of helping and supporting service personnel and their families.