The Proclaimers’ ‘Sunshine On Leith’ Gets A Limited Edition Reissue
The Proclaimers have announced that their 1988 single, Sunshine On Leith, will be reissued on clear green vinyl. The 7″ is released in partnership with Hibernian FC and Edinburgh and Lothians Health Foundation, the official charity of NHS Lothian.
Money raised will help Edinburgh and Lothians Health Foundation continue to provide additional support for NHS Lothian staff during one of the largest global health crises of our lifetime. It will also enable them to put in place a programme of longer-term, sustainable wellbeing support that will address the lasting effects of the pandemic, both in the recovery phase and beyond.
In aid of this, The Proclaimers are also releasing 100 limited edition signed copies which are available to pre-order today, exclusively through Hibernian Direct. £14.50 will be donated to Edinburgh and Lothians Health Foundation from the sale of each of the signed copies.
Sunshine On Leith has become an iconic Hibernian FC anthem, since its release on the eponymous, platinum-selling album in 1988. This limited reissue features artwork edited from the original single. The A-side features the single version of Sunshine On Leith, while the B-side features a live version, recorded at Glasgow’s Barrowlands on 10th May 1994. £6 will be donated from the sale of each product to Edinburgh and Lothians Health Foundation.
Edinburgh and Lothians Health Foundation, Hibernian FC, Warner Music and The Proclaimers are delighted to be working in partnership to support NHS Lothian staff as they respond to the Coronavirus pandemic.
The Proclaimers – Craig and Charlie Reid – commented, “We’re very happy to be supporting NHS Lothian during this challenging time for our people and health service. The NHS is very much loved by both of us and we have much reason to be grateful to it.”
While David Gray, the captain of Hibernian FC, said, “Sunshine On Leith is a phenomenal club anthem and I’ll never forget it ringing out around the east stand of Hampden during the celebrations of the Scottish cup final in 2016, it was a proper hairs on the back of your neck moment. It’s such a powerful track and whenever I hear it I always get a buzz thinking back to that day. This limited edition version of the track is a fantastic gesture from The Proclaimers in support of The NHS and Edinburgh and Lothians Health Foundation and it’s great to see them partner with the club for such a great cause. Our NHS heroes have been brilliant during this pandemic and even before then and we wear the ‘Thank You NHS’ message on our shirts with pride. I’m sure our fans will snap up this limited edition version and raise plenty money for the charity. I’ll be after one as well.”
The limited edition vinyl is released on 29th January 2021. It is available to pre-order today, here.
If you would like to support the partnership between Hibernian FC and Edinburgh and Lothians Health Foundation, you can donate directly here.