Blue Smoke – Neil’s extended video
I had the great pleasure of meeting and playing music with Jim Carter and this is my own document of our day.
– Neil Finn.
Commemorating the centenary of the Gallipoli landing, Neil Finn and Jim Carter have re-recorded “Blue Smoke“, composed by New Zealander Ruru Karaitiana on his way to war in 1940. Jim Carter played steel guitar on the 1948 recording with singer Pixie Williams.
A portion of funds raised will support the RSA’s 2015 Poppy Appeal which funds support services for New Zealand’s veterans, former and current servicemen and women and their dependants.