Pop icon Adam Ant has just returned to the studio for the first time in six years to record a new version of his hit single Stand and Deliver, which he has renamed Save the Gorilla, with the royalties from sales going to the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund.
Seen here leaving the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund’s London HQ with a gorilla costume in the bag, Adam is just one of hundreds of people who have signed up for the Great Gorilla Run, a 7km fun run around the City of London, on 21st September 2003, in aid of the endangered Gorillas.
The Fund is expecting 650 runners (the same number as there are mountain gorillas left in the wild) all dressed in gorilla costumes, to pound the pavements for what promises to be an amazing day out. With an after-run party at Bar Med and loads of prizes to give away, the fun-run will be launched by Footballer’s Wives star Suzy Amy and the Rwandan Ambassador to London, HE Rosemary Museminale.
Adam Ant, who loves all animals and has adored gorillas since he was a child, hopes the song will become the anthem of the Great Gorilla Run.
“The original Stand and Deliver took thirteen days to record and cost tens of thousands to produce,” he said. “This one took just three hours and cost nothing. That’s what you can achieve when you’re committed to getting it right for a good cause like this.”
You may download a sample of the track on condition you do not reproduce it in any way. It was written and recorded in one day - in one take - and features exceptional guitar work by Boz Boorer.
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