Advert: John Lewis – Monty The Penguin Christmas 2014
Music: Tom Odell – Real Love (John Lennon / Beatles cover)
The John Lewis Christmas 2014 TV ad arrives, another blockbuster festive effort, and probably the most eagerly-anticipated ad of the year. The ad introduces Monty the penguin, and follows his adventures in the build-up to Christmas as he looks for love. The soundtrack is another specially commissioned cover version. This time Tom Odell covers John Lennon’s Real Love, a song that was originally recorded shortly before Lennon’s death in 1980, and then released on the Imagine: John Lennon soundtrack album. It was subsequently reworked by Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr and released as a Beatles track in 1995. The Tom Odell version is being released in support of WWF to help support their work protecting penguins, and John Lewis will donate 89p for every copy sold. You can download Real Love by Tom Odell from iTunes.