K Cera Cera (War Is Over If You Want It)

Red on blue CD front cover of "K Cera Cera" by the K Foundation

First and only single by the K Foundation, featuring the Red Army Choir. K Cera Cera mixes elements from “Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be)” by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans, and “Happy Xmas (War Is Over)” by John Lennon.

Bill Drummond Our idea was to create awareness of peace in the world. Because we were worried it would be interpreted by the public as an attempt by The KLF to return to the music world on theback of a humanist gimmick, we decided to hide behind the Foundation.

Promotion & Advertising

Adverts announcing the (non-)release of K Cera Cera appeared in the NME and Independent in July 1993. The ad featured what would later become the single’s artwork, and a statement about how and when The K Foundation would make it available once world peace had been established.

This recording will only ever be made commercially available once world peace has been firmly established. The responsibility is yours. Until then it will be heard only at selected state occasions, sporting events, music festivals or mass rallies. There will be no TV, radio or cinema broadcasting. K CERA CERA (War Is Over If You Want It) is the interstellar anthem of the K Foundation.

Available nowhere. No formats.K Foundation Advert, NME, 10 Jul 1993

However, four months later the K Foundation decided to release a limited edition of 3,000 copies in Israel on CD and cassette to ‘celebrate’ the 1993 Peace Accord.

Bill Drummond Only a few days after the production (of the single) was finished, I turned on the TV and saw Itzhak Rabin and Yasser Arafat standing next to each other in front of the White House. I was very moved. It was like something you never dream would happen suddenly being realised. I phoned Jimmy and we decided to release the limited edition. For us, it’s a sort of tribute.

Tracks & Formats

KCC 1-2

CD Single / Nov 1993
1 K Cera Cera (War Is Over If You Want It) 4:35

KCC 1-4

Cassette Single / Nov 1993
A K Cera Cera (War Is Over If You Want It) 4:35

Repeated on B side.

4 thoughts on “K Cera Cera (War Is Over If You Want It)

  1. Another one I mailed off for, blimey what a faff , had to go to bank, get an international money order (I think it was called), fax over my order, post off my cheque and wait wait wait…. the result .. a massive anti-climax haha, think I may have only every played my copy once!, still it’s a nice novelty and the experience of getting it was somewhat unique, kids don’t realise how easy they have it today being able to stream anything at anytime 😀

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