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A Symphony Of British Music: Music For The Closing Ceremony Of The London 2012 Olympic Games (2CD)

Released on 20 August 2012

Artist: Various

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Disc 1

  1. Urban Voices Collective - Because
  2. Julian Lloyd Webber, London Symphony Orchestra, STOMP, Timothy Spall - Salut D'Amour
  3. Madness - Our House
  4. The Household Division Ceremonial State Band - Parklife
  5. Pet Shop Boys - West End Girls
  6. Ray Davies, London Symphony Orchestra, Urban Voices Collective - Waterloo Sunset
  7. Emeli Sandé - Read All About It
  8. David Arnold - Parade Of The Athletes
  9. Elbow, London Symphony Orchestra, Urban Voices Collective - Open Arms
  10. Elbow, London Symphony Orchestra, Urban Voices Collective - One Day Like This
  11. Kate Bush - Running Up That Hill
  12. Urban Voices Collective, Pete Lockett, Rahda Meta, Prabhat Rao, Varun Verma, Toby Pitman, David Arnold, Bilwal Iyer, Eos Chater, Tania Davis, Elspeth Hanson, Gay-Yee Westerhoff - Here Comes The Sun
  13. David Arnold - Medal Ceremony
  14. Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody (Excerpt)

Disc 2

  1. John Lennon, Liverpool Philharmonic Youth Choir - Imagine
  2. George Michael - White Light
  3. Kaiser Chiefs - Pinball Wizard
  4. David Bowie - Fashion
  5. Annie Lennox - Little Bird
  6. Ed Sheeran, Richard Jones, Nick Mason, Mike Rutherford - Wish You Were Here
  7. Russell Brand, London Symphony Orchestra - Pure Imagination
  8. Russell Brand, Bond - I Am The Walrus
  9. Fatboy Slim - Right Here, Right Now
  10. Fatboy Slim - The Rockafeller Skank
  11. Jessie J, Tinie Tempah, Taio Cruz - Price Tag / Written In The Stars / Dynamite
  12. Jessie J, Tinie Tempah, Taio Cruz - You Should Be Dancing
  13. Spice Girls - Wannabe / Spice Up Your Life
  14. Eric Idle - Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life
  15. Muse - Survival
  16. Queen - Queen Medley: Day-O / Brighton Rock
  17. Queen, Jessie J - We Will Rock You
  18. The London Welsh Male Voice Choir, The London Welsh Rugby Choir, London Symphony Orchestra - Olympic Anthem
  19. London Symphony Orchestra - Extinguishing The Flame
  20. Take That - Rule The World
  21. David Arnold - Spirit Of The Flame
  22. The Who - Baba O'Riley
  23. The Who - See Me, Feel Me
  24. The Who - My Generation

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I have bought both these collections, and although I personally think this collection is slightly better than the opening ceremony, which has more instrumental pieces and none of the music used to show the changing music throw the decades so is on the discs anywhere apart from Mike Oldfeild Tubular bells re-working. Now where us British have an advantage over the rest of the world is we have the best and most memorable mucis, with the beatles, Stones, who and Kinks. The Beatles are representes with Russall Brand attampting to do I am the Walrus, its not fantastic but its not dreadful either. John Lennon gets Imagine with some delightful children sining at the beginning, Lennon is still relevant today as he was then. Madness give us Our house, Annie lennox gives us Little Bird and prooves her voice is still up to it unlike some others who should throw in the towel. The Spice girls give a quick medley of Wannabe and spice up your life(a song I really hate)Fredie Mercury gets the crowd going with a bit of Day 'o' and then Queen perfom we will rock you with jesse J which works ok. Muse are on top form doing survival and the Kiser Chiefs do a good version of pinball wizzard. However the Who themselves proove they still can do it and perform a fantasic thrio of songs ending in My Generation. Take That sing Rule the world a good choice, George Michael performed two tracks Freedom and his knew song White Light,but only White light is on this collection, a lot was said in the press of Michael performing a knew song, personally if it was as good as his older stuff I would not have minded so I'll leave that there. Kate Bush provided a remix version of running up that hill and that song is still brilliant as is David Bowie's Fasion. Pink Floyd had to be represented somewhere and with Nick Mason teaming up with Ed Sherman and Mike Rutherford, they covered at least two major aritsit from the past. In the end this is a suvenior for the 2012 Olympic, something I originally beleived was a waste of time, but by the time I watched the openoing show, I suddenly became proud again to be british. So if you purchase this don't expect the best versions in the world and like all complantions not every track will delight everyone, but listen like I did and think we still have the best artists anywhere. Now all we need to do is pull out of eurovision but that another story.

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