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A Symphony of British Music

A Symphony of British Music

Olympics Closing Ceremony Soundtrack Already Released

by Paul Cashmere on August 13, 2012

in New Music,News

Just hours after the Olympic Games Closing Ceremony Universal Music has released the soundtrack album.

A Symphony of British Music

A Symphony of British Music

‘A Symphony of British Music – Music For The Closing Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games’ features the music from the closing show including the new performances from Ed Sheeran with Nick Mason and The Kaiser Chiefs covering The Who.

The complete finale performance from The Who is also on the album.

The music was curated by David Arnold. He said: “I’m curating, composing, arranging, producing, rearranging, re-recording. If there is a universal radio station that only tunes into British music and you close your eyes and dial through it and hear all these different things sparkling – little moments and little phrases – and then you land on a certain moment, that’s kind of the idea of what we’re trying to do with this symphony.”

Richard Hinkley, General Manager of Universal Music Catalogue said: “It isn’t only in sport that the UK punches above its weight and the success of Isles of Wonder has already shown the global appetite for British music and creativity. Releasing A Symphony of British Music just as the closing ceremony finishes allows viewers the opportunity to keep the songs ringing in their ears for even longer.”

Dickon Stainer, President of Decca Records said: “This album features the music which closes the event of a lifetime – like the Opening Ceremony music, it is unique.”

The full tracklisting:

CD1
1. Urban Voices Collective – Because
2. Julian Lloyd Webber, LSO, Stomp feat. Timothy Spall– Salut d’Amour
3. Madness – Our House
4. Massed Bands Of The Household Division – Parklife
5. Pet Shop Boys – West End Girls
6. Ray Davies, Urban Voices Collective, LSO – Waterloo Sunset
7. Emeli Sandé – Read All About It
8. David Arnold – Parade Of Athletes
9. Elbow, LSO, Urban Voices Collective– Open Arms
10. Elbow, LSO, Urban Voices Collective – One Day Like This
11. Kate Bush – Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God Remix)
12. Toby Pitman, David Arnold, Pete Lockett, Rahda Meta, Prabhat Rao, Varun Verma, Bilwa Iyer, Urban Voices Collective, Eos Chater, Tania Davis, Elspeth Hanson, Gay-Yee Westerhoff – Here Comes The Sun
13. David Arnold – Medal Ceremony
14. Queen – Bohemian Rhapsody (Excerpt)

CD2
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, Nick Mason, Mike Rutherford, Richard Jones, David Arnold – Wish You Were Here
7. Russell Brand, LSO – 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 – Medley: Price Tag / Written In The Stars / Dynamite
12. The Bee Gees featuring Jessie J, Tinie Tempah, Taio Cruz – You Should Be Dancing
13. The Spice Girls – Medley: 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 and Jessie J We Will Rock You
18. The London Welsh Male Voice Choir, The London Welsh Rugby Club Choir, LSO – Olympic Anthem
19. LSO – 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 / Listen To Me
24. The Who – My Generation

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