London Olympics Opening Ceremony Soundtrack Released Through Universal -
Isles of Wonder Music for the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games

Isles of Wonder Music for the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games

London Olympics Opening Ceremony Soundtrack Released Through Universal

by Paul Cashmere on July 29, 2012

in New Music,News

Universal Music have released ‘Isle of Wonder – Music for The Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games’.

Isles of Wonder Music for the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games

Isles of Wonder Music for the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games

The Danny Boyle and Underworld compiled soundtrack has been released for download through iTunes and will be released as a CD on August 12.

However, the album differs slightly from the actual show. U2 were not featured at the ceremony but feature of the album.

Richard Hinkley, General Manager of Universal Music Catalogue said in a statement, “We are delighted that we have been able to make the music, which is such an important part of the British heritage and a massive part of our London 2012 Olympic Games Ceremonies, available the moment the Ceremonies end. We have worked closely with LOCOG to make these releases possible, and, unusually, the secrecy surrounding the two Ceremonies means that this will be the first time we have ever announced an album, let alone two, without a tracklisting.”

Dickon Stainer, President of Decca Records said, “The speed of these historic releases will be truly record-breaking.”

Danny Boyle, Artistic Director of the London 2012 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony, revealed in January that the Ceremony theme had been inspired by The Tempest’s ‘Isles of Wonder’ speech – from which the title of the album has been taken.

Check out Danny Boyle’s 86 song Olympics playlist

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Isles of Wonder tracklisting:

CD1 – Isles of Wonder
1) Frank Turner – I Still Believe
2) Four Nations Choirs – Jerusalem, Flower of Scotland, Danny Boy, Bread of Heaven
3) LSO On Track Orchestra & François-Xavier Roth – Nimrod
4)Underworld feat. Dame Evelyn Glennie and the Pandemonium Drummers – And I Will Kiss
5) Mike Oldfield – Tubular Bells / In Dulci Jubilo
6) LSO – Chariots of Fire
7) Blanck Mass & LSO – Sundowner
8) Dizzee Rascal – Bonkers – Radio Edit
9) A.R. Rahman feat. Jaspreet Jasz – Nimma Nimma
10) Emeli Sandé – Heaven
11) Emeli Sandé – Abide With Me
12) Arctic Monkeys – I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor (Live)
13) Arctic Monkeys – Come Together (Live)
14) Underworld feat. Dockhead Choir, Dame Evelyn Glennie, Only Men Aloud, Elizabeth Roberts, Esme Smith and Alex Trimble – Caliban’s Dream

CD2 – Welcome
1) Chemical Brothers – Galvanize
2) High Contrast – Moon Watcher
3) Underworld – Always Loved A Film – Instrumental
4) Underworld – Dark & Long (Dark Train) (Remix)
5) Pet Shop Boys – West End Girls
6) Underworld – Minneapolis (High Contrast Remix)
7) High Contrast – Reach
8) High Contrast – Ghost Dance
9) Underworld – Confusion – The Waitress (Darren Price & High Contrast Remix)
10) Wretch 32 feat. L – Traktor
11) Fuck Buttons – Olympians (High Contrast Remix)
12) High Contrast – Can’t Stop This Fire
13) Underworld – Moon In Water (Instrumental Remix)
14) Underworld – Crocodile (High Contrast Remix)
15) U2 – Where the Streets Have No Name (High Contrast Remix)
16) High Contrast – For Years
17) Underworld – Dirty Epic (Darren Price & High Contrast Remix)
18) High Contrast – The Long Way Home
19) Underworld – Dark & Long (Darren Price & High Contrast Remix)
20) Underworld – Rez (High Contrast Remix)
21) David Bowie – Heroes
22) Chemical Brothers – Galvanize

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