A Symphony of British Music: Music for the Closing Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Ga

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All Music Guide - Jon O'Brien
Celebrating some of the biggest and most iconic acts that the British pop scene has ever produced, A Symphony of British Music: Music for the Closing Ceremony of London 2012 features 40 tracks that were performed at the Olympic Games spectacle. Alongside several pieces composed especially for the event by David Arnold ("Parade of the Athletes," "Medal Ceremony"), there are comedic turns from Eric Idle ("Always Look On the Bright Side of Life") and Russell Brand ("I Am the Walrus"), two collaborations between Jessie J, Taio Cruz, and Tinie Tempah, and headline-grabbing performances from Spice Girls, George Michael and Take That.
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jon O'Brien
Celebrating some of the biggest and most iconic acts that the British pop scene has ever produced, A Symphony of British Music: Music for the Closing Ceremony of London 2012 features 40 tracks that were performed at the Olympic Games spectacle. Alongside several pieces composed especially for the event by David Arnold ("Parade of the Athletes," "Medal Ceremony"), there are comedic turns from Eric Idle ("Always Look On the Bright Side of Life") and Russell Brand ("I Am the Walrus"), two collaborations between Jessie J, Taio Cruz, and Tinie Tempah, and headline-grabbing performances from Spice Girls, George Michael and Take That.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/18/2012
  • Label: Decca
  • UPC: 600753403266
  • Catalog Number: 001780202
  • Sales rank: 379,874

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Because - Urban Voices Collective (0:38)
  2. 2 Salut d'Amour - LSO (2:57)
  3. 3 Our House - Madness (2:29)
  4. 4 Parklife - Massed Bands of the Household Cavalry (1:14)
  5. 5 West End Girls (2:13)
  6. 6 Waterloo Sunset - Urban Voices Collective (3:22)
  7. 7 Read All About It - Emeli Sandé (5:58)
  8. 8 The Parade of Athletes - David Arnold (4:11)
  9. 9 Open Arms - Urban Voices Collective (4:47)
  10. 10 One Day Like This - Urban Voices Collective (6:45)
  11. 11 Running Up That Hill - Kate Bush (5:33)
  12. 12 Here Comes the Sun - Students of Smt. Chandrima Misra-Radha Mehta (2:37)
  13. 13 Medal Ceremony - David Arnold (2:29)
  14. 14 Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen (0:51)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Imagine - Liverpool Philharmonic Youth Choir (4:25)
  2. 2 White Light - George Michael (4:44)
  3. 3 Pinball Wizard - Kaiser Chiefs (3:02)
  4. 4 Fashion - David Bowie (3:33)
  5. 5 Little Bird - Annie Lennox (5:52)
  6. 6 Wish You Were Here - Ed Sheeran (3:32)
  7. 7 Pure Imagination - LSO (0:58)
  8. 8 I Am the Walrus - Bond (4:13)
  9. 9 Right Here, Right Now - Fatboy Slim (1:28)
  10. 10 The Rockafeller Skank - Fatboy Slim (1:45)
  11. 11 Price Tag/Written in the Stars/Dynamite - Jessie J (5:07)
  12. 12 You Should Be Dancing - Jessie J (2:02)
  13. 13 Wannabe/Spice Up Your Life - Spice Girls (3:34)
  14. 14 Always Look on the Bright Side of Life - Eric Idle (4:38)
  15. 15 Survival - Muse (4:18)
  16. 16 Queen Medley: Day-O/Brighton Rock - Queen (1:48)
  17. 17 We Will Rock You - Jessie J (2:41)
  18. 18 Olympic Anthem - The London Welsh Rugby Choir (2:48)
  19. 19 Extinguishing the Flame - LSO (0:58)
  20. 20 Rule the World - Take That (4:14)
  21. 21 Spirit of the Flame - David Arnold (4:26)
  22. 22 Baba O'Riley - The Who (2:44)
  23. 23 See Me, Feel Me - The Who (2:38)
  24. 24 My Generation - The Who (1:37)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Roger Daltrey Vocals
Freddie Mercury Piano, Vocals, Background Vocals
George Michael Vocals
Pete Townshend Guitar, Vocals
Brian May Guitar, Background Vocals
Roger Taylor Background Vocals
Annie Lennox Vocals
Ray Davies Guitar, Vocals
John Deacon Bass Guitar
Eric Idle Vocals
Julian Lloyd Webber Cello
Steve Sidwell Conductor
Guy Garvey Vocals
Dr. Luke Drums, Keyboards
Craig Potter Keyboards
Mark Potter Guitar
Pete Turner Bass
Richard Jupp Drums
Taio Cruz Vocals
Russell Brand Vocals
Butch Coleman Bass Guitar
Benny Blanco Drums, Keyboards
Emeli Sandé Vocals
Jessie J Vocals
Ed Sheeran Vocals
Gavin Powell Piano
Technical Credits
Edward Elgar Composer
David Bowie Composer
Kate Bush Composer
George Harrison Composer
John Lennon Composer
Paul McCartney Composer
Freddie Mercury Composer
George Michael Composer
Queen Producer
Pete Townshend Composer
Joe Walsh Composer
Brian May Composer
Robin Gibb Composer
Annie Lennox Composer
Ray Davies Composer
Barry Gibb Composer
Nicholas Dodd Orchestration
Take That Composer
Damon Albarn Composer
David Arnold Composer, Director, Producer, Liner Notes
Roy Thomas Baker Producer
Leslie Bricusse Composer
Norman Cook Composer
Graham Coxon Composer
Maurice Gibb Composer
Alex James Composer
Chris Lowe Composer
Bob Ludwig Mastering
Gary Lyons Engineer
Anthony Newley Composer
Dale Peters Composer
Michael Price Orchestration
Matt Rowe Composer
Neil Tennant Composer
Eric Turner Composer
Dick Beetham Mastering
John Edward Composer
Rob Playford Producer
Cathal Smyth Composer
Ray Staff Mastering
Geri Halliwell Composer
Emily Wright Engineer
Melanie Brown Composer
Victoria Adams Composer
Emma Bunton Composer
Guy Garvey Composer
Dr. Luke Programming, Producer
Elbow Composer
Craig Potter Composer
Mark Potter Composer
Richard Jupp Composer
John Hanes Engineer
Matthew Bellamy Composer
Charlie Bernardo Composer
Claude Kelly Composer
Anthony Weedon Orchestration
Benny Blanco Programming, Producer
Kim Gavin Liner Notes
Toby Pitman Producer
Christopher Foreman Composer
Sam Holland Engineer
Ben Foster Orchestration
Jessica Cornish Composer
B. Levin Composer
James Devlin Composer
Richard "Biff" Stannard Composer
David Rowntree Composer
Kostis Palamas Composer
Chris "Tek" O'Ryan Engineer
Mike Stone Engineer
Melanie Chisholm Composer
Patrick Okogwu Composer
Lukasz Gottwald Composer
Bobby Ray Simmons Jr. Composer
Peter James Turner Composer
Shahid Khan Composer
Spyridon Samaras Composer
Adele Emily Sande Composer
Eric Idele Composer
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