Downton Abbey: The Essential Collection

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All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
Downton Abbey: The Essential Collection was released to coincide with the launch of the incredibly popular British period drama's third season. Like its 2011 predecessor, the collection relies almost solely on composer John Lunn's evocative score, which has become as synonymous with the series as the lavish costumes and immaculately detailed finery. The soundtrack features instrumental and vocal versions of the instantly familiar title sequence, the latter of which is performed by Mary Jess Leaverland; incidental music, a new vocal track, "I'll Count the Days," from Rebecca Ferguson with lyrics by Don Black, and covers of "Every Breath You Take" and "With or ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
Downton Abbey: The Essential Collection was released to coincide with the launch of the incredibly popular British period drama's third season. Like its 2011 predecessor, the collection relies almost solely on composer John Lunn's evocative score, which has become as synonymous with the series as the lavish costumes and immaculately detailed finery. The soundtrack features instrumental and vocal versions of the instantly familiar title sequence, the latter of which is performed by Mary Jess Leaverland; incidental music, a new vocal track, "I'll Count the Days," from Rebecca Ferguson with lyrics by Don Black, and covers of "Every Breath You Take" and "With or Without You," from the Scala & Kolacny Brothers. Unlike the period outfits, this very thorough and expertly sequenced Essential Collection, leaves little to the imagination.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/19/2012
  • Label: Decca
  • UPC: 602537144655
  • Catalog Number: 1774302
  • Sales rank: 19,947

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 The Suite - The Chamber Orchestra of London (7:09)
  2. 2 Love and the Hunter - The Chamber Orchestra of London (3:18)
  3. 3 Emancipation - The Chamber Orchestra of London (2:16)
  4. 4 Story of My Life - The Chamber Orchestra of London (1:58)
  5. 5 Did I Make the Most of Loving You? - The Chamber Orchestra of London (4:14)
  6. 6 Nothing to Forgive - The Chamber Orchestra of London (2:34)
  7. 7 Fashion - The Chamber Orchestra of London (1:19)
  8. 8 Damaged - The Chamber Orchestra of London (5:24)
  9. 9 New World - The Chamber Orchestra of London (1:51)
  10. 10 I'll Count the Days - The Chamber Orchestra of London (2:41)
  11. 11 The Fallen - The Chamber Orchestra of London (3:01)
  12. 12 A Glimpse of Happiness - The Chamber Orchestra of London (2:03)
  13. 13 Elopement - The Chamber Orchestra of London (4:44)
  14. 14 Preparation - The Chamber Orchestra of London (3:26)
  15. 15 Us and Them - The Chamber Orchestra of London (1:53)
  16. 16 Patrick - The Chamber Orchestra of London (1:52)
  17. 17 Deception - The Chamber Orchestra of London (2:50)
  18. 18 A Dangerous Path - The Chamber Orchestra of London (3:13)
  19. 19 With or Without You - Scala & Kolacny Brothers (4:34)
  20. 20 Violet - The Chamber Orchestra of London (1:55)
  21. 21 An Ideal Marriage - The Chamber Orchestra of London (2:45)
  22. 22 A Song and a Dance - The Chamber Orchestra of London (1:28)
  23. 23 Every Breath You Take - Scala & Kolacny Brothers (4:27)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Scala Choir, Chorus
John Lunn Piano
Kolacny Brothers Group
Steven Kolacny Piano
Stijn Kolacny Conductor
Alastair King Conductor
Rebecca Ferguson Vocals
Mary-Jess Leaverland Vocals
The Chamber Orchestra of London Performing Ensemble
Technical Credits
Sting Composer
The Edge Composer
Don Black Songwriter
Adam Clayton Composer
Larry Mullen Jr. Composer
Paul Hewson Composer
Nick Watson Mastering
John Lunn Composer, Producer, Executive Producer
Steven Kolacny Producer
Stijn Kolacny Producer
Gareth Neame Executive Producer
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