Now That's What I Call Britain

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All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
Now That's What I Call Britain offers Anglophiles an overflowing Pimm's Cup of all things Britannia. Disc one focuses on pipe bands, orchestras, and choirs, with highlights coming from tried-and-true nationalistic set pieces like "The Dam Busters March," "The British Grenadiers," and, of course, "God Save the Queen," while disc two shifts its gaze to 20th century radio staples from the likes of Vera Lynn, Gracie Fields, Ralph McTell, Cliff Richard, Tom Jones, and even the Kinks -- it's not all good-natured propaganda, though, as evidenced by the inclusion of songs like "Rocket Man" Elton John, "Something in the Air" Thunderclap Newman, and "The Air That I ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
Now That's What I Call Britain offers Anglophiles an overflowing Pimm's Cup of all things Britannia. Disc one focuses on pipe bands, orchestras, and choirs, with highlights coming from tried-and-true nationalistic set pieces like "The Dam Busters March," "The British Grenadiers," and, of course, "God Save the Queen," while disc two shifts its gaze to 20th century radio staples from the likes of Vera Lynn, Gracie Fields, Ralph McTell, Cliff Richard, Tom Jones, and even the Kinks -- it's not all good-natured propaganda, though, as evidenced by the inclusion of songs like "Rocket Man" Elton John, "Something in the Air" Thunderclap Newman, and "The Air That I Breathe" the Hollies. It's all in good fun, but like most thematic digital-age compilations, Now That's What I Call Britain feels a little more like a computer-generated "smart" playlist than it does a thoughtfully researched history lesson.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/29/2012
  • Label: Universal Uk
  • UPC: 600753384718
  • Catalog Number: 5338471
  • Sales rank: 211,230

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Land of Hope and Glory - Royal Choral Society (5:52)
  2. 2 Rule Britannia - Della Jones (4:47)
  3. 3 Abide With Me (4:21)
  4. 4 Auld Lang Syne - Royal Scots Dragoon Guards (3:56)
  5. 5 The Dam Busters March - Central Band of the Royal Air Force (3:52)
  6. 6 Amazing Grace - Royal Scots Dragoon Guards (4:57)
  7. 7 Nimrod - BBC Concert Orchestra (4:07)
  8. 8 Benedictus - New College Choir, Oxford (4:02)
  9. 9 Guide Me O Thou Redeemer - Fron Male Voice Choir (2:48)
  10. 10 Fantasia On Greensleeves - Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields (4:24)
  11. 11 Pomp and Circumstance March No.4 - BBC Concert Orchestra (4:54)
  12. 12 The Procession of the Bride (the Introit) - I Was Glad (the Procession of t - The Choir of Westmister Abbey (5:37)
  13. 13 Colonel Bogey - Band of Coldstream Guards (3:42)
  14. 14 A Life on the Ocean Wave - Band of H.M. Royal Marines (1:01)
  15. 15 The British Grenadiers - Band of Coldstream Guards (2:43)
  16. 16 Scottish Medley: the Dark Isle; Flower of Scotland; Skye Boat Song - Royal Scots Dragoon Guards (7:28)
  17. 17 British Radio Classics (The Archers, Sailing By, Desert Island Discs, C - Band of Coldstream Guards (4:24)
  18. 18 Zadok the Priest - Royal Choral Society (5:06)
  19. 19 God Save the Queen - Royal Choral Society (0:54)
Disc 2
  1. 1 (There'll Be Bluebirds Over) the White Cliffs of Dover - Vera Lynn (3:16)
  2. 2 I Vow To Thee, My Country - Katherine Jenkins (3:08)
  3. 3 Jerusalem - Alfie Boe (2:16)
  4. 4 Race To the End (Chariots of Fire) - Laura Wright (3:11)
  5. 5 Wherever You Are - Military Wives (2:51)
  6. 6 Land of My Fathers - Bryn Terfel (2:13)
  7. 7 Did I Make the Most of Loving You - Mary-Jess Leaverland (4:14)
  8. 8 Now Is the Hour - Gracie Fields (3:07)
  9. 9 We'll Meet Again - Vera Lynn (3:01)
  10. 10 Release Me - Engelbert Humperdinck (3:19)
  11. 11 Summer Holiday - The Shadows (2:17)
  12. 12 It's Not Unusual - Tom Jones (2:00)
  13. 13 Rocket Man (I Think It's Going To Be a Long Long Time) - Elton John (4:42)
  14. 14 You'll Never Walk Alone - Gerry & the Pacemakers (2:39)
  15. 15 The Air That I Breathe - The Hollies (4:12)
  16. 16 Something In the Air - Thunderclap Newman (3:56)
  17. 17 Streets of London - Ralph McTell (4:08)
  18. 18 You Don't Have To Say You Love Me - Dusty Springfield (2:49)
  19. 19 Downtown - Petula Clark (3:06)
  20. 20 Shout - Lulu & the Luvvers (2:53)
  21. 21 Waterloo Sunset - The Kinks (3:14)
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Album Credits

Technical Credits
Eric Coates Composer
Edward Elgar Composer
George Frideric Handel Composer
Hubert Parry Composer
Ralph Vaughan Williams Composer
Ralph McTell Composer
Jon Anderson Composer
Elton John Composer
Richard Rodgers Composer
Brian Bennett Composer
Albert Hammond Composer
Ray Davies Composer
Simon Napier-Bell Composer
Don Black Composer
Al DeLory Composer
Oscar Hammerstein II Composer
Tony Hatch Composer
Ronald Isley Composer
Rudolph Isley Composer
Walter Kent Composer
Gordon Mills Composer
Vangelis Composer
Barrington Pheloung Composer
Bernie Taupin Composer
Bruce Welch Composer
Vicki Wickham Composer
William Henry Monk Composer
Henry Russell Composer
Les Reed Composer
Henry Francis Lyte Composer
Ronald Binge Composer
Nat Burton Composer
Dub Williams Composer
Robert Yount Composer
John Lunn Composer
Traditional Composer
Vito Pallavicini Composer
John Williams Composer
Eddie Miller Composer
Ross Parker Composer
Paul Mealor Composer
John Keen Composer
Evan James Composer
Mike Hazlewood Composer
O'Kelly Isley Jr. Composer
P. Giuseppe Donnagio Composer
Cwn Rhondda Composer
Hugh Charles Composer
John Hughes Composer
Thomas Augustine Arne Composer
Arthur Wood Composer
James Thomason Composer
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