Now That's What I Call Britain

Now That's What I Call Britain

     
 

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…  See more details below

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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:
05/29/2012
Label:
Universal Uk
UPC:
0600753384718
catalogNumber:
5338471

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Land of Hope and Glory  -  Royal Choral Society
  2. Rule Britannia  - Della Jones
  3. Abide With Me
  4. Auld Lang Syne  -  Royal Scots Dragoon Guards
  5. The Dam Busters March  -  Central Band of the Royal Air Force
  6. Amazing Grace  -  Royal Scots Dragoon Guards
  7. Nimrod  -  BBC Concert Orchestra
  8. Benedictus  -  New College Choir, Oxford
  9. Guide Me O Thou Redeemer  -  Fron Male Voice Choir
  10. Fantasia On Greensleeves  -  Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields
  11. Pomp and Circumstance March No.4  -  BBC Concert Orchestra
  12. The Procession of the Bride (the Introit) - I Was Glad (the Procession of t  -  Choir of Westmister Abbey
  13. Colonel Bogey  -  Band of Coldstream Guards
  14. A Life on the Ocean Wave  -  Band of H.M. Royal Marines
  15. The British Grenadiers  -  Band of Coldstream Guards
  16. Scottish Medley: the Dark Isle; Flower of Scotland; Skye Boat Song  -  Royal Scots Dragoon Guards
  17. British Radio Classics (The Archers, Sailing By, Desert Island Discs, C  -  Band of Coldstream Guards
  18. Zadok the Priest  -  Royal Choral Society
  19. God Save the Queen  -  Royal Choral Society

Disc 2

  1. (There'll Be Bluebirds Over) the White Cliffs of Dover  - Vera Lynn
  2. I Vow To Thee, My Country  - Katherine Jenkins
  3. Jerusalem  - Alfie Boe
  4. Race To the End (Chariots of Fire)  - Laura Wright
  5. Wherever You Are  -  Military Wives
  6. Land of My Fathers  - Bryn Terfel
  7. Did I Make the Most of Loving You  - Mary-Jess Leaverland
  8. Now Is the Hour  - Gracie Fields
  9. We'll Meet Again  - Vera Lynn
  10. Release Me  - Engelbert Humperdinck
  11. Summer Holiday  -  Shadows
  12. It's Not Unusual  - Tom Jones
  13. Rocket Man (I Think It's Going To Be a Long Long Time)  - Elton John
  14. You'll Never Walk Alone  -  Gerry & the Pacemakers
  15. The Air That I Breathe  -  Hollies
  16. Something In the Air  -  Thunderclap Newman
  17. Streets of London  - Ralph McTell
  18. You Don't Have To Say You Love Me  - Dusty Springfield
  19. Downtown  - Petula Clark
  20. Shout  -  Lulu & the Luvvers
  21. Waterloo Sunset  -  Kinks

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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
DeLory   Composer
Oscar Hammerstein   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
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   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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