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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

Overview

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.

Product Details

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

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Technical Credits

Thomas Arne   Composer
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
Arthur Wood   Composer
James Thomason   Composer

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