Summon the Heroes

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All Music Guide - Jon O'Brien
Over a century after their first incarnation, the Band of H.M. Royal Marines released their first album with a major label (Decca), with this 17-track collection, Summon the Heroes. Recorded at BBC's Maida Vale Studios under the guidance of musical director Lt. Col. Nick Grace, the Portsmouth-based group of musicians performs an array of traditional sea shanties and naval songs ("A Life on the Ocean Wave," "Hands Across the Sea") in addition to covers of pop songs originally recorded by Rod Stewart ("Sailing") and Faith Hill ("There You'll Be"), a collaboration with Blackpool tenor Alfie Boe ("Over the Hills and Far Away"), and a unique musical adaptation of the 1939 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jon O'Brien
Over a century after their first incarnation, the Band of H.M. Royal Marines released their first album with a major label (Decca), with this 17-track collection, Summon the Heroes. Recorded at BBC's Maida Vale Studios under the guidance of musical director Lt. Col. Nick Grace, the Portsmouth-based group of musicians performs an array of traditional sea shanties and naval songs ("A Life on the Ocean Wave," "Hands Across the Sea") in addition to covers of pop songs originally recorded by Rod Stewart ("Sailing") and Faith Hill ("There You'll Be"), a collaboration with Blackpool tenor Alfie Boe ("Over the Hills and Far Away"), and a unique musical adaptation of the 1939 original "The King's Speech."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/22/2011
  • Label: Universal Uk
  • UPC: 602527802725
  • Catalog Number: 2780272
  • Sales rank: 18,792

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Band of H.M. Royal Marines Primary Artist, Band
Ann Miller Flute
Alfie Boe Vocals
Darren Loveday Guitar
Mary-Jess Leaverland Vocals
Lee Cullen Conductor
Justin Wilman Violin
Massed Corp of Drums of H.M. Royal Marines Band
Nick Grace Conductor
King George VI of England Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part
HMS Illustrious Ship's Choir Choir, Chorus
Technical Credits
Thomas Arne Composer
Edward Elgar Composer
John Philip Sousa Composer
John Williams [composer] Composer
Michael McDermott Arranger
Phil Coulter Composer
Rupert Coulson Engineering
John Stirling Management
Gavin Sutherland Composer
John Tams Composer
Jay Ungar Composer
Diane Warren Composer
Henry Russell Composer
Ray Staff Mastering
Traditional Composer
Jon Cohen Producer
Guy Worth Recording Assistant
Danny Birt Composer
Tom Hodge Producer
Henry J. Wood Arranger
Donna Duggan Marketing Consultant
Spoken Word Composer
F. Vivian Dunn Composer
Andy Deacon Producer, Engineering
William J. Duthoit Arranger
John Bacchus Dykes Composer
F.J. Ricketts Arranger
Austen Jux Chandler Engineering
Jeffrey Cohen Arranger
Mike Water Recording Assistant
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