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Various Artists: A Symphony of British Music: Music for the Closing Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games

Audio Samples

>Because - Urban Voices Collective
>Salut D'amour - Stomp/LSO/London Symphony Orchestra/Julian Lloyd Webber - (featuring Timothy Spall)
>Our House - Madness
>Parklife [Excerpt] - Bands Of The Household Division/Massed Bands of the Household Cavalry
>West End Girls - Pet Shop Boys
>Waterloo Sunset - LSO/Urban Voices Collective/Ray Davies/London Symphony Orchestra
>Read All About It
>Parade of Athletes, The - David Arnold
>Open Arms - LSO/Urban Voices Collective/London Symphony Orchestra
>One Day Like This - LSO/Urban Voices Collective/London Symphony Orchestra
>Running Up That Hill [A Deal With God Remix] - Kate Bush (remix)
>Here Comes the Sun - David Arnold/Toby Pitman/Pete Lockett/Urban Voices Collective/Varun Verma/Rahda Meta/Prabhat Rao/Elspeth Hanson/Bilwal Iyer/Students of Smt. Chandrima Misra-Radha Mehta/Tania Davis/Gay-Yee Westerhoff/Eos Chater
>Medal Ceremony - David Arnold
>Bohemian Rhapsody [Excerpt]
>Imagine - Liverpool Philharmonic Youth Choir/John Lennon
>White Light
>Pinball Wizard - Kaiser Chiefs
>Fashion - David Bowie
>Little Bird - Annie Lennox
>Wish You Were Here - David Arnold/Richard Jones/Ed Sheeran/Mike Rutherford/Nick Mason
>Pure Imagination - LSO/London Symphony Orchestra
>I Am the Walrus - Russell Brand/Bond
>Right Here, Right Now [Excerpt] - Fatboy Slim
>Rockafeller Skank [Excerpt], The - Fatboy Slim
>Price Tag/Written in the Stars/Dynamite - Taio Cruz/Tinie Tempah/Jessie J - (featuring Eric Turner)
>You Should Be Dancing - Bee Gees - (featuring Taio Cruz/Tinie Tempah/Jessie J)
>Wannabe/Spice Up Your Life - Spice Girls
>Always Look on the Bright Side of Life - Eric Idle
>Survival - Muse
>Queen Medley: Day-O/Brighton Rock
>We Will Rock You - Jessie J/Queen
>Olympic Anthem - London Welsh Male Choir/LSO/The London Welsh Rugby Choir/London Symphony Orchestra
>Extinguishing the Flame - LSO/London Symphony Orchestra
>Rule the World - Take That
>Spirit of the Flame - David Arnold
>Baba O'Riley [Edited Version]
>See Me, Feel Me [Edited Version]
>My Generation [Excerpt]

Track List

>Because - Urban Voices Collective
>Salut D'amour - Stomp/LSO/London Symphony Orchestra/Julian Lloyd Webber - (featuring Timothy Spall)
>Our House - Madness
>Parklife [Excerpt] - Bands Of The Household Division/Massed Bands of the Household Cavalry
>West End Girls - Pet Shop Boys
>Waterloo Sunset - LSO/Urban Voices Collective/Ray Davies/London Symphony Orchestra
>Read All About It
>Parade of Athletes, The - David Arnold
>Open Arms - LSO/Urban Voices Collective/London Symphony Orchestra
>One Day Like This - LSO/Urban Voices Collective/London Symphony Orchestra
>Running Up That Hill [A Deal With God Remix] - Kate Bush (remix)
>Here Comes the Sun - David Arnold/Toby Pitman/Pete Lockett/Urban Voices Collective/Varun Verma/Rahda Meta/Prabhat Rao/Elspeth Hanson/Bilwal Iyer/Students of Smt. Chandrima Misra-Radha Mehta/Tania Davis/Gay-Yee Westerhoff/Eos Chater
>Medal Ceremony - David Arnold
>Bohemian Rhapsody [Excerpt]
>Imagine - Liverpool Philharmonic Youth Choir/John Lennon
>White Light
>Pinball Wizard - Kaiser Chiefs
>Fashion - David Bowie
>Little Bird - Annie Lennox
>Wish You Were Here - David Arnold/Richard Jones/Ed Sheeran/Mike Rutherford/Nick Mason
>Pure Imagination - LSO/London Symphony Orchestra
>I Am the Walrus - Russell Brand/Bond
>Right Here, Right Now [Excerpt] - Fatboy Slim
>Rockafeller Skank [Excerpt], The - Fatboy Slim
>Price Tag/Written in the Stars/Dynamite - Taio Cruz/Tinie Tempah/Jessie J - (featuring Eric Turner)
>You Should Be Dancing - Bee Gees - (featuring Taio Cruz/Tinie Tempah/Jessie J)
>Wannabe/Spice Up Your Life - Spice Girls
>Always Look on the Bright Side of Life - Eric Idle
>Survival - Muse
>Queen Medley: Day-O/Brighton Rock
>We Will Rock You - Jessie J/Queen
>Olympic Anthem - London Welsh Male Choir/LSO/The London Welsh Rugby Choir/London Symphony Orchestra
>Extinguishing the Flame - LSO/London Symphony Orchestra
>Rule the World - Take That
>Spirit of the Flame - David Arnold
>Baba O'Riley [Edited Version]
>See Me, Feel Me [Edited Version]
>My Generation [Excerpt]

Album Notes

Audio Mixers: Chris Barrett ; Fiona Cruickshank; Olga Fitzroy; Jon Bailey; Tom Bailey ; Adam Miller ; Geoff Foster ; John Prestage; Lawrence Anslow; Nick Wollage; Rupert Coulson.

Liner Note Authors: David Arnold; Kim Gavin.

Recording information: A Side Studios, Stockholm Sweden; Abbey Road Studios, London, England; Air Studios, Lyndhurst Hall, London; Conway Studios, Los Angeles, CA; Dr. Luke's, Los Angeles, CA; GCR Audio, Buffalo, NY; Henson Recording Studios, Hollywood, CA USA; Lansdowne; Olympic; Rockfield; Rokstarr Studios, London; Roundhouse; Sarm; Scorpio; Stadium Red Studios, New York, NY; The Milano Studio, London.

Director: David Arnold.

Celebrating some of the biggest and most iconic acts that the British pop scene has ever produced, A Symphony of British Music: Music for the Closing Ceremony of London 2012 features 40 tracks that were performed at the Olympic Games spectacle. Alongside several pieces composed especially for the event by David Arnold ("Parade of the Athletes," "Medal Ceremony"), there are comedic turns from Eric Idle ("Always Look On the Bright Side of Life") and Russell Brand ("I Am the Walrus"), two collaborations between Jessie J, Taio Cruz, and Tinie Tempah, and headline-grabbing performances from Spice Girls, George Michael and Take That. ~ Jon O'Brien



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