Full Musical Play List of The Opening Ceremony

BATD ON Jul 28, 2012 AT 10:47 am

A nation loves Danny Boyle

A nation loves Danny Boyle

The entirety of ‘Isles of Wonder – Music For The Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics’ is available for purchase now digitally and released on other formats 2nd August.

Available from http://itunes.apple.com/preorder/id545454503

‘Isles of Wonder’, takes its title from The Tempest’s ‘Isles of Wonder speech’, which inspired the theme of the opening ceremony. As well as including newly composed music by Underworld, the album will also feature choirs, orchestras, vocalists and musicians alongside the chimes of a specially commissioned 23-ton bell.

We all watched and listened in wonder when Danny Boyle celebrated our unique British musical talent with music from William Blake to The Clash, we also heard The Sex Pistols, New Order and OMD. Live performances by Dizzee Rascal, the Arctic Monkeys and Emeli Sande had us all dancing and crying around our living rooms.

My twitter was buzzing with messages all over the world, everyone saying how fantastic the show was but mostly how much they love our musical talent, we all felt proud, the cynics shut up and suddenly it all made sense. The world was looking at London and whether they got it or not, we didn’t care it looked spectacular and it was the most originally opening ceremony the Olympics has ever seen and we did that.

The music directors of the Olympic opening ceremony are Underworld, the British electronic music duo, comprised of Rick Smith and Karl Hyde. The musical partnership has previously worked with Danny Boyle, the filmmaker and artistic director of the opening ceremony, on film soundtracks such as Trainspotting and The Beach.

CD1 Isles of Wonder

1.Frank Turner – I Still Believe
2.Four Nations Choirs – Jerusalem, Flower of Scotland, Bread of Heaven
3.LSO On Track Orchestra & Francois Xavier Roth – Nimrod
4.Underworld feat. Dame Evelyn Glennie and the Pademonoium Drummers – And I will Kiss
5.Mike Oldfield – Tubular Bells / In Dulci Jubilo
6. LSO – Chariots of Fire
7.Blanck Mass & LSO – Sundowner
8.Dizzee Rascal – Bonkers
9.A.R. Rahman – Nimma Nimma
10.Emeli Sande – Heaven
11.Emeli Sande – Abide with me
12.Arctic Monkeys – I bet you look good on the dancefloor / Come Together
14.Underworld – Caliban’s Dream

CD2 Welcome

1.Chemical Brothers – Galvanize
2.High Contrast – Moon watcher
3.Underworld – Always Loved a film
4.Underworld – Dark and Long
5.Pet Shop Boys – West End Girls
6.Underworld – Minneapolis
7.High Contrast – Reach
8.High Contrast – Ghost Dance
9.Underworld – Confusion the waitress
10.Wretch 32 – Traktor
11.F Buttons – Olympians
12.High Contrast – Can’t stop the fire
13.Underworld – Moon in Water
14.Underworld – Crocodile
15.U2 – Where the streets have no name
16.High Contrast – For Years
17.Underworld – Dirty Epic
18.High Contrast – The long way home
19.Underworld – Dark and Long
20.Underworld – Rez
21.David Bowie – Heroes (Team GB)
22. Chemical Brothers – Galvanize

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