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Olympic Theme Statue Kiev UkraineInformation guide for Official Olympic Albums and where to purchase Olympic music of the Summer and Winter Olympic Opening and Closing Ceremonies.

If you are a fan of the Olympic and Paralympic Games and want purchase information for available Olympic albums, soundtracks or individual MP3 digital song downloads, perhaps I can assist.

In most cases I have found people are looking for an official song, recording or playlist by artists performing during a Summer or Winter Games Opening and Closing Ceremony.

Finding official music albums sanctioned by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) can be time consuming so my objective is to provide accurate assistance to visitors.

Since I have covered music news related to the Olympic Games for several years, I can pass along detailed information on the availability of specific Olympic music selections and purchasing details like where to sample or buy official albums.

Whether you want to buy the official music of the Sochi Opening and Closing Ceremonies or find authorized albums from past Olympic Games, availability varies for each Olympic venue.

Even if an authentic recording is offered they don’t get much marketing support from the IOC, and some albums or soundtracks are available for purchase while others are not.

For example the newest release, Official Album of Sochi 2014 Olympic Games, was made available on February 3, 2014. Another example is Isles Of Wonder: Music For The Opening Ceremony Of The London 2012 Olympic Games, & Enlightenment – Music for the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Paralympic Games are available, and can easily be found at online retail stores like iTunes or Amazon.

Athena Olympic Themed StatueLikewise there are additional official albums to sample or purchase from earlier Opening and Closing Olympic Ceremonies. Each are unique in their own way, and provided below is a list of available albums to choose from.

In the event an album is not offered and you want to find a track list of songs by performing artists so you may purchase the individual songs yourself, creating your own playlist can be obtained by several methods.

Major news organizations, especially a news organization in the host country, provide an accurate description of the ceremony events in the specific order they were performed.

Another source to find an official album or list of artists and a track list of songs is Wikipedia. Simply enter search criteria related to the specific Olympic Opening or Closing Ceremony of the host country you are looking for. Various sporting or music blogs, including this one, provide accurate, detailed information for their visitors too.

One word of advice is to make a determination of whether or not the album or songs you want to buy are actual selections from an authorized album. This is especially true when searching for an official Olympic album at online retailers like iTunes, Amazon, CDBaby. The album cover and product details will tell you a lot, since they are marketed as “un-official.”

Music artists will sometimes market a “tribute album” which is made in good faith in honor of the games, but they are not endorsed by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

Olympic Theme Statue Kiev UkraineThe majority of artists will show integrity by clearly indicating the marketing status of their music product as a tribute album only.

You can usually determine tribute albums by checking the release date, which typically show the date released days or months prior to an Olympic Games Opening Ceremony.

Tribute albums can be original music or have a playlist of national anthems, ceremony fanfares and theme songs of the actual music. Although these are not authentic releases, tribute albums and songs can be a worthwhile product to purchase.

Many available products are professional symphony pieces performed by famous concert orchestras, but they too are merely offering their version of an actual song.

One final piece of information concerning official Olympic music is the fact most official albums are not a recorded live performance of an Opening and Closing Ceremony itself.

In other words the selections you may be interested in purchasing might not be in the order performed, and specific songs may be added or various artists may not be included in the official version. All things considered, authentic Olympic and Paralympic albums are of course, a one of a kind collectable recording.

With the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil two years away, it is unknown at this time whether there will be an official Rio Summer Games album. One feature we can count on and look forward to is the Rio Olympic Opening and Closing ceremonies. The Rio 2016 Summer Olympics are sure to be as thrilling as the Brazilian Carnivals themselves!

Find a list of official Olympic albums at Amazon.com, and read my category section dedicated to Official Olympic Songs. Big Stock Photos of statues in Kiev, Ukraine and Vienna, Austria by Dogi78, Jozo & Kyolshin.

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Official Albums of OlympicsOfficial Summer and Winter Olympic Album Collection.

With the Closing Ceremony of the Sochi Winter Olympic Games now over, many people will be looking to buy an official album of the Sochi Olympic and Paralympic Games. We can expect the same when Rio de Janeiro, Brazil hosts the Summer Olympic Games in 2016.

One authentic album available from the Sochi Winter Games is titled; Official Album of Sochi 2014 Olympic Games. There are also authentic albums from previous Olympic Games available too. Shown below is a collection of Olympic music now available. See you in Rio de Janeiro!

Sample the entire collection of Olympic albums at Amazon.com and read my category on Official Olympic Songs. Big Stock Photo by Siart.

Collection of official Olympic albums available for purchase:

Sochi Olympic Games AlbumOfficial London Olympic AlbumVancouver Olympic AlbumVancouver Olympic Closing AlbumOfficial Beijing Olympic AlbumAthens Olympic Opening Ceremony AlbumAthens Olympic Closing AlbumSalt Lake Utah Olympic AlbumOlympic Winter Games Album 20022000 Olympic Opening Ceremony1996 Olympic Games Album1988 Summer Olympics Album

1. Official Album of Sochi 2014 Olympic Games
2. Isles Of Wonder: Music For The Opening Ceremony Of The London 2012 Olympic Games
3. Sounds of Vancouver 2010: Opening Ceremony Commemorative Album
4. Sounds of Vancouver 2010: Olympic Winter Games – Closing Ceremony Commemorative
5. The Official Album for Beijing 2008 Olympic Games: One World One Dream
6. Unity – Athens 2004 -The Official Athens 2004 Olympic Games Album
7. Harmony: Athens 2004 Olympic Official Album
8. Salt Lake 2002 Official: Music of the Games
9. Light Up The Land: 2002 Olympic Winter Games
10. Games of the XXVII Olympiad – Official Music from the 2000 Sydney Opening Ceremonies
11. Rhythm Of The Games: 1996 Olympic Games Album
12. 1988 Summer Olympics Album: One Moment in Time
Official Sochi Olympic Music 2014Official Olympic Music for 2014: Sample or purchase the new Official Album of Sochi 2014 Olympic Games with 13 songs.

If you are a fan of the Olympic Games, and you would like to sample or purchase the official sanctioned album of the 2014 Olympic Games, this year proves to be a winning combination. Official albums are periodic over the years, but I am happy to report the inspiring 2014 Olympic Album is available.

This release titled; Official Album of Sochi 2014 Olympic Games, was issued February 3, 2014. The release with 13 songs includes anthems, pop songs, electronic dance music and classic hits, primarily up-tempo and sung in the Russian language.

There are countless Olympic album imitations, so significant is the fact this is an official release now made accessible to the public by officials of the Sochi Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Note: The 13 song CD album, MP3 album and digital song downloads of the new Official Album of Sochi 2014 Olympic Games is no longer available.

Official Album of Sochi 2014 Olympic Games – Artists and Songs:

1. Song: Anthem of Olympic Games 2014 by Artists: Valeriya, Dima Bilan, Sofiya Rotaru, Filipp Kirkorov, Yuliya Savicheva, Vladimir Presnyakov, Maks Pokrovskiy, Timati & Banda

2. Song: Olympic Dance by Artist: Alina Artts

3. Song: The Sky Has Us by Artists: Elka & Zmey

4. Song: Once More in Russia by Artists: Anna Sulitsyna & Valeriya

5. Song: Anthem of Olympic Games by Artists: Kirill Ukhanov & Dmitriy Koldun

6. Song: Olympic Games by Artists: Olesya Khalme & Alena Sviridova

7. Song: Time of Victories by Artists: Teni & Vladimir Presnyakov

8. Song: Olympic by Artists: Nafa & Buranovskie Babushki

9. Song: Olympic Flame by Artists: Sergey Ivanov & Zhanna Friske

10. Song: Hello, Olympic Games by Artists: Sergey Demin & Zhasmin

11. Song: Olympic Games in Sochi by Artists: Nikola Stasyuk Band & Korni

12. Song: Olympic Dream by Artists: Sergey Konkov & Aleksandr Buynov

13. Song: Light the Fire of Game On All the Earth by Artists: Anna Maslova & Denis Maydanov

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Sochi XXII Winter GamesList of Official Olympic Songs, Artist Names and Events already released prior to the Sochi Olympic Opening Ceremony.

With the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Opening Ceremony now over, nearly a billion people will be watching the international athletic sporting events held in, and around various locations near the host city of Sochi, Russia in 2014.

News about the official announcement of the music and artists who performed during the sporting events are likewise, of special interest as the first music performance during the Olympic Opening Ceremony on February 7, 2014 highlight the historic 22nd Winter Games in Russia.

The Sochi Organizing Committee (SOC) didn’t release the official list of artists and their songs prior to the music events, which includes the Olympic Opening Ceremony, Closing Ceremony, and Medal Awards ceremonies, but the good news is that there is a list of official songs and anthems released well before the extravagant Opening Ceremony.

Hits of the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games is a song compilation album released earlier, and are likely to be performed at an official venue.

Another song already released is the anthem for the Olympic Torch Relay titled We Are All Under the Sky. The official anthem by the band Kasta was performed by two singers from Russia named Elka and Anton Mishenin.

Olympics Fountain of FriendshipThis anthem was played during Olympic Torch Relay festivals in 2,900 Russian towns and villages. There is also the Sochi Olympic Theme Song titled Reach For The Top, sung by musicians Dima Bilan and Julia Savicheva.

In addition NBC’s coverage of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics included a song by American singer Danielle Bradbery. The song by Danielle Bradbery is titled My Day.

In addition a Russian music group named Red Rocks has been performing live during their nationwide concert tour comprised of 17 Russian cities.

Leading news publishers have implied classical music will be the theme, while another major Russian news source said we can expect a contemporary music theme.

One other news source said the music act Tatu is among the performing artists. Tatu is an international female Russian duo with a pop hit All The Things She Said.

Until the complete list of songs and artists who performed during the Olympic Opening Ceremony are known worldwide and officially announced by the SOC and IOC, here is a preview of official songs already released for the 22nd Winter Games and music to be performed at cultural events during the XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi.

In an earlier article about music related to the Sochi Olympics I let visitors know there are also inspirational songs available on the Olympic YouTube Channel. Most of the music backing the videos is upbeat, electronic songs but there is a lot of inspiring instrumental music played in the videos too.

Olympic International FlagsIf you are one of the estimated one million persons who plan to attend the Sochi Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games there is also a list of artists who will be performing live music and cultural events in and around Sochi.

Beginning February 5, 2014 to February 22, 2014, as part of Russia’s Cultural Olympiad, instrumental soloists, vocalists, and quartets are performing.

Other cultural events already scheduled are recitals and concert performances by several symphony orchestras and Russian folk ensembles at the Zimniy Theatre in Sochi, Adler Concert Hall, Organ Hall, in addition to other venues.

For complete schedule information on these live concert performances and events visit Culture.Sochi2014.com. For music played during previous Olympic and Paralympic Games visit my category section titled Official Olympic Songs. Big Stock Photos by HelleM – Stayanov – Cobalt88.

Sochi Olympics 2014Music News: Official Music played during Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games forthcoming.

With the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics and Paralympic Games less than one year away speculation has already begun on the choice of music selections for the historic athletic games to be held in, and various locations around the host city of Sochi, Russia in 2014.

An important aspect of the Olympic Games themselves is the official music performed during the Opening Ceremony, Closing Ceremony and all events like the Medal Award Ceremony. Interest in the music performed at venues from start to finish is equally popular.

At this point neither the International Olympic Committee (IOC) nor the Sochi Organizing Committee (SOC) has released the Official Music to be played during the games, but there is news of a song compilation album likely to be music played during the Olympics.

The first album titled Hits of the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games is 10 song compilation album release based on the Olympic theme. The artists performing the 10 songs were musicians selected during a music competition open to Russian citizens. The songs are being played on radio stations in Russia, but Hits of the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games is not yet available.

During the London 2012 Olympic Games the music of new age electronic instrumental artist Vangelis made a grand impression with his famed Chariots Of Fire song, which is a song selected from the motion picture soundtrack score on the Academy Award-Winning movie of the same title.

Olympic Music 2014The song Chariots Of Fire by Vangelis was an official theme song played extensively during the Medal Award Ceremonies and other venues. It’s hard to imagine a song better suited to the Olympic Games than Chariots Of Fire, but it will be interesting to see if music by Vangelis will be included in the 2014 Sochi Winter Games. I will present special music news coverage and updates for the Sochi Winter Olympics so check back for complete information about Official Olympic Music when made available.

The 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics will begin on February 7, 2014 with the Opening Ceremony and conclude on February 23, 2014 with the Closing Ceremony. The following Paralympic Games is set to begin March 7, 2014 and conclude on March 16, 2014. The Olympic Torch Relay begins in Moscow, Russia on October 7, 2013. The song video below is by an artist performing an electronic music composition while the video portion details plans and events for the Sochi 2014 Olympic Project.

To read more about the Hits of the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games compilation album by artists in Russia visit Sochi2014.com. For music played during previous Olympic and Paralympic Games visit my category section named Official Olympic Songs. Big Stock Photos – Jimbarber & Eskay Lim.

Grammy CD 2013Exclusive Song Compilation – Official 2013 GRAMMY® Nominees Compilation Album with 22 songs by 22 of today’s top artists.

Today on January 22, 2013 The Recording Academy released the GRAMMY® Nominees CD Album for 2013. This special vocal and instrumental release like previous year Nominees Song CDs is an exclusive compilation album by the overall number of songs by many of today’s most popular artists.

The 22 songs by contemporary artists are among the top tier of popular artists who are candidates in the 55th Annual GRAMMY® Awards scheduled for February 10, 2013 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.

For fans of vocal and instrumental songs in a variety of popular music genres it’s a chance to own an exclusive song collection of music made popular by celebrity vocal artists, many of which have made Billboard and top of the radio charts.

The GRAMMY® Nominees Song CD for 2013 shines by the diverse multiplicity of the artists and vocalists involved, all of which are contenders in this year’s Award Ceremony including Record Of The Year, Album Of The Year, Song Of The Year, Best New Artist, and additional categories in the world’s most prestigious award.

Grammy 2013This exclusive album is made available in the formats of CD or album download at Amazon and iTunes. Several customer album reviews at Amazon gave this release the highest rating. After sampling the 22 songs for myself it’s easy to see why.

The 22 artists on the GRAMMY® Nominees album for 2013 are: The Black Keys, Kelly Clarkson, Taylor Swift, Gotye, Katy Perry, Fun, Florence & The Machine, Pink, Maroon 5, Carly Rae Jepsen, Miguel, Ed Sheeran, Hunter Hayes, The Lumineers, Alabama Shakes, Mumford & Sons, Frank Ocean, Bruce Springsteen, Jack White, Muse, Coldplay, and Adele.

The 22 songs on the compilation album are: Lonely Boy, Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You), We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together, Somebody That I Used to Know (feat. Kimbra), Wide Awake, We Are Young, Shake It Out, Try, Payphone (Edited Version featuring Wiz Khalifa), Call Me Maybe, Adorn, The A Team, Wanted, Ho Hey, Hold On, I Will Wait, Pyramids, We Take Care Of Our Own, Freedom At 21, Madness, Charlie Brown, Set Fire To The Rain and (Live At The Royal Albert Hall).

A portion of the proceeds benefit two charitable organizations founded by The Recording Academy. Plus there are two chances to enter and win a trip to the Award Ceremonies in 2013 and 2014. Find information and sample or purchase at Amazon or iTunes by visiting 2013GrammyAlbum.com. Big Stock Photo – AnmFoto.

Performed Live Concert Review – The 15th Anniversary Concert: The Artists of Eversound Live 2012.

With the end of 2012 nearing, it will soon be my privilege to write several music award publications about the best new albums sent to me for review this year. With the ongoing count of nearly 200 CD album mailings sent to me for possible review this year alone and overwhelming number of superb albums to choose from making a decision is not going to be an easy task for one person to make.

The Artists of Eversound – LIVE!! 15th Anniversary Concert by music category alone is one of the most exclusive album selections from the rest by the total count of outstanding artists on one live concert album. The Artists of Eversound is a live compilation album featuring Eversound Label artists performing 12 songs during a live evening concert event in Santa Barbara, California during 2012. It’s a special song sampler of the very best the Eversound team has produced to date!

Every artist has their own individual style naturally, but if I were to make a statement in general regarding the entire artist directory it would include the quality of their instrumental skills and artisanship as a whole. Rarely do you find the universal characteristics of consistently beautiful melodies, upbeat rhythms and all-inclusive selection of wonderful vocalists like heard on the 15th Anniversary Concert album. With all things considered, presenting this quality group was an easy choice to make after all. With Christmas and the holiday gift giving season right around the corner, may I recommend the convenient and inexpensive gift of music to friends and family.

Visit EverSound.com to sample and purchase albums, and read detailed biographies at the Eversound Artists section. Shown below is the EverSound Ensemble Concert Trailer video. Cover artwork is courtesy eversound.com.

The 15th Anniversary Concert: The Artists of Eversound:

The 12 songs and artists are Joy to Joy – Stuart Hoffman, Courage to Change – Cara Tower, Our Love is Forever – Curtis Macdonald, Rumba Chulita – Manuel Iman, Serena Paz – Eduardo del Signore featuring Daya, Turning – Suzanne Ciani, Om Shanti – Diane Arkenstone, Heal Love, Be Love – Amanda Blue, When You Walk Into the Room – Steve McPeters, Santa Barbara – Manuel Iman, You Get More Beautiful – Stuart Hoffman featuring Daya, Always Remembering You – John Adorney featuring Daya. In addition to the artists, special guests are Fuzzbee Morse, Richard Hardy, and a 10 piece ensemble performed supporting instrumentals during the concert event in Santa Barbra, California.

Best of Progressive Rock Review – The Fusion Syndicate: Legendary Progressive Rock Superstars & Legendary Jazz Fusion Artists Unite on the New 2012 Progressive/Fusion Song Collection produced by Billy Sherwood.

Many of the best known names in progressive rock have come together on a collection of songs for a new album produced by famed guitarist, and former YES band member Billy Sherwood.

The Fusion Syndicate is an innovative 2012 release containing some of the best song collections of rock jazz fusion with a superstar cast and crew of music legends. This time around intricate rhythms and soulful improvisation dazzle, in a best new album in 2012 – The Fusion Syndicate.

Featuring top artists in the progressive rock, and jazz fusion scene The Fusion Syndicate boasts performances by best artists in their class like Brand X, Dream Theater, Hawkwind, King Crimson, Mahavishnu Orchestra,  Porcupine Tree, Soft Machine, Spyrogyra, Tool, Yellowjackets, YES, and others.

Earlier this year Billy Sherwood produced The Prog Collective & Songs Of The Century which combined, features a superstar cast and crew of none other than John Wetton (Asia), Tony Levin (King Crimson), Jerry Goodman (Mahavishnu Orchestra), Richard Page (Mr. Mister), Geoff Downes (Yes/Asia), Alan Parsons (Alan Parsons Project), Chris Squire (Yes), Rick Wakeman (Yes), Larry Fast (Peter Gabriel).

The stellar lineup of famed performing progressive rock artists also include John Wesley (Porcupine Tree), Mickey Thomas (Starship), Steve Morse (Deep Purple) & Tony Kaye (Yes), Richard Page (Mr. Mister) & Peter Banks (Yes), Colin Moulding (XTC) & Geoff Downes (Yes/Asia), Annie Haslam (Renaissance) & David Sancious (Bruce Springsteen s E Street Band), Gary Green (Gentle Giant) & Jordan Rudess (Dream Theater), Roye Albrighton (Nektar) & Steve Porcaro (Toto), Joe Lynn Turner (Rainbow), Rod Argent (The Zombies), Robby Krieger (The Doors), and Dave Kerzner.

Billy Sherwood has also released his sixth solo album Art Of Survival in 2012. This year yielded a bounty of the best progressive rock albums to choose from, but in terms of a one of a kind collection of songs like this, where else can you find a lineup of legendary progressive rockers like this on a single album. Put another way, The Fusion Syndicate is one of the best new song collections featuring an extensive lineup of legendary progressive rock artists.

To sample or purchase visit Cleopatra Records store for The Fusion Syndicate. Cover artwork courtesy cleorecs.com.

The Fusion Syndicate – Best of Progressive Rock Artists and Songs:

Artists performing on The Fusion Syndicate include: Rick Wakeman (Yes), Jerry Goodman (Mahavishnu Orchestra), Nik Turner (Hawkwind), Jimmy Haslip (Yellowjackets/Alan Holdsworth), Steve Stevens, Jordan Rudess (Dream Theater/Liquid Tension Experiment), Mel Collins (King Crimson), Colin Edwin (Porcupine Tree), Billy Cobham (Mahavishnu Orchestra), Jay Beckenstein (Spyrogyra), Billy Sheehan (Steve Vai), Gavin Harrison (Porcupine Tree), David Sancious (The E Street Band), Larry Coryell, Derek Sherinian (Dream Theater/Black Country Communion), Eric Marienthal (Chick Corea Elektric Band), Chester Thompson (Genesis/Frank Zappa), Steve Morse (Dixie Dreggs/Deep Purple), Jim Beard (Mahavishnu Orchestra), Randy Brecker (Blood, Sweat & Tears/Brecker Brothers), Percy Jones (Soft Machine/Brand X), John Etheridge (Soft Machine), Tony Kaye (Yes), Chad Wackerman (Frank Zappa), Steve Hillage (Gong), Scott Kinsey (Tribal Tech), Theo Travis (Steven Wilson Band), Justin Chancellor (Tool), Asaf Sirkis, (The Orient House Ensemble).

The Fusion Syndicate songs: 1. Random Acts Of Science 2. Stone Cold Infusion 3. Molecular Breakdown 4. Particle Accelerations 5. At The Edge Of The Middle 6. Atom Smashing 7. In The Spirit Of.

Official Albums & Songs – London Paralympics 2012. Sample or Purchase Paralympic Theme Music of the Opening Ceremony, Closing Ceremony and Official London Philharmonic Orchestra Soundtrack.

If you are one of the projected billion people watching the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, you were surely impressed by the manner in which London represented athletes of many nations in the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Like the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the Olympics, the London Paralympic Opening Ceremony was equally grand. With the Paralympic Closing Ceremony scheduled to begin on September 9, 2012, the artists and music is sure to be a hit with television viewers and those in attendance. Even after the final close of the games on September 9th, the official music is going to be a winning collection of hit songs and albums.

Speculation has already begun for the official Closing Ceremony Music for the London 2012 Paralympic Games. During the Closing Ceremony there will be a parade of athletes and a long standing tradition when London hands over the Olympic Torch to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in preparation for the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

The London Closing Ceremony called Festival of Flame is expected to include a cast of thousands, with the British group Coldplay being the headlining act, along with performers Jay-Z and Rihanna. Other performers are said to be Jamiroquai, Bruno Mars, Jay Sean, and a orchestra of musicians with disabilities.

If you wish to sample or purchase the Official Paralympic Music and London Philharmonic Orchestra Soundtrack, here are the albums currently available. The 3 disc collection of National Anthems by the London Philharmonic Orchestra is of particular interest since there hasn’t been a lot written about this official collection of music for the London 2012 Paralympics.

Enlightenment – Music for the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Paralympic Games is the first album. This is the title given to the 18 songs total by Various Artists. Celebrating the spirit of the Olympic Games, the 18 songs on Enlightenment were made available at iTunes on August 20, 2012.

The 18 songs available as a complete album or individuals downloads are primarily numbers from the London Symphony Orchestra including Entry of the Flame, with other songs by Barts Choir, The London C, Orbital & Graeae Theatre, Beverley Knight, and Rihanna. There is also a Digital Booklet available at iTunes.

National Anthems – The Official Recordings of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games is the fore mentioned 3 Disc album of Official Olympic Music having a total running time of over 4 hours 30 minutes. The 3 Disc collection performed by the London Philharmonic Orchestra is comprised of 207 songs total. Each of the 207 songs is titled and listed alphabetically by countries participating in the Paralympic Games.

The two song videos below are the popular hit songs Clocks, and Viva La Vida by the pop British group Coldplay, who have sold over 55 million albums and won countless music awards worldwide. The video for the theme song Viva La Vida by Coldplay is shown directly below the Clocks song video.

Although Coldplay’s hit single Viva La Vida, with over 108,000,000 views at Youtube is going to be the Bandstand Festival of Flame Theme Song for the London Paralympic Closing Ceremony, Clocks with over 11,000,000 views is another great way to salute the UK and England, the official site of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

As the site host for New Age Music World I can say its been a privilege to be part of the music news coverage for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. See you in 2014-2016!

Sample or purchase London Philharmonic Orchestra’s 3 disc collection of Paralympic National Anthems at Amazon.co.uk. Sample or purchase the Official Paralympic Opening Ceremony album by visiting iTunes to buy Enlightenment – Music for the Opening Ceremony. For people asking about the London 2012 Paralympic Closing Ceremony Album – Music for the Closing Ceremony has not been made available for purchase. Big Stock Photo credits – Jimbarber & Pcummings.

The Piano – Best Solo Piano Compilation Album in 2012, featuring 17 songs by 17 artists, from Reviews New Age, Alejandro Clavijo.

If you love solo piano music, new album The Piano is likely to be one of the very best new releases in the new age solo piano/instrumental category in 2012. This exclusive piano music collection of 17 top-quality songs by 17 great artists is a brand new compilation album produced by Reviews New Age founding editor and blog host Alejandro Clavijo from Spain.

Many may already be familiar with Alejandro if you have visited his Reviews New Age site, and there is another reason you might recognize the name since Alejandro’s brother is the award-winning guitarist and recording artist David Clavijo.

The Best of Reviews New Age: The Piano by Various artists is the title given to this new 2012 album. The 17 songs are the best song selections from 17 of today’s top contemporary solo pianists. Many artists are top ranked pianists, while other artists are equitably well-known names in the new age music industry.

If you are in any way familiar with artists in the solo piano category, you should be able to recognize most pianists on this compilation album that spans well over an hour in duration. Although I no longer review solo piano music, there are several artists I have featured at this site over the years by way of their piano and instrumental albums.

The Best of Reviews New Age: The Piano is already getting a lot of press simply because a comprehensive collection of the best piano songs by some of today’s best artists is by all accounts, highly desirable.

If you love solo piano music this new compilation album by Reviews New Age, is a release is certainly worthy of your time and money. Even for persons less familiar with the specialized solo piano category of music and want an introductory album, I ask you; why not begin with the best!

Visit ReviewsNewAge.com for more information and music stores to sample or purchase in either audio CD or mp3 download format. Reviews New Age is a multilingual site, so for Spanish to English translation, click on the Google Translate button option at the top.

You can find The Piano at Amazon.com and major online stores like CDBaby, Emusic, and iTunes. Listed below are the 17 artists contributing 17 songs on The Best of Reviews New Age: The Piano – compilation release for 2012. Big Stock Photo – Aysarts.

The Best of Reviews New Age: The Piano – 17 Artists & 17 Songs:

1. Doug Hammer song Maine Morning

2. Rocky Fretz song Kim’s Song

3. Ralph Zurmuhle song The Train

4. Chad Lawson song Set On a Hill

5. Matthew Mayer song Beyond

6. Navid Nevue song A Vision in White

7. Joe Bongiorno song Rise and Shine

8. Philip Wesley song Lamentations of the Heart

9. Mario Lopez Santos song Luceros

10. David Lanz song Sir George (Liverpool Farewell)

11. Wayne Gratz song Natalie’s Song

12. Michele Mclaughlin song Perseverance

13. Joseph Akins song Masterpeace

14. Lisa Downing song Night Games

15. Peter Kater song Ascent

16. Danny Wright song I Always Will

17. Julio Mazziotti song Indicios

Song Sample – The Best of Reviews New Age: The Piano.

The Best of Reviews New Age: The Piano is a new compilation album featuring 17 songs by 17 pianists. The Piano by Alejandro Clavijo, editor and host of Reviews New Age is one of the finest solo piano albums selected from the greatest hits by some of today’s leading pianists.

Below is the compilation song promotion video to sample The Best of Reviews New Age: The Piano. Visit ReviewsNewAge.com site and find The Piano at Amazon and major online stores like CDBaby and iTunes.

With the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Paralympic Games, so begins the opportunity to purchase the official music for the athletic games. The 18 songs total is now available as a complete digital album or as individual digital song downloads.

Enlightenment – Music for the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Paralympic Games is the title given to the 18 songs total by Various Artists. Celebrating the spirit of the Olympic Games, the 18 songs on Enlightenment and accompanying digital booklet were made available for sample or purchase at iTunes on August 30, 2012 thru Decca Records.

You will find the official soundtrack is mainly songs by the London Symphony Orchestra, with British physicist and author Stephen Hawking starting the album by narration on the song Prologue. In addition to the songs by the London Symphony Orchestra, there are single songs by Barts Choir, The London C, Orbital & Graeae Theatre, Beverley Knight, and Rihanna.

Paralympic officials for now are keeping the Closing Ceremony Songs playlist for 2012 a secret, but there is the likelihood that celebrity superstars Coldplay and Rihanna will be among the artists performing during the Olympic Closing Ceremony. Sample or purchase the official Paralympic album Enlightenment – Music for the Opening Ceremony at iTunes.

Official Paralympic Music – Artists and Songs:

1. London Symphony Orchestra and David Charles Abell – Song: Prologue

2. London Symphony Orchestra and David Charles Abell – Song: Jasmine’s Theme

3. Barts Choir, The London Chorus, Hackney Singers, London Gay Men’s Chorus, Lewisham Choral Society, Hackney Empire Community Choir, London Symphony Orchestra & David Charles Abell – Song: Principia

4. London Symphony Orchestra, David Charles Abell & Denise Leigh – Song: Spirit in Motion

5. London Symphony Orchestra & David Charles Abell – Song: Declaration of the Games

6. London Symphony Orchestra & David Charles Abell – Song: Hymne a l’avenir

7. London Symphony Orchestra & David Charles Abell – Song: Brave New World

8. London Symphony Orchestra, David Charles Abell & Elin Manahan Thomas – Song: Eternal Source of Light Divine (featuring Phil Cobb)

9. London Symphony Orchestra & David Charles Abell – Song: Navigation

10. London Symphony Orchestra & David Charles Abell – Song: Storm.

11. London Symphony Orchestra & David Charles Abell – Song: Gravity

12. London Symphony Orchestra & David Charles Abell – Song: Masque

13. Orbital & Graeae Theatre Company – Song: Where Is It Going? (Paralympics Mix/Spasticus Autisticus)

14 London Symphony Orchestra & David Charles Abell – Song: Glass

15. London Symphony Orchestra & David Charles Abell – Song: Entry of the Flame

16. Beverley Knight – Song: I Am What I Am

17. Barts Choir, The London Chorus, Hackney Singers, London Gay Men’s Chorus, Lewisham Choral Society, Hackney Empire Community Choir, London Symphony Orchestra & David Charles Abell – Song: National Anthem

18. Rihanna – Song: Umbrella (featuring Jay-Z) (Seamus Haji & Paul Emanuel Radio Edit)

New Age Music Review: Sounds from the Circle IV – Fourth CD/mp3 Album for 2012.

Sounds from the Circle IV is the fourth New Age Music Circle album release for 2012. Like many members within the New Age Music Circle online community, I too look forward to the newest compilation album of 40 songs because it is after all, one of the most significant new age music releases in 2012.

The New Age Music Circle, host by Suzanne Doucet, is an international online community forum and discussion platform where top new age artists, industry professionals, and music fans alike can share music, videos, and post information about special events. Membership is open to anyone who would like to join and participate in forum dialogue that covers a wide range of topics.

Aside from the fact the songs on Sounds from the Circle IV is one of the best song collection of new age music in 2012, the wide-ranging sampling of songs from various artists is a great way to promote the member artists at the New Age Music Circle. The release is distributed to online radio, media and music retailers, in addition to international trade shows, conferences and prestigious industry events like INATS, MIDEM and GATE.

Suzanne Doucet produced the fourth mp3 album CD by circle forum members, that contains 40 songs and holds over three and a half hours of music. The CD can be played in mp3 compatible CD players or in computer CD-ROM drives, which downloads into an iTunes player. In addition the newest album can be purchased and downloaded on iTunes.

The new Sounds from the Circle IV song compilation album also gives me an opportunity to tell you about some of the top artists on the new 2012 release I have featured by a review, interview, or best new age song, album, or video publication.

One aspect about the newest Sounds from the Circle compilation that remains unchanged is the fact the new for 2012 release is a perfect example of the far reaching diversity of the artists and their influence in the New Age Music Genre. The wide variety of styles heard on the 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012 releases include acoustic, ambient, chill out, classical, contemporary instrumental, electronic, ethnic, groove, meditation, neo-classical, piano, progressive, world, and vocal.

Once more, the newest song collection on the Sounds from the Circle release features international artists from many countries including Argentina, Australia, Canada, Denmark, England, Germany, Norway, Spain, the United States, and other countries worldwide.

Over the years, New Age Music World has featured 10 out of the 40 artists on Sounds from the Circle releases by way of an album review. In fact, 2002, AOMusic, Hennie Bekker and Louis Colaiannia have earlier recognition by inclusion in my best album award publications.

I had the pleasure of interviewing four artists on the new Sounds from the Circle IV compilation CD, so you can read artist interviews for Pamela and Randy Copus of 2002, Al Conti, Miriam Stockly and Richard Gannaway of AOMusic, and a comprehensive interview with New Age Music Circle host Suzanne Doucet. Naturally I would have liked to write album reviews for every artist in this years CD/mp3 album and interview every artist featured at my site, but time simply doesn’t permit me to write about every artist.

Below are the artist name, song and album of artists on Sounds from the Circle IV featured at New Age Music World over the years. To visit their artist page here, and visit their site, click on artist name shown in a right hand module.

1. 2002Randy & Pamela Copus– Song Enduring Love from the Damayanti album.

2. Al Conti – Song Northern Seas from the Northern Seas album.

3. AOMusic – Song Gayla Lo Mane from the album …And Love Rages On!

4. Bill Wren & Frank Ralls – Song Winter Solstice from the album Jourey Around The Sun.

5. Hennie Bekker – Song The Heart of Africa from the album Spectrum.

6. Jose Luis Serrano Esteban – Song Inner Light from the album A New Horizon (Special Edition).

7. Louis Collaiannia – Song Desert Wind from the album A Moment Between Eternities.

8. Peter Jennison – Song The One from the album Longing for Home.

9. Suzanne Doucet – Song Arunachala from the album As it is Now.

10. Tron Syversen – Song Gentle Touch from the Album – Gentle Moments.

Contributing artists also include Ken Davis, Danny Wright, Berward Koch, Torben Thorger & Vibeke Sonora, Michael de Salem, Michele de Wilton, Amberfern, Cheryl Bentyne, Tim White & Joe Paulino, Lia Scallon, Walter Grund, Richard Bone, Glenn Main, Pamela Jamian, Kevin Kula, Jaime Helios, Craig Karolus, Merrill Collins, John Luttrell, Mala Ganguly & David Vito Gregoli, Synthesist, John Salat, Kparx, Elise Lebec, Tajalli, Zamora, Aum Orchestra, Paradiso & Rasamayi, Natascha Wilczek, John Paris.

Visit Suzanne Doucet and New Age Music Circle members at NewAgeMusik.Ning.com. You can sample and purchase Sounds from the Circle IV at iTunes. Cover artwork courtesy Suzanne Doucet & New Age Music Circle.

The New Age Music Circle is an online community forum founded by international composer, producer, and music circle host Suzanne Doucet. Having a membership roster well over a thousand members from around the world, the Circle forum is the leading discussion platform where top New Age artists, industry professionals, and music fans alike can share music, videos, post information about events and participate in a variety of circle forum discussions.

Sounds from the Circle 111 is the 2011 CD release from Circle members who submitted their New Age, and related sub genre music for consideration. Host and founder of the music circle, Suzanne Doucet then produced this rather special album which contains 40 songs and holds over 3 hours of music. It takes around 4 months to compile Sounds from the Circle albums and organize the songs for a smooth and uniform arrangement of the 40 quality songs offered in a variety of melodic themes. The CD can be played in mp3 compatible CD players or in computer CD-ROM drives, which will download into an iTunes player. The album can likewise be purchase and downloaded on iTunes.

Sounds from the Circle 1 & 11 are two earlier compilation albums in a similar format which became a popular playlist of songs for online radio stations, including the popular 365 Stars radio station my friend and colleague B.T. Fasmer hosts. For the artists, Sounds from the Circle releases have distribution involving important music conferences and trade shows like INATS & MIDEM. Another nice feature for the fan is the cover insert that lists each artist’s name, track, album title and website which makes it easy to find more about the artists of special interest to you.

Sounds from the Circle 111 features some great musicians, and is in fact a unique compilation album like no other you will find available in 2011. Created in the universal atmosphere among friends who belong to the New Age Music Circle, the far reaching diversity of performing musicians on this international release becomes another integral quality that makes this release special.                  John P. Olsen

New Age Music World has featured six out of the forty musicians listed on the album over the years. Bill Wren begins with the first song En Mai from the One Day in a Life album. Kori Linae Carothers has her song Blue Ice from the Trillium album. Marc Enfroy has the song A Good Heart from Unconditional, and David Mauk has his title song from the Ground Swell album. Jeffery Fisher is another with Bird Dance from Satyagraha (Songs of the Earth) and then Suzanne Doucet completes the Sounds from the Circle CD with final song OM from her As it is Now release.

Visit Suzanne Doucet & members at NewAgeMusik.ning.com. Sample & purchase Sounds from the Circle 111 at iTunes. Cover artwork courtesy Suzanne Doucet & The New Age Music Circle.

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