Isles of Wonder – Official Music for the Olympic Opening Ceremony.
If you are one of the nearly billion persons expected to watch the opening ceremonies and 2012 London Olympic Games, then you would probably agree the official Olympic songs performed by a variety of artists, played an important role in the overall impression felt by the grand theatrical exploits of artistic director Danny Boyle, who engaged a cast of over 10,000 stage performers.
It leads to the important question, where to buy the official Olympic songs performed during the opening ceremonies, and the official music for the Olympic closing ceremonies, which will follow August 12, 2012. The music directors for the opening 2012 Olympic Games Ceremonies, British music duo Rick Smith and Karl Hyde of Underworld and other representatives have already released the mp3/digital downloads of the Olympic opening music, made available on July 28, 2012 at iTunes.
Isles of Wonder – Music For The Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games is the official title of the Olympic opening ceremonies. This album was made available at iTunes following the opening ceremonies. The physical audio CD of the opening ceremony music is soon to be released through the Decca Records Label website shown below.
A Symphony of British Music – Music For The Closing Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games is the official Olympic soundtrack for the closing ceremonies to follow. The closing Olympic soundtrack will be made available as mp3/digital download release (only) on August 12, 2012 at the Decca Records website.
Isles of Wonder is itemized in the soundtrack category at iTunes. Some may be more familiar with the songs than others, but for those who would like to know, the first opening album by a variety of artists has an equal variety of music genres too.
Many songs are instrumental, rock or pop music, plus there are songs in the electronic, dance and techno music category too, with a lot of familiar vocalists. Many are popular songs including several in the new age music category. The song playlist varies from the actual stage performance, but it’s a fine music collection.
Purchase the official Olympic opening soundtrack of 36 songs total by various artist entitled Isles of Wonder – Music For The Opening Ceremony at iTunes. Along with the album at iTunes, there is an accompanying digital booklet available too.
Visit Amazon.co.uk to sample or purchase the opening ceremony and closing ceremony Olympic soundtracks when available. Album cover art courtesy iTunes.
Isles of Wonder – Official Opening Ceremony Song Playlist:
First Track Song List:
1. Frank Turner song – I Still Believe.
2. Four Nations Choirs songs, Jerusalem, Flower of Scotland, Danny Boy, Bread of Heaven.
3. LSO On Track song, Nimrod.
4. Underworld song, And I Will Kiss (featuring Dame Evelyn Glennie).
5. Mike Oldfield songs, Tubular Bells, In Dulci Jubilo.
6. London Symphony Orchestra song, Chariots of Fire.
7. Blanck Mass & London Symphony Orchestra song, Sundowner.
8. Dizzee Rascal & Armand Helden song, Bonkers (Radio Edit).
9. A.R. Rahman song, Nimma Nimma (featuring Jaspreet Jasz).
10. Emeli Sande song, Heaven.
11. Emeli Sande song, Abide With Me.
12. Arctic Monkeys song, I Bet You Look Good On the Dance Floor.
13. Arctic Monkeys song, Come Together.
14. Underworld song Caliban’s Dream (featuring Dockhead Choir, Dame Evelyn Glennie, Only Men Aloud!, Elizabeth Roberts, Alex Trimble).
Second Track Song List:
1. The Chemical Brothers song, Galvanize (Beginning).
2. High Contrast song, Moon Watcher.
3. Underworld song, Always Loved a Film (Instrumental).
4. Underworld song, Dark And Long (Dark Train).
5. Pet Shop Boys song, West End Girls.
6. Underworld song, Minneapolis (High Contrast Remix)
7. High Contrast song, Reach.
8. High Contrast song, Ghost Dance.
9. Underworld song, Confusion the Waitress (Darren Price & High Contrast Remix).
10. Wretch 32 song, Traktor (featuring. L – Radio Edition).
11. F Buttons song, Olympians (High Contrast Remix).
12. High Contrast song, Can’t Stop This Fire.
13. Underworld song, Moon In Water (Instrumental).
14. Underworld song, Crocodile (High Contrast Remix).
15. U2 song, Where the Streets Have No Name (High Contrast Remix).
16. High Contrast song, For Years.
17. Underworld song, Dirty Epic (Darren Price & High Contrast Remix).
18. High Contrast song, The Long Way Home.
19. Underworld song, Dark and Long (Darren Price And High Contrast Remix).
20. Underworld song, Rez (High Contrast Remix).
21. David Bowie song, Heroes.
22. The Chemical Brothers song, Galvanize (Ending).