Submitted by ruff-diamond on 5 August 2012 - 8:23pm
What's it called?:
Isles Of Wonder - Music For The opening Ceremony Of The London 2012 Olympic Games
What does it sound like?:
An inspired and inspiring 36 track accompaniment to Danny Boyles' maginificently orchestrated opening ceremony. The opener, Frank Turner's 'I Still Believe' is - well, it's not bad, a little 'Waiting For The Great Leap Forward'-ish, but then... The childrens choral renditions of Jerusalem, Flower Of Scotland et al fade into the sound of waves washing onto the shore, Elgar's Nimrod swells up, then fades into the background as a familiar, somehow comforting litany emerges - "Tyne, Dogger, Fisher, German Bight...", and the room appears to be very dusty all of a sudden... Other highlights? The pounding, pulsing "And I Will Kiss", Mike Oldfield's inspired "Bells/Jubilio" mashup, Underworld's shimmering "Caliban's Dream", the coyly re-named "F" Button's "Olympians"...
What does it all *mean*?:
As Rob Fitzpatrick might say, I literally cannot stop playing this. I think it means that at this moment, I am truly proud to be a citizen of the Isles Of Wonder. Cameron's Britain is not my Britain - Danny Boyles' is.
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Leftie multi-cultural crap.