Universal Music labels Decca/UMC announced today the digital release of "A Symphony of British Music - Music For The Closing Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games." While the recording is currently available for download, it will soon be released as a two-disc set and will celebrate the music of both contemporary British artists and legendary performers.
Among the artists who will be featured in the collection is Monty Python cast member Eric Idle, performing 'Always Look on the Bright Side of Life." The song was featured in SPAMALOT, which debuted on Broadway in 2005 and ran for over 1,500 performances. The show received 14 Tony Award nominations, winning three including Best Musical and Best Director (Mike Nichols), as well as the Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle awards for Best Musical.
Also included on the CD will be the cast of Stomp, featuring Timothy Spall, a Spice Girls reunion and a medley of songs from British rock band, Queen.
The full tracklisting includes:
1. Urban Voices Collective - Because
2. Julian Lloyd Webber, LSO, Stomp feat. Timothy Spall- Salut d'Amour
3. Madness - Our House
4. Massed Bands Of The Household Division - Parklife
5. Pet Shop Boys - West End Girls
6. Ray Davies, Urban Voices Collective, LSO - Waterloo Sunset
7. Emeli Sandé - Read All About It
8. David Arnold - Parade Of Athletes
9. Elbow, LSO, Urban Voices Collective- Open Arms
10. Elbow, LSO, Urban Voices Collective - One Day Like This
11. Kate Bush - Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God Remix) 12. Toby Pitman, David Arnold, Pete Lockett, Rahda Meta, Prabhat Rao, Varun Verma, Bilwa Iyer, Urban Voices Collective, Eos Chater, Tania Davis, Elspeth Hanson, Gay-Yee Westerhoff - Here Comes The Sun 13. David Arnold - Medal Ceremony
14. Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody (Excerpt)