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Old 07-19-2012, 10:49 PM
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Isles of Wonder - Music for the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games
http://www.stereoboard.com/content/view/173771/9

Just saw this article and thought I would share.

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Isles of Wonder: Music For the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games, is available for purchase NOW on iTunes, with a physical double-CD release coming next week.

Digital download: iTunes UK, iTunes US, Amazon MP3 UK, Amazon MP3 US
CD pre-order: Amazon UK, Amazon US

There was plenty of Underworld music to be heard during the ceremonies. Two new brand new Underworld pieces were composed: ”And I Will Kiss” and “Caliban’s Dream” totaling over 24 minutes!

Additionally, there were a lot of new remixes of classic Underworld songs by High Contrast and Darren Price featured during the Parade of Athletes. The full tracklisting of Underworld songs on the album is:
  • And I Will Kiss – 17:15
  • Caliban’s Dream – 7:15
  • Always Loved a Film (Instrumental) – 3:04
  • Dark and Long (Dark Train) – 3:46
  • Minneapolis (High Contrast Remix) – 6:12
  • Confusion the Waitress (Darren Price and High Contrast Remix) – 1:22
  • Moon in Water (Instrumental) – 2:42
  • Crocodile (High Contrast Remix) – 2:39
  • Dirty Epic (Darren Price and High Contrast Remix) – 2:56
  • Dark and Long (Darren Price & High Contrast Remix) – 3:27
  • Rez (High Contrast Remix) – 6:23


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Old 07-19-2012, 11:34 PM
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Re: Olympic Ceremony music to be released digitally right after the event!
Thanks for the share. I still don't know much about what they are doing apart from that it will have some sort of connection with Shakesphere's Tempest. Does anyone know if they're actually performing live in person or will we just here the music, and is the music going to be electronic/dance music or orchestral type stuff?
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Old 07-20-2012, 06:42 AM
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Re: Olympic Ceremony music to be released digitally right after the event!
Great news! Countdown to download commences....now!

I'd guess that given the size and spectacle of the ceremonies, there will be some huge, epic electronic moments, but probably a lot of orchestral, world music, generally more ambient segments that are sure to sound lovely, but not scare away an audience that's not up for dance music.
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Old 07-20-2012, 08:56 AM
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Re: Olympic Ceremony music to be released digitally right after the event!
The album is up for preorder on the UK iTunes but with no previews and a deliberately vague tracklist. What's interesting is that the description also mentions "performances by top artists", so it's possible that the UW material will be interspersed with other stuff.
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Old 07-21-2012, 03:59 PM
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Re: Olympic Ceremony music to be released digitally right after the event!
Associated Press is reporting that 10,000 people will be involved and the ceremony is entitled "Isles of Wonder" by Danny Boyle. His show is inspired by William Shakespeare's The Tempest, and the opening sequence is going to feature a British countryside with dozens of animals taking part.
As far as big-name performers go, the only one who has been confirmed is former Beatles star Paul McCartney. While McCartney is beloved across the world, he is among the most influential people in Great Britain, so having him round out the opening ceremony is a no-brainer and obviously a great idea on Boyle's part.


It is hard to say who else might be involved, but there are countless legendary musicians and performers with British roots, so the possibilities are endless.



So Underworld aren't "big name"?
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Old 07-22-2012, 02:09 PM
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Re: Olympic Ceremony music to be released digitally right after the event!
"lots of drums" according to a workmate who's taking part in the ceremony...
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Old 07-22-2012, 10:19 PM
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Re: Olympic Ceremony music to be released digitally right after the event!
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"lots of drums" according to a workmate who's taking part in the ceremony...
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Old 07-23-2012, 05:09 AM
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Re: Olympic Ceremony music to be released digitally right after the event!
Released on CD on august 6th.
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Old 07-23-2012, 10:26 AM
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Re: Olympic Ceremony music to be released digitally right after the event!
Amazon.co.uk link

Seems weird no mention of Underworld anywhere on the packaging.
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Old 07-23-2012, 12:49 PM
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Re: Olympic Ceremony music to be released digitally right after the event!
A 2-disc set!
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