Whilst not forgetting that there are already artists who do a similar thing - Bond, anyone? - Escala (formerly known as Scala before their rise to fame) are one of the classier music acts to come out of Britian's Got Talent and their album doesn't disappoint, with some great tunes, many of which you may recognise from use in films, or as background music in television shows or adverts.
"Requiem for a Tower" - The tower in question is because this song was used in a Lord of The Rings film trailer, I'm told, but you'll have heard this music numerous times on television programmes such as, erm, Britain's Got Talent.
"Palladio" - Although described on Amazon as "Escala's signature tune" (needless to say because they performed it on the programme), this beautiful Karl Jenkins composition was previously best known as "Allegretto" by Bond. I have to say, Escala's version is better and has more integrity, and as a track it's probably why most people will buy this album.
"Kashmir" - Brilliant storming piece featuring Slash (Guns N' Roses) on guitar. Not your typical classical music but, hey, who cares?
"Finding Beauty" - A less known song than some of the others, but a surprise highlight.
"Children" - Beautiful dance/classic fusion of the Robert Miles chillout classic. Whatever happened to him?
"Live and Let Die" - Better than you'd expect a string quartet to do, but still makes you want to dig out the Paul McCartney original. I'd have left it off, I'm afraid.
"Chi Mai" - Instantly recognisable classic staple by Ennio Morricone, done full justice by the band.
"Feeling Good" - Odd choice for the album, and perhaps doesn't work quite as well as imagined.
"Sarabande" - I think this is a cover of a Sarah Brightman song, but might be wrong.
"Clubbed to Death" - Another of those songs you're sure you've heard somewhere. Very good choice as a build up to the final track.
"Adagio for Strings" - Samuel Barber's classic, and a popular choice for classical musicians and dance music masters alike. Not my favourite version, and because it's one of my favourite pieces I've heard many, but a fantastic way nevertheless to end a highly assured and terrifically enjoyable album.