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Summon the Heroes [CD]

Band of H.M.Royal Marines Audio CD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (66 customer reviews)
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  • Audio CD (14 Nov 2011)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Decca
  • ASIN: B005DLBKUA
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (66 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 6,192 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Song Title Time Price
Listen  1. Summon The Heroes 5:23£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Sailing 3:44£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. A Life On The Ocean Wave 1:01£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Eternal Father With Sunset 3:09£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Ashokan Farewell 3:55£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Over The Hills And Far Away [feat. Alfie Boe] 3:48£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Fantasia On British Sea Songs 8:48£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Scarborough Fair 3:46£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Hands Across The Sea 2:51£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Extremeo Vitualamen 1:12Album Only
Listen11. There You'll Be [feat. Mary-Jess] 3:42£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. The Captain General 3:23£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Home Away From Home 4:07£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Cockleshell Heroes 4:04£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Britannic Salute 3:36£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen16. The King's Speech On The Outbreak Of War (Eternal Father) 5:36£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen17. Sailing (Vocal Version) 3:45£0.99  Buy MP3 


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'Summon The Heroes' is the debut album of The Band of H.M Royal Marines, released on Decca Records. The recording is a beautiful mixture of traditional naval songs and sea shanties including Sailing, A Life On The Ocean Wave, Over The Hills & Far Away (with Alfie Boe) PLUS the original King's Speech, a recording of King George VI speaking live to the nation in 1939, now set to music.

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An X-Ringbolt Kicker. 27 Nov 2011
Format:Audio CD
What a cracking DVD this would make with their marching and countermarching. OK it's a CD but with the wealth of film and tape that must be available, how much more great it would be to see a full perfomance. The all too short trailer we were given with the CD shows just how great it would be! Maybe it's not a review of the actual product, but it does give me a platform to air my views, and a lot of people I know think the same.
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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful
Format:MP3 Download
This is a high quality recording from Decca and the Band of Her Majesty's Royal Marines. Over the years they have played their music in the service of their country. Their fabulous marching displays are well known. We see them on television. We all know they regularly put their instruments aside to serve in the field. At last these superb musicians are being seen up front on the commercial market.

The sensitivity with which they always play the simple hymn tune "Eternal Father" is their trademark. I am glad they have included it on the cd to accompany the moving King's speech, along with some of their great marches, notably "The Captain General."

The title track "Summon the Heroes" immediately does it for me, but there are so many other marvellous tracks as well. Try their new version of "Ashokan Farewell" or "Home Away from Home." The inclusion of the fine voice of Alfie Boe and the unexpectedly moving HMS Illustrious ship's choir at the end provide still more uplifting seasonal touches!

All in all a great cd - better still, proceeds go to Royal Marines charities.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars As hoped for., 10 Mar 2013
By Gordon
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
very prompt and efficient service. (next day would you believe). I heard a melody perchance on Classic FM, looked for it on their web site and was given the opportunity to order there and then! INCREDIBLE!!
I still listen to it often, it reminds me of my eighteenth birthday, during WW2, joining HMS St. Vincent Gosport and Sunday Divisions. Best damn thing I ever did!!
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Summon the Heroes = Excellent CD 17 Nov 2011
Format:Audio CD
It's about time the Royal Marines Band released an album with a proper record company. This is a great album made up of some real classics.

We've all seen this Band on the TV before with their iconic white helmets and are probably guilty of taking their 'background music' for granted. Well, here they star in their own right and show us all what first class musicians they really are.

The Alfie Boe track (which was played live at the Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall this year) is a definite highlight.

A real bargain and a great Christmas present at a very reasonable price!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars REPEAT, REPEAT, REPEAT. 20 Jan 2014
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
50% OF DIAMOND JUBILEE WAS MATERIAL PREVIOUSLY AVAILABLE ON OTHER ALBUMS. THIS IS WORSE WITH TWO REPEATS ON THE SAME ALBUM. THIS IS NOT A CRITIC OF HE QUALITY, PURELY THE CONTENT. ONLY 4 TRACKS WERE NEW TO ME. OVER THE HILLS WAS USED IN SHARP TV SERIES, GREAT TO TO HAVE A FILM SCORE INCLUDED. NIGHT AT THE MOVIES 2 OR 3, OR EVEN 4 LONG OVER DUE.
SEA SONG FANTASIA AND SAILING ARE IN THEMSELVES GOOD PIECES, BUT NOW NEED TO BE TIED UP ALONGSIDE, AS THEY ARE PAST THERE 'SAIL BY 'DATE.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great entertainment 8 Jan 2014
By DEB
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I love military bands and this is a great addition to my collection of good stirring military music on these dull days.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars no-one does it better 29 Dec 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Ah, the Marines band. No-one does it better. Their saying is, It's a state of mind. Well they should also say it's a state of brilliant musical talent. Carried out with exact precision they are masters of their trade. Not only that, they are amongst the elite of our armed forces. Amazing men doing an amazing job. Amazing music which makes you feel proud and inspired especially when listening with the volume on high.
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5.0 out of 5 stars For a old Royal Marine 9 Jun 2013
By Annie
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This is great for a old commando who loves the band of the royal marines it has the beat that goes with that kind of music you just cant help going along with it.
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