Isles of Wonder - Music F... has been added to your Basket
+ £1.26 UK delivery
Used: Very Good | Details
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: This item is very good condition.We are going to ship from Japan, the delivery time is about 14-21 days.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Isles of Wonder - Music For The Opening Ceremony Of The London 2012 Olympic Games Soundtrack

4.5 out of 5 stars 164 customer reviews

Price: £24.67 & FREE Delivery in the UK. Details
Only 1 left in stock.
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
Note: This item is eligible for click and collect. Details
Pick up your parcel at a time and place that suits you.
  • Choose from over 13,000 locations across the UK
  • Prime members get unlimited deliveries at no additional cost
How to order to an Amazon Pickup Location?
  1. Find your preferred location and add it to your address book
  2. Dispatch to this address when you check out
Learn more
20 new from £17.46 4 used from £15.18
£24.67 & FREE Delivery in the UK. Details Only 1 left in stock. Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.

Amazon's Various Artists Store


Special Offers and Product Promotions


Frequently Bought Together

  • Isles of Wonder - Music For The Opening Ceremony Of The London 2012 Olympic Games
  • +
  • A Symphony Of British Music - Music For The Closing Ceremony Of The London 2012 Olympic Games
  • +
  • London 2012 Olympic Games  [DVD]
Total price: £33.27
Buy the selected items together

Product details

  • Audio CD (2 Aug. 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Soundtrack
  • Label: UMC
  • ASIN: B008MIHQQI
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (164 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,388 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Frank Turner - I Still Believe
  2. Four Nations Choirs - Jerusalem, Flower of Scotland, Danny Boy, Bread of Heaven
  3. LSO On Track Orchestra & François - Xavier Roth - Nimrod
  4. Underworld feat. Dame Evelyn Glennie and the Pandemonium Drummers - And I Will Kiss
  5. Mike Oldfield - Tubular Bells / In Dulci Jubilo
  6. LSO - Chariots of Fire
  7. Blanck Mass & LSO - Sundowner
  8. Dizzee Rascal - Bonkers
  9. A.R. Rahman feat. Jaspreet Jasz - Nimma Nimma
  10. Emeli Sandé - Heaven
  11. Emeli Sandé - Abide With Me
  12. Arctic Monkeys - I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor (Live)
  13. Arctic Monkeys - Come Together (Live)
  14. Underworld feat. Dockhead Choir, Dame Evelyn Glennie, Only Men Aloud, Elizabeth Roberts, Esme Smith and Alex Trimble - Caliban's Dream

Disc: 2

  1. Chemical Brothers - Galvanize
  2. High Contrast - Moon Watcher
  3. Underworld - Always Loved A Film - Instrumental
  4. Underworld - Dark & Long (Dark Train) (Remix)
  5. Pet Shop Boys - West End Girls
  6. Underworld - Minneapolis (High Contrast Remix)
  7. High Contrast - Reach
  8. High Contrast - Ghost Dance
  9. Underworld Confusion - The Waitress (Darren Price & High Contrast Remix)
  10. Wretch 32 feat. L - Traktor
  11. F Buttons - Olympians (High Contrast Remix)
  12. High Contrast - Can't Stop This Fire
  13. Underworld - Moon In Water (Instrumental Remix)
  14. Underworld - Crocodile (High Contrast Remix)
  15. U2 - Where the Streets Have No Name (High Contrast Remix)
  16. High Contrast - For Years
  17. Underworld - Dirty Epic (Darren Price & High Contrast Remix)
  18. High Contrast - The Long Way Home
  19. Underworld - Dark & Long (Darren Price & High Contrast Remix)
  20. Underworld - Rez (High Contrast Remix)
  21. David Bowie - Heroes
  22. Chemical Brothers - Galvanize

Product Description

Product Description

Overseen by artistic director Danny Boyle, the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games was one of the most talked about and acclaimed events of the 21st-centruy. Its soundtrack, which was curated by regular Boyle collaborators Underworld, was a key factor to its success.

Featuring performances from Frank Turner, Four Nations Choirs, London Symphony Orchestra and Mike Oldfield, Isles of Wonder captures the electricity of this momentous evening. It also contains all of the evening's highlights, including Arctic Monkey's take on "Come Together", Emili Sande's rendition of "Abide With Me" and the soundtrack to the lighting of the torch, "Calliban's Dream".

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
How could you have watched the London 2012 opening ceremony and not find this essential? Memories of one of Britain's proudest nights will be with you forever. The selection here is class. Disc 1 is the soundtrack to Danny Boyle's exquisite production and disc 2 is a sublime mixtape in its own right compiled from the songs that welcomed the athletes to London.

It's not complete. Of course Sir Macca hasn't agreed to let Hey Jude feature, but it's not needed and his stumbling performance wasn't needed on the night either. The likes of Going Underground, Enola Gay and Pretty Vacant, which soundtracked some brilliant moments, are missing as well. That's forgivable here but would be a tragedy if it were to follow through to the much hoped for DVD/Blu-ray release. At least we get Bowie's Heroes - a song which Team GB is living up to as I write this review. The two Arctic Monkey tracks were recorded 'live at the Olympic Stadium' on the 23rd and not the night itself. They're both strong recordings, though, for fans/collectors of that band.

A certain other band is abbreviated to 'F Buttons' on the rear sleeve and in the booklet, proving that we're all still very British about these things. The rest of the packaging is fine. There's an official London 2012 hologram on the back of the case, although I think it should have been on the front and not placed sideways like mine was. Not gonna grumble, though. Inside the booklet are introductions from Danny Boyle and music director Rick Smith and a few photographs.

As someone who would be quite content to never hear Hey Jude again, I am fully happy with this purchase. Now bring the complete Blu-ray on.
3 Comments 68 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
As a cynical 46 year-old, increasingly grumpy, stereotypical middle-aged man, who every year since turning 40 has increasingly thought the
country was going to hell in a hand-cart, it is no exaggeration to say that the Olympics opening ceremony, its soundtrack and the
whole Olympics event has restored my faith in this country and my pride in being British. I watched and listened to the opening ceremony
and its stirring soundtrack with increasing emotion as long-forgotten feelings of national identity and pride resurfaced in response to
the sheer genius of this soundtrack and the accompanying visual spectacle. It helped that I am a long-time Danny Boyle and Underworld fan,
but even I had not expected such an incredibly powerful and rich cacophony of sights and sounds that captured the essence of being British
and showed this country to be a world-leader in so many respects, not least in creative vision and output. Listening to the soundtrack CD
for the first time, all those emotions stirred again as Underworld's dazzling "And I Will Kiss" powered by the passion and beat of the
Pandemonium Drummers builds and builds, before giving way to the brilliant Mike Oldfield's Tubular Bells (great to see him so involved).
I had forgotten just how fantastic Vangelis's Chariots of Fire theme was (despite being a massive Vangelis fan) and have not tired of
hearing it over the past couple of weeks. Throw in Emeli Sande, Artic Monkeys, Chemical Brothers, Pet Shop Boys & David Bowie and you
get a fantastic, eclectic cross-section of leading-edge British music at its best. Thanks Danny & your team, thanks Underworld, thanks to all
the musicians and volunteers involved in the opening ceremony & the Olympics in general, thanks to the inspirational athletes taking
part. You reminded me what a great nation this country really is and that I am not quite ready to become a totally grumpy old-man just yet.
Comment 47 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
The moment And I Will Kiss started in the Pandemonium scene of the Opening Ceremony, I felt a chill down my spine and for the next 3 hours it remained there. Isles of Wonder has changed forever the style of Olympic Opening Ceremonies. Who needs fireworks, dazzling lights and pyrotechnics to stage a show?? The ceremony was a storyboard of being British - past and present glued together with British sounds some very familiar (Mike Oldfield, Elgar, Bowie) and some not: Underworld. I have already bought their album, Anthology 1992 - 2012 which is great played loud in the car!

Danny Boyle has done us proud and given us a fantastic permanent memory of music to listen to. Well worth the money.
4 Comments 61 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: MP3 Download Verified Purchase
So, here we are finally, London 2012 has arrived and I can't have been the only one cringing at the prospect of what Danny Boyle was about to unleash upon us whilst the rest of the World watched on in horror. Much had been made of his 'Isles of Wonder' theme and it's representation of our 'Green and Pleasant Land'. Many corners of British society had protested that there was nothing about Britain that made it "Green and Pleasant" anymore and arguably if you'd been brought up on one of the many inner-city housing estates that litter the country perhaps it was so that that was the view of many. In fact that 'quintessentially british' ideal of a green and pleasant land does still exist in places and it isn't reserved for the elite of society, you've just got to make a bit of an effort to find it.

In all of the hubbub surrounding the opening ceremony I hadn't paid any attention to what it may sound like. Stories of sheep and sheepdogs, flocks of geese, and images taken from the air of an Olympic Stadium transformed into the british countryside of old (and present) had stolen my attention. Nobody ever really believed London could match Beijing for spectacle (the resounding image in my head from that games was the 2000 drummers doing their stuff in absolute unison), and I think it is that lack of any expectation that has driven the resounding positive reaction from the public and critics alike. The problem with Beijing though in my mind was for all it's grandeur, it lacked a certain amount of soul, and with these things (like in films) soul is a combination for imagary, characterisation and music. Beijing had the first two, it didn't really have the third.
Read more ›
19 Comments 77 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse


Customer Discussions

This product's forum
See all 2 discussions...


Look for similar items by category


Feedback