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A night to remember,
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This review is from: Isles of Wonder - Music For The Opening Ceremony Of The London 2012 Olympic Games (Audio CD)
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.
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Initial post: 9 Aug 2012, 13:54:49 BST
Numinous Ugo says:
Grammar: "...one of Britain's most proudest nights..." It is a pity that you shame the nation whilst praising its celebration. You could have written either: one of Britain's proudest nights... or ...one of Britain's most proud nights.. but ...most proudest... is just plain wrong
Posted on 9 Aug 2012, 19:54:49 BST
Stress Fracture says:
Can't argue with that as a piece of valuable constructive criticism. Thank you for taking the time to point it out.
Posted on 29 Aug 2012, 02:32:20 BST
J. TURNER says:
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