Olympics music released

The music that provided the soundtrack to the London 2012 Olympic

Games Closing Ceremony is available digitally now, just moments

after the Ceremony ended. The release follows the massive global

success of Isles of Wonder - Music For The Opening Ceremony of the

London 2012 Olympic Games which, within seconds of release after

the ceremony, had registered in the top 10 download chart in 42


A Symphony of British Music - Music For The Closing Ceremony of the

London 2012 Olympic Games is released by Universal Music labels

Decca / UMC, with the support of The London Organising Committee of

the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG). The album will

celebrate the global appeal of British music with spectacular

performances from some of the most iconic British performers and

contemporary artists.

From classic tracks by Queen, Kate Bush, Madness, The Who, Ray

Davies, David Bowie to Jessie J, Tinie Tempah, Kaiser Chiefs, Muse,

Elbow and the much speculated Spice Girls reunion, the London 2012

Olympic Games Closing Ceremony showed the brilliant diversity of

British music from the past to the present.

Artistic Director Kim Gavin has lead the spectacular show with a

team of talented creatives including music director David Arnold

and Designer Es Devlin.

Kim Gavin says ‘I was lucky because Seb Coe basically just

asked me to put on a party, a celebration of London and the UK. To

me the sport was always the main event, and I wanted to create a

great after show party for the athletes, the volunteers, the

spectators and people watching around the world. My approach, just

like any party, was to start with the music. We wanted the Ceremony

to reflect on UK music and how good and global British music


A Symphony of British Music - Music For The Closing Ceremony of the

London 2012 Olympic Games is available digitally now.

Full tracklisting:


1. Urban Voices Collective - Because

2. Julian Lloyd Webber, LSO, Stomp feat. Timothy Spall- Salut


3. Madness - Our House

4. Massed Bands Of The Household Division - Parklife

5. Pet Shop Boys - West End Girls

6. Ray Davies, Urban Voices Collective, LSO - Waterloo Sunset

7. Emeli Sandé - Read All About It

8. David Arnold - Parade Of Athletes

9. Elbow, LSO, Urban Voices Collective- Open Arms

10. Elbow, LSO, Urban Voices Collective - One Day Like This

11. Kate Bush - Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God Remix)

12. Toby Pitman, David Arnold, Pete Lockett, Rahda Meta, Prabhat

Rao, Varun Verma, Bilwa Iyer, Urban Voices Collective, Eos Chater,

Tania Davis, Elspeth Hanson, Gay-Yee Westerhoff - Here Comes The


13. David Arnold - Medal Ceremony

14. Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody (Excerpt)


1. John Lennon, Liverpool Philharmonic Youth Choir - Imagine

2. George Michael - White Light

3. Kaiser Chiefs - Pinball Wizard

4. David Bowie - Fashion

5. Annie Lennox - Little Bird

6. Ed Sheeran, Nick Mason, Mike Rutherford, Richard Jones, David

Arnold - Wish You Were Here

7. Russell Brand, LSO - Pure Imagination

8. Russell Brand, Bond - I Am The Walrus

9. Fatboy Slim - Right Here, Right Now

10. Fatboy Slim - The Rockafeller Skank

11. Jessie J, Tinie Tempah, Taio Cruz - Medley: Price Tag / Written

In The Stars / Dynamite

12. The Bee Gees featuring Jessie J, Tinie Tempah, Taio Cruz - You

Should Be Dancing

13. The Spice Girls - Medley: Wannabe / Spice Up Your Life

14. Eric Idle - Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life

15. Muse - Survival

16. Queen- Queen Medley: Day-O / Brighton Rock

17. Queen and Jessie J We Will Rock You

18. The London Welsh Male Voice Choir, The London Welsh Rugby Club

Choir, LSO - Olympic Anthem

19. LSO - Extinguishing The Flame

20. Take That - Rule The World

21. David Arnold - Spirit Of The Flame

22. The Who - Baba O’Riley

23. The Who - See Me Feel Me / Listen To Me

24. The Who - My Generation

A Symphony of British Music - Music For The Closing Ceremony of the

London 2012 Olympic Games is

available now!