Decca Music has released the soundtrack album A Symphony of British Music -Music from the Closing Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games. The album includes selections from the original music from the ceremony written by film/TV composer David Arnold (Casino Royale, Independence Day, Stargate) who acted as the music director of the event. Among the songs featured on the release are Blur’s Parklike, Russell Brand’s take on I Am The Walrus and Eric Idle’s performance of Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life. Also included are songs by Muse, Elbow, The Who, Spice Girls, Take That, Ed Sheeran, Jessie J and George Michael. The soundtrack is now available to download on iTunes, where you can also listen to audio clips. A physical version is scheduled to be released on August 20, 2012 in the UK.

Here’s the album track list:

Disc 1:

1. Because – Urban Voices Collective
2. Salut D’Amour – Julian Lloyd Webber, London Symphony Orchestra & STOMP
3. Our House – Madness
4. Parklife (Excerpt) – Massed Bands of the Household Division
5. West End Girls – Pet Shop Boys
6. Waterloo Sunset – Ray Davies, London Symphony Orchestra & Urban Voices Collective
7. Read All About It РEmeli Sand̩
8. Parade of the Athletes – David Arnold
9. Open Arms – Elbow, London Symphony Orchestra & Urban Voices Collective
10. One Day Like This – Elbow, London Symphony Orchestra & Urban Voices Collective
11. Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God Remix) – Kate Bush
12. Here Comes the Sun – Various Artists
13. Medal Ceremony – David Arnold
14. Bohemian Rhapsody (Excerpt) – Queen

Disc 2:

1. Imagine – John Lennon & Liverpool Philharmonic Youth Choir
2. White Light – George Michael
3. Pinball Wizard – Kaiser Chiefs
4. Fashion – David Bowie
5. Little Bird – Annie Lennox
6. Wish You Were Here – Ed Sheeran, Richard Jones, Nick Mason, Mike Rutherford, David Arnold
7. Pure Imagination – Russsell Brand & London Symphony Orchestra
8. I Am The Walrus – Russell Brand & Bond
9. Right Here, Right Now (Excerpt) – Fatboy Slim
10. The Rockafeller Skank (Excerpt) – Fatboy Slim
11. Price Tag, Written in the Stars, Dynamite – Jessie J, Tinie Tempah, Taio Cruz
12. You Should Be Dancing (Feat. Jessie J, Tinie Tempah, Taio Cruz) – Bee Gees
13. Wannabe/Spice Up Your Life – Spice Girls
14. Always Look On the Bright Side of Life – Eric Idle
15. Survival – Muse
16. Queen Medley: Day-O/Brighton Rock – Queen
17. We Will Rock You (Feat. Jessie J) – Queen
18. Olympic Anthem – The London Welsh Male Voice Choir, The London Welsh Rugby Choir & London Symphony Orchestra
19. Extinguishing the Flame – London Symphony Orchestra
20. Rule The World – Take That
21. Spirit of the Flame – David Arnold
22. Baba O’Riley (Edited Version) – The Who
23. See Me, Feel Me (Edited Version) – The Who
24. My Generation (Excerpt) – The Who

  1. I’d trade every single one of those losers for John Williams’s Olympics themes.