U2 And Arctic Monkeys Featured On Olympics Opening Ceremony CD
U2 and Arctic Monkeys are two of the many bands that will contribute songs to Isles of Wonder, a double-disc set of music from the opening ceremony of the 2012 London Olympic Games.
Isles of Wonder will feature U2's "Where the Streets Have No Name," Arctic Monkeys' "I Bet You Look Good On the Dancefloor," the Chemical Brothers' "Galvanize," David Bowie's "Heroes," the Pet Shop Boys' "West End Girls," High Contrast's "Moon Watcher" and Mike Oldfield's "Tubular Bells."
"Music is Britain's cultural heartbeat; it's a perpetual act of revolutionary thought," music director Rick Smith said in a release. "From William Blake to the Beatles via the Clash and the Chemical brothers, the soundtrack to our lives fizzes and hums all around us like a stray signal from a radio dial that your internal antenna just can't help but tune into."
Not every performer who played on the ceremony appears on the soundtrack. For example, Paul McCartney is missing from the set.
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