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With the opening ceremony only days away, Olympics organizers announced that a soundtrack featuring music from the event would be available digitally shortly after the event ends Friday night.
The album, which will be titled Isles Of Wonder: Music for the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games, will be available starting midnight Friday night. The ceremony’s artistic director, Danny Boyle, said that the title and the event itself are inspired by the “Isles of Wonder” speech in Shakespeare’s The Tempest.
Organizers are trying to keep the event’s performers secret and so, Decca, the label releasing the album, has not disclosed the track list. A documentary leaked last month suggested that Amy Winehouse, Muse and Artic Monkeys may appear on the soundtrack, according to NME.
Additionally, Paul McCartney, Spice Girls, George Michael and The Who are expected to perform Friday, according to Aceshowbiz.com.
A soundtrack for the closing ceremonies, titled A Symphony of British Music: Music for the Closing Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games, will also be released shortly after that event on August 12.
So far, the only song associated with the London Olympics is "Survival," which organizers asked Muse to compose specifically for the event. "Survival" was named the official song of the 2012 games and was released June 27.