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Sounds of Vancouver 2010: Opening Ceremony Commemorative Album

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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
listen  1. Fire On The MountainThe 2010 Vancouver Olympic Orchestra 4:21Album Only
listen  2. Canadian AthletesThe 2010 Vancouver Olympic Orchestra 1:58Album Only
listen  3. Bang The DrumBryan Adams/Nelly Furtado 3:48Album Only
listen  4. O CanadaNikki Yanofsky 3:21Album Only
listen  5. Aboriginal WelcomeSingers & Drummers of the Four Host First Nations 2:53Album Only
listen  6. Hymn To The North (Feat. Donald Sutherland)The 2010 Vancouver Olympic Orchestra 2:55Album Only
listen  7. Sacred Grove (Feat. Donald Sutherland)The 2010 Vancouver Olympic Orchestra 2:56Album Only
listen  8. Ordinary Miracle & Fantasy BalletSarah McLachlan 6:32Album Only
listen  9. Rhythms Of The FallThe 2010 Vancouver Olympic Orchestra 6:19Album Only
listen10. Who Has Seen The WindDonald Sutherland0:54Album Only
listen11. Both Sides NowJoni Mitchell 5:27Album Only
listen12. StormThe 2010 Vancouver Olympic Orchestra 1:54Album Only
listen13. Peaks Of EndeavourThe 2010 Vancouver Olympic Orchestra 6:04Album Only
listen14. Raising Of The Olympic FlagThe 2010 Vancouver Olympic Orchestra 2:55Album Only
listen15. We Are MoreShane Koyczan 2:06Album Only
listen16. Olympic AnthemMeasha Brueggergosman 4:36Album Only
listen17. Parade Of AthletesThe 2010 Vancouver Olympic Orchestra 3:15Album Only
listen18. The Olympic FlameThe 2010 Vancouver Olympic Orchestra 6:43Album Only

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (February 15, 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: EMI
  • ASIN: B00356E700
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #227,703 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good, but they missed one! March 6, 2010
Format:Audio CD
I believe this listed having all the songs from the Opening Ceremony, but it missed one of the best versions of "Hallelujah" I have ever heard. I'm not a big k.d. lang fan, but my whole family had goose bumps listening to her. Too bad this was not included on this album.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars I Don't Get It, Do You? March 12, 2010
Format:Audio CD
Like so many others, I was enthralled by the music of the opening ceremony and could hardly wait for the CD to be available for purchase. The disappointment that took over because K.D. Lang's haunting rendition of "Hallelujah" was missing ruined the excitement of receiving it and pretty much devalued the whole experience. What were they thinking???
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars OK opening May 30, 2010
Format:Audio CD
The opening ceremonies at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver were a great spectacle, and featured a lot of great music and musicians. This album, which features almost all of the performances, comes across pretty well. Although it is missing k.d. lang's amazing performance of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" and the French-Canadian artist Garou singing "Un Peu Plus Haut." With those performances aside, the rest of this album is still enjoyable.
Ten of the tracks are orchestral, performed by the Vancouver 2010 Orchestra. The orchestra plays through the commissioned pieces, most of which are composed by Dave Pierce. Several of the pieces include narration by Donald Sutherland, and one of the most beautiful tracks: "Who Has Seen the Wind," which features Sutherland over Joni Mitchell's "Both Sides Now."

Also featured is "Bang the Drum," an upbeat song by Bryan Adams and Nelly Furtado. O Canada, sung by Nikki Yanofsky, is a more contemporary, jazz arrangement of the national anthem, and apparently caused some consternation among Canadians who wished to hear a more traditional approach. "Rhythms of the Fall" is a medley of sorts, that features the orchestra, Fiddle Nation, Solo Tap-Dancer Brock Jellison and Ashley MacIsaac. Joni Mitchell's "Both Sides Now" is another beautiful addition to this album.

Overall, this is a good album featuring some of Canada's best musicians and artists. Even though they left the most memorable performance of the opening ceremonies off this album, the album is still memorable enough with the other performances.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding... February 20, 2010
Format:Audio CD
Vancouver's opening ceremonies were just outstanding musically. Joni Mitchell's gorgeous, haunting rendition of her BOTH SIDES NOW is here, and it's alone worth the price of the disc. This CD presents all the original music heard during the opening ceremonies, from original orchestral tracks to narration, Sarah MacLachlan's contribution and the upbeat Bryan Adams-Nelly Furtado power ballad. Wonderful!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great music, would be better if they had all of it April 5, 2010
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
The music this year was great, and this CD got almost all of it. The song by k.d. lang was missing, which was a huge disappointment. However, everything else was fantastic, the different orchestral music especially. As soon as the ceremony was over, I immediately bought this. There wasn't a single song that I didn't like this year. Worth the buy, would be much better with the k.d. lang song, though.
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No k.d. Lang Hallelujah???
Yes why not indeed??? I ordered the album thinking KD Lang's contribution would be included-it was the very best part of the opening ceremonies!!! I was sorely disappointed and learned a big lesson-no more buyind cd's unless a listing is provided of ALL the songs incuded. For shame on the... Read More
Mar 13, 2010 by Isledi |  See all 2 posts
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