“ Genre: Pop / Artist: Gary Barlow & The Commonwealth Band / EP / Audio CD released 2012-05-28 at Decca (UMO) „
Sing Ep is a CD by Gary Barlow and The Commonwealth Band. The CD was released in the United Kingdom on 28th May 2012; it was released in time for the Jubilee celebrations. The CD is currently available from Amazon for a price of £4.97 which I think is great value for money.
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1)Sing - Commonwealth Version 2) Sing 3) Here Comes The Sun 4) Amazing Grace 5) Stronger As One 6) Land of Hope and Glory 7) God Save The Queen (National Anthem)
Quite a few well known musicians have been involved with this CD; including of course, the 'main man' Gary Barlow, who wrote the song 'Sing' along with Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber. The CD also features Alfie Boe, Hayley Westernra and Laura Wright as well as The Military Wives and The Commonwealth Choir. I like the fact that many different artists from all over the Commonwealth are featured. Prince Harry even plays the tambourine on this CD which I think is a nice Royal added touch.
Whilst I like all of the songs on this CD, (each one is very special), although I do think that the song which stands out the most is definitely the song 'Sing' by The Commonwealth Band. The song has such a simple melody yet is so meaningful and emotional. The song is full of hope and I find it quite inspiration. I think that it fits in well with the Jubilee.
Another song which I really like is 'Here Comes The Sun'. Gary Barlow does a good job of this and whilst I like it, I can't help but feel that I like the original by Paul McCartney and John Lennon better. A good try though.
I enjoy listening to the lyrics; each song tells a story which I think fits in really well with the Queen's jubilee. The lyrics are very meaningful and full of emotion.
The singers on here are very good, especially taking into consideration that some of them aren't professional singers. I wouldn't say that that they are amazing singers although they have done a very good job and should be proud of themselves.
The CD was released in order to celebrate the Queen's 60th Jubilee. I think that this is a lovely CD to have in order to remember the Jubilee. It is definitely one to add to your royal collection.
All in all, I would recommend this CD. It makes you proud to be British.
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Disc #1 Tracklisting
1 Gary Barlow & The Commonwealth Ft. The Military Wives ? Sing
2 Gary Barlow & The Commonwealth Ft. Gary Barlow ? Sing (Version 2)
3 Gary Barlow ? Here Comes The Sun
4 Gary Barlow & The Commonwealth Ft. Hayley Westenra ? Amazing Grace
5 Gary Barlow & The Commonwealth Ft. Laura Wright ? Stronger As One
6 Gary Barlow & The Commonwealth Ft. Alfie Boe & The Military Wives ? Land Of Hope And Glory
7 Gary Barlow & The Commonwealth Ft. Laura Wright ? God Save The Queen (National Anthem)