The Last Night of the Proms
Barry Wordsworth & BBC Concert Orchestra
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Rousing but not a bull's eye!
I agree with Uncle Dunc that these songs do strike a chord BUT...nothing compares to a live recording of an actual Last Night event. This album is studio recorded so lacks in that all important banter between conductor (Sir Andrew Davis was one of the best) and audience. On it's own it's ok but if you are looking for a live event recording, try another.
These are the tunes of graduations, coronations, and an Empire that was—the sounds of Union Jacks flapping and armies marching, accompanied by bowstrings of burning gold and arrows of desire. We've heard them all before, but there's no better collection to inspire the day. And the Beeb does them best.
Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s