Summon the Heroes
The Band of H.M. Royal Marines
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Over a century after their first incarnation, the Band of H.M. Royal Marines released their first album with a major label (Decca), with this 17-track collection, Summon the Heroes. Recorded at BBC's Maida Vale Studios under the guidance of musical director Lt. Col. Nick Grace, the Portsmouth-based group of musicians performs an array of traditional sea shanties and naval songs ("A Life on the Ocean Wave," "Hands Across the Sea") in addition to covers of pop songs originally recorded by Rod Stewart ("Sailing") and Faith Hill ("There You'll Be"), a collaboration with Blackpool tenor Alfie Boe ("Over the Hills and Far Away"), and a unique musical adaptation of the 1939 original "The King's Speech." ~ Jon O'Brien, Rovi
Being a fellow bootneck, listening to this took me through the highs and lows of my career.
There is something for everyone within this album. Truly brilliant album.
Pure pure excellence well written and is a joy to listen to. Was at first debating on if it was worth it but by God it is.
They might not be REAL Royal Marines but the best fighting force in the world deserves the best military band in the world....and this proves that ,once again, the Royal Marines Band are at the top of the musical tree. As a former 'Bootneck' who served 22 years, I may be somewhat 'biased' , but....you can't argue with the fact that year after year they keep producing some great stuff and every year another celebrity singer or musician want to attach themselves to the RM Band....so...keep it up lads and lasses and well done!!! Get on Royal...HOOFING!!!😜
Years Active: '00s, '10s, '20s, '30s, '40s, '50s, '60s, '70s
Top Albums and Songs by The Band of H.M. Royal Marines
||God Save The Queen||The Band Of H.M. Royal Marines||0:44||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||Heart Of Oak||The Band Of H.M. Royal Marines||1:07||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||Nimrod||The Band Of H.M. Royal Marines||3:22||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||Eternal Father With Sunset||Summon the Heroes||3:09||£0.99||View In iTunes|
||A Life On the Ocean Wave||Summon the Heroes||1:01||£0.99||View In iTunes|
||Ashokan Farewell||Summon the Heroes||3:55||£0.99||View In iTunes|
||Over the Hills and Far Away (feat. Alfie Boe)||Summon the Heroes||3:48||£0.99||View In iTunes|
||Eton Boating Song||The Pride & Passion||3:13||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||Sussex By The Sea||The Band Of H.M. Royal Marines||3:06||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||Sunset: I. Dear Lord And Father Of Mankind, II. Sunset||The Band Of H.M. Royal Marines||2:45||£0.79||View In iTunes|