Underworld to direct music at London 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony

Rick Smith, Karl Hyde and Danny Boyle

legendary British electronic group Underworld have been announced as the directors of music for the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic games. the duo join a team that already includes filmmaker Danny Boyle as Artistic Director. Boyle’s worked with the duo before on his film version of Trainspotting and also on last years critically acclaimed National Theatre production of Frankenstein. Underworld (Rick Smith and Karl Hyde) will be entirely responsible for the musical side of the three-hour ceremony next summer

We want to leave people with a musical memory of the show rather than a purely visual one,” said Underworld’s Karl Hyde. “It’s a great honour to be asked to do this and one we’re taking very seriously – it’s certainly not something we’ll get the chance to do again.

there are so many great Underworld tracks to choose from, so the one i’ve settled on below as an example of their greatness is one of those that made me fall in love with them in the first place. this is Cowgirl from 1994’s superb album Dubnobasswithmyheadman

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