King's Singers Greatest Hits - Adrian Lane (trombone); Andrew Lawrence-King (harp); Andrew Lawrence-King (tambourine); Bill Jackman (piccolo); Bill Jackman (clarinet); Charles Fullbrook (tambourine); Christopher van Kampen (cello); City of London Sinfonia Brass Quintet (brass ensemble)
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  1. Penny Lane
  2. Help!
  3. Yesterday
  4. Eleanor Rigby
  5. Bridge Over Troubled Water
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  1. Penny Lane
  2. Help!
  3. Yesterday
  4. Eleanor Rigby
  5. Bridge Over Troubled Water
  6. The Sound of Silence
  7. You Are the New Day
  8. Three Times A Lady
  9. The Rhythm of Life, song
  10. Here Comes the Sun
  11. Barbara Allen, folk song
  12. Early One Morning, folk song
  13. She Moved through the Fair, folk song
  14. Bugeilio'r gwenith gwyn (Watching the White Wheat), folk song
  15. Londonderry Air (Danny Boy), folk song
  16. My Love Is Like A Red, Red Rose
  17. The Little Drummer Boy (Carol of the Drum), carol
  18. Ding Dong! Merrily on High (French)
  19. Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht (Silent Night)
  20. Night and day, song (from The Gay Divorcee)
  21. Stormy Weather, song (from the Cotton Club Parade of 1933)
  22. Overture to Il barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville):
  23. Donkey Serenade
  24. Walking in the Air, song, Op. 317a (for the film "The Snowman")
  25. Something's coming, song (from "West Side Story")
  26. O dolce vita mia che t'haggio fatto, canzona for 4 voices
  27. Vecchie letrose non valete niente, canzone for 4 voices
  28. A Little Pretty Bonny Lass
  29. Now is the month of maying, madrigal for 5 voices
  30. Fine knacks for ladies, for 4 voices & lute (Second Book of Songs)
  31. Resonet in laudibus, motet for 5 voices, M. vii (S. iii/148)
  32. Christus resurgens ex mortuis, motet for 5 voices, M. xii (S. v/54)
  33. Bon jour mon Coeur (Ronsard) (Christ est mon Dieu), chanson for 4 voices, B. xi/68 (S. xii/100)
  34. La nuict froide et sombre (Du Bellay), chanson for 4 voices, B. xii/119 (S. xii/34)
  35. Songs of the Auvergne, for voice & orchestra in 5 series: Le Baylere
  36. Carnival of the Animals, zoological fantasy for 2 pianos & ensemble: Aquarium
  37. Carnival of the Animals, zoological fantasy for 2 pianos & ensemble: Animals With Long Ears
  38. Carnival of the Animals, zoological fantasy for 2 pianos & ensemble: The Cuckoo
  39. Carnival of the Animals, zoological fantasy for 2 pianos & ensemble: The Swan
  40. Pavane, for orchestra & chorus ad lib in F sharp minor, Op. 50
  41. Rest ("O earth, lie heavily upon her eyes"), partsong for chorus
  42. Partsongs (4) for chorus, Op. 53: Deep In My Soul
  43. Scarborough Fair
  44. Annie Laurie, folk song
  45. Greensleeves, folk song
  46. Tritsch-Tratsch-Polka (Chit-Chat Polka), for orchestra, Op. 214 (RV 214)
  47. Geschichten aus dem Wienerwald (Tales from the Vienna Woods), waltz for orchestra, Op. 325 (RV 325)
  48. An der schönen, blauen Donau (On the Beautiful, Blue Danube), waltz for orchestra (with chorus ad lib), Op. 314 (RV 314)
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Considering the longevity of the King's Singers' career (which began in the 1960s with performances of the Schola Cantorum Pro Musica Profana, or, as they were more casually known, the Cam River Boys), it's only natural that a greatest-hits album would require two discs, each crammed full of arrangements of popular songs and vocal pieces from the Renaissance to the twentieth century. Whether performing infectious versions of songs by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, smooth standards by Cole Porter and Harold Arlen, sublime ...