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Ocean's Kingdom

Paul McCartney

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Movement 1: Ocean’s Kingdom
Paul McCartney; Paul McCartney
14:08
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Movement 2: Hall of Dance
Paul McCartney; Paul McCartney
16:19
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Movement 3: Imprisonment
Paul McCartney; Paul McCartney
13:37
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Movement 4: Moonrise
Paul McCartney; Paul McCartney
12:31
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Movement 1: Ocean's Kingdom (Live)
Paul McCartney; Paul McCartney
12:15
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Movement 2: Hall Of Dance (Live)
Paul McCartney; Paul McCartney
14:27
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Movement 3: Imprisonment (Live)
Paul McCartney; Paul McCartney
10:14
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Movement 4: Moonrise (Live)
Paul McCartney; Paul McCartney
10:31
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    1:44:02
"... McCartney's first work for dance may be the most satisfying of his classical pieces ... (he) undeniably has an ear for melody."
- The Independent

"What's on offer is agreeably tuneful and sometimes stimulating music, with undeniably sumptuous orchestral sound ... the ultimate impression is of music with a rightful place in the British light orchestral tradition."
- Gramophone

"... has plenty of color and melody. Curiously, it sounds as if it had been composed in the neo-Romantic era before the Beatles: some of its most expansive tunes have hints of Borodin and Samuel Barber; some of its atmospheres evoke Ravel; its jolliest passages are on the cusp of Bernstein’s Candide.
- The New York Times

Paul McCartney was commissioned to compose this four-movement orchestral ballet score by the New York City Ballet. While he was not a newcomer to classical music, Ocean's Kingdom marks McCartney's first foray into the world of ballet music. This deluxe edition includes a second album of the entire ballet performed live by the New York City Ballet Orchestra, conducted by Fayçal Karoui, recorded at the ballet's premiere in 2011.
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Hear Music Studio Masters

Disc 1: Studio Recording
Produced by John Fraser
The London Classical orchestra conducted by John Wilson recorded at Henry Wood Hall, London

Disc 2: Bonus Live Gala Premiere Recording
Produced by John Fraser New York City Ballet orchestra conducted by Faycal Karoui
Artwork designed by Dewynters
Photography by Bill Bernstein and stills from footage by Charlie Lightening
Executive Producer: Paul McCartney

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