Justin Bieber beware. The Canadian pop idol is going to have to do more than insult Americans to stay on top of the charts come the end of April, as it’s just been announced that iTunes will be peddling a royal wedding album, just hours after the ceremony is over.
Released by Decca Records, the hour-long package, which is expected to cost about £8, will include the sermon from the Bishop of London as well as the music from the London Chamber Orchestra, the State Trumpeters of the Household Cavalry, the Central Band of the Royal Air Force (RAF), and something called the Fanfare Team. Okay, I just Googled the Fanfare Team and though, I couldn’t find a website dedicated to this particular group, they have something to do with the fanfare trumpet which, according to the British Army website is an instrument that has a sound that is “dazzling and extremely effective.” Sweet.
“This is a great honor and an enormous responsibility,” says album producer Anna Barry. “We have to capture every note and every nuance perfectly.”
If you buy the whole musical package, not only will you get the spectacular array of military band hits, you’ll also receive William and Kate’s vows. Considering the way Charles and Diana flubbed their 1981 lines (she hilariously called him Philip Charles Arthur George, instead of Charles Philip Arthur George and he had us in stitches by saying “thy goods” rather than “my worldly goods!”) this could also be the comedy blooper record of the century!
It’s reported, you’ll also be able to buy the individual hits (say, you’re mad for the State Trumpeters of the Household Cavalry, but wouldn’t cross the road to listen to the Central Band of the RAF) for a reported 79p each. Also, don’t worry, if you want a hard copy to treasure and hand down from one generation to the next, the album will also be released on CD, cassette, vinyl (for club DJs, no doubt) and a very limited edition 8-track, only available at Prince Charles’ store at Highgrove Estate in Gloucestershire. Okay, I was joking about the last bit but, sadly, not about the rest of it.