Royal Wedding Ceremony and Music will be released immediately following the Prince William and Kate Middleton wedding ceremony in digital format by Decca Records, a first. It will hit the stores on May 5th, about a week following the April 29th wedding.
This Link takes you to an album of some of the songs from the wedding, including a shorter version of Kate’s bridal processional.
The formats will include digital download, CD, Cassette, and Vinyl. You just read that correctly – Vinyl & Cassette. Very interesting, considering all non-digital formats are quickly fading from the landscape. In 5 years it’s doubtful you’ll be able to even buy Cd’s, let alone cassettes. CASSETTES? How does that happen? Where in the world will people purchase cassettes? I suppose the real question is, why will 45′s, 78′s, and 8-tracks not be available. 6 months after the release, it will be interesting to see how many cassettes have been sold, and where!
Anna Barry, a multi-platinum and Grammy nominated classical music producer known for her work on a wide range of musical offerings from the works of Andrew Lloyd Webber to various operas and orchestral recordings, will be responsible for the recording and production.
Accompanying the recording will be a booklet with the vows, sequence of events, hymn lyrics, blessings, and so forth.