Listen to the Melodians

To listen to the Melodians you can follow the YouTube link to listen to recordings made at various events.

You can also buy one of our CDs by getting in touch through our Contact page:

Melodians Magic – Released 11th December 2014 (£10 plus postage and packing)

This album tells the story of the creation of the English Magic film as seen through the eyes of the Melodians. This includes the 3 English Magic sound tracks and another 9 favourites played by the Melodians at the concert in Venice and the opening concerts on the UK tour of the Exhibition.

The English Magic sound track was recorded at Abbey Road Studios on 13th March 2013 and the other 9 tracks were recorded at BBC Maida Vale Studios on 22nd November 2014.

The following tracks are on the CD:

  • EXCERPTS FROM ‘ROMANCE’, SYMPHONY NO 5 IN D, 3RD MOVEMENT, Ralph Vaughan Williams (arr. Anne Hornby)
  • VOODOO RAY, A Guy Called Gerald (arr. Robert London)
  • THE MAN WHO SOLD THE WORLD, David Bowie (arr. Amy Daniel)
  • MEDLEY: GREENSLEEVES /IT WAS A LOVER AND HIS LASS, Traditional (arr. Anne Hornby)
  • ALL NIGHT LONG, Lionel Richie (arr. Tamla Batra)
  • MAS QUE NADA, Jorge Ben (arr. Steve Allen)
  • GET LUCKY, Daft Punk (arr. Robert London)
  • BEATLES MEDLEY: YESTERDAY / HEY JUDE, Lennon / McCartney (arr. Matthew Atkinson)
  • BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY, Freddie Mercury (arr. Amy Daniel)
  • BACK AH YARD, Robert Thompson (arr. Robert Thompson)
  • AUTUMN LEAVES, Joseph Kosma / Jacque Prévert (arr. Robert Thompson)
  • RASPUTIN, Boney M (arr. Paul Dowie)

PAN Y2K – Released in 2000 (£5 plus postage and packing)
Released to celebrate the new Millenium. Engineered, Produced and Mastered by Phil Rynhart at ‘The Raunch Studio’.

The following tracks are on the CD:

  • TROPICAL MONSOON(Chutney Style), Composed and Arranged by Mikey Andrews
  • PAN Y2K– Composed by Robert (Robbie) Thompson, Arranged by Robert Thompson and Steve Allen
  • HUMMING BIRD, Composed by Robert (Robbie) Thompson

The BT Melodians Steel Orchestra UK Live at Hertfordshire UniversityReleased in 1998 (£10 plus postage and packing)

Recorded in October 1998 and mixed at ‘The Raunch Studio’, the selection of tracks demonstrates the ability of both the Melodians Steel Orchestra and the steel pan to play a wide range of music from classical to contemporary. At the time the Melodians was sponsored by BT.

The Melodians Steel Orchestra Live at Hertfordshire University is 73 minutes of the Melodians Steel Orchestra at their very best.

The following tracks are on the CD:


  • SABRE DANCE, Khachaturian, Arranged by the late Dr Tom Chatburn
  • THE BULL, Kitchener, Arranged by the late Dr Tom Chatburn
  • HUMMING BIRD, Composed and Arranged by Robert (Robbie) Thompson
  • CANDLE IN THE WIND, Elton John/Taupin, Arranged by the late Dr Tom Chatburn
  • THE POWER OF LOVE, De Rouge/Mende/Rush/Applegate, Arranged by the late Dr Tom Chatburn
  • INTERMEZZO FROM KARELIA, Sibelius, Arranged by the late Dr Tom Chatburn
  • PASTORAL, Handel, Arranged by the late Dr Tom Chatburn
  • WIND BENEATH MY WINGS, Henley/Silbar, Arranged by the late Paul Campbell
  • EXCERPTS FROM SWAN LAKE, Tchaikovsky, Arranged by Matthew Atkinson
  • GUITAR PANS, Kitchener, Arranged by Matthew Atkinson
  • TAKE FIVE, Paul Desmond, Arranged by Tamla Batra
  • MY HEART WILL GO ON, Horner/Jennings, Arranged by Allison Brice
  • RASPUTIN, Boney M, Arranged by Paul Dowie