Ocean's Kingdom

Timeline More from year 2011
UK release date:
Oct 03, 2011
US release date:
Oct 04, 2011


From paulmccartney.com:

Marking his first work in the world of dance, Paul announced the general release of Ocean’s Kingdom, commissioned by the New York City Ballet and performed by The London Classical Orchestra, Keen to tell a story through his music, Paul decided to focus on the purity of the ocean, creating a world featuring distinctive characters and a vibrant underworld kingdom. His collaborator Peter Martins created the choreography with the NYCB dancers. Ocean’s Kingdom duly topped the classical charts and reached the Number 1 spot in the US and Number 2 in the UK.

The album

Ocean's Kingdom

By Paul McCartney • Official album

Related Concerts, TV & radio shows

Ocean's Kingdom

Shows: 5 • Countries: 1

Ocean's Kingdom

Shows: 4 • Countries: 1

Related sessions

Recording "Ocean's Kingdom"

June 2011 ? • Songs recorded during this session appear on Ocean's Kingdom

Related interviews

Sir Paul McCartney admits to being ballet novice

Sep 23, 2011 • From BBC News

Paul McCartney writing music for ballet

Jun 17, 2010 • From BBC News


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Tracy A Lilly 3 years ago

I have only listened to movement 1 of Ocean's Kingdom, but I it filled me with joy. It immediately whisked plunged me into the ocean as a whale swimming with my pod and then whisked me away to the depth's of the ocean as I flitted about as a fairy fish (if there is even such a thing). I was born in 1960 & grew up listening to the Beatles. My favorite was always George (sorry Paul), but I finally got around to listening to Sir McCartney's classical works with Oceans' Kingdom being my first. I knew he would be a great classical composer, and I was right. I am pleasantly surprised..

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