The Royal Wedding Is Being Released On Vinyl

Move over, Post Malone: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are here to break some streaming records. Within hours of the ceremony, which is taking place in Windsor at St George’s Chapel tomorrow, a recording of the entire thing from Decca will be up on streaming services like Spotify and Apple Music, with a vinyl version of the festivities to come next week.

“Capturing the words and music of this Royal Wedding is a great responsibility, knowing how much a permanent record of the event will mean to so many people around the world,” says producer Anna Barry in a press release. “Our Decca team will deliver a state of the art recording which captures every nuance of this very happy day and it will be a joy to be a part of the celebrations.”

What will you hear on the recording besides wedding vows recited in a stentorian British accent and the dull roar of thousands of loyal British subjects eager to escape the drudgery of their own lives? I’m glad you asked! The ceremony will feature performances from British cellist Sheku Kanneh Mason, Welsh soprano Elin Manahan Thomas, the Choir of St George’s Chapel, Christian gospel group the Kingdom Choir, and Kingsman: The Golden Circle co-star Elton John. Hopefully no one fucks up Elton’s performance this time.

Live coverage begins tonight at 3AM EST, so you can watch below before you decide whether to shell out for the 12″.

The Royal Wedding Official Recording TRACKLIST:
01 The State Trumpeters – “Royal Salute (The Arrival Of Her Majesty The Queen And His Royal Highness The Duke Of Edinburgh)”
02 The State Trumpeters – “Rejoicing (The Arrival Of The Bride)”
03 Elin Manahan Thomas (soprano) – “Handel: Eternal Source of Light Divine (Birthday Ode for Queen Anne) HWV 74″
04 The Right Reverend David Conner KCVO, Dean Of Windsor – “The Welcome”
05 The Right Reverend David Conner KCVO, Dean Of Windsor – “The Preface”
06 Luke Bond (organ), James Vivian (conductor), Choir Of St.George’s Chapel, Windsor – “Traditional: Lord Of All Hopefulness”
07 Prince Harry, Ms Meghan Markle, The Most Reverend Justin Welby, Archbishop Of Canterbury – “The Declarations”
08 The Most Reverend Justin Welby, Archbishop Of Canterbury – “The Collect”
09 Lady Jane Fellowes – “Reading From The Song Of Solomon”
10 James Vivian (conductor), Choir Of St.George’s Chapel, Windsor – “Tallis: If Ye Love Me”
11 The Most Reverend Michael Curry – “The Address”
12 The Kingdom Choir, Karen Gibson (conductor) – “Stand By Me”
13 Prince Harry, Ms Meghan Markle, The Most Reverend Justin Welby, Archbishop Of Canterbury – “The Vows”
14 Prince Harry, Ms Meghan Markle, The Most Reverend Justin Welby, Archbishop Of Canterbury – “The Giving Of The Rings”
15 The Most Reverend Justin Welby, Archbishop Of Canterbury – “The Proclamation”
16 Luke Bond (organ), James Vivian (conductor), Choir Of St.George’s Chapel, Windsor – “Rutter: The Lord Bless You and Keep You”
17 The Most Reverend Justin Welby, Archbishop Of Canterbury – “The Blessing Of The Marriage”
18 Archbishop Angaelos, The Reverend Prebendary Rose Hudson-Wilkin – “The Prayers”
19 Luke Bond (organ), James Vivian (conductor), Choir Of St.George’s Chapel, Windsor – “Hughes, Williams: Guide Me, O Thou Great Redeemer”
20 The Right Reverend David Conner KCVO, Dean Of Windsor – “The Blessing”
21 Sheku Kanneh-Mason (cello), Christopher Warren-Green (conductor), Members of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, English Chamber Orchestra and Philharmonia Orchestra – “von Paradis: Sicilienne in E Flat Major (Arr. Hazell)”
22 Sheku Kanneh-Mason (cello), Christopher Warren-Green (conductor), Members of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, English Chamber Orchestra and Philharmonia Orchestra – “Fauré: Après Un Rêve, Op.7 (Arr. Hazell)”
23 Sheku Kanneh-Mason (cello), Christopher Warren-Green (conductor), Members of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, English Chamber Orchestra and Philharmonia Orchestra – “Schubert: Ave Maria, D.839 (Arr. Hazell)”
24 The State Trumpeters, Luke Bond (organ), Christopher Warren-Green (conductor), Members of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, English Chamber Orchestra and Philharmonia Orchestra, James Vivian (choir conductor), Choir Of St.George’s Chapel, Windsor – “Traditional: National Anthem”
25 Christopher Warren-Green (conductor), Members of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, English Chamber Orchestra and Philharmonia Orchestra – “Boyce: 1. Allegro (Symphony No.1 in B flat Major)”
26 The Kingdom Choir, Karen Gibson (conductor) – “Amen, This Little Light Of Mine”
27 Bell Ringers Of St George’s – “Traditional: Grandsire Triples Quarter Peal”

The service also included Elton John’s 1997 version of “Candle In The Wind,” and he played “Your Song,” “Circle of Life,” “I’m Still Standing” and “Tiny Dancer” at the reception.