ANGLIA

Title: Anglia (CD Maxi)
Label: Mute
Cat #: CDMUTE364, 0094637460429
Country: UK
Year: 2006

Versions:

Anglia – CD, maxi / Mute / Cat#: CDMUTE364, 0094637460429 / UK & Europe / 2006
Anglia – 12″ / Mute / Cat#: 12MUTE364 / UK / 2006
Anglia – CDr, Promo / Mute / Cat#: CD MUTE 364 / UK / 2006

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ANGLIA is based on and inspired by God Save the King/Queen, traditional song, earliest known version by John Bull (1562-1628). Today it is used as the national anthem of the United Kingdom, one of the two national anthems of New Zealand, the royal anthem of Canada, Australia, and the other Commonwealth Realms, as well as the royal anthem of the British Royal Family. “God Save the King (or … Queen)” is also used as Norway’s Royal (but not national) anthem entitled “Kongesangen” and sung in Norwegian. The tune is still used as the national anthem of Liechtenstein (“Oben am jungen Rhein”). There is no single authorized version of the song and contrary to popular belief “God Save the Queen” has never been officially proclaimed the national anthem of Great Britain; it has never been adopted by Royal Proclamation or Act of Parliament.
Rewritten and arranged by Laibach and Silence in 2006. Mixed by Paul Walton a.k.a. P-dub & Laibach, remixed by Peter Penko (Sanctus mix) and Damjan Bizilj aka dj Bizzy (Crushed mix).

ESPAÑA is based on and inspired by La Marcha Real (The Royal March), and by El Himno de Riego. “La Marcha Real” – Spain’s national anthem – is one of the oldest in Europe and its origins are unknown. Its first mention is in a document dated 1761: the Libro de Ordenanza de los toques militares de la Infantería Española – the Spanish Infantry Book of Military Bugle Calls – by Manuel de Espinosa. The tune was entitled “La Marcha Granadera” (March of the Grenadiers); however, no composer’s name was given. In 1770, King Carlos III declared the “Marcha Granadera” to be the official Honour March, thereby according it a place at public and ceremonial events. Because it was always played at public events attended by the royal family, Spaniards soon came to regard the “Marcha Granadera” as their national anthem and called it the “Marcha Real”. Under the Second Spanish Republic “El Himno de Riego” replaced “La Marcha Real” as the national anthem of Spain. At the conclusion of the Civil War dictator Francisco Franco restored “La Marcha Real” as the country’s national anthem, under its old title of “La Marcha Granadera”. The current version was commissioned from Francisco Grau after the approval of the 1978 constitution. In October 1997, a Royal Decree was promulgated regulating the official use of the “Marcha Real” as the national anthem of Spain. It is one of the few national anthems in the world to have no words. But lyrics have been written and used for it in the past. One version, written by Eduardo Marquina, was used during Alfonso XIII’s reign and another – written by José María Pemán – during general Franco’s dictatorship; however, none of them were ever official. “El Himno de Riego” (author: Evaristo San Miguel Valledor -?-) is a song dating from the Spanish Civil War of 1820-1823 and named in honour of Colonel Rafael del Riego. It was the national anthem of Spain during the period of Trienio Liberal (1820 – 1823) and the First (1873 – 1874) and Second Spanish Republics (1931-1939).
Rewritten and arranged by Laibach and Silence in 2006. Mixed by Paul Walton a.k.a. P-dub & Laibach, remixed by iTurk (El Toreador mix).

Tracklist

1. ANGLIA
2. ESPAÑA
3. ANGLIA – SANCTUS MIX
4. ESPAÑA – EL TOREADOR MIX
5. ANGLIA – CRUSHED MIX