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Euro 2000 - The Official Album
Look away now if you like music.
and the like over EC-approved, pumping, pasteurised, synthesised haus-musik (thank you, E-Type, Oakenfold, Sash, Shaft, et al). Or rousing classical themes like 'Aoda' or Purcell's 'Rondeau' given a tasteful techno make-over (cheers, DJ Jurgen, CJS). When hymn-toting, haut-bourgeois boors Fat Les come on (with both 'Jerusalem' and 'Vin-da-loo'), incredible as it may seem, it's almost a victory for wit and style.
It's worth noting that in ancient times, three lions on your chest would have meant something quite different. Something far more entertaining than this record.
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