Volkswagen Passat – As Advanced As You Are

Advert: Volkswagen Passat – As Advanced As You Are
Music: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra – La Forza Del Destino: Overture (Verdi) iTunes / Amazon
Music: Ray Parker Jr – Ghostbusters iTunes / Amazon

This dramatic TV ad for the new VW Passat features a voiceover from the actor Brian Cox, and a very unusual musical segue. The soundtrack begins with the orchestral standard that is the Overture from Giuseppe Verdi’s opera La Forza Del Destino (The Force of Destiny, or The Power of Fate) performed by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. It then switches to another very recognisable piece of music, albeit one from a completely different genre, namely Ray Parker Jr’s Ghostbusters, from the classic 1984 movie. Both tracks are available to download from iTunes:

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra – La Forza Del Destino: Overture (Verdi)
Ray Parker Jr – Ghostbusters

Volkswagen – A Volkswagen For All Of Us

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