RPO play Rush classics

Just in case it passed you by… a new album of Rush tracks will be released on 13th Novemeber 2012 performed by The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra – along with some notable guests:

Earlier this month I let you know that the world famous Royal Philharmonic Orchestra is set to release a brand new set of studio recordings celebrating the music of Rush this coming November 13th. The orchestra is conducted by BAFTA award winning musician and composer Richard Harvey, and is well-known for their symphonic interpretations of Queen, Pink Floyd, ABBA and other artists. The CD will include dramatic reinterpretations of 9 Rush classics including Tom Sawyer, The Spirit Of Radio, Red Barchetta, Limelight and more. Yesterday they posted their version of 2112: Overture to SoundCloud which you can listen to at this link (thanks John at Cygnus-X1.net). Here are some more details from the press release:

… Nearly sixty musicians and thirty vocalists transform nine of RUSH’s greatest hits into even more intricate, soaring orchestral works. The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra covers the best-known classics, from “Working Man”, the self-titled debut album track that launched RUSH’s career in the U.S. to “Subdivisions” from “Signals”, the album that proved electronic rock could reside in the top ten. The band’s most successful record, “Moving Pictures”, is represented by rousing versions of “Tom Sawyer” and “Red Barchetta”. Special guest guitarists include Steve Rothery of MARILLION on “Working Man” and Adrian Smith of IRON MAIDEN on “Red Barchetta”. The Windrush Choir provides backing vocals and solos. … The orchestra was recorded at the legendary Abbey Road Studios in London, conducted by BAFTA Award-winning musician and composer Richard Harvey. … The album was produced by James Graydon and Richard Cottle, who also arranged all the music

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Plays The Music Of Rush1. 2112 Overture
2. The Spirit Of Radio
3. Tom Sawyer
4. Red Barchetta
5. Subdivisions
6. Fly By Night
7. Closer To The Heart
8. Limelight
9. Working Man

Source: Rush Is A Band

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