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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Plays The Music Of Rush now available for purchase
4:56PM EST | comments |

UPDATE - 11/16@9:39AM: John over at Cygnus-X1.net has posted scans of the liner notes and album art.

UPDATE - 11/15@7:56PM: The album is also available for listening on Spotify.

The world famous Royal Philharmonic Orchestra's new set of studio recordings celebrating the music of Rush was released yesterday and is now available for purchase. 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 includes dramatic reinterpretations of 9 Rush classics including Tom Sawyer, The Spirit Of Radio, Red Barchetta, Limelight and more. Their version of 2112: Overture is available on SoundCloud at this link. 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 ...

For a complete track list and to purchase your copy go here.

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