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Rush's Red Barchetta included on The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Plays Prog Rock Classics

Sat, Apr 4, 2015@5:19PM | comments

The world famous Royal Philharmonic Orchestra is well-known for their symphonic interpretations of classic rock songs and have released a number of compilation albums over the past several years where they cover the music of Pink Floyd, The Beatles, Queen, Rush and many others. Their 2012 album The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Plays the Music of Rush included dramatic reinterpretations of 9 Rush classics including Tom Sawyer, The Spirit Of Radio, Red Barchetta, and Limelight. This past Tuesday, March 31st they released a new compilation entitled The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Plays Prog Rock Classics which includes their version of Rush's Red Barchetta with a guest appearance by Iron Maiden guitarist Adrian Smith. You can listen to the track below or on YouTube at this location. The album also features covers of tracks by Pink Floyd, King Crimson, Yes, Genesis, The Moody Blues and Jethro Tull. In addition to Adrian Smith, the album includes guest drummer Gavin Harrison (Porcupine Tree, King Crimson), keyboardist Patrick Moraz (Yes, Moody Blues), guitarist Guthrie Govan and the late Three Dog Night keyboardist Jimmy Greenspoon. You can order your copy on Amazon here. Thanks to Rick S for the heads up.