Rush Classics Covered By Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

10/23/2012
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Rush fans will be able to hear the band's classics in a whole new way with the November 13th release of The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Plays The Music Of Rush, which includes special guest spots from members of Iron Maiden and Marillion. And fans can check out "2112 Overture" right now.

Purple Pyramid Records sent out these details: Nearly sixty musicians and thirty vocalists transform nine of Rush's greatest hits into even more intricate, soaring orchestral works.

The RPO 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. Harvey performed with the prog rock group Gryphon and as an accomplished multi-instrumentalist (specializing in mediaeval and Renaissance periods), worked with many folk and rock musicians such as Richard and Linda Thompson, Kate Bush, and Sweet. He has toured and recorded with John Williams, and has performed and composed film/TV soundtracks for more than thirty years. The album was produced by James Graydon and Richard Cottle, who also arranged all the music.

The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Plays The Music Of Rush Tracklist
1. 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

Listen to "2112 Overture" here

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