Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Releasing Rush CD

The 60-year-old London-based Royal Philharmonic Orchestra is releasing a 9-track CD and vinyl album of Rush hits November 13. The CD retails for $12.24 and the vinyl album for $18.40.

UPDATE: Read the Rush Vault review of the album.

This won’t be the first time the classical orchestra produces a work of popular music. It’s previously released recordings of music by Queen, Pink Floyd, and ABBA, as well as compilations of other popular favorites.

The Rush album will contain “dramatic reinterpretations” of some of the band’s big radio hits and will be conducted by Richard Harvey, founder of Gryphon, the 1970s progressive rock band known for blending medieval influences into its music. He’s a long-time collaborator with the eminent film composer John Williams and has worked with Paul McCartney, Kate Bush, and Gerry Rafferty, among others.

Album details:

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Plays the Music of Rush
Cleopatra (ASIN: B009D5LVNS)
Nov. 13, 2012
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

Excerpt from the orchestra’s press release:

“From the world-famous orchestra that brought you symphonic interpretations of Queen, Pink Floyd and ABBA comes a brand new set of studio recordings celebrating the music of Canadian Prog Rock legends, Rush. Includes dramatic reinterpretations of the Rush classics ‘Tom Sawyer,’ ‘The Spirit of Radio,’ ‘Red Barchetta,’ ‘Limelight,’ and more. Conducted by BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) award winning musician and composer Richard Harvey.”

Read the Rush Vault review of the album.

Order on Amazon.

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~ by rvkeeper on October 6, 2012.

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