London’s royal philharmonic scores Fleetwood Mac’s classic album Rumours with guest appearance by Peter Frampton.
One of the world’s most storied and esteemed orchestras, The Royal Philharmonic, continues its bold, symphonic reinterpretations of contemporary rock music, this time revisiting the ‘70s melodic rock favourite Rumours by Fleetwood Mac in its entirety. Recorded at the historic Abbey Road studios, this release marks the first time the RPO have taken on an entire album, from opening note to closing refrain. The roughly 50+ musicians who comprise the orchestra were aided in their quest by the guiding hands of arrangers James Graydon and Richard Cottle as well as very special guest appearances by the legendary Peter Frampton and steel guitarist Sarah Jory.
The RPO couldn’t have selected a better album to recreate. Released in 1977 and considered the high water mark not only of Fleetwood Mac’s extraordinary career but of ‘70s rock in general, Rumours produced a string of hits including “Go Your Own Way,” “Don’t Stop,” “The Chain,” and “Gold Dust Woman.” Graydon comments, “Rumours was such an important album in terms of both songwriting and production. Although we were mindful of the fact that these songs are very well known, we decided to approach the arrangements from a slightly different perspective to make it work in the orchestral world.” Executive producer Anthony Klein remarks, “It was a privilege to work with the Royal Philharmonic, and to have them play and record those classic songs in such an iconic room as Studio 2 at Abbey Road made the whole project even more epic. We now have a fantastic album and hope that it will appeal to all generations.”
1. Second Hand News
3. Never Going Back Again
4. Don’t Stop
5. Go Your Own Way
7. The Chain
8. You Make Loving Fun
9. I Don’t Want To Know
10. Oh Daddy
11. Gold Dust Woman feat. Peter Frampton
Listen to an advance preview of “Gold Dust Woman” featuring guitarist Peter Frampton (Something Else Reviews).
For Further Information:
The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra official website: http://www.rpo.co.uk
Stuart A. Hamilton / The Rocker / Friday, July 19, 2013