Orchestral recordings of rock music fundamentally raise the question of their meaning. If this is to be a shallow infusion without added value, pure bombast pop, sugary like cream cake, the answer is simple. The London Philharmonic Orchestra (2005, arranged by Jaz Coleman), but also David Palmer (meanwhile Dee Palmer), arranger and keyboarder with Jethro Tull, has proved with his interpretation of the music of Genesis, Pink Floyd, Jethro Tull etc. that it can also be rich, with style and justification for existence. Now the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, arranged by James Graydon (The RPO plays the music of Rush) and Richard Cottle (The Alan Parsons Project) with Fleetwood Mac's magnificent album "Rumours". "Second Hand News" gets such a frivolous anthem. "Dreams is following in Gershwin's footsteps. In "Don't Stop" the wind players are in charge like once with the Beatles or George Martin. "Songbird" is staged as a medieval ballad à la "Greensleeves" and in "Gold Dust Woman" Peter Frampton is allowed to sing his guitar. Go on through.
Top track: Never Going Back