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Abba for Orchestra [Carl Davis]
Abba for Orchestra [Carl Davis]
Price: £12.36

15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Philharmonia Rocks!!!, 4 Mar. 2014
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This is certainly the best Abba cover album produced to date.The recent Bond for Orchestra by the same personal was brilliant this is outstanding.Be shocked anyone who are used to listening to the Philharmonia Orchestra in its more traditional music role for they really let their hair down on this album.The second track Voules Vous is magnificent a disco dance track !! Most of the arrangements work as the music of Abba can easily be adapted to symphonic form but this album has real guts!!.I shudder to think what Carl Davis will come out with next!! Anyone who likes crossover projects will love this.Nothing wrong with a symphony orchestra going well outside it's normal box!! The Philharmonia have surpassed themselves here.A must but especially for Abba fans you won't be disapointed!
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Bond For Orchestra (Pavel Sporcl; Guy Barker; Philharmonia Orchestra; Carl Davis) (Carl Davis Collection: CDC021)
Bond For Orchestra (Pavel Sporcl; Guy Barker; Philharmonia Orchestra; Carl Davis) (Carl Davis Collection: CDC021)
Price: £12.57

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb Bond CD!!, 6 May 2013
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I cannot recommend this CD enough.I went to the concert last November at Londons Royal Festival Hall where with the addition of vocals from Mary Carewe and Lance Ellington and presentation from the remarkable Honor Blackman was outstanding.This album which was on sale and being signed by Carl Davis virtually sold out!! Most of the arrangements are superb particularly Casino Riale and Quantum of Solace which both really rock!!The Phiharmonia Orchestra surpass themselves on this recording and are really comfortable and certainly enjoying playing this music which was also evident at the concert,their smiling and enthusiastic faces said it all.5 Stars!! Buy it!!


Classic Rock - Rock Classics
Classic Rock - Rock Classics
Price: £5.99

8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars CLASSIC ROCK ROCK CLASSICS LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, 18 Nov. 2012
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This 3 CD compliation is excellent.I have all of the origional ten Classic Rock albums by the London Symphony Orchestra recorded between 1976-1994.This set is from the first five albums although the very last track the Jesus Christ Superstar Suite is taken from the very last album in 1994.A very good selection which includes the entire ten tracks from the first album spread over the three discs with selected tracks from the other albums.Highlights are Get Back Baker Street Whole Lotta Love Paint It Black Eye Of The Tiger to name a few.This is thefirst big commercial release of the Orchestrated Rock format and contains some excellent arrangements.The LSO are indeed a force to be reckoned with as no other symphony orchestra can play this quite as well as them.The set also contains new liner notes about how the Classic Rock project came into being from one of the producers Don Reedman.I have had the priviledge of attrending CLassic Rock concerts in the 80's and early 90's ath both the Royal Albert Hall and the Barbican in London.The concerts were sold out!!I sincerely hope this project is revived because to listen to these again shows the depth of quality and versatility of the greatest orchestra in the world.


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