A Dubious Proposal: Royal Philharmonic Covers Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours?

F Mac

Er, maybe they should just go their own way….

By Blurt Staff


The Royal Philharmonic is now revisiting the ‘70s melodic rock favorite 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 guest appearances by Peter Frampton and steel guitarist Sarah Jory.

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.”

Er, yeah…


(The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra official website: http://www.rpo.co.uk)

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