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Royal Philharmonic Orchestra & Matthew Freeman - Symphonic Queen: The Greatest Hits (2016)

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Royal Philharmonic Orchestra & Matthew Freeman - Symphonic Queen: The Greatest Hits (2016)

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra & Matthew Freeman - Symphonic Queen: The Greatest Hits (2016)
Classical, Symphonies | MP3 320 kbps | 70:58 min | ~163 Mb
Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Tracks: 19 | Rls.date: 2016

Queen, the famed British glam-rock band, were distinguished by their harmonies and operatic allusions, reflecting the classical background and training of lead singer Freddie Mercury. 45 years after the bands first show in the classic line-up of Mercury, May, Taylor and Deacon, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra celebrates Queens classical roots with this symphonic tribute, featuring hits that will truly rock you.
The process of orchestrating songs that have rightly earned a place in the history of pop culture is extremely satisfying. Translating these Queen songs to the world of the orchestra was really a matter of allocating the many ideas that already exist on the original recordings to the instruments of the orchestra. I've tried to capture the essence of the songs as I adapt them for the orchestra and not to over embellish them. The songs of Queen are already very rich in melody, accompaniment, harmony and counter melody. To orchestrate the songs one delves quite deeply into the world and sound of Queen. That's a very rewarding part of the journey. I'm certain Freddie Mercury would have spent more time experimenting with the symphony orchestra if his life had allowed –Matthew Freeman

TRACKLIST
01. We Will Rock You (01:56)
02. I Want It All (04:00)
03. These Are The Days Of Our Lives (04:03)
04. Tie Your Mother Down (03:50)
05. Love Of My Life (04:02)
06. Crazy Little Thing Called Love (02:48)
07. Don't Stop Me Now (03:42)
08. One Vision (03:50)
09. Under Pressure (03:56)
10. The Show Must Go On (04:14)
11. I Want To Break Free (03:37)
12. We Are The Champions (04:06)
13. Flash (02:26)
14. A Kind Of Magic (04:32)
15. Fat Bottomed Girls (03:19)
16. Killer Queen (03:06)
17. Another One Bites The Dust (03:07)
18. You're My Best Friend (02:55)
19. Bohemian Rhapsody (06:27)