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listen  6. Layla (arr. M. Townend) 2:50$0.99  Buy MP3 
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listen  8. Bat Out of Hell (arr. M. Townend) 6:25$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Run to You (arr. M. Freeman) 3:27$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. China in Your Hand (arr. M. Townend) 3:41$0.99  Buy MP3 
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listen12. Bittersweet Symphony (arr. M. Freeman) 3:37$0.99  Buy MP3 
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listen  1. Come Away With Me (arr. M. Freeman) 3:30$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Yellow (arr. M. Freeman) 5:19$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Here With Me (arr. M. Freeman) 4:14$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Millennium (arr. M. Freeman) 3:48$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Hero (arr. M. Freeman) 4:13$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. What Can I Do (arr. M. Freeman) 4:03$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Flying Without Wings (arr. M. Freeman) 3:16$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Everybody Hurts (arr. M. Townend) 4:55$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Every Breath You Take (arr. M. Townend) 4:09$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. Let It Be (arr. M. Townend) 4:55$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. A Whiter Shade of Pale (arr. M. Townend) 4:26$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. Nights In White Satin (arr. M. Townend) 4:13$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen13. Candle in the Wind (arr. M. Freeman) 4:05$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen14. Imagine (arr. M. Townend) 4:11$0.99  Buy MP3 


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listen  1. Fanfare for the Common Man (arr. M. Townend) 2:54$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Fix You (arr. M. Townend) 5:49$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Simply the Best (arr. D. Arnold) 3:47$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Angels (arr. M. Freeman) 4:34$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Stoned: An Orchestral Tribute to the Rolling Stones (arr. M. Townend)10:55Album Only
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listen  7. Thriller (arr. D. Arnold) 4:02$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Careless Whisper (arr. M. Townend) 4:50$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Classical Gas (arr. M. Townend) 3:17$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. One Vision (arr. D. Arnold) 3:53$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. Wonderwall (arr. M. Townend) 4:16$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. Wind Beneath My Wings (arr. D. Arnold): The wind beneath my wings (arr. D. Arnold) 3:56$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen13. Babylon (arr. M. Freeman) 4:04$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen14. We Are the Champions (arr. M. Townend) 4:06$0.99  Buy MP3 

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (July 27, 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 3
  • Format: Box set
  • Note on Boxed Sets: During shipping, discs in boxed sets occasionally become dislodged without damage. Please examine and play these discs. If you are not completely satisfied, we'll refund or replace your purchase.
  • Label: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  • ASIN: B002DFPT60
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #132,460 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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3.7 out of 5 stars

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Me on March 19, 2005
Format: Audio CD
I received this as a present and at first I wasn't sure if I would like it because I don't like some of the original songs, but there's something about hearing the orchestra play that makes me like all of them. Just try it out.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By S. Higgins on October 30, 2005
Format: Audio CD
If you buy no other classical music, buy this collection. CD 1 (Relax) is perfect for dinner, quiet entertaining or just soft music while you're working. From "Come Away With Me", to "Whiter Shade of Pale" to "Knights in White Satin"... each piece is it's own movement - and moved you will be... Perfect for a romantic evening. CD2 is more robust, but equally entertaining. "Layla", "Livin On A Prayer", Stairway to Heaven", "Run to You" and "Bohemian Rhapsody" - you owe it to yourself to hear these licks performed by the RPO.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Frank A. Hall on July 24, 2005
Format: Audio CD
It really isn't rock, but it is a very pleasant presentation of popular music, rendered in creative ways by a full symphony orchestra. It sounds like the orchestra had a great time making these CD's.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By C. Jagen on February 8, 2008
Format: Audio CD
This is a good CD for background music for just hanging around or having a party of any sort.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Sherna Bhumgara on May 22, 2012
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, renowned the world over for its strident and stalwart performances of western classical music, has tried its hand, this time, with their instrumental versions of various well-known rock and blues tracks, performed originally with vocals, by such well-known artists as Norah Jones, Bono of U2 etc.

Symphonic Rock is what you might imagine it is - a conventional orchestra making use of drums, electric guitars and synthesizers to create an amalgamation of symphonic orchestral rock music, set to a beat. The music itself is pleasing enough but it tends to be neither symphonic nor quite rock.......it is a somewhat average representation of music that lacks depth, punch and vibrancy, so essential to rock music. The beat of the drums tends to be very soft, when it should have been hard and punchy. The packaging is neat enough - no complaints there.

Overall, one can safely say that this cd set provides pleasing, soft background music - useful when entertaining guests or just whilst working or while reading, before nodding off to sleep. Playing it loud would just make it sound harsh and lack-lustre.

I was just a little disappointed with this compilation - I thought it might match up to or be better than Walter Murphy's "Disco Symphony" but the fact is that it just isn't good enough. In fact, I'd recommend that you buy Louis Clark's "Hooked On Classics" collection or the 3 cd set of "Rock Dreams" also performed by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - those are tons better. If this cd set is gifted to you, you should feel happy but otherwise, don't go rushing to the racks to snatch this one up!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Chombie on October 20, 2011
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The album was everything I expected from the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Great easy listening and perfect for baby boomer dinner parties.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A. Morris on May 18, 2008
Format: Audio CD
Ok, this album is not for everyone, it is only for those who truly appreciate music and know how to reconize truly good sounding music. It isn't exactly what I would cruise down the road with the windows down and turned up loud - but it is superb for relaxing at home, chilling, working and not wanting some loud screaming of lyrics or talking in general to interrupt your workflow (if you are like me and don't like dead silence when working, this is PERFECT!) As a matter-in-fact I have it playing right now as I type this.....give it a shot, but only if you are a true music lover!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Steve Ramm TOP 50 REVIEWER on August 9, 2010
Format: Audio CD
In 2004 Angel Records released a two-disc album with the same title - as performed by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Two years later they issued another. Apparently their contract with Angel expired and now they've combined the 2004 and 2006 recordings into this THREE disc album on their own RPO label. I hesitate to call this a "crossover album" because the orchestrations are not really classical. And it certainly isn't classical music.

Back in the 1960s albums like this used to be released by the 101 Strings. Who were the 101s? Basically studio musicians between gigs who moonlighted for the budget labels to record dumbed-down versions of movie and Broadway show tunes that everyone knew. And people bought them.

The RPO bases its reputation on its years with Sir Thomas Beecham as principal conductor. Well, those days are over these recordings are conducted by David Arnold and Matthew Freedman. (They are listed in the booklet inside.) Yes the songs are well played but they all seem to have the same "sweeping and soaring " sound. Emerson Lake and Palmer and Moody Blues used this sound in their albums and both are represented here. The only piece which was originally a classical music piece presented here is Aaron Copeland's "Fanfare for the Common Man" and that is attributed to Emerson Lake and Palmer on the cover because they made a "symphonic rock" version.

One way to have fun with this set is to use it for a trivia game. Invite folks over, have a few drinks and then see how long it takes the first person to get the title, the original group (without looking at the package) and maybe even the year it was a hit or the label it was on. That could be fun. Otherwise don't come to this set looking for either creative versions of pop hits (when did "Wind Beneath My Wings" become "rock"?) or an album of music you can dance too.

Steve Ramm
"Anything Phonographic"
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