New release link Symphonic Queen: The Greatest Hits
1 We Will Rock You
2 I Want It All
3 These Are the Days of Our Lives
4 Tie Your Mother Down
5 Love of My Life
6 Crazy Little Thing Called Love
7 Don't Stop Me Now
8 One Vision
9 Under Pressure
10 The Show Must Go On
11 I Want To Break Free
12 We Are the Champions
14 A Kind of Magic
15 Fat-Bottomed Girls
16 Killer Queen
17 Another One Bites the Dust
18 You're My Best Friend
19 Bohemian Rhapsody
Honestly very boring, nothing new or interesting, previous releases were a way better.
Queen Symphony by Tolga Kashif was brilliantly done. It still remains as the most moving and intelligent rendition of Queen's musical themes with orchestral arrangement. It is a great monument to Queen's abilities in the field of musical composition. Sad he didn't use any of the tracks from MIH.
Is this new release a re-packaging of the 80's album or these are brand new RPO arrangements ?
I have always appreciated the arranged versions of the RPO. Someone has already heard these new?
however, from what I have seen, better this CD (where someone has committed to renew something) than the usual heated soup (messenger of the gods), I suppose ....
Freddie, supposedly, to Jim beach: "I don't care what you do with my music but don't make me boring."
Boring to see yet another symphonic collection of Queen songs? Yep - this will add nothing to the canon.
Heard it. It resembles these arrangements that are sometimes heard during events where tuxedo is obligatory and big band / jazz orchestra is playing popular arranged songs or standards. Hate to say it, but when I hear electric guitar in these arrangements I cringe. Why limit orchestra's abilities and make something easier even sounding cheap* (the playing of the guitar doesn't resemble the genius of our good doctor). That's why Tolga Kashif's vision is so cool, no guitars, no drums, but full orchestra, choir and percussion used in classical music.
Overall the album is mediocre, it is good for one listening. I'd even say that RPO's previous attempt at Queen's hits was better.