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    ^ It's very good, but truth be told Procol Harum had already produced what may be the ultimate orchestral rock ballad in "A Salty Dog". You can't implement that idea better than there.
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    yngwie malmsteen ,the Nice,Iron Maiden,Scorpions,Aerosmith.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrotum Scissor View Post
    ^ It's very good, but truth be told Procol Harum had already produced what may be the ultimate orchestral rock ballad in "A Salty Dog". You can't implement that idea better than there.
    No argument about "A Salty Dog", I merely refer to how much better "Conquistador" was compositionally augmented and defined by the Edmonton Orchestra. The trumpets alone heighten the overall performance, as well as the strident strings. In comparison, the 1967 original version seems barren.

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    An orchestral version of proggy The Song Is Over the track that The Who has never played live at concert. Roger Daltrey did it so incredible with his following band & orchestra at Carnegie Hall in 1994. There's a DVD and CD of the entire perfomance called "Roger Daltrey - A Celebration - The Music of Pete Townshend And The Who" (1994).





    EDIT: Imagine A Man the song is also proggy & The Who never played it live back in the day (The Two played it live for the first time at their current tour), so Daltrey did justice to Imagine A Man too.

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    More discussions here: Working-with-Orchestras-the-good-and-the-bad

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    I remember Conquistador was a hit. That's Robin Trower on guitar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vic2012 View Post
    I remember Conquistador was a hit. That's Robin Trower on guitar.
    Robin Trower was on the original studio recording from l think it was 1967, Robin Trower had left the band by the time the more well known version in 1972 with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra was released, l forget the name of the guitarist on that recording

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    Smak covers, live 2017



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    PH with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra was one of my favorite albums when I was 12 in '72.

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    Alogia & Symphonic orchestra, live 12/27/2017



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    I wonder why nobody mentioned Ian Anderson.





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    Steve Hillage in concert with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at the RAH, 1974

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    Camel - Snow Goose
    Uriah Heep - Salisbury (the song)
    Lucifer's Friend - Banquet

    Zappa has at least two songs combining both orchestra and band: Orchestral Duke of Prunes and Strictly Genteel (200 Motels version). There may be others that don't come to mind.

    David Palmer's Classic Case releases were mostly orchestral some songs added a few rock musicians like Ian Anderson and Steve Hackett.

    The pieces where its orchestral or band separately aren't as interesting, so for instance Deep Purple and Day of Future Passed. But when the two are combined in such a way that they both really compliment each other, I like it. Renaissance is probably the best example.

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    Quote Originally Posted by doneg View Post
    Robin Trower was on the original studio recording from l think it was 1967, Robin Trower had left the band by the time the more well known version in 1972 with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra was released, l forget the name of the guitarist on that recording
    The guitarist was Dave Ball and he rocked the joint. Procol Harum Live With the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra is my go-to album for "Group + Orchestra."

    Although The Nice's "Five Bridges" comes close.



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    Some orchestral sounds are also present here


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    "Improvisation is not an excuse for musical laziness" - Fred Frith
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    The rock band is missing



    Scraping the barrel of this thread?

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    MoeTar with Oakland Symphony Orchestra (sorry this is the only video I could find):



    Secret Chiefs 3 with Krasnoyarsk Philharmonic Russian Orchestra:



    And a pretty good recording from that show:

    https://secretchiefsthree.bandcamp.c...-orchestra-sc3

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    Quote Originally Posted by flowerking View Post
    Zappa has at least two songs combining both orchestra and band: Orchestral Duke of Prunes and Strictly Genteel (200 Motels version). There may be others that don't come to mind.
    https://www.progressiveears.org/foru...h-3-CD-release

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    I think my favourite pairing of rock band with strings is Pete Townshend's 'Street in the City' from his album with Ronnie Lane - 'Rough Mix'. Don't know if this was ever done live with the ensemble but it is perfectly scored with the band and the strings not getting in each others' way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jake View Post
    I think my favourite pairing of rock band with strings is Pete Townshend's 'Street in the City' from his album with Ronnie Lane - 'Rough Mix'. Don't know if this was ever done live with the ensemble but it is perfectly scored with the band and the strings not getting in each others' way.
    The "band", though, is just Townshend's acoustic guitar and voice, and maybe Lane on very understated bass. No drums, no keyboards - there's a lot of room there.

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    This kills!!!

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    ^ It's like a sympho-bonanza of all their greatest tits!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrotum Scissor View Post
    ^ all their greatest tits!!
    Hmm, l must have missed that, I'll have to watch it more closely next time

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