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Symphonic Music of the Rolling Stones based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Jon Astley,known as the Official Who Archivist,here turned his attention to the Stones and appeared as arranger on a number of this album's tracks,along with his father the late Ted Astley.His sister Virginia arranged the song ''Dandelion'' as a Nursery Rhyme,which was typical of one who preferred classical music and has a strong image of childhood things herself.The other Astleys making an appearance here are her daughter Florence and a couple of her neices in Layla and Zelda the daughters of Jon Astley. Other guests include Mick Jagger,who revives ''Angie'',opera singer Jerry Hadley who reconstructs ''Sympathy for the Devil'' and Maire Brennan,the voice of Clannad,who does ''As tears go by'':the originator of that song Marianne Faithful croaks her way through ''Ruby Tuesday''. Another guest arranger,Jaz Coleman of Killing Joke,comes up with some fine interpretations of Stones music which suggest he's absorbed a lot of Elgar and Vaughan Williams. All in all an excellent album which proves once and for all that the only difference between classical and rock is in the interpretation. At a distance this is authentic sounding classical music by the Worlds Largest Rock Band the London Symphony