80's Symphonic Live The Tour
Thursday 2 May, 8.00pm
Doors open at 7pm
Bringing to life the acclaimed hit album “80s Symphonic” 80s SYMPHONIC THE TOUR is a live pop spectacular bringing you the original hit videos of classics including Let’s Dance, True, Take On Me, Vienna, Ain’t Nobody and many more on a large screen along with the original vocals and accompanied by a full symphony orchestra.
80s SYMPHONIC THE ALBUM combines the original classic tracks of 15 iconic 80s tracks from David Bowie, a-ha, Foreigner, Simple Minds, Simply Red, Tina Turner, Pretenders, Ultravox and more with brand new symphonic and string arrangements performed by the 48 piece London Studio Orchestra creating brand unique versions of these timeless tracks like you’ve never heard before.
The songs on both the 80s Symphonic album and tour have collectively sold over 20 million copies and have been number one hits in over 20 countries.
The brand new orchestrations for the tour and the album are the work of producer and arranger Andy Wright, who has worked with Simple Minds, Eurythmics, Simply Red, Jeff Beck, Massive Attack to name but a few.
Andy Wright “Opening up the tape boxes of the biggest Warner’s hits from the 80’s was like all my Christmases rolled into one. Having then the opportunity of augmenting the original performances with a 50-piece Symphonic Orchestra has been a dream job. My first call was to my long-time collaborator Sam Swallow, Sam and I have tried to respectfully represent the musicality of the instrumental members of these great bands with Sam judiciously adding additional touches. It could be argued that these records cannot be improved, but…..!
Taking the original elements of the multi-tracks and, on 14 of the tracks, the original vocals the songs were arranged by Sam Swallow for a 48-piece orchestra and recorded over three days by the London Studio Orchestra in the legendary ‘Beatles Studio’ Studio 2 at the world famous Abbey Road Studios.
The new version of David Bowie’s 1983 classic ‘Let’s Dance’ was orchestrated and arranged for strings by the track’s original producer Nile Rodgers at Abbey Road Studio 1 where he is the Chief Creative Advisor.