Classic Rock (album)

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Classic Rock
Studio album by The London Symphony Orchestra
Released 1977
Genre Classical, Rock
Length 51:42
Label K-Tel International
Producer Jeff Jarratt & Don Reedman
The London Symphony Orchestra chronology
Classic Rock
(1977)
Classic Rock: The Second Movement
(1978)

Classic Rock is the first album in the Classic Rock series by London Symphony Orchestra. It was released in 1977 on K-Tel International, but did not chart in the United Kingdom until the summer of 1978. The album was recorded at EMI Abbey Road Studios on 15–16 October 1976.

Track listing[edit]

Side one[edit]

  1. Bohemian Rhapsody (Freddie Mercury) - 6:23
  2. Life On Mars (David Bowie) - 4:19
  3. A Whiter Shade Of Pale (Gary Brooker & Keith Reid) - 3:51
  4. Whole Lotta Love (John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page, John Bonham & Robert Plant) - 4:28
  5. Paint It Black (Mick Jagger & Keith Richards) - 5:27

Side two[edit]

  1. Nights In White Satin (Justin Hayward) - 4:49
  2. Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds (John Lennon & Paul McCartney) - 6:06
  3. Without You (Thomas Evans & Peter Ham) - 3:53
  4. I'm Not In Love (Graham Gouldman & Eric Stewart) - 7:30
  5. Sailing (Gavin Sutherland) - 4:56

All tracks arranged and conducted by Andrew Pryce Jackman except:

  • Track 3 on side 1: Arranged and conducted by Martyn Ford
  • Tracks 3 & 4 on side 2: Arranged by Ann Odell, conducted by Martyn Ford

Personnel[edit]

  • Anthony Camden - Chairman of LSO
  • Neville Taweel - Leader of LSO
  • Michael De Grey
  • The Rhythm Section
  • Peter Straker - Solo vocal on "Bohemian Rhapsody"
  • David Bell - Organ solo on "A Whiter Shade Of Pale"