Classic Rock (album)

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Classic Rock
London Symphony Orchestra - Classic Rock.jpg
Studio album by The London Symphony Orchestra
Released 1 July 1978
Genre Classical, Rock
Length 51:42
Label K-Tel International
Producer Jeff Jarratt, Don Reedman
The London Symphony Orchestra chronology
Classic Rock
Classic Rock 2: The Second Movement

Classic Rock is the first album in the Classic Rock series by London Symphony Orchestra. It was released on 1 July 1978 by K-Tel International,[1] and entered the UK Albums Chart on 8 July 1978, rising to number 3 and staying in the charts for 39 weeks.[2] The album gained platinum certification from the British Phonographic Industry on 10 November 1978.[1] 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



  1. ^ a b "Certified Awards Search" (To access, enter the search parameter "Classic Rock" and select "Search by Keyword"). British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 10 April 2016. 
  2. ^ "Classic Rock". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2016-04-10.