Nashville, Tennessee May 15, 2020 -- Little River Band to release an orchestral CD featuring many of the bands hit songs. The orchestral arrangements and symphonic sounds make for a relaxing albeit magical audio experience. Black Tie will be available to the general public on May 15, 2020.
The Little River Band who is best known for their mega hits like, and deliver a much needed magical getaway while people are staying safer at home. The CD will take you on a musical journey and allow you to escape the pressures of today.
Chris Marion, the keyboard player affectionately known as Maestro and who charted the arrangements had this to say: “Our brand-new recording features the greatest hits you know and love along with orchestration by me. We are so excited to finally offer you this collection compiled from several live orchestra shows over the last couple of years. Since it represents something so personal to me, I wanted to share a little about how it came to fruition. A few years ago, we were presented with an opportunity to do a summer tour with the band Kansas. The only catch was that it would be a series of orchestra shows. Although our band had performed with orchestras in various iterations, there was certainly no contemporary collection of orchestral arrangements for any of the hits, let alone versions representative of the latest arrangements. Commissioning orchestral arrangement is pretty cost prohibitive.
In a moment of sheer lunacy and bravado, I offered to give a song or two a shot. Classical piano training as a child and a year or so as a music major in college should be more than adequate to compose over a thousand bars of music for instruments that I don’t play, right? While I might be minimizing my training for the sake of a good story, this was still a massive challenge to create compositions for each song that captured the individual nuances of each instrument weaving together into a work that ultimately honored the song itself.
Creating these arrangements was undoubtedly a labor of love. Every time I stand in front of a group of extremely talented instrumentalists who are playing these notes with the same passion I had when creating them, it is truly a humbling moment. What a great honor and privilege to experience this!”
The band was scheduled to play 90 shows this year before the pandemic arrived. Most of the shows have been rescheduled to a later date. For more on Little River Band, check out their and make sure to like them on
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