PETE TOWNSHEND – ” Love Reign O’er Me ” Vocals by Alfie Boe

Posted: April 28, 2015 in MUSIC
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The first music from the orchestral remake of Pete Townshend’s 1973 rock opera ‘Quadrophenia’ has been released. You can listen to the new version of The Who’s timeless anthem ‘Love Reign O’er Me’ in the clip above, with vocals by British tenor Alfie Boe.

The clip combines clips from the 1979 film version of ‘Quadrophenia,’ starring Phil Daniels, with new footage filmed with Alfie Boe on Brighton Beach on the English south coast. The recording also features the London Oriana Choir and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, and is part of the ‘Classic Quadrophenia’ album, to be released by Deutsche Grammophon via Universal on June 8th (a day later in North America).

Orchestrations for the new album rendition of the piece are by Townshend’s partner, Rachel Fuller, with the RPO conducted by Robert Ziegler. Billy Idol also guests on the album. On July 5th, Boe will join Townshend and the RPO in performing the album at London’s Royal Albert Hall.

Ahead of that, The Who are currently on the first leg of their North American tour, which played at the New Orleans Jazz Fest on Saturday (25) and last night (Monday) was at the Frank Erwin Centre in Austin, Texas. Those dates continue until May 30th, after which the band return home for UK and Irish shows including a June 26 headliner at Barclaycard Presents British Summer Time Hyde Park.

 

 

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