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JETHRO TULL’s IAN ANDERSON Joins TERRY REID And MANCHESTER STRING QUARTET On An Epic New Version Of BADFINGER’s “DAY AFTER DAY!”

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JETHRO TULL’s IAN ANDERSON Joins TERRY REID And MANCHESTER STRING QUARTET On An Epic New Version Of BADFINGER’s “DAY AFTER DAY!”

Los Angeles, CA – What do you get when add the woodwind talents of rock flutist Ian Anderson and the six-string skills of British guitarist Terry Reid to Badfinger’s unforgettable smash hit “Day After Day”? You get one of the most compelling and riveting reinventions of a classic song you’re likely to hear all year! Throw in a modern string quartet out of Manchester for good measure and now you’ve got one beautifully rendered, symphonic rock masterpiece! All of these elements combine flawlessly, as if the passage of time was merely waiting for them to coalesce around Joey Molland and company’s superb version of the song that originally appeared on Badfinger’s 1971 album Straight Up. Reid, whose ultra-melodic, soulful guitar playing earned him acclaim for his solo albums as well as session work for the likes of Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne and Don Henley, adds depth to the emotive string arrangements of the Manchester String Quartet with his subtle playing while Anderson’s flute adds unexpected flourishes that will give listener’s the feeling of hearing this song for the very first time again and again, day after day!

Anderson shares this about the track, “Like many of my contemporaries, I remember ‘The New Beatles,’ as Badfinger were unfortunately dubbed by the UK press. Great songwriting and production by George Harrison. [This version is] brought to life here by the Manchester String Quartet, alumnis of the Northern Royal College Of Music. I tried to find a few harmonies and simple counterpoints to interject into their splendid performance. For me, an elegant and nostalgic experience.” 

Meanwhile, Reid had this to say, “It was great to go back and listen to this song again and get to play guitar on it as I’ve always loved the band and this song. I got to hang out with Joey back in the day and he’s a really great guy and a fine musician. Playing on this song brought back some great memories of a musical era that will never be forgotten by me and many others.” 

Stream the single: https://orcd.co/badfinger_day_after_day

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British String Quartet Salutes The Legendary Manchester Scene With A New Album Of Chamber Rock Interpretations!

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British String Quartet Salutes The Legendary Manchester Scene With A New Album Of Chamber Rock Interpretations!

Los Angeles, CA – They are one of the most sought after chamber quartets in the UK, even earning the praise of Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker, and now The Manchester String Quartet are proud to announce an exciting new tribute to their namesake, the city they call home, and a place that has birthed some of the most renowned musical acts in British rock history! From Oasis to New Order, The Smiths to The Buzzcocks, The Stone Roses to Elbow, Manchester England saw an explosion of groundbreaking musical acts starting in the mid 1970s that continues to this day, making it a true mecca of the artistic world. With their new album Classic Manchester, this group of 4 extremely talented classical musicians celebrate the city and its most memorable musical offerings, dramatically reinventing such classics as “Love Will Tear Us Apart,” “Wonderwall,” “This Charming Man,” “Blue Monday” and others. The album is available now on CD and digital download courtesy of a joint venture between UK outfit Glucose Recordings and Cleopatra Records.

Formed in 2002 by John Purton, Tim Crooks, Natalie Purton and Sarah Smyth, The Manchester String Quartet have quickly become one of the most sought after group of young classical musicians performing in the UK today. They are full-time professional musicians who perform with such renowned orchestras as the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic and The Hallé. They’ve even earned the praise of some of their rock counterparts such as Jarvis Cocker who declared, “The Manchester String Quartet are the real deal: not only are they fantastic players but, in John Purton, they have an incredibly talented composer and arranger. They’re mega!” So whether you’re a fan of classical music or not, you’re sure to hear and appreciate the extraordinary depth of talent possessed by this fine group.

To order the CD at Amazon, visit: http://www.amazon.com/Classic-Manchester-String-Quartet/dp/B00VH6S62K
To order the digital version on iTunes, visit: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/classic-manchester/id990792992

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