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Pop Goes Classical

26 January 2018 16:01

Alongside some guitar arrangements for the next album of virtuoso Japanese guitarist, Kaori, we’ve had great fun this month arranging more pop songs in a classical style. This follows on from the success of our album last year for Classic FM, Pop Goes Classical, featuring the Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra.

This time we’ve recorded them as piano duets (cheaper than an orchestra) and this has the advantage that we can play them ourselves. Playing the piano presents an increasing challenge for James as his Parkinson’s progresses, but it has become a fantastic form of physiotherapy. Despite many fights over who plays which chord or whether James has his hand over my half of the piano (he always does), we’ve succeeded in recording quite a few songs now. Fingers crossed this prolongs James’ piano playing days.

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