There was an exciting announcement this week:
I’ll be performing my hits & more on Feb 9 at the @SabanTheatre in Beverly Hills accompanied by a full symphonic orchestra! We’ll be celebrating the release of my forthcoming symphonic album of hits & new songs! On sale 10/26 at 10am PT at https://t.co/YKdCiXFuVm
— Rick Springfield (@rickspringfield) October 22, 2018
Another new album! I’m so incredibly astonished about the amount of music that my favorite rock star puts out! Since this is a “symphonic album of hits & new songs,” there will be some familiar tunes on this new album (hopefully “Souls” will be one of them – it sounded so beautiful in the clips I saw from his recent symphony concerts). But also some new songs! Whoo-hoo!
If any reporters come across this blog when preparing for an interview to run before the next Rick Springfield show in your town, please ask him about this!
He explained in one fascinating interview how the process worked with the symphony. Unfortunately, I can’t find where that interview was. If I remember correctly, somebody annotated the music for his songs (is that the right word?) then the talented symphony musicians were able to play it with very little rehearsal. But what about the new songs? Did he still write them the same way he usually does, going through the same process with the annotator (is that the right word?) or did he have the symphony instrumentation in mind when he wrote it? What are the new songs about? Are they more “Rocket Science” (which he has called his happiest album ever) or “The Snake King” (the opposite of “Rocket Science”)? We’d like some details, please.
A brief recap of the last few albums – all since I started this blog in August 2014: acoustic (“Stripped Down”), country-influenced (“Rocket Science”) and blues-influenced (“The Snake King.”) And now one with a symphony orchestra. See why I’m so impressed (and why Rick Springfield fans are so incredibly lucky)?