We're resurrecting Symphony Sunday for a couple more weeks before we finish the series.
The Beatles made liberal use of horns and strings on their late period recordings. One might argue that the ability to replicate these sounds contributed to the end of their run as a live band. But, that doesn't stop Cheap Trick, who along with a diverse cast of special guests and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra recreate the Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album, along with a host of other classics recorded in from 1967 until the Beatles' break-up.
These songs have been interpreted in many ways, but I argue that you just haven't heard "I Want You (She's So Heavy)" until you've heard Ministry's Al Jourgenson sing it with a symphony. Cheap Trick finds that right blend of power-pop, psychedelia, and respect throughout the night. See below for a list of guests...
Medley - The Hollywood Bowl Orchestra
Cheap Trick - Magical Mystery Tour
Ian Ball (Gomez) - Strawberry Fields Forever
Joan Osborne - Lady Madonna, The Long And Winding Road
Rob Laufer - Norweigian Wood
Aimee Mann - Blackbird
The Hollywood Bowl Orchestra - Eleanor Rigby
Al Jourgensen - I Want Your (She's So Heavy)
Cheap Trick - Golden Slumbers Medley, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, With A Little Help From My Friends
Joan Osborne - Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds
Cheap Trick - Getting Better
Aimee Mann - Fixing A Hole
Cheap Trick - She's Leaving Home
Ian Ball - Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite
Rob Laufer - Within You Without You
Aimee Mann - Lovely Rita
Ian Ball - When I'm Sixty-four
Cheap Trick - Good Morning Good Morning, Sgt. Pepper's (Reprise), A Day In The Life, Outer Groove, All You Need Is Love