The Chamber Academy Orchestra – Classical Rolling Stones (2001)

FrontCover1This album was recorded in conjunction with The Mick Jagger Center for the Performing Arts. Fully accredited by Jagger who’s signature appears on back of every tray card. 13 classic Stones songs including, ‘Paint It Black’, ‘Ruby Tuesday’,’The Last Time’, ‘Street Fighting Man’ & ‘Lady Jane’ as interpreted by The Chamber Academy Ensemble featuring members of the R.P.O. including their leader & 1st violinist Johnathan Carney.

And here some informations about the Mick Jagger Center for the Performing Arts

The Mick Jagger Centre is a performing arts venue in Dartford, Kent. It is on the site of Dartford Grammar School; however, it is open to the local community. The Centre is named after the Rolling Stones singer Mick Jagger, who was a pupil at the school. It has two main stages and holds theatre workshops in the summer.

MickJaggerCentreThere are two main performance spaces, a recording studio, rehearsal rooms, a bar and gallery. The Small Room has a capacity of 150 seated; the Big Room can seat 350 or hold 600 standing.

The centre cost £2.25m, and was funded by a National Lottery grant of £1.7m with a further contribution from Jagger himself. Construction on the arena started in 1998 and it was opened in March 2000 by the Duke of Kent and Jagger. At its opening, Jagger was persuaded by a student to sign the wall of one of the new music classrooms with ‘I was back’ which he did, the memento still being displayed today.

The Mick Jagger Centre is the home of the Orchestra of the Thames Gateway, a professional orchestra with an ambitious programme of commissioning new works from local composers to reflect the local region. A Concerto for saxophone by composer Adrian Smith was premiered in late 2009, followed by a Violin Concerto composed by Sarah Freestone.

Mick Jagger, alongside his wife Jerry Hall in the New Music Studio at Dartford Grammar School, Kent

Mick Jagger, alongside his wife Jerry Hall in the New Music Studio at Dartford Grammar School, Kent

The Thames Gateway Quartet, a professional string quartet is also based at the Centre and has a multi-year programme of playing and recording student musical works, in addition to a wide and varied outreach programme. (by wikipedia)

And waht we hear on this record is chamber music ! And it´s a real interesting experiement … Rolling Stones songs … arranged for a small chamber ensemble … and Mr. Big Jim Sullivan ist on guitar !

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David Burrowes (cello)
Colin Callow (violin)
Jonathan Carney (violin)
Tim Carrey (piano)
Duncan McKenzie (guitar)
Jim Pitts (harmonica)
Stephen Shakeshaft (viola)
Big Jim Sullivan (guitar)
Jeffrey Wilson (saxophone)

01. Paint It Black 4.47
02. Ruby Tuesday 3.23
03. Street Fighting Man 3.00
04. Lady Jane 4.08
05. Time Is On My Side 3.39
06. Get Off Of My Cloud 2.39
07. Angie 4.26
08. As Tears Go By 2.20
09. Good Times, Bad Times 3.25
10. You Can’t Always Get What You Want 6.41
11. Play With Fire 2.35
12. Let It Bleed 4.07
13. The Last Time 4.16

All songs written by Keith Richards & Mick Jagger