Wednesday, 18 March 2009

Rockestra

So Glad To See You Here

Rockestra Theme

Musicians who performed on these two songs include: Denny Laine, Laurence Juber, David Gilmour, Hank Marvin, Pete Townshend (guitars), Steve Holly, John Bonham, Kenney Jones (drums), Paul McCartney, John Paul Jones (pianos), Ronnie Lane, Bruce Thomas (bass), Gary Brooker, Linda McCartney, Tony Ashton (keyboards), Speedy Acquaye, Tony Carr, Ray Cooper, Morris Pert (percussion), Howie Casey, Tony Dorsey, Steve Howard, Thaddeus Richard (horns).
The recordings took place at Abbey Road studios on October 3, 1978 between 10:30 and 18:30. The sessions were filmed using several Panavision cameras. However, this footage didn't see the light of day until the DVD release of Wingspan. In 2007 more outtakes were used for the menu screen on The McCartney Years DVD.

4 comments:

Professor Benjamin Levi Marks said...

i have always loved both songs. Back to the Egg is a treasure of a LP

Anonymous said...

I 'think' the Rockestra video was a bonus track on the Wingspan dvd

Wogew said...

The full length video documents the full Rockestra sessions for both songs. It was then edited down to a 50 minute documentary, which has never been shown publicly. From these fifty minutes, the 3 minute music video of "Rockestra Theme" was created for the Wingspan DVD, as a bonus track (as shown here). I don't know who put together the video for "So Glad To See You Here" from the same 50 minute documentary, but I'm grateful for it!

Endre said...

There is a Rockestra progressive rock band from Argentina which plays mostly their own interpretations of songs from The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Jethro Tull, Yes, Asia, ELP... They have release three records so far: 2004 "Retropia", 2005 "15+", 2010 "Tributo a Luis Alberto Spinetta - El ojo que mira al alma"

Cheers!
Andy from Hungary (Central Europe)