They gave Nineties nostalgia a classical spin last September in Semple Stadium and now Something Happens, An Emotional Fish and The Frank and Walters are among the acts featured on Féile Classical, a new live album of those Féile throwback shows.
‘Féile Classical – The Live Album’ to be released on CD and CD/DVD on Fri Nov 23rd. The lineup is The Stunning, An Emotional Fish, Something Happens, Hothouse Flowers, The 4 of Us each performing their legendary hits with the I.C.O. - Preorder here https://t.co/d6FIWlTbFK pic.twitter.com/G36kgFtUM8— Warner Music Ireland (@Warnermusicirl) November 6, 2018
The Trip to Tipp made a classical music comeback after a 21-year break with two-sold out concerts in Semple Stadium in Thurles on September 21 and 22 in front of 20,000 people with a line-up of The Stunning, An Emotional Fish, Something Happens, Hothouse Flowers, The 4 of Us and The Frank & Walters performing their hits with the Irish Chamber Orchestra.
Something Happens front man Tom Dunne, whose own band performed at Féile ‘90, ‘91 and ’93, said: "Hand on heart: I was humbled to have been part of something so special, it was a remarkable two days. People talk about ‘special events’ and ‘creating magic’, Féile Classical went beyond that, everyone involved gave it their all to create truly memorable performances.
"The connection with the audience was visceral, moving and real. It had the same energy as the early Féiles, people were too involved in the moment to want to watch it through their mobile phones. As one texter to my radio show said, I don’t want to move on from it, not yet, not for a while, that’s how I feel, and how the bands feel that way too."
Féile Classical - The Live Album, released November 23, features band performances with the Irish Concert Orchestra of songs including After All by The Frank & Walters, Parachute by Something Happens, Mary by The 4 Of Us.
The second format on CD and DVD features Féile 2018: The Backstory, which includes archival footage, out-takes from the iconic Féile TV, band interviews and footage of the original motley Féile gang of the 90s, Dustin the Turkey, Ray D’Arcy, Ian Dempsey.
The full tracklisting is:
The Stunning & Irish Chamber Orchestra - Brewing Up a Storm
An Emotional Fish & Irish Chamber Orchestra - Time is on the Wall
Hothouse Flowers & Irish Chamber Orchestra - Hallelujah Jordan
The 4 Of Us & Irish Chamber Orchestra - Washington Down
The Frank & Walters & Irish Chamber Orchestra - After All
Something Happens & Irish Chamber Orchestra - The Patience Business
The Stunning & Irish Chamber Orchestra - Half Past Two
An Emotional Fish & Irish Chamber Orchestra - Julian
The Frank & Walters & Irish Chamber Orchestra - This Is Not A Song
The 4 of Us & Irish Chamber Orchestra - Mary
Hothouse Flowers & Irish Chamber Orchestra - Don’t Go
Something Happens & Irish Chamber Orchestra - Parachute