Niall Horan has released a live record featuring the RTÉ Concert Orchestra based on his debut solo album Flicker.

In April, Horan and his band took a hiatus from their world tour to travel to Dublin to record tracks from Flicker with the 45-piece orchestra.

The recording formed the basis of a one-off TV special which was broadcast earlier this year, and the music is now being officially released.

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"Flicker was an album I made that came from the heart and my heart is very much in Ireland", Horan said.

"Recording tracks from that album with a 45-piece orchestra was a dream come true and to be able to do it at home with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra, one of the best in Europe, if not the world, was really special."

The nine-track album features eight reworked songs from the multi-platinum selling album, including singles This Town and Too Much To Ask, plus one other previously unreleased track So Long.

"When recording the album, I could never get the production right on So Long. I played it in tour rehearsals one day and the band joined in with me.

"We ended up making a new version which sounds amazing live and has been part of our tour set list. I love that we can finally release a version of it now", the former One Direction star explained.

The RTÉ Concert Orchestra performed under conductor Gavin Murphy, who also arranged the orchestral scoring, and was led by Bróna Cahill.

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