Iron Maiden waits to hear if they have been officially inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Fame this year. Meanwhile, Ulf Wadenbrandt, conductor for the Sweden Symphony Orchestra, decided to give Maiden’s 1993 showstopper Fear Of The Dark a classical makeover with 160 classical musicians from around the world. The result is epic!
Ulf Wadenbrandt said “This song has everything from nice melodic lines with lots of energy and a thumping tempo,” he gushes. “It’s a magical arrangement that releases the orchestra’s energy and fantastic sound. Iron Maiden have quite simply written a great song that works perfectly for symphony orchestras and their wonderful timbre.”...“Music makes you feel good and helps to develop people,” he says. “We need to show the world that we are needed and must get to play. I have gathered everyone from absolutely world class musicians and excellent music teachers to talented amateurs and students from music and cultural schools from all over the world. I want to show the value of diversity and emphasise how everyone is important in the ecosystem of music.”
-- Doug O’Brien