Cleopatra VII Philopator (Greek: Κλεοπάτρα Φιλοπάτωρ; 69 BC – 10 August 30 BC) was Queen of the Ptolemaic Kingdom of Egypt from 51 to 30 BC, and its last active ruler. More than 200 years later the label Cleopatra Records is active with a new album features prog synth gods covering synthesizer classic.
The album features Jordan Rudess, Rick Wakeman, Geoff Downes, Patrick Moraz, Larry Fast, Derek Sherinian, Geoff Downes, Patrick Moraz, Thijs Van Leer, Larry Fast & Nite Jewel and others covering tracks like Giorgio Moroder’s Chase and Mike Oldfield’s Tubular Bells. Here’s Jordan Rudess’s prog’ed up take on Moroder’s Chase, taken from the 1978 film Midnight Express…
The new collection features all exclusive and brand new recordings by such world-renowned pros as Rick Wakeman, Asia’s Geoff Downes, Focus’s Thijs Van Leer, and Larry Fast, who along with several others, have reached back into the past and recreated classics by Kraftwerk, John Carpenter, and more!
01. Tubular Bells – Derek Sherinian
02. Magic Fly – Rick Wakeman
03. Pulstar – Geoff Downes
04. Chase – Jordan Rudess
05. Oxygene (Part 4) – Patrick Moraz
06. Escape From New York – Thijs Van Leer
07. Tour De France – Nyte Jewel
08. Visitors – Larry Fast
«Some of the most heralded and widely-respected keyboardists on the planet have gathered together on a unique collection to offer their fresh new takes on some of the tracks that laid the foundation of electronic music and influenced thousands of synth-sational artists and players! Ever wonder what Mike Oldfield’s groundbreaking Tubular Bells might sound like in the hands of Dream Theater keyboardist Derek Sherinian? Or think that Moody Blues/Yes keyboardist Patrick Moraz would do a fantastic version of Jean-Michel Jarre’s superb Oxygene? » «Well, wonder no more as Synthesizer Classics has come to answer all of your synth-related prayers!».