Following the announcement of his brand new album, Open Arms – The Symphonic Songbook, Alfie Boe releases the second offering from the LP with a stunning version of Chris Isaak’s beautiful classic ‘Wicked Game’. Alfie’s new album is out October 27th on BMG.
A spine tingling rendition of the haunting masterpiece, which featured in the 1990 David Lynch film Wild At Heart, Alfie said “I couldn’t resist adding ‘Wicked Game’ to the record. We recorded it on a separate day to the other tracks, filmed it with the orchestra and it felt quite magical. The contrast of epic drama, cinematic strings but soft all the same time. It’s a powerful song to sing, I just love it.” Listen to ‘Wicked Game’ HERE.
Alfie’s homage to rock, Open Arms – The Symphonic Songbook sees the tenor rework versions of rock’s finest tracks such as Bon Jovi’s ‘Livin’ On A Prayer’, Metallica’s ‘Nothing Else Matters’, Bryan Adams’ ‘Summer of ‘69, & many more, into simply spectacular symphonic masterpieces.
The foundations of this album go deep, back to over 20 years ago. Alfie was on Broadway, appearing in Oscar-winning film director Baz Luhrmann’s 2002 revival of La Bohème.
“Baz was opening up this vast world for me to venture into,” he remembers. “And I found that the love of music for me had broadened, from classical to rock and contemporary. I’d always been into my rock music. But I thought: this is a great opportunity for me to show people the similarity between classic rock and classical music, and the structure of them, and how the two worlds are so close.”
Alfie also releases his memoir, Face The Music: My Story – out September 7th via Penguin Spotlight.