In the 70s it was a thing to gather a whole bunch of musicians to create a concept/rock opera album. Albums as Jeff Wayne’s Musical Version of The War of the Worlds, The Butterfly Ball and the Grasshopper’s Feast, Jesus Christ Superstar, Godspell, and The Wiz are perfect examples of rock operas that cobbled some up and coming talent of the time. Sergei Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf is another record released in 1975 with rock icons such as Manfred Mann, Gary Moore, Brian Eno, Phil Collins, and Cozy Powell.
Esoteric Recordings are pleased to announce a newly re-mastered release of the acclaimed 1975 rock version of composer Sergei Prokofiev’s famous work ‘Pete And The Wolf’.
Originally devised by Jack Lancaster and Robin Lumley, this imaginative adaption of Peter And The Wolf story was originally conceived as an animated film but soon evolved into a rock album featuring some of the most acclaimed musicians of the era.
Joining Lancaster and Lumley were Viv Stanshall (assuming the role of the narrator) and musicians such as Manfred Mann, Gary Brooker, Chris Spedding, Gary Moore, Stephane Grappelli, Brian Eno, Keith Tippett, Jon Hiseman, Bill Bruford, Phil Collins, Cozy Powell, Alvin Lee, and Julie Tippett.