THE ELIJAH to release Live at the Underworld with Niche – The London String Quartet DVD

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On 16 November 2012, a packed Camden Underworld witnessed a truly unique and breathtaking show, when transcendental rockers THE ELIJAH took to the Stage with Niche – The London String Quartet.
Nearly 500 music fans watched in awe as the band and string players performed an immensely powerful rendition their debut album ‘I Loved I Hated I Destroyed I Created’ in its entirety, and the experience can soon be relived on DVD.
Check out the trailer here:

Guitarist and orchestration composer Sean Harrison explains how the idea came about:
The string and orchestral elements we created on our album using software became a big part of the sound, but even though we created realistic sounding performances, we always wished we had the budget to use real musicians. This inspired the idea for the show, so we emailed around for musicians and the Niche Quartet were really into the idea, and coupled with an enthusiastic promoter on board as well as support from Prog magazine, the show became a reality. When we put the idea out there, the fans responded more than we ever expected which was awesome, but we knew that it would only happen once, so we had it filmed and recorded.
The bonus features include a behind the scenes look at how it all came together, providing a personal insight into this unique project. Sean continues
We also wanted to show behind the scenes of what went into making the show happen. Having no real music theory knowledge, i basically had to have a crash course in sheet music to create the parts for the quartet.
The fans were also treated so some previously unperformed material. Sean concludes:
Playing songs like In Misery and I created live was great, as these tracks are very much about the strings, so they wouldn’t normally end up in a live set
From 1 December 2012 “The Elijah – Live At The Underworld CD/DVD” and limited edition bundle packs will be available to preorder  exclusively from Small Town Records and the audio will be available from major digital retailers worldwide. In addition to the entire live performance, the DVD will feature some great bonus material including The Elijah documentary, all the band’s music videos to date, exclusive interviews and more.
Release date will be announced in due course.
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