CLIVE MITTEN’S HOOKED ON THE CLASSICS FOR NEW LP
The Twelfth Night man revisits his youth on Suite Sixteen.
Twelfth Night’s Clive Mitten will return with another selection of orchestral prog music on November 26. Double CD album Suite Sixteen – Tales From A Misspent Youth (Volume I) was recorded by Mitten alone at home over lockdown, and features his orchestral interpretation of music by bands he idolised in his teenage years. Among the 16 selections are Supper’s Ready by Genesis, Pink Floyd’s Echoes, Jethro Tull’s Living In The Past and Awaken by Yes, with King Crimson and Peter Gabriel getting the concert hall treatment too.
The record follows Suite Cryptique, Mitten’s recent set of recompositions of early Twelfth Night pieces. “This is in a similar orchestral style,” he says, “but in this case I have produced cover versions, not recompositions.”
The album will be released on Bumnote and available via www.twelfthnight.info, with the second volume – featuring the music of Kate Bush, ELP,
Mike Oldfield and more – due early next year.