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So I have my own radio show each thursday, and today I'm thinking I shall play rock songs that use orchestral backing... thing is, I need suggestions!

Preferably awesome ones. So far I only have three:

Avantasia- The Scarecrow
Guns N' Roses - There Was A Time
Queen- Who Wants To Live Forever

I want strings and choirs, the more bombastic the better.
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#2
Guns n' Roses - November Rain
Alanis Morissette - Uninvited (It isn't rock but it's still bombastic)
A ton of TSO songs. Try the Beethoven's Last Night album.
Savatage use orchestra in some songs but I think they're metal.
#5
I can play what I want, metal is fine. I'd like stuff with clean vocals, but it can heavy.
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#6
Guns n Roses - November Rain
Queensryche - Silent Lucidity
Moody Blues - Nights In White Satin
#7
Lady of Dreams - Kitaro

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#8
kashmirr- led zeppelin, has alot of violin, trumpet and all things epic
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#9
Classical Gas

if your gonna have some classical elements, might as well add a cool rock/classical instrumental as well
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#10
Hoppipolla - Sigur Ros

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#11
theres a version of nothing else matters where they get an orchestra (metallica)
carol of the bells by transiberian orchestra
#13
anything by nightwish
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#17
Play some stuff from The Arkitecht. The best example of what you want is Face Thief, but it's 32 minutes long.
Lots of The Moody Blues as well.
Also, definitely Domination (and a lot of others) by Symphony X, even though the effect is achieved with a keyboard.
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#18
Great suggestions so far, I only have an hour so can't play them all but keep them coming!
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#19
Pain Of Salvation's "BE" album.
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#21
love reign o'er me - the who

strawberry fields forever - the beatles

disarm - smashing pumpkins
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#22
The only reason I'm mentioning him is because it's what I'm listening to but Andrew WK has sort of an orchestra feeling in some of his songs, but I think that just comes from the keyboard.

I Get Wet specifically.
#24
A Day in the Life- Beatles
Sea Change album- Beck
Touch Me- The Doors
Metallicas S+M
Chicago
Jar of Flies album- Alice in Chains
#27
Evanescence used a lot of strings and choirs from what I can remember.
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#28
Anything Steve Vai did on Sound Theories, but especially For the Love of God.

That oboe playing the main melody is fucking amazing.
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#31
What about stuff from Muse's new album?
Not metal, but y'know...

Also, Grinspoon - Chemical Heart
#32
Savatage: Gutter Ballet, Temptation Revelation
A Perfect Circle: Orestes, 3 Libras
Symphony X: The Odyssey (Obviously you'd cut it pretty fast, cuz it's 20 mins), The Sacrifice, Oculus Ex Inferni/Set the World on Fire (lie of lies)
System of a Down: Roulette
Wintersun: Everything by them is eligible. Vocals might be too heavy.
Revolution Renaissance: Ixion's Wheel, Ghost of Fallen Grace, So She Wears Black, Kyrie Elieson
Porcupine Tree: Fear of a Blank Planet
Nightwish: Take any of their stuff.
Megadeth: the Hardest Part of Letting Go... sort of?
Heather Nova: A lot of stuff... try Heal.
Damien Rice: Prague, Rootless Tree (Live @ Abbey Road, youtube it)
Battlestar Galactica/Bear McCreay: Gaeta's Lament
Apocalyptica: Anything off of their old albums.
Adagio: They specialize in Metal+Classical

Alrgiht that's all I could think of.
#33
Sé Lest or Við Spilum Endalaust, both by Sigur Rós, both are fantastic songs. I personally think that Sé Lest has a stronger orchestral presence out of the two.
#35
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#37
I came in to suggest the most obvious one, but plenty of people already have.

Still, S&M by Metallica and the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra is great. Battery especially.
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#38
ghost opera- kamelot... its beautiful
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#39
Something off Judas Priest's Nostradamus, perhaps?
Try some early era Rainbow stuff too, Ritchie Blackmore probably incorporated that sort of thing on some songs, and Dio's voice = absolute win.
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He's Swedish. Do they care about English swearing? I mean, almost everyone in Sweden can speak it anyway, right?
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