The Hard Road Restrung


This has been one of my favourite albums ever since I first heard it last year. The album is by an Australian group called Hilltop Hoods, consisting of MCs Suffa and and Pressure and DJ Debris. This album was originally released as The Hard Road, and featured production by Debris. However, due to the albums success in Australia, and their desire to step up their live shows, Hilltop Hoods enlisted the help of the Adelaide Symphany Orchestra for some performances. The performances went over so well that they decided to remake the album with the Orchestra providing most of the backing. And the end result is beautiful. I’ll say it again… beautiful. The sound on the album is so lush and full, and most of the new versions sound much better than the originals (which were already good to begin with). I’m surprised this trend has not caught on, especially since KanYe West did something similar with his Late Orchestration. Anyways, I encourage you to check this album out, you’ll be happy you did.

Hilltop Hoods on MySpace

the judge



3 Responses to “The Hard Road Restrung”

  1. 1 i live in the art school

    you should check out black violin. they visited rockhurst last year, and i heard it was a great show. check out the song brandenburg. their other songs are more centered on lyrics; i’m just a sucker for instrumentals so brandenburg is one of my favorites.

  2. the hilltop hoods are fags drugaddicts ans fucking deuce bags they are so far up there own asses they cant see beyond them

  3. hmmm… how so patty?

    and yeah, black violin are cool, but i dunno, the full orchestra just takes it so much further.

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