F.R.I.E.N.D.S 25th Anniversary
James was delighted when he was approached by David Crane, Marta Kauffman and Kevin S. Bright to spearhead an exciting new version of the Friends themetune to celebrate the iconic American sit-com’s 25th birthday.
Working alongside his dear friend and long standing collaborator Giles Martin, James put together a brand new orchestral arrangement accompanied by rhythm section. It was recorded in Abbey Road, Studio 1.
As well as an upbeat version, styled with a nod to retro Beatles production techniques and leaning on the influence of the great George Martin’s seminal arrangements, James was tasked with creating a completely brand new slower, nostalgic offering.
The result was a beautiful, lyrical, classical rendition used in many a montage and trailer since.