- Released: March 7, 2000
- Label: RCA
- 1.American Patrol
- 3.Mardi Gras (From Mississippi Suite)
- 4.Song of The Volga Boatmen
- 5.Magh Scola (The Level Plain)
- 7.Doodletown Fifers
- 8.A Hymn To New England
- 9.Sleigh Ride
- 10.The Stars and Stripes Forever
- 11.Keith's Introduction To Long Live The King!
- 12.Long Live The King! - A Tribute To Elvis
This CD also includes a 1'28" spoken word track by Keith Lockhart serving as an introduction to the medley "Long Live the King - A Tribute to Elvis."
Personnel: Jonathan Finn, John Wilkins (guitar); Michael Monaghan (alto saxophone); Bruce Hall , Peter Chapman , Tim Morrison (trumpet); Chester Schmitz (tuba); Brad Hatfield (synthesizer); Jim Gwin (drums).
Audio Mixer: Steve Colby.
Recording information: Symphony Hall, Boston, MA (05/30/1996-05/25/1999).
Photographers: Arthur Cohen ; Joanne Savio.
Arrangers: Pat Hollenbeck; Don Sebesky.
Among America's most popular entertainers, the Boston Pops thrill audiences with their renditions of the classics and innovative expression of musical trends. ENCORE! celebrates the Pops' fifth year of recording under the leadership of Keith Lockhart, it collects favorite tracks from past recordings.
From traditional pieces like "Song of the Volga Boatmen" to more contemporary hits, such as "Riverdance," the Pops deliver hearty, feel-good performances. They don't shy away from adding unconventional instruments to the orchestration: "Riverdance" includes an electric fiddle, synthesizer and guitar. Alongside perennial favorites like "Stars and Stripes Forever," they add surprises, such as the bonus track "Long Live the King! - A Tribute to Elvis," recorded live at Symphony Hall. This medley of "Jailhouse Rock, "Can't Help Falling in Love" and "Hound Dog" embodies the irreverent spirit that makes the Boston Pops a national treasure.