Biffy Clyro Release Orchestral Version of 'Space' On All Streaming Platforms

15th February 2021

“We’re delighted to bring Space to life in a completely different way with a new orchestral arrangement by Walter Mair and the addition of the choir..."

Biffy Clyro have released a special, orchestral version of their song Space, available on all streaming platforms. The Ayreshire trio headed back to Abbey Road, where they worked on their most recent Number One album, A Celebration Of Endings, to reimagine the song.
 
The original version of the track featured on the band’s chart-topping eighth album A Celebration of Endings, which arrived in August and was recorded in-part in Studio Two, alongside producer Rich Costey and former Abbey Road engineer Jonathan Allen. On the orchestral interpretation, the band explained:

“We’re delighted to bring Space to life in a completely different way with a new orchestral arrangement by Walter Mair and the addition of the choir, especially in such a special setting as Abbey Road, where we recorded the strings on the original track last year. Thanks to Amazon Originals for creating this opportunity, we can’t wait for you all to hear it!”

The latest rendition was engineered by Abbey Road’s Paul Pritchard and assisted by Christopher Parker. You can watch footage of the band recording the orchestral version of Space at Abbey Road below.
 
 
The new reworking of Space follows a live video of the same track that was released (8 October). The video was shot at Glasgow’s iconic venue Barrowland Ballroom and saw the band and their crew surrounded by a number of lightbulbs before the venue’s disco ball illuminated the room for the song’s climax.

Meanwhile, frontman Simon Neil recently told NME about Biffy Clyro’s progress on a “sister album” to A Celebration Of Endings, saying: “We’ve got 15 songs that didn’t make the album that we’re going to record as soon as possible,” he explained. “The plus side of not touring is that we can go straight in and make music.”