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TWELFTH NIGHT – Fact And Fiction - REISSUE

Fact And Fiction is the latest of the Twelfth Night original albums to be given the Definitive Edition treatment, and released on the F2/Festival Music label. However, in a change to the previous releases, rather than augment the original LP with other tracks that featured in the band’s live set at the time, this time there is more focus on the original tracks giving a glimpse of how they developed through the various processes of writing, rehearsing, demoing, recording, and finally being played live. In addition as a number of cover versions and re-workings already existed, new recordings were commissioned from band members, contemporaries and current artists to show how other artists interpreted the tracks, and these really complement the Twelfth Night versions, and bring out the true strength of the original songs. The content of the three CDs is: Disc One – Studio 1982, Disc Two – Live 1983-2012 and Demos 1982, Disc Three – Covers & Interpretations 1983-2018. To accompany the CDs there are some extensive, sleeve notes written specially for this release. In addition there are never-before seen scans of some of Geoff’s original handwritten lyrics and sketches, as well as new photos, etc.

 

Argos to release their fifth album

Bad Elephant Music is delighted to announce the signing of critically acclaimed progressive rock band Argos for the release of their eagerly anticipated fifth album – entitled Unidentified Dying Objects – in Summer 2018. This follow up to 2015’s warmly received A Seasonal Affair sees the Mainz-based quintet joined by a stellar guest list, including Andy Tillison (The Tangent), Linus Kåse (Änglagård, Brighteye Brison) and Marek Arnold (Damanek, Toxic Smile, Seven Steps To The Green Door and many others). Unidentified Dying Objects sees the band continue to develop their blend of Canterbury-scene influences and contemporary progressive rock, and also marks the debut studio performance as a full member of the band by keyboardist Thilo Brauss. The new album, featuring stunning artwork from long-term collaborator Bernd Webler, will be released on 20th July 2018, with pre-orders available from mid-June.

 

Keyboard Legend Rick Wakeman

Launches Official YouTube Channel

Legendary keyboardist Rick Wakeman is launching his official YouTube channel in June 2018! The channel will feature many rare and unreleased videos, as well as the exclusive premiere of Rick's forthcoming film “Live Portraits.”

 

Watch the promotional trailer: https://rick-wakeman.lnk.to/watch_trailer

 

“Would you believe I now have an official YouTube channel. If you fancy subscribing to it you're going to see lots of different things. Some things perhaps you've seen before...certainly a lot you've never seen before. There will be some exclusive stuff - exclusive purely to this channel. So please subscribe and see some of the silly things I get up to, and the musical stuff as well.” - Rick Wakeman

 

RIVERSIDE – Sign new deal with InsideOutMusic;

 Announce new studio album and European tour!

Progressive Rock masters RIVERSIDE have just signed a new deal with longtime partners InsideOutMusic and are pleased to announce their upcoming seventh studio album “Wasteland” as well as its corresponding first European tour for October/November. The new album will be titled "Waste7and" to indicate it being their seventh studio release. By all indications the band take a more serious and mature approach to their brand of Progressive Rock music. The band will follow-up the September release with an extensive Europeon tour. Tickets went on sale June 1st. More info soon!“

 

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