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Saxon Re-issue 3 More Classic Albums on 25th May

Saxon Re-issue 3 More Classic Albums on 25th May

BMG are happy to announce the re-issue of 3 more of Saxon’s classic albums: Denim and Leather, Power & the Glory and Crusader on 25th May.

The CDs are 24-page media books containing original lyrics, rare photos and memorabilia and they will feature bonus tracks including a selection of early demos – some of which that didn’t make final track listings – B sides and live recordings.

The Vinyl will be original albums in coloured splatter and Swirl Vinyl.

Check out this link for Saxon Announcement trailer:

https://youtu.be/7A7ifahArRs

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YES to release Fly From Here – Return Trip on 25th March

YES to release Fly From Here – Return Trip on 25th March

To coincide with their 50th Anniversary tour Celebrations at the London Palladium on 25th March, YES will release Fly From Here – Return Trip featuring vocals by Trevor Horn and a previously unreleased track with Steve Howe on lead vocals.

The album can be exclusively ordered through Pledge Music: https://yesthedramalineup.pmstores.co/

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THE FOUR TOPS and THE TEMPTATIONS welcome special guests TAVARES to their TOGETHER AGAIN…ONE MORE TIME

THE FOUR TOPS and THE TEMPTATIONS welcome special guests TAVARES to their TOGETHER AGAIN…ONE MORE TIME

The Four Tops and The Temptations, have announced that Tavares, the hugely influential group whose hits spanned the genres of both RnB and Disco, will join them on their UK arena tour in November 2018.

Entitled Together Again…One More Time, this tour is potentially one of the last opportunities for music lovers to see both The Four Tops and The Temptations performing live in the UK.

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PROG Magazine – Cover Feature – Jethro Tull

PROG Magazine – Cover Feature – Jethro Tull

Wonderful 16-page cover feature on Jethro Tull – 50th Anniversary in the new issue of PROG Magazine out on Thursday 1st March. Don’t miss it.

The 50th Anniversary tour which starts on 3rd April is mostly sold out. There will be some production tickets available over the next week or two, please check with local venues to buy them.

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SAXON REISSUE FIRST THREE ALBUMS ON 30TH MARCH 2018

SAXON REISSUE FIRST THREE ALBUMS ON 30TH MARCH 2018

On 30th March Saxon reissue their first 3 albums – Saxon; Wheels of Steel – which spawned 2 top 40 singles – 747 (Strangers in the Night) and Wheels of Steel – and Strong Arm of The Law.
Both the CD & LP versions of all 3 albums will contain original lyrics, rare photos & memorabilia. The vinyl versions will be coloured splatter/swirl vinyl. The CD version will be a 24-page media book.

Check out this teaser https://youtu.be/8OjG_bqIiZU

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MOTOWN LEGENDS THE FOUR TOPS and THE TEMPTATIONS TOGETHER AGAIN… ONE MORE TIME UK Tour

MOTOWN LEGENDS THE FOUR TOPS and THE TEMPTATIONS TOGETHER AGAIN… ONE MORE TIME UK Tour

Motown Legends The Four Tops and The Temptations Announce a UK Tour in November, TOGETHER AGAIN … ONE MORE TIME. Special guests yet to be announced.

Treat yourself to an evening featuring the soundtrack to our lives with their vast catalogue of hits including: Four Tops – Reach Out (I’ll be There) and The Temptations My Girl.

Watch the Temptations performing with Jools Holland on Later from 2016 here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWxAsiv7EIQ

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Huge congratulations to Marc Almond on being awarded an OBE in the Queens honours list on 30th December

Huge congratulations to Marc Almond on being awarded an OBE in the Queens honours list on 30th December

Marc Almond – OBE -Singer-Songwriter, Musician and Campaigner. For services to Arts and Culture

Marc has enjoyed several number one hits across 38 countries and has sold over 30 million records worldwide. He is daring and unapologetic about standing up for gay rights on a public forum, which allowed for others to follow where previously they had not been able. His work challenges homophobic attitudes in many countries. He continues to inspire the young artists of today and his pioneering work in the pop/synth genre is paid tribute to over and over in contemporary music. Since his near fatal accident in 2004, Marc has become a staunch Ambassador for the Headway Charity. In 2017 he was made Doctor of Philosophy by Edge Hill University.
In 2013 he was awarded the Icon Award by Attitude Magazine and the Ivor Novello Inspiration Award, an industry recognition of the enormity of his work and his influence on the music industry.

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MABEL GREER’S TOYSHOP to Release New Album “THE SECRET”

MABEL GREER’S TOYSHOP to Release New Album “THE SECRET”

The band who sprouted the first seeds of YES – Mabel Greer’s Toyshop return with the release of their second album THE SECRET on 8th December.
THE SECRET features previously unreleased guitar parts by original YES guitarist Peter Banks (1947-2013), with bass player Hugo Barré and Max Hunt on keyboards joining Clive Bayley (guitar and vocals) and Robert Hagger (drums). It follows the release in 2015 of their debut album which featured Tony Kaye on keyboards and was co-produced by Billy Sherwood (New Way Of Life).

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Former Yes Guitarist Peter Banks Posthumously Rejoins MABEL GREER’S TOYSHOP For The Last Song On New Album “THE SECRET”

Former Yes Guitarist Peter Banks Posthumously Rejoins MABEL GREER’S TOYSHOP For The Last Song On New Album “THE SECRET”

The band who sprouted the first seeds of YES – Mabel Greer’s Toyshop return with the release of their new album THE SECRET on 15th December. THE SECRET features previously unreleased guitar parts by original YES guitarist Peter Banks (1947-2013) playing a guitar duo with Clive Bayley who formed the band in the 1966.

The Secret follows the release in 2015 of Mabel Greer’s Toyshop’s debut album New Way Of Life, some 49 years later – for which we applied for Guinness World Record for longest time between a band’s formation and their debut album. New Way of Life featured Tony Kaye on keyboards and was co-produced by Billy Sherwood.

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YES Release Live Album TOPOGRAPHIC DRAMA on 24th November

YES Release Live Album TOPOGRAPHIC DRAMA on 24th November

In the Summer of 2016, Yes toured in the USA. They performed Drama in its entirety, together with Sides 1 and 4 of Tales from Topographic Oceans – the first YES album to top the UK charts (UK Gold), as well as a selection of Classic YES tracks.

TOPOGRAPHIC DRAMA – LIVE ACROSS AMERICA – is the live recording taken from a selection of these shows
and is released on 24th November as a double CD or Triple LP. The sleeve for both formats is designed by Roger Dean.

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THE DOWNES BRAIDE ASSOCIATION Release New CD  SKYSCRAPER SOULS On 17th November

THE DOWNES BRAIDE ASSOCIATION Release New CD SKYSCRAPER SOULS On 17th November

Super-duo Geoff Downes & Chris Braide, known as the Downes Braide Association (DBA), release their third album Skyscraper Souls on 17th November. Chris Braide is British singer, songwriter & producer and has worked with – well, everyone really – from Beyonce and Lana del Ray to Sia and Marc Almond – while prog legend Geoff Downes has played keyboards with The Buggles, Asia and Yes and co-wrote the hits Heat of the Moment and Video Killed the Radio Star. The album is a mixture of traditional progressive and classic rock and features several guests including Marc Almond, Andy Partridge (XTC) and David Longdon (Big Big Train).

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