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    Posted: August 14 2013 at 07:21
Originally posted by tonyes tonyes wrote:

Originally posted by The-Winkler The-Winkler wrote:

They're a great band and it has to be said the nicest people in Prog, I'm going to their album launch party in a few weeks for "The 27 Club" which could be their best yet


I'll be there too, really looking forward to it. Just joined the Area 27, which gives access to previews of some of the tracks - sounds great!


Yes the Area 27 is excellent, might see you there
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Originally posted by The-Winkler The-Winkler wrote:

They're a great band and it has to be said the nicest people in Prog, I'm going to their album launch party in a few weeks for "The 27 Club" which could be their best yet


I'll be there too, really looking forward to it. Just joined the Area 27, which gives access to previews of some of the tracks - sounds great!
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They're a great band and it has to be said the nicest people in Prog, I'm going to their album launch party in a few weeks for "The 27 Club" which could be their best yet
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Richard, I just got Chris's solo album off Ebay a little while back, but haven't listened to it yet! The vendor said I was able to squeeze one more CD in the packet, so I added `Composed'! I'll dig it out when I get home and report back after a few spins!   

`Kompendium'....now there's another LP I haven't given enough time to yet....I've got the wonderful vinyl copy as well. The last time it got played, it was really starting to work better for me, after initally being a little bland.

OK, so I've now got TWO Magenta related items to catch up on!
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Originally posted by Aussie-Byrd-Brother Aussie-Byrd-Brother wrote:

How can this thread only be at two pages so far?! What a wonderful band!

I especially love their `Live at Real World' album, and I listen to it whenever I work nightshift, I think the band works incredibly well in the stripped down and more acoustic format. The DVD is even more sublime!

really nice DVD

have you got Chris Fry's solo album 'Composed'? Its also an acoustic album and very lovely.Clap

on the subject I'm a bit sad he won't be the bands permanent drummer but hey ho we will get and exceptional album I feel. Rob Reed has done well with recruiting drummers recently . Firstly Gavin Harrison for Kompendium and now Edwards. Got some good connections!
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How can this thread only be at two pages so far?! What a wonderful band!

I especially love their `Live at Real World' album, and I listen to it whenever I work nightshift, I think the band works incredibly well in the stripped down and more acoustic format. The DVD is even more sublime!

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Originally posted by richardh richardh wrote:

Andy Edwards (as already mentioned on the Prog news page) has joined for this album. Would love to know if he will take the drum stool on a more permanent basis. For those who don't know he played on IQ's massive Frequency album and must be one of the best English drummers currently. Plays with a very modest sized kit but boy can he play itSmile


As I understand it Andy Edwards played in the studio, but Steve Roberts is still the live band drummer (he certainly was when I saw them in April). Similarly Rob Reed played bass on the new album, but presumably for the live shows Dan Nelson will return. However, I could be totally wrong. I'll let you know after 1 Sep when I next see them.
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Andy Edwards (as already mentioned on the Prog news page) has joined for this album. Would love to know if he will take the drum stool on a more permanent basis. For those who don't know he played on IQ's massive Frequency album and must be one of the best English drummers currently. Plays with a very modest sized kit but boy can he play itSmile
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Website seems to be back up now http://www.magenta-web.co.uk/ Large ads for the new album which is available for pre order. I'm lucky enough to be going to the release party on 1 Sep, looking forward to it!

Just found this promo as well http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=yidfGKTVtdo#at=31

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Richard, Tonyes, I'm actually glad to read this, so it's not just me! I've had no luck with their website either, and this has been going on for well over a month too. A friend mentioned he wrote to them on the thier Facebook page about it, but got no reply.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote tonyes Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 16 2013 at 10:07
From Rob Reed - 27 Club will contain 6 songs ranging from 6mins to 14 mins, 4 over 11 mins long.

Checked the website and agree, not sure why it is like that. I'll ask around.
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^ta

Not sure the website is working at the moment. Seems to just be a homepage but nothing else. Always look forward to a new album by Magenta. Wonder if they will go for longer tracks this time?
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New album the 27 Club to be released 1 Sep. http://www.magenta-web.com/
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Not familiar with them, but from the looks I will have to check them out!
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Seven is the album that drew me in!
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Yep, make mine another vote for `Seven', but their `Live at Real World' DVD is just superb, my personal favourite. The acoustic reinterpretations work perfectly, and Christina is simply divine!

I've got one of those blue Magenta t-shirts, and a guy at work asked quite seriously (and rather confused too!) `Why is that band called Magenta, yet their t-shirt is blue....?'

Can't say I'd ever given it a moments thought until then, but he might be on to something!
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Ditto

..and best to get the reissued version with the longer 'Directors Cut' of Pride and a bonus DVD with live videos, interviews and the 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround mix.

btw the whole album is actually 79 minutes and only one track is under 10 minutes. Meaty stuff.


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I like what I have heard on You Tube etc...but never bought anything ......what's considered their best by Magenta fans?
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