Damian will release his new EP ‘Thank You’ on 11 October, his 50th birthday. The EP features 5 songs arranged for piano, violin & cello and will be released as 10″ Vinyl + CD package, as well as digipak CD and on all major download and streaming platforms.
The EP, produced by Andrew Holdsworth, is Damian’s return to a more classical approach, recording with just piano and string orchestra, like Damian and Andrew did with ‘Just The Way It Goes’ over 20 years ago.
The EP opens with the words ‘Thank you for giving this man a home’. These words are now bittersweet; shortly after the song was recorded, Damian’s home, the boat this song is about, sunk on the way to Cropredy festival where he would perform with Adam Wakeman (the show went great nevertheless).
Besides opener ‘Thank You’ the EP features the songs:
‘Let Me Down Slowly’, a song Damian wrote while struggling through a break-up.
‘God Be My Judge’, an observation of our societies’ institutions, previously recorded with Adam Wakeman, now rearranged for piano and strings.
‘Until I’m With You’, about a friend’s loss and longing.
‘Can You Hear Me’, a song from Damian’s long lost friend Nick Woodbridge. This track is available now on all streaming and download platforms.
“The recording process had perhaps more in common with a classical session than a traditional pop one. The timing and dynamics of these tracks are very expressive; there were no click tracks and no editing. I believe this EP contains some of the most magical music Damian and I have ever made together” – Andrew Holdsworth –
Damian will be on tour from October 6th, performing with different guests every night, celebrating his 50th birthday. Solo shows from 25 Oct.
DAMIAN WILSON & FRIENDS TOUR
Damian will be on tour from October 6th, performing with different guests every night, celebrating his 50th birthday:
06 Oct Paris, FR – La Péniche Antipode (acoustic with guests) 10 Oct Gent, BE – The Crossover (full band show) 11 Oct Breda, NL – MEZZ (full band show) 13 Oct Mörlenbach, DE – Live Music Hall (full band show) 15 Oct Leicester, UK – The Musician (acoustic with guests) 16 Oct Bury St Edmunds, UK – Hunter Club (acoustic with guests) 17 Oct London, UK – St Pancras Old Church (acoustic with guests)
Ayreon Universe is Ayreon live in concert for the first time ever, organized and arranged by Arjen A. Lucassen and Joost van den Broek.
Ayreon Universe is happening September 15 & 16 at the 013 venue in Tilburg, featuring a special appearance by Arjen Lucassen. Ayreonauts take notice and mark September 15 and 16 of 2017 in your calendars! These are the days that you can experience AYREON LIVE for the first time ever! There will be no less than 16 original Ayreon singers including backing vocals, as well as a hand-picked band of 8 of the best instrumentalists.The Ayreon Universe set list features selected songs from all Ayreon albums plus a selection of Star One songs.
Arjen will make a special appearance performing live on stage.
The album contains 11 new original songs and a cover of Depeche Mode’s Somebody.
The album will be available on CD and vinyl. For those of you who prefer iTunes we have a high-quality ‘Mastered For iTunes’ version, which is available for pre-order now. https://goo.gl/GW3q31
You will get the current single ‘Thrill Me’ as instant download when you pre-order the iTunes album.
The album was recorded over the last 12 months in studios in the UK, Ireland and the Netherlands with a group of talented musicians, including Bill Shanley (Ray Davies), Lee Pomeroy (Jeff Lynne’s ELO), Adam Wakeman (Ozzy Osbourne, Black Sabbath) and Brian Willoughby (The Strawbs).
Built for Fighting was mixed and mastered in Sweden by the Fascination Street duo Jens Bogren and Tony Lindgren, who have worked with acts such as Opeth, Devin Townsend and Paradise Lost.
1. Thrill Me
2. When I Was Young
6. Sex & Vanilla
7. Can’t Heal War
8. What Have We Done
9. Written In Anger
10. All I Need
11. I Won’t Blame Life
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