Thursday, 9 January 2014

Recommended: Escape From The Shadow Garden Launch Party (Magnum)

#641: Hello ... Hello ... my old friends ... It's great to see you once again! With their much anticipated new album "Escape From The Shadow Garden" (complete with an album cover paying homage to their 1982 LP, "Chase The Dragon") due for release in the UK on Monday 24th March via German label SPV/Steamhammer, Midlands rockers Magnum announced today that the Album Launch Party for what will be their 19th album will be held a day later at The Robin 2, Bilston on Tuesday 25th March. Their previous Album Launch Party for "On The Thirteenth Day" was a well attended, successful evening and this event will also be free to enter thus:

Magnum, who once featured Dave Scott-Morgan in their ranks, have many connections with ELO throughout their career. Whether it be sharing labels with both ELO (Jet) and ELO Part II (SPV) or keyboardist Mark Stanway working with Phil Bates (Wheels of Fire) and Carl Wayne, both bands have earned the respect of and continue to retain a significant mutual fan base. Many ELO fans will also recall that Magnum were label mates with ELO on Jet Records between 1978 and 1983, releasing five albums with significant chart success thus:

"Kingdom Of Madness" (#JETLP210; 1978; #58)
"Magnum II" (#JETLP222; 1979)
"Marauder" (#JETLP230; 1980; #34)
"Chase The Dragon" (#JETLP235; 1982; #17)
"The Eleventh Hour" (#JETLP240; 1983; #38)

ELO Beatles Forever (ELOBF) also interviewed Mark Stanway back in early January 2011 in advance of their album "The Visitation" and you can read that interview HERE
Artwork overview: "Chase The Dragon" (1982) influences "Escape From The Shadow Garden" (2014)
Yours Truly KJS and ELO Beatles Forever (ELOBF) very much looks forward to the arrival of "Escape From The Shadow Garden". Further details of the album release and the accompanying Magnum European tour can be found via their official website thus:

ELO Beatles Forever (ELOBF) recommend Magnum to those enlightened folks who enjoy the music of ELO/Jeff LynneRoy WoodThe Move'Brum Beat'The Beatles and related artistes.

Until next "Time" in the ELO (and related) Universe ... KJS ... 09-Jan-2014

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