The band have just announced the release of a new single entitled "On Christmas Day" in digital and vinyl formats only. "On Christmas Day" was originally included their release "Rock Art" (1994) and has been re-recorded at the suggestion of SPV boss Olly Hahn. This superb composition is about the temporary peace that took place at Christmas between the trenches during the First World War. Also to be found on the single is "Born To Be King" - a track from Magnum's LP "Goodnight L.A." (1990).
The single has a release date of Friday 14th November (Germany), Monday 17th November (Europe) or Monday 1st December (UK) will be available as a limited edition 10" vinyl single and/or download with three tracks including a radio edit and a full version of "On Christmas Day".
You can pre-order the download and vinyl edition via amazon.co.uk with the vinyl issue also available for pre-order from EMP via these links thus:
|Magnum are currently (l-r): Mark Stanway, Harry James, Bob Catley, Tony Clarkin & Alan Barrow|
ELO Beatles Forever (ELOBF) recommends "On Christmas Day" by Magnum to those enlightened folks who enjoy the music of ELO/Jeff Lynne, Roy Wood, The Move, The Idle Race, 'Brum Beat', The Beatles and related artistes.
Until next "Time" in the ELO (and related) Universe ... KJS ... 04-Oct-2014