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CD/DVD Releases: F2 Releases Magenta/Haslam Duet, Chimpan A

Posted on Tuesday, August 22 @ 03:07:16 UTC by nightowl

Two new releases are now available from F2 Music via progrock.co.uk.

Night And Day with Annie Haslam

The collaboration with Annie Haslam Night And Day has arrived. This four track EP contains three versions of the song written by Rob and Christina especially for Annie, plus a lovely instrumental written and performed by Rob called "Essence Of Love". The Annie Haslam painting of the same name, which adorns the cover of the single, inspired this piece. The song also features the entire Magenta live band plus a stunning contribution from Troy Donockley on Uilleann pipes and whistles.

Track listing:

1. Night And Day (lead vocal by Annie)
2. Night And Day (evening mix)
3. Essence Of Love
4. Night And day (duet with Christina of Magenta)

The EP costs just GBP 4.00 (including postage to anywhere in the world) and can be purchased from www.progrock.co.uk.

chimpan A

chimpan A is a new project co-written, performed, produced and engineered by Rob Reed which also features the vocal talents of Steve Balsamo (The Storys, Jesus Christ Superstar) and Rob Thompson (The Storys) on guitar.

The CD also features vocals from Christina (Magenta), Sam Brown (David Gilmour, Jools Holland, solo) and well-known Welsh classical soprano Shan Cothi. London-based poet Tony Dallas also contributes some remarkable spoken word passages. The band has made innovative use of samples from Mike Oldfield's Tubular Bells and the choral work of British composer John Tavener and while the project is very different to Magenta - it should appeal to anyone who enjoys Massive Attack, Peter Gabriel, Zero 7, Bjork or Jakatta particularly - there is certainly a progressive spirit to it that we are sure Magenta fans will enjoy.

You can hear samples of the CD at www.progrock.co.uk's samples page and complete songs at the bands' Myspace site www.myspace.com/chimpana. The chimpan A official web site is now up and running at www.chimpana.com. Check out the video section for a few very familiar faces! We hope that the project will have considerable commercial appeal and it will be released through traditional distribution channels in October. However it is in stock and available to buy now at progrock.co.uk.

We really hope you enjoy both of these exciting new projects!

[Source: F2 Music]

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