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CD/DVD Releases: Alan Reed Releases Solo Debut ''Begin Again''

Posted on Thursday, May 19 @ 15:00:00 UTC by nightowl

In a posting to the Pallas newsgroup, ex-Pallas vocalist Alan Reed announced:

"I'm proud to announce my first release that you can actually buy and own.

""Begin Again' (acoustic version) is a (shorter) acoustic arrangement of a song which will be on my forthcoming album in slightly grander form. This is a stripped-down version with only vocals, guitar, bass and percussion, which emphasises its essentially folky flavour. It's also how we'll be playing it at my forthcoming acoustic gigs. It's not entirely representative of the style of the album, but I thought I'd gone long enough without releasing anything, and it'll give you all a chance to learn the words and tune for the inevitable singalong.

"Work continues on the album proper and I can reveal that as well as the prodigious drumming talents of Scott Higham (Pendragon), it features guest appearances by Kalle Wallner (RPWL) and Jeff Green (Jessica / Illegal Eagles) on lead guitars. Mike Stobbie (also ex-Pallas) features on keyboards.

"On the live front, I'll be playing an acoustic set at Mattfest at The Peel in Kingston, South London on June 4th, where I'll be accompanied by multi-instrumental maestro, Mark Spencer (Twelfth Night). I hope to be able to announce some more dates soon.

"'Begin Again' can be downloaded in various formats (including lossless FLAC) at alanreed.bandcamp.com/

You can also keep up with the latest news, photos, videos, etc. at my 'official' facebook page: www.facebook.com/pages/Alan-Reed/364663774275?ref=ts or at Reverbnation: www.reverbnation.com/AlanReed

[Source: Alan Reed]

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