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MAGNUM Release Song Teaser From Escape From The Shadow Garden

MAGNUM are set to release their new album Escape From the Shadow Garden April 1st in North America.  The band has released the first sample from the album of the song “Too Many Clowns”.  It is available for streaming at http://youtu.be/7FACTwimWKM

 

Not only musicians and freelance artists know this phenomenon: it’s impossible to deliver top creative performances at the push of a button. You need peace, leisure, and – most of all – a certain amount of serenity to create truly great works of art. “We used to be under permanent pressure from our record companies,” says Magnum mastermind Tony Clarkin“They kept calling us, demanding hit singles and radio numbers. But that sort of thing doesn’t work on demand. Now we’re with SPV, where it’s a totally different situation. They give us the necessary time and trust us to do the right thing. That’s probably the reason why I enjoy working with Magnum again.”

 

Clarkin’s regained joy in his band is omnipresent on the latest Magnumoffering, Escape From The Shadow Garden. Just like his simple yet logical work ethos: “I simply told myself: you’re a passable guitarist, so you should play the guitar. As the band’s guitarist and producer, I have all the freedom I need to create exactly what I feel like creating.”  The result of his latest burst of creativity consists of eleven wonderfully melodic rock songs, which blend all the typical Magnum ingredients, sounding in a fascinating way both timeless and classic. “This band has certain unmistakable trademarks,”Clarkin explains. “Among them are my feel for melodies and Bob’s unique vocal style.”

 

Only a month after the release of its predecessor, On The 13th Day, Clarkin started with the preparations for Escape From The Shadow Garden – as always an exciting phase in his life. “Before you haven’t recorded and mixed every single note, you never really know whether you’ll be happy with the result. When I heard the final version of the eleven new songs with their different stories and diverse arrangements, I knew it had turned into an impressive and complete album. Together with the great cover artwork designed by Rodney Matthews (Asia, Nazareth, Eloy), this is a release, which forges an arch to the early days of Magnum’s career. And that’s wonderful! I was really happy when my friend Jimmy Lea of Slade came to visit me at the studio again and said: ‘You’ve done it again?’ It doesn’t matter whether by sheer luck or hard work – life could have gone a totally differently way.”

 

Escape From The Shadow Garden’ will be release on Steamhammer / SPV on March 19th in Scandinavia, March 21st in Germany, March 24thin Europe and April 1st in the US/Canada.

 

Escape From The Shadow Garden’ will be available as a limited digipak edition with bonus DVD, as a double gatefold coloured vinyl LP set incl. bonus track, standard jewel case CD and download.

 

TRACKLISTING:

Digipak Version

CD

1.      Live ‘Til You Die

2.      Unwritten Sacrifice

3.      Falling For The Big Plan

4.      Crying In The Rain

5.      Too Many Clowns

6.      Midnight Angel

7.      The Art Of Compromise

8.      Don’t Fall Asleep

9.      Wisdom’s Had Its Day

10.   Burning River

11.   The Valley Of Tears

 

DVD

Bonus Features

Recorded Over Six Nights In Europe Live Footage

(Black Skies – Freedom Day – All My Bridges – On A Storyteller’s Night)

Extras (On tour Footage)

(Too Many Clowns – Dance Of The Black Tattoo)

Jewel Case Version

1.      Live ‘Til You Die

2.      Unwritten Sacrifice

3.      Falling For The Big Plan

4.      Crying In The Rain

5.      Too Many Clowns

6.      Midnight Angel

7.      The Art Of Compromise

8.      Don’t Fall Asleep

9.      Wisdom’s Had Its Day

10.   Burning River

11.   The Valley Of Tears

 

LP Version

LP 1 Side One

1.      Live ‘Til You Die

2.      Unwritten Sacrifice

3.      Falling For The Big Plan

LP 1 Side Two

1.      Crying In The Rain

2.      Too Many Clowns

3.      Midnight Angel

LP 2 Side One

1.      The Art Of Compromise

2.      Don’t Fall Asleep

3.      Wisdom’s Had Its Day

LP 1 Side Two

10.   Burning River

11.   The Valley Of Tears

12. Dance Of The Black Tattoo (live) – bonus track

 

The band once again worked with famous fantasy artist Rodney Matthews(Asia, Nazareth, Eloy) on the album artwork.

 

Three weeks after the release of ‘Escape From The Shadow Garden”MAGNUMset off on a huge European Tour.

 

MAGNUM Live 2014

 

07.04. FI-Helsinki – Tavastia

09.04. DK-Copenhagen – Amager Bio

10.04. SE-Gothenburg – Sticky Fingers

11.04. SE-Borlange – Liljan

12.04. SE-Sandviken – Backstage Rockclub

19.04. GB-Southampton – The Brook

20.04. GB-Buckley – Tivoli

22.04. GB-Oxford – O2

23.04. GB-Bristol – O2

24.04. GB-Norwich – Waterfront

25.04. GB-Leamington Spa – Assembly Halls

26.04. GB-Manchester – The Ritz

28.04. GB-Nottingham – Rock City

29.04. GB-Glasgow – Garage

30.04. GB-Newcastle – O2

02.05. GB-Holmfirth – Picturedome

03.05. GB-Wolverhampton – Wulfrun Hall

04.05. GB-London – Islington Town Hall

06.05. NL-Uden – De Pul

07.05. B-Vosselaar – Biebob

 

MAGNUM live 2014 (Double Headline Tour with SAGA)

 

08.05. D-Dortmund – FZW

09.05. D-Cologne- E-Werk

10.05. D-Emden – Nordseehalle

12.05. D-Hamburg – Docks

13.05. D-Berlin – Huxley`s Neue Welt

15.05. D-Saarbrücken – Garage

16.05. D-Filderstadt – FILharmonie

17.05. D-Offenbach – Capitol

19.05. D-Regensburg – Airport Obertrautling

20.05. D-Nürnberg – Rockfabrik

22.05. D-Munich – Circus Krone

23.05. CH-Pratteln – Z7

24.05. D-Ravensburg – Club-Oberschwabenhalle

 

MAGNUM live 2014 (Festival)

04-07.06. SE-Sölvesborg – Sweden Rock Festival

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Line Up:

 

Tony Clarkin – guitars

Bob Catley – vocals

Mark Stanway – keyboards

Al Barrow – bass

Harry James – drums

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www.magnumonline.co.uk

www.spv.de

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