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Friday, 11 December 2020 18:00

Pre-order 'Song of the Wildlands' by Clive Nolan!

Preorder starts now for the new album by progressive rock legend Clive Nolan, known for his role in bands such as Arena and Pendragon.
 
The album is based on one of the epics of Old English literature entitled “Beowulf”, a tale of grandeur and heroic deeds, about a Scandinavian warrior fighting the world of evil.
 
Song of the Wildlands will be released in 2021 in collaboration with We Låve Rock Music and comes in two formats: a double vinyl and an Earbook.
 
The vinyl comes as a Limited Blood Red and regular black edition, both with a booklet.
 
The Earbook is a vinyl-size hardback book containing four discs: the album, a special instrumental version of the album, and a documentary on DVD and Blu-ray formats.
 
Inside the Earbook and the booklet for the LP, you will find amazing artwork by David Wyatt, photographs, English and Old English lyrics, and many other details about the project.
 
Song of the Wildlands has gathered a vast number of artists, including four soloists, an international 200 voice choir, and a rock band, resulting in a highly impressive musical and visual experience.
 
There is also an option to get your name in the booklet. The last chance for this is by the end of January 17th, 2021.
 
To preorder Clive Nolan’s Song of the Wildlands Earbook or vinyl, or have your name printed in the album, visit our online store here: https://shop.crimerecords.no

 
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Monday, 28 December 2020 20:37

Clive Nolan - 'Song of the Wildlands'

Artist: Clive Nolan
Title: Song of the Wildlands
Catalog no.: 20.0030
Format:
  • Earbook (2 CDs, DVD, and Blu-ray)
    Gatefold Double LP
  • Limited Gatefold Blood Red Double LP (200)
  • Digital Download
Release date: 14.05.2021
Genre: Progressive Rock
Country: United Kingdom
BUY:  Buy physical editions.
   

 

“Song of the Wildlands” is an album with a grand and epic sound.
 
The final recording was made with the contribution of a vast number of musicians, including 4 soloists: Ryan Morgan (baritone), Christina Booth (Alto), Natalie Barnett (alto) and Gemma Ashley (soprano); rock musicians playing guitars, bass, keyboard, drums; traditional instrumentalists on violin, horn, oboe, key harp, psalmodikon, lyre, and many others.
 
Finally, a 200-voice choir singing in Anglo-Saxon (Old English), recorded all over the world during the lockdown in spring 2020. The initial idea was to see if such an experiment was even possible, but it soon turned into a huge international project and resulted in a powerful choral sound forming the backbone of the whole album.
 
The lyrics sung by the choir were translated into Old English by a historical consultant specializing in the culture of medieval England, Christopher Monk.
 
The album will be released in spring 2021 by the Norwegian label Crime Records with the collaboration of We Låve Rock Music.

The Earbook is a vinyl-size hardback book containing four discs:

  • CD 1: The original album “Song of the Wildlands
  • CD 2: Special Instrumental version of “Song of the Wildlands”, plus bonus: The Narration performed by Ross Andrews.
  • DVD/Blu-ray: The Making of “Song of the Wildlands” – Feature Documentary by Neil Monaghan.

Inside the book, you will find a sumptuous compendium of amazing artwork by David Wyatt, photographs, English and Old-English lyrics, and numerous details about the project. 

 

Tracklist:

Track: Duration:   CD:   LP:
1.   The Story Begins   3:05   CD1-1   A1
2.   There's a Threat   4:53   CD1-2   A2
3.   Crossing the Ocean   4:28   CD1-3   A3
4.   Beowulf's Promise   3:23   CD1-4   A4
5.   Grendel Attacks   4:21   CD1-5   A5
6.   Celebration   2:14   CD1-6    B1
7.   The Hag's Revenge   2:49   CD1-7    B2
8.   Journey   3:17   CD1-8    B3
9.   Underwater Cavern   3:50   CD1-9   B4
10.   Rewards   6:07   CD1-10   B5
11.   Beowulf, the King   4:00   CD1-11   C1
12.   Dragon Fire   4:58   CD1-12   C2
13.   The Warrior Dies   2:42   CD1-13   C3
14.   Funeral Pyre   5:15   CD1-14   C4
15.   The Story Ends   1:38   CD1-15   C5
    The Narration   11:20       D1
    Journey [Instrumental]   3:18       D2
    Celebration [Instrumental]   2:16       D3

 

Line up: 

Clive Nolan   Orchestration, keyboards, and programming
Vicki Swan   Nyckelharpa
Mark Westwood   Electric Guitar
Stig Andre Clason   Acoustic Guitar
Arnfinn Isaksen   Bass Guitar
Scott Higham   Drums
Geir Johansen   Extra Percussion
Birgitte Njå   Lur
Morten Clason   Flute
Ross Andrews   Narrator
Ryan Morgan   Vocals – Beowulf
Christina Booth   Vocals – Tyra
Gemma Ashley   Vocals – Solveig
Natalie Barnett   Vocals – Freja
Ensemble Anonym   Plainchant
The "Wildland Warriors Choir"   Choir

  

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Monday, 28 December 2020 20:13

Clive Nolan

 

Clive Nolan is a British musician, composer, and producer who has played a prominent role in the recent development of progressive and symphonic rock.

Born in Gloucestershire, he was a pupil at Wycliffe College and King's School, Gloucester. He completed his B. Mus and M. Mus degrees at London University where he studied composition, orchestration, and conducting. He has been the regular keyboard player in Pendragon (1986–present), Shadowland (1992–present), Strangers on a Train (1993–1994), Arena (1995–present), and Caamora (2006–present) as well as writing music and lyrics for Arena, Shadowland, Caamora and numerous other projects.

Nolan is the founder member of The Caamora Theatre Company formed to produce and perform the musicals of Clive Nolan. The premiere of 'She' took place in Katowice Wyspianski Theatre in Poland in October 2007. Subsequently, full theatrical performances of 'She' were performed in January 2010 in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, followed by the eight-man 'She in Concert' variation in Holland in September 2011. In February 2012 theatrical version of 'She' debuted in the UK in Cheltenham Playhouse Theatre. Recently, the revived theatre shows were performed at the Cheltenham Playhouse in September 2015 during the anniversary event, "The Fire and the Quest" and again in Cheltenham in 2016. 'She in Concert" was also performed in Germany in 2015 and Holland in 2016. 

He was voted Best Keyboard Player by Classic Rock Society in the years: 1995, 1996, 1998, 2005, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2015, 2016, and 2017. In 2010 the Bolivian government awarded him with the title of Honorary Visitor to Santa Cruz, Bolivia for his theatre work in the city of Santa Cruz. In 2013 he was awarded the Polish MLWZ "Golden Lexicon Award" for Outstanding Achievements in Music for his musical 'Alchemy'.

Nolan released his second musical 'Alchemy', with a libretto based on the composer's original story, early in 2013. In February 2013 the live show was recorded for the DVD at the famous Wyspianski Theatre in Katowice, Poland. The full theatrical shows of 'Alchemy' were performed by the Caamora Theatre Company at the Cheltenham Playhouse Theatre in September 2013. In 2013 and 2014 the concert version of 'Alchemy' headlined musical and theatre events in the UK and Holland. In August 2014 'Alchemy' was performed over a week at the Jermyn Street Theatre in the London Off-West End. In November 2014, 'Alchemy' returned in a concert version to be performed in Reichenbach, Germany. The musical was once more performed at the Cheltenham Playhouse as part of "The Fire and the Quest" festival in 2015, and during "The Fire and the Quest 2" in 2017.

In 2016 the Norwegian branch of Caamora was formed from the initiative of the founder members of 'Hurum Prog', Morten L. Clason, and Ingar Diskerud. Caamora Norway "Alchemy" shows featuring Clive Nolan and the all-Norwegian cast were performed in Norway in 2017. The Show in the Høytorp Fort in Mysen will be released on DVD.

In October 2016 Clive performed a series of concerts in Uruguay and Norway accompanied by the best opera and musical theatre artists. The Norwegian show 'An Evening with Clive Nolan and Friends' was released on DVD in 2017.

Clive's third musical 'King's Ransom' was released on CD and premiered on stage at the Cheltenham Playhouse in September 2017. Live DVD will be released in the near future.

In 2018 Clive signed both ‘Alchemy' and ‘King’s Ransom’ to a film company with a view to bringing these musicals to the silver screen. "The Professor King Chronicles" is planned to be released in cinemas in 2020 and 2021.

Clive is currently working on his new project "Song of the Wildlands".

 

Discography:

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Tuesday, 07 July 2020 18:00

Clive Nolan signs with Crime Records

Crime Records have joined forces with We Låve Rock Music to release the new project Song of the Wildlands by Clive Nolan!

We are excited to be a part of this project and are looking forward to giving you more information about the release in the coming months.

The libretto is based on the Old English epic poem “Beowulf” and tells the tale of the heroic warrior, who conquers the giant Grendel and slays the dragon.

The album will feature four soloists, an orchestra, and a choir of 200 voices singing in Anglo-Saxon.

"I am happy to announce that I have signed a deal with ‘Crime Records’ and ‘WLRM’ for the recording and release of Song of the Wildlands. The deal was actually done before the pandemic struck, but now we have ironed out some additional details I thought this was a good time to announce it."
- Clive Nolan

 

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