Amanda Lehmann announces debut solo album

Amanda Lehmann
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Steve Hackett guitarist Amanda Lehmann has announced that she will release her debut solo album in August.  You can watch a video for Memory Lane below.

Lehmann will release Innocence And Illusion on August 20. The nine-track album features guest appearances from Steve Hackett as well as Hackett collaborators Roger King, Nick Magnus and Rob Townsend. You can see the new album artwork and tracklisting below.

“I am incredibly proud of this album," Lehmann comments. “There is a wide variety of music, all weaving around the central thread of life’s journey; the twists and turns and all the stops along the way, the innocence, the illusions, the hopes and dreams, reflecting on what is, what was, what could be. These songs have been bursting to be heard, and I hope that they speak to everyone who listens to them.”

Lehmann has previously released a solo EP Shadow in 2010. She also released an album as Wazzoon, with Eddy Deegan, Through The Haze, in 1994. The album was remastered earlier this year.

Innocence And Illusion traverses a variety of musical styles from prog, rock, ballads, and elements of jazz-blues and takes the listener on a journey through magical childhood worlds and hard-edged realities.

Pre-order Innocence And Illusion.

Amanda Lehmann

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Amanda Lehmann: Innocence And Illusion
1. Who Are The Heroes?
2. Tinkerbell
3. Only Happy When It Rains
4. The Watcher
5. Memory Lane
6. Forever Days
7. We Are One
8. Childhood Delusions
9. Where The Small Things Go

Jerry Ewing

Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock.