Clive Mitten re-works early Twelfth Night for new album

C: Live Collective
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Former Twelfth Night member Clive Mitten has announced that work is underway on a new C: Live Collective release which will see Mitten and singer Mark Spencer re-working a raft of early Twelfth Night material in an "orchestral and cinematic" style.

"Mark Spencer and I are recording an orchestral/cinematic take on the early years of Twelfth Night," Mitten tells Prog. "Mark is singing and I am undertaking radical re-imaginings of the music.

An epic re-working of The Collector and Creepshow form the centrepiece of the new music, as well as Love Song. There will also be a 25-minute orchestra suite entitled Jan Six Hits The Cryptic Suite Spot comprising the following Twelfth Night tracks:

Afghan Red
After the Eclipse

East of Eden
East to West
End of the Endless Majority
Fact and Fiction
Human Being
The Ceiling Speaks
The Poet Sniffs a Flower
We Are Sane
World Without End

"This is something I have long wanted to do," explains Mitten. "Much of the music I wrote and have always seen more ideas in many of the pieces than has been shown to date."

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.