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Darryl Way and Steve Hogarth join forces on new single Morpheus

Darryl Way & Steve Hogarth
(Image credit: Darryl Way)

Former Curved Air violinist Darryl Way  has teamed up with his good friend, Marillion singer Steve Hogarth (Hogarth was best man at Way's wedding, where the above photo is taken from), for new single Morpheus, which you can listen to below.

Morpheus is taken from Way's upcoming new album The Rock Artist’s Progress, a unique project that consists of a concept album and novel, which will be released through Spirit Of Unicorn Music on September 23.

The album and novel are intrinsically linked, although the direct connection is being kept under wraps for now, and sold as a bundle, and the project is described as, “A playful and intimate account of one young man's experiences of London's vibrant music scene, in the late 60s.” 

The novel was written by Charles Shorwell and follows the story of Daniel Luckham, a young classical pianist studying at the Royal College of Music in 1968. Seduced by the rock music scene and vibrant counterculture in London, he leaves college to pursue a career in rock, but some bad decisions lead him down a dark and dangerous alley. The novel includes musical illustrations created by Way that can be clicked on and listened to while reading. 

Pre-orders for The Rock Artist’s Progress will open next week

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, as well as sleevenotes for many major record labels. He lives in North London and happily indulges a passion for AC/DC, Chelsea Football Club and Sydney Roosters.