Galahad ready new album The Long Goodbye

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UK prog rock veterans Galahad have announced that they will release their brand new studio album The Long Goodbye in October.

The band's twelfth studio album was largely recorded during the same sessions for last year's The Last Great Adventurer, featuring the same line-up of  Stu Nicholson (vocals), Dean Baker (keyboards), Spencer Luckman (drums), Lee Abraham (guitar) and Mark Spencer (Twelfth Night/Alan Reed) on bass.

"As is the case with TLGA, The Long Goodbye has a crisp and clear contemporary sound but, musically, still includes a variety of influences including a few nods to the band’s progressive heritage particularly the epic closing title track in which the ageing process and the difficult and tricky subject of early onset dementia is tackled, hopefully with a certain degree of poignancy," the band say of the upcoming album.

The Long Goodbye will be released on CD, with two bonus tracks, in October, followed by a digital release in November, with a gatefold vinyl version, available on both standard black vinyl and two coloured  splatter vinyl at a later date.

The Last Goodbye has been edited, mixed and mastered, by Threshold's Karl Groom.

Pre-orders will be announced shortly.

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.