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Ian Neal announces release of fourth album Barkton Ash

Ian Neal
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Derbyshire based progger Ian Neal has announced that he will now release his fourth studio album, Barkton Ash, on July 16.

Barkton Ash is the follow-up to 2013's Astro, which Neal has been working on over the past eight years.

"A beautiful album fashioned in the spirit of mid-70s progressive rock," Neal explains of Barkton Ash. "Think Genesis, Tony Banks, Camel, Yes, Steve Hackett, Pink Floyd. And the sounds of choice? Well, nothing post-80s here, rather, soak up the marriage made in heaven of Mellotron, 12-String, Hammond Organ, string synthesizers, Polymoog, Arp Quadra, electric and acoustic guitars fed through phasers, chorus and delays.

"Sink back into your cozy armchair perfectly positioned in relation to your Celestions powered by your brushed aluminium mid-70s power amp and drift into the alluring world of Barkston Ash."

Neal previously streamed  the tracks Holst's Hollows and Come Harvesting! last year.

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Ian Neal

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Ian Neal: Barkton Ash
1. Fair Winds
2. Ash Phrixus
3. Barclay Harvest
4. Holst's Hollows
5, The Vale Of Linden
6. Come Harvesting

Jerry Ewing
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, 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.