Magenta release video for A Gift From God featuring guest John Mitchell

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Magenta have released a brand new video for A Gift From God. The new video features a guest appearance from Lonely Robot's John Mitchell. A Gift From God is taken from the band's brand new album Masters Of Illusion, which is released today.

"We really wanted to add a male voice to the chorus of A Gift From God, which is based on the life of actor Christopher Lee, to give it the feel of a duet," explains singer Christina Booth. "John was the obvious choice, having sung on one of my solo albums. He has a great voice and it blends with mine really well. We did the recording remotely, but we were lucky to be able to shoot the video just before the lockdown was announced in March. That was the last time the band was together as a unit and we're all missing performing live, especially with all these new songs."

"We've been getting a great reaction to the album so far, and we can't wait for everybody to hear it, finally," adds mainman Robert Reed. "Lots of people have mentioned that its return to the style of our first two albums, Revolutions and Seven. Those albums were written with a feeling of real innocence that I've tried to recreate on the new record. It's been great to really go for what I think is a classic Prog album, made with modern technology. Although, as always, it's mainly about the song... the song is king !"

Masters Of Illusion is released today, along with a very limited bonus CD The Lost Reel which will feature 74 minutes of alternative mixes from the new album plus some remixes from the back catalogue.

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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.