Oliver Wakeman shares trailer for new Anam Cara album

Oliver Wakeman
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Oliver Wakeman has shared a brand new trailer video for his upcoming solo album celtic prog album Anam Cara, which you can watch below.

As revealed exclusively in the latest issue of Prog Magazine, Wakeman will release Anam Cara, his eleventh solo album and his first for 20 years, through Spirit Of Unicorn Music on May 17.

The album features a wealth of special guests, including Hayley Griffiths, Troy Donockley (Nightwish), Oliver Day (Beatrix Players) and Scott Higham (former Pendragon). 

"Anam Cara refers to the celtic concept of having a Soul Friend," explains Wakeman. “The songs I’ve written for this album are all short stories.  They have allowed my imagination to run riot. It was also the perfect excuse to call upon some of the finest musicians around who have helped me make this record exceed my expectations.

“The idea of a Soul Friend - a guide, companion, teacher, compassionate presence - seemed to fit so perfectly with the songs I have written.  As for the incredible musicians who have helped me to record this album, they have all truly become Soul Friends.”

Anam Cara has been mixed by Karl Groom (Threshold) and recorded by John Mitchell (It BitesLonely RobotKinoFrost* ). Album artwork is by world-renowned artist Anne Sudworth and can be viewed below.

Pre-order Anam Cara.

Oliver Wakeman

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Oliver Wakeman: Anam Cara
1. The View From Here
2. The Queen’s Lament
3. Here In My Heart
4. 1000 Autumns
5. Marble Arch
6. In The Moonlight
7. Miss You Now
8. Instead Of My Fear
9. Lonely
10. Golden Sun In Grey

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.