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Rob Reed fights for attention

Rob Reed fights for attention from a Rick Wakeman lookalike label executive in the latest video for solo album Sanctuary.

The promo features an excerpt from Sanctuary Part 2, which appears on the record Reed devised as his personal tribute to Tubular Bells.

The Magenta and Kompendium maestro recently said: “I wanted to play all the instruments, and for them all to be real – no synthesisers. The next four weeks were a bit of a blur as the music just came out. It turned out to be the most enjoyable album I’ve made.”

Sanctuary was co-produced by Tom Newman and mastered by Simon Heyworth – both worked on Mike Oldfield’s 1973 masterpiece. It’s released on July 21 via Tigermoth Records and it’s available for pre-order now.

Reed appears in the current edition of Prog (opens in new tab), on sale now.

Martin Kielty

Not only is one-time online news editor Martin an established rock journalist and drummer, but he’s also penned several books on music history, including SAHB Story: The Tale of the Sensational Alex Harvey Band (opens in new tab), a band he once managed, and the best-selling Apollo Memories (opens in new tab) about the history of the legendary and infamous Glasgow Apollo. Martin has written for Classic Rock and Prog and at one time had written more articles for Louder than anyone else (we think he's second now). He’s appeared on TV and when not delving intro all things music, can be found travelling along the UK’s vast canal network.