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Rob Reed Releases Trailer Ahead Of Dr. Who Single

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Rob Reed has released a teaser trailer ahead of the release of his prog re-working of the Dr. Who TV theme.

Reed has re-recorded the music with Mike Oldfield producer and Sanctuary collaborator Tom Newman and folk musician Les Penning (known for his work with Oldfield on Ommadawn), who both appear in the new video.

“ We had trouble getting a Tardis…. not something you usually say,” Reed tells Prog. “Eventually we found one at a lighthouse in Newport, as you do! They also had a Dalek. On a bloody freezing day, just after Christmas, it must have looked really weird to passing holiday makers, the site of two elderly statesmen of pro battling it out, along side a fully outfitted Cyberman. Les was the new Doctor, with his young assistant and Tom Newman played the Evil Dunnit. When I was a youngster in my bedroom listening to Ommadawn and Tubular Bells, I never thought I would involved in such madness. But what a unforgettable day. I can’t wait for everybody to see the finished video. It’s amazing!”

The single will be released on March 2 as a special limited edition 12” blue vinyl and as an 8-track CD. They will be available from Reed’s official website or from Burning Shed.

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.