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Rob Reed To Release Sanctuary Live and David Bedford EP

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Magenta mainman Rob Reed will release the live CD and DVD of his Sanctuary music project on June 3.

Recorded at Peter Gabriel’s studios in October 2016 and shot on 15 cameras, it captures Reed and his band, which featured Magenta guitarist Chris Fry and singer Christina Booth, performing both Sanctuary albums as well as Reed’s cover of Willow’s Dance from The Wicker Man.

At the same time Reed will also release Variations On Themes By David Bedford. “I’ve been working with David’s family as part of this years celebrations of David’s work, he would have been 80 this year,” Reed told Prog of the composer and musician who orchestrated Mike Odlfield’s Tubular Bells. “So I have recorded an EP of re-workings of some of his work. Sid Smith has written the sleeve notes, and Tom Newman has mixed it, and it features appearances from Terry Oldfield and Les Penning. I think his work it a little over shadowed by Mikes, even though he had a massive influence on Oldfield’s work.”

Reed will also perform Sanctuary live once more on June 3 at the Parabola Arts Centre in Cheltenham. Tickets are available from the Magenta website.

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.