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UK Prog Icons Landmarq To Release “RoadSkill – Live in the Netherlands” Special Edition CD/DVD

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UK Prog Icons Landmarq To Release “RoadSkill – Live in the Netherlands” Special Edition CD/DVD

London, UK – With a long reputation as one of the UK’s finest progressive rock bands, Landmarq is enjoying its 25th anniversary year.

This live release is part of the celebration of the band’s remarkable career, which has also included a retrospective anthology (Origins), their first vinyl release (Entertaining Angels) and a forthcoming UK and European Tour in the Autumn.

RoadSkill is a Special Edition Live CD and DVD of the show included, showcasing songs from the band’s most successful and latest album, Entertaining Angels (hailed by Classic Rock Magazine as “the strongest of their career”).

RoadSkill was recorded during the band’s last tour in 2013 at De Boerderij in the Netherlands, in front of a packed and enthusiastic audience. It is released on Synergy Records, via Cherry Red Records.

The show features the outstanding and widely celebrated vocals of Tracy Hitchings, award winning keyboard player Mike Varty, Daniel Martin on drums and the two founder members that have been there throughout the last quarter century, Uwe D’Rose (guitars) and Steve Gee (basses). Landmarq has established a solid and enthusiastic following all around the world over the years and have recently been enjoying even greater acclaim.

This live collection of some of Landmarq’s best loved songs, captures the power, precision and melody that have made them such firm favourites on the progressive rock stage.

CD
1 Turbulence
2 Personal Universe
3 Glowing
4 Stormbrewing
5 Thunderstruck
6 Prayer
7 Calm Before The Storm
i Strange But Beautiful
ii Spiderman
iii Into The Abyss
8 Entertaining Angels

DVD
1 Mountains Of Anglia
2 Turbulence
3 Personal Universe
4 Glowing
5 Stormbrewing
6 Thunderstruck
7 Prayer
8 Walking On Eggshells
9 Calm Before The Storm
10 Entertaining Angels

PLUS Interviews with the band and bonus features

Purchase the CD/DVD version: http://geni.us/2ENQ
Purchase on iTunes: http://geni.us/45uU
Purchase on Amazon Digital: http://geni.us/1LOX

Official website: http://www.landmarq.net

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 828-350-8158 (USA), glassonyonpr@gmail.com

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UK Prog Legends Landmarq Release First Ever Anthology – Origins: A Landmarq Anthology 1991-2014

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UK Prog Legends Landmarq Release First Ever Anthology – Origins: A Landmarq Anthology 1991-2014

London, UK – As they approach their 25th anniversary year in 2015, UK Prog-rockers Landmarq will be releasing their first ever anthology – a compilation of some of the best of the band’s work from 1991 to the present – ‘Origins: A Landmarq Anthology 1991-2014’

Since it’s formation in London in 1990, London-based prog-rock band Landmarq has so far released nine albums, two of which have been recorded live at various concerts in the UK and Europe and a third live CD taken from the DVD ‘Turbulence – Live In Poland’. The band soon firmly established itself within the world of progressive rock, though their appeal extended beyond these boundaries to a more mainstream audience. After three well-received albums, original lead singer Damian Wilson left to pursue a solo career and was replaced by award-winning vocalist Tracy Hitchings.

Featuring two outstanding, multi-award-winning vocalists – Tracy Hitchings (1998-present) and Damian Wilson (1991-1995) – ‘Origins’ is released as a double-CD set, comprising:

Disc One – ‘The Tracy Years’ features a mix of studio and live recordings from Landmarq with Tracy Hitchings, plus a brand new track, also entitled “Origins”. This previously unreleased track was written and recorded by the band especially for this release and has been produced by Landmarq’s own multi-award-winning keyboard player and producer, Mike Varty.

Disc Two – ‘The Damian Years’ includes long-time favourite tracks from Landmarq’s first three studio albums featuring the band’s original singer Damian Wilson, now internationally acclaimed as a singer-songwriter and lead vocalist of Threshold, as well as for his work with Rick Wakeman’s English Rock Ensemble, Headspace, Star One and Maiden uniteD.

This stunning collection from Landmarq’s significant back catalogue, plus the exclusive brand new song “Origins”, is sure to appeal to existing fans of all eras of the band, as well as serving as a great introduction for anyone discovering Landmarq for the first time.

TRACK LIST

DISC ONE – THE TRACY YEARS

1. SCIENCE OF COINCIDENCE
2. LIGHTHOUSE
3. BETWEEN SLEEPING AND DREAMING*
4. TAILSPIN (LET GO THE LINE)*
5. AFTER I DIED SOMEWHERE*
6. HERITAGE*
7. TURBULENCE (PARADIGM SHIFT)
8. PERSONAL UNIVERSE
9. ORIGINS (NEW SONG)

* LIVE VERSION

DISC TWO – THE DAMIAN YEARS

1. KILLING FIELDS
2. FOREVER YOUNG
3. BORDERS
4. SOLITARY WITNESS
5. TA JIANG
6. EMBRACE
7. PINEWOOD AVENUE
8. NAROVLYA
9. BED OF NAILS

To purchase Landmarq’s ‘Origins: A Landmarq Anthology 1991-2014’ Double-CD Set: http://www.cherryred.co.uk/shopexd.asp?id=4636
iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/origins/id880075712

Also available is the most recent studio album by Landmarq, Entertaining Angels, as a CD, LP and Download:
http://www.cherryred.co.uk/shopexd.asp?id=3898
http://www.cherryred.co.uk/shopexd.asp?id=4612
https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/entertaining-angels/id577921189

For more information: http://www.landmarq.net

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR. PH: 828-350-8158, glassonyonpr@gmail.com


UK Prog Ensemble Landmarq Releases Highly Anticipated New Studio Album ‘Entertaining Angels’

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UK Prog Ensemble Landmarq Releases Highly Anticipated New Studio Album ‘Entertaining Angels’

December 4, 2012 – London, UK – The progressive rock music community worldwide is buzzing with excitement about the new release by celebrated UK prog ensemble Landmarq. Pushing their songwriting skills to new heights and crossing previously unexplored musical boundaries, Landmarq’s ‘Entertaining Angels’ is being held as the band’s finest album to date! Vocalist Tracy Hitchings has pulled out all the stops to deliver some truly dazzling performances and has taken a more hands-on role with some stunning vocal arrangements. Multi-talented keyboardist Mike Varty has also brought his production and mixing skills to the band and along with excellent performances from guitarist Uwe D’Rose, drummer Dave Wagstaffe and bassist Steve Gee, Landmarq’s new CD is rapidly becoming one of the top prog releases of the year!

Says Tracy, “All of the lyrics I have written for this album, starting with ‘Entertaining Angels’, were born of my spiritual beliefs. Other lyrics I penned had that same concept, just different stories that got reshaped as I was overcoming Cancer with a very unconventional method as part of the belief in reshaping my life and helping me rid my nemesis. In particular, ‘Glowing – Part 1 & 2′ is a testament to that and was an amazing and cathartic experience. Writing lyrics and vocal arranging on this album has been an amazing journey and healing process in my life, which has completely changed from the one I once lived.”

“’Entertaining Angels’ is a triumph…full of power and passion…” – Geoff Barton, Classic Rock Magazine

Since it’s formation in London in 1990, London-based prog-rock band Landmaq has so far released eight albums, two of which have been recorded live at various concerts in the UK and Europe and a third live CD taken from the DVD ‘Turbulence – Live In Poland’. Initially signing to a Dutch record company (SI Records) then forming their own label, Synergy Records, the band soon firmly established itself within the world of progressive rock, though their appeal extended beyond these boundaries to a more mainstream audience. After three well-received albums, original lead singer Damian Wilson left to pursue a solo career and was replaced by award-winning vocalist Tracy Hitchings. Landmarq has played concerts around the world and has worked with artists such as Marillion, John Wetton, Steve Hackett, Nik Turner, Annie Haslam, Suzi Quatro and many others.

Now with Landmarq’s fifth studio album, ‘Entertaining Angels’, the band has reached a watershed in it’s career with a CD guaranteed to please old and new fans alike. The band is also proud to include guest appearances from, among others, cellist Hugh McDowell (ELO, Wizzard) and saxophonist Laurent Hunziker (Logicaltramp, Tiptop, Gino Sitson). Aside from brand new compositions, the album also includes new studio recordings of material first released on Landmarq’s critically acclaimed DVD and CD ‘Turbulence – Live In Poland’. All in all, ‘Entertaining Angels’ will be a worthy addition to all discerning lovers of not just prog-rock, but simply good music!

Says Tracy, “’Entertaining Angels’ is rich in backing vocals, the arrangements of which were so important in order to give the warmth and brightness that was not quite as present in our previous work. I so loved arranging to the backdrop of Steve’s and Uwe’s music, which overall has been given the life-force of Mike Varty’s production work. This has created a more accessible and maturer sound without losing the concept flavor. Both the cello work of ELO’s Hugh McDowell and the sultry saxophone of Laurent Hunziker has provided the icing on the cake!”

“…without a doubt, ‘Entertaining Angels’ is the strongest album of their career…” – Nick Shilton, PROG magazine

In closing Tracy has this to impart to the band’s longtime followers, “I simply say to everyone – crank up the volume, fasten your seat-belts, and enjoy the Landmarq ride of your life. This album oozes atmosphere – hot and sexy!!!”

To purchase Landmarq ‘Entertaining Angels’ CD: http://www.cherryred.co.uk/shopexd.asp?id=3898
Available on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/entertaining-angels/id577921189

For more information: http://www.landmarq.net

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR. PH: 828-350-8158, glassonyonpr@gmail.com