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Oliver Wakeman & Clive Nolan announce Tales By Gaslight 3CD Box Set
3 Feb 2021
Oliver Wakeman reunites with Clive Nolan after 20 years to issue a 3CD Box Set - Tales By Gaslight featuring remastered versions of their ‘future prog classics’ Jabberwocky and The Hound Of The Baskervilles along with a new disc Dark Fables.
The Tales By Gaslight box set, comprising 3CDs each with a 16-page booklet and 3 individual Art prints of the three covers, will be released by Burning Shed on 23rd April.
Clive Nolan (Pendragon, Arena) and Oliver Wakeman (YES, Strawbs) first combined their considerable keyboard and compositional talents to create two rock opera/concept albums.
Jabberwocky, released in 1999, was based on the famous Lewis Carroll poem. It was followed by The Hound of The Baskervilles (2002), inspired by the Sherlock Holmes novel penned by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The project was always intended to be a trilogy of musical interpretations of literary classics, but an album inspired by Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein was shelved because of a lack of record company funding.
This box set package also includes a third disc, featuring previously unreleased pieces that were intended to complete the trilogy. This third disc, Dark Fables, contains over 30 minutes of music conceived for the abandoned Frankenstein album.
Nolan and Wakeman also found pieces which were unused from The Hound of The Baskervilles. These include The Man Called Sherlock which was the original version of the Overture and 221B, inspired by Sherlock Holmes’ famous address.
Unusually for the time, the first two albums featured a host of guest performances, including narration by Wakeman’s father Rick and actor Robert Powell. Former YES guitarist, the late Peter Banks, Magnum vocalist Bob Catley and singer Tracy Hitchings appeared on both albums. Ayreon mastermind Arjen Lucassen lent his talent to The Hound of the Baskervilles along with members from the bands IQ and Threshold. The unique artwork was created by Rodney Matthews for the original Jabberwocky release. Peter Pracownik was the creativity behind The Hound of The Baskervilles artwork 20 years ago and has returned to this trilogy by lending his talents to the new Dark Fables artwork.
In keeping with the spirit of the two previous albums, the new recordings feature the talents of, amongst others, Gordon Giltrap, Paul Manzi (Arena, Oliver Wakeman Band, Sweet) Andy Sears (Twelfth Night) and David Mark Pearce (Oliver Wakeman Band). Also included is an original reading of the Jabberwocky poem by Rick Wakeman.
The Tales By Gaslight box set contains 3 CDs each with 16-page booklets including lyrics, previously unseen art work and many stories behind the creativity from both Wakeman and Nolan. The first 250 box sets will also include a 4th limited edition numbered art print of the box set cover signed by Clive Nolan and Oliver Wakeman.
Tales By Gaslight is available to pre-order now from Burning Shed with the official release on the 23rd April.
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UPDATE: Hi everyone, it seems it's been a little while since there's been any news from the DMP camp but rest assured behind the scenes I am is hard at work on new music and it's now coming out on release for you all to buy and enjoy - David Mark Pearce
The first of these exciting releases are two guest solo's. Firstly on the debut album by French singing sensations Sarah & Melissa Fontaine under the band name of 'Chasing Violets'. On the album titled 'Outside Heaven' produced by David performs on the song 'Cease Fire' - AVAILABLE NOW!!!!!!!!
The second album, due for release on November 23rd, is the latest album by Frédéric SLAMA, entitled AOR: L.A. TEMPTATION. The album features a huge collection of the biggest names in AOR, including 'Strange Ang3ls' very own Goran Edman. It also features Paul Sabu, Tommy Denander & Paul Shortino amongst a whole host of others. David performs on the song 'A Heartbeat Away' which also features House Of Lords vocalist 'James Christian'
Go to the Discography page for more information and links to order these exciting releases. Stay tuned because more exciting information will be coming very, very soon - DMP Sep' 2012
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DAVID MARK PEARCE is a guitarist, songwriter, sound engineer and producer from Cornwall, UK. He’s most known for his work with YES keyboard player Oliver Wakeman and his contribution to Lisa LaRue's Project 2K9 album 'World Class'. PEARCE on his first solo album offers a fine mix of Melodic Rock and soft Prog Rock. The band on “StrangeAng3ls” features David Mark Pearce all Guitars, additional Keyboards and Backing Vocals, Göran Edman (ex-Yngwie Malmsteen, John Norum) and John Payne (Asia) on vocals, Lisa LaRue on keyboards; C S Brown (Ghost Circus) on bass; and Mikael Wikman (ex- Vindictiv) on drums, with a special guest appearance by YES keyboard player – Oliver Wakeman!
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"A powerful symphony of heartfelt modern melodic rock."
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