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New Plenty Single

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New Plenty Single

Plenty have released Hide as a new single from their forthcoming album It Could Be Home. The single is available on the major streaming / download platforms – listen / download here.

Hide is one of the few Plenty pieces that betrays the band’s origins as part of the thriving Liverpool Post-Punk/Art Pop scene of the 1980s. It was written in 1987 and was an important part of the live performances we did at the time. All two of them! I always liked the fact that the song itself hid a dark lyric about mental illness and the desire for retreat behind a jaunty and propulsive musical facade. As I croon about someone’s tragic decline and stasis, Brian and David’s playing exudes something joyous and surprising. The lyric was inspired by a friend who also provided part of the inspiration behind no-man’s Animal Ghost.” Tim Bowness

It Could Be Home

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Plenty – It Could Be Home

It Could Be Home 500Formed in 1986, Plenty was Tim Bowness’s immediate pre-no-man band. It Could Be Home is a debut release over thirty years in the making.

Distinctively echoing then contemporary artists such as The Blue Nile and Prefab Sprout – alongside the iconic likes of David Bowie and Peter Gabriel – Plenty’s music alternated between anthemic pop, poignant ballads and ambient experiments.

Between Spring 2016 and Summer 2017, founder members Tim Bowness, Brian Hulse and David K Jones re-recorded Plenty’s catalogue of 1980s songs and set about completing the album the band had hoped to release three decades previously.

A meticulous labour of love, It Could Be Home was mixed and instrumentally augmented by Norwegian producer Jacob Holm-Lupo (White Willow, The Opium Cartel).

Mastered by The Pineapple Thief’s Steve Kitch, the album also features contributions from former Plenty guitarist Michael Bearpark, pianist Peter Chilvers (Brian Eno, Karl Hyde) and no-man violinist Steve Bingham.

Available as a CD in a six panel digipak, 140g black vinyl in gatefold and a limited 140g blue vinyl version in gatefold: All with striking artwork by Carl Glover.

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Progdreams V11

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Tim live at Progdreams VII

Boerderij 2018Tim will be appearing at Progdreams V11 in Zoetermeer on Sunday March 4th 2018, on a bill that includes Kaprekar’s Constant, Lifesigns and Steve Rothery Band.

Performance times (subject to changes):

14.00 Doors open
14.45 – 16.00 Kaprekar’s Constant
16.45 – 18.00 Lifesigns
19.00 – 20.30 Tim Bowness
21.15 – 23.00 Steve Rothery Band

For further details, and the booking link visit the live dates page.

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Tim in Prog Magazine

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Prog 82Tim in Prog Magazine

Tim gives a “glimpse into his Prog world” in the “My Prog” feature in the latest issue of Prog Magazine (issue 82).

Issue 82, which is on sale now, also features Peter Hamill, Godley & Creme and Daniel Cavanagh.

The full page “My Prog” piece includes:

  • Tim’s earliest prog memory
  • The first prog record Tim bought
  • The best prog gig Tim has attended and much more…

no-man’s Returning Jesus deluxe

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no-man’s Returning Jesus deluxe

returning_jesus 500A deluxe Kscope label reissue of no-man’s lauded fourth studio album featuring a 2017 remaster by Steven Wilson.

Originally released on the 3rd Stone label in February 2001, Returning Jesus is a collection of ambitious songs which combine Singer-Songwriter, Art Rock, ECM Jazz, and Ambient influences with the band’s unique widescreen production and seductively melancholy compositions.

Returning Jesus received highly positive reviews in Mojo, Uncut, Billboard, Classic Rock and other publications at the time of its release and has continued to be seen by both critics and fans as one of the best albums produced by the duo of Tim Bowness and Steven Wilson (both currently enjoying successful solo careers, with Wilson recently reaching the Top 5 album charts in several countries).

Guest musicians include Steve Jansen (Japan/Rain Tree Crow) on drums, Colin Edwin (Porcupine Tree) on bass and double bass, Theo Travis (Soft Machine) on saxophone and flute, and Ian Dixon on trumpet. The late trumpeter Ian Carr (Nucleus), David Kosten (Faultline, Bat For Lashes) and Ben Christophers contribute to the evocative opening piece Only Rain.

The double CD edition contains the original album, plus a bonus CD of b-sides, demos and alternate versions. The double 180g vinyl edition is packaged in a gatefold sleeve and includes the album alongside a selection of EP tracks. Both formats feature additional artwork and photographs from regular no-man collaborator Carl Glover and sleeve notes by Tim Bowness.

Orders from Burning Shed include an exclusive postcard.

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