April 14, 2017 Grand Tour 0
Grand Tour Music are delighted to announce the release of two new albums – after almost two years in the writing and recording, “The Source” is the first album from Scotland’s Long Earth and you can get all the details here! Long Earth’s music is a mix of influences firmly rooted in classic prog rock, and features two former members of Abel Ganz; Ken Weir on drums and Gordon Mackie on bass. In addition we are NOW TAKING advance orders for the album which will be released on MONDAY 8th MAY 2017 – check the pre release offer in the Shop page, and of course you can listen to samples of the album on our Music page too.
We are also delighted to have the 2016 remix of the very first Abel Ganz album, “Gratuitous Flash” for release on the same day – and we are also now taking ADVANCE ORDERS at a special pre release price only!! There are samples of the album here on the Music page as well, and the album features one of the band’s most iconic tracks, “The Dead Zone”. Remixed during 2016, the album features the original audio augmented by additional sounds and keyboards. There is also a BONUS TRACK, with Alan Reed’s superb solo arrangement of “Kean on the Job” added for your listening pleasure!
ADVANCE ORDERS ARE NOW BEING TAKEN – see the Shop page for details!
Title Track Previews
- Heavy on the Beach Grand Tour 2:41
- The Source Long Earth 1:05
- Gratuitous Flash Abel Ganz 2:00
Preparations for the Grand Tour drum recording at the Audio Lounge in Glasgow with Bruce Levick. Notice the fab Aston Starlight mics (laser spot to aim the mics exactly at the snare sweetspot....great idea and sound) ... See MoreSee Less
Delighted to say that the new Grand Tour album now has a name - "Clocks That Tick..." We are starting the drum recording on Sat 17th and then we can let our wonderful new bass player Chris Radford loose on it after that before Mark and Joe add the finishing touches. We're then off to Southampton in August to mix and produce the final album with the legend that is Rob Aubrey at Aubitt Recording Studios. Meanwhile Duncan Storr has got his instructions (and a demo copy of the album for inspiration) and is getting his charcoal and paintbrushes ready to create the artwork! It's all go and we'll have the album ready for sale towards the end of the year...more updates soon! ... See MoreSee Less