|The excellent debut solo CD by Christina, Magenta's vocalist! Includes many great guests!
Format: CD / Cat No: TMR0010 / Released: 07/05/2010
Track Listing: 1.Free / 2.Way back to my heart / 3.Deep Oceans / 4.Hanging by a thread / 5.Tales of broken hearts / 6.Helens Song / 7.Down by the river / 8.Do or die / 9.Reel life / 10.Immorality / 11.Oceans Deep (Jem Godfrey Remix)
More information: The long-awaited debut solo album by Magenta front woman Christina, who has co-written all 10 tracks with long-time collaborator and multi-instrumentalist Rob Reed (Magenta, Trippa, Chimpan A) who also mixed and produced the album. Other guests on the album include John Mitchell (It Bites, Frost), Steve Balsamo (The Storys, Chimpan A), Troy Donockley (Barbara Dickson, the Bad Shepherds) and Chris Fry (Magenta), with a wonderful remix of 'Deep Ocean' by Jem Godfrey (Frost). Says Christina of the album: "Although itís not Prog, itís pretty varied and I hope that Magenta fans will find plenty to like. Itís certainly been a labour of love, and I really believe itís the finest set of songs Iíve ever written". Varied it certainly is, from the acoustic, gospel-tinged opener 'Free' to the progressive pop of 'Immortality', and the dramatic balladry of 'Tales of Tales of Broken Hearts', not to mention the bluesy swagger of 'Do or die' or the smooth, jazzy 'Deep Ocean'. These are songs that are immediate yet full of depth, beautifully performed by the Cardiff-based singer songwriter. Christina also talks about the heartfelt subject matter of the album: "All of the songs look at the up and downs of human relationships. Inevitably, thereís a lot of heartbreak involved, but Iíve also tried to show how resilient the human heart can be, so thereís an upbeat message too". She laughs. "So I guess itís a bit of a concept album!