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MAGENTA AURA - The Rock Artist’s Progress

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MAGENTA AURA - The Rock Artist’s ProgressProject created by legendary violinist Darryl Way - guest includes Steve Hogarth.
Format: CD / Cat No: SOUMCD100 / Released: 23/06/2023

Track Listing: 1. Life / 2. Guiding Star / 3. Chaconne / 4. Back on the Road / 5. Morphueus (featuring Steve Hogarth) / 6. Traveller / 7. Time Machine / 8. Here We Go / 9. Chelsea Girls / 10. Mods and Rockers

More information: A unique concept and project created by legendary violinist Darryl Way. An album and novel that are intrinsically linked together and sold as a bundle. The novel also includes musical illustrations created by Darryl, that can be clicked on and listened to while reading.

The novel, written by Charles Shorwell, is set against the backdrop of the musical revolution that started with the Beatles and begins in 1968, a year after ‘The Summer of Love’. It follows the story of Daniel Luckham, a young classical pianist studying at the Royal College of Music.

Seduced by the rock music scene and the vibrant counter culture in London at that time, he contrives to leave college and pursue a career in ‘Rock’. But some bad decisions lead him down a dark and dangerous alley, populated by drug dealers, unscrupulous managers and femme fatales. On his journey to fulfil his dreams, Daniel finds his integrity challenged, and the innocence of youth cruelly stripped away. The connection between the album and novel, unfortunately has to remain a secret, as to divulge that information would give away a key plot line in the novel. All that can be said is that the album represents a body of work recorded in the late 60s.

Created by Darryl Way, the album features a guest vocal performance from Steve Hogarth of Marillion, on the track ‘Morpheus’.