As some of you may already be aware, Magenta vocalist Christina Booth is about to launch her first album under her own name. After being involved in a number of projects (Trippa, Magenta, Chimpan A, etc, etc), it's good to see her have the confidence to put her own name on the sleeve.
News of a release date for her album, Broken Lives & Bleeding Hearts
, will apparently be with us very soon. What to expect? Well, like her other non-Magenta projects, this is not a prog album by any means. You can hear a sampler MP3 of clips from the album on her MySpace page, which you can find here:
...which reveals quite a diverse set of songs (and some superb performances, both by Christina and by the musicians involved).
There's also a 'proper' promo video for one of the songs, the slinky ballad Free My Soul
, which you can see either via the MySpace link above, or via YouTube:
Can't wait for the album - what I've heard so far sounds fantastic!
I also note, from the list of musicians associated with the project, that a certain Mr John Mitchell will be sprinkling fairy dust on some of the material from his magic axe...