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Friday, October 23, 2009


Howard Jones has been gearing up for the release of his 9th studio album titled 'Ordinary Heroes' on November 9th. This included a limited edition run of 500 copies of a 2 cd version with very special packaging, with the buyer getting a personal dedication as well as getting their name printed in the artwork. This version has sold out but a regular version can still be ordered here.

On November 2nd at 7pm (U.K. time) Howard will being hosting a pre-release cd playback event from his home studio on Livestream. This will be a great chance for fans to hear the new tracks as well as get first-hand anecdotal content as Howard pauses the playback in between tracks to talk his way through the inspirations and influences behind the album. By signing up to Livestream, users will also be able to interact with Howard during the live broadcast using a live ‘chat’ facility. The Howard Jones channel can be found here.

On a personal note Howard just Tweeted today that his Mum Thelma is in hospital, I wanted to wish her all the best for a speedy recovery.

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Saturday, October 03, 2009


After reading Jonatha Brooke's recent journal entry I am eager to hear the third album by French singer Nolwenn Leroy. According to Nolwenn's website it is due for release on December 7th, not sure what countries it will be out in. She has been working with Teitur and Jonatha Brooke (two of my all-time favourite singer/songwriters) as well as producer extraordinaire Rupert Hine. Jonatha was over in Sweden recently working on the record, below is a photo of Jonatha with Teitur and Nolwenn from Jonatha's journal. I had hoped to travel from New Brunswick to Maine this weekend to see Jonatha Brooke in concert but was unable.

Photo Credit: Jonatha Brooke

Speaking of Teitur he is releasing a best of collection on October 5th in the U.K. titled "All My Mistakes" (order here, reviewed here) with tracks from his previous albums, and has made a video for the song 'Hurricane' that you can watch here. Another interesting article on Teitur at 'The Quietus' website .

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