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Hello, and welcome to yet another fun packed edition of TWR. To celebrate the release of the new Mike & The Mechanics album, Out of The Blue, we look back (pun intended) at the band’s career and make this a bit of a Mechanics Fest, we hope you enjoy it!

Mike & The Mechanics have embarked upon their annual bout of touring with UK and European tours planned throughout the spring and summer. The band release their first new material since 2017’s Let Me Fly with the Out Of The Blue album which was released on 5th April. The new album features three new compositions and a further eight classics reworked with the current lineup. The band are also supporting Phil Collins on some of his European shows in the summer. TWR caught up with Mike for a brief chat before his gig in Liverpool and you can read that elsewhere in this edition.

Phil has reissued his two live albums in remastered format on both CD and vinyl and a review of those can be found later in this edition. Phil has just completed his highly successful tour of Australia and New Zealand and reviews of some of those shows can be found elsewhere in this edition. Phil, as mentioned above, will also be on tour again in Europe later in the summer and a further series of shows in North America is planned for the autumn. As if this isn’t enough, Phil also released Other Sides on 31st May. This compilation of B sides and remixes available as a downloadable set, effectively completes the rehabilitation of Phil’s back catalogue.
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Anthony Phillips continues to work on several library projects as well as on new albums of his own and you can read an extensive interview with him about all of those, in a future edition. Seventh Heaven was reissued on 1st February and a review of the new edition can be found elsewhere in this edition. Exclusive interviews with Anthony and his archivist Jonathan Dann about the reissues projects will be published in our next edition along with an exclusive interview with Andrew Skeet, Ant’s collaborator on the Seventh Heaven album.

The long awaited reissue of the remaining Tony Banks back catalogue has also been completed by the release on 19th July of the Banks Vaults set by Esoteric Records, an eight disc set along with a DVD of all the elusive promotional videos that collectors have been looking for. We hope to have a chat with Tony about this release for our next issue which will also feature a review of the set.
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That wraps it up for the news so here’s the rest of the new edition - enjoy!

Alan Hewitt
June 2019


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