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Stellar CD exploring the far reaches of time & space – An hour of new music from one of the UK's most respected, innovative and intelligent double acts!

We haven’t had a new Stewart & Gaskin album since 2011’s ‘TLG ‘ - a compilation of rare tracks, so this album of BRAND NEW MATERIAL is a more than welcome arrival to the August 2018 release schedule!

Featuring Barbara Gaskin (vocals), Dave Stewart (keyboards / arrangements), master stickman Gavin Harrison (drums) and emerging talent Beren Matthews (guitar), the album contains 8 of Stewart's original songs, plus something Dave has been known to enjoy doing in the past - an iconic 1960’s cover version!

Keyboardist Dave Stewart started his career in music back in the 60’s/70’s with contemporary Progressive / Canterbury fusion legends: EGG, ARZACHEL, HATFIELD & THE NORTH and NATIONAL HEALTH, plus he worked alongside drummer Bill Bruford on several projects and with guitarist Steve Hillage in KHAN.
In 1981 Dave changed musical direction and began experimenting with pop arrangements and song writing. He started working with his friend from NATIONAL HEALTH: Barbara Gaskin, and their first single: 'It's My Party' – a cover of the Lesley Gore 60’s classic – reached number one in the UK charts. Since then they have recorded five albums together and built a reputation for producing intelligent and imaginatively arranged pop music.
Earlier that same year Dave recorded a heavily electronic cover of the Motown Jimmy Ruffin classic: ‘What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted’ on a 45 with ZOMBIES vocalist Colin Blunstone, and although it was not quite the massive hit that he later had with Barabara Gaskin, it was still an excellent record that reached # 13 in the UK chart and showcased Stewart’s mastery of the cover version with a difference.

Dave Stewart’s creative genius stretches much further than being just a king of quality covers. His skilful keyboard work and tasteful arrangement / production techniques are as ever, outstanding. He has a real flair for a good tune and his songwriting skills are self-evident. The cutting edge sound me gets from his synthesizers is pretty much his own and just add so much vibrant colour to each and every track the pair record together. Dave also has a tasteful knack of knowing where to, and where not to, use samples in his music, and when all this is brought together, there is a real feeling of maximum entertainment value given to everything he does.

Barbara Gaskin’s vocal contributions are just timeless – she still sounds fantastic – her voice is just as smooth, pure and tuneful as it ever was – incredible – she was (and still is) one of the best female vocalists in the land.

‘Star Clocks’ is released on 17th August 2018.

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