Wednesday, February 16, 2022

DAVE BAINBRIDGE PROG VIRTUOSO RELEASES CRITICALLY-ACCLAIMED SOLO ALBUM 'TO THE FAR AWAY' EXCLUSIVE ZOOM TV INTERVIEW WITH RAY SHASHO

 



DAVE BAINBRIDGE

PROGRESSIVE ROCK

GUITARIST-KEYBOARDIST

ARRANGER-COMPOSER

IONA

CELESTIAL FIRE

LIFESIGNS

STRAWBS

DOWNES BRAIDE ASSOCIATION

Releases critically-acclaimed 4th Solo Album

 “To The Far Away”

EXCLUSIVE ZOOM TV INTERVIEW

with RAY SHASHO

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IN ITS ENTIRETY

Despite all the traumas and uncertainties of 2020, it turned out to be a very busy year for Dave Bainbridge. As well as producing the epic 17 CD “Book of Iona” box set celebrating the 30th Anniversary of Iona, Dave contributed in various degrees to new albums by Kimmo Porsti, Cronofonia, Downes Braide Association, Lifesigns, Nick Fletcher, Glass Hammer, Celtish and Strawbs. However, in between all this activity Dave was also taking time out to put together the concept and music for his 4th solo album, “To The Far Away.”

Iona fans might recognize the title as a quote from the lyrics of the song “Edge of the World” from “Beyond These Shores” and there are definitely parallels in the themes of the two albums. “Shores” recounts the ancient story of St Brendan’s epic voyage across the Atlantic Ocean, whilst “To The Far Away” tells a more contemporary story of lovers on opposite sides of the Atlantic ocean, separated for many months by the global pandemic. Both albums, however, end on a note of optimism. Brendan finally returns safely home, whilst our contemporary lovers are finally reunited after an epic trip across the same ocean.

The album’s 71 plus minutes of music draws upon the Celtic, progressive, rock, and classical influences that have permeated Dave’s music since he started composing at the age of eleven and which he honed during his years with Iona and through his previous solo and many collaborative releases. 


Purchase

DAVE

BAINBRIDGE

To The Far Away

His Latest Solo Album

at   www.musicglue.com/iona




Dave Bainbridge “To The Far Away” was released on Dave’s Open Sky Records label & distributed by Gonzo Multimedia, the album is available in 5 formats:

*DIGITAL DOWNLOAD 24 bit wav files
*SINGLE CD
*2CD WITH BONUS DISK featuring over an hour’s worth of alternate mixes, demos and previously unreleased tracks recorded exclusively for this release
*2CD AS ABOVE, SIGNED BY DAVE
*LIMITED EDITION DELUXE PHOTO BOOK featuring the 2CD version, accompanying A4 size hardback book of 123 of Dave’s evocative landscape photos, 6 postcards of Dave’s photos & a signed and numbered certificate.

For more information

About

DAVE

BAINBRIDGE

VISIT

www.davebainbridgemusic.com

official website

https://lifesignsmusic.co.uk/home

Lifesigns official website

https://www.strawbsweb.co.uk/index0.asp

STRAWBS official website

www.iona.uk.com

IONA official website

www.facebook.com/ionaband

facebook

https://twitter.com/ionaband

twitter

www.downesbraide.co.uk

Downes Braide Association


LIFESIGNS UK TOUR (PART 2) 2022
APRIL 2022 
8th Queen Victoria Hall, Oundle
9th The Bread Shed, Manchester
10th Robin 2, Bilston
12th The Half Moon, Putney, London
13th 1865, Southampton
MAY 2022
2nd - 7th Cruise to the Edge
(playing with Lifesigns, Fernando Perdomo's Out to Sea Band & Gabriel Agudo)

DAVE BAINBRIDGE

DISCOGRAPHY

Solo

Veil of Gossamer (2004)

Celestial Fire (2014)

The Remembering (2016)

Live in the Studio (DVD) (2018) Dave Bainbridge & Sally Minnear

To the Far Away (2021)

 

Celestial Fire Band

Celestial Fire - Live in the UK (2017)

 

with Iona

Studio recordings

Iona (1990)

The Book of Kells (1992)

Beyond These Shores (1993)

Journey into the Morn (1996)

Open Sky (2000)

The Circling Hour (2006)

Another Realm (2011)

 

Live recordings

Heaven's Bright Sun (1997)

Woven Cord (1999 – featuring the All Souls Orchestra)

Live in London (2008)

Edge of the World: Live in Europe (2013)

 

Collection

Treasures (or The Very Best Treasures) (1996)

Box set

The River Flows: Anthology (2002 - four-CD box-set)

The Book of Iona (2020 - seventeen-CD box-set)

 

Other collaborations

Various Artists - Songs for Luca (2003)

Various Artists - Songs for Luca 2 (2007)

 

Videography

Iona, DVD (2004) very early live concert

Live in London, DVD (2006)

 

With Dave Fitzgerald

Eye of the Eagle (1998)

Eye of the Eagle (DVD) (2005)

Life Journey (Dave Bainbridge) (2009)

 

With Troy Donockley

When Worlds Collide (2005)

From Silence (2005)

From Silence (DVD) (2005)

 

with Strawbs

The Ferryman's Curse (2017)

Settlement (2021)


with Lifesigns

Cardington (2017)

Altitude (2021)

 

Other collaborations

Songs for Luca (2003) (with other Iona members and various other artists)

Songs for Luca 2 (2007) (with other Iona members and various other artists)

Breaking of the Dawn (2007) (with Nick Fletcher, featuring Yvonne Lyon)

Cathedral of Dreams (2009) (with Nick Fletcher)

Chronofonia (2020) (with an international ensemble)

Halcyon Hymns (2021) (with Downes-Braide A







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