"King's Ransom" CD PRE-ORDER!
"King's Ransom", the third musical by Clive Nolan, is the next adventure of Professor King and his companions. Set in the Victorian 'Alchemy' universe, the musical is a tale steeped in political intrigue, high emotion and the all-pervasive presence of the supernatural.
Book, lyrics and music by Clive Nolan
With vocal talents of: Clive Nolan, Gemma Ashley, Guy Barnes, Verity White, Robbie Gardner, Chris Longman, Christina Booth, Alan Reed, Chris Lewis, Ross Andrews, Joy-Amy Wigman, Emily Frechter and the Caamora Chorus; and instrumentalists: Clive Nolan, Mark Westwood, Scott Higham, Kylan Amos, Penny Gee and Morten L.Clason.
Album artwork by Mark Buckingham.
Clive: "It has been several years in the making, but here it is… ‘King’s Ransom’ the musical. To me, this is a great testament to the wonderful singers and musicians I had the pleasure of working with, and a welcome return to the ‘Alchemy’ universe. With this special edition I have tried to provide added insight into the making of this musical which has been such a major part of my life for the last few years. If you like the music I make, then don’t miss out on this one!"
"King's Ransom" Special Edition includes:
CD 1: Act 1
CD 2: Act 2
CD 3: "There's More... Demos and Extras" (featuring original demos and alternative versions of songs from ‘King’s Ransom’)
DVD: "The Making of 'King's Ransom'" (featuring recording footage, interviews and more insights into the creation of the musical)
This pre-order also includes an additional exclusive "King's Ransom" Karaoke CD with backing tracks to selected songs with vocals from the chosen artists – choose your solo, or sing with one of the cast members! (Available with orders made before August 1st).
Intended release: late August 2017.
Artwork for "King's Ransom" Album Revealed!
The cover for Clive's forthcoming “King's Ransom” CD has been now finalised. “King's Ransom” special box set, scheduled for release in August 2017, will include exclusive artwork designed by the acclaimed DC Comics artist, Mark Buckingham.
Clive: "The release of 'King’s Ransom' grows ever closer, and the show is really taking on an identity of its own. This will be an album of terrific vocal and instrumental performances with songs that I hope will stay with you long after the CD stops playing. The wonderful artwork for this musical has been created by Mark Buckingham, which I think gives the album a great atmosphere."
More about "King's Ransom" HERE
Caamora Norway “Alchemy” Rehearsals
During the first days of April Clive took part in a series of rehearsals for the Caamora Norway production of his musical “Alchemy”. The shows will take place in Norway: Hurum, Kolben and Mysen from May 21st-27th 2017. Clive will return to the stage in his original role of Professor King. The cast will also include Eirikur Hauksson (Magic Pie) and Elisabeth Syrdahl Ellingsen, the lead vocalist of Clive's 2016 concerts in Uruguay, and many others. The Norwegian shows will also feature the live band (The Windmill) and the chorus. Tickets for all events are available HERE.
Clive: "I’m finally back from Norway… I got to stay a little extra thanks to fog… A lot of waiting around! However, there was no waiting around during the weekend of rehearsals. Everyone pulled together brilliantly, and I was able to watch the massive improvements before my very eyes! Well done to the whole cast, musicians, the chorus and crew for an excellent effort. I look forward to the next rehearsal and the shows in May."
An evening with Clive Nolan and Friends: Holland!
Join us for an evening of music and fun at this intimate house concert. Clive (piano, vocal), Verity Smith (vocal) and Marijke Groenendaal (vocal) will perform songs from Clive's repertoire, including his musicals "She", "Alchemy", songs from his rock catalogue - Arena, Strangers On A Train and more, as well as from "King's Ransom" - two months ahead of the musical's premiere!
The event will take place on June 3rd, 2017 in Voorburg, NL (start at 8.30 p.m.). Nibbles will be provided, but bring your own drinks and cushions or small chairs to sit on! All funds gathered during the event will go to the production of "King's Ransom".
Capacity: 25-30 people (and a few more can be squeezed), price: 30 Euro (paid in advance)
Caamora Norway Acoustic Bluray!
"An Evening with Clive Nolan and Friends: A Taste of Alchemy and More..." is an acoustic show recorded in October 2016 in Norway, featuring Clive Nolan (piano and vocal), the original Caamora soprano Gemma Ashley, and the cast of 'Alchemy' in Norway, including Eirikur Hauksson (Magic Pie), Elisabeth Ellingsen, Harriet Müller-Tyl, Christine Ekeberg, Finn Mathisen, Magdalena Grabias and the instrumentalists (from the Norwegian progressive rock band, The Windmill): Morten Clason (flute), Stig Andre Clason (guitar) and Arnfinn Isaksen (bass).
Clive: “Playing these acoustic shows in Norway was a superb experience. I had no idea what to expect until I arrived, and it was soon clear we had a great set of singers. I really enjoyed the shows. We all did well, and I think that comes out in this DVD. The audiences were terrific as well - very enthusiastic and responsive. This recording is a fitting testament to the first performances of Caamora Norway.”