As previously announced the brand new project by Clive Nolan – “Alchemy” – will be released on March, 4th in Europe and April, 9th in USA. This release, however, will be preceded by the world premiere of “Alchemy” show at the famous Wyspianski Theatre in Katowice, Poland on February 22, where it will be recorded for the purposes of a DVD to be released by Metal Mind Productions later this year. The album will be available for purchase at the Theatre prior to the official release date.
And today you can listen to another promo track taken from the “Alchemy” album. “Anzeray Speaks” is available to stream at the official Metal Mind Productions’ channel on YouTube in THIS location.
‘Alchemy’ is a Victorian adventure set in 1842, with a sense of the dark and mysterious. The libretto and the original story are both by Clive Nolan, a British musician, composer and producer who has played a prominent role in the recent development of progressive and symphonic rock. Next to Clive Nolan himself, both the CD album as well as the DVD concert version of the musical will feature the artists well known in the world of progressive rock including Tracy Hitchings (Landmarq, Strangers on a Train), Andy Sears (Twelfth Night), Paul Manzi (Arena), Damian Wilson (Threshold), Paul Menel (ex-IQ), David Clifford (Red Jasper) as well as the leading lady of Nolan’s previous musical ‘SHE’, Agnieszka Świta. The main cast will be expanded by the stars of the 2011 ‘She – the Musical’ Cheltenham theatre production, Victoria Bolley, Chris Lewis and Soheila Clifford. Additionally, on ‘Alchemy’ album the role of Jessamine will be sung by Noel Calcaterra – a Uruguayan singer/actress and the voice of Clive Nolan South American ‘Otra Vida’ project from 2010. The role of Jessamine in Katowice will be performed by the youngest member of the Caamora Company, Soheila Clifford – a fifteen-year-old artist currently studying on a Full Scholarship at Barbara Speake Stage School in London. The Caamora Company musicians – Clive Nolan (keyboards), Mark Westwood (guitars), Scott Higham (drums), Claudio Momberg (keyboards) and Kylan Amos (bass) will once more take charge of the instrumental part of the project both on a CD and DVD. The core members of the company will be joined by special guests and a chorus.
Clive Nolan: “For me, the creation of ‘Alchemy’ has been a three year journey so far. I have lived with the growing story and the developing music almost on a daily basis. It has become an integral part of my life. Recording the CD, in many ways, helps to provide an official stamp on the project! It has been a very positive process, and now that the finished recordings are being mixed, I am finally hearing the songs as they were intended… this is a wonderful feeling.”
On the official ‘Alchemy’ website (www.alchemythemusical.com) you can find all the news and gossips about the project. On the site you can also read the reports from the live events as well as listen to ‘Alchemy’ teasers and watch video footage introducing the characters from the story of ‘Alchemy’. It is interesting to note that these clips have been directed, filmed and produced by Clive Nolan himself! Moreover, the original soundtrack has been composed by Clive for each of them. New clips will be added soon… so, stay tuned!
This special evening at the Theatre will be enriched by two additional concerts. One of the Artists performing that night will be Ray Wilson, who, along with his band, will perform „20 years and more” show prepared especially for this occasion. The other one is a German band RPWL and as they announce, it will be the last complete performance of “Beyond Man and Time” album in Europe.
All shows will be recorded and released on DVD by Metal Mind Productions later next year.