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Tuesday, November 14, 2006

SOUL DOCTOR have signed with Metal Heaven for their new album due in the summer.

LIBERTY ‘N’ JUSTICE’s upcoming 2007 release, "Independence Day" will feature 15 guest vocalists on 14 songs. They have already announced Jamie Rowe of Guardian as one of the singers on the new CD and now "Monkey Dance" will feature Jack Russell of Great White on and "Snake Eat Snake" will feature David Raymond Reeves of Neon Cross and guitarist Don Webster of Neon Cross The CD will be an acoustic rock project and both songs plus the front cover artwork are online for a limited time at –

Nearly 40 years after its initial release Procol Harum's classic 'A Whiter Shade Of Pale' is the subject of a dispute. Former keyboard player Matthew Fisher is suing over alleged unpaid royalties. He's taking frontman Gary Brooker and lyricist Keith Reid to court, clainming that he composed the song's organ part. To date, Booker and Reid have been the only writers credited on the hit single.

WINGER IV will be released in the USA November 21st via Shrapnel Records.



As previously announced, F2 will be holding a special night of Prog this
month featuring 3 great bands from the label. Ezra will open, followed by
Credo and headlined by Magenta. A night of fun and great music!

Sunday 26 November 2006 6:00pm (Ezra on stage at 6:30pm)
The Robin 2, Bilston, UK
GBP 12.00 in advance (Door price GBP 14.00)

006#684 and save ?2.00 on the door price! Alternatively, call the booking
office on 01902 401211.

Magenta has built a reputation of being an excellent live band, fronted by
Christina, recently voted best female vocalist by the Classic Rock Society.
The band deliver powerful and emotional Progressive Rock with stunning
guitar solos and memorable melodies. They are not ashamed of showing their
influences that include Yes, Pink Floyd and Genesis, amongst others, but
they mix it with their own unique style, flare and energy. Magenta hope to
include two new songs in their set as well as some songs from their 'Home'
CD that haven't been played before, and some new arrangements of songs from
Seven. Don't miss it!

Following superb appearances by Credo at the recent Summers End festival
and their headline gig for the Classic Rock Society last week, this is one
of the last chances this year to see them playing material from their
excellent CD 'Rhetoric'. Credo were recently described as being like
'?discovering a lost gem from the Script For A Jesters Tear / Fugazi era of

Opening the three-band concert will be Ezra, promoting their third CD
release 'Songs From Pennsylvania'. Their music hints at Rush, Pink Floyd,
It Bites and Yes, and again consists of great melodies and excellent guitar
solos, a trademark of the F2 Music label.

You can hear MP3 samples from these three bands at



We had a great response to this competition, and thanks to all that
entered. Unfortunately there can only be one winner of the 2 free tickets
to the F2 Night Of Prog gig in Bilston on 26/11/2006. Roll the drums! And
the winner is: Neil Durbin of Preston, Lancashire, UK. Congratulations
Neil! If you haven't won but entered the competition and would still like
to go, getting tickets is easy - just visit
006#684 and save ?2.00 on the door price! Alternatively, call the booking
office on 01902 401211.



The chimpan A album is now available to download from the following
download site:

Woolworths (
Wippit (
Sony Connect (

chimpan A will be available from Virgin's download site soon, as well as
other popular sites.

You can hear MP3 samples by chimpan A at



As previously announced, F2 will have a cover mount CD and extensive
coverage in the next edition of Fireworks Magazine. The magazine was
originally scheduled for October, but due to printing delays out of our
control, this will now be available in December. The packed CD will feature
tracks by Magenta, Credo, Ezra & Chimpan A, and the magazine will include
comprehensive coverage of the bands with interviews carried out by
Fireworks writer Paul Jerome Smith. Should be a good read! Visit for information of how to buy this magazine.
Price in the UK is GBP 4.00 including postage



All F2 CD's plus MANY more are available at So, if you
haven't already, why not give us a try - all of our prices INCLUDE shipping
to anywhere in the world!

If you wish to unsubscribe from this mailing list (including news about
Magenta, Credo, Abel Ganz, Ezra, and others, and the online shop at, please reply to this email with 'unsubscribe' in the
subject box. Thanks.

David Robinson (F2 Music Ltd)
F2 Music Ltd, Festival House, 2 Goldfinch Close, Loughborough,
Leicestershire, LE11 3HG, UK

Now available:
Annie Haslam with Magenta - Night & Day EP
Chimpan A - Chimpan A - featuring Sam Brown (Pink Floyd) / Steve Balsamo
(David Gilmour) / Rob Reed (Magenta) and others!
Magenta - Home - NEW STUDIO CD! Double & single version available
Ezra - Songs From Pennsylvania - NEW STUDIO CD!
Credo - Rhetoric - the great new CD from this new signing to F2 Music.

Currently available:
ProgAID - All Around The World - 5 Track CD Single
Magenta - The Gathering - 2 hour concert DVD!
Magenta - Another time, Another Place (Double live CD)
Magenta - I'm Alive (5 track CD single)
Magenta - Seven (latest studio CD)
Magenta - Broken (5 track CD single)
Magenta - Revolutions (Double studio CD)
Cyan - The Creeping Vine
Cyan - Echoes - remastered best of with unreleased material (part 2)
Abel Ganz - Back From The Zone - remastered best of with unreleased
The Fyreworks - The Fyreworks
The Othello Syndrome - The Shadow Of Dreams
Erasmus - The Voyage

Credo News Letter
November 2007

Hi to you all out there, as 07 draws to an end and the most memorable year of the bands career reaches it conclusion, a few bits to update you on!

Rhetoric Tour Comes to An End...

Well it was always going to come to an end guys and we are sad, but delighted, to be able to announce the last four dates of the tour:

Sunday 19th November - The Cartoon - Croydon

You may have heard that the world famous Cartoon is closing at the end of November and we are proud to announce we will be one of the last bands ever to play there. It is our last London date and the last chance for London punters to hear the whole of RHETORIC in a live setting.
With special guests: Jo McCaffertey, The Resonance Association

Sunday 26th November - The Robin - Bilston

A welcome return to the scene of the show stealing Summers End performance - see below- Not our words, just check the reviews.... With F2 Label mates EZRA and MAGENTA. CREDO will be on second, should be a great great night.....
Friday 1st December - The Riga Bar - Southend

The last night of our dual dates with LANDMARQ, CREDO will be on first around 8.45. This is a great venue and billing that deserves your attention!

Friday 8th December - Riffs Bar - Hook nr Swindon

The last night of the tour......
This venue has become legendary in Prog circles and a year from opening for ARENA, CREDO return to RIFFS with special guests and good friends ALSO EDEN.

It promises to be a great night, and there is very likely to be an appearance from a very special guest.....

We can't say who, but it will be memorable!!!

Recent Shows

Summers End - Bilston - October
As you may have heard CREDO delivered a blistering 60 minute set, the set list was:
The Game
Seems Like Yesterday
Too Late To Say Goodbye
The Letter
From The Cradle To The Grave
Tim's guitar work was amazing on the day, Jim and Mart were as tight as a well tight thing and Mike was spectacular. The big man had the audience in the palm of his hand from the first minute and the stories reached new heights! The Top Of The Pops story that has been growing recently caused much hilarity!!! The Letter reappeared after a bit of a rest and nearly brought the house down, and then they finished with Cradle....

Loads of RHETORICS, FIELD OF VISION and T SHIRTS sold, a great days work...

Classic Rock Society Herringthorpe - Rotherham - 4th November

Well, what can you say, an "Overnight Sensation" with a combined age of over 200 years! After first playing for the CRS back in 1994 the boys were invited for their very first Major Headline Show and what a what to bring the last few dates of the year long RHETORIC tour to a head.
It was a great night, the place was very full, especially considering it was a first headline and support came from old friend Oliver Wakeman and Anemo, both of whom were well received and laid down the challenge down for the boys....
The set opened with PARTY making a return to live action for the first time in 10 years and from the "Welcome..." intro the band were on top form. The Game, Turn The Gun and Skintrade followed before another surprise in the shape of an acoustic version of ALICIA from FIELD OF VISION, the song was spectacularly received and Jim and Martin returned to the stage for Seems like Yesterday. A poignant Too Late followed by a storming Letter and by now the band were on fire. A KINDNESS returned and Mark donning the balaclava again for the attack section added just the right amount of theatre to the song.
It was the end of the set, but not the end of the night as the audience demanded a return and the boys duly responded with an excellent version of "From The Cradle To The Grave" featuring a guest appearance from a young lad in the audience on tambourine!

Again, plenty of cd's, and shirts sold and loads of new friends!

Be interesting to see what happens in the next CRS Awards Poll after that show....

The Big Man
There are a number of rumours circulating at the moment about Mark and his health, and just to put the record straight Mark has requested that the following statement be issued:

"Guys, as many of you know I was very ill a couple of years ago, sadly I require more surgery, nothing too scary but major surgery never the less. The disease hasn't come back I am pleased to say and it is only repair work that is required. The intention was to tour the album to the end of this year, and that's pretty much what we have done, I will be back in between the RIFFS show and Christmas and intend to be fully back on my feet and ready to perform again by the end of January. Hope you can all make a show between now and then and let's see you all at RIFFS for the last show of the tour, a Christmas extravaganza and to say au revoir before I go into hospital!"
Love and loads of it


TWISTED SISTER ‘A Twisted Christmas’ Demolition Records (2006)

Yes Dee Snider and co. do their take on all things Christmas with a few guest vocalists along for the ride. ‘Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas’ starts as an easy listening acoustic number before the real Twisted Sister step forward to rock. Best song has to be either the duet with Doro Pesch on ‘White Christmas’ (Doro singing in her native German) and ‘Oh Come All Ye Faithful’ which is et to the tune of the Twisted Sister classic ‘We’re Not Gonna Take It’! Sounds bizarre but it works well. Lita Ford pops-up to duet on ‘I’ll Be Home For Christmas’, whilst ‘Deck The Halls’ is another good Twisted Sister take on a festive classic.
But some tracks are sadly below par like ‘We Wish You A Twisted Christmas’ and ‘Heavy Metal Christmas’ – oh dear… Nice touch on the album closer though as bass player Eddie sings ‘White Christmas’ in Spanish.
According to Dee Snider this could well be the final Twisted Sister album which would be a real shame if it was true. A good Christmas rock CD although one that will be bound to alienate some of the band’s fans!

Jason Ritchie


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