Tag Archives: Al Barrow

Album review: MAGNUM – Live At The Symphony Hall

MAGNUM - Live At The Symphony Hall

SPV [Release date 18.01.19] Magnum started 2018 in shaky form when we saw them at Giants Of Rock.  With great expectations that we’d hear a smidgeon of the new album, they appeared for a few songs and disappeared due to … Continue reading

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Album review: MAGNUM – The Valley Of Tears – The Ballads

MAGNUM - The Valley Of Tears - The Ballads

On Christmas Day, Sunday 25 December 2016 at 22:00 GMT David Randall presented a two-hour special on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio, chatting to Bob Catley and with tracks from the new album. More information SPV [Release date 06.01.17] In … Continue reading

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News: MAGNUM – UK tour starts 11 May, Radio Specials replayed

Magnum 2016

Melodic hard rockers Magnum start the UK leg of their European tour on 11 May in Southampton. The band released their latest studio album – ‘Sacred Blood “Divine” Lies’ in February and Get Ready to ROCK! described it as “fresh, … Continue reading

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Album review: MAGNUM – Sacred Blood “Divine” Lies

MAGNUM - Sacred Blood, Divine Lies

SPV [Release date 26.02.16] Tony Clarkin must surely receive a public award for services to consistent songwriting.  Since the mid-1970s he has been the main architect of Magnum’s wider and enduring success.  And on this – the band’s 19th studio … Continue reading

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Gig review: MAGNUM – Liverpool Arts Club, 6 February 2015

Magnum - Liverpool Arts Club, 6 February 2016

Magnum are magnificent.  But they do need a gentle kick up their collective jacksy. They are as frustrating as they are brilliant, and they fail to do justice to their unique musical legacy. This outrageous statement – from a long-term … Continue reading

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Gig review: MAGNUM – The Tivoli, Buckley, 20 April 2014

Magnum - The Tivoli, Buckley, 20 April 2014

With an unexplained delayed start it was a little like being back in the seventies.  A crowd that snaked around the block and a cool nip that knived them.  The support – or perhaps more accurately on this occasion “warm … Continue reading

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Album review: MAGNUM – Escape From The Shadow Garden

Magnum - Escape From The Shadow Garden

Interview with Tony Clarkin of Magnum, first broadcast on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio, 2 March 2014 (12:31) SPV [Release date 24.03.14] It is fair to say that with Magnum you will probably never get a naff album.  Tony Clarkin’s … Continue reading

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Gig Review: MAGNUM/TRILLIUM, Islington Academy, 29 November 2012

Trillium, photo by Noel Buckley

A packed out Islington Academy were here to see Magnum in the band’s 40th year, although Bob Catley and Tony Clarkin can trace their musical roots back to the late 60’s Brumbeat era. First up we had Trillium fronted by … Continue reading

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