We are very pleased and excited to announce yet another live show in Europe where we will performing at the Ostrow Rock Festival on Sunday 28th July and look forward to seeing a few of our Polish fans in the crowd.
We just had to share this:
If you like Galahad, their music and in particular 'The Long Goodbye' and have a few minutes to spare please watch this video and then share if you can. We came across this purely by chance and although it is not an official Galahad video, but it sums up perfectly the nature and sentiment of the song and let's just say that these eyes were not dry by the end.
Let alone the fact that somebody has spent so much time and effort listening to and understanding the song and then putting together a 13 minute video together, we thank you, whoever you are, for this truly touching and incredibly poignant film.
As well as the release of the new studio album, it's also time to go out and play a few shows again after far too long a lay off.
Thus, in addition to our Southampton date at the 1865 on 5th November 2023, we are pleased to announce that we will be hopping across the channel and playing a couple of shows in Europe in February 2024.
We will be playing the Spirit of 66 in Verviers, Belgium on Friday 9th February followed by our first visit for a few years to the Poppodium Boerderij, Zoetermeer in The Netherlands (with Kristoffer Gildenlow) on Saturday 10th February.
It'll be the first time we've played on the mainland since 2018 and hopefully a few of you will come along and join us to celebrate.
We are also planning a few further shows later in the year so keep an eye out.
We are very pleased and proud to announce that our new studio album 'The Long Goodbye' is officially released today on CD. So far the reaction has been so much more than we could have hoped for.
All pre-ordered copies should be hitting doormats in the next couple of days or so. We'd also like to say a big thank you to everyone who has supported us so far with this new album. It really is massively appreciated and helps to inspire us to keep going and move forward.
The album will also be available on all the usual digital platforms from 10th November.
The album will also be released on three different versions of vinyl in a rather pretty gatefold sleeve. Ordering for these will go live on our website as soon as we know when we will receive copies.
We are very proud and pleased to announce that our brand new studio album ‘The Long Goodbye’ is now available to pre-order from our merchandise page.
It's all getting very busy in the Galahad camp at the moment. Not only will we be releasing a brand new studio album 'The Long Goodbye' towards the end of the year we will also be playing a couple of live shows, the first in fact for over four and a half years!!
We hope that some of you will be able to join us on the afternoon of Sunday 8th October where we will be playing at the well renowned Summer's End Festival in Chepstow, South Wales. https://www.summersend.co.uk/
We will then be playing a joint headline show with Red Bazar at the 1865 in Southampton on Sunday 5th November. https://www.facebook.com/events/1146917062572890
At both shows we'll be playing a selection of older Galahad favourites plus newer songs from last year's 'The Last Great Adventurer' album plus music from our forthcoming brand new studio album 'The Long Goodbye'.
We can't wait to get back on stage after what has been far, far too long and hope a fair few of you will join us for the ride. Plus, if they go well we may even organise a few more!
As already mentioned above we are also now very proud to announce that hot on the heels of ‘The Last Great Adventurer’ we have finished our next new studio album ‘The Long Goodbye’ which be released in Ocober 2023.
This latest opus, the band’s twelfth studio album, was mainly recorded during the same sessions of TLGA before, during and after the recent Covid emergency, by the various band members and finally edited, mixed and mastered, as usual, by engineer/producer extraordinaire Karl Groom from Threshold.
Thus, the album line up is the same as the last one: i.e. Stu Nicholson (vocals), Dean Baker (keyboards) and Spencer Luckman (drums), Lee Abraham (guitars) and Mark Spencer (bass guitar).
The main album consists of five tracks plus two bonus tracks on the CD.
As is the case with TLGA, ‘The Long Goodbye’ has a crisp and clear contemporary sound but, musically, still includes a variety of influences including a few nods to the band’s progressive heritage particularly the epic closing title track in which the ageing process and the difficult and tricky subject of early onset dementia is tackled, hopefully with a certain degree of poignancy.
‘The Long Goodbye’ CD version will be released in October 2023 followed by the digital version in November which will available from all the usual online digital platforms including our official Galahad Bandcamp site (https://galahad1.bandcamp.com). Pre-order dates directly from our official website are still to be confirmed.
Vinyl LP versions in a gatefold sleeve will be also released at some point jointly with our friends at Oskar Productions in Poland, hopefully towards the end of 2023. The LP will be available on both standard black vinyl and two coloured splatter vinyl versions. Release date to be confirmed and an announcement will be made as soon we know when then they will become available to order.
It's been a while but welcome to the latest Galahad news update. First of all, we’d just like to say a massive thank you to everyone who has supported us and bought a copy of our last studio album in the last few months.
To be honest we have blown away by reception that TLGA has received within ’Prog’ circles and, indeed, beyond and it has definitely been one of best received albums both critically and commercially that we have ever released thus we feel genuinely humbled by all the (generally!) incredibly positive responses it has received.
We are now also very pleased to announce that, after a very, very long wait, vinyl LP copies of ‘The Last Great Adventurer’ are finally available to order directly from our official website. www.galahadonline.com/galahad-merchandise.
There are three colours available, all housed in a gorgeous gatefold sleeve of which there are two versions:
Standard black vinyl with the brown ’book cover’ style cover.
Red/black and green/black splatter limited editions versions both housed in the red ‘map’ style sleeve.
To coincide with the TLGA vinyl releases the band has also uploaded a brand new video for the song ‘Blood, Skin and Bone’. The video was edited and pulled together by Mark Spencer after all members filmed themselves individually during lock down in 2021. ‘Blood, Skin and Bone’ can be seen om our Face Book page and will be uploaded to our You Tube page shortly.
Well, here we are, almost at the end of yet another rather challenging year but at least it's been productive and we'd just like to say a very big thank you to everybody who has supported us by purchasing or helping to promote, play, review, discuss etc. our latest studio album 'The Last Great Adventurer' over the last few months and which has actually been so well received by the prog fraternity and beyond, better in fact than we were expecting or could ever have hoped for.
It's also been great to see so many new fans come on board, many of whom have invested in our back catalogue as well as the new studio album. All such support is very much appreciated as it helps to keep the good ship Galahad afloat and fund our various ongoing projects.
We are still awaiting vinyl LP versions of TLGA ,which I'm told should now be with us in February 2023, so watch this space but don't hold your breath. Obviously, we will share any news when it is forthcoming.
I'd also just like to say that we have found a few more CD copies of our first two albums 'In a Moment of Complete Madness' and 'Nothing Is Written' which are now available to order from our merchandise page for the first time in over a year for those who maybe interested in delving in to distant musical past.
Also, to bring things bang up to date we'd like to announce that the follow up to The Last Great Adventurer is currently being mixed by Karl Groom and will, hopefully, be released in late summer of 2023. 'The Long Goodbye' will consist of seven tracks in total and will also include a few variations on the Galahad 'sound' but all in a good way we are sure. More news will follow on this release in due course.
In the meantime we'd just like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a happy, healthy and successful new year.
It's been a while but here is some great news at last from Galahad HQ:
Avalon Records is very pleased and proud to announce the release of a brand new Galahad studio album ‘The Last Great Adventurer’. This latest opus, the band’s eleventh studio album, has been several years in the making and many of the songs on the album actually pre-date the previous ‘Seas of Change’ album from 2018! Plus, due the constraints of the recent Covid emergency, the album was recorded at several locations over the last couple of years by the various band members and finally edited, mixed and mastered, as usual, by engineer/producer extraordinaire Karl Groom (Threshold/Dragonforce/Pendragon/Arena/Yes etc.).
As well as the long established nucleus of Stu Nicholson (vocals), Dean Baker (keyboards) and Spencer Luckman (drums) ‘The Last Great Adventurer’ is also the first Galahad studio album to feature Mark Spencer (Twelfth Night/Alan Reed) on bass guitar throughout as well as making some great contributions on backing vocals and triangle! Lee Abraham, now very much established as the band’s guitarist, also adds his own inimitable stamp to the album with some great guitar playing and a few blinding trademark guitar solos.
The main album consists of five tracks plus two bonus tracks on the CD including, at long last, a new version of ‘Another Life Not Lived’ originally written by the late and much missed Neil Pepper and Stu back in 2009. Musically the album has a crisp contemporary sound but also still includes plenty nods to the band’s progressive heritage particularly on ‘Omega Lights’ and on the closing title track which is a very personal tribute to Stuart’s father, Bob.
‘The Last Great Adventurer’ CD will be available to pre-order directly from our official band website (www.galahadonline.com) from 18th September 2022. The CD version will be released officially on 24th October 2022 followed by the digital download/streaming version on 7th November 2022 which will be available from all the usual platforms including our official Galahad Bandcamp site (https://galahad1.bandcamp.com). The Bandcamp digital version will also contain radio edits of both ‘Alive’ and ‘Omega Lights’.
Vinyl LP versions in a gatefold sleeve will be also released at some point jointly with our friends at Oskar Productions in Poland, hopefully towards the end of 2022. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee a release date at this time but will make an announcement as soon we know when then they will become available. The LP will be available on both standard black and coloured vinyl and will also contain a CD version of the album.
Omega Lights (10.05) Part One: Λ (Instrumental) Part Two: Ω
Blood Skin and Bone (8.17)
Enclosure 1764 (4.07)
The Last Great Adventurer (10.35)
CD Bonus Tracks:
Normality of Distance (5.50)
Another Life Not Lived (7.55)
After an unintended radio silence for several months we at last have some positive news of Galahad activity...
Following on from the release of the very expansive ‘Following Ghosts’ 3CD set last year we are now very pleased to announce that, finally after being delayed somewhat by recent world events and in conjunction with our friends at Oskar Production in Poland, the album will be released as a rather lovely double gatefold vinyl LP for the first time ever.
The version on the LP will be Karl Groom’s 2019 mix which was painstakingly put together from the digitised original two inch 24 track tapes which date back to 1997. This mix has freshened up the original tracks breathing new life in to this twenty-four year old album.
The ‘Following Ghosts’ LP is available in several versions including a standard black vinyl version, a limited edition gold version (200 copies only) and very limited orange and red splatter disc version of which only 100 copies have been pressed.
Each LP also contains a CD of ‘Alternative Ghosts’ which contains recently recorded alternative versions of every track from the original album.
The black and gold versions of the LP are now available to pre-order from our official website. www.galahadonline.com. We hope to commence shipping albums during the first week of October.
The Following Ghosts LP (in all available colours) can also be ordered from the Polish partner ‘Independent Music Market’ official website: independentmusicmarket.com
We are obviously very happy to ship worldwide but our overseas friends need to be aware that because of global increases in postage and carriage costs in the last couple of years or so the carriage costs are higher than we had hoped but you can rest assured that we will only charge the actual cost of postage (in some cases slightly less!) and not mark it up any way.
Track listing: Side One 1. Myopia (4.53) 2. Imago (5.56) 3. A Short Reflection on Two Past Lives – Part One (3.52) 4. Karma for One (6.05)
Side Two 5. Perfection Personified (4.50) 6. Bug Eye (13.54)
Side Three 7. A Short Reflection on Two Past Lives – Part Two (6.01) 8. Ocean Blue (7.12) 9. Rejuvenation (2.13) 10. Easier Said Than Done (4.29)
Side Four 11. Shine: (14.14) i. Like A Bolt Out of the Blue ii. The Pain She Feels Inside