Magna Carta + Support
Magna Carta + Support
Following the resounding success of their performance at The Great British Folk Festival and 2016 UK tour dates, Magna Carta are celebrating the continuing success of their new album, ‘The Fields of Eden’.
Central to Magna Carta has always been songwriter/poet/singer/ acoustic guitarist, Chris Simpson, whom MOJO writer Fred Dellar once described as ”the English Paul Simon”.
The band have played in 78 countries, including performances at the Royal Albert Hall and Montreux Festival (with Santana and Cat Stevens). The bands’ ‘Seasons’ (one of three albums featuring later Elton John guitarist Davey Johnstone) and ‘Lord of the Ages’ albums (released on the iconic Vertigo label) sold in their millions, with total Magna Carta worldwide sales in excess of 8,000,000. Another track from ‘Seasons’ – ‘Airport Song’ - has had almost 50,000 hits on just one YouTube link. ‘Seasons’ itself has had in excess of 80,000 hits.
“’Lord of the Ages’, is arguably one of the greatest albums of its kind ever made.” (Rick Wakeman)
Magna Carta still retain massive respect for those and their subsequent recordings, right up to date with their most recent album ‘Fields of Eden’ (Talking Elephant, 2015) – with respected journalist and author, Nigel Schofield reflecting: “No need for comparisons; this is their best”. Featuring Elliott Randall(Steely Dan, Doobie Brothers)and Alan Thomson (John Martyn), Schofield goes on to say in his review that ChrisSimpson is “one of the greatest lyricists on the planet. He often uses soliloquys as a means of not only championing the spoken word, but making the point stick”.
‘The Fields Of Eden’ has 16 (and counting) 4 and 5 star reviews and Record Retailer called the release “one of the finest 'folk' albums in many years. 5*****.”
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