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New album 'Here Comes The Rain' out January 12th through SPV/Steamhammer.

1. Run into the Shadows 5:22
2. Here Comes the Rain 4:37
3. Some Kind of Treachery 4:28
4. After the Silence 4:34
5. Blue Tango 5:26
6. The Day He Lied 4:34
7. The Seventh Darkness 4:41
8. Broken City 4:39
9. I Wanna Live 5:29
10. Borderline 6:16

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What a pleasant surprise!

A really fresh, consistent album with a few twists (the brass & sax!).

What a fitting note for the band to end on.

It's hard to pick a favourite from the album, whereas for the last few years they've been very much a band that have consistently released good albums, where there were a few stand out tracks and then I didn't revisit it much.

This one has been on repeated spins.

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19 hours ago, Captain Cowardly said:


What a fitting note for the band to end on.

Is this officially the end of the band?

I have to be honest and admit that although I love some of the late 80's and early 90's Magnum stuff, I really haven't enjoyed their recent output at all. Just couldn't get into it all. I'm not going to say I suddenly love this album, but I will say it is a lot better, imo, than any of their recent output. If this is their last album, then I think it's a fair effort indeed. 'Run Into the Shadows' is one of the better Magnum songs I've heard in a long while.

Rest in peace Tony Clarkin. A life well and truly, thoroughly lived. 

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On 1/20/2024 at 10:56 AM, Geoff said:

Is this officially the end of the band?

It HAS to be.  Tony was the only songwriter in the band for 50+ years.

Bob Catley is almost 80 and his voice sounds better on this album than it has in years, but live is a different story.

I imagine they might do a farewell tour with a stand-in guitarist, or a Tony Clarkin tribute show headlined by Magnum's farewell performance, but you can't carry the band on as a recording entity without the only songwriter consistently across their career minus a very small handful of co-writes.

Tony wrote it, Bob sang it and a variety of people backed the pair over the years, but Magnum were Tony's writing and Bob's voice, and without Tony's writing, you just have Bob as a solo artist.

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