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2nd March 2007
Today we`ve got the following message from the management of the band MAGNUM:
"Yes it is true that Jim Lea is playing guest violin on the new
Magnum album 'Princess Alice and The Broken Arrow'
the track he is playing on is called
'You'll Never Sleep' "
Thanks very much to Annie
JIM LEA and MAGNUM
Following message we`ve got from Rudolf Schubert from Germany:
Bob Catley of Magnum about Jim Lea`s visit on Magnum`s new album
Fireworks melodic rock magazine June 2007:
The latest issue of Fireworks, Melodic Rock magazine has a long interview with Bob Catley of Magnum about their great new album. In the interview Bob is asked how Jimmy Lea came to guest on the album.
Bob - We`ve known Jimmy a long time, he was in the studio next door mixing a live album or something. Anyway, the kitchen inbetween the studios is the meeting place and he was in there, and Tony had written this song `You`ll Never Sleep` with a keyboard line on there that was kind of a string sound, a pizzicato thing. He said to Jimmy, ``Do you fancy playing that bit on your violin?`` and Jim said ``Hang On, I have`nt played violin for ages`` - but Tony talked him into it. So he got his violin out of the attic and came in and did it really quickly - he was just in the right place at the right time really. He`s a nice bloke, as are all the blokes in Slade - it`s just a pity that we won`t be doing that one on stage because we could get him up to play it, could`nt we ?
The magazine also contains excellent reviews of the B sides, Flame and Nobodys Fools reissues.
K.O.R. - Ilpo