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40th Anniversary 1 Hour Radio Special

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Flame Community Radio are broadcasting a 1 Hour Plankton Records 40th Anniversary Special programme across this week. The team at Flame asked Plankton partner Keith Dixon to choose 12 tracks that outlined the journey and different musical styles released by Plankton over the years.

Keith reports, “It was not a case of choosing what I think are the 12 best/favourite songs that we’ve released – which would be a nearly impossible task for me anyway! – but finding the 12 songs by 12 artists that I thought best painted a sketch or outline of our long history and I decided to base this around our recent ‘FORTY YEARS 1978 – 2018’ double album release. I did an interview with John Cheek from Flame in October and after the interview he got me to record links/intros to each of  the 12 tracks. I’m looking forward to hearing it myself via the RadioPlayer app!”

Here are the broadcast dates and times:

Monday January 7th @ 4.00pm

Wednesday January 9th @ 7.00pm

Thursday January 10th @ 8.00pm

Saturday January 12th @ 12.30pm (lunchtime) & 8.30pm

Flame Radio broadcasts in the merseyside are of England on 1521 MW/AM. You can also listen to them via their website (CLICK HERE) or via the RADIO PLAYER or XIIALIVE apps ir on Internet Radio and on-line via TUNEIN or PURE.

To find out more about the 41 track ‘FORTY YEARS 1978 – 2018’ double album set (CLICK HERE)

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New NINE BEATS COLLECTIVE Remix single released

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A new year is here and we please to start the new year with a new release – a new NINE BEATS COLLECTIVE remix single released Worldwide on every major digital music download and streaming site/platform!

‘Wild World’, Barry’s self-penned and sung contribution to the critically acclaimed and much lauded NINE BEATS TO THE BAR album (available on CD, digital & double deluxe vinyl), is built on an old-school R&B vibe that grabs your attention and refuses to let go. On an album packed full of truly great songs, ‘Wild World’ was one of those that lept out and caught the attention of reviewers and radio programme planners alike. It was felt by us all that revisiting the track and remixing it would help with the up-coming promotional work in mainland Europe and the orginal album producer, and noted remixer, Tony Bean went back into the studio and created this brilliant ‘Euro’ remix which is now released Worldwide right at the start of what is hoped to be an exciting landmark year for the whole NINE BEATS COLLECTIVE project

Barry is a theologian, professor, writer, cultural commentator, artist, musician, composer and famously had a faith epiphany when on the tech crew of AC/DC’s “Highway to Hell” uber-rock ‘n’ roll tour. As well as being a talented songwriter, he has composed movie soundtracks and produced his own albums.

He travels globally, speaking on issues related to the intersections of theology and contemporary culture. He co-authored A Matrix of Meanings: Finding God in Pop Culture and A Heretic’s Guide to Eternity and Entertainment Theology: New Edge Spirituality in a Digital Democracy.

NINE BEATS COLLECTIVE is a collaboration of world class musicians, artists, and songwriters who have come together from different continents, different cities, and different experiences, all on the trail of exploring the ancient wisdom of the Bible sayings known as ‘the beatitudes’. Their album NINE BEATS TO THE BAR is an eclectic soundscape of R&B, soul, rock/pop, acoustic threads, classical, jazz/funk, African vibes, and a hint of gospel. It’s a haunting, a cry, a new beat. It’s soul, adventure, lament, and rage. It’s a love song… and most of all it’s a movement.

Visit the official NINE BEATS COLLECTIVE website (CLICK HERE)

Visit the NINE BEATS COLLECTIVE artist page on the website (CLICK HERE)

Find out more about the NINE BEATS TO THE BAR album CD and digital versions (CLICK HERE) and deluxe double heavyweight VINYL (CLICK HERE)