F2 Records has officially announced the signing of a worldwide deal with TWELFTH NIGHT, one of the most important and exciting Prog bands to come out of the 80s Progressive Rock Revival in the UK. Recent concerts have given rise to a renewed interest in the band, their back catalog and their forthcoming live DVD, and the label is estatic.
TWELFTH NIGHT formed in 1979 and became regulars at the Marquee Club, London, touring extensively over the years and releasing a number of critically acclaimed albums. Brian Devoil, drummer and founder member of the band said 'Signing with Festival Music is a very positive move for us, and we are delighted to be working with such an enthusiastic label.'
David Robinson (owner of Festival Music, progrock.co.uk and F2 Music) has been a lifelong fan of the band, and is looking forward to working with the band on some very exciting releases.'
Festival Music will be releasing double CD 'Definitive Edition' versions of the TWELFTH NIGHT back catalogue. Each CD set will include the full original album along with a second disc containing demos, rehearsals and/or live recordings from the same era, much of it previously unreleased. The CDs will be issued with updated artwork, new sleeve notes and previously unseen photographs. The first release in the series will be 'Smiling At Grief - The Definitive Edition', making the Smiling At Grief album available for the first time in eleven years. TWELFTH NIGHT joins Credo, Solstice, Manning, Bittertown, Tinyfish, Ezra and Citizen Cain on the Festival Music label. http://www.festival-music.co.uk