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NICK MAGNUS - New album,'A Strange Inheritance' feat. Steve Hackett, John Greenwood, Tony Patterson & more. Watch the trailer & pre-order !

NICK MAGNUS: ‘A Strange Inheritance’ (Magick Nuns Records)

Release date 16th September.

Cat. number: MNCD1005 EAN: 0726436036184 Format: CD. Pre order now at -

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Album maxi-teaser video:

Nick is available for interviews.

Video for ‘Blood Money’ – featuring Tony Patterson & John Greenwood


“It was a strange inheritance, unexpected, an oak chest bound with iron straps come into my possession, from a relative of whom I knew nothing…

Nick’s seventh progressive rock album takes us on a cinematic voyage; a swashbuckling tale of love, loss and revenge. An unexpected bequest reveals the story of a young woman whose misplaced love condemns her to the grim streets of 18th century London. She is deported, travelling across the high seas to the New World where imperialism and injustice rule, and an island paradise that is not what it seems.

Composer, keyboard player and producer Nick Magnus is best known for his work with ex-Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett from 1978 to 1989, providing his keyboard talents to at least twelve of Hackett’s albums to date, as well as extensively touring Europe, the UK and the US.


Nick started his musical career in early 1976 with the cult symphonic rock ensemble, The Enid. At the end of that year, he left The Enid to spend two years with the progressive rock band, Autumn. In 1999 Autumn released a CD of their material originally recorded in 1977 entitled ‘Oceanworld’, subsequently re-issued in 2019 on vinyl. He has released six solo albums of his own compositions: ‘On Till Morning’ (1994), ‘Inhaling Green’ (1999), Hexameron’ (2004), ‘Children Of Another God’ (2010), ‘N'monix’ (2014) and ‘Catharsis’ (2019). A live album with John Hackett was released in March 2011.


The latter half of the 1980's included session work with many diverse artistes such as China Crisis, Renaissance, George Martin, Mungo Jerry, Carl Wayne (The Move), Johhny Mars, Cilla Black, Jose Carreras, Brian May (Queen), Richie Havens, Bonnie Tyler, Mike Batt, Classix Nouveaux, David Essex, Pete Bardens (Camel), Duncan Browne, Chris Rea, and Colin Blunstone.


Nick's skills as keyboardist, producer and writer are frequently in demand, with recent contributions for artists such as United Progressive Fraternity, Amanda Lehmann, John Hackett, Dik Cadbury, Damanek, The Rocking Horse Club, Tony Patterson & Brendan Eyre and the ‘Harmony For Elephants’ project. Nick is also a regular contributor to music technology magazine, Sound On Sound.


A Strange Inheritance is packaged in a 6-panel gatefold digi sleeve, with a 24-page full-colour booklet of photographs and lyrics.


All music composed and arranged by Nick Magnus, all lyrics by Dick Foster.

Nick Magnus – keyboards, synthesisers, percussion, tongue drum, production.


Album Tracks:

An Almost Silent Witness 10.07

Blood Money 4.45

Philadelphia 5.16

At Sea at Night 5.54

Four Winds 8.14

Welcome To The Island 5.19

Black and Scarlet 5.22

To Whom it May Concern 5.36

Total Running Time: 50.45


Guest Artists (bios on website)

Tony Patterson, Andy Neve, John Greenwood, Louise Young, Ginger Bennett and Steve Hackett


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