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New World Record for the Longest Dance...

Real World wanted to say a hugh congratulations to the Free to Dance team and specifically Ben Hammond who broke the world record for the longest dance all in the aid of his Charity, Freedom For Burma.

Ben danced at The Scoop at More, London's iconic amphitheatre overlooking Tower Bridge from 11th - 16th October dancing a total of 5 days and 15 hours to an eclectic mix of music, including 4 hours of music from us at Real World.

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Published 17th Oct 2011, 1:41pm »

First listen to New Blood - the full album

Stream new tracks from Peter Gabriel's forthcoming album 'New Blood' from his official website.

As of today a new track will be made available to listen to each and every hour throughout the day. The first track 'The Rhythm of the Heat' will be live as of 12.00 (GMT).

Make sure you check back throughout the day to hear all of the full length tracks.

Published 30th Sep 2011, 6:11pm »

Charlie Winston's Hello Alone out now

The first single from the eagerly awaited new album by Charlie Winston is out now in France, Belgium and Switzerland. Catch up with Charlie talking about his song 'Hello Alone' from the recording session. The album 'Running Still' will be released in these territories in November.

Germany, Canada, UK and the rest of the world... New music from Charlie coming soon.

Published 28th Sep 2011, 11:56am »

'Foxlight' by Iarla O Lionaird Released Today

The beautiful new album is now available. Peter Gabriel, long-standing fan of the Irish singer says of Foxlight: "I have loved Iarla Ó Lionáird's voice for many years, and this latest record is the perfect backdrop against which to set his extraordinary voice. Iarla and his main collaborator, Leo Abrahams, have used sparse and subtle arrangements and created a work of simple and satisfying beauty".

Watch Iarla and producer Leo Abrahams talk about the making of Foxlight.

Download the free track Glistening Fields.

"...a melting pot of sublime pure-note singing and some of the most sky-kissing melodies you'll hear all year." ( 4 Stars) Tony Clayton (The Irish Times)

Published 26th Sep 2011, 1:53pm »

Creole Choir of Cuba Embark on their US Tour

The American tour is underway. Catch this clip of the group recording the track 'Tande' in the Wood Room at Real World Studios. The track appears on the album Tande-La.

Published 21st Sep 2011, 5:41pm »

Peter Gabriel talks 'New Blood' with Guy Garvey

Guy Garvey, lead singer of Elbow beams into The Big Room at Real World Studios to talk New Blood with Peter Gabriel.

From flying on a bus to following a conductor, all via the miracles of video conferenceing. What could go wrong? Stay tuned for the full length version which will be available to watch on October 5th 2011.

Published 20th Sep 2011, 10:05am »

Portico Quartet - New Album In Creation

The Portico Quartet have been holed up in north London's Fish Factory studio creating the sounds for their third album. This week they have moved west to start mixing at Real World. Expect to hear some surprising new music appearing over the next few months, with a full album release in early 2012.

Published 15th Sep 2011, 1:20pm »

Release date set for Iarla Ó Lionáird's new album 'Foxlight'

Iarla Ó Lionáird's new album 'Foxlight' is set for release on September 26th, with advanced pre-orders being available on the 12th from our online Real World store.

Internationally acclaimed as the voice of Afro Celt Sound System, Ó Lionáird, on his latest solo release, has produced an impassioned and sublime set of songs that shimmers with versatility and exposes his exquisite voice.

We are giving away an advanced free download of the track 'Glistening Fields' taken from the new album. Download it here.

From his early days as a sean-nos singer to his collaborative and solo work, Ó Lionáird has always ploughed his own artistic furrow - and Foxlight is his most organic, naturalistic record to date. Featuring guitarist/producer Leo Abrahams, Jon Hopkins, Leafcutter John, Geese, Caoimhín Ó'Raghallaigh, and Sara Marielle Gaup (Adjagas).

Iarla Ó Lionáird and his new band launch 'Foxlight' at St Giles in the Fields, London WC2 on 23rd September

Iarla Ó Lionáird - Foxlight (Sampler) by RealWorldRecords
Published 6th Sep 2011, 2:13pm »

Creole Choir Announce Major Tour of America

The Creole Choir of Cuba embark this month on their first major U.S. tour, with 30 performances in 21 cities. Venues for the tour include two major festivals - Chicago's World Music Festival and Bloomington, Indiana's Lotus Music Festival - as well as prestigious performing arts centres such as Symphony Space in NYC, Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts in Phoenix, The Painted Bride in Philadelphia, Herbst Theatre in San Francisco and The Music Center at Strathmore near Washington DC.

Several major universities are hosting the Choir, with student workshops & special performances for the college communities in addition to the group's public concerts; these include Dartmouth College, the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, California State University at Chico, Humboldt State University in Arcata CA, and the University of California campuses at San Diego, Santa Barbara, and Riverside.

Published 2nd Sep 2011, 11:24am »

Peter Gabriel's 'New Blood' Available For Pre-order Now

'NEW BLOOD' Peter's latest studio album features re-imagined arrangements of many of his songs which dispense with the traditional weapons of the rock armoury - no guitar, or drum kits - the lyrics are exposed and laid bare, often taking new meaning with the passing of the years.

This treatment is applied with painstaking attention to detail and stunning effect to songs including 'Digging In The Dirt', 'Don't Give Up', 'Downside Up', 'Intruder', 'Mercy Street' ' The Rhythm of the Heat' and the spine tingling, atmospheric 'San Jacinto'. Working together, acclaimed composer and arranger John Metcalfe, Peter and the New Blood Orchestra have given each track a new depth and a powerful significance. These tracks were recorded with a 46-piece orchestra, conducted by Ben Foster.

The album will be available as a standard single-disc & digital download. There will also be a special edition 2-CD version of New Blood which will include the standard album plus a disc of instrumental versions with an added bonus track. In addition there is a heavyweight vinyl version that comes with a bonus 7" featuring 'A Quiet Moment' and 'Solsbury Hill'. The vinyl will be available from November 7th.

See the full tracklisting for New Blood

Pre-order from the official Peter Gabriel shop and receive an exclusive bonus track 'Father/Son' with the New Blood album.

Published 31st Aug 2011, 9:40am »

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