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Thank you for all the recent emails and interest in the reissue of Hope In A Darkened Heart. The background details on this release are a little strange and we thought that it made more sense to offer complete transparency … Read More
The release date for the reissue of Hope In A Darkened Heart is scheduled for 30th September in Japan. A US distributor is planning to release the album on 6th October. In other news, Virginia has been sampled on the … Read More
Virginia’s 1986 album Hope In A Darkened Heart is being reissued in Japan later this month. The reissue will take the form of a reproduction card sleeve of the original release and the track listing will reflect the original Japanese … Read More
Virginia is continuing to enjoy working on poetry recitals. A recent performance attended by RobB provided a good example of Virginia’s work. The show featured poetry read by Catherine Simmonds with Virginia playing flute as well as recorded pieces of … Read More
Layla Astley is probably best known amongst Virginia fans for providing backing vocals on the 1985 single ‘Darkness Has Reached Its End’. Layla (daughter of Virginia’s brother Jon) was only 4 at the time, but she’s continued to follow a … Read More
Jocelyn Pook spent some time as a musical collaborator of Virginia Astley in the post-Ravishing Beauties period. Since then, she’s become a successful composer and performer. Her more recent work includes composing the soundtrack to the film Brick Lane based … Read More
“Hello and welcome to my website. This has been created for me and is run by Paul Browne of Arc23. I have a few exciting projects planned this year and also plan to do a few live shows – probably … Read More