News : 21st September 2009

hopeVirginia’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 release (including bonus track ‘Le Song’).

Hope In A Darkened Heart was a significant album as it featured the song ‘Some Small Hope’ – a duet between Virginia and David Sylvian also issued as a single.

The album also featured the 1985 single ‘Darkness Has Reached Its End’, a remix of 1983 single ‘Love’s A Lonely Place To Be’ and a re-recorded version of ‘A Summer Long Since Passed’.

Virginia has been concentrating on poetry work in recent times, including both written and recital work. She has issued a limited run mini-album CD titled Maiden Newton Ecliptic – a live performance from February 2007 featuring Virginia reciting poetry, daughter Florence Astley on harp, Su Morfee on flute and Catherine Simmonds(tape effects).

The Virginia Astley website has also had some extensive work done to make it look a little better visually. We hope you like the revised look (and you may find some additions to the site if you look carefully!).