Love’s A Lonely Place To Be

The classic single celebrates its 40th anniversary this year 1983 proved to be a significant year for record releases, delivering classics such as New Order’s Power, Corruption & Lies, Echo & The Bunnymen’s Porcupine and The The’s iconic Soul Mining … Read More

2018 In Review

Exploring a year of writing and performance 2018 proved to be a very busy year for Virginia Astley. It was a year which saw the publication of her book The English River, as well as a select number of performances … Read More

Saturday Live Transcript

1983 was an eventful year for Virginia, a year that mixed critical and commercial success with business frustration. The release of one single,two albums,soundtrack composing,session appearances,live concerts as well as trying to extricate herself from a recording contract kept Virginia … Read More

Virginia Astley Interview

Can you tell us a little about what you’re currently working on? Well one thing I’m doing is listening to my father’s old music to put together a CD of instrumental music for EMI. So obviously it will have the … Read More

News : 5th December 2003

The January issue of Q magazine features a review of From Gardens Where We Feel Secure – and gives it a 4 star rating. Meanwhile French magazine Les Inrocks has also run a feature on Virginia. A new Survey is … Read More

News : 28th August 2003

Thanks to Virginia, we have a glimpse at the sleeve artwork for the remastered From Gardens Where We Feel Secure. To see a larger version of the sleeve art, click on the thumbnail image. We can also confirm that the … Read More

News : 9th July 2003

An update on the forthcoming reissue of From Gardens Where We Feel Secure : The album is now scheduled for a mid to late September release and is designed to coincide with Rough Trade’s 25th Anniversary. A project that we’ve … Read More

News : 9th June 2003

Virginia writes to say that things are stepping up on the reissue of From Gardens Where We Feel Secure. She’s in the process of finalising the revised artwork for the album so we’re a little closer to seeing the album … Read More

News : 31st May 2003

Still no definite release dates for the remastered From Gardens Where We Feel Secure reissue, but a meet-up with Virginia earlier today confirmed some details for the release. The original artwork for the album has definitely been lost which is … Read More

News : 18th May 2003

A brief update on the planned reissue of From Gardens Where We Feel Secure – Virginia has been in touch just to say that “things are still progressing” with the re-release, although there’s still no definite details on a release … Read More

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