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

Ryuichi Sakamoto 1952 – 2023

The sad news of the passing of Ryuichi Sakamoto brings about an end to a particular chapter in the Japanese music industry, as well as the closing of a distinct period in the history of electronic music. Sakamoto’s involvement in … 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

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 : 7th October 2009

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

News : 24th September 2009

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

News : 21st September 2009

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

News : 1st June 2002

One of the most frequent requests we receive is from people eager to track down copies of Hope In A Darkened Heart. Although Virginia’s 1986 album is now quite rare, copies do occasionally turn up. Below is a list of … Read More