The Life and Times of an Imaginary Rock Star

by Ruben Vine

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Originally released as an Official Record Store Day 2017 release

Featuring the renowned British Actor MICHAEL JAYSTON as the Narrator.

PUNKONLINE REVIEW:

"Very different & tremendously unique...the concept album sounds too strange to be true but it absolutely works and it works really well...it’s raw and melodic at the same time and the narration from Jayston is sublime..one of my favourite albums for some time...punk, folk, jazz all wrapped up in a single package. I found the entire package simply brilliant" PUNKONLINE

punkonline.co.uk/ruben-vine-the-life-and-times-of-an-imaginary-rock-star-review/

AQUAMARINE MUSIC FANZINE REVIEW:

"Celebrates underground creativity over mainstream blandness...A lavish package released for Record Store Day...The album features the apparently unlikely pairing of underground musician Ruben Vine and well-known actor Michael Jayston...What we have here is a sort of allegorical punk rock opera, with Ruben Vine's heavy-hitting music punctuated by scene-setting narrations from Michael Jayston. The music draws largely from punk, metal, classic rock, and hard-edged alternative rock, whilst taking on board ideas from beyond the rock sphere and also combining rock sub-genres in a creative manner...an antidote to the corporate music industry dictating people's tastes"

www.blissaquamarine.net/albumreviews30b.html

BLOGTOR WHO REVIEW:

“it’s definitely best to hear the whole thing in one sitting ...Jayston is a master of his craft…his hard-edged voice is suited to the tone of the album...even lines that seem too bizarre for him to deliver straight are given the utmost conviction. The man was born to narrate surreal sci-fi concept albums… absolute high point for me is ‘Oh MyDays’ & the narration that precedes it by Michael Jayston…Not only does this mark the protagonist’s turning point, it shifts the album’s tone…" blogtor who

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The search for understanding about a man in relation to the modern world around him. Superficially this is a travelogue exploring the moral underbelly and direction mankind is taking in a difficult time in human history. A journey is undertaken to find ears for his music against a backdrop of contradictions, for the world he is part of is at once good and evil.

If you have ever enjoyed albums such as Jeff Wayne’s War of the Worlds or Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars and like edge and depth to your music then this album will bring pleasure to your ears and soul. An extraordinary album born of its time. The journey lies ahead…

This 20 track album includes a 28 page comic that is an essential part of this album and the journey you will go on. There are physical copies available as:

• 500 Limited Edition 2LP with 28 page full colour comic
• 500 Limited Edition CD with 28 page full colour comic
• 10 Limited Edition 2LP with 28 page full colour comic + Sloe Gin
• 10 Limited Edition CD with 28 page full colour comic + Sloe Gin

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released April 23, 2017

featuring the British actor Michael Jayston as the Narrator

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Ruben Vine Brighton, UK

Dark Narrator, Imaginary Rock Star and the Master of the March, a voice from the underground.

New album The Life and Times of an Imaginary Rock Star. Narrated by the renowned British actor Michael Jayston. Release as Limited Edition 2LP or CD accompanied by a 28 page full colour comic.

"Like listening to War of the Worlds while searching for the meaning of life in a post apocalyptic theme park"
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