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November 8, 2008

TRANSCENDENCE Singer Ed Hale Recording New Solo Album

The TRANSCENDENCE lead singer/songwriter and guitarist is at it again. Ed Hale is in the studio once again recording 11 new songs for a yet another “new album.” TRANSCENDENCE just released a 14 song rarities collection entitled The City of Lost Children on the Dying Van Gogh record label in September, which featured their September 11th tribute song Rebuild America — the first time the song, recorded in 2001, was officially released for sale to the public. The label has announced that they will be releasing two other new albums – both of new material – All Your Heroes Become Villains and The Great Mistake this year as well. Good news that should finally satisfy frustrated fans since the albums have been completed, hyped, and talked about since late 2006, but were being held up due to various business problems in a constantly changing and challenging industry which has seen CD sales drop dramatically and the closing of Tower Records, many Virgin Music Stores, the bankruptcy of the band’s distributor, and thousands of smaller mom and pop music retailers around the country.

So in predictable untraditional fashion, fans will get THREE new albums by the band in one six month period. It is a sign of the generally confused state of the music business itself at this time. To make matters more confusing the band was almost finished recording the 24 song two-disc set nicknamed “the girls album” (due to all of the songs being about and having girl’s names in the titles) – the actual title being L’intrigue de Femme and Finding Francesca – but the recording of that album was postponed midway through production in 2007 with no word on when they will resume work on it.

So what to do? Evidently, record another album! Less than a week after meeting with Iran President Ahmadinejad during the United Nations General Assembly Meeting, Hale flew down to Miami, Florida to spend five weeks in the studio with fellow TRANSCENDENCE guitarist Fernando Perdomo – who is also playing the role of producer on this one – to record a new solo album set to be released in early 2009. This will be Hale’s first solo album since 1996’s Acoustic in New York.


January 30, 2003

SLEEP WITH YOU to be released July 1st and Broken Spectacles compilation coming soon

The good news is that the brand new album by Ed Hale and the Transcendence entitled Sleep With You is wrapping up and should be out by late March. As soon as final mixes are available we promise to post one or two tasty morsels for your listening enjoyment here. We are very eager to get your feedback as to which song should be the band’s first single for the new album. So stay tuned.

But for those long time fans and friends there is perhaps even bigger news and a little something to tide you over until then. TMG Records has been working on a compilation of Ed’s work with his first band, the miserably unsuccessful but popular rock group Broken Spectacles. The CD version is not out yet but all of the songs are now available for streaming or for download HERE until the collection hits the streets.

The collection of 55+ songs from this period took three years to compile and is now being prepared for a 3CD compilation called Spectacularly Broken: 1988—1994. There will be no singles released or promoted to radio and a very limited number of albums will be issued of this mammoth bit of self-indulgence.

Highlights include old favorites like “Cawood,” “21 and 17,” “Brother John,” and “Nature boy,” as well as many never before released demo-versions of tracks like “the devil loves rock and roll,” “Alison street,” “my old man,” and “afraid to get in.” It is a very open and honest albeit quirky collection of material indeed, leaving no stone unturned, certainly not for the casual listener.

The compilation also includes several snippets of the Specs being interviewed on various radio shows through the years. And numerous segments of Ed rambling incoherently about matters purely irrelevant into his cassette recorder diaries of the time. An absolute feast for fans and assuredly a nightmare for everyone else. Check out some of the songs and enjoy. We’ll let you know as soon as the album is ready for release. Until then, keep on Transcending!

November 20, 1999

New Broken Spectacles Compilation Being Produced

Work has now begun on a new Broken Spectacles compilation album being produced by Cliff Rawnsley Jr. and Eddie Mashall, best known for his work with The Eagles. Ed Hale, lead singer of the modern rock band Transcendence, who is best known for his work in the mid 1990s with the critically acclaimed rock group Broken Spectacles is currently in the studio working on a 3 CD anthology of his work from that era. The album is set to feature over 3 hours of Broken Spectacles music. All of the songs are being digitally remixed and remastered. The album will be titled Spectacularly Broken: 1989-1994. No word yet on a release date.

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