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BACK IN HARMONY
Russell and Aled Jones have now released a follow-up album to their hugely successful initial collaboration, “In Harmony.”
“Back In Harmony” is in the shops now and can also be ordered direct from their own online store.
### 10th November 2019 …
Excellent news … tonight’s Classic FM Chart has Russell and Aled Jones at No 1 with their new album “Back In Harmony” immediately followed at No 2 with their first album “In Harmony” from last year.
Each of them also has one of their own albums from earlier times re-enter the chart again with Aled’s “You Raise Me Up: The Best of Aled Jones” at No 24 while Russell’s “The Voice – The Ultimate Collection” is hard on its heels at No 29.
1. Funiculi, Funicula
2. Nella Fantasia
4. Lucky, Lucky, Lucky Me
5. The Impossible Dream
6. Ave Maria
7. Night And Day
8. Make Me A Channel Of Your Peace
9. In Flanders Field (Prelude from The 49th Parallel)
10. The Loveliest Night Of The Year
11. The Lord Is My Shepherd
12. The Lord Bless You And Keep You
13. Christmas Medley
14. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
Ave Maria, courtesy of Classic FM
20th ANNIVERSARY TOUR
Celebrating twenty years as a recording artist in 2020
Working ‘back to front’, Russell first released Tour dates for the autumn of next year (2020) and then, some days later, released dates for the spring. We hope for more to follow soon as large parts of the UK are left out at the moment.
Spring dates :
Sunday 5th April 2020 : 3.00 pm : Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton
Wednesday 8th April 2020 : 7.30 pm : De Montfort Hall, Leicester
Thursday 16th April 2020 : 7.30 pm : Theatre Severn : Shrewsbury
Sunday 19th April 2020 : 3.00 pm : Town Hall, Cheltenham
Tuesday 21st April 2020 : 7.30 pm : The Anvil, Basingstoke
Thursday 23rd April 2020 : 7.30 pm : Royal Hall, Harrogate
Sunday 26th April 2020 : 3.00 pm : Town Hall, Leeds
Tuesday 28th April 2020 : 7.30 pm : Opera House, Buxton
Sunday 3rd May 2020 : 3.00 pm : New Victoria Theatre, Woking
Thursday 7th May 2020 : 7.30 pm : Lyceum, Crewe
Sunday 10th May 2020 : 3.00 pm : Waterside Theatre, Aylesbury
Friday 15th May 2020 : 7.30 pm : Milton Keynes Theatre
Sunday 17th May 2020 : 3.00 pm : The Swan, High Wycombe
Autumn dates :
Saturday 19th September 2020 : 2.30 pm : Royal Albert Hall, London
Friday 2nd October 2020 : 7.30 pm : Bonus Arena, Hull
Sunday 4th October 2020 : 3.00 pm : Cliffs Pavilion, Southend
Friday 9th October 2020 : 7.30 pm : The Barbican, York
Sunday 11th October 2020 : 3.00 pm : Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham
Friday 16th October 2020 : 7.30 pm : Symphony Hall, Birmingham
Sunday 18th October 2020 : 3.00 pm : Saint David’s Hall, Cardiff
Friday 23rd October 2020 : 7.30 pm : Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
Tickets : available now
BBC SONGS OF PRAISE
Russell Watson’s Faith Journey
BBC Songs Of Praise for Sunday 3rd November saw Russell chatting with Aled Jones about his life thus far and, as well as some superb singing, featured scenes from Russell’s past as well as his present circumstances including a visit to his home.
In the UK the whole programme can be found, now, on BBC iPlayer for the next month.
Those of you outside that area might like to see the clips that the BBC have made available.
1 : Irlam … Russell shows Aled Jones where he grew up : Click here to watch
2 : The Surgeon … Russell meets the surgeon who saved his life : Click here to watch
3 : “In Christ Alone” … Russell and Aled Jones sing the hymn : Click here to watch
We’ve only just passed the summer solstice but forward planning rarely goes amiss and we’re looking forward to Russell’s afternoon show, “Christmas with Russell Watson” at Manchester’s Bridgewater Hall on Sunday 8th December.
THE MONASTERY OF THE BATTLE
Russell’s late evening one-man show at Batalha, Portugal was a great success … so much so that he appears to be planning a return trip.
The following is from Leiria TV News and the commentary is, of course, in Portuguese though Russell chats in English in a post-performance interview..
There are also lots of pictures on the Facebook Page of Turismo Centro de Portugal.
Update : 6th October 2019
‘In Harmony’ re-entered the Classic FM chart at #15, dipped somewhat and bounced back right up to #2 on 6th October!
‘In Harmony’, Russell and Aled Jones’ first album together entered the Official Albums Chart on 16th November 2018, at No 8 in the overall chart, at No 2 in the ‘Classical Artist‘ albums chart and at No 1 in the Independent Albums chart where it remained at the top for eight weeks, only dropping to No 2 on 11th January 2019 as The Searchers released their Farewell Album at the start of the New Year.
You can listen, free of charge, to each of the 14 tracks on Russell and Aled’s official YouTube account.
Home From Home
The charity single “Home From Home” that was premiered by Russell and Friederike Krum at the Royal Albert Hall is available to own in exchange for a donation, at your own discretion, towards the Chelsea Pensioners’ Scarlets Appeal.
For your own copy, click here.
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What a night!!! We got standing ovations in the Royal Albert Hall for our new charity song “Home from Home” 🇬🇧What an incredible feeling to have the entire audience of such a prestigious venue on their feet. Thank you to EVERYONE who came! Thank you as well to Wempe New Bond Street / Hamburg who gave me these incredible jewels to go with my gown. Photo @terry3954 Wearing: Dress: @avadressbeauty Jewells: @wempe @royalhospitalchelsea @hellomaguk @royalalberthall @alphamembersclub @seventhsenseevents #duet #recording #newsong #russellwatson #ambassador #wempe #london #happy
Loose Women & Men
The episode of Loose Women & Men that aired on 27th August 2018, featuring Russell at the hosts’ table with Andrea McLean, Stacey Solomon and fellow guest-presenter Jake Quickenden, is no longer available on the ITV hub but you can, for the moment, still enjoy watching Stacey, Jake and Russell closing the show with Total Eclipse Of The Heart
Celebrity Radio Interview
Russell talked to Alex Belfield for Celebrity Radio and this time it was on video, not just audio.
Alex has recently re-posted the video by way of spreading the word about Russell’s 2020 UK Tour. Good man!
Looking good …
Russell is pictured at his home by photographer Loz Taylor in his post on Twitter.
Our thanks to Loz for sharing this and, of course, to Russell for allowing it. We very much hope for more, at some stage …
Russell’s on-line shop has the latest range of merchandise …
Sample some of the wide variety of Russell’s music via Soundcloud –
There are a lot more tracks now available to listen to, free of charge, on Soundcloud