Marina Prior will release her first album since 1994 through Fanfare Records, the label from former Warner head Robert Rigby.
“I think its 18 years since the last album,” Marina tells Noise11.com.
She says the main reason for taking so long since her last album was that she was simply busy. “The thing is because I work in theatre it is all encompassing and all consuming. You do eight shows a week and for quite a few years I went from show to show to show. I wasn’t in a position to do an album. I feel like now the time is right”.
Fanfare Records is a new label. “Its been wonderful working with them,” she says. “They have been so on-board with the project. So far it has been very easy and its baring fruit so far”.
The album is a departure from the classical music Marina is best known for. “I started out as a folk singer and busker,” she says. “When I was studying music at Uni I played guitar and sang a lot of Joni Mitchell songs, Pheobe Snow, James Taylor, Carole King, the singer-songwriter era of songs. By that time it was the 80s when I was playing them but I tended to play that folk based music. For me it is actually returning to where I started out”.
‘Both Sides Now’ is being recorded at the moment in Melbourne and will be released by Fanfare Records in September.
Watch the Noise11.com interview with Marina Prior here.