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Valentine (2006-01-27 1:32:35 PM)
Frontiers signs Robby Valentine

Frontiers Records (Bonnier/Zink) is pleased to announce the signing of
VALENTINE for a multi-album deal!

VALENTINE is the project masterminded by Dutch multi-instrumentalist
and singer Robby Valentine who, after releasing several hugely
successful records for Japan only, finally finds his way back to the
European markets with the release of his brand new album "The Most
Beautiful Pain".
"I am extremely happy to finally see my new album coming out in
Europe. Nothing happened without reasons for too long. I feel like I
come alive again", Robby says.

Robby Valentine is best known for his involvement with such bands as
1st AVENUE and ZINATRA, before starting a career on his own that
brought the release of six studio albums including the very successful
"The Magic Infinity" which brought him to tour in support of QUEEN
guitarist Brian May during 1993.

He has also recently worked with the other very talented Dutch artist
VALENSIA to give birth to V. Valensia/Valentine (two albums released
in Japan only).

'The Most Beautiful Pain' – VALENTINE's new record - is an emotional
and very diverse melodic rock album. In Robby's own words it features:
"Pompous grandeur, heartbreaking piano ballads, catchy Pop-Rock
tracks, raw modern guitar oriented songs and much more". Robby's
musicality has been heavily influenced by QUEEN, classical music and
melodic rock, so you can expect from his albums a huge dose of big
hooklines, wonderful musicality and sheer genius from the very gifted
Dutch multi-instrumentalist and singer.

"The Most Beautiful Pain" will be released in Europe on Frontiers
Records on March 24th 2006 and shall feature the following tracklisting:

I Should Have Known Better; A New World; I'm Going Under (Sedated);
One Of These Days; The Cold And Lonely Lie; She (Abandoned Heart);
Magnum Opus; Everyday Hero; Supernova; Magical Memories; How Many
Times; Mickey; How Can I Live Without You; One Heart; Back To The
Future Theme; Now Or Never; Exodus Elephantes….

Robby played and sang almost everything on the record with Johan
Willems joining on harmony vocals on a couple of tracks and Juan van
Emmerloot (Snowy White, Steve Lukather) and Nop Ton (ex 1st Avenue)
did several drum tracks.
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Website: www.robbyvalentine.com

The recent multi Album signing with FRONTIERS Records marks
VALENTINE`s long overdue return to the European Market after 10 years
of ´Japan-only´ Releases.
After the endless (and sadly still ongoing) delay in Japan
"THE MOST BEAUTIFUL PAIN" will finally be released in Europe on March
24th 2006; followed by the already completed 8th Album later this year.

The deal also includes the Re-release of his partly ´out of print´
japan only CD´s since 1996.
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lots of info about Valentine's history till 2003 also
on this fansite:
http://members.lycos.nl/robbyvalentine/