Thomas’ Voices Forgotten Gets 5/5 Review

Leigh Thomas’ Debut Album ‘Voices Forgotten’ Receives 5/5 STAR Review From Maverick Magazine

For IMMEDIATE RELEASE ~ Newport, Wales, UK (Thomas Standridge Music) December 20, 2008 ~

Just months after its release Leigh Thomas’s debut album, Voices Forgotten, received a 5/5 star review from the UK’s premier country and roots music magazine, Maverick.  The eleven tracks on Thomas’ album, produced by Russ Garfield Thomas, are described as stunning, ethereal, beautifully haunting, and foot-stomping.

The full review can be read in the latest issue of Maverick (issue 78), now on sale at local newsagents: WH Smiths, HMV, Zavvi stores, or Barnes & Noble stores in America from the December 18, 2008.

‘Voices Forgotten’ is available from all good record shops, including Spillers Records in Cardiff and Diverse Music in Newport, South Wales. It can also be purchased online at CD Baby or downloaded from any major download site including iTunes and Walmart.

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'Voices Forgotten' album front cover art.
‘Voices Forgotten’ album front cover art.
Leigh Thomas - Christmas in Wales 2008
Leigh Thomas
Rhonda L Thomas (aka Leigh Thomas), c. 2008. Photo for 'Voices Forgotten' album back cover art.
Leigh Thomas. Photo for Voices Forgotten album back cover art.

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Thomas Standridge Music (TSM) produces and releases music on the Garleighfield Records label to aid in promoting its music to industry. TSM is committed to producing the best in contemporary music and its catalogue represents a diverse collection of music in many forms and subject matter. From grass roots rock to folky pop, contemporary country to pop crossover, from love songs to lullabies – there’s something for everyone.

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Maverick Country Magazine is a monthly publication featuring acoustic-based, rootsy music that encompasses country, singer/songwriter, hillbilly, gospel, western swing, bluegrass, blues, folk, boogie, and Appalachia. It features an extensive album review section on performers, songwriters, and musicians who are on the cutting edge, including such diverse musical practitioners as Willie Nelson, Ryan Adams, Gram Parsons, Alan Jackson, Tony Rice, Tim McGraw, The Dixie Chicks, Jimmie Rodgers, Raul Malo, Webb Pierce, Merle Haggard,Tracy Lawrence, Lee Roy Parnell, Nickel Creek, The Be Good Tanyas.

The Maverick writing team is led by editor Alan Cackett, former senior writer for Country Music International. Cackett was a main contributor to Country Music People, authored the Illustrated Encyclopedia of Country Music, and more recently authored the artist biographies for the BBC Radio 2 Country Music website.

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> News Release: December 20, 2008 (PDF)

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Maverick Country Magazine

Voices Forgotten at CD Baby

Voices Forgotten at iTunes

Diverse Music

Spillers Records

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