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Captain Beefheart And The Magic Band Alumni Jeff Cotton To Release His Debut Solo Album “The Fantasy Of Reality”

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Jeff Cotton – The Fantasy of Reality

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Releases On Madfish August 12, 2022

ASHEVILLE, NC, USA, June 30, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — Jeff Cotton of Captain Beefheart and his Magic Band fame will be releasing his first ever solo album “The Fantasy of Reality” on Madfish on August 12, 2022.

After playing guitar, lap steel and vocals with the legendary Captain Beefheart and his Magic Band, appearing on the ground breaking album “Trout Mask Replica” (under the pseudonym Antennae Jimmy Semens), as well as playing on “Strictly Personal” & “Mirror Man,” Cotton withdrew from the commercial music business for nearly 50 years. Using the island state of Hawaii as a home base, he emerges from his seclusion in 2022 with his first ever solo album; “The Fantasy of Reality.”

Whimsical, playful and tongue-in-cheek – Cotton delivers a psychedelic journey that will delight Beefheart devotees while bringing plenty of new ideas to the table across the sprawling 22 track, 66-minute runtime. “Trout Mask Replica” cover designer Cal Schenkel collaborates once again as he returns to contribute to the internal artwork of the album to continue the Captain Beefheart canon into the 2020s.

Across the decades, the Magic Band’s power and influence has only grown in might, and the cult following of 1969’s “Trout Mask Replica” still excites fans to this day, in part due to the mystery and enigma of members such as Antennae Jimmy Semens (aka Jeff Cotton). In 1967, Cotton was scoped by Don Van Vliet – Captain Beefheart himself, replacing Ry Cooder on guitar. He then went one to help craft some of Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band’s most vibrant recordings and later contributed to the cult band MU.

Now blending together musical strands such as jazz, delta blues, Hawaiian and the avant-garde to create a melting pot of ideas, Cotton will astonish fans with his comeback.

The magic will continue on “The Fantasy of Reality,” which will be released on CD & Digital via Madfish with PRE ORDERS AVAILABLE HERE (https://jeffcotton.lnk.to/fantasyofreality)

Track List:

1. Does It Work For You

2. It Never Ceases To Blow My Mind

3. Ivy

4. Green Bamboo

5. He Made The Eagle

6. Elvirus

7. This Gentle Earth

8. All Things New

9. Crusin` Hamakua

10. Together We Sail

11. The Space Between Us All

12. On The Thread

13. Aloha

14. The Liberation Song

15. The Breeze Of Oblivion

16. Heavy

17. The Season Of The Awakening

18. Mother Earth Needs Healing

19. Together

20. Hear The Word

21. It Would Take An Angel

22. Clean In Nature`s Stream

For more information: https://www.madfishmusic.com/artists/jeff-cotton/

For hi-res images please see https://www.madfishmusic.com/media/jeff-cotton/

Press inquiries:

Billy James
Glass Onyon PR

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