News Archive

Collected here are older news items (starting from the first re-design of the website in July 2007). For anyone wishing to purchase Marianne Segal or Jade music, please be aware that any website shop links on this page will no longer work and you should visit Marianne's shop on Bandcamp instead (opens in new window/tab).

Also, please note that some of the internal links on pre-2010 news items no longer exist (due to the 2010 redesign) and so you will either be redirected to a replacement page or will end up on our Page Not Found page if you click one of those. Try them though - there's nothing to be afraid of and many still do work!
Also, a couple of external sites such as Woven Wheat Whispers and Lightning Tree Records have gone out of business so these sites are no longer accessible.

9 October 2011

Marianne goes digital

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Exciting days! All of Marianne's 4 albums are now available in digital format on the excellent Bandcamp website, for the very reasonable price of 6.50 GBP each. If you prefer the highest quality MP3s, want your music in lossless FLAC format or need Ogg Vorbis for your Linux system, you have the choice (including other formats as well such as AAC).

All the downloads include

  • a complete PDF booklet of liner notes and CD tray inserts
  • embedded cover art

The albums also come with 1 or 2 bonus live videos from the Acoustic Harvest DVD - you can preview them on our Video page. Jade's Fly On Strangewings and Marianne's Circulus collaboration, The Gathering, even have, embedded in the digital files, the lyrics which are viewable with suitable devices/software (such as Windows Media Player).

So, plenty of bang for your buck!

If you're still a fan of the small plastic disc, they are (2017 EDIT) still available at Marianne's Bandcamp shop.

And that's not all …

Since Marianne is offering streaming of all the tracks on all her albums at, it seems silly not to do so here as well. So, head over to the Audio page to listen, sing along, tap your toes and then listen some more.

All streams are low-ish quality 128kbps MP3 but the MP3 downloads at Bandcamp are of the highest quality, 320kbps. (Other formats are also available).

28 May 2011

Marianne playing live, 5th June 2011

Marianne with the Aldbrickham Country Dance Band

On Sunday 5th June 2011 Marianne Segal and Friends will be playing live as part of an outdoor music and crafts day at The Watermill Theatre in Bagnor, Newbury, Berkshire, RG20 8AE.

The music starts around midday with The Aldbrickham Country Dance Band playing an uplifting set of jigs and reels and Marianne will be joining the Band for some songs as well as doing an acoustic set during the afternoon. The music finishes around 3.45 pm.

There are also Arts and Crafts for sale, lots of good food and a bar, with games for children. All in all, a good family day out - lots of fun, good music and well organised.

6 March 2011

Korean reissues on CD and other new stock in our shop

2011 Korean reissue of Jade's Fly On Strangew

2017 EDIT: The CDs mentioned in this news item are now sold out in Marianne's shop.

Just in from South Korea, some very special CD reissues (limited editions of 300) of Jade's Fly On Strangewings and Dave Waite & Marianne Segal's Paper Flowers, both released in January 2011. Both come in lovely matt card gatefold sleeves with obi (not pictured) and fold-out liner notes. The Jade CD also includes 2 posters, one of the original gatefold LP album cover, the other of a colour photo from Jade's 1970 photo session on Hampstead Heath. Click the links above for details. We only have a few of each so don't delay.

Also, we now stock the 2009 Sunbeam Records double CD reissue of Fly On Strangewings and, back in stock, we have the 2008 Lightning Tree deluxe edition CD reissue of the Jade album at just £10.00 plus shipping.

10 September 2010

CD prices reduced in the shop

In our shop both Marianne's 2007 album featuring Circulus, The Gathering, and her 2010 collection of archive material, Gypsy Girl: Vol. 1, have both been reduced down to 8.75 GBP plus shipping.

Go to the shop now for these bargain offers

28 April 2010

Marianne playing live ...

On Sunday 6th June 2010, Marianne Segal and Friends will be playing live as part of an outdoor music and crafts day at The Watermill Theatre in Bagnor, Newbury, Berkshire, RG20 8AE.

Marianne's set of folk songs, some of her own songs and some cajun songs is expected to start at around 2.45pm, lasting for about an hour. Her set is preceded by other live music (starting from 12.30pm) including a set by her friends and occasional collaborators, The Aldbrickham Country Dance Band.

Entrance is free so come along for a rare opportunity to see Marianne perform.

23 March 2010

New website, new content

As well as a spiffing new re-design of the website, we have a whole host of new content on the site, found and collated from old diaries, notes & photo albums ...

Over 30 new photos have been added to the Galleries. Full-length, streaming MP3s have been made available in addition to downloads. All Marianne's videos been brought together on a dedicated Videos page. There's some new (old?) press clippings, particularly on the Assorted clippings page and for added historical interest there are now gig lists for Jade, the Dave Waite & Marian Segal duo and The Marian Segal Band.
So, plenty to keep you busy.

Rare Jade promo poster from 1970

2017 EDIT: The following 3 items are no longer available for sale.

Also, in our Shop, there are 3 previously unavailable items for sale -

  • Rare, original Jade promo posters from 1970 (pictured right). Only five posters were found in storage and just three of them are for sale.
  • Signed photo of Marianne
  • A DVD featuring Marianne performing live with members of Circulus

Finally, we are aware that, at the moment, a small number of visitors may experience minor layout issues on certain pages. We will be working hard in the coming days to rectify these issues and would like to thank anyone affected for their patience and understanding.

30 January 2010

New Marianne Segal CD - Gypsy Girl: Archives 70s, 80s & 90s Volume 1 - just released

Cover of Gypsy Girl: Archives ... Vol 1

Brand new CD release of 15 previously unreleased archive recordings spanning the 1970s through to the 1990s, all original songs written by Marianne. Musicians on the album include Dave Mattacks (Fairport Convention), Jim Leverton (Caravan), Chris Spedding & Barry de Souza. Producers on the album include Jeff Wayne (War of the Worlds), Julian Mendelsohn (Pet Shop Boys) & Ian Catt (Saint Etienne).

Buy the CD now from the Mariannesegal-Jade Shop.

Read more about the album here.

Listen to, or download, full-length MP3s of two tracks from the album.

4 October 2009

New solo release & Jade re-issue

Cover of Gypsy Girl: Archives ... Vol 1

Marianne will be releasing soon the first of two CDs of archived solo material from the 70s, 80s & 90s. Volume 1, Gypsy Girl, (cover right) contains 15 remastered tracks all released for the first time on CD and clocking in around 60 minutes.
In true Marianne Segal/Jade style the album features a wealth of musical talent including Dave Mattacks (Fairport Convention), Chris Spedding, Jim Leverton (Caravan) & Graeme Taylor (Gryphon, The Albion Band). The CD will, of course, be available from More details of release date to follow nearer the time.

Also, due for release on October 5th, is a re-issue on Sunbeam Records of Jade's Fly On Strangewings. On CD & Vinyl, this re-issue will be a double album with many previously unreleased bonus tracks.

28 June 2009

New CDs coming soon ...

Great news for all Marianne Segal/Jade fans - Marianne has recently unearthed and dusted off over 2 hours of previously unreleased material that she recorded in the 70s and 80s with producers such as Jeff Wayne (of War of the Worlds fame) and Julian Mendelsohn.

She will soon be at work re-mastering and packaging these tracks for a three two volume series of CDs, the first of which should be available sometime in the autumn of 2009. Stay tuned!

28 June 2009

CD prices reduced at

In the MarianneSegal-Jade shop The Gathering has been reduced by 1GBP, the Hands of Friendship CD single is now only 2.50GBP and the 2007 deluxe edition of Jade's Fly On Strangewings has been added at only 8.00GBP.

Go to the CD/MP3 shop

11 August 2008

Marianne Segal gig with Graeme Taylor!

Marianne Segal & Graeme Taylor performing

That's right. Finally another live date by Marianne with her old friend, Graeme Taylor formerly of The Albion Band, Home Service & Gryphon.

The gig will take place as part of an Acoustic Mini Festival on Saturday 18 October 2008 in West Sussex, England.

Click here for more details on the venue, full line-up and how to purchase your ticket!

3 April 2008

Jade deluxe re-issues in the shops

Jade promo photo

Yes, we've been at bit slow at Snow Beach Towers getting this news up but the Deluxe CD re-issue of Fly On Strangewings by Jade (on Lightning Tree Records - Light Flash CD014) is now for sale at Amazon and other good retailers. The CD is housed in a card gatefold cover that is a mini-replica of the original LP sleeve.

The Japanese version of this re-issue, complete with obi & matt (not shiny) card cover, is available from the Japanese label/store, Strange Days Records.

3 April 2008

Marianne Segal on MySpace

Marianne has now 'got down with the kids' and got herself a MySpace page which you can view here (in a new window).

16 January 2008

Reviews of The Gathering

We now have a page collecting links to music press reviews of The Gathering as well as some of the comments sent to Snow Beach Records by buyers of the album.

11 January 2008

MP3 download of The Gathering now available

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The Gathering can now be downloaded on DRM-free MP3 (full album only) at Woven Wheat Whispers for 7.00 GBP. CD Baby for 9.99 USD.

The CD is, of course, still available here on for those of you who are not ready to go digital just yet!

11 January 2008

Accolades for The Gathering

The Gathering has received some accolades already!

It is Recommended Album of The Month for December (& part of January) at Woven Wheat Whispers download site and is included in the Spiral Earth editor's (Iain Hazlewood) 5 stand-out albums of 2007.

A page collecting reviews of The Gathering will appear soon on this site.

3 December 2007

The Gathering released today!

The Gathering, Marianne Segal's new album featuring Circulus and a host of other guests was released today.

The special edition CD is a limited pressing of 500 personally signed & numbered by Marianne. Full details of payment options & shipping are on the Shop page linked above.

Thank you very much to everyone who pre-ordered the album - your CDs are being shipped right now!

13 November 2007

Interview with Marianne on Spiral Earth

With the release of Marianne's new album almost upon us, Spiral Earth interviewed her last week ... Read the interview here.

6 November 2007

Info page about The Gathering & new photo gallery

Cover of The Gathering

Just added loads of new information about Marianne's new album - a brief description, track listing & MP3 samples, personnel & instrumentation list and photos of some of the musicians involved. You can also find this page by clicking 'The Gathering' link on the site menu.

There is also a new gallery of the recording sessions for The Gathering.

19 October 2007

The Gathering - Marianne's new album!

This week Marianne has been in the studio in London mastering her long-awaited new album, The Gathering. Marianne is predicting a release date in late November early December.

The first 500 CDs will be a special edition, personally signed & numbered by Marianne. This special edition will only be available through and we will be accepting pre-orders for it very soon (in the next week or two). The album will also be available in MP3 format, initially through other sites (full details here later). from CD Baby.

The Gathering features Circulus and several other guest musicians including Bill Steer (Firebird), Amy May (Paris Motel) & Root Cartwright (Principal Edwards Magical Theatre). Keep checking back, ahead of the release, for more info, cover art, photos etc collected in a special The Gathering section on this website. Or why not sign up to our Newsfeed service to keep right up to date with news & updates?

17 October 2007

Jade reissues - deluxe edition CD

The reissue of Jade's Fly On Strangewings in a deluxe edition (detailed below), is now scheduled by Lightning Tree Records to be released in November.

The Japanese deluxe CD reissue (described here) is now due for release in December on Strange Days Records.

17 October 2007

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There will be a lot of news on the site in the next 6-8 weeks including, in the next day or two, the latest exciting news about Marianne's soon-to-be-released new album, The Gathering.

26 July 2007

Special for Jade fans in Japan

As well as the forthcoming deluxe re-issue on Lightning Tree of Jade's Fly On Strangewings, detailed below, there will be a Japanese issue of the CD also with card gatefold sleeve replicating the original LP sleeve and booklet.

Japanese customers can buy the CD from Strange Days Records when it is released in September.

11 July 2007

New album by Marianne Segal featuring Circulus coming soon!

Marianne is making the final finishing touches to the recording of her new album. The album features the band Circulus, Bill Steer from Firebird and, on strings, Amy May from Paris Motel.

After working with Circulus in 2005 on their first album, with the track Swallow, it was suggested that Michael Tyack of Circulus work with Marianne on her new album. Swallow became one of the favourites in the 2005 Readers Chart of the NME, charting at number 3 and placed at the same position in the January 2006 MojoPlaylist Readers' Top 10. This inspired Marianne to move forward with the new album idea.

The release date is not yet known but you'll be the first to know when it is!

11 July 2007

New deluxe CD edition of the original Jade album, Fly on Strangewings

Jade deluxe CD cover

Due for release in August on Lightning Tree, the repress of Fly on Strangewings will be released in a deluxe limited edition CD housed in a card gatefold sleeve replicating the original LP sleeve, with booklet.

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