The new era begins in 2011 when the band gets together again in a slightly altered line-up. Clive, Mick and John Mitchell are once more joined by their old Arena pal, John Jowitt on bass! The question of a new vocalist is widely discussed by the fans and the eventual announcement of the choice of Paul Manzi, meets with enthusiasm and appreciation. The release of The Seventh Degree of Separation in 2011 confirms that the lineup is strong and Arena is in great shape!
The Seventh Degree of Separation dwells on the subject of death and explores Frigyes Karinthy’s theory of Six Degrees of Separation expanded by the seventh degree, which, according to Clive, would link the living to the world of the dead. The release of the album is followed by the European tour during which some of the new material is presented in combination with Arena’s greatest classics.
Released in 2011
Produced by Clive Nolan and John Mitchell
Engineered by Clive Nolan, Karl Groom
Mixed by Karl Groom
Recorded & Mixed at Thin Ice Studios, Surrey
Mastered by Optimum Mastering Ltd
Art and Original Design by grENDEL ART Joao Martins