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The Babys Releasing First New Song in Decades; Launch Campaign to Fund New Album

Image courtesy of Courtesy of The Babys (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of Courtesy of The Babys (via ABC News Radio)

The Babys are back!  The British pop-rock act, which scored top 20 hits in the late 1970s with "Isn't It Time" and "Every Time I Think of You," recently re-formed with a lineup that includes founding guitarist Wally Stocker and drummer Tony Brock .  On Tuesday, the band is releasing its first new song in more than 30 years, "Not Ready to Say Goodbye," which will be available as a digital download exclusively at iTunes.

"We've had numerous offers through the years for The Babys to re-form," explains Stocker in a statement.  "The whole premise of this band is to keep The Babys alive and have a good time doing it."

With regard to "Not Ready to Say Goodbye," Brock says, "It was just magical putting the new song together.  By the time I finished putting brass and strings on it, I knew we had the goods."

The new incarnation of The Babys also features singer/bassist John Bisaha and rhythm guitarist Joey Sykes .  The band's original lead singer, John Waite , of course, went to find success as a solo artist and as the frontman of the 1980s supergroup Bad English .

In conjunction with the new single, the group is releasing an official video on Tuesday that will be viewable at YouTube.com.

Meanwhile, the band currently is working on a new full-length studio album that it's planning to put out sometime in early 2014.  The Babys have launched a fundraising campaign via PledgeMusic.com with the hope that fans will contribute money to help them complete the project.  The initiative offers a variety of incentives -- depending how much you donate, you could receive a free digital download of the album, a signed CD or vinyl LP, an exclusive T-shirt, a Skype music lesson from the group or an autographed guitar.

The Babys also have scheduled a few upcoming U.S. concerts in select West Coast cities.  Here's the groups full 2013 itinerary:

11/30 -- Ramona, CA, Ramona Mainstage
12/12 -- Seattle, WA, Studio 7
12/13 -- Portland, OR, Tonic Lounge

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