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Jethro Tull – The String Quartets

Jethro Tull – The String Quartets

Featuring the songs of Jethro Tull as written by band leader Ian Anderson, largely orchestrated and re-arranged by keyboard player John O’Hara (also of Tull and Anderson’s solo band) and chiefly featuring The Carducci Quartet as musicans, Jethro Tull – The String Quartets proves an interesting reinterpretation of songs that known by millions around the world, a number of them ...

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Jethro Tull Go Classical

Jethro Tull The String Quartets is an album of classic Jethro Tull songs by Ian Anderson, arranged for classical string quartet to be released on 24th March 2017 by BMG. Former Jethro Tull members Anderson and keyboard player John O’Hara had been discussing the prospect of a specially conceived album of such material, and when they saw The Carducci Quartet at the London Symphony Orchestra’s LSO St ...

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Ray Wilson – Song For A Friend

Review: Ray Wilson – Song For A Friend

Ray Wilson? Many of us know the pedigree less so the music: ‘Inside’ was a great post-grunge hit single come cool Levi’s jeans advert and ‘Congo’ a solid return to credibility for a band whose parent album Calling All Stations we never gave a fair crack of the whip. Genesis and Stiltskin are just two words among many that you’ll ...

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Blackmore’s Night – All Our Yesterdays

Review: Blackmore’s Night – All Our Yesterdays

Two years since Blackmore’s Night released their Dancer And The Moon album their latest release may be getting lost in the furore concerning Ritchie Blackmore getting ready to plug in and play a short set of rock gigs next summer; the interest level heightened with promotion for them now going under the totemic Rainbow banner. Impressive as those shows hopefully ...

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New Blackmore

Blackmore’s Night Get Brave with New Video

Among the things informing the songs of Blackmore’s Night are sagas and symbolism. In the case of the supernatural ‘Will O’ The Wisp’, the rock-based song continues the band’s vision involving what singer and lyricist Candice Night describes as “Nature and folklore from around the world.” ‘Will O’ The Wisp’ is from the group’s tenth album All Our Yesterdays now, ...

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New Blackmore’s Night Album Due – All Our Yesterdays!

Blackmore’s Night, the world’s number one renaissance act and one of the most popular folk-rock bands in the world today will release their tenth studio album, All Our Yesterdays, on September 18th. Blackmore’s Night has been described as “a true musical and spiritual collaboration” between vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Candice Night and her husband, the legendary guitarist Ritchie Blackmore, co-founder of both Deep Purple ...

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Martin Barre

No Last Orders At This Barre

Martin Barre, lead guitarist for over 40 years with the Grammy award-winning Jethro Tull, is releasing ‘Order of Play’, a new album featuring classic material. Highly respected and an inspiration to a host of other guitarists, Barre’s signature sound is recognised as a major factor in Jethro Tull moving beyond the British 60s blues scene to become an international band ...

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Joseph Arthur returns to Real World Records

Solo singer/songwriter Joseph Arthur has announced he will be returning to Real World Records to release his new double album. Part 1 of the Grammy Award nominated artists’ new double album, dubbed The Ballad of Boogie Christ, is out now with Part 2 coming September 9th. James gave his thoughts on his new release: “‘The Ballad of Boogie Christ’ is ...

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Wardruna announce their first ever UK show

Norwegian folk group Wardruna have announced they will make their live debut in the UK. Wardruna will play at Queen Elizabeth Hall in London on October 24th with support from special guests Steindór Anderson and Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson. Band member Einar Kvitrafn Selvik commented: “I’m very glad to finally be performing in the UK and that one of the finest concert ...

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Yard Of Blondes

Yard Of Blondes Release New Single!

We’ve got some folk-rock for you today, in the form of Yard Of Blondes’ new track Murderology – the first single from their forthcoming EP of the same name. The EP itself is due to be released on the 26th March 2013, but the single is streaming now over on their official Facebook page. All you have to do is give ...

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