Tag Archives: prog rock

Selling England By The Pound in 2019

Steve Hackett has announced a 20 date UK tour to take place this time next year. As has been the manner of his recent annual outing he will devote most of the evening to a classic Genesis album on which he played guitar alongside other solo and band favourites. Fans will be delighted to learn that in 2019 it will ...

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Steve Hackett  Announces Limited Edition 6 CD/2 DVD Collection

Legendary guitarist Steve Hackett has announced the release of a special six CD & two DVD collection titled Broken Skies – Outspread Wings (1984-2006) due for release on the 5th October 2018 through InsideOutMusic. Commenting on the forthcoming release Hackett said: “I’m excited to announce the release of a special bumper retrospective 1984 – 2006 box set. This will include ...

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THE PARADOX TWIN

THE PARADOX TWIN “conspiracy theories and humans on earth being controlled by extra-terrestrials…”

Led and fronted by Danny Sorrell, who also writes the tunes and is the guiding spirit behind The Paradox Twin, who despite having been around for a little while, are only now just releasing their debut album. Their name derives from Gravity Time Dilation, the difference of elapsed time between two events as measured by observers at varying distances from a ...

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ULVER – Otherworldly Sounds, Strange Textures, Dazzling Visuals & Musical Excellence

The Norwegian masters of avantgarde music, the legendary and highly innovative Ulver, performed a 90-minute set at the renowned Grieghallen in Bergen, Norway last night and the entire affair was nothing short of mesmerizing and downright transcendent. The delightful and cool thing about these weirdos is that you never know what you are going to get, which is to say ...

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The Contortionist - Clairvoyant

Review: The Contortionist – Clairvoyant

On the surface, Clairvoyant isn’t much of a departure from The Contortionist’s previous effort, Language, but on this album the band twist and mould the same textures and sounds into better-written songs. The songs feel more focused and concise, despite the album having a similar runtime to previous albums, and the techier tendencies of all members of the band are ...

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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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Ray Wilson – Makes Me Think of Home

Ray Wilson – Makes Me Think of Home

Ray Wilson’s Song For A Friend has proved to be one of my favourite albums of 2016. The former Stiltskin and Genesis frontman delivered an acoustic album of well-crafted personalised songs delivered with expressive emotion. He follows it swiftly with Makes Me Think of Home, a close musical partner that adds electrical instruments, albeit not brazenly, that mix rock, pop ...

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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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Hackett Celebrates Wind & Wuthering’s 40th Anniversary

2017 may find former Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett busier than ever. With a new album scheduled for release and a 15 date UK Spring tour due there will also be the matter of Wind & Wuthering, the last studio album Hackett played on before leaving to go solo, reaching its 40th anniversary. The tour will be Hackett’s first UK dates ...

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Kansas release lyric video for ‘Visibility Zero’

Kansas have released ‘Visibility Zero’ as a lyric video single from their new studio album The Prelude Implicit The second single to be released from the band’s first new studio album in quite some years, the band commented: “Visibility Zero is a great Kansas song written by band members Zak Rizvi and Ronnie Platt. It features a blistering violin solo ...

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