Tag Archives: prog rock

The Enid complete Prog Trilogy

Seminal prog act The Enid release their new album Dust  on 1st April – This is the third in a trilogy that started with 2010’s Jouney’s End and was followed by 2012’s Invicta. Dust is the band’s 14th studio record and released on the band’s own Operation Seraphim label. It features the following tracks are as follows: ‘Born in the ...

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Review: Anderson Ponty Band – Better Late Than Never

For most fans Jon Anderson will always be the voice of Yes, no matter how many years have now passed since he sung with them. News that wounds had been mended between his fellow co-founder and foil Chris Squire, before the bass player’s unfortunate death due to cancer, perhaps gives them some solace. For those fearing Anderson’s own health ailments ...

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Review: Steven Wilson – 4 1/2

If you don’t know who Steven Wilson is, that’s forgivable, but only just. He is the genius behind Porcupine Tree. If you are still sitting there with a blank face then you have some serious catching up to do – I suggest you start with In Absentia (2002) and Deadwing (2005). If you are not a fan after those two ...

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Geoff Downes and Chris Braide… Surburban Ghosts!

Three years after their critically acclaimed debut  Pictures of You, keyboard player Geoff Downes (Yes, Asia) and singer/songwriter Chris Braide (This Oceanic Feeling) have come together for the second chapter of their joint venture as the Downes Braide Association (DBA), with Suburban Ghosts to be released on 6th November through Cherry Red Records. Suburban Ghosts was inspired by both of their ...

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Anderson Ponty Band – Owner Of A Lonely Heart Video

Jon Anderson and Jean Luc Ponty have released a video of the pair performing ‘Owner of A Lonely Heart’. ‘Owner of A Lonely Heart’ is taken from the new Anderson Ponty Band CD Better Late Than Never, featuring reimagined renditions of classic songs by the former Yes vocalist and Mahavishnu Orchestra violinist. For more information on the band and tracks ...

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Ian Anderson Visits Real Jethro Tull’s Grave

On Wednesday 2nd September, Ian Anderson – founder member of prog-rock band Jethro Tull – went to St Bartholomew’s Church in Lower Basildon, near Pangbourne, to visit a memorial of the band’s namesake, who is buried at the church. 18th century agriculturalist Jethro Tull is celebrated as the father of modern farming, and is famous for perfecting the horse drawn seed drill ...

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MORSEFEST LIVE!

Out soon is Neal Morse – Morsefest 2014 Testimony and One Live featuring over five hours of live performances of solo material by the singer/multi-instrumentalist alongside modern classics from his times with Spock’s Beard and Transatlantic. Recorded live in Nashville on November 14-15th 2014 and available as two Blu-Ray or special edition two DVD/four CD editions, it features long-time collaborators ...

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Steve Hackett Rehearsal Videos

Intent on causing prog rock fans to drool incessantly or at the least shed a tear nostalgically, Steve Hackett has been releasing some short video clips of early rehearsals for his forthcoming Acolyte To Wolflight with Genesis Revisited Tour. The tour will feature songs from his latest top forty album Wolflight alongside solo classics to be featured on the Premonitions ...

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Better Late Than Never – Jon Anderson & Jean Luc Ponty

Yes co-founder Jon Anderson and virtuoso violinist Jean Luc Ponty come together as the AndersonPonty Band to release Better Late Than Never through earMUSIC on 25th September. Featuring a live performance enhanced with studio production Better Late Than Never includes new compositions, rearrangements of Yes classics like ‘Owner Of A Lonely Heart’, ‘Roundabout’ and ‘Wonderous Stories’, as well as some ...

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Steve Hackett Box Set Charisma Collection & More…

Photo: Tina Kohoren Prog rock pioneer Steve Hackett has announced the release Premonitions – The Charisma Recordings 1975-1983, a comprehensive reissue project that includes his first six albums on the Charisma label, together with a wealth of previously unavailable recordings as well as remixes by Steven Wilson.  Premonitions will be released on 16th October by Universal Music Catalogue/Virgin. Premonitions will ...

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