Nov 15 2017

Unitopia | More Than A Dream – The Dream Complete

Unitopia seems to have been a band who have managed to elude me. Another fine example of Australian musical talent Unitopia are essentially the writing partnership of Mark Trueak (lead and backing vocals) and Sean Timms (keyboards, programming, mandolin, banjo & BV’s). Joined here for the best part by regular cohorts contributing guitars, Bass, drums, …

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Oct 24 2017

Lifesigns | Cardington

  Cardington! is it the name of a battle?, a place? or an historic event? Well, until Lifesigns latest album i simply didn’t know. Cardington is the location in Bedfordshire UK were the R101 airship was developed in 1929. Sadly it crashed over France on it’s maiden voyage in 1930 killing 48 of the 54 …

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Oct 22 2017

Big big London adventure

It’s always good to get away for the weekend and the capital is as good a place as any. Especially when you are with an old friend who is as passionate as you are about your mission. Saturday 30th September  was one such day and the adventure started on the railway station early doors when …

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Oct 17 2017

October show

  Ok ok ok, the last few shows have been different in extremes. August’s being the Proggiest ever and September’s being somewhat self indulgent. I enjoyed presenting both and i still managed to sneak a few new releases in both. October’s show contains some recently released music from the John Hackett Band, Lifesigns and big …

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Sep 29 2017

The Second Brightest Star | Big Big Train

I remember watching a documentary many years ago in which David Gilmour said of the Pink Floyd album The Final Cut that “I see no reason for resurrecting materiel we had rejected for The Wall when it wasn’t good enough then, why should it be good enough now”. With this in mind I was a …

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Sep 20 2017

September Show

OK, the stuff i play on my show is in my head is simply the best. I have no doubt we all feel thesame way? With this in mind i will this month venture more into the things that i love to hear and not just the requests and new music i am sent to …

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Sep 16 2017

Gentle Giant | Three Piece Suite

I recently received a parcel from BJFPR containing a rather intriguing two disc digipak entitled Three Piece Suite. I was all the more intrigued as  I glanced at the rear of the beautifully presented case and read through the myriad of tracks in their many guises. Three Piece Suite it turns out is selected tracks …

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Aug 31 2017

Steven Wilson | To The Bone

Like many prog fans I was at work when Steven Wilson appeared on BBC breakfast news. And like many I suspect felt robbed of the experience. Thank goodness for BBC i-player eh? I listened and watched intently as the current messiah of Prog spoke and conducted himself so eloquently. As Steven discussed his new album …

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