Aug 14 2016

Greg Lake’s view on vinyl matters

I was reading with interest Greg Lake’s view about the forthcoming ELP remastered vinyl albums “Pictures At An Exhibition” and “Tarkus” in a recent communication from Compact Disc Services in Dundee. Really informative. read on… “To all friends of vinyl. Ever since producing and recording with King Crimson and ELP, it has been my personal …

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Aug 07 2016

Freedom To Glide | Fall

Freedom To Glide are the produce of a Pink Floyd tribute band (Dark Side Of The Wall) and consist of keyboard player Pete Riley and guitarist/singer Andy Nixon. This is the duo’s second album the first being as simply titled “Rain” . My review of Rain was a favourable one sighting that obvious influences were …

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Jul 28 2016

RIP Roye Albrighton

The curse of 2016 strikes again. Nektar axe man passes away….. The Cleopatra Records family has lost one of its closest friends and brightest stars. Nektar vocalist/guitarist Roye Albrighton passed away peacefully at the age of 67. Albrighton had just recently completed the text for a full-length book (co-written by Dave Thompson) about the group …

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Jul 27 2016

August Progcast

Good day ladies and gentlemen. I am in the process of compiling my next Progcast which should go out into the ether next month (August 2016) I am slowly but surely gaining confidence as i don’t profess to be a professional broadcaster. I love combining contemporary music with classic prog and mainstream bands and artists …

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Jul 08 2016

Anderson / Stolt | Invention Of Knowledge

From the outset having read the myriad of top quality musicians playing throughout this album i knew that i would be unable to lend my usual forensic appraisal of this rather special suite of goodies. My review here is based on the vinyl edition of the album which in my opinion seems to be the …

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Jun 27 2016

Steve Hackett | The Charisma Years 1975-1983 (vinyl Box Set)

Being as i am a chap with mixed views with regards to box sets i seem to have assembled quite a few of them. Numerous Pink Floyd, Genesis and Transatlantic vinyl box sets adorn the shelves of my cave that’s without the non Prog genre’s. So why when i already own the whole of the …

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Jun 17 2016

Andy Tillison | Durch

2015 was a very difficult year for Andy Tillison having suffered a heart attack and all that goes with it. However, being as determined as he is Andy set about writing and recording another album under his Diskdrive moniker. These albums are very personal and very much solo projects allowing Andy to indulge himself his …

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Jun 02 2016

Ray Wilson | Song For A Friend

Ray Wilson is known by his enlightened followers as a prolific songwriter and powerful singer. i would have to agree with that. Until the delivery at Meister Towers of Ray’s new album Song For A Friend i was one of the unenlightened. As quoted in the quality booklet included in this package Song For A …

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May 10 2016

Francis Dunnery | Vampires

I have some confessing to do here folks. Until recently i wasn’t sure who Francis Dunnery actually was. I had it in my head that he was a folky like Richard Thompson or the likes. Until that is that one of my musical colleagues who was insistent on me checking him out briefed me fully …

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May 04 2016

The Blockheads | The Studio, Hartlepool 30:04:16

It felt strange entering the Studio in Hartlepool having only been there once since i staged both of The Progmeister festival’s there a few years back. It appeared stark and almost youth club like compared to how it used to be. It amazes me that such an important music resource and hub isn’t better looked …

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