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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May 02 2016

Yes | Newcastle City Hall 29:04:16

A cold Friday evening in Newcastle was a good reason to sit inside a warm Newcastle City Hall and watch one of prog’s leading and legendary bands Yes. Like other such bands of their generation they have recently suffered a huge loss in their ground braking bassist Chris Squire. It was humbling therefore to witness …

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Apr 27 2016

Steve Hackett | Live At Liverpool Box Set in the pipeline.

STEVE HACKETT TO RELEASE “THE TOTAL EXPERIENCE LIVE IN LIVERPOOL” THE LIVE 2CD/2DVD, BLU-RAY OF HIS ACOLYTE TO WOLFLIGHT WITH GENESIS REVISITED TOUR     20th April 2016   Groundbreaking prog guitarist Steve Hackett has announced the release of his acclaimed     Acolyte To Wolflight With Genesis Revisited Tour as 2CD/2DVD deluxe package and stand-a-lone Blu-Ray …

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Apr 21 2016

Planning Progcast 2

  I am in the process of planning the second Progmeister Progcast. I will be sharing my views on all things Prog and other topics. I will be mixing it up a little too. If you have something new that you have for the world to listen too then please get in touch via the …

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Apr 14 2016

Steve Hackett | New vinyl box set. The Charisma years

STEVE HACKETT’S CHARISMA YEARS REMASTERED FOR NEW VINYL BOXED SET 3 ALBUMS ALSO RELEASED AS DELUXE EDITION 2CD/DVD COLLECTIONS After the success of 2015 CD Box set ‘Premonitions’ revisiting the early days of his solo career, Steve Hackett goes back to Memory Lane vintage style, with a vinyl collection of his first six albums on …

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