Steve Petch

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The Prog Community

  I write this on a day that I discovered a dear friend had lost his life to Covid 19. I dismay at the effects it is having on the world and the people in it. I like many others have witnessed both the best and the worse in our society.  There seems to be …

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Steve Hackett Royal Albert Vinyl

Steve Hackett’s “Genesis Revisited: Live at The Royal Albert Hall” to be released on vinyl and as 360 Reality Audio for the first time in June. Listen to a remastered version of ‘Dancing With The Moonlit Knight’!     5th June 2020: On June 12th, 2020, guitar legend Steve Hackett releases a remastered edition of …

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New Tangent album for August release.

The Tangent, the progressive rock group led by Andy Tillison are pleased to announce the release of their 11th studio album ‘Auto Reconnaissance’ with accompanying spectacular sleeve by long time collaborator Ed Unitsky. on the 21st August 2020. The follow-up to 2018’s ‘Proxy’, sees them continuing the band philosophy of celebrating the golden age of …

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The importance of music during lockdown

  Covid 19 has brought out both the best and the worse in people, fortunately and unfortunately I have witnessed both. I have experienced unity, kindness, consideration and humanity on the one hand and disrespect, selfishness and yob culture on the other. And then of course we entered the lockdown! Unlike many this seemed to …

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Pendragon | Love Over Fear

  I was one of the lucky punters who were on board with Pendragon from the get go. I remember buying the bands earlier albums via CD services up in Dundee including their EP’s, my favorite being Good As Gold/Paint box. I had the Toff Records flyers up until recently though sadly like so many …

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Stay safe Progsters.

Visiting numerous supermarkets over the past few days really has been an eye opener. Watching people’s behavior and attitude demonstrated the worse in people. I have been fortunate up to now not to have been confined to my house though if I did have to isolate I know I have Prog and all forms of …

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Ms Amy Birks | All That I Was & All That I Was

Let’s put this out there from the beginning shall we? Kate Bush fans form an orderly clue. For lovers of Kate’s work and style there is now once again a young and vibrant exponent of storytelling and musical theatrics. Ms Amy Birks first came to my attention as singer and song writer with the rather …

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Prog the final frontier.

I write this missive on the fourth anniversary of Keith Emerson’s tragic suicide. An event like so many of his fans and admirers I found very hard to bear. My hero since I was thirteen years old and a huge influence on my future musical interests and obsessions. A man of extremes, hard drinking, flamboyant …

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