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Damanek | On Track

You know when you hear a song and you just can’t place the singer or the guitarist? There’s something familiar but you just can’t think what it is? Such a thing happened to me recently as i was listening to a freebie sampler and stumbled upon a stand out song. On further investigation i discovered …

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Big Big Train | Grimspound

This album has been long awaited by BBT fans including myself for a while and based on their previous releases i did not want to write my review using promo downloads or simple slip case CD etc as so often can happen. Experience has taught me that in the past BBT albums are meticulously thought …

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Procol Harum | Novum

Procol Harum - Novum

Yet another band that eluded me over the years Procol Harum left me with a view of them tainted by my youth. Let’s get it over with shall we? Whiter Shade Of Pale was always going to be a tough act to follow and for those of a certain age like myself with a memory …

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Steve Hackett | The Night Siren

Steve Hackett - The Night Siren

The Northern lights, standing stones and what appears to be a Martian-like landscape are what greet you on first site of Steve Hackett’s latest aural adventure. An intriguing,colourful and relevant image portraying nicely the content of the music here. My findings here are based on both the vinyl and CD versions of album my preference …

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Elbow | Little Fictions

I have had a strong liking for Elbow’s refreshing honestly portrayed music since i watched their Live At Joderal Bank concert. As far as progressive music is concerned i think Elbow represent the best of contemporary musicians that leave me spell bound with the story telling nature of their songs whilst not forgetting the all …

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Once & Future Band

There is something gratifying about being greeted with a smile and a merry “hello Progmeister”. It really makes a man feel important even when he’s not. This is my usual greeting when i enter my local vinyl emporium Sound It Out recordsĀ  situated in the icy wastes of the great North East of the UK. …

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IQ | Scrape Across The Sky Blu-ray

Just about every event in my rather busy life conspired against me catching one of IQ’s Road Of Bones concerts much to my dismay. Work, illness you name it and it happened all at the time IQ’s gigs in the last couple of years seemed to take place. So, on hearing about the pending release …

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The Progmeister’s top Ten Albums of 2016.

What a year eh? In the music world it’s been a bloody awful one loosing as we have my all time hero Keith Emerson as well as legends David Bowie, Leonard Cohen, Roye Albrighton, Prince, Rod Temperton, James Woolley, Gilli Smith Greg Lake and most recently Rick Parfitt. This short list only scratches the surface …

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