News: Albums of the Month (July 2019 – September 2019)

January-March 2019

April-June 2019

October – December 2019


DANNY BEARDSLEY - Blood From A Stone

[Release date 20.09.19]

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in to your ageing album collection – frustrated that much new stuff merely recycles the old and not as convincingly – along comes an album to defy jaundiced expectation.

**** (David Randall)

PHIL LANZON - 48 Seconds

PHIL LANZON 48 Seconds Phil Lanzon Ditties/Cargo Records UK
[Release date 02.08.19]

Phil Lanzon has come up trumps again, no mean feat considering the quality of last year’s album and he shows no sign of lacking musical ideas or memorable tunes.

**** (Jason Ritchie)

STATUS QUO – Backbone

STATUS QUO Backbone earMusic [Release date 06.09.19]

The latest version of Quo may be a bit like Trigger’s Broom, however they have swept away the cobwebs and have produced an album worthy of the legacy and undoubtedly the best album the band have produced in many years.

**** (Dave Wilson)

BERLIN - Transcendance

BERLIN Transcendance Cleopatra Records [Release date 16.08.19]

Frankly, Berlin long players weren’t even close to being this consistent in the Eighties, and Nunn has never sounded better.  Who’d have seen this coming?  Finally, the ghost of ‘Take Your Breath Away’ is laid to rest. 

***** (Pete Whalley)

Diana Rein - Queen Of My Castle

DIANA REIN Queen Of My Castle Gulf Coast Records [Release date 21.06.19]

Diana Rein’s third album, ‘Queen Of My Castle’ is easily her best album so far… She fills a broad blues-rock format with plenty of passionate singing, thoughtful lyrics and imaginative guitar work.

**** (Pete Feenstra)


IAMTHEMORNING The Bell KScope [Release date 02.08.19]

The whole album is a complex and eclectic mix of classical, progressive and folk music underpinned with inspired musicianship and a contemplative libretto.

***** (Alan Jones)

THE NEW ROSES - Nothing But Wild

THE NEW ROSES Nothing But Wild Napalm Records [Release date 02.08.19]

…from the start this is from the heart, honest country/southern tinged rock n roll. The song writing throughout the album is consistently strong, there are harmonies and melodies aplenty and influences such as Aerosmith and Bon Jovi blend nicely with the southern hard rock feel.

***** (Nikk Gunns)

January-March 2019

April-June 2019

October – December 2019


The latest Facebook Live session from Canadian singer-songwriter Josh Taerk was streamed on Sunday 22 November.

More about Josh:

David Randall presents a weekly show on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio, Sundays at 22:00 BST (GMT+1, repeated on Mondays and Fridays), when he invites listeners to ‘Assume The Position’. This show was first broadcast on 15 November 2020.

UK Blues Broadcaster of the Year (2020) Pete Feenstra presents his weekly Rock & Blues Show on Tuesday at 19:00 ( BST, GMT+1) as part of a five hour blues rock marathon “Tuesday is Bluesday at GRTR!”. The show is repeated on Wednesdays at 22:00, Fridays at 20:00). This show was first broadcast 17 November 2020

Listen in to Get Ready to ROCK! Radio…
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Featured Albums w/c 23 November (Mon-Fri)

09:00-12:00 JEFF SCOTT SOTO Wide Awake (In My Dreamland) (Frontiers)
12:00-13:00 LAZARUS DREAM Alive (Pride & Joy Music)
14:00-16:00 RONAN FURLONG The King Of Leaves (Thoroughbred Music)

Power Plays w/c 23 November (Mon-Fri)

L.A. GUNS All That You Are (Golden Robot Records)
THE DUST CODA Limbo Man (Earache)
IRON SAVIOR Souleater (AFM Records)
IVY GOLD This Is My Time (indie)

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