Category Archives: ALBUM REVIEWS

Album review: COLIN JAMES – Miles To Go

Colin James - Miles To Go

True North Records [Release date 21.09.18] Canadian blues-rock artist Colin James recently reflected that : “Blues is the only genre where you can maintain a young profile at the age of 53.” And while there’s no doubting the veracity of … Continue reading

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Quick plays: KRP, CHRIS POPE & THE CHORDS UK

KRP (KEITH REID PROJECT) In My Head

KRP (KEITH REID PROJECT) In My Head Rockville [Release date 07.12.18] It has been ten year’s since former Procol Harum (he wasn’t involved in the band’s ‘Novum’ album released last year) member Keith Reid released the first Keith Reid Project album, ‘The Common Thread’. … Continue reading

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Album review: SEMISONIC – Feeling Strangely Fine

UMC [Release date 09.11.18] Semisonic’s classic album ‘Feeling Strangely Fine’ gets the twentieth anniversary make-over that sees the album released on deluxe edition CD and digital, as well as a limited edition gold vinyl pressing, which marks the first time … Continue reading

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Album review: SPIRITS BURNING & MICHAEL MOORCOCK – An Alien Heat

Spirits Burning - An Alien Heat

Gonzo/Multimedia [Release date 19.10.18] ‘An Alien Heat’ pairs Don Falcone’s innovative San Francisco band Spirits Burning with 70′s Hawkwind alumnus and sci-fi fantasy writer Michael Moorcock. Best known for his work on Hawkwind’s 1975 album ‘Warrior on the Edge of … Continue reading

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Album review: JR HARBIDGE – First Ray Of Light

Absolute via Universal/Sony [Release date 05.10.18] Involved in the Midlands music scene since his teens, in bands such as the grunge-influenced Third Bullet as well as production work for a variety of outfits, a change of direction, together with a … Continue reading

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Album review: SAXON – The Eagle Has Landed

SAXON - The Eagle Has Landed

BMG [Release date 19.10.18] To coincide nicely with their latest opus Thunderbolt, we get this reissue of Saxon’s classic 1982 live album. This rounds off the BMG reissues of the Carrere and Phonogram catalogue. Originally a single LP, this comes … Continue reading

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Album review: WILLIAM SHATNER – Shatner Claus – The Christmas Album

WILLIAM SHATNER - Shatner Claus – The Christmas Album

‘ Cleopatra Records [Release date 26.10.18] Yes it’s that time of year again, when the Christmas album start appearing. But rather than the usual churning out of the same tracks, some other piss poor excuse for a compilation no different … Continue reading

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Quick plays: THEM, SODOM, BROTHERS OF METAL

THEM Manor of the Se7en Gables SPV/Steamhammer [Release date 26.10.18] US/German thrash/power metal band return with their second album, a horror story featuring witchcraft, murder and they use a series of spoken word parts to keep the story moving along. … Continue reading

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Album review: RENAISSANCE – A Symphonic Journey (CD/DVD)

RENAISSANCE - A Symphonic Journey (CD/DVD)

Annie Haslam chatted to Get Ready to ROCK! Radio shortly before Renaissance’s UK dates in April 2015.  This hour special includes tracks from the band’s albums. Symphonic Rock Recordings [Release date: 14.09.18] Bands to have hurdled a half century’s performing … Continue reading

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Album review: BIRDPEN – There’s Something Wrong With Everything

Jar Records [Release date 12.10.18] BirdPen are a duo hailing from Southampton – singer/songwriter Dave Pen and guitarist, keyboardist Mike Bird. They have been making music since 2003, with this being their fifth full studio album. Set in the now/near … Continue reading

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Album review: URIAH HEEP – Living The Dream

URIAH HEEP - Living The Dream

Frontiers [Release date 14.09.18] We really have no right to expect – in 2018 – a tremendously vital album from a “heritage” band with an average age of 60 and who celebrate their 50th anniversary in 2019.  But that’s exactly … Continue reading

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Album review: GROUNDBREAKER

Groundbreaker

Frontiers [Release Date 14.09.18] While FM have come back better and more consistently diverse than ever, notably with this year’s ‘Atomic Generation’, many of the AOR purists among their fanbase still hanker for a repeat of their 1986 debut ‘Indiscreet’. … Continue reading

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Album review: TREAT – Tunguska

TREAT - Tunguska

Release Date 14.09.18 Elder statesmen of the thriving Scandinavian melodic rock scene Treat have, since reforming, pursued an updated sound rather than just revisit past glories. But unlike their great contemporaries Europe, they have done so without losing touch with … Continue reading

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Album review: THE PINEAPPLE THIEF – Dissolution

THE PINEAPPLE THIEF - Dissolution

Kscope [Release date 31.08.18] I know, it’s easy to confuse The Pineapple Thief with Porcupine Tree.  This perception is only reinforced by the presence of now regular drummer Gavin Harrison.  Similarities might normally end there, but in fact Pineapple Thief … Continue reading

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Album review: HEARTS ON FIRE – Call Of Destiny

MelodicRock Records [Release date 19.10.18] Hearts On Fire formed in 2017 by Jean Funes, guitarist of Sound Of Eternity.  He said “This is the album I always wanted to make. Sound of Eternity had that modern rock touch all over it … Continue reading

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Album review: RAINBREAKERS – Face To Face

www.therainbreakers.com  [Release date 31.08.18] The Shrewsbury based Rainbreakers have now recorded their debut album, after releasing  a couple of well received EPs and touring with the likes of Corky Laing (Mountain) and played a handful of festivals. Comprised of Ben Edwards … Continue reading

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Album review: HAKEN – Vector

Inside Out [Release date 26.10.18] Haken recently celebrated their tenth anniversary and now we have album number five from them. Although the band produced the album s they normally do, this time they enlisted Adam ‘Nolly’ Getgood (Periphery, Devin Townsend … Continue reading

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Album review: BIRDSONG AT MORNING – Signs And Wonders

BIRDSONG AT MORNING - Signs And Wonders

Blue Gentian Records [Release date 22.08.18] ‘Signs And Wonders’ is a remarkably ambitious album from a band based around singer/songwriter/vocalist Alan Williams.  But then this is a band that released a 4-CD box set debut in 2011.  This time the … Continue reading

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Album review: RIVERSEA – The Tide

RIVERSEA - The Tide

[Release date 23.04.18] available at bandcamp.com and at riversea-band.com Quite how Riversea – an outstanding Northern Powerhouse of a ‘combo’ – have evaded the Get Ready to ROCK! net thus far is something of a mystery.  But it’s amazing where … Continue reading

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Album review: MARK ROWEN – Radiance

MARK ROWEN - Radiance

[Release date: 01.09.18] available at bandcamp.com Anyone remember Breathing Space, featuring ex-Mostly Autumn’s Iain Jennings and Olivia Sparnenn?  The band produced a clutch of excellent melodic semi ‘prog’ albums in the ‘noughties’, including Coming Up For Air (2007) and Under … Continue reading

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