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Quick plays: LYLE WORKMAN, CAMERON GRAVES

LYLE WORKMAN - Uncommon Measures

LYLE WORKMAN Uncommon Measures (Blue Canoe Records) Digital [Release date 19.02.21] Physical [Release date 16.04.21] Workman has recorded or toured with any number of well-known artists (Bryan Adams, Norah Jones among them), composed film scores,  and has understandably found little … Continue reading

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Feature: Collectible Collections – MANFRED MANN’S EARTH BAND – 40th Anniversary Box Set

MANFRED MANN'S EARTH BAND - 40th Anniversary Box Set

Pete Feenstra chatted to Manfred Mann for Get Ready to ROCK! Radio with tracks from Manfred Mann’s Earth Band.  First broadcast 23 February 2021. Creature Music (2011) The rather large parcel dropped off at GRTR! Towers was like Christmas come … Continue reading

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Album review: TOMMY BOLIN – Shake The Devil The Lost Sessions

TOMMY BOLIN - Shake The Devil The Lost Sessions

Cleopatra Records [Release date 12.02.21] As Dave Thompson’s notes make clear, based on a recent interview with Tommy Bolin’s brother Johnnie, the latest “lost sessions” have been something of a holy grail amongst fans. After Bolin’s premature death in December … Continue reading

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Album review: STEVE LUKATHER – I Found The Sun Again

STEVE LUKATHER - I Found The Sun Again

Mascot [Release date 26.02.21] We are being spoilt.  Neal Schon’s album slipped out before Christmas and is one of his best.  The earliest indication of Luke’s forthcoming album was a Lockdown video ‘Run To Me’.  It was entertaining if not … Continue reading

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Book review: On track…UFO (Every Album, Every Song) by Richard James

On track...UFO (Every Album, Every Song) by Richard James

Sonicbond Publishing [Release date 26.02.21] It was a sad day when UFO announced their ‘Last Orders’ tour in 2018, even sadder when a couple of weeks after the UK leg long-standing keyboard/guitar player Paul Raymond died of a heart attack.  … Continue reading

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Album review: ANNEKE VAN GIERSBERGEN – The Darkest Skies Are The Brightest

ANNEKE VAN GIERSBERGEN - The Darkest Skies Are The Brightest

InsideOut Music [Release date 26.02.21] There is no doubt that some of the best music is made as a result of emotional adversity.  This explains why we cannot, perhaps, expect any great emotional pull from aged rockers who are more … Continue reading

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Album review: ALLY VENABLE – Heart Of Fire

ALLY VENABLE - Heart Of Fire

Ruf Records [Release date 26.02.21 ] I chatted to Ally when she toured with Blues Caravan in the autumn of 2019 when it was evident she was a sassy, talented performer from Texas.  And very young!  This gig was a … Continue reading

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Album review: OSIBISA – New Dawn

OSIBISA - New Dawn

Marquee Records/Right Track [Release date: 23.04.21] I remember Osibisa as that rather colourful outfit who squeezed into the Old Grey Whistle Test TV studio in the early 1970s with their infectious brand of soulful groove.  They purveyed what we would … Continue reading

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Album review: NICK FLETCHER – Cycles Of Behaviour

NICK FLETCHER - Cycles Of Behaviour

[Release date 26.03.21] www.hacktrax.co.uk Getting a glowing affirmation from none other that Steve Hackett, printed clearly on your album cover, may give a relatively unknown guitarist a definite leg up. Nick Fletcher is a member of brother John’s band and … Continue reading

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Book review: On track…KATE BUSH, RENAISSANCE, DIRE STRAITS, JONI MITCHELL

On Track...KATE BUSH

Sonicbond Publishing [Publication dates: December 2020; January/February 2021] The On Track volumes from Sonicbond come thick and fast.  I can’t help thinking that in the rush certain standards are being compromised or, at least, opportunities missed. Firstly there are a … Continue reading

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Album review: ZED MITCHELL – Route 69

ZED MITCHELL - Route 69

Pete Feenstra chatted to Zed Mitchell for Get Ready to ROCK! Radio in January 2021 and playing tracks from ‘Route 69′. Timezone Records [Release date 15.12.20] Zed Mitchell may only be known to his loyal coterie of blues aficionados but, … Continue reading

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Album review: THE PROG COLLECTIVE – Worlds On Hold

THE PROG COLLECTIVE - Worlds On Hold

Cleopatra Records [Release date 16.12.20] The latest iteration of The Prog Collective is ever more relevant in these times of artist lockdown and lack of live.  A project started in 2012, and spearheaded by Yes bassist Billy Sherwood, the idea … Continue reading

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Album review: FANCY – The Complete Recordings

FANCY - The Complete Recordings

Get Ready to ROCK! Radio features a series of interview specials to tie in with the Fancy release and the forthcoming Ray Fenwick compilation. Mo Foster: Sunday 31 January 18:00 GMT Mo Foster Favourite Tracks from Favourite Artists: Monday 1 … Continue reading

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EP review: RAY FENWICK – Going Large

RAY FENWICK - Going Large

Ray Fenwick “goes large” in this promotional audio for the new EP (Singsong Music) (11:29) A Ray Fenwick interview special will be broadcast on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio on Sunday 14 February 18:00 GMT. Singsong Music [Release date 15.01.21] … Continue reading

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Album review: MO FOSTER & FRIENDS – In Concert

MO FOSTER & FRIENDS - In Concert

Mo Foster chatted to David Randall for Get Ready to ROCK! Radio about his career, illustrated with a selection of session and solo tracks.  First broadcast 31 January 2021. Right Track Records [Release date 21.03.21] Mo Foster is best known … Continue reading

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Album review: TED & MAJELLA – Divine Timing (Ted Turner, ex-Wishbone Ash)

TED & MAJELLA - Divine Timing

www.tedturnerandmajella.com [Release date 21.12.20] Ted Turner is best known as the one time original guitar slinger in Wishbone Ash with whom he remained until 1974 and then on and off until 1994. Ted reappeared in 2018 together with his partner … Continue reading

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Feature: Albums that time forgot … NATIVE CAIN – The Primitive Soul

NATIVE CAIN - The Primitive Soul

ProActive (1999) Chatting to Pete Feenstra for Get Ready to ROCK! Radio in 2020  vocalist/songwriter Lee Small commented about his love of Glenn Hughes.  And it is Hughes vocal influence that permeates the 1999 album ‘The Primitive Soul’.  Small has … Continue reading

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Album review: ANDY SUSEMIHL – Alienation

ANDY SUSEMIHL - Alienation

SM Noise [Release date 21.01.21] Andy Susemihl’s last album ‘Elevation’ was my “Best of 2018″ – perhaps it should have been called “revelation” such was the surprise at a seasoned pro – and a relatively unknown one albeit with an … Continue reading

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News: Get Ready to ROCK! announce Best of 2020 Popular Poll winners

Snake Oil & Harmony

Rock music website Get Ready to ROCK! has announced the results of the Popular Poll for Best of 2020. Readers and listeners could vote in two categories this year: Top Albums and Breakthrough Act. Snake Oil & Harmony (aka Dan … Continue reading

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Album review: NEAL SCHON – Universe

NEAL SCHON - Universe

[Release date 11.12.20] Neal Schon pops up in my Twitter feed every so often, his guitar emoting against a frequently funky undertow in his latest home video.  He remains both enthusiastic and engaging.  Even if the camera position and the … Continue reading

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