Category Archives: Reissues

Album review: JON LORD – Reissues (Gemini Suite/Before I Forget)

JON LORD - Gemini Suite

Gemini Suite [Release date 09.12.16] Before I Forget [Release date 27.01.17] It is perhaps sometimes overlooked, but Jon Lord left a quiet legacy of solo albums even though for most of his career he laboured in the gargantuan shadow of … Continue reading

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Quick plays: MIKE GROGAN, PELE, THE MOST UGLY CHILD

MIKE GROGAN Too Many Ghosts

MIKE GROGAN Too Many Ghosts Poacher Records [Release date 10.02.17] Having paid his dues in the punk explosion of the 70′s, and a six piece Springsteen-esque band in the 80′s, South of England based multi-instrumentalist Mike Grogan has settled into … Continue reading

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Album review: VANGELIS – Delectus (Box set)

VANGELIS - Delectus

Win the box set!! (Comp. closes 19.02.17) UMC [Release date 03.02.17] Just too late for Xmas, comes this mammoth 13-disc box set of Vangelis’ albums on Vertigo and Polydor, remastered from the original first generation tapes under the big man’s … Continue reading

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Album review: STATUS QUO – Don’t Stop, Under The Influence, The Party Ain’t Over Yet…

Status Quo - The Party Ain

Edsel [Release date 20.01.17] These three Quo re-issues are given more poignancy now by the passing of Rick Parfitt whose ill health is bookended by the original albums.  A year after the covers album he had quadruple by-pass heart surgery … Continue reading

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Album review: JODY GRIND – Reissues

JODY GRIND - One Step On

Esoteric [Release date 25.11.16] Some readers may remember a motley band of musicians who  – back in the late seventies – masqueraded under that sometimes irksome banner “supergroup”, Hinkley’s Heroes.  At various times they included Mel Collins, John Halsey and … Continue reading

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Album review: BLACKTHORNE – Afterlife/Don’t Kill The Thrill (Graham Bonnet, Bob Kulick)

BLACKTHORNE - Afterlife

Hear No Evil [Release date 02.09.16] Cherry Red have embarked on a fairly extensive trawl through Graham Bonnet’s back pages, ahead of some UK dates and a generally higher profile.  We’ve reviewed some of his solo material which is frequently … Continue reading

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Album review: GARY WRIGHT & WONDERWHEEL – Ring Of Changes

GARY WRIGHT & WONDERWHEEL - Ring Of Changes

Esoteric [Release date 29.07.16] Best known for his hit single ‘Dreamweaver’ in 1976, and his time in Spooky Tooth, Gary Wright’s ‘Ring Of Changes’ was made in 1972 but, in spite of a single release (included as a bonus track), … Continue reading

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Album review: URIAH HEEP – Salisbury (reissue)

URIAH HEEP - Salisbury

BMG [Release date 28.10.16] The Heep reissue series continues with their 1971 “progressive” offering, and reinforced with a bonus “alternative” disc including  previously unreleased material.  Cynics might wonder why we are again being ask to re-buy the music of our … Continue reading

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Album review: HOW WE LIVE – Dry Land (Steve Hogarth)

HOW WE LIVE - Dry Land (Steve Hogarth)

David Randall chatted to Steve Hogarth about his career in July 2014.  In this hour special, tracks include How We Live and Marillion, plus Steve’s solo work. Esoteric [Release date 26.08.16] ‘How We Live’ is an important part of the … Continue reading

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Quick plays: MARION, HANA PIRANHA

MARION This World And Body/The Program

MARION This World And Body/The Program (reissues) Edsel [Release date 16.09.16] Marion were formed in Macclesfield in 1993 by then students Jamie Harding and Phil Cunningham, who had previously been in various bands together. The band’s first album, 1996’s This … Continue reading

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Album review: EMERSON, LAKE & PALMER – Reissues (2)

EMERSON, LAKE & PALMER - Trilogy

BMG [Release date 30.09.16] To many Emerson, Lake & Palmer represented the worst excesses of prog rock  – a genre that was destined to have its collective arse kicked in the late-1970s.  This latest tranche of remasters does demonstrate why … Continue reading

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Album review: SIMON TOWNSHEND – Reissues

Simon Townshend - reissues

Stir Records [Release date 07.10.16] As The Who move inexorably towards their final hoorah, Pete Townshend’s brother Simon – a mere nipper at the age of 55, and a part of the touring band for the past 20 years – … Continue reading

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Album review: JON BODEN – Painted Lady

Navigator Records [Release date 30.9.16] Jon Boden was the frontman and fiddle player for Bellowhead who called it a day in May this year. This album was his debut solo album and was originally released back in 2006. Navigator Records … Continue reading

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Album review: URIAH HEEP – …Very ‘eavy … Very ‘umble/Anthology

URIAH HEEP - ...Very

BMG [Release date 16.09.16] Uriah Heep were to a large extent defined by their early 1970s albums  – the 1970 debut, ‘Salisbury’ (1971) and – moreover – ‘Demons And Wizards’.  Over the next twelve months or so a new reissue … Continue reading

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Album review: TUCKY BUZZARD – The Complete Tucky Buzzard (Box set)

TUCKY BUZZARD - The Complete Tucky Buzzard

Edsel [Release date 15.07.16] Tucky Buzzard.  You might vaguely recall the name if not the music.  You could be forgiven in thinking that they were long haired southern rockers.  Truth is, they morphed out of UK psychedelic rockers The End, … Continue reading

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Album review: GRAHAM BONNET – Reissues

Graham Bonnet - Line-Up

Hear No Evil Recordings/Cherry Red [Release dates March-May 2016] The Graham Bonnet “backstory” before his tenure with Rainbow is highlighted by these reissues.  It was clearly evident in 1979 that Bonnet came from the pop mainstream – coming to wider … Continue reading

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Album review: MARC BOLAN & T.REX – Born To Boogie The Concerts

MARC BOLAN & T.REX - Born To Boogie The Concerts

Edsel [Release date 17.06.16] Filmed at the height of T.Rextasy, and directed by Ringo Starr, the Born To Boogie film – centring around Wembley Empire Pool concert footage, a studio jam session with Ringo and Elton John, a four-song acoustic … Continue reading

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Album review: EMERSON, LAKE & PALMER – Reissues

EMERSON, LAKE & PALMER - Anthology

BMG [Release date 29.07.16] In a year that has had its disproportionate share of rock/pop casualties, Keith Emerson’s passing was one of the saddest.  And, inevitably, there is an immediate reflection on a long and varied back catalogue. This latest … Continue reading

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Album review: URIAH HEEP – The Classic Rock Years (6 Disc Box Set)

URIAH HEEP - The Classic Rock Years (6 Disc Box Set)

In June 2014 David Randall chatted to Bernie Shaw for Get Ready to ROCK! Radio and in this exclusive edit Bernie chats about setlists and his own early involvement with the band. (6:21) The Store For Music [Release date 24.06.16] … Continue reading

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Album review: THE KORGIS – Everybody’s Got To Learn Sometime (The Complete Rialto Recordings 1979-1982)

THE KORGIS - Everybody

In March 2013 David Randall chatted to The Korgis’ Andy Davis and in this exclusive edit he discusses their major hit and the later album ‘This World’s For Everyone’ released in 1992 and subsequently reissued by Angel Air Records. (4:19) … Continue reading

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