Tag Archives: Alvin Lee

News: TEN YEARS AFTER – 50th Anniversary Box Set in November 2017

TEN YEARS AFTER - 1967-1974

Chrysalis Records release a 50th Anniversary box set in November to coincide with the release of  Ten Year’s After’s debut album in 1967. For the first time including albums from both the Deram and Chrysalis eras, between 1967 and 1974, … Continue reading

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Album review: MIKE BROOKFIELD – Brookfield

Mike Brookfield - Brookfield

Golden Rule [Release date 22.09.17] Mike Brookfield is back. For those in the know it’s a welcome return to the recording scene by the Irish based Liverpool blues/rocker who cut the impressive ‘Love Breaks The Fall’ album last year. Newbies … Continue reading

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Album review: KRISSY MATTHEWS – Live At Freak Valley

KRISSY MATTHEWS – Live At Freak Valley

Proper [Release date 14.04.17] Krissy Mathews lives or dies by the first take and his road tested band do him proud on an album full of tight interplay, scorching solos, raw aggression and a magnificent unexpected finish. He makes up … Continue reading

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Album review: RICK WAKEMAN & TONY ASHTON – Gas Tank

Rick Wakeman & Tony Ashton - Gas Tank

Gonzo Multimedia [Release date 03.03.17] Where can you hear Rick Wakeman accompanying Rick Parfitt, Alvin Lee and  Phil Lynott  and – no – it’s not at the Pearly Gates.  Back in the early 1980s there was a Channel 4 TV … Continue reading

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Album review: JULIAN SAS – Coming Home

Julian Sas - Coming Home

Cavalier [Release date 18.03.16] ‘Coming Home’ is an aptly titled,  solid rock-blues album with southern rock edges and spiritual references. It incorporates Holland’s leading rock-blues guitarist Julian Sas’s penchant for gritty vocals, evocative guitar playing and anthemic blues balladry. It … Continue reading

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Gig review: MIKE BROOKFIELD BAND – Boom Boom Club, Sutton, 9 October 2015

MIKE BROOKFIELD BAND – Boom Boom Club, Sutton, 9 October 2015

Every now and then a buzz imperceptibly builds up around a new band on the circuit and by the time Mike Brookfield Band hits the Boom Boom Club they waste no time in clinically dispatching any weight of expectation with … Continue reading

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Album review: MIKE BROOKFIELD – Love Breaks The Fall

MIKE BROOKFIELD – Love Breaks The Fall

Self release [Release date 13.03.15] Irish based, Liverpudlian guitarist Mike Brookfield has enjoyed a rich musical career from playing in the west end orchestra pits to being music coordinator, arranger and musical director for RTE, as well as copping a former … Continue reading

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Album review: TEN YEARS AFTER, THE BLUE AEROPLANES (Access All Areas)

Ten Years After - Access All Areas

Edsel [Release date 29.06.15] CD/DVD Right up until his untimely passing in March 2013, Alvin Lee always bemoaned that he’d been typecast after Woodstock.  And this 1990 TV concert demonstrates that he still carried the albatross of ‘Good Morning Little … Continue reading

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Album review: TEN YEARS AFTER – The Friday Rock Show Sessions Live At Reading 1983

Ten Years After - The Friday Rock Show Sessions Live At Reading 1983

Talking Elephant [Release date 21.07.14] 6 March 2013 was a sad day for British rock, when it was announced that Alvin Lee had died suddenly.  He was 68 but had seemed to be invincible.  However, with Ten Years After and … Continue reading

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Album review: ALVIN LEE & TEN YEARS LATER – Live At Rockpalast

Repertoire [Release date 10.06.13] Alvin Lee & Ten Years Later actually came 5 years after the dissolution of Ten Years After. It was essentially a virtuoso power trio who relentlessly toured The US and Europe and on this live DVD … Continue reading

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Album review: ALVIN LEE – The Best Of

      Repertoire Records (2012) This album has been brought into sharp focus by the sad loss of Alvin Lee. The Woodstock guitar hero seemed to be more affected than most by the prevailing sweep of punk and new … Continue reading

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