Tag Archives: classical

Album review: ATLANTAEUM FLOOD – One Day

ATLANTAEUM FLOOD - One Day

Self-release www.schoolkidsrecords.com  [Release date 11.11.19] Atlantæum Flood is an instrumental five-piece collective featuring former the Church and All About Eve member Marty Willson-Piper (electric guitars, acoustic guitar, bass, shaker, EBow, bongos, bouzouki, classical guitar, snare), Olivia Willson-Piper (violins, cellolin, duduk), … Continue reading

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Interview: BEN FEATHERSTONE

BEN FEATHERSTONE – Prisoner To The Wind

Ben Featherstone has just released his debut album ‘Prisoner to the Wind’, an album some ten years in the making. Ben tells us more about the recording and songs on the album, along with what inspired him to start playing music … Continue reading

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Album review: IAMTHEMORNING – The Bell

IAMTHEMORNING - The Bell

K-scope   (Release date: 02.08.19) One thing is for certain – you don’t listen to the music of iamthemorning for a laugh. Their exceptional 2016 album ‘Lighthouse’ which was based around the complexities of mental illness and which I described … Continue reading

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Album review: BEN FEATHERSTONE – Prisoner To The Wind

BEN FEATHERSTONE – Prisoner To The Wind

Website [Release date 23.08.19] Ben Featherstone has been working on this album over the past decade, mostly recorded in a 400 year old abandoned chapel on a disused cemetary in the middle of nowhere on mostly a 1950′s reel to … Continue reading

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Album review: EMERSON, LAKE & PALMER – The Anthology 1970-1998 (4-LP Box set)

Emerson, Lake & Palmer - The Anthology 1970-1998 (4-LP Box set)

We’re giving away a copy of the boxed set in June – check out our Competitions section! David Randall chatted to Carl Palmer for Get Ready to ROCK! Radio in June 2018.  This hour special features a selection of ELP … Continue reading

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Album review: DEVIN TOWNSEND – Empath

Hevy Devy/Inside Out [Release date 29.03.19] Devin Townsend has rested his Project and with ‘Empath’ we have his first solo album since ‘Ziltoid’. Guests include regular contributor Anneke van Giersbergen, Nickelback’s Chad Kroeger, Frank Zappa alumni Mike Keneally as music … Continue reading

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Album review: ELEANOR McEVOY – Forgotten Dreams

ELEANOR McEVOY - Forgotten Dreams

Chasing The Dragon Audiophile Recordings [Release date: 08.18] available at chasingthedragon.co.uk We’ve had Alone (2011) and its companion release Naked Music (2016) – albums that saw Irish singer songwriter Eleanor McEvoy retire to the sanctuary of a sleepy Norfolk studio … Continue reading

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Album review: TARJA – From Spirits And Ghosts (Score For A Dark Christmas)

TARJA - From Spirits And Ghosts (Score For A Dark Christmas)

earMUSIC [Release date 17.11.17] Former Nightwish vocalist Tarja Turunen has been successfully building a solo career where she makes the music she wants to and that suits her vocal style/musical visions. It comes as no surprise then she has decided to record a … Continue reading

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Album review: EMERSON, LAKE & PALMER – Reissues (Works Vol.1 & 2, Love Beach)

EMERSON, LAKE & PALMER - Reissues

BMG [Release date 26.05/17] Formed in 1970, Emerson, Lake & Palmer were one of the first progressive rock supergroups, and certainly one of the most successful. Keyboard player, pianist and keen advocate of the Moog Keith Emerson had previously played with … Continue reading

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Album review: JETHRO TULL – The String Quartets (Ian Anderson)

JETHRO TULL - The String Quartets

Pete Feenstra chatted to Ian Anderson for his Feature show on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio and played tracks from the new album.  First broadcast 12 March 2017. BMG Rights Management [Release date 24.03.17] ‘Jethro Tull: The String Quartets’ is … Continue reading

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News: Jethro Tull’s IAN ANDERSON – new album and radio interview (March 2017)

Jethro Tull

Pete Feenstra chatted to Ian Anderson and featured tracks from the new album, for Get Ready to ROCK! Radio.  First broadcast 12 March 2017. Album review Nearly 50 years after the debut album from Jethro Tull, Ian Anderson is set … Continue reading

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Album review: TARJA – The Shadow Self

TARJA - The Shadow Self

earMUSIC [Release date 05.08.16] Tarja returns with her fourth album and on this one there are a few surprises, none more so than guest vocalist/growler Alissa White-Gluz of Arch Enemy on ‘Demons In You’. This one is possibly the heaviest … Continue reading

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Album review: DANIELE LIVERANI – An Innocent Challenge

Lion Music [Release date 26.08.16] Danielle Liverani was last seen with the rather good guitar instrumental album ‘Fantasia’ and now he has come back with a piano concerto! Classical and rock music have always been linked, with many rock musicians … Continue reading

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Album review: APOCALYPTICA – Plays Metallica By Four Cellos (20th Anniversary Edition)

APOCALYPTICA - Plays Metallica By Four Cellos (20th Anniversary Edition)

Odyssey Music Network [Release date 22.07.16] Metallica played by a string quartet?  Keen-eared readers will know that this isn’t such a wayward proposition.  Back in 1999 Hetfield’s Heroes recorded a live album with the San Francisco Symphony demonstrating the tunes … Continue reading

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Album review: LEFT WITH PICTURES – Afterlife

LEFT WITH PICTURES - Afterlife

Organ Grinder Records [Release date 29.04.16] Left With Pictures describe their music as  an orchestral pop ensemble. They have been around since 2005 and consist of Tom Walker, Toby Knowles and Stuart Barter. They have released a series of EP’s … Continue reading

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Backstage Hero: MARK STAY

Mark Stay is an author and has had his first script make the big screen, ‘Robot Overlords’, which he co-wrote with Jon Wright, who also directed the film. It is also a novelisation which you can find out more about … Continue reading

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Quick plays: TELERGY, TARJA TURUNEN

TARJA TURUNEN - Ave Maria

TARJA TURUNEN – Ave Maria earMusic [Release date 11.09.15] This is a big gamble for both Tarja and her record label, as even they have not released an all classical/crossover album as far as I am aware. On this album … Continue reading

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Gig review: RENAISSANCE – The Stables, Wavendon, 14 April 2015

RENAISSANCE - The Citadel, St.Helens, 24 April 2015

You can take the girl out of Bolton, but you can’t take Bolton out of the girl. Stage sound issues and residual deafness in one ear might detract some artists on the first night of a comeback tour of the … Continue reading

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Album review: SKY – Reissues (Sky, Sky 2)

Sky

Esoteric [Release date 01.12.14] CD/DVD These two reissues give us a welcome opportunity to re-evaluate that fusion of classical and prog that the band Sky purveyed back in 1979.  A “supergroup” of sorts bringing together the unlikely presence of classical … Continue reading

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Album review: DIXIE DREGS – Dregs Of The Earth, Unsung Heroes, Industry Standard (reissue)

DIXIE DREGS - Dregs Of The Earth, Unsung Heroes, Industry Standard (reissue)

BGO Records [Release date 06.10.14] www.bgo-records.com OK.  I own up.  I thought Dixie Dregs might have been another Poco or Flying Burrito Brothers.  Yes, I knew that this was Steve Morse’s first major calling card, but even though liking his … Continue reading

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