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Album review: PHENOMENA – reissues

PHENOMENA

Explore Rights Management Ltd [Release date 09.11.18] www.phenomenaproject.co.uk Phenomena was a concept developed by Tom Galley with brother Mel who had featured in Whitesnake and had previously worked with Glenn Hughes in Trapeze..  It brought together various rock alumni including … Continue reading

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Album review: JON BODEN – Afterglow

Hudson Records [Release date 06.10.17] ‘Afterglow’ follows on from Jon Boden’s 2009 post-apocalyptic concept album ‘Songs From The Floodplain’. Whereas that album was largely rural in its setting, ‘Afterglow’ takes the listener into the chaos of a ruined city’s street carnival, as two star-crossed lovers try to … Continue reading

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Album review: GANDALF’S FIST – The Clockwork Fable

GANDALF

www.gandalfsfist.com [Release date 01.05.16] I enjoyed Gandalf’s Fist’s last album ‘A Forest Of Fey’, and they have really upped their game all round on this one. First, a mention about the packaging. Not only do we get a sumptuous triple … Continue reading

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Album review: LYRIAN – The Jester’s Quest In The City Of Glass

LYRIAN - The Jester

Medieval Records [Release date 01.04.16] Here’s a prog concept album that doesn’t take itself too seriously, judging by the lighter touch in the accompanying press release.  There is no doubt that a lot of effort and enterprise has gone into … Continue reading

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Album review: DREAM THEATER – The Astonishing

DREAM THEATER - The Astonishing

Roadrunner Records [Release date 29.01.16] Epic. Sprawling. Career defining? Perhaps. Dream Theater have unleashed upon its adoring fans an album of such substantial girth that it makes the job of reviewing it reasonably tough. DT are known for super long … Continue reading

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Album review: IAN ANDERSON – Homo Erraticus

Ian Anderson - Homo Erraticus

Calliandra/KScope [Release date: 18.04.14] Ian Anderson has certainly been getting around in recent times.  A Prog God in award ceremonies and of course we now know why he reserves his firmest handshakes for trusted members.  Of his inner circle that … Continue reading

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