Tag Archives: Jethro Tull

Album review: VON HERTZEN BROTHERS – War Is Over

Von Hertzen Brothers - War Is Over

Music Theories Recordings [Release date 03.11.17] ‘War Is Over’ isn’t so much a concept album as a dramatic prog rock album with associated musical influences, ranging from classic, hard and symphonic rock, to more poppy and synth influences. There’s plenty … Continue reading

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Album review: ALAN SIMON – Excalibur IV The Dark Age Of The Dragon

ALAN SIMON - Excalibur IV The Dark Age Of The Dragon

Babaika Productions [Release date 03.11.17] The first reference I saw to Alan Simon was the credit on Sonja Kristina’s recent anthology – it’s the track that’s also included here called ‘The Passion’.  Then an Alan Simon compilation arrives to add … Continue reading

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Gig review: MARTIN BARRE BAND, ARC, Stockton-on-Tees, 2 November 2017

Martin Barre - Great British Rock & Blues Festival 2015

Despite a 4am collective jet-lagged wake-up call – no doubt nudged on by their just-closed nine week US tour – the Martin Barre Band opened the first date of a short UK tour with a swift instrumental, followed by crowd … Continue reading

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News: JETHRO TULL UK tour in April 2018 plus radio interview (September 2017)

IAN ANDERSON (JETHRO TULL) - The Lowry, Salford, 14 September 2015

In this exclusive edit, Ian Anderson tells Get Ready to ROCK!’s Pete Feenstra about the tour plans for 2018.  (6:10) The full version of this interview is repeated on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio on Monday, 4 September, 16:00 and … Continue reading

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Album review: KOTEBEL – Cosmology

KOTEBEL – Cosmology

Musea [Release date 06.07.17] Kotebel is a Venezualan/Spanish prog rock band with classical and fusion influences. ‘Cosmology’ derives its title from the study of the universe and it’s an exploratory, quasi- conceptual prog album, that draws on composer and keyboard … Continue reading

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Album review: JOE BONAMASSA – Live At The Carnegie Hall, An Acoustic Evening

OE BONAMASSA – Live At The Carnegie Hall, An Acoustic Evening

Provogue [Release date 23.06.17] Joe Bonamassa’s ‘Live at Carnegie Hall – An Acoustic Evening’ is a successful mid-career sleight of hand. It’s a live acoustic album that recycles mostly familiar material while keeping the career juggernaut moving forward. Being Bonamassa, … Continue reading

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Album review: AYREON – The Source

Ayreon - The Source

Music Theories Recordings [Release date 28.04.17] It’s 12 years since Ayreon’s first album ‘The Final Experiment’ and the key elements of a conceptual sci-fi story with prog rock underpinnings remain at the heart of the new album ‘The Source.’ It’s … 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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News: First big UK rock festivals of 2017 – GREAT BRITISH ROCK & BLUES and GIANTS OF ROCK (January 2017)

STEVE HARLEY - Giants Of Rock, Minehead, Somerset, 29-31 January 2016

In his weekly show on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio on Sunday 8 January, David Randall previewed the Butlins Big Weekends: The Great British Rock & Blues Festival and Giants Of Rock Two major rock events get 2017 underway in … Continue reading

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Gig review: HRH PROG – Pwllheli, Wales, 17-19 March 2016

Arthur Brown - HRH Prog - Pwllheli, Wales, 17-20 March 2016

I remember the first time I attended the HRH Prog festival which was held at the ice cold Magna Centre in Rotherham; boy was it cold, even the artists had coats on whilst they performed! But it looks like we … Continue reading

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Album review: THE GALACTIC COWBOY ORCHESTRA – Earth Lift

THE GALACTIC COWBOY ORCHESTRA – Earth Lift

Loud Folk [Release date 22.09.15] Minneapolis art rockers The Galactic Cowboy Orchestra take us back to the experimental and adventurous days of early 70’s prog rock and fusion, when bands like King Crimson, Jethro Tull and later the Mahavishnu Orchestra … Continue reading

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Album review: GRAAL – Chapter 1V

Graal - Chapter IV

Code 7 – Jolly Roger [Release date 25.05.15] It ten years since the Italian prog rock band Graal’s debuted with ‘Realm Of Fantasy’ and ‘Chapter 1v’ finds them honing their craft in a genre hopping mode while revelling in instrumental virtuosity. … Continue reading

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News: Blues rockers JOANNE SHAW TAYLOR and MARTIN BARRE interviews – Sunday 20 September 2015

Joanne Shaw Taylor

Photo: Darran Griffiths/GRTR! Joanne Shaw Taylor is featured in an hour special on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio on Sunday 20 September at 19:00 GMT. On the eve of her UK tour, Joanne chats to Pete Feenstra about her favourite … Continue reading

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Gig review: IAN ANDERSON (JETHRO TULL) – The Lowry, Salford, 14 September 2015

IAN ANDERSON (JETHRO TULL) - The Lowry, Salford, 14 September 2015

It’s Jethro Tull, but not as we have known them.   ‘The Rock Opera’ continued the format of previous outings with a large screen and a theme.  A few things have grated in recent years, not least the use of Ryan … Continue reading

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Album review: MARTIN BARRE – Back To Steel

Martin Barre - Back To Steel

Assume The Position – Martin Barre Special (20 September 2015) by Get Ready To Rock! Radio on Mixcloud Garage Records www.martinbarre.com [Release date 18.09.15] Described by Martin Barre as the “most important work in my career as a musician” sets … Continue reading

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Album review: CONSIDER THE SOURCE – World War Trio Parts II & III

CONSIDER THE SOURCE – World War Trio Parts II & III

Techne Records [Release date 02.06.15] Creative, inspirational and intense, but with enough subtlety and light and shade to tap into the true elements of Prog Rock, ‘World War Trio (Parts 11 & 111)’ is an essential purchase of all true … Continue reading

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Album review: DENNIS GREAVES & MARK FELTHAM – Duo

DENNIS GREAVES & MARK FELTHAM – Duo

Zed [Release date 05.04.15] There’s no denying the veracity underlying Dennis Greaves and Mark Feltham’s stripped down ‘Duo’ album. It’s crafted with a genuine feel for the music, care for the arrangements and it’s sparked by some inspired interplay and … Continue reading

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Album review: THE ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA – Plays Prog Rock Classics

THE ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA - Plays Prog Rock Classics

Purple Pyramid/Cleopatra [Release date 20.04.15] Classical rock is an often maligned genre, when done well it can bring new dimension to time-worn classics, done badly and it can fail to enhance the originals. The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra have always done … Continue reading

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Album review: GONG – I See You

Gong - I See You

        Madfish [Release date 10.11.14] Daevid Allan’s Gong unexpectedly return with a musically complex album, full of biting lyrics and dense but enjoyable music that straddles the jazz and psychedelic, space-rock divide. ‘I See You’ has internationalist … Continue reading

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