Tag Archives: Magenta

Gig review: HRH PROG VI – Pwllheli, North Wales, 17-18 November 2017

Edgar Broughton - HRH PROG VI - Pwllheli, North Wales, 17-18 November 2017

David Randall writes… Friday Edgar Broughton opened the proceedings on Stage 1 without his band but with tales of daring-do over a career spanning nearly 50 years and since his signing to the Harvest label in 1968.  Apparently he presided … Continue reading

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EP review: ROBERT REED – Variations On Themes By David Bedford

ROBERT REED - Variations On Themes By David Bedford

Tigermoth Productions David Bedford (who died in 2011) has long been sidelined in the pantheon of prog and confused with the athlete of the same name.  His more “mainstream” albums for Virgin in the 1970s will have been spotted languishing … Continue reading

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Gig review: MAGENTA – The Citadel Arts Centre, St. Helens, 13 May 2017

MAGENTA - The Citadel Arts Centre, St. Helens, 13 May 2017

With the band celebrating fifteen years together and with a fabulous new album to promote, Rob Reed’s Magenta completed their (all too) short Spring tour in front of a suitably appreciative audience at The Citadel in St. Helens – a … Continue reading

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Album review: MAGENTA – We Are Legend

MAGENTA - We Are Legend

In June 2012 Rob Reed chatted with David Randall for his weekly show on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio when the current Magenta album was ‘Chameleon’.  He was also poised to release the major project ‘Kompendium’. They covered Magenta, the … Continue reading

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Album review: C-SIDES – We Are Now

C-SIDES - We Are Now

White Knight Records   [Release date: 14.03.17] Back in the day there was a TV comedy series called ‘Never Mind The Quality, Feel The Width’ and it’s a maxim that applies to so much of what passes for progressive rock these … Continue reading

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Album review: ALAN REED – Honey On The Razor’s Edge

ALAN REED - Honey On The Razor

 White Knight Records  [Release date: 14.03.17]  You can take the boy out of Pallas but you can’t take Pallas out of the boy… Alan Reed, unceremoniously dumped from Scottish progsters Pallas a few years back, returns with his second studio … Continue reading

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Album review: KIAMA – Sign Of IV

Kiama - Sign Of IV

Tigermoth Records  [Release date: 02.02.16] Alongside Steven Wilson, Rob Reed must be one of the busiest men in the field of progressive rock at the moment. As well as his day job as leader and creative inspiration of the wonderful … Continue reading

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Album review: ROBERT REED – Sanctuary

Robert Reed - Sanctuary

Tigermoth Records [Release date 21.07.14] I don’t get this.  Robert Reed (erstwhile Magenta man and architect of the stupendous Kompendium last year) ploughing a furrow that was well tilled by Mike Oldfield forty years ago and even using his collaborators … Continue reading

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News: Get Ready to ROCK! Radio – December 2013 Highlights

Get Ready to ROCK! Radio

December 2013 Highlights More information at the dedicated website All times, GMT Throughout December, a chance to hear again highlights from some of our 2013 shows. We’ll also be inviting listeners (and readers!) to vote for their favourite album and … Continue reading

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News: Get Ready to ROCK! Radio – November 2013 Highlights

Get Ready to ROCK! Radio

November 2013 Highlights More information at the dedicated website All times, GMT Sunday 3 November 18:00 Rob Reed – Captain Magenta GRTR!’s David Randall chatted to Rob in 2012 and this special feature includes tracks from the band’s previous albums … Continue reading

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News: Progressive rockers Magenta play acoustic set for In Session series

Magenta (Rob Reed, Christina Booth, Chris Fry)

  MAGENTA In Session for GRTR! Assume The Position Sunday 3 November 2013, 22:00 As part of the In Session series for Get Ready to ROCK! Radio, influential, award-winning, prog-rockers MAGENTA have provided an exclusive acoustic session. Featuring tracks from … Continue reading

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Album review: MAGENTA – The Twenty Seven Club

Magenta

Tigermoth Records [Release date 02.09.13] Rob Reed, fresh from his triumphant ‘Kompendium’ project (a real ‘follow that’ job if ever there was one) has returned to his day job in Magenta with Christina Booth and Chris Fry to deliver yet … Continue reading

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Celebr8 prog festival – IQ, IT BITES, PALLAS & more

Celebr8 Prog

HEADLINE ACT-ONLY TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE FOR PROG FEST CELEBR8, the British Progressive Rock Festival has announced that headline act only tickets (IQ and It Bites) are now available at only £25.00. The Acoustic Stage acts have also been finalised and … Continue reading

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