Tag Archives: Martin Barre

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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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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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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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: JOHN WETTON – Anthology The Studio Recordings Vol.1

JOHN WETTON - Anthology The Studio Recordings

In this interview extract from April 2009 John Wetton tells David Randall about his early influences, and the immediate aftermath of his departure from Asia in 1991 which led to the release of his second, and favourite, solo album ‘Battle … Continue reading

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Gig review: THE GREAT BRITISH ROCK & BLUES FESTIVAL, Skegness, 23-25 January 2015

Lez Zeppelin - Great British Rock & Blues Festival 2015

Despite having an arguably weaker line-up than last year, the 19th Skegness Great British Rock & Blues Festival had an irresistible vibe, and the best moments from the likes of Skinny Molly, Caravan, Del Bromham, Babajack, Roadhouse and Nine Below … Continue reading

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News: Get Ready to ROCK! Radio – October 2014 Highlights

Steve Hackett

October 2014 Highlights More information at the dedicated website Check back here as we add new features throughout the month. All times, BST (GMT+1) Photo: Simon Dunkerley Tuesdays 19:00 Pete Feenstra Rock & Blues Signposting upcoming and established blues/rock artists … Continue reading

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News: MARTIN BARRE interview special on Sunday 28 September

Martin Barre

Photo: Simon Dunkerley/GRTR! Get Ready to ROCK! Radio Sunday 28 September, 22:00 GMT Monday 29 September and Friday 3 October, 22:00 repeat) A two-hour special, replaying Martin’s recent chat about his favourite tracks and new album, plus Tull and solo … Continue reading

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Gig review: MARTIN BARRE BAND – Lomax, Liverpool, 6 September 2014

Martin Barre Band - Liverpool, 6 September 2014

On Sunday 28 September, on the eve of the release of ‘Order Of Play’, you can hear Martin Barre chatting about his favourite tracks.  In the second hour of a two-hour special, we’ll be playing some Martin Barre highlights: with … Continue reading

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News: MARTIN BARRE tour starts 29 August and interview with Get Ready to ROCK!

Martin Barre, photo by Simon Dunkerley

Photo: Simon Dunkerley/GRTR! Get Ready to ROCK! Radio Sunday 31 August, 16:00 Sunday 28 September, 22:00 A two-hour special, replaying Martin’s recent chat about his favourite tracks and new album, plus Tull and solo highlights and his band session for … Continue reading

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Album review: MARTIN BARRE – Order Of Play

Martin Barre - Order Of Play

David Randall tries to help Martin Barre with his tour set-list. (7:12) On Sunday 28 September, the full version of this latest interview is repeated in the first hour of ‘Assume The Position’ (Get Ready to ROCK! Radio) followed by … Continue reading

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News: Get Ready to ROCK! Radio – August 2014 highlights

Pete Feenstra and Coco Montoya

August 2014 Highlights More information at the dedicated website Check back here as we add new features throughout the month. All times, BST (GMT+1) Photo: Mark Hughes/MHP Tuesdays 19:00 Pete Feenstra Rock & Blues Pete signposts upcoming and established artists … Continue reading

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News: Get Ready to ROCK! Radio – June 2014 highlights

Dan McCafferty of Nazareth

June 2014 Highlights More information at the dedicated website Check back here as we add new features throughout the month. All times, BST (GMT+1) Sunday 22 June 2014, 13:00 Dan McCafferty of Nazareth Dan chats about his career and the … Continue reading

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Gig review: GIANTS OF ROCK, Butlins, Minehead, 7- 9 February 2014

Giants Of Rock - 7-9 February 2014

Floods, rain, rock music, more rain, howling wind, storms, seagulls, climactic guitar solos, wigs, trannies, vestal virgins, tarts, vicars, hot dogs, oceans of beer and more rain. It could only be Butlins Giants of Rock! Although the Giants of Rock didn’t … 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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Album review: JETHRO TULL – Benefit (A Collector’s Edition)

Jethro Tull - Benefit

EMI [Release date 28.10.13] ‘Collector’s Edition’ is about right.  If, like me, you owned the vinyl, upgraded to CD, and then invested in the 2001 remaster (compete with 4 bonus tracks), then you’ll need to seriously question whether the latest, … Continue reading

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

Get Ready to ROCK! Radio

October 2013 Highlights More information at the dedicated website All times, GMT 18:00 The Guitarists: Pat Travers Sunday 6 October GRTR! Features Editor Pete Feenstra chats to Pat Travers about the blues Photo: Simon Dunkerley The Guitarists: Martin Barre Monday … Continue reading

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

Get Ready to ROCK! Radio

September 2013 Highlights More information at the dedicated website All times, GMT Saturday 14 September, 18:00 In Session for GRTR! HENRY PARKER & THE VELVET LOONS/DANI WILDE Recorded live in the UK More information Sunday 15 September 18:00 The Guitarists: … Continue reading

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Gig review: CROPREDY, 8-10 August 2013

Cropredy 2013

34 years ago, an English electric folk band played what was intended to be there final show in a field in Cropredy village, Oxfordshire. However, as the saying goes,  ‘best laid plans’,  a reunion tour was announced shortly after and … Continue reading

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Album review: MARTIN BARRE – Away With Words

MARTIN BARRE - Away With Words

Edifying Records [Release date 30.09.13] Perhaps the most constant revolving door of rock is that of Jethro Tull, and all the more intriguing for the recent  ‘loss’ of Martin Lancelot Barre.  For several centuries, it seems, Ian Anderson’s right hand … Continue reading

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