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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: MARILLION – Manchester Academy, 8 November 2017

MARILLION - Manchester Academy, 8 November 2017

Ok, so I did say the new album would be a grower when reviewing it last August! Don’t lynch me, it’s just that I do like the more straight-ahead romantic side of Marillion which is a little obscured on the … Continue reading

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Album review: STEVE TILLING – CIRCU5

STEVE TILLING - CIRCU5

[Release date 15.09.17] Pronounced ‘Circa-5′ (so why not call it that?) this debut album from Swindon based songwriter, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Steve Tilling is a hugely ambitious affair. Firstly there’s the Steven King/X-Men style storyline concept – tracing the life … Continue reading

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DVD review: PANIC ROOM – Screens Live In London

PANIC ROOM - Screens Live In London

Get Ready to ROCK! have followed Panic Room’s progress from the very start and many gig and album reviews have been featured.  David Randall from Get Ready to ROCK! chatted to Jon Edwards shortly before the release of Panic Room’s … Continue reading

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Album review: STRAWBS – The Ferryman’s Curse

STRAWBS - The Ferryman

Esoteric Antenna [Release date 03.11.17] What do we know about Strawbs?  Well, their origins go back to the mid-1960s, they’ve covered folk, prog and pop stylings and are perhaps best remembered for the song ‘Part Of The Union’ which was … Continue reading

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Album review: KAIPA – Children Of The Sounds

KAIPA – Children Of The Sounds

Inside Out [Release date 22.09.17] According to Cambridge Online Dictionary, inspiration is defined as “the use of imagination or original ideas to create something”. The artists of the ancient world believed that their abilities came from the Gods and prayed … Continue reading

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Album review: VICTIM OF ILLUSION – Invisible Light

VICTIM OF ILLUSION - Invisible Light

Self-released  -  [Release date: 20.6.17] Time was that if it was prog it was British. And the Brits had it more or less all their own way for a good part of the late sixties through to the late eighties. … Continue reading

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Rising stars: AUSTIN GOLD (interview)

Austin Gold

Pete Feenstra chatted to Austin Gold for Get Ready to ROCK! Radio and an hour feature can be heard on Monday 9 October, 16:00 GMT and Thursday 12 October, 23:00 GMT Up and coming Peterborough rock band share their magic … 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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Album review: EMERSON LAKE & PALMER – Fanfare 1970–1997

EMERSON LAKE & PALMER - Fanfare 1970–1997

BMG [Release date 29.09.17] As the world of prog and rock continue to mourn the sad loss of Keith Emerson and Greg Lake, and with Carl Palmer kicking off a tour, we get this mammoth box set that is as overblown … 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: KEVIN AYERS/LADY JUNE/OLLIE HALSALL – The Happening Combo

KEVIN AYERS/LADY JUNE/OLLIE HALSALL - The Happening Combo

Market Square Music [Release date 22.09.17] The news handout with this cites it quite correctly as being ‘something of a curio’. It’s not that the music involved is overly outré but that the package overall corrals up three very distinct … Continue reading

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Album review: ELOY – The Vision, The Sword and The Pyre (Part 1)

ELOY - The Vision, The Sword and The Pyre (Part 1)

Artist Station Records [Release date 25.08.17] German progressive rock band Eloy release their 18th studio album (19th if you include the Codename Wildgeese OST) and it’s the latest of a number of concept albums, this one about the legend of … Continue reading

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Quick plays: THE JERRY DOUGLAS BAND, QUIET RIOT, WORLD TRADE

THE JERRY DOUGLAS BAND What If

THE JERRY DOUGLAS BAND What If Rounder Records [Release date 18.08.17] Jerry Douglas has played and appeared on over 1,600 albums, from artists such as Ray Charles, Paul Simon and Eric Clapton, plus he has been a member of Alison … Continue reading

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Album review: PATRICK CAMPBELL LYONS – You’re A Cloud, I’m A Comet

PATRICK CAMPBELL LYONS – You’re A Cloud, I’m A Comet

Market Square [Release date 25.08.17] Website 1967: one notably exotic, if delicate, bloom amidst the flower power trademarking the nascent psych-pop scene of London’s Summer of Love was the enigmatic Nirvana. The loose-limbed, multinational collective’s debut was the launch release … Continue reading

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Album review: ANATHEMA – The Optimist

ANATHEMA - The Optimist

K-Scope [Release date: 09.06.17] Having moved on from their dark metal roots into progressive rock loveliness with the wonderful ‘We’re Here Because We’re Here’ album in 2010 and its magnificent follow-up ‘Weather Systems’ in 2012, Anathema somewhat divided opinion with … Continue reading

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Album review: RPWL – A New Dawn

RPWL - A New Dawn

Gentle Art Of Music [Release date: 14.07.17] RPWL are one of the finest purveyors of intelligent, meaningful progressive rock currently plying their trade in Europe and seem to be making a habit of releasing a superb album and following it … Continue reading

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Album review: THE TANGENT – The Slow Rust Of Forgotten Machinery

THE TANGENT – The Slow Rust Of Forgotten Machinery

Inside Out [Release date 21.07.17] When Andy Tillison, leader and founding member of the Prog Rock ensemble The Tangent, first started putting together material for his 2003 debut “The Music That Died Alone”, little did he know that what started … Continue reading

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Album review: FICTION SYXX – Tall Dark Secret

MeldodicRock Records [Release date 21.08.17] Fiction Syxx is the brain child of songwriter/vocalist/guitarist Mark Allen Lanoue who has had these musical ideas for some time now. To help him realise his musical vision he is joined by guitarist JK Northrup (King … Continue reading

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Album review: HEDERSLEBEN – Orbit

HEDERSLEBEN - Orbit

Cleopatra Records [Release date 19.05.17] There’s a time and place in everyone’s life for a little space rock.  For many of us, that was around 1971 to 1973, but if you fancy reliving your youth (or indeed, were too young … Continue reading

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