Tag Archives: Rob Reed

Album review: THE KENTISH SPIRES – The Last Harvest

THE KENTISH SPIRES - The Last Harvest

[Release date 27.07.18] If not the epicentre of prog, Canterbury is nevertheless synonymous with the genre, and perhaps its spiritual home, spawning bands like Camel, Caravan and Soft Machine.  Inspired by the Canterbury scene, and using recording techniques sympathetic to … 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: 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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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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Album review: KOMPENDIUM – Beneath The Waves

      7 Stones Records (Release Date 11.2.13) Every so often, and it’s becoming ever more rare, an album comes along that is so fine it assumes iconic status. Sergeant Pepper, Pet Sounds, Led Zeppelin 4, Tubular Bells, Dark … Continue reading

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