Articles by: Preston Frazier

Lucas Lee Discusses His Topical New Album, Working with Marco Minnemann

Lucas Lee Discusses His Topical New Album, Working with Marco Minnemann

Lucas Lee goes in depth with Preston Frazier on ‘Acceptance of Gravitational Collapsing Manifestations,’ his 2017 prog-rock project with Marco Minnemann.

Toto, “Alone” from 40 Trips Around the Sun (2018): One Track Mind

Toto, “Alone” from 40 Trips Around the Sun (2018): One Track Mind

The initial single from Toto’s upcoming retrospective set ’40 Trips Around the Sun’ has a hint of familiarity, and that’s not too surprising.

Yes, “Almost Like Love” from Big Generator (1987) YESterdays

Yes, “Almost Like Love” from Big Generator (1987) YESterdays

When you add together all the disparate parts of “Almost Like Love,” you almost get a good Yes song … but not quite.

Simon Phillips – Protocol 4 (2017)

Simon Phillips – Protocol 4 (2017)

‘Protocol 4’ is another example of how Simon Phillips never rests on his laurels.

Lucas Lee – Acceptances of Gravitational Collapsing Manifestations (2017)

Lucas Lee – Acceptances of Gravitational Collapsing Manifestations (2017)

Like all of Lucas Lee’s albums, nothing is left to chance, yet there is a level of passion which is so invigorating.

Billy Sherwood Talks #Yes50, ‘Topographic Drama’ and a Tribute to Chris Squire

Billy Sherwood Talks #Yes50, ‘Topographic Drama’ and a Tribute to Chris Squire

Billy Sherwood joined Preston Frazier to discuss Yes’ 50th anniversary plans, a new-look live album, and continuing work on a Chris Squire tribute project.

Yes, “Big Generator” from Big Generator (1987): YESterdays

Yes, “Big Generator” from Big Generator (1987): YESterdays

“Big Generator,” the title track from Yes’ 12th studio album, seems desperate in its need to sound modern.

Esso Afrojam Funkbeat, World Trade, Tomi Malm + others: Five for the Road

Esso Afrojam Funkbeat, World Trade, Tomi Malm + others: Five for the Road

This occasional look at road-worthy artists includes Esso Afrojam Funkbeat, Billy Sherwood’s World Trade, Tomi Malm and others.

China Crisis, “Tragedy & Mystery” from Working With Fire and Steel (2017 reissue): One Track Mind

China Crisis, “Tragedy & Mystery” from Working With Fire and Steel (2017 reissue): One Track Mind

China Crisis’ ‘Working with Fire and Steel’ has been expanded with two bonus discs that are equally as enchanting as the original release.

Toto, “Love Has the Power” from Past to Present (1990): Toto Tuesdays

Toto, “Love Has the Power” from Past to Present (1990): Toto Tuesdays

Toto’s greatest-hits album included bonus tracks with yet another new singer. Jean-Michel Byron wasn’t around long, but he left a lasting impression.

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