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‘Special meaning, now and forever': New Prog Collective features more final recordings from Yes’ Peter Banks

‘Special meaning, now and forever': New Prog Collective features more final recordings from Yes’ Peter Banks

Billy Sherwood, fresh off a stint in the reconstituted Alan Parsons Project, has completed work on Epilogue — the second Prog Collective effort. Parsons will be featured on this new album, as well as several current and former members of Yes.

Queensryche – Queensryche (2013)

Queensryche – Queensryche (2013)

Round Two of the Queensryche wars arrives on June 25, 2013 with the eponymous new release from the Todd La Torre-fronted version. As expected, this lineup dips back into the history of the band

Books: Photograph, by Ringo Starr (2013)

Books: Photograph, by Ringo Starr (2013)

Imagine looking through old photos with a family member, with that person reminiscing about people, places, and events with each turn of the album page. Now imagine Ringo Starr in place of that family member

Jethro Tull – Around the World Live (2013)

Jethro Tull – Around the World Live (2013)

When digging through this massive new four-DVD set of concerts from across the storied career of Jethro Tull, “Aqualung” provides a series of revelations — working as a kind of road map for the way the band evolved.

Steely Dan Sunday, “Kid Charlemagne [Live]” (1995)

Steely Dan Sunday, “Kid Charlemagne [Live]” (1995)

<<< BACKWARD (“Third World Man [Live]”) ||| ONWARD (“Sign In Stranger [Live]”) >>> *** STEELY DAN SUNDAY INDEX *** Let’s face it, last week was a bit of a snoozer. The live version of “Third World Man” proves that you can take a great song and file down the edges. Not so this week. Georg Wadenius stares a classic, iconicRead More

Allman Brothers Band – Brothers and Sisters: 40th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition (2013)

Recorded in a period of deep emotional turmoil, Brothers and Sisters found the Allman Brothers leaning heavily on one another, recommitting to the band dynamic — and scoring a stunning first-ever platinum album

ZZ Top – The Complete Studio Albums: 1970-1990 (2013)

ZZ Top – The Complete Studio Albums: 1970-1990 (2013)

What you’re struck first by is this new 10-album reissue box’s long-hoped-for restoration of the original mixes. Then, across 100 songs from two decades, by the wealth of worthy deep cuts from ZZ Top.

Streams: Bobby Whitlock and Coco Carmel, “Tell the Truth” from Carnival: Live in Austin (2013)

Streams: Bobby Whitlock and Coco Carmel, “Tell the Truth” from Carnival: Live in Austin (2013)

Sample a scorching live version of “Tell the Truth” from former Derek and the Dominos keyboardist/vocalist Bobby Whitlock and his wife CoCo Carmel. The tune was co-written by Whitlock and Eric Clapton for the Dominos’ celebrated debut

Willie Nile – American Ride (2013)

Just another of your basic 35-year overnight success stories here. A few months ago, Willie Nile was completing a pledge drive to fund his new album. Now, he’s a few days away from releasing his first album with major distribution since 1991.

Deep Beatles: Paul McCartney, “Flaming Pie” from Good Evening New York City (2009)

Our series on live Paul McCartney concludes with a perfect example of how live recordings often improve upon studio versions. Some artists use concerts as an occasion to play deep album tracks that may have been unfairly overlooked