Post Tagged with: "Progressive Rock"

With Works, Emerson Lake and Palmer began to fall apart: ‘It just proved to be so unwieldy’

With Works, Emerson Lake and Palmer began to fall apart: ‘It just proved to be so unwieldy’

Released on March 17, 1977, Emerson Lake and Palmer’s ‘Works Vol. 1′ arrived more than three years after ‘Brain Salad Surgery.’ Much had changed.

Ben Craven, “Revenge of Dr. Komodo” from Last Chance to Hear (2015): One Track Mind

Ben Craven, “Revenge of Dr. Komodo” from Last Chance to Hear (2015): One Track Mind

Ben Craven would describe himself as a cinematic progressive-rock singer songwriter. But “Revenge Of Dr. Komodo” doesn’t quite fit that description.

John Wetton, Geoff Downes say success nearly killed Asia: ‘The pressure got to some of us’

John Wetton, Geoff Downes say success nearly killed Asia: ‘The pressure got to some of us’

Released this week in 1982, ‘Asia’ heralded a sure-fire supergroup. By 1983, they’d split. John Wetton and Geoff Downes tell us what went wrong.

Steve Hackett, “The Wheel’s Turning” from Wolflight (2015): One Track Mind

Steve Hackett, “The Wheel’s Turning” from Wolflight (2015): One Track Mind

Steve Hackett describes ‘Wolflight’ as a journey, through both outer and inner space. The advance song is a ride far more visceral, tangibly thrilling.

John Wetton + Robert Fripp, “Raised in Captivity” from Studio Recordings Anthology (2015)

John Wetton + Robert Fripp, “Raised in Captivity” from Studio Recordings Anthology (2015)

John Wetton’s reunion with former King Crimson bandmate Robert Fripp was bound to stand out on a new ‘Studio Recordings Anthology.’

David Gilmour’s On An Island was un-extravagant, mesmerizing

David Gilmour’s On An Island was un-extravagant, mesmerizing

Released March 6, 2006, David Gilmour’s ‘On An Island’ reconnected with an early Pink Floyd sound — and gave us a road map to ‘The Endless River.’

Yes, “Beyond and Before” from Yes (1969): YESterdays

Yes, “Beyond and Before” from Yes (1969): YESterdays

Preston Frazier’s new Yes series starts with their debut album’s opening cut — and, already, they are hinting at great things to come.

Phil Collins’ Face Value launched his solo career, and reset Genesis

Phil Collins’ Face Value launched his solo career, and reset Genesis

Released on February 9, 1981, ‘Face Value’ is a time capsule of everything that made Phil Collins into Phil Collins, and maybe the best thing he ever did.

Must-Own Billy Sherwood projects: Gimme Five

Must-Own Billy Sherwood projects: Gimme Five

Preston Frazier discusses Billy Sherwood’s best contributions to prog and pop, both with Yes and with stars like Paul Rodgers and William Shatner.

Andy Jackson – Signal to Noise (2014)

Andy Jackson’s lengthy association with Pink Floyd opens ‘Signal to Noise’ up to easy comparison. But there’s more to his flinty, individual vision.