Post Tagged with: "Progressive Rock"

Nektar – A Spoonful of Time (2012)

When you saw that Nektar was working with Billy Sherwood — a guy whose Rolodex needs its own boarding pass — you might have guessed that an all-star album was on the way courtesy of Cleopatra Records. You would have been right.

Curved Air – Air Waves (2012)

Featuring eight live tracks recorded by Curved Air’s initial incarnation for the BBC in 1970-71, and then five more from a 1976 lineup that featured Stewart Copeland, Air Waves is an opportunity to examine both eras of this underrated prog-rock group.

Ligro – Dictionary 2 (2012)

I don’t know too many jazz-fusion bands out of Indonesia. As a matter of fact, I only know of one, and if one is a good enough sample, then I’m ready to state that this nation out of Southeast Asia is a hotbed for vital, dynamic and just plain great sounding fusion.

Greg Lake – Greg Lake Live (2006)

Greg Lake – Greg Lake Live (2006)

As Greg Lake continues his celebrated one-man “Songs of a Lifetime” tour through the UK and Italy, I returned to this 2-DVD career retrospective from Image Entertainment/Warner Music Vision.

Forgotten series: Complex – The Way We Feel (1971)

During their stint, Complex released two excellent albums pitched somewhere between psychedelic power pop and progressive rock. My favorite of the pair happens to be the British band’s second effort

Porcupine Tree – Octane Twisted (2012)

Porcupine Tree’s album-length 2009 song cycle The Incident is given a full concert reading here, and what Octane Twisted lacks in studio dynamics, it more than makes up for with visceral power.

Asia – Resonance: The Omega Tour (2012)

Asia – Resonance: The Omega Tour (2012)

Getting the music right, after all of these years, is in many ways the easy part. What changes, inevitably, for bands of Asia’s vintage are the vocals.

‘It’s a long recovery process’: Former Yes frontman Benoit David has his health back, and a new album

‘It’s a long recovery process’: Former Yes frontman Benoit David has his health back, and a new album

Since splitting with Yes earlier this year, former frontman Benoit David has been spending his time slowly but surely regaining his vocal strength. That process has included appearances in an eclectic Canadian choir and his return to prog

‘The disconnection existed within the band’: Roger Waters enjoys new solo take on Pink Floyd’s The Wall

‘The disconnection existed within the band’: Roger Waters enjoys new solo take on Pink Floyd’s The Wall

Roger Waters has a different feeling about playing stadiums, several decades after presenting his original production of The Wall with Pink Floyd some 29 times in 1980.

‘Completely and utterly happy’: Late Jon Lord discusses long-awaited Concerto album in new film

‘Completely and utterly happy’: Late Jon Lord discusses long-awaited Concerto album in new film

The late Jon Lord’s Concerto for Group and Orchestra will be updated with a very limited expanded version on December 3, 2013. It’s another chance to gain insight into a project that became the co-founding Deep Purple organist’s life work.