Wednesday, October 9, 2013

IPRS Guy Manning Interview

As we do here every year at the International Prog Rock Show, we sit down and have a chat with multi-instrumentalist/composer Guy Manning to speak about his latest creation. As always bits and pieces of his music and some of his influences and interests creep up musically during the show.

The IPRS aired two weeks ago (yes, I'm late with the play list), on a new internet radio station called Northern Lights. Since this interview was pre-recorded, some of the things mentioned during the show have since changed, mainly the Manning shows scheduled for November.

As mentioned by Guy, the Manning band will be playing two live dates, one on the 16th of November for the Classic Rock Society at the Wesley Centre in Rotherham, the other on the 17th of November at The Peel, in London. Since the airing of the show the line-up has changed. Unfortunately the John Young Band had to cancel, but they are being replaced by the great Landmarq!

By the way, you've got to love the name of the tour: the Great Excavation Tour!

The new Manning album, The Root, the Leaf & the Bone is now out and you can order it on the Manning website. It is a wonderful album full of nuance and subtlety, with great musicianship and storytelling craft.

1. Hello, by Electric Light Orchestra Part 2 (Electric Light Orchestra Part 2, 1990)
2. The Southern Wave, by Manning (Margaret's Children, 2011)
3. The Huntsman & the Poacher, by Manning (The Root, the Leaf & the Bone, 2013)
4. Palace of Delights, by Manning (The Root, the Leaf & the Bone, 2013)
5. Old School, by Manning (The Root, the Leaf & the Bone, 2013)
6. Cockroach King, by Haken (The Mountain, 2013)
7. Roads to Moscow, by Al Stewart (Past, Present and Future, 1974)
8. Evening TV, by The Tangent (Le Sacre du Travail, 2013)
9. The Root, the Leaf & the Bone (The Root, the Leaf & the Bone, 2013)
10. Pearl, by Magenta (The Twenty Seven Club, 2013)
11. Childhood's End, by John Young Band (Live)
12. Out of the Angry Planet, by Phideaux (Phideau & Mogon, 2012)

As always, if you love the music, purchase the CDs through the artists' website or your favorite retailer.

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