Friday, August 31, 2012

Steven Wilson's 'Get All You Deserve' World premiere screening in London

The world premiere of Get All You Deserve, a new concert film from Steven Wilson will take place at the Prince Charles cinema at London’s Leicester Square on September 6th at 7.30pm.

Directed by long-time visual collaborator Lasse Hoile, Get All You Deserve was filmed in Mexico City during the recent Grace For Drowning Tour. The film is part of a new high definition audio-visual set which captures the spectacular live experience that Wilson and Hoile created for the tour on Blu-ray, DVD and 2CD.

Following the screening there will be a Q&A session where Steven will be available to answer questions from the audience about the film. Tickets for the screening are available from the cinema website for £12 (plus 75p booking fee).

Grace For Drowning was the second album released under Wilson’s own name, following 2009’s exceptionally well-receivedInsurgentes. The album, released in September 2011, entered the UK top 40 album chart at #34, both the Dutch and German national charts at #22, the US Billboard Rock album chart at #19 (#13 in independent chart) and debuted at #7 in the Polish national charts.

Following the release of Grace For Drowning, Steven embarked on his first ever solo tour, assembling a virtuoso band, featuring Marco Minnemann (drums), Nick Beggs (bass), Theo Travis (flute and sax), Adam Holzman (keys) and Niko Tsonev (guitars), to accompany him. For the shows he worked extensively with Lasse to create a show unlike nothing else that he had ever done with his other bands, Porcupine Tree, Blackfield, No-Man or Bass Communion.

The shows submerged fans in a rich sensory experience: rear speakers provide surround-sound effects, giant screens show off Lasse’s films made specifically to accompany these songs, and cutting-edge lighting designs giving texture to each song.

Get All You Deserve captures one of the highlight shows from the tour. Recorded at a sold-out Teatro Metropólitan in Mexico City, the gig features tracks from both Wilson’s solo albums along with the new, as yet unreleased, track Luminol.

The limited deluxe edition of the 4 disc set (Blu-ray, DVD & 2CD) is packaged in a DVD sized hard-back 40 page book. It is now available to pre-order from the Kscope store for the early-bird price of £24.99 (+ P&P).

Standard retail editions (stand alone DVD and Blu-ray plus 4disc set) will also be in stores from September 24th.

IZZ's John Galgano to Release Debut Solo Album

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Doone Records is pleased to announce the release of Real Life is Meeting,the debut solo album by John Galgano.
John Galgano is a founding member of art-rock group, IZZ, and has been one of the band’s primary songwriters throughout its career. Real Life is Meeting presents eight tracks varying in styles and instrumentation, from the catchy, art-pop flavor of “Bigger on the Inside,” to the experimental, synth-based “The Only Thing,” to the 19-minute piece “1000,”all the while taking the listener in unexpected directions.
Real Life is Meeting showcases Galgano’s humor, his introspective and confessional lyrics, and his surprising song structures. In turns breathtakingly adventurous and heartrendingly beautiful, this music represents a musician and songwriter unencumbered byany preconceived ideas. The result is a fluid, naked, and daring collection of universal musings set to music - meditations on what it means to be human in the 21stcentury.
Galgano also recently played bass on Renaissance keyboardist Jason Hart’s new release, I and Thou’s Speak. Galgano has performed with IZZ at many art-rock festivals in the United States and Canada and has played bass for Hart while serving as the opening act during two Marillion Weekends (2007, 2011).
The line-up for Real Life is Meeting is:
John Galgano: Bass guitar, vocals, electric and acoustic guitars, keyboards
Laura Meade: Vocals
Paul Bremner: Electric guitar solos on “The Only Thing” and “Look Around”
Brian Coralian: Drums on “Lucky for Me” and “1000”
Greg DiMiceli: Drums on “This is How it Happens”
Shawn Bishop: Backing vocals, keyboards, percussion
John Raimondo: Drums on“Bigger on the Inside,” “The Only Thing” and “Look Around”
Chris Baldini: Lead vocals on“Look Around”
Greg Meade: Electric guitar solo on “Lucky for Me”
Mixed and Produced by Shawn Bishop
Mastered by Grammy-nominated engineer John Shyloski
For more information on Real Life is Meeting and for the most updated information about John Galgano and IZZ, please visit:

twitter: @johngalmusic
twitter: @izzmusic

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Steve Hackett Reveals More About Revisited II

Steve Hackett just released a video where he talks about his latest release, the eagerly awaited Genesis Revisited II. The cover of the album has also been revealed, so listen up -  I know you will be pleasantly surprised!!

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Subterranea Kickstarter More than Halfway There!

(SEE UPDATE BELOW) You may have noticed that I've been spending a lot of time promoting the Kickstarter page for Mathew Miller's Subterranea film project. Well now, with 5 days left to amass the $30,000 he needs to produce the film, the project was pledged $17,675!! Four days ago the pledges didn't amount to 8,000, so a big thank you to the people who have decided to pledge for this worthwhile project.

Now that the halfway mark has been reached, Mathew posted a test preview of Subterranea. Here it is:

Of coursem this doesn't mean you must still wait. If this project interests you and you haven't pledged yet, go now to the Subterranea Film Kickstarter page and read up on the project and pledge!

UPDATE: With less than 53 hours left to go, the Kickstarter page has ammased $25,910!!! Only 4,090 left to go... I know it can be done!

Magenta's Rob Reed Reveals New Project

After three years of hard work, Kompendium, a side project of Magenta’s Rob Reed, will release their debut album, "Beneath The Waves," on September 24th.

“It’s ridiculous, but it has taken three years to get things finished. The project has been massive, the idea being to emulate what people like Mike Oldfield, Peter Gabriel and Kate Bush used to do.
 “This is classic prog with Celtic influences. It’s a concept album, and hopefully will appeal to those who enjoy War Of The Worlds, Dark Side Of The Moon and Tubular Bells.”

Featuring a veritable who’s who from the progressive world icluding Steve Balsamo – vocals, Steve Hackett – nylon guitar, Gavin Harrison (Porcupine Tree) – drums, Nick Beggs (Steve Hackett Band) – stick bass, Troy Donockley (Nightwish) – Uilleann Pipes, whistles, Nick Barrett (Pendragon) – guitar, Neil Taylor (Tears For Fears) – guitar, Jakko Jackzyk (20th Century Skitzoid Band) – guitar, Francis Dunnery – guitar, John Mitchell (It Bites, Arena etc.) – guitar, Mel Collins (King Crimson, Camel) – saxophone, BJ Cole (Elton John, David Gilmour) – pedal steel guitar, Chris Fry (Magenta) – guitar and Christina Booth (Magenta) – backing vocals.

"Beneath The Waves" will be released on 24th September and will be available in various formats including a vinyl version complete with gatefold sleeve cover.

Pre-ordering information will be announced shortly. In the meantime, listen to this promo video:

Spock's Beard to Release new CD in January 2013

The new album was originally scheduled for Fall 2012, but Spock's Beard recently revealed that about 75% of recording is now completed and the new album will now be released in January 2013, with a tour to follow shortly afterwards.

The album will be available as a regular CD, Limited Edition CD (with bonus track) and via download.

Pre-ordering will be announced shortly.
"We're seeing light at the end of the tunnel! Recording of our 11th studio CD is coming along very nicely and we're probably about 75% finished with all tracking. After that will be mixing and mastering of course, then off to the manufacturer to press all the copies that we will be offering as a Limited Edition for pre-order customers, much like we did for "X".
Speaking of the Limited Edition, we'll start taking pre-orders soon. We're getting started on that because of technical issues, but that's a completely separate deal from the recording process and we're still on track for a November or early December mailing date for the Limited Edition.
The record label release date will most likely be sometime in January, and then the plan is to do a little touring in February or March.
Of course we're still not far enough along in the process to announce these dates with 100% certainty, but if we continue at the same pace as we're going now I think we'll be OK.
Like last time, people pre-ordering the Limited Edition will receive their copy at least a month in advance of the general release date. As added incentive to pre-order, the Limited Edition will also have a bonus track that will not be included on the standard edition.
We'll have an expanded number of options available for pre-ordering including some very unique items.
Another option that we'll be offering this time is a digital download version of the CD for those who prefer that medium over the physical CD.
We're all pretty excited about how this one is shaping up, so stay tuned for more details as they develop."
 In the meantime you can listen to clips by clicking on this YouTube promotional video.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Subterranea Feature Length Film Needs You

Ten days ago I wrote a post about this fantastic project by young film maker Mathew Miller here. Mathew needs 30,000 dollars to finish his film, so he turned to Kickstarter to help him amass the amount he needs.
From his Kickstarter page:
We are launching this Kickstarter campaign in order to support our feature film, 'Subterranea'. We're adapting this film from legendary prog rock band IQ's concept album of the same name. We are working vigilantly to translate the vibrant images the music has projected in our minds as fans onto the big screen. Now, we need your help, to fund this film and bring this unique story to life!
When I wrote the first post about 50 people had pledged various amounts to breathe life into this project. Since then 45 more people have pledged to support his movie. There are 9 days left to pledge before the Kickstarter program runs out. For those of you who don't know how Kickstarter works here is a primer: Kickstarter is an all or nothing campaign. They don't get any of the money unless they reach their $30,000 goal. So if they don't reach that goal all the money goes back to the donators and the project won't be made.

What do you get when you pledge?

It depends on how much you pledge. For a $25 pledge you'll get a DVD or BluRay of the completed film plus a movie poster. For a $50 pledge you'll get the above PLUS a digital download of the brand new soundtrack recorded by IQ! Yes, that's right, if the project goes through IQ will re-record Subterranea for the movie version. Better yet, at the $5,000 level you'll get to meet IQ during the recording of the scoring sessions. There are many levels so any one level is affordable to someone.

So go! Read! And pledge what you can. It would be a shame if this fell through. There are only 9 days left.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Galahad's Second Release of 2012

'Beyond the Realm of Euphoria', Galahad's second release of 2012, following the earlier 'Battle Scars', is set for release on October 1st. The track list has been confirmed, as has the cover art.

1. Salvation I - Overture
2. Salvation II - Judgement Day?
3. Guardian Angel
4. Secret Kingdoms ...
5. …And Secret Worlds
6. All in the Name of Progress
7. Guardian Angel - Reprise
Bonus track: Richelieu's Prayer 2012

The album is now available for pre-order on Galahd's website.

'Beyond the Realms of Euphoria', the second brand new Galahad studio album of 2012, is now available for pre-order from the merchandise page. As was the case with 'Battle Scars' there are also a few 'bundle' deals for those wanting to visit the Galahad back catalogue! :-)

So 25th Anniversary Releases Revealed

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of ‘So’ Peter will be releasing a newly re-mastered versions of his 1986 album.

The newly re-mastered ‘So’ album with its original track listing. The album will be available as a CD & digital download.

The Special Edition 3CD set includes the remastered 'So' CD along with a previously unreleased 2 disc ‘Live In Athens 1987’ album. The album will be available as a 3-disc set or as a digital download.

The Deluxe Box Set - See a full track listing.
So DNA [CD] - A unique insight into the writing and recording of So, experienced via a track by track evolutionary process leading you from the early moments when rhythms, melodies and lyrical ideas were discovered through the various stages of song development and recording.
Live in Athens 1987 [DVD] - Directed by Michael Chapman, Executive Producer Martin Scorsese. This previously unreleased Peter Gabriel concert live from Athens has now been fully restored and pieced together from over 150 reels of original 35mm negatives and remixed in 5.1, this concert is made available for the first time on DVD.
So: Classic Album [DVD] - This documentary tells the story behind the making of 'So' and features contributions from many of those involved in the album and videos, with interviews with Peter, co-producer Daniel Lanois and many more.
An 180grm So LP [Vinyl] - The vinyl has been mastered at half speed to maximize the audio quality & the track listing, unlike the original, is that favoured by the artist.
Double A side 12" [Vinyl] - Contains two previously unreleased tracks ‘Courage’ and ‘Sagrada’ plus Don’t Give Up (alternative version piano and bvox mix).
A 60 page case bound book - Includes an introduction and So DNA summary by Peter, new liner notes and an extensive collection of rare and never before seen photographs.

Friday, August 17, 2012

FarFest Cancelled (A Bit of Old News)


I was simply catching up on news about the various Festivals around the world (for the Festival page on this website), when I found out that the FarFest Festival has been cancelled. I'm a month late with this news, as it was announced on July 18th. Sorry about that.

Again, this is due to low ticket sales, but the problem may be larger than that. Multi-day festivals are on the decline in North America, and the socio-economic situation may be partly to blame. This year saw the last iteration of NEARfest, but we had an inkling that things weren't going well last year when NEARfest was cancelled. The Three-Rivers Prog Rock Festival also ended a couple of years ago, as did ProgFest in California and the FMPM here in Montreal.

Sure, some festival still carry the flame, like Quebec's Terra Incognita Festival and the upcoming ProgDay in Virginia. It seems like the place to be for Festivals is in the UK. But even they are starting to have problems staying afloat. What are the true causes for this? They might be many, but it is still a damned shame.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Line-Up changes for Manning

Two days ago, on the Manning website, it was announced that both guitarists would be leaving after the Summer's End concert. Guy Manning wrote:

It is always sad losing any band member and this time we have two going off together (well not together, together but at the same time! Ed.)

Chris and Kev are both fabulous guys and great players and have supported me and the rest of Manning brilliantly for some years now. It will really not be the same without them but we will, I know, forever remain close friends.

We travelled to RoSFEST together, played ProgMeister Festival, DanFest, the Cambridge Rock Festival a few times and many CRS plus other assorted UK dates . We also recorded/performed some fantastic music together.

Sadly, geography got in the way...I wish them well with everything they do from here on in and any outfit they join will be very lucky indeed to have them, but it is not over just yet though, we still have a few gigs to do with them, thankfully! The Europe experience is next!!!!

Today the replacement was announced!

We are pleased to announce that former MANNING guitarist extraordinaire, David Million is returning to the fold for both Elektrik and Akoustik work! David will be the sole lead guitarist when Kev and Chris depart (after Summers End in September), so he has alot of work to do in replacing both these fabulous players, but David is well up for the challenge!
In other news, Manning will be releasing an Acoustic album by year's end, and have already demoed 9 tracks for an (as yet unnamed) album.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Magenta to Release Double Live CD

Magenta will release a live 2CD album, "Live: On Our Way to Who Knows Where", in September via Tiger Moth records.

The album was recorded over the previous several shows and includes songs from their previous five albums and four from their latest studio release "Chameleon".

The 2CD set clocks in at around 100 minutes and includes a bonus studio recording of, "When We Were Young", which is available on CD for the very first time.

The track listing is:

01 Glitterball
02 Gluttony
03 I'm Alive
04 Guernica
05 Revolutions Medley
06 Raw
07 Red
08 Towers Of Hope
09 Demons
10 Metamorphosis
11 Pride
12 When We Were Young (Studio Version)

The CD will be available for purchase at all upcoming shows. Hopefully it will also be available through their website.

Watch the video for "When We Were Young":

Greg Lake Extends Songs of a Lifetime to UK and Europe

Legendary singer and songwriter Greg Lake tours the UK and Europe in Songs of a Lifetime, a shared musical journey and performance experience, which received rave reviews from fans and critics alike in North America. The tour begins this November 2012 in the UK.

Hailed as an "artistic triumph" and "the experience of a lifetime", Songs of a Lifetime gives new insight into Greg Lake and his influences, while showcasing the influence his writing and voice have had not only for rock and roll, but contemporary music of all types.

Greg Lake has long been considered a legendary voice and musical powerhouse whose impact changed the landscape of rock and roll. Many simply refer to him as “The Voice.” Visionary and creative, Songs of a Lifetime provides an evocative, emotional ride into the life and music of one of the world’s most popular songwriters in a unique format which relies on audience involvement as well as the artistry of the performer.

The tour gives theatre goers the opportunity to hear songs written by Lake and others from Emerson, Lake & Palmer, King Crimson, the Beatles, Curtis Mayfield, Elvis, and more reimagined and reinterpreted for the stage. Audience members are encouraged to ask questions and share musical memories. The customized design allows for a different and personal experience for the audience and artist every night, featuring stories of Lake’s encounters with other musical greats who influenced him as well as shared memories created from what Greg calls “the shared journey” he has with the audience which allows the gift of music to “move from soul to soul and spirit to spirit.”

The show’s appeal has moved beyond fans of Greg Lake’s music, which helped fuel generations of rock and roll, to those who simply love music. Both those intimately familiar with Greg’s music and those who come to the show with roots in classical, blues, and succeeding generations of rock and roll find themselves enchanted and entranced.
“The concept of performing an intimate and autobiographical show presents a huge challenge,” Lake says. “The evolution of the experience is so invigorating it still gives me a thrill every time I think about it. The task is to develop an event that is memorable and unique, unexpected and impactful. I want to defy expectations and defy what people expect when they hear the words ‘one man show’. I am pleased to say that we have been successful in stepping up to that challenge to create an experiential show that is as much an event as it is a performance.”
“We create an intimate and unusual event together,” he adds. “However, at the end of the night the most important [thing] of all is that everyone feels entertained and enriched by the whole live experience.”

More surprises are ahead for fans and each show is both exciting and different. Lake has taken care to explode expectations of the ordinary to create something extraordinary.
“This is not a boring show, with me just strumming folk songs,” Greg promises. "It is a highly produced show with lots of drama and pathos,” he continues. “Everyone feels part of something indescribable, remarkable and enlightening, as well as having been entertained by shared memories of our musical journeys together.”

The UK and European legs of the tour follow a successful North American run, with rave reviews by audience members and critics alike.
"If you love music, you will love this show. I've never felt so much part of what is happening."
"Greg Lake's music is the music of my life. I can't believe that I had the opportunity to speak with him, laugh with him, and to feel as if he and I were in his living room, good friends sharing good times."
"Greg Lake is so humble and moving. He speaks with deep respect and humility of his idols in rock and roll, while the audience regards him as the iconic equals of those he honours."
"It is an amazing show, not to be missed. I've seen it all and thought I heard it all, but if you love music, if you love rock and roll, you want to be part of this."

The tour coincides with the upcoming release of Greg Lake’s autobiography, Lucky Man, and was inspired by it, but the two are not the same.

The autobiography is NOT an audio recording of the show, but a narrative of Lake’s experiences from childhood to the present, including never before revealed details, funny and poignant moments, and colorful facts of his amazing career as one of the world’s leading and influential musicians, songwriters, vocalists and poets. The autobiography will be released in three audio book volumes, read by the author. The first volume will be available at the show; the complete print edition is anticipated at the end of the year.

New editions of Greg Lake’s solo albums and DVDs are also expected to be made exclusively available to those fans in attendance.

Special VIP packages, which include sound check attendance, post-show interaction and photo opportunities, post-show receptions with the singer and signed merchandise, are available at

Friday, August 10, 2012

Sounds Made by Marillion Finished!

It's a wrap!! Marillion have completed the mixing of Sounds that Can't Be Made!

We are proud to announce that Sounds That Can't Be Made is officially finished!
The mixes are complete and the album will be mastered early next week. 
We'd like to thank you all again for your faith during the making of this album and huge thanks to everyone who has already pre-ordered the album from us. 
With over 72 minutes of music and 8 songs we hope it will be worth the wait!
We are gearing up now for the UK tour which starts 9th September ( and then onto what seems like permanent touring until the end of the year. We hope we can see many of you on the road. It's been quite a journey so far and we'd advise you to be part of it! 
We thought you might like to watch the trailer we have put together - this includes interviews, sound clips and artwork.
See you soon,
Ian, Mark, Pete, Steve and h

Although we will continue to sell the Special Edition of Sounds That Can't Be Made, only orders received before MIDNIGHT GMT 20th August will be guaranteed to be shipped in the first batch which is expected early September, so please order now to avoid disappointment! (

If you were undecided about ordering the special edition - then please know that the full length interviews and studio footage that you have seen on the Sounds That Can't Be Made trailer, form an almost 2 hour long bonus DVD that comes with it!
If you only want to buy the CD in retail shops - the Jewelcase edition will be released worldwide by Ear Music on September 17th. But do remember that we ship CD's worldwide so feel free to visit us - nothing makes us happier than packing CD's :) 
We hope many of you will receive it before the start of the UK Tour but that's probably down to the Postal Service!
The Racket Records Staff

Thursday, August 9, 2012

IQ's Subterranea Movie On Kickstarter

Mathew Miller, writer and director of IQ's Subterranea movie, needs your help.

We are inviting you to become part of our filmmaking community by helping fund our feature length adaptation of IQ’s epic, Subterranea. We are making this film without the aid of the studio system and therefore need your contributions and support to raise funds for this film. This allows us to develop a closer relationship with the fans and make you all a part of this amazing film!
Please check out our Kickstarter page where you will see a whole list of incentives we are offering when you donate. Every cent that is pledged to this film will go directly on screen. So the more money we raise, the better the film will be. It only takes a few minutes to donate, and once you do, you’ll be a part of the film forever, so donate now, and get your name on the donor page!
Please continue to help spread the word and extend the reach of this movie by following us on Facebook and Twitter, liking our pages and blogs, and telling all your friends about the film.

At the time of this writting there are 40 backers, with 1/5th of the amount already pledged. With less than one month left it's time to pledge now!

Two New Albums from Coheed and Cambria

Coheed and Cambria have announced the release dates of their new opus "The Aftermath". Yes, you read correctly, release dates. The album is a double one that will be released as two single albums. Volume One, "The Afterman: Ascension," will be released on October 9th 2012 and Volume Two, "The Afterman: Descension," in February 2013. The Afterman follows up 2010′s well received "The Black Rainbow."

As with all of their previous work, the albums are part of a greater story set within an alternate universe, and these two are specifically set during "The Armory Wars".

Claudio Sanchez says:
“This is without a doubt, the most honest record I’ve ever written. Though all the songs can be interpreted through our main character in the story, they were initially written in a very spontaneous manner"
"In the past, I’ve always had a predetermined idea of what the story was going to be when I approached the songs. With ‘The Afterman’ being a new story within ‘The Amory Wars’ arc, I allowed the events of my life to drive the concept, and therefore opened up the songwriting to a fuller degree."

You can read more about it in the pages of Rolling Stone. In the meantime, here is the beautiful official trailer for the albums.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Follow-up on Porcupine Tree DVD Release

As a follow-up to yesterday's post concerning the release of Octane Twisted in November, I have more tidbits.

Since the audio and video is from the band’s show on May 2, 2010 at the Riviera Theater, in Chicago, I checked with what was played so we'll know what is likely to be on the DVD. Here is the setlist for that night:

1. The Incident (in its entirety)
2. Hatesong
3. Lazarus
4. Russia On Ice (First part)
5. Anesthetize (Part 2: "The Pills I'm Taking")
6. Stars Die
7. Normal
8. Bonnie the Cat

1. Blackest Eyes
2. Trains

We'll find out on November 5th!!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Rumour Has It (Pink Floyd Olympic Edition)

Singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran, interviewed on Radio Nova in Australia, announced that he will be playing at the closing ceremonies of the London 2012 Olympics . But that is not the big news... Spoiler Alert.

The Big News is that he said he will be singing with a partially-reformed Pink Floyd!!

So after having Mike Oldfield and Paul McCartney live for the Opening, now we have Pink Floyd for the Closing!! The partially reformed Pink Floyd may means David Gilmour and Nick Mason or Roger Waters and Nick Mason, but not both Waters and Gilmour.

Learn more at Ed Sheeran's website (it's in german).

Second Galahad Release of 2012 Announced

"The second new Galahad studio album of 2012. Once again expertly recorded and mixed by Karl Groom at Thin Ice and showing a similar diverse range of styles and influences to 'Battle Scars', and some! 'Euphoria' comes wrapped in a clear, pristine, often widescreen production punctuated by occasional passages of quiet beauty and delicate sensitivity.The vibrant and colourful cover art is taken from a portrait 'Harmony', painted by up and coming young British artist Emma Grzonkowski.'Euphoria' is a perfect companion piece to 'Battle Scars', in our opinion, obviously! :-)"

Track listing:

1. Salvation I - Overture
2. Salvation II – Judgement Day
3. Guardian Angel
4. Secret Kingdoms…
5. ..And Secret Worlds
6. Waves
7. Guardian Angel - Reprise
8. Bonus track: Richelieu’s Prayer 2012
"Beyond the Realms of Euphoria" will be released sometime in the autumn.

Porcupine Tree to Release Live CD and DVD

In their latest podcast, Kscope revealed that a new live release by Porcupine Tree will be available on November 5th. Called Octane Twisted the release will include 2 CDs and a DVD recorded at the Riviera Theater, in Chicago, IL, on May 2nd 2010 during The Incident Tour.

Stay tuned, more news will follow as I learn more.

Monday, August 6, 2012

On This Day: Aug 6

1948: Allan Holdsworth (of Soft Machine, UK, Bruford, and solo fame) born.

1970: The 10th National Jazz, Blues and Pop four day Festival was held at Plumpton Racecourse in Sussex, England. Featuring, Family, Groundhogs, Cat Stevens, Deep Purple, Fat Mattress, Yes, Caravan, The Strawbs, Black Sabbath, Wild Angles, Wishbone Ash and Daddy Longlegs.

1977: ELP's Fanfare for the Common Man hits No. 5 in the UK Top 50 singles.

1982: Pink Floyd's The Wall, starring bob Geldof, opens in New York.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

IPRS #112

Hello everyone! This week on the International Prog Rock Show we had wonderful prog music. If you tuned in on UK70s Prog Rock internet radio station this is what you heard:

1. The Thief, by District 97 (Trouble with Machines, 2012)
2. Wish, by Frequency Drift (Laid to Rest, 2012)
3. Top of the Word, by Mostly Autumn (The Ghost Moon Orchestra, 2012)
4. Félicité Thösz, Parts I- V, by Magma (Félicité Thösz, 2012)
5. A Roundness in That Direction, by Random Touch (Flock, 2012)
6. Repeat After Me, by Van der Graaf Generator (ALT, 2012)
7. Shards in the Sand, by New Sun (Damage Done, 2012)
8. Dodecahadron, Part XII, by Daal (Dodecahedron, 2012)
9. Hide and Seek, by I and Thou (Speak, 2012)
10. Thoracic Park, by Carpe Nota (Carpe Nota, 2012)
11. Burning Houses, by The Institute of Modern Love (Prog Rock Mag CD, 2012)
12. Gamma, by L'Ombre della Sera (L'Ombra della Sera, 2012)
13. Part I, by Hostsonaten (The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, 2012)
14. The Porcupine Dilemma, by Veritgo Steps (Surface/Light, 2012)
15. Doppler Defect, by Vertigo Steps (Surface/Light, 2012)
16. Childhood Books, by Six Elements (Primary Elements, 2012)
17. El Fuego dela Ciudad, by Nexus (Aire, 2012)
18. Tierra del Fuego, by XII Alfonso (Charles Darwin, 2012)
19. Go or Go Ahead, by I and Thou (Speak, 2012)

As always, if you love the music I encourage you to folloow the links and purchase the albums directly from the artists, or go to your favourite retailer!

Well, I'm off on vacation! See you soon!