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The first outcome of the Proglist of best Albums of 2021 as voted by our regular listereners. Voting is still open until 301221.....

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Big Big Train

Common Ground

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Mostly Autumn

Graveyard Star (AOM)

3

Tony Kaye

End of Innocence (AOM)

4

The Flying Caravan

I Just Want To Break Even (AOM)

5

Boers & Klazinga

Burdens of Mind

6

The Neil Morse Band

Innocence and Danger

7

Anairt

Nuestro Tempo

6

The Watch

The Art of Bleeding (AOM)

7

Transatlantic

The Absolute Universe

8

Nine Skies

5.20 (AOM)

9

Blacksmith Tales

The Dark Presence

10

Meer

Playing House

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Steve Hackett

Surrender of Silence

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Raven Sad

The Leaf and the Wing

13

Frost*

Day and Age

14

OAK

Nine Witches under a Walnut Tree (AOM)

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Sub Rosa

11:11 (AOM)

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Morpheus Project

Mozaick (AOM)

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Osanna

Il Diedro del Mediterraneo

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Like Wendy

The Fisher (AOM)

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Cast

Vigesimus (AOM)

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Asia Minor

Points of Libration (AOM)

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Ton Scherpenzeel, founder and keyboardist of Kayak, has announced that the upcoming tour of Kayak will be their farewell tour. In a statement he said: "On April 22, 2022 Kayak will embark on a tour through The Netherlands and a number of European countries like England, Germany, Belgium, Denmark, Sweden and Norway. The concert series will end on May 21 in Oslo. It will be the last time the band, that started in 1972, will go on tour." He explains: "It’s been a great ride but we’ve come to the end of the line. As the other band members would have liked to continue, the decision became extra difficult. And as a musician I still do enjoy playing itself. But it takes a lot more than just that to make a good tour, and circumstances for bands like us are not getting any easier. In that respect I feel I’ve reached the limit of my capabilities. And however sad it may be, I’d rather stop too early than go on too long.” *****

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Prog icons The Flower Kings are pleased to announce the release of their 15th studio album ‘By Royal Decree’, set for 4th March 2022. The band have also announced the first live dates in support of the album, taking place in Sweden beginning end of March 2022. The first single of the album is due to arrive on the 10th of December *****

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David Longdon
17th June 1965 - 20th November 2021
Big Big Train are extremely saddened to announce the death of David Longdon this afternoon in hospital in Nottingham, UK at the age of 56 following an accident in the early hours of Friday morning. He is survived by his two daughters Amelia and Eloise, his mother Vera and his partner Sarah Ewing.

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Graeme Eddge, drummer with the Moody Blues, has died at the age of 80. Edge was a founding member of the Birmingham band in 1964, along with Ray Thomas (flute, vocals), Mike Pinder (keyboards), Denny Laine (singer, guitarist) and Clint Warwick (singer, bassist). With the recruitment of Justin Hayward and John Lodge, replacing Laine and Warwick, the band shifted from r'n'b to a more symphonic sound, releasing the groundbreaking progressive rock album Days Of Future Passed in 1967 which spawned the massive hit Nights In White Satin. By 1969 Edge began contributing songs to the band; Higher And Higher on To Our Children's Children's Children, album opener Procession on Every Good Boy Deserves Favour (1971), You And Me on 1972's Seventh Sojourn, and it later years, 22,000 Days on Long Distance Voyager (1981), Going Nowhere (1983's The Present) and The Spirit on 1986's The Other Side Of Life, were just some of his contributions. When The Moodies went on hiatus in 1974 Edge formed The Graeme Edge band with Adrian and Paul Gurvitz and released two albums, 1975's Kick Your Muddy Boots Off which featured a guest appearance from Ginger Baker, and Paradise Ballroom in 1977. Edge remained the last original member of the Moody Blues in the current line-up. Singer and flute player Ray Thomas passed away in 2018 aged 76 **** On Facebook a photo of members of Big Big Train alongside Peter Gabriel was posted. They used his Real World Studio facilities for now 3 albums. Meanwhile Peter Gabriel is working on new material. One and one is Three. Only time will tell. Interesting developments ***** Big Big Train announces new album "Welcome to the Planet" to be released on January 28, 2022. This is just six moth after their last album "Common Ground" ***** Genesis have rescheduled the three London shows they were forced to postpone when a band member contracted Covid two weeks ago. The band will now play London's O2 on March 24, 25 and 26. Tickets for the original shows remain valid ***** King Crimson have announced that they will release a new live album, Music Is Our Friend (Live in Washington and Albany, 2021), through DGM on November 19 ***** 

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The Genesis News website is reporting a new interview with Italian magazine SPECCHIO, in which Peter Gabriel states; "It it happening - it's closer than you think", and confirms that he's been working with his band for the last ten days on at least 17 new songs in the studio. Gabriel's last studio album was "Up" dating back to 2002 ***** Rick Wakeman has launched the Caped Crusader Collector Club, which offers the chance to get his previously unreleased soundtrack to the 1984 adaptation of the classic H. Rider Haggard novel She. Fans who sign up to the CCCC will receive three CDs a year, which will feature rare and live music from the Wakeman vaults, which members will receive automatically through the post periodically. These releases will not be released to the general public, either online or at any other retailer. Details can be found here: https://www.rickwakemansmusicemporium.com/ *****

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Supergroup Asia will have a 10CD live box set released in November. ‘The Official Live Bootlegs Volume 1’ is 5 x 2CD concerts from 1982 (Buffalo, NY, USA), 1983 (Worcester, MA, USA), 2007 (São Paulo, Brazil), 2008 (Tokyo, Japan) and 2010 (London, UK). Asia was Geoff Downes (The Buggles, YES, keyboards), Steve Howe (YES, guitars), Carl Palmer (Emerson, Lake & Palmer, drums) and John Wetton (King Crimson, UK, bass/vocals).
“This historical collection represents some of our finest and most defining live moments,” says Geoff Downes, “from the very first ASIA tour in 1982 and the Alpha tour the following year through three of our many ‘Reunion’ shows. It was such a privilege to take ASIA’s music to these different continents and feel the warmth and support from fans all over the world. We hope this brings back great memories and inspires others to appreciate the music of ASIA”. Asia’s first album ‘Asia’, released in 1982, was a number one album in the USA and sold over 4 million copies. It reached no 13 in Australia driven by the single ‘Heat of the Moment’. A 10CD boxset The Official Live Bootlegs Volume 1 through BMG Records will be released on 26th November 2021. There will also be a digital album (also called The Official Live Bootlegs Volume 1) featuring a selection of 24 tracks taken from the full boxset, out on the same day.

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Jethro Tull’s 1970 classic Benefit will be celebrated in a brand-new 4CD/2DVD set, featuring remixes by Steven Wilson, an abundance of previously unreleased material, packaged within a deluxe hardback book, containing 100 pages of commentary from numerous contributors alongside hordes of images of the band creating and performing their first million-selling album. Release date the 5th of Novermber, retail price approx. € 40 ***** The upcoming concerts of Procol Harum have been cancelled due to the ill health of founder and singer Gary Brooker. A statement says: On the advice of doctors, Gary Brooker will soon be undergoing some medical procedures that require a period of convalescence *****

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Musical feast this month, which in Prog terms we call Progtober. Our focus this whole month is on that influence on Prog from a country on the MEDITERRANEAN Sea: Italy. Even Tangent keyboardist Andy Tillison recognised the influence on these days prog, when he started a project for an album of a band who could have resisted in those progressive years in Italy: Allium. This in fact gave us an inspiration to give our listeners a taste of Italian Progressive rock, or RPI as it is called. By no means we can stretch the number of bands who are involved in that scene in Italy, but we do our best. If you need to read a round up of Italian bands please visit Erik Neuteboom's page on Background Magazine:

https://www.backgroundmagazine.nl/Specials

 

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UK proggers Big Big Train scored their highest ever UK chart position with new album Common Ground. Now they released another brand new track called "Lanterna" which is the second in a series of brand new tracks from Big Big Train. The band also recently unveiled another new track, The Connection Plan. In the lead up to their 2022 tour, the band intend to release more material ***** A new King Crimson biography, from musician and author Pete Tomsett will be published later this year. Fifty Shades Of King Crimson will be published by US publishers Rowman And Littlefield, and is described as the story of the unique, English guitarist, Robert Fripp, and his legendary band, King Crimson, the product of over forty years of fandom, obsessive research and interviews with ex-band members, Bill Bruford, Peter Giles and Gordon Haskell, as well as others associated with the band ***** UK prog rockers Stackridge are to celebrate their 50th anniversary with the release of a new three CD box set. Stackridge 50: Recordings 1971-2021 will be released through Angel Air records on October 1. The 51-track selection is a celebration of 50 years featuring a collection of Stackridge's favourite tracks. Famously described by The Guardian as "prog rock and folk rock without the self-regarding pomposity of the former and the high seriousness of the latter at their worst", they released four more albums, including the celebrated The Man In The Blower Hat in 1974, before they initially split, with guitarist Andy Creswell-Davies and bassist James Warren found commercial success as The Korgis ***** Marillion have announced a new studio album called "An Hour Before It's Dark" to be released early 2022 ***** Summer's End Festival organisers have announced this year's stage timings as ell as announcing how this year's event will work, given the Covid pandemic. This year's event is headlined by Cosmograf, The Enid and The Moulettes with apperances from Rob Reed's new-look Cyan, The Blackheart Orchestra, Antimatter, Jump, Warmrain, I Am The Manic Whale and more. The event takes place next weekend, from October 1- 3 at Chepstow Drill Hall (Wales) *****

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Nick D’Virgilio (Big Big Train, ex-Spock’s Beard, ex-Genesis), Neal Morse (Transatlantic, NMB), and Ross Jennings (Haken, Novena) are to release a brand new collaborative album through InsideOut in early 2022. Troika will be released under the name of D’Virgilio, Morse & Jennings ***** Prog legends Emerson, Lake & Palmer will release a new 10 LP/seven disc live box set in October. Out Of This World: Live (1970-1997) will be released through BMG Records on October 29 as part of Emerson, Lake & Palmer’s 50th Anniversary celebrations. ***** Legendary German experimentalists Amon Düül II have announced two rare UK appearances for March 2002. They will performing in The Blues Kitchen, Manchester on March 16 and in London at the Jazz Cafe on Thursday the 17th of March 2022 ***** US prog rockers Spock's Beard have announced a short run of UK tour dates for March 2022. It will be the first time the band have played the UK since they toured with label mates The Flower Kings in 2018. Mar 14: Leeds Brudenell Social Club; Mar 15: Glasgow G2: Mar 16: Bilston Robin 2; Mar 17: London, 229; Mar 18: Great Yarmouth, HRH Prog ***** Members of US prog band Potter's Daughter have formed a brand new band, Octarine Sky, which also features drummer Simon Phillips, guitarist Guthrie Govan guesting. The new outfit, which also features guest guitarist Amit Chatterjee, will release their debut album, Close To Nearby, on November 5 *****

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Genesis: The Last Domino Tour. Phil Collins stated let's put Genesis to bed. So there's a last chance folks to see Genesis LIVE, you will have to go to the UK though, since Phil is tired of touring ***** Dave Grohl has hinted Foo Fighters will make an “insane prog-rock record” next. In an interview with Rolling Stone magazine, Dave said: “Every album that we’ve made is a response to the one we made before. “So now there are whispers of making an insane prog-rock record.” ***** Placebo are back with new music after five years with a new song ‘Beautiful James’ and is from an album. At this point we have no idea what that will be says Placebo's Brian Molko *****

Who Do You Think We Are?’ is the ultimate tribute to the ultimate Canterbury band. This deluxe box set runs to a staggering 37 discs. All the official Caravan albums – studio and live recordings among them – are joined by eleven discs of previously unreleased live performances. A Blu-ray includes remixer extraordinaire Steven Wilson’s 5.1 surround sound mix of the classic ‘In the Land of Grey and Pink’ album. In addition, a DVD includes vintage European TV performances from 1971 – 1981 (London Marquee, German TV’s Swing In, Bataclan, Paris & French TV show ‘Pop 2’). ‘Who Do You Think We Are?’ will be released on Madfish on 20th August 2021. Caravan will also release a brand new album (CD and vinyl LP) on the 8th of November called "It's None of Your Business" followed by a tour in support of the album in 13 venues in the UK. ****

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The first released album track from the upcoming Yes album "The Quest" has already been critized. The song written by Geoff Downes called "The Ice Bridge" sounds (very) familiar with Curved Air and Sky guitar and keyboardist Francis Monkman's track "The Dawn of an Era", which was used as theme song for the 1974 compilation film of the 1970 British TV series "UFO" created by Gerry and Sylvia Anderson. You can listen to the song here:

https://youtu.be/fXCUF_nvutg 

Geoff already commented on twitter on this and said that after an amical phone chat with Francis he added him to the credits for the song. He writes further that he found the music in his own archive, when he was composing for a library music company but had to admit that what he thought was composed by himself was in fact Monkman's.

 

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Tony Kaye of Yes fame will be releasing his first solo album called "End of Innocence on 10 september 2021, marking the events and the journey that followed the world changing moments of 9/11. It will featuring Dani Torchia who Kaye met in the wake of 9/11. Tony Kaye retired from Yes in 1996, and came out of retirement the week following the events of 9/11 and began to write this album, the power of its music helped Tony to process the day that became the End of Innocence. The artwork is painted by Roger Dean, the artist best known for his work with Yes and Asia. It was created after Roger had heard the music and the images reflect the journey the music takes ****

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Kansas founding member, violinist and singer Robby Steinhardt has sadly died, aged 71, of complications from acute pancreatitis. The only time I ever saw him perform with Kansas was at the Arrow Classic Rock Festival in 2005, together with Styx, Little River Band, C, S & N, Survivor a.m.o., he and singer Steve Walsh made quite an impression on me ***** Although no official date has been given, Jethro Tull will release their latest studio album The Zealot Gene, in early 2022. The album will be released through InsideOut Music/Sony Music ***** Esoteric Recordings will release a newly and remastered and expanded 2 disc edition of Barclay James Harvest’s Time Honoured Ghosts on 24 September 2021. First released in October 1975 the album featured classic tracks In My Life, Jonathan, Titles, Moongirl, Hymn For The Children, Song For You and One Night. It also includes a special recording of Child of the Universe originally to be released as single in the US but was shelved nevertheless ***** Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson has been working on a new ten-track album that will be released later this year. He's been working with former Coney Hatch bassist Andy Curran and vocalist Maiah Wayne on a brand new project under the name Envy Of None ***** Robert Fripp is featured on the new single by Toyah called "Zoom Zoom" and is a track from her album "Posh Pop" to be released in September ***** Ray Wilson (ex-Genesis) will release his new album called "The Weight Of Man" also in that period.

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YES has announced they release their new studio album The Quest on InsideOutMusic/Sony Music on 1st October 2021. Containing 11 songs, 8 on the main CD with 3 extra tracks on a bonus CD and cover artwork designed & created by the band’s long term collaborator Roger Dean, The Quest will be available on Vinyl and 5.1 Blu-ray and CD, all on the day of release. Pre-orders will start from 23rd July ***** The Symphonic Music Of Yes, featuring Steve Howe, Bill Bruford and Jon Anderson, will be reissued on July 30. The album, which was engineered by Alan Parsons, also featured keyboard player Julian Colbeck, who performed with Yes offshoot Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe and Steve Hackett, and bass player Tim Harries, who performed with Bill Bruford's Earthworks ***** UK prog rockers Marillion will release new 3CD/Blu-ray and 4 album Deluxe Editions of their acclaimed second studio album, 1984's Fugazi in September *****

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Legendary guitarist Steve Hackett, releases his new studio rock album Surrender of Silence on 10th September 2021, via Inside Out Music. Hot on the heels of his classical-acoustic travelogue Under A Mediterranean Sky, which was released in January and hit Number 2 in the UK Classical Album Chart, Surrender of Silence is a further exploration of Hackett’s love of world music, discovering different sounds, moods and textures to deliver a rock album of extraordinary variety, power and beauty. This new album is full-on electric. Hackett has called upon some of his musical friends from across the world to contribute. Hackett’s regular touring band of Roger King (keyboards, programming and orchestral arrangements), Rob Townsend (sax, clarinet), Jonas Reingold (bass), Nad Sylvan (vocals) and Craig Blundell (drums) are supplemented by Phil Ehart of Kansas and Nick D’Virgilio (drums), the vocal talents of Amanda Lehmann, Durga and Lorelei McBroom, Christine Townsend (violin, viola), Malik Mansurov (tar) and Sodirkhon Ubaidulloev (dutar) ****

 

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Tom Newman, who co-founded The Manor Studio in Oxford with Richard Branson, has released his 2nd part of Fearie Symphony (1977). It was Tom Newman who founded and produced Mike Oldfield's Tubular Bells when he heard a demo from the then 18 year old ***** Ray Fenwick of After Tea, Spencer Davis Group and the Ian Gillan band joined forces with Paul Weller on an album from The Amorphous Androgynous, aka The Future Sound of London. The album also features the vocals of Peter Hammill (Van Der Graaf Generator) and Brian Hopper (Caravan/Soft Machine) on sax. The band is the brainchild of Garry Gobain and Brian Douglas, and is a mainly techno, ambient, house and dub orientated outfit *****

 

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The colorful life and career of legendary Queen singer Freddie Mercury has been turned into a new graphic novel. Freddie Mercury: Lover of Life, Singer of Songs marks the first time the iconic frontman’s story has been captured in comic book form. In a press release announcing the project, publisher Z2 comics promised the graphic novel “will be a journey through Freddie’s life; from his childhood in Zanzibar and India, through his formative years in England, to becoming the rock star, known and loved by millions around the globe." ***** ZZ Top frontman Billy Gibbons said the band has started work on a new album and predicted it may arrive before the end of this year. He reported that some of the music began life as he worked on his upcoming solo album, Hardware, which will be released on June 4 ***** the British Royal Mint has unveiled a new collection of coins in honor of the Who's long career. The coins are printed with various Who-inspired images, such as a mod logo, a Union Jack flag and a Rickenbacker guitar (the kind Pete Townshend has a knack for smashing). The Who are now the fourth British rock act to receive the Royal Mint treatment, joining David Bowie, Queen and Elton John ***** Robert Plant said he “itemized” his archive during lockdown but has no plans to release any of the rediscovered music until his death. The 72-year-old Led Zeppelin legend revealed that cassettes contained a wide range of recordings from abandoned projects, along with personal paperwork including a family feud note sent to him soon after he decided to pursue singing as a career ***** Blondie will release a new EP and concert film, Blondie: Vivir En La Habana, both centering around the band's 2019 debut performance in Cuba. The film will premiere in June at the Sheffield Doc/Fest, and the EP will follow on July 16 ***** The first official ELP book, titled simply Emerson, Lake & Palmer, is now available for pre-order in three formats. The 272-page title, containing 250 pictures, will be released via Rocket 88 after being completed by drummer Carl Palmer and the families of his late colleagues, keyboardist Keith Emerson and bassist-vocalist Greg Lake. It will arrive later this year, with a specific date yet to be announced, a preview here: https://youtu.be/ZdGaE3cYT1s

 

 

 

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Italian Symphonic band The Watch will be releasing their new album "The Art of Bleeding" on September 24th. According to the bands website it will be a concept album with five stories that revolve around the idea of Cathartic Violence ***** Nick Mason's Saucerful of Secrets has released their "Live at the Roundhouse" recently. The band comprices, next to Floyd drummer Nick Mason of Gary Kemp from Spandau Ballet, bassist/co-vocalist Guy Pratt, guitarist Lee Harris and keyboard player Dom Beken ***** the breakthrough album of Muse 20 Years ago, "Origin of Symmetry" will be rereleased on June 18th. The album has been totally remixed by Muse producer Rich Costey and remastered by Alex Wharton at Abbey Road Studios ***** South London proggers The Mighty Handul will be hosting the TVRDO show tonight on PopRockFM between 20:00 and 22:00 hours GMT +1. The show will be repeated on GlassRock.nl the 29th of May between 01:00 and 03:00 hours GMT +1 *****

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Big Big Train will release their new album "Common Ground" on July 30th in 24/96 high-resolution audio ***** Former Styx frontman Dennis DeYoung will release his last contribution to the world of recorded music later this year. It is the 2nd part of the dilogy he started in May last Year, called "26 East". Dennis released a brand-new single ahead of the release of his last-ever album called "Isle of Misanthrope". He has been quoted to have said on the release "The lyrics are a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma, It's got a good beat but won't be a hit at the disco." ***** Talking about Styx, they will release their new album "Crash of the Crown" on June 18th, this will be their 17th album. It is said the album is a modern-day sonic chronograph of the endless regenerative cycle of the rise and fall — and rise again — of our shared human experience *****

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UK prog legends Procol Harum have announced that they will release a brand new EP, Missing Persons (Alive Forever), through Esoteric Recordings on May 7 ***** Steve Hackett and Hungarian jazz rockers Djabe will release a new live album called Djabe & Steve Hackett: The Journey Continues on May 28 which was recorded in Nyiregyhaza, Hungary in August 2019. The release comprises of two CD and a DVD ***** US prog rockers Kansas will release Point Of Know Return Live & Beyond on May 28 which was recorded on Kansas' 2019/20 tour ***** Art rockers 10cc have announced a new UK tour for March 2022. The new Greatest Hits tour will begin in Liverpool on March 25, and take in York, Nottingham, Manchester, Cardiff, Bath, Southend, the iconic London Palladium, Bournemouth, Birmingham, Guildford, Glasgow and Gateshead ***** Yes have rescheduled their upcoming tour to 2022. The band had previously rescheduled the Album Series dates from May 2020 to May 2021, but given the ongoing uncertainty with the Covid pandemic the shows could clearly not go ahead. The new dates will see Yes celebrate their 1974 album Relayer by playing it in its entirety, as well as classic tracks from the band's extensive catalogue *****

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Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour insists he “absolutely” doesn’t want to go back to the group and play stadiums again, as he enjoys being able to be “free to do” what he wants. Speaking to Guitar Player magazine, he said: “It has run its course, we are done. I’m all for Roger doing whatever he wants to do and enjoying himself. But I absolutely don’t want to go back. I don’t want to go and play stadiums. I’m free to do exactly what I want to do and how I want to do it.” ***** More Floyd: Pink Floyd have announced the release of Pink Floyd Live At Knebworth 1990 for the first time on CD, double vinyl and digital platforms on April 30. The concert was part of the star-studded 1990 Silver Clef Winners performance at Knebworth House, which Pink Floyd headlined. On the day Pink Floyd were joined by guest musicians including sax player Candy Dulfer and keyboard player and composer Michael Kamen, backing vocalists Clare Torry (the original The Great Gig In The Sky vocalist), Sam Brown and her mother Vicki, and Durga McBroom, and touring band including Guy Pratt, Jon Carin, Tim Renwick and Gary Wallis. The concert, on a wet and windy June 30, included performances from Paul McCartney, Dire Straits, Genesis, Phil Collins, Mark Knopfler, Robert Plant (with Jimmy Page), Cliff Richard, Eric Clapton and Tears For Fears in front of a crowd of 120,000 ***** Badfinger have announced details of their upcoming No Matter What - Revisiting The Hits collection, which features new recordings of some of the band's most famous songs. Joining guitarist Joey Molland – the sole survivor from the band's best-known lineup – on the album are stars including Rick Springfield, Jethro Tull's Ian Anderson, Rick Wakeman, Matthew Sweet, Todd Rundgren, Sonny Landreth, The Legendary Pink Dots, Vanilla Fudge frontman Mark Stein, Terry Reid and Albert Lee ***** Electronic music pioneer Jean-Michel Jarre will release a new album, Amazônia, digitally through Sony Music on April 7 (the CD and vinyl versions will be released two days later on. April 9). Amazônia is a 52-minute musical score for a new project by award-winning photographer and filmmaker Sebastião Salgado for the Philharmonic Paris. The Amazônia exhibition opens at the Philharmonie de Paris on April 7 and will then tour several cities around the world - from Paris to São Paulo, via Rio de Janeiro, Rome and London *****

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2021 appears to be the Year of the re-releases. Yet another Jon Anderson album finds a re-release, this time its "Animation". Al Stewart's blockbuster Year of the Cat is also being re-released with a make over by Mr. Alan Parsons himself also including a 2nd CD with his live performance at the Paramount Theatre, Seattle in October 1976 which was previously unreleased and Peter Gabriel's Plays Live which contains the full 16 track version which was long out of print ***** 50 unused songs by The Rolling Stones have popped up online. The tracks are songs recorded but not included on releases from 1966 to 2002. The early unreleased version of ‘It’s Only Rock n Roll’ with David Bowie is included as is a Stones version of ‘Too Many Cooks’, later released as a solo song an a Jagger best of. Art work for the 3 disc album titled ‘Filly Finished Studio Outtakes Volume 1-2-3’ was also included with the leak suggesting a commercial version may be on the way. The back cover of the artwork says “Special Limited Edition for the Rolling Stones Fan Club and stamped with a Tokyo, Japan address.

You can listen to the album (at least at time of publication you could) here:

https://youtu.be/kfnvHjydd0E

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Italian band Barock Project is due to release a 6 cd boxset on the 19th of February. It will contain their 6 studio album released thusfar remixed and remastered and will include 5 new bonus tracks ***** Jon Anderson´s masterpiece "Olias of Sunhillow" will be re-issued on March 26th. The album will be newly remastered for this release and will include a DVD of the original album in hi-res 96kHz/24-bit Stereo and newly up-mixed 5.1 Surround ***** Former Police, Soft Machine and Kevin Ayers guitarist Andy Summers has announced his upcoming book "Fretted and Moaning", which will contain 45 short stories he penned since he was a member of The Police ***** Ian Anderson will release a new lyric book in June. "Silent Singing" collects the complete lyrics from all of the Jethro Tull and Anderson's solo albums in one deluxe, landscape hardback book ***** According to an interview on YouTube with Alan White, Yes is working on a new album, he further adds: "it's in the mixing stages, maybe this summer *****

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The Glastonbury festival has been cancelled for the 2nd year due to the Pandemic **** British artists and bands are furious on the UK government for not granting them access to the European mainland without working permits and the limited visas for 90 days, due to the Brexit **** Kayak will release their 18th album "Out of this World" in May ***** Anneke van Giersbergen joins Celestial Burst on their debut EP ***** Asia Minor, the French Turkish band, has reformed after more than 40 years and will release their new album on January 29th *****