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Available online from Issue 13

October 1997

80 Pages

Victoriaville 1997, Fifty Foot Hose & Silver Apples, Boud Deun, The Grand Parade, Progfest '97, Prog-Est '97), Exposé Concert Series, Hawkwind - 25 Years On, Spirit and Randy California, Cast, Carl Weingarten, Aldo Tagliapietra of Le Orme, Peter Banks, Dave Brock, Simon House

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Magus - Traveller

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After the opening track, "You Know The Way," a rather commercial sounding Alan Parsons like song, this writer wasn't really expecting a whole lot from the rest of the disc by this...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 1997-10-01)

Malicorne - L'Extraordinaire Tour de France d'Adélard Rousseau, En Public & Le Bestiare

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France's rich folk culture, much of it from the Breton (Brittany) province, has provided listeners with a seemingly unknown but vast treasure trove of incredible progressive Celtic music. This...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 1997-10-01)

Marillion - This Strange Engine

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Right from the beginning you will realize this is not the same Marillion we've heard on the previous two albums. "Man of a Thousand Faces" opens with a simple three-chord acoustic...

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(Posted by Dan Casey 1997-10-01)

Michael Brook - Albino Alligator

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Make no doubt about it, this is a sound track album for Kevin Spacey’s stylish modern film noir of the same name. I’ve not had the fortune to check out the flick playing at my local...

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(Posted by Jeff Melton 1997-10-01)

Mike Keneally & Beer for Dolphins - Half Alive in Hollywood

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Most should be familiar with Mike Keneally's recent albums and his album with the Mistakes (unless you've been living in a cave, or stubbornly ignoring our writers' recommendations)....

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 1997-10-01)

Mike Oldfield - Voyager

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What Vangelis is to Greece, and Kitaro is to Japan, Oldfield is to the British Isles. This maestro of the epic had taken a predilection for infusing his tone poems with the piquancy of Celtic music...

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(Posted by Mike Ezzo 1997-10-01)

Mugen - Sinfonia della Luna

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Originally released in 1984, a pretty dark time for all types of prog, this Japanese symphonic outfit put out a release that shines like the moonlight its title refers to. Mellow, smooth, and...

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(Posted by Dan Casey 1997-10-01)

Oho - Vitamin Oho

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Oho is an American progressive rock group in the symphonic style that unfortunately didn't get to release this album when it was recorded, and was only reissued by Little Wing many years ago on...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 1997-10-01)

Pageant - La Mosäique de la Rêverie

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Having heard well over a hundred Japanese symphonic progressive rock releases from the early 80s to the present, ranging from mediocre to excellent, there are two that come to mind immediately as...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 1997-10-01)

Pete Bardens Mirage - Live Germany 1996 (AKA Speed of Light Live)

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Two live albums by a new band prior to any new studio is an unusual policy. Live in Germany is marginally better than the last live disc (which was an ill-fitting convergence of Camel and...

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(Posted by Jeff Melton 1997-10-01)

Richard Bone - Metaphysic Mambo

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This is the fifth album by Richard Bone that we have reviewed in these pages, and with each successive release he further refines his style, one based in ambient programmed electronic realms,...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 1997-10-01)

Richard Thompson - You? Me? Us?

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A double CD release from well-known folk rock pioneer, Richard Thompson is an event to celebrate in the 90s. Richard has spent most of his prolific career ignored by the mainstream, starting with...

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(Posted by Jeff Melton 1997-10-01)

Rick Wakeman - Simply Acoustic

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Recorded live at the Cavalry Chapel in Costa Mesa, CA in March 1994. Simply Acoustic is a solo piano retrospective through his career work with Yes, David Bowie, and even Cat Stevens....

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(Posted by Jeff Melton 1997-10-01)

Roedelius - Pink, Blue and Amber

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The alchemist of musical impressionism, Roedelius continues to bring delight to the ears of those who have retained their sensitivity for making sense out of music that exists largely in the...

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(Posted by Mike Ezzo 1997-10-01)

Saga - Pleasure and the Pain

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This year marks the 20th anniversary of Saga. Pleasure and the Pain marks their 12th studio album, and in many ways is an apt title. This release marks a return to the 4-5 minute rock song...

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(Posted by Mike Grimes 1997-10-01)

Scott McGill - The Hand Farm

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Those who are looking for great guitar chops in a free form jazz-rock format need look no further than this new release by New Jersey guitarist Scott McGill and his trio; a casual listen to any of...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 1997-10-01)

Steve Hackett with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - A Midsummer Night's Dream

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Here I am beset by another serious classical work by guitarist Steve Hackett on the new classical label, Angel (which also released Jon Anderson's Change We Must and Ian Anderson's...

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(Posted by Jeff Melton 1997-10-01)

Steve Roach / Stephen Kent / Kenneth Newby - Halcyon Days

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Teaming Steve Roach up with Lights of a Fat City / Trance Mission musicians almost seemed like an inevitability to me due to their mutual fascination with didgeridoos. And there are a lot of them...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 1997-10-01)

Strawbs - Deadlines

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Deadlines was the last album by the third incarnation of the Strawbs. It was their most progressive work since 1975's Ghosts, when prominent keyboard work (then from John...

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(Posted by Jeff Melton 1997-10-01)

Ten Jinn - Wildman

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Judging from the information on their web page, Southern California-based Ten Jinn has been through several changes in the last few years. Happy the Man fans might recall that former HtM guitarist...

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(Posted by Mike Grimes 1997-10-01)
 

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