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Jethro Tull Bursting Out receives Steven Wilson Remix

"Bursting Out, the live double album from 1978 is now available as the 3CD/3DVD 'Inflated Edition'. Remixed by Steven Wilson, it has been reordered back to its original running order with three additional tracks plus a Wilson mixed Madison Square Garden show from '78 on CD3. DVDs 1&2 have the remixed tracks in 96/24 stereo and 5.1 surround sound plus flat transfers of the original album at 96/24 stereo. DVD 3 has the full 93 minute MSG show including 50+ minutes of video which was part of a transatlantic broadcast with the BBC and Radio 1 with the audio being in 48/24 stereo and 5.1 surround.

An Evening with Beat: The Music of King Crimson

I don't think I've been this excited about an 80s band for quite some time! Check the link below for tour dates (selling out fast!)

New Release: Emerson Lake & Powell Complete Collection

From Cherry Red, the complete Emerson Lake & Powell collects their very strong 1986 studio album along featuring three bonus tracks, their live album ‘Live in Concert’ and a CD of rehearsals, ‘The Sprocket Sessions’, only previously released in the 90s as a bootleg. On a personal note, I attended this concert, recorded in Lakeland, Florida.

Damo Suzuki, RIP

Damo Suzuki passed away on Friday February 9th. He had battled cancer for sometime, in fact, I just saw the US premiere of Energy: A Documentary About Damo Suzuki last week. RIP Damo, and thank you for being you.

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Chris Karrer, RIP

As reported by the Embryo Facebook page, Chris Karrer has passed away. An absolute musical genius, he was a founding member of the Amon Düül commune and mainstay of Amon Düül II, playing guitar, violin and sax. He also played with Embryo. This picture is from Finkenbach Festival in 2018, last time I saw the band. My condolences to his family and friends.

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Rick Wakeman Live At The London Palladium

"In February 2023, Rick Wakeman performed two sell out concerts at the London Palladium which celebrated his most acclaimed work as a solo artist and as a member of Yes.

Brian Godding, RIP

Brian Godding, guitarist for early 60s bands Blossom Toes, Ingoes, BB Blunder and guest with many other bands including Magma, Centipede, Kevin Coyne and Mike Westbrook, has passed away at age 78. RIP Brian, thank you for the music.

A Brief History of Gong after the 1970s

Gong foreman Daevid Allen retreated to Australia for much of the 1980s. Out of the ever-peering eye of the public, his self-imposed exile never kept him from being Daevid Allen; he just didn’t release records. Towards the end of the decade, he returned to the UK to restart his public career as a musician with renewed vigor and prolificity as a solo artist and a collaborator. Initially using the Invisible Opera Company of Tibet moniker, Gongmaison was first out of the dock.