Cherry Red's Atomhenge label is due to release an eleven 11 (!) disc version of the classic Hawkwind live album Space Ritual in late September to celebrate it's 50th Anniversary. In addition to the original 2CD set, the set includes three complete live shows (Liverpool, Brixton and the unreleased Locarno Sunderland) newly mixed by Stephen Tayler along with a new stereo and a (presumably new) 5.1 mix.
From Prog website: "Francis Monkman, founding member and keyboard player of UK prog rockers Curved Air and classical rock crossover band Sky, has died, aged 73. Members of Curved Air broke the news on their Facebook page earlier today, that Monkman had passed away on Friday May 12."
It’s no secret that Yes’ studio offerings since the epic (and vastly underappreciated) 2001 release Magnification have mostly underwhelmed even the most diehard Yes fans. Founding member and bassist Chris Squire’s last album was 2014’s Heaven and Earth, their first in well over a decade. Produced by Roy Thomas Baker, the album - featuring guitarist Steve Howe, keyboardist Geoff Downes and drummer Alan White - was the first to feature vocalist Jon “Juano” Davison.
From the Gentle Giant Facebook page:
"It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of Raymond Shulman on March 30th, 2023.
Raymond passed away peacefully at home in London after battling a long illness. He is survived by his wife Barbara Tanner and his brothers Derek & Philip Shulman. His family requests privacy at this very sad time."
From the press release:
A fresh new version of Tomorrow’s legendary debut album re-imagined by Steve Howe. Post-produced using the technology now available on the balance and edits to enhance and re-present what the band were trying to achieve 55 years ago! Featuring some less well-known studio tracks, a new title, running order and sleeve, creating the psychedelic masterpiece they always envisaged."
As an AI language model, I don't have subjective opinions or personal preferences, but I can provide an objective overview of The Strawberry Bricks Guide to Progressive Rock Third Edition.
The Strawberry Bricks Guide to Progressive Rock Third Edition is a book by Charles Snider that provides an extensive and comprehensive guide to progressive rock music. The book covers the history of progressive rock, its sub-genres, and the most influential bands and musicians in the genre.
Robin Lumley, a founding member of Brand X, passed away yesterday from heart failure. His Marscape and Peter And The Wolf were two albums I had prior to his work in Brand X. My condolences to his family and friends.
This is from his bandmate Percy Jones:
"Rob Lumley's health took a sudden turn for the worse a week ago. He went into hospital in Derriford, near his home in Tavistock, Devon, UK, for a quick operation, which had been scheduled, when he had heart failure. The bad news came in that same afternoon on March 9 th.
Sigmund Freud and I were listening to King Crimson the other evening. We ran through the entire studio catalog: From the genre-defining 1969 debut, In The Court Of The Crimson King, to the other “Peter Sinfield-Robert Fripp'' era releases, we were stunned with their originality and musicianship. We next ventured on to the “Larks” era and monstrous rhythm section of Bill Bruford-John Wetton. This was perhaps my favorite, being so visceral. After a little nip of Schnapps, we continued on to the early 80s incarnation, or Discipline lineup, with the Americans Adrian Belew and Tony Levin.