I still have not got round to listening to all 7 of the identical live albums that Yes released last month as part of the Progeny box set and then noticed on Spotify that there is yet another live album out, released last week. Whereas the Progeny discs are all from are all from 1972 […]
Entries Tagged as 'Prog Rock'
October 6th, 2014 · Comments Off on Genesis: together and apart · Music
I got round to watching that Genesis documentary on the iPlayer today. (Still available for a few days). It was entertaining enough but didn’t really have much in there for fans. It was good to see the five main members together in one room talking, but not much from that session was actually used – […]
September 17th, 2013 · 2 Comments · Music
The other day Sky Arts showed a film about ELP’s 1970 appearance at the Isle of Wight festival, which I have been watching this evening. A strange concert film, but interesting. And interesting for the same reason that it is strange – for a lot of the time it doesn’t even bother showing the band […]
January 16th, 2012 · Comments Off on Yes live at Montreux · Music
This afternoon I watched the Yes Live at Montreux DVD, to remind myself why I like them after watching the 9012Live DVD the other day. After watching the 1985 concert I was left wondering why I had been listening to the band for nearly 35 years and still lappingup new releases. Afterf watching the 2003 […]
January 14th, 2012 · Comments Off on 9012Live · Music
This evening I decided, on a whim, to watch the DVD of 9012Live, the film of a yes concert in 1985, directed by Steven Soderbergh. I have had the DVD for quite a while but can’t remember watching it before, though I’m sure I must have done. It is possible I only watched a bit […]
January 10th, 2012 · Comments Off on In the present: live from Lyon · Music
The year is ten days old already and I haven’t written a thing about prog rock. How did that happen? Perhaps I should mention the latest Yes CD: In the Present: Live from Lyon, which I treated myself to as a belated crimbo present to myself.
September 8th, 2011 · Comments Off on Been a long time · Music
It has been a while since I wittered on about prog rock hasn’t it? Just time to mention the new album from Levin Torn White. There are some tasters available on Soundcloud.
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Last night I went out to see Rick Wakeman and Jon Anderson playing at the Hawth theatre in Crawley.Â Â Rick Wakeman. Jon Anderson.Â In Crawley! This was the second date on their 20-date ‘Anderson-Wakeman Project 360’ tour, coming to a provincial town near you soon, and the ticket was a birthday present from Chrystal which […]
July 20th, 2010 · 13 Comments · Music, Politics
Another week, another Labour leadership meeting.Â This time round was different for two reasons: as it was my own local party I could actually vote this time, and there was a hustings first.Â Oh.Â And there is a prog rock angle too.
At least it’s all over now, and we know what that means don’t we?Â Â I can get back to my comfort zone of off-colour joke, blatantly partisan insults, and wittering about prog rock. Talking of which, I had a text from the Northern branch of the family saying “I think the phrase is ‘yours is […]