List Columns

Chris Squire - Fish Out of WaterLegendary Yes founder and bass extraordinaire Chris Squire’s 1975 solo album “Fish Out of Water” receives the super deluxe treatment on the Esoteric Recordings label. The set contains 2 CD’s, 2 DVD’s, a 180 gram vinyl replica gatefold LP, which in...
Write comment (0 Comments)

Marillion - BraveBrave is the second in a series of deluxe reissues from the legendray prog rockers Marillion which features a new 5.1 and 2.0 mix on Blu-ray. Steven Wilson once again has laid his indelible mark of aural magic to this set which comes packed with f...
Write comment (0 Comments)

Jethro Tull – Heavy Horses (New Shoes Edition)A half century after progressive rock band Jethro Tull hit the British music scene comes the 40th anniversary “New Shoes” edition of their 1978 “Heavy Horses” Album. Following in line with the previous anniversary releases, the 3CD / 2DVD box set ...
Write comment (0 Comments)

Dandelion Charm - Riding the FloodNewhaven based duo Dandelion Charm cruises high above the water on their five-track EP “Riding the Flood.” Combining folk, prog and rock, the duo which comprises of John and Clare Fowler, exquisitely blend intricate harmonies and melodies that soa...
Write comment (0 Comments)

Fleetwood Mac - Fleetwood MacAlthough their self-titled album Fleetwood Mac was the bands’ tenth studio album, it was their first with Lindsey Buckingham on guitar and Stevie Nicks on vocals. This 1975 release distinctly marked a new direction for the group moving them furthe...
Write comment (1 Comment)

Joan Armatrading - Joan ArmatradingIt was Joan Armatrading's eponymous third album that found me repeatedly listening to her lovely vocals and interesting arrangements. Elevating her into the ranks of leading female artists with a swagger that revealed her stories of unluckiness in...
Write comment (0 Comments)

The Beatles - Sgt. Pepper's Loney Hearts Club BandThe Beatles remain the most well known pop band of all time, touching millions of people around the entire world. With so many hits, and several excellent albums, one may want to take their entire collection. However, even with Revolver, Rubber So...
Write comment (0 Comments)

Laurie Anderson - Mister HeartbreakWhile it was O’ Superman that struck a chord with me when Laurie Anderson first hit the scene, it was her follow up album Mister Heartbreak that climbed to the stratosphere on so many levels. The crisp album with an Avant guard edge blended with p...
Write comment (0 Comments)

Jean Paul Imbert - The Cavaillé Coll organ of Saint EtienneBase 2 Music has released a new Cesar Franck recording on Hybrid SACD in 5.1 surround sound.  Recorded to PCM 24-bit / 176.4kHz in July 2017,  this multi-channel release features concert organist Jean-Paul Imbert who plays the Cavaillé-C...
Write comment (0 Comments)

John Abercrombie - NightThis beautiful atmospheric and moody release by John Abercrombie has always stunned me for both sound quality and musicality. The acclaimed Jazz Fusion guitarist lays down both scripted and improvised parts along with keyboardist Jan Hammer, drumm...
Write comment (0 Comments)

Allman Brothers Band - Eat a PeachEat a Peach is a timeless classic southern rock album that pays tribute to the dearly departed Duane Allman who is featured on the live portion of this double album. Monumental to guitarists is the 33-minute song “Mountain Jam” with strong playing...
Write comment (0 Comments)

XTC - Black SeaOn their fourth album “Black Sea,” XTC directly approaches sociopolitical concerns as a humanistic response to the circumstances. Maintaining the new wave big drum sound from their previous release “Drums and Wires,” XTC adds polished arrangements...
Write comment (0 Comments)

King Crimson - EarthboundI have never been a fan of bootleg recordings due to their lo-fi audio quality, and even though “Earthbound” was an official bootleg release, it still fell into that realm for me, plus Atlantic here in the USA didn't even bother to release it. How...
Write comment (0 Comments)

Alan Parsons Project - Eye in the SkyCelebrating it’s 35th anniversary of Eye in the Sky, Legacy Recordings will release a super deluxe edition of the Alan Parsons Project’s 1982 platinum masterpiece. The box set featurs rare and unreleased material, but reviewed here is the 5.1 remi...
Write comment (0 Comments)

Slivovitz - LiverOver the past few decades live concert recordings have come a long way, excelling to studio quality levels, such is the case with Liver, the late 2017 release by fusion jazz group Slivovitz. Recorded live in Milan, Italy, in May of 2016, the Itali...
Write comment (0 Comments)

Dave Kerzner - StaticFollowing up on his acclaimed debut album “New World”, Dave Kerzner once again captivates listeners with his 2017 studio release “Static.” Through his concept progressive rock album he navigates the distractions, chaos and clutter in everyday life...
Write comment (0 Comments)

The Security Project - ContactIt is not often to find cover bands that are effectively supergroups made up of stellar musicians, each who can so easily add to the depth and character of the original music they are covering. Yet, the Security Project is just such a band featuri...
Write comment (0 Comments)

Bill Bruford - Seems Like a Lifetime AgoThis aptly named 8-disc limited edition set of Bill Bruford late 1970s albums contains previously unreleased, remixed, or remastered material, presented in a 12” box which includes a signed, numbered certificate of authentication. Covering his fir...
Write comment (0 Comments)

Gentle Giant  - Three Piece SuiteContinuing with the Gentle Giant surround remixes, mix meister Steven Wilson has assembled and remixed a specially curated selection of songs from their first three albums of which just a few songs are known to still exist as studio multi-tracks, ...
Write comment (0 Comments)

Pineapple Thief – Where We StoodOne could say “Where We Stood” is a follow up to The Pineapple Thief’s 2016 release “Your Wilderness,” which made waves in the progressive rock world. On this latest release fans can experience their London show from the album tour, and they have ...
Write comment (0 Comments)

Wingfield Reuter Sirkis - LighthouseGuitarist Mark Wingfield collaborates once again with touch guitarist Markus Reuter and drummer Asaf Sirkis on Lighthouse, a second release from a series of sessions that were first introduced earlier in 2017 on the album Stonehouse. Born of the s...
Write comment (0 Comments)

Steven Wilson - To the BoneBack with his fifth solo release, Steven Wilson fuses his breed of futuristic progressive rock layered with a spectrum of electronic soundscapes that are sure to become classic over time. Strengthening his place in the world of pop, long-time fans...
Write comment (0 Comments)

Sarah Wallin-Huff – Paroketh’s VeilViolinist/Violist and composer Sarah Wallin-Huff’s pieces are built upon an underlying framework, from which her enigmatic works fluidly evolve. She refers to a common thread linking them together as a “stream-of-consciousness composition” deliver...
Write comment (0 Comments)

Paul Draper - Spooky ActionBest known as the lead singer with the pop British rock band Mansun, Paul Draper has released his first album titled “Spooky Action” on Kscope Records. Born in 1970 in Liverpool, England, Draper started playing guitar when he was 15. Joining force...
Write comment (0 Comments)

Blu-Ray

DVD-Audio

Super Audio CD

Compact Disc

FLAC

Apple Lossless