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Fabio Zuffanti (I) / Links & Info
« on: August 02, 2018, 08:10:13 AM »
Fabio Zuffanti is an Italian musician, known from Italian bands like Finisterre, La Maschera Di Cera, Höstsonaten, Rohmer, laZona, Aries, etc.

More on Fabio Zuffanti can be found in the other topics from this board and on the following website(s):


Fabio Zuffanti´s website: www.fabiozuffanti.com/

Fabio Zuffanti on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fabiozuffanti/?fref=ts



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Anathema (UK) / Anathema - Links & Info
« on: May 20, 2018, 03:32:16 PM »
Anathema is a progressive metal band from the UK, which has been active from 1990 - present.

More on Anathema can be found in the other topics from this board and on the following website(s):


Anathema´s website: http://www.anathemamusic.com/

Anathema on ProgGnosis: https://www.proggnosis.com/ARTIST/459

Anathema on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/anathemamusic

Anathema on Twitter: https://twitter.com/anathemamusic

Anathema on Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/anathemamusic

Anathema on

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Ywis (NL) / Ywis - Links & Info
« on: May 20, 2018, 03:05:50 PM »
Ywis was a Neo Progressive band from the Netherlands, which was active between 1983-1985 and shortly reformed around 1995.

More on Ywis can be found in the other topics from this board and on the following website(s):


Ywis website: .....

Ywis on ProGnosis: https://www.proggnosis.com/Artist/1848

Ywis on Julian Driessen´s website: https://jdx.home.xs4all.nl/06ywi/ywis.htm

Ywis on

Ywis on

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Barclay James Harvest (UK) / Barclay James Harvest - Biography
« on: May 20, 2018, 02:46:54 PM »
A short bio on Barclay James Harvest by Melo the Prog Goddess, taken from the old forum and covering the early days:

Barclay James Harvest was, for many years, one of the most hard-luck outfits in progressive rock. A quartet of solid rock musicians --- John Lees, guitar, vocals; Les Holroyd, bass, vocals; Stuart "Woolly" Wolstenholme, keyboards, vocals; and Mel Pritchard, drums -- with a knack for writing hook-laden songs built on pretty melodies, they harmonized like the Beatles and wrote extended songs with more of a beat than the Moody Blues. They were signed to EMI at the same time as Pink Floyd, and both bands moved over to the company's progressive rock-oriented Harvest imprint at the same time, yet somehow, they never managed to connect with the public for a major hit in England, much less America.



The group was formed in September of 1966 in Oldham, Lancashire. Lees and Wolstenholme were classmates who played together in a band called the Blues Keepers; that group soon merged with a band called the Wickeds, which included Holroyd and Pritchard. They became Barclay James Harvest in June of 1967 and began rehearsing at an 18th century farmhouse in Lancashire. The psychedelic era was in full swing, and the era of progressive rock about to begin -- the Moody Blues, in particular, were beginning to cut an international swathe across the music world. BJH cut a series of demos late in the year, and by the spring of 1968 they were signed to EMI's Parlophone label; in April they issued their first single, a folky, faux-classical song called "Early Morning." The group got caught up a year later in a corporate change at EMI, and it was decided to move the more progressive sounding groups on the label onto a new label -- Harvest, taken from BJH's name. Their first release on the new label was the single "Brother Thrush."



In 1970, they released their first album, Barclay James Harvest, which included several of the early songs and displayed the group's strengths: filled with strong harmony singing, aggressive electric guitar, and swelling Mellotron parts, it set the pattern for their subsequent releases, with Lees and Holroyd handling most of the songwriting. The album failed to chart, and a subsequent tour was a financial disaster. Their second album, Once Again (1971), was an artistic letdown, made up of rather lethargic songs, although it did contain the superb, "Mockingbird," The band recorded two more albums for Harvest, Short Stories (1971) and Baby James Harvest (1972), and spent much of 1972 on the road, including an unsuccessful tour of the U.S. They also released a pair of singles, "When The City Sleeps" and "Breathless," under the pseudonym "Bombadil" (a name taken from a J.R.R. Tolkien short story), all to no avail. 1973 saw them part company with EMI after one last single, "Rock and Roll Woman."



Later in 1973, the band signed with Polydor, and their fortunes began turning around, though only very gradually. Their first album for the new label, Everyone Is Everybody Else, seemed promising: it was a more powerful and coherent work than the group had ever released for EMI, with Lees' guitar dominating on songs like "Paper Wings" and "For No One." The album also presented the first example of the group consciously paying tribute to (and satirizing) another group's hit song -- "Great 1974 Mining Disaster" was a very heavy sounding tribute/satire of the Bee Gees' "New York Mining Disaster 1941." (They would later do work in this vein involving the Moody Blues.) The album failed to chart, however, as did the single "Poor Boy Blues," with its gorgeous harmonies.



It seemed at first as though BJH was locked once again into a cycle of failure. Finally, in late 1974, their double album Barclay James Harvest Live broke through to the public -- the group was rewarded with a Top 40 placement in England and more sales activity on the European continent than they'd previously seen. Their next album, Time Honoured Ghosts, recorded in San Francisco, continued this gradual breakthrough when it was released in 1975, reaching number 32 in England. A year later, Octoberon reached the Top 20. An EP containing live versions of "Rock 'N Roll Star" and "Medicine Man" became another chart entry in the spring of 1977. By this time, EMI had begun to take advantage of the success of the group's Polydor work, and released A Major Fancy, a John Lees' solo album that had sat on the shelf for five years.



In 1977, they released Gone to Earth, their most accomplished album to date, and by the end of the year the group found themselves playing to arena-sized audiences. The release of XII in 1978 -- which managed to just miss the British Top 30 -- was followed by the group's first (and only) personnel shake-up. In June of 1979, Wolstenholme announced his exit from the band in favor of a solo career; the group's final tour with Wolstenholme was recorded and later released by Polydor under the title The Live Tapes. He was replaced by two new members, singer-keyboardman-saxophonist Kevin McAlea and singer-guitarist-keyboardman Colin Browne; Wolstenholme released one solo album, 1979's Maestro, to little success and then retired for a time from the music business.



Their 1979 album Eyes of the Universe was a modest hit in England, but its release marked a flashpoint in Barclay James Harvest's career in continental Europe, especially Germany; on August 30, 1980, the band performed a free concert in front of nearly 200,000 people at the Reichstag in Berlin, which was filmed and recorded. A subsequent live album, Concert for the People, became the group's biggest selling album in England, rising to number 15 in 1982. Turn of the Tide (1981) and Ring of Changes (1983) were less successful, although the latter did spawn their last charting single, "Just a Day Away." Their subsequent Polydor albums, Victims of Circumstance, Face to Face, and Welcome to the Show, charted ever lower in England, even as the group's popularity grew in Europe. In 1988, they released a new live album, Glasnost, cut at a concert in East Berlin.The group marked the 25th anniversary with a concert in Liverpool, and toured to support a British Polydor compilation, The Best of Barclay James Harvest. ~ Bruce Eder, All Music Guide


Official Homepage: http://www.bjharvest.co.uk/

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Barclay James Harvest (UK) / Barclay James Harvest - Links & Info
« on: May 20, 2018, 02:40:58 PM »
Barclay James Harvest is a progressive rock band from the UK, which has been active from 1967 - present.

More on Barclay James Harvest can be found in the other topics from this board and on the following website(s):



Barclay James Harvest website: http://www.bjharvest.co.uk/

Barclay James Harvest on ProgGnosis: https://www.proggnosis.com/Artist/45

John Lees' Barclay James Harvest: http://www.barclayjamesharvest.com/

John Lees' Barclay James Harvest on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jlbjh/

Barclay James Harvest featuring Les Holroyd: http://www.barclayjamesharvest.co.uk/

Barclay James Harvest featuring Les Holroyd  on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BarclayJamesHarvestfeaturingLesHolroyd/


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Klaus Schulze (D) / Klaus Schulze - Links & Info
« on: May 20, 2018, 01:41:17 PM »
Klaus Schulze is a progressive electronic artist from Germany, who has been active since the early 70´s - present.

More on Klaus Schulze can be found in the other topics from this board and on the following website(s):


Klaus Schulze´s Website: https://www.klaus-schulze.com/

Klaus Schulze on ProgGnosis: https://www.proggnosis.com/Artist/595

Klaus Schulze on Prog Archives: http://www.progarchives.com/artist.asp?id=1613

Klaus Schulze on .....

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Klaus Schulze (D) / Klaus Schulze - Silhouettes (2018-CD)
« on: May 20, 2018, 01:34:13 PM »
The new Klaus Schulze album called Silhouettes will be released on 25 May 2018. This will the first brand new KS album in 5 years.

KS describes the music on Silhouettes as "a reduction to the essential things. No great distractions, nothing to force your attention in a certain direction, no major effects or gimmicks, no frills or dominant rhythms. It was important to me to paint the pictures in the depth of the space, the sonic fields of tension and atmosphere."

Looking forward on this release.

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Fish (UK) / Fish - Links & Info
« on: May 11, 2018, 02:36:50 PM »
Fish is a Scottish progressive singer-songwriter, who started his musical career with Marillion and who has been active from 1981 - present.

More on Fish can be found in the other topics from this board and on the following website(s):


Fish´s Website: http://fishmusic.scot/

Fish on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fish_(singer)

Fish on ProgGnosis: https://www.proggnosis.com/Artist/109



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Gert Emmens (NL) / Gert Emmens - Discography
« on: April 24, 2018, 08:55:45 PM »
This topic features all of Gert´s main releases, including his collaborations with Cadenced Haven and Ruud Heij.

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Forthcoming releases / Tangerine Dream - Quantum Gate (2017)
« on: July 21, 2017, 07:59:59 AM »
The long awaited new TD album called Quantum Gate is scheduled for release on September 29th, 2017. This be the first full length studio album after Edgar's tragic death early 2015, featuring Thorsten Quaeschning, Ulrich Schnauss and Hoshiko Yamane.

The albumcan be pre-ordered through pledgemusic.com.


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The long awaited new Eloy album called The Vision the Sword and the Pyre is scheduled for release on August 25th, 2017

Check Eloy's Website for more and also see our earlier topic on this album.


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Wishing Tree, The (UK) / The Wishing Tree - Links & Info
« on: August 22, 2016, 08:33:42 PM »
The Wishing Tree is a solo project by Marillion´s guitar player Steve Rothery.

More on The Wishing Tree can be found in the other topics from this board and on the following website(s):


The Wishing Tree Website:

The Wishing Tree on ReverbNation: https://www.reverbnation.com/thewishingtree

The Wishing Tree on .....


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Wishing Tree, The (UK) / The Wishing Tree - Biography
« on: August 22, 2016, 08:29:38 PM »
The Wishing Tree is a solo project by Marillion´s guitar player Steve Rothery. The Wishing Tree features Steve Rothery on guitar and Hannah Stobart on vocals, accompanied by Paul Craddick (Enchant) on drums and Pete Trewavas (Marillion) on bass.

Their first release was the 1996 release called "Carnival Of Souls",  featuring 10 beautiful songs:

1. Evergreen
2. Starfish
3. Nightwater
4. Hall Of Memories
5. Midnight Snow
6. Night Of The Hunter
7. Firebright
8. Thunder In Tinseltown
9. Empire Of Lies
10. The Dance



In 2009 a second release appeared called "Ostara".

On this album Steve Rothery and Hannah Stobart were accompanied by Paul Craddick on drums, Jo Rothery doing additional backing vocals & Mike Hunter on additional keyboards and percussion.
Steve Rothery himself played guitars, bass & keyboards and and also produced the album.

The album featured 8 tracks, being:

1. Ostara (5:16)
2. Easy (5:26)
3. Hollow Hills (6:21)
4. Seventh Sign (5:43)
5. Falling (5:55)
6. Fly (4:41)
7. Kingfisher (4:16)
8. Soldier (5:36)


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On September 2nd, Tangerine Dream will release a new double live CD, featuring the concert TD performed at the Philharmoie in Szczecin, Poland in June 2016.

This special concert was the first official big concert for the three remaining TD members to perform live within the new period of The Quantum Years, the period Edgar Froese, founder and head of Tangerine Dream until his death in January 2015, still had the chance to introduce in Australia in 2014.

Thorsten, Ulrich and Hoshiko chose a series of well-known and popular TD tracks, but also came up with many new arrangements and some very new tracks from their Quantum Key EP. Enjoy listening to a great live concert in Poland in a special atmosphere and with a wonderful audience. Dedicated to Edgar.

For more details, check: https://www.edgarfroese.de/shop/products.php?p=943df5


 

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By the end of August, Tangerine Dream will release the eagerly-awaited DVD production of Starmus – Sonic Universe, a release of the sensational musical collaboration between Brian May and Tangerine Dream. Brian May had been for decades the great guitar player, arranger and co-singer with one of the greatest rock bands of Queen. Tangerine Dream came from a complete different angel of the musical world.

For more details on this release, check: https://www.ssl-id.de/edgarfroese.de/shop/products.php?p=a6fe22


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