RIP Phil Ryan 1948 – 2016

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Phil Ryan in 1975

2016 has added yet another great musician to its seemingly endless list of casualties. Man keyboard player Phil Ryan sadly passed away in Denmark on 30 April.

ProgWinds obituary.

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Review: Gone Quite Mad – Neptune EP

gqm-neptune-album-art“Neptune crams a hell of a lot into its miniscule proportions delivering a punch that Mike Tyson would have been proud of.”

Read the full review here.

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2 November 1944 – 10 March 2016 – Rest in Peace

460838_artistAfter being totally dumbstruck by the news of the death of one of my favourite musicians since early teens, I have been agonising over how to write a fitting tribute! Having read this touching eulogy by my good friend Steve, aka The Progmeister, it struck me that he had said it all, there was nothing left to add!

Please take time to read it and remember one of the greatest and talented musicians in the history of Rock! Ladies and Gentlemen – Keith Emerson!

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When is a concept album just an album?

Camel_TheSnowGooseI am all for concept albums, I don’t even care how long they are, but there comes a point where conceptualisation is just a word with too many letters!
<—- This is not one of them! The perpetrators will remain anonymous!

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Top 15 Prog albums of 2015

tOP 15It took some working out this year, but after taking an executive decision (I didn’t tell Progdog) to not include live albums I finally got the list together!

Here’s to an equally fruitful Proggy 2016!

See my Top 15 here

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The Mute Gods give voice

Screen-Shot-2015-06-03-at-10.54.11Nick Beggs eagerly awaited new project The Mute Gods have released a video for the forthcoming album Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me

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Album review: Moraz Alban Project – MAP

album_cover_5Latest offering from ex Yes and Moody Blues keys man Patrick Moraz with drumming virtuoso Greg Alban

Full review here

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