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Pink Floyd-Animals 40th Anniversary-Roger Waters,David Gilmour,Nick Mason

David Gilmour,Nick Mason, and Roger Waters explore the dark, ominous, yet vitally important transitional musical missing link, 1977's "Animals".

Traffic-Low Spark of High Heeled Boys-Steve Winwood,the late Jim Capaldi

Not always considered a Progressive Rock band, nevertheless the title song to Traffic's most popular album, November 1971's Low Spark of High Heeled Boys , fits easily high atop any list of the most popular and creative songs of the Progressive…
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YES- Fragile 45th Anniversary- Jon Anderson, Rick Wakeman

It is the 45th anniversary of the remarkably durable breakthrough album by progressive rockers YES which has turned out to be anything but Fragile...

Kansas-Leftoverture- Phil Ehart, Richard Williams, Kerry Livgren

It was do or die for this intrepid six-man band from Topeka Kansas if their fourth album Leftoverture did not spawn a hit and sell significant quantities , the party would be over. And the "party" had a tab of over $175,000 in debt.. .(more)

Emerson, Lake, and Palmer- Anthology pt 3- Greg Lake, Carl Palmer

It turns out that the final curtain did indeed come down on "the show that never ends, my friends..." in March 2016 with the sudden death of Keith Emerson followed shortly after with Greg Lake. The Emerson, Lake, and Palmer keyboard maestro…

Genesis-Abacab-Invisible Touch-Phil Collins,Mike Rutherford,Tony Banks

Between 1980 and 1986, the British trio Genesis released a series of four consecutive hit albums, each more successful than its predecessor by as many as five times! Two of those Genesis albums, 1981's Abacab   and 1986's Invisible Touch ,…

Peter Gabriel- So

(cont)...It was not until stumbling into the broadcast media/entertainment business that I got to witness,up close and personally,individual musicians who have been given enormous powers of influence ,through the modern phenomenon of celebrity,by the very people who they entertain. Case in point is this week's classic rock interview : 25 years ago,ex-Genesis lead singer Peter Gabriel had a cult following after four studio solo albums, with his most significant creation being the ground-breaking "Shock the Monkey" video. But with the May 1986 release of So (#1 UK,#2 U.S.,over 5 million sold;4 Grammy nominations including Album and Record of the Year for the #1 hit "Sledgehammer"), Peter Gabriel was vaulted into international pop stardom with all of its attendant door-opening , barrier-eliminating amenities...(more)
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Pink Floyd-Wish You Were Here-Roger Waters,David Gilmour,Nick Mason

Roger Waters has a completely different recollection than the other three of the 1975 recording sessions for Pink Floyd's Wish You Were Here...

Todd Rundgren's Utopia-Only Human-Boston 11-79

The release of the triple-disc live career set For the Lack of Honest Work from Todd Rundgren is a joy for us TR fans , but as comprehensive and era-spanning as it is, there are still some "best of" songs that are not represented . Check out the stunning live chorus vocals here on "Only Human" in this Thanksgiving-eve 1979 Boston performance with Utopia bass/vocalist Kasim Sultan, keyboards/vocalist Roger Powell, and drummer/singer Willie Wilcox.

Pink Floyd-The Wall pt2-Roger Waters,David Gilmour,Nick Mason

Pink Floyd's monumental opus The Wall...the numbers that it has generated are starting to rival the Great Wall of China: #87 ranking on Rolling Stone magazine's Top 500 Albums of All Time; worldwide sales of an estimated 30,000,000...