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Steve Winwood- Arc of a Diver 40th/ Refugees of the Heart 30th Anniversaries

When I sat down In the Studio in Autumn 1990 with Steve Winwood to talk about his then new release "Refugees of the Heart" , he had already established himself with the breakthrough album  "Arc of a Dive"r  ten years prior, then midway in between released "Back in the High Life", one of the biggest albums commercially as well as critically, and "Roll With It",  in the Eighties.

Triumph- Just a Game- Rik Emmett, Gil Moore, Mike Levine

Rik Emmett, Mike Levine, and Gil Moore join Redbeard "In the Studio" for Triumph's 1979 breakthrough album "Just a Game".
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YES- 90125- Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin, Alan White, Tony Kaye

Then something remarkable happened. It resulted in more than eight million copies selling from a musical entity thought to be extinct, but with the songs "It Can Happen","Hold On","Leave It","Changes", and the #1 hit "Owner of a Lonely Heart", YES could rise like a musical phoenix from the ashes of the progressive rock Seventies with the comeback album of the Eighties in "90125".

Triumph-Allied Forces-Rik Emmett,Gil Moore,Mike Levine

If you've ever been in a band, you need to listen to this honest, heartwarming, hysterically funny interview with Triumph ... 1979 breakthrough Just a Game with the songs "Hold On" and "Lay It on the Line", plus the even bigger seller Allied Forces with "Magic Power" and "Fight the Good Fight".

Kansas- Wayward Songs & Dust Busters- Kerry Livgren, Steve Walsh, Phil Ehart, Rich Williams, Robbie Steinhardt

The Topeka-based progressive rock band Kansas sold about twelve million albums just off of back-to-back blockbusters Left Overture  in 1976 and Point of Know Return  barely eighteen months later, but there is a lot of quality before "Carry…