Ranking The First Seven Marillion Albums

Many fans divide Marillion into two eras, the Fish era and the Steve Hogarth era.  This is a fair assessment.  Marillion has been fronted by two extraordinarily talented and different singers.  After Fish left the band he, nor Marillion, was ever the same.  As a long time fan I see some crossover of the Fish … Continue reading Ranking The First Seven Marillion Albums

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Song Spotlight: My Fairy King by Queen

Queen has been in the spotlight of late.  This is mainly the afterglow of the unexpected success of the Bohemian Rhapsody biopic.  More recently the band had a big showing at the Academy Awards. One of my favorite scenes in the Bohemian Rhapsody movie is the brief appearance of the pre-Queen band Smile. The band, … Continue reading Song Spotlight: My Fairy King by Queen

Album Spotlight: Broken Skies Outspread Wings By Steve Hackett

Steve Hackett's  Broken Skies Outspread Wings (2018) box set is an extremely welcome trip down progressive rock memory lane.  For those unfamiliar with Hackett's musical output from the mid  1980's to  the earlier 2000's this box set is a fantastic jumping on point. More specifically this  box set covers Hackett's career from 1984 to 2006.  … Continue reading Album Spotlight: Broken Skies Outspread Wings By Steve Hackett

Song Spotlight: Carrie Ann By Styx

Edge Of The Century is the 1990 reunion album from classic rock band Styx.  Internal tensions and creative differences lead to the band breaking up in 1984.  Thankfully the band reformed in 1990.  However it was without popular guitarist/vocalist Tommy Shaw.  In his place was New Jersey born singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Glen Burtnik.  I count Edge Of The … Continue reading Song Spotlight: Carrie Ann By Styx