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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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: Throw Me Down By Kerry Livgren

Solo careers are an interesting aspect of the music industry.  As a member of a band a singer/musician/songwriter may experience a great deal of success.  Once that same member  launches a solo career it truly is a crapshoot.  There are many examples of solo career success stories including Phil Collins, Sting and Don Henley.   But … Continue reading Song Spotlight: Throw Me Down By Kerry Livgren

A Dying Planet – Facing The Incurable: A Vital Progressive Metal Debut Album

A Dying Planet may be a brand new progressive metal band, but the architects behind the music are veterans of the metal scene.  Jasun and Troy Tipton arrived on the scene in 1999 with the debut album of their progressive metal powerhouse Zero Hour. The band's second release, the brilliant concept album, The Towers Of … Continue reading A Dying Planet – Facing The Incurable: A Vital Progressive Metal Debut Album