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PROCOL HARUM Return To Barricades

March 23, 2019

Alternately hard-edged and erotic, 1971’s “Broken Barricades” may have provided a striking contrast to “Home” that preceded it, but saw no logic in following their own templates, and without this sybaritic album there wouldn’t be “Grand Hotel” and other orchestral … Continue reading

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Manfred Mann Delves Into His Radio Archives

March 21, 2019

It’s been some time since we last heard of whose last works were done in a solo mode and whose ensemble’s latest line-up didn’t issue a single studio album. Yet May 10th will see the release of “Radio Days” – … Continue reading

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STRAWBS Launch Their Reissue Programme

March 20, 2019

Last year, Cherry Red Group acquired the catalogue of Witchwood Media, the label which belongs to STRAWBS; this meant it was only a matter of time before their classic records would be reissued in expanded form – and, of course, … Continue reading

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Bernie Tormé Has Died

March 18, 2019

“I’ve never really been happy with being the band leader,” told me once – but he was good at it, although the guitarist who passed away yesterday on the brink of his 67th birthday will always be remembered for his … Continue reading

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Paul Williams Passed Away

March 1, 2019

One of the finest British singers, Paul Williams, has died today at the age of 78, a man whose voice graced such diverse collectives as JUICY LUCY, TEMPEST and Allan Holdsworth’s I.O.U. – although, of course, they were all connected … Continue reading

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