Tag Archives: John Wetton

VARIOUS ARTISTS – Legends Play The Beatles

September 17, 2021

Cleopatra 2021 Rock elite and kindred spirits try to put a new spin on perennial classics – with much gusto and mixed results. Covering The Fabs used to be a blessing an a curse. For musicians who started out in … Continue reading

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PHENOMENA – Anthology

July 18, 2019

The Right Honourable 2019 Burning with desire a quarter of a century down the line, opening trilogy of ambitious sci-fi tale is distilled and fleshed out. Concept albums were thin on the ground and quite unpopular in the ’80s, yet … Continue reading

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PHENOMENA – II: Dream Runner

January 27, 2019

Ariola 1987 / Cherry Red 2018 Sweet escapism into nightmare in search of tinseltown acceptance – with fallen heroes and unsung angels. Given its strong melodic focus, “Phenomena” – the of Tom Galley’s sci-fi project might have lacked commercial appeal … Continue reading

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WETTON-DOWNES / ICON – Zero

April 28, 2018

Stallion 2001 / Epicon 2017 No rest for the wicked: power pop drivers recover the path to their backroads and untrodden tracks to reveal the tunes that never stopped flowing. ASIA may have run the band’s course by 1986, but … Continue reading

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WETTON-DOWNES / ICON – Urban Psalm – Live

April 10, 2018

Epicon 2017 Some enchanted evening in a church of orient majesty and rock abandon binding new angles to Anglo pop music. “It was much more a vehicle for songwriting, whereas ASIA is much more a band”: that’s how once described … Continue reading

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