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MABEL GREER’S TOYSHOP to Release New Album “THE SECRET”

MABEL GREER’S TOYSHOP to Release New Album “THE SECRET”

The band who sprouted the first seeds of YES – Mabel Greer’s Toyshop return with the release of their second album THE SECRET on 8th December.
THE SECRET features previously unreleased guitar parts by original YES guitarist Peter Banks (1947-2013), with bass player Hugo Barré and Max Hunt on keyboards joining Clive Bayley (guitar and vocals) and Robert Hagger (drums). It follows the release in 2015 of their debut album which featured Tony Kaye on keyboards and was co-produced by Billy Sherwood (New Way Of Life).

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Former Yes Guitarist Peter Banks Posthumously Rejoins MABEL GREER’S TOYSHOP For The Last Song On New Album “THE SECRET”

Former Yes Guitarist Peter Banks Posthumously Rejoins MABEL GREER’S TOYSHOP For The Last Song On New Album “THE SECRET”

The band who sprouted the first seeds of YES – Mabel Greer’s Toyshop return with the release of their new album THE SECRET on 15th December. THE SECRET features previously unreleased guitar parts by original YES guitarist Peter Banks (1947-2013) playing a guitar duo with Clive Bayley who formed the band in the 1966.

The Secret follows the release in 2015 of Mabel Greer’s Toyshop’s debut album New Way Of Life, some 49 years later – for which we applied for Guinness World Record for longest time between a band’s formation and their debut album. New Way of Life featured Tony Kaye on keyboards and was co-produced by Billy Sherwood.

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YES Release Live Album TOPOGRAPHIC DRAMA on 24th November

YES Release Live Album TOPOGRAPHIC DRAMA on 24th November

In the Summer of 2016, Yes toured in the USA. They performed Drama in its entirety, together with Sides 1 and 4 of Tales from Topographic Oceans – the first YES album to top the UK charts (UK Gold), as well as a selection of Classic YES tracks.

TOPOGRAPHIC DRAMA – LIVE ACROSS AMERICA – is the live recording taken from a selection of these shows
and is released on 24th November as a double CD or Triple LP. The sleeve for both formats is designed by Roger Dean.

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THE DOWNES BRAIDE ASSOCIATION Release New CD  SKYSCRAPER SOULS On 17th November

THE DOWNES BRAIDE ASSOCIATION Release New CD SKYSCRAPER SOULS On 17th November

Super-duo Geoff Downes & Chris Braide, known as the Downes Braide Association (DBA), release their third album Skyscraper Souls on 17th November. Chris Braide is British singer, songwriter & producer and has worked with – well, everyone really – from Beyonce and Lana del Ray to Sia and Marc Almond – while prog legend Geoff Downes has played keyboards with The Buggles, Asia and Yes and co-wrote the hits Heat of the Moment and Video Killed the Radio Star. The album is a mixture of traditional progressive and classic rock and features several guests including Marc Almond, Andy Partridge (XTC) and David Longdon (Big Big Train).

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STEVE VAI TO RELEASE  NEW MODERN PRIMITIVE ALBUM  ON JULY 7, 2017

STEVE VAI TO RELEASE NEW MODERN PRIMITIVE ALBUM ON JULY 7, 2017

Legendary guitarist and composer Steve Vai has announced the release of “Modern Primitive”, previously published as a companion disc to the 25th anniversary edition of “Passion and Warfare”.
“Modern Primitive” will be out on July 7th through Steve’s own label Favored Nations Entertainment as a standalone limited edition album, the 7th instalment of the Vai’s 2001 collectors release “Secret Jewel Box”.

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THE SOLID BOOK OF ROCK – SAXON

THE SOLID BOOK OF ROCK – SAXON

British metal legends SAXON have announced the release of a very special collection in ‘The Solid Book of Rock’. The set includes 14 discs – 9 studio albums from 1991 to 2009, 2 bonus CDs and 3 DVDs – packaged in a sumptuous 24 page 12” x 12” booklet with lyrics and credits. The ‘Book-set’ will be out on August 18th via Demon Records.

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KANSAS LAUNCH VIDEO FOR ‘RHYTHM IN THE SPIRIT’

KANSAS LAUNCH VIDEO FOR ‘RHYTHM IN THE SPIRIT’

Kansas have launched a live concert video for the track ‘Rhythm In The Spirit’, taken from the bands latest album ‘The Prelude Implicit’ released last September. Watch it by clicking the link to the full story below.
‘The Prelude Implicit’ is the first new album release in 16 years. Kansas will be appearing at several European Festivals in the summer, including Ramblin’ Man Fair in Maidstone UK on 30th July.

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‘GENESIS REVISITED WITH CLASSIC HACKETT’  UK Tour – April/May 2017  4 SHOWS NOW SOLD OUT!

‘GENESIS REVISITED WITH CLASSIC HACKETT’ UK Tour – April/May 2017 4 SHOWS NOW SOLD OUT!

Tickets for Steve Hackett’s ‘Genesis Revisited With Classic Hackett’ tour are going fast, with 4 of the 15 shows already sold out.

The tour celebrates the 40th anniversary of classic Genesis album ‘Wind and Wuthering’, with a rich setlist including tracks from the record. Hackett will also perform favourites from the Genesis catalogue as well as songs from his extensive solo work and material from his new album ‘The Night Siren’.

Check out the full story to watch band rehearsals footage of ‘El Niño’ from ‘The Night Siren’.

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JETHRO TULL ON THE COVER OF NEW PROG MAGAZINE!

JETHRO TULL ON THE COVER OF NEW PROG MAGAZINE!

After their recent troubles, we’re glad to welcome back Prog Magazine! The much loved publication celebrates its return to all news stands with a massive cover feature on Jethro Tull, accompanied by a review of upcoming album ‘Jethro Tull The String Quartets’, to be released on 24th March. Prog Magazine is out now.

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JETHRO TULL – THE STRING QUARTETS 
Christmas Tracks “RING OUT THESE BELLS” & “PASS THE BOTTLE”

JETHRO TULL – THE STRING QUARTETS 
Christmas Tracks “RING OUT THESE BELLS” & “PASS THE BOTTLE”

Following fast on the footsteps of Pass The Bottle (A Christmas Song), Jethro Tull announce the release of a second Christmas single after “Pass The Bottle (A Christmas Song)”. “Ring Out These Bells,” an adaptation of Jethro Tull’s “Ring Out, Solstice Bells,” from forthcoming album The String Quartet.
Both singles are available from iTunes as immediate downloads with preorder of the album, due out in March.

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