An image of Tony Banks of Genesis sitting at a grand piano. He wears all black with a pair of over-ear headphones resting around his neck and his lips are pressed in a small smile as he looks at the camera. The grand piano is black and the lid is propped open. There are microphone stands and other recording equipment in the background.

Tony Banks on his Top Ten Vinyl

From blues to rock to classical, Tony Banks’ influences are far-reaching: unsurprising, given the keyboardist and songwriter is approaching the 50th anniversary of his first release, Genesis’ prog-igniting From Genesis To Revelation. Right now, he’s firmly in classical mode, which influenced some of the records he pulled out during our crate-digging session… Various OST – The King And I “The first LPs I heard were the soundtracks … Continue reading Tony Banks on his Top Ten Vinyl

Rolo Tomassi – Time Will Die And Love Will Bury It review

Holy Roar Since their inception, Rolo Tomassi’s twitchy mix of jazz, math and prog has transformed with each record. Yet with the departure of Joe Nicholson – the band’s guitarist and primary songwriter – the band have never quite topped sophomore effort Cosmology: until now. Reflective, erratic and unflinchingly heavy,
 Time Will Die And Love Will Bury It is a relentless sonic foray, seemingly intent … Continue reading Rolo Tomassi – Time Will Die And Love Will Bury It review

Pink Floyd Meddle

Pink Floyd's Meddle sells for $4,400 on Discogs

A Colombia blue transparent copy of Pink Floyd’s Meddle was the most expensive item sold on Discogs in February, fetching $4,400. The number of copies of the blue transparent variant of Meddle is unknown, and this copy only appears in 10 Discogs users’ collections. Other notable sales in February included the Detroit soul label Big Mack’s release of Bob & Fred’s 1966 single I’ll Be On My … Continue reading Pink Floyd's Meddle sells for $4,400 on Discogs

The Essential Pink Floyd – Part Two

Though the numbers may be getting smaller the prices certainly aren’t. We continue our guide to the essential Pink Floyd with the Top 20 records in their catalogue… 20: A Momentary Lapse of Reason [1987] If 1983’s The Final Cut was a Roger Waters solo album in all but name, then this, the first record of the post-Waters era, is inarguably a David Gilmour record. … Continue reading The Essential Pink Floyd – Part Two

The Essential Pink Floyd – Part One

Our exploration of the vinyl catalogues of the most important artists in the history of music continues with a band that, we feel, everyone should own at least one record by – the legendarily innovative Pink Floyd One of the most inventive and groundbreaking bands in the history of popular music, Pink Floyd’s output has frequently sought to challenge established musical norms and explore high-concept, … Continue reading The Essential Pink Floyd – Part One

Peter Gabriel – Music For Films

There’s something very different about these three vinyl reissues of Peter Gabriel’s movie soundtracks. Because the fact is you might actually play them, as well as revel in their expanded artwork, and because Peter Gabriel is one of the last artists standing up against Spotify. In fact, you won’t find any of his music on any streaming service at all. So unwrap these and enjoy … Continue reading Peter Gabriel – Music For Films

Emerson, Lake & Palmer Super-Deluxe Box Set 'Fanfare' Coming 29th September

What better way to solidify your love for Emerson, Lake & Palmer than Fanfare; the career-spanning box set featuring the classic original albums, a wealth of unreleased ELP recordings on CD and LP, hardback book, audio Blu-Ray, 7” Singles, tour programmes and memorabilia, out 29th September. Pre-order it here. BMG’s comprehensive Emerson, Lake & Palmer release series continues with ‘Fanfare: Emerson, Lake & Palmer 1970-1997’ … Continue reading Emerson, Lake & Palmer Super-Deluxe Box Set 'Fanfare' Coming 29th September

Roger Waters – Is This The Life We Really Want?

In the last decade, Roger Waters’ live extravaganzas have seen him enter the record books as the highest grossing solo act of all time. He’s been trading on former Pink Floyd glories, of course, and you wonder if he’s sold himself short in some respect. Here’s the remarkable thing about his first new rock album in 25 years (2005’s opera Ça Ira doesn’t count) – … Continue reading Roger Waters – Is This The Life We Really Want?

Essential Roger Dean Covers

In addition to our huge Roger Dean interview, we present the 10 essential Roger Dean covers that we think are simply breathtaking… 1. Osibisa – Osibisa, 1971 Formed in the late 60s by a set of top-flight musicians from across Ghana, Nigeria and the Caribbean, this London-based outfit melded African music, jazz, rock, R&B, latin and pop to great effect. Not least on Osibisa – … Continue reading Essential Roger Dean Covers

Cover Star: Roger Dean Interview

A forward-thinking architect and product designer, and the man behind countless spectacular album sleeves, Roger Dean is a genre in himself. Rik Flynn met with this master of unearthly landscapes at his studio in Lewes… If Pink Floyd and Yes are the poster boys of prog rock, then Roger Dean is the artist in residence. Those who haven’t heard the name need only to be … Continue reading Cover Star: Roger Dean Interview