Articles by Nenad Georgievski

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Sting at Boris Trajkovski Sports Hall in Skopje, Macedonia

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Sting Boris Trajkovski Sports Hall Skopje, Macedonia October 15, 2017 The “Boris Trajkovski" sports hall in Skopje witnessed a show as great as any in his illustrious career from the legendary musician and songwriter. Nevertheless, the attentive, full-capacity crowd who turned out witnessed something special. The gig in Skopje was next to last in Sting's world tour which began back in February. There was a tension building in the air with a ...

CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Robert Plant: Carry Fire

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Some albums take a split second in order to showcase both their greatness and best qualities while others take more time and require more listening in order to reveal their treasures. While singer Robert Plant's album Carry Fire is tremendous on first listen and shows great depth and richness, it also reveals an even richer experience with other subsequent listens. As a lifelong voyager and curious explorer, his sophomore release on Nonesuch Records, Carry Fire continues his focus on creating ...

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Real World Records' Vinyl Reissues

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In the new millennia, the world seems to be a fragile and fragmented place full of fear and where xenophobia spreads like wildfire. All of that has contributed to the rise of isolationist and right--wing movements and governments around the globe. In a world that is in constant turmoil, it is good to have excellent music reissued that at the time has made the world look like a global village when this music connected people from different cultures and religions ...

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Saint Etienne: Home Counties

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With the brief radio announcement intro in the shape of “The Reunion" and the follow-up song “Something New" begins a quite delightful album by the British indie pop band Saint Etienne. On the following tracks, the band slowly pulls listeners into an imaginary travelogue, casting its net over our listening minds. This ninth offering, named Home Counties is a captivating and addictive affair full of joyous and sunny pop songs where the band dives deep into its memories and feelings ...

INTERVIEW

Andy Summers: Creating Light from Dark

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Andy Summers is a renowned modern guitarist and composer. He is also an accomplished photographer and a traveler. While he may be better known for his achievements during his time in one of the most popular and beloved rock bands in music history, The Police, Summers, in his own memoir “One Train Later" and the music documentary which is based on this memoir, titled “Can't Stand Losing You," reveal a career full of great ups and downs, joys and disappointments. ...

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David Bowie: Behind the Curtain

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David Bowie: Behind the Curtain Andrew Kent 160 Pages ISBN: 0996058753 Press Syndication Group 2017 Very few musicians have been as documented, analyzed or scrutinized as singer David Bowie. Ever since the 60s, Bowie has spent his entire life in the spotlight and really very few musicians can match or parallel his imaginative and aesthetic influence he has had during his lifetime. An ever evolving and transformative person, he was a master of ...

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The Beatles - On the Road, 1964-1966

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The Beatles -On the Road, 1964-1966 Harry Benson 272 Pages ISBN: 3836533227 Taschen 2017 Feted British photographer Harry Benson first met the Beatles in 1964, when he was assigned to go to Paris and document their gig there at the Olympia Theatre. At the time the Beatles were rising stars, a phenomenon that has caught the attention of all major media outlets and they had been sending journalists and photographers to report about ...

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Bill Frisell/Thomas Morgan: Small Town

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Duets can be very revealing and very demanding. In best of cases, duets require the utmost attention from two musicians, where playing with another person means playing solo and support simultaneously. When this works well, magic occurs. Over the decades, guitarist Bill Frisell has demonstrated an uncanny power and musicality as a considerable force in various corners and ends of the jazz spectrum. At once a painterly and keenly conversational player, he readily adapts his easily identifiable guitar sounds to ...

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Garana Jazz Festival 2017

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Garana Jazz Festival Garana, Romania July 6-9, 2017 Running from the 6-9th of July, the 21st edition of the Garana Jazz Festival saw the jazz world descend on its location near the Garana village, high in the Semenic Mountains of Romania. Obviously, the artistic credibility and the creative energy were the hallmarks of this year's edition as the festival boasted enormous audience attendance during the four days. This year the festival presented a wide ...


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