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ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Robin Trower: Coming Closer to the Day

Read "Coming Closer to the Day" reviewed by Doug Collette

Upon departing Procol Harum in the early Seventies, guitarist Robin Trower embarked upon a solo career in which he has proved himself both prolific and consistent (like the imagistic cover art of the albums). Completely absorbing by its finish, Coming Closer to the Day reaffirms those virtues and belies the intimations of mortality in its title. ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Procol Harum: Live in Concert with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra

Read "Live in Concert with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

This is an archival release by one of the celebrated prog outfits that is still relatively active, Procol Harum, that is remastered and expanded with bonus tracks, featuring fully restored artwork and liner notes. This 1972 classic stands as a seminal rock meets classical music endeavor, recorded live in Canada.

Procol Harum founder, keyboardist/vocalist ...

ARTICLE: YEAR IN REVIEW

John Kelman's Best Releases of 2018

Read "John Kelman's Best Releases of 2018" reviewed by John Kelman

Once again, the chronic health problem that has reduced my writing pace to a crawl continues without any respite. My best of the year lists have traditionally been predicated upon having reviewed the releases chosen, but with only a relative handful of reviews to choose from this year (and with those choices, more than ever now, ...

The Vintage Years 1970 - 1991

Read "The Vintage Years 1970 - 1991" reviewed by John Kelman

There are bands that manage to carve out a place for themselves in the music world that lasts for decades; there are others who, while having created a name for themselves during their peak years and, while they continue to tour and, even, make the occasional studio album, are invariably best remembered for their seminal early ...

Procol Harum: Novum

Read "Procol Harum: Novum" reviewed by Doug Collette

Every once in a great while, a band with some history and, usually, no small pedigree, will reignite the chemistry that begat its sound and do so without over-obvious replication of its essential style. Neil Young and Crazy Horse found themselves in such a rarefied space with Ragged Glory (Reprise, 1990) as did the Allman Brothers ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Herb Alpert and Jerry Moss Curate 3-CD Set for 50th anniversary of A&M Records

Herb Alpert and Jerry Moss Curate 3-CD Set for 50th anniversary of A&M Records

It’s an archetypal story of the modern record business – two guys with a dream running their nascent label out of a West Hollywood garage in the summer of 1962. The label quickly gains momentum and eventually becomes one of the most important record companies the world has ever seen. The two guys were Herb Alpert ...