The Gardening Club Release A Visual & Musical Journey Into The Song Strange Kingdom

;;; In the studio with Martin and Norm., British Columbia, Canada, Isobel Springett

Martin Springett of The Gardening Club talks about the making of the new single “Strange Kingdom” due out this Friday, the single is from the upcoming album of the same name due out sometime in 2020

The Gardening Club is a Canadian progressive rock band that infuses many other styles of music and to create a one of a kind sound, led by UK-born and founding member Martin Springett an accomplished musician and illustrator..

The Gardening Club
Martin Springett – Vocals & guitars
Norm MacPherson – Guitars, keyboards & bassoon
James MacPherson – Drums & keyboards

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YES Legend Jon Anderson’s SONG OF SEVEN Remastered & Expanded Edition To Be Released November 27, 2020

New Remastered & Expanded Release Of The Second Solo Album By Jon Anderson From 1980
With Two Bonus Tracks Previously Unreleased On Cd

Featuring Guest Musicians Jack Bruce, Simon Phillips, John Giblin, Clem Clempson & Johnny Dankworth
Fully Restored Artwork And Notes

Esoteric Recordings are pleased to announce the release of a new remastered and expanded edition of the 1980 solo album by JON ANDERSON, SONG OF SEVEN.

The album was recorded during Jon’s first hiatus from YES, with whom he had become an internationally known vocalist and songwriter and followed on from his 1976 solo album OLIAS OF SUNHILLOW. Working with keyboard player RONNIE LEAHY, Anderson created an optimistic album of varying influences and he gathered together a fine ensemble of musicians to assist him such as celebrated bass players JACK BRUCE and JOHN GIBLIN, guitarists CLEM CLEMPSON and IAN BAIRNSON, saxophonist JOHNNY DANKWORTH and percussionists MORRIS PERT and SIMON PHILLIPS.

SONG OF SEVEN was a UK top forty hit upon its release by Atlantic Records in November 1980 and spawned a solo tour which established Jon Anderson as a regarded artist in his own right. This Esoteric Recordings edition has been newly remastered from the original Atlantic Records master tapes and is expanded to include two rare US single edits previously unreleased on CD and restores the original album artwork in a digipak. The booklet also features a new essay with an exclusive interview with Jon Anderson.

So great to listen again to where I was musically 40 years ago…still dreaming the same dreams, and in my early years of orchestration ideas…very gentle reminders to stay cool…don’t hurry, all will be well, ‘take your time’…wonderful bass work, and all the wonderful friends and musicians just came into my life for a couple of months…Jack Bruce even!!! Everybody Loves you, but I love you a little bit more…sweet lyric, and then the wild and crazy Song of Seven lyric..most of it was spontaneous and feeling very open about life…and the mystery of it all…still do….

As always I’m here in my studio still juggling lyrics and music and songs..I’m excited that this can be heard again..

Best wishes to everyone…be well be safe…Love and ‘Light’…Jon Anderson

Track List: 
1. FOR YOU, FOR ME
2. SOME ARE BORN
3. DON’T FORGET (NOSTALIGIA)
4. HEART OF THE MATTER
5. HEAR IT
6. EVERYBODY LOVES YOU
7. TAKE YOUR TIME
8. DAYS
9. SONG OF SEVEN

BONUS TRACKS
10.SOME ARE BORN (US SINGLE PROMO EDITED VERSION)
11.HEART OF THE MATTER (SHORT VERSION)

For more information: https://www.cherryred.co.uk/product/jon-anderson-song-of-seven-remastered-expanded-edition

Jakko M Jakszyk (King Crimson) chats to Matthew Wright about his new album Secrets & Lies out on 23rd October.

Jakko Jakszyk, Secrets & Lies promo image. August 2020. Photo by Tina Korhonen, 2020. All rights reserved

14th October 2020: Jakko M Jakszyk (King Crimson), recently announced the release of his forthcoming new solo album ‘Secrets & Lies’ on the 23rd October 2020. 

Recently Jakko had the chance to sit down with TV presenter, and previous Progressive Music Awards host Matthew Wright to talk in-depth about the new record. Watch the second instalment in this ongoing series here

And in case you missed it here’s the first part: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kuENy4CFCrY

Last week Jakko released the third track from the record, titled ‘Uncertain Times’, with a video starring Al Murray.
Watch it now here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zpcLSqB7pg4

“Legitimise the bigots lies
And end all talk of compromise
Attach the blinkers to our eyes
Again” 
Jakko M Jakszyk – ‘Uncertain Times’

Watch the previously released video for ‘The Trouble With Angels’ here: 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qIIUjJJFByI

‘Secrets & Lies’ contains 11 songs that explore topics such as obsession, betrayal, the shifting grounds of contemporary politics, and the tangled threads of family history, Secrets And Lies balances sensitive writing, musical technique, and accessible tunes cast in an impressively cinematic sound world. With three of the tracks, Separation, Under Lock & Key and Uncertain Times originating in King Crimson’s writing sessions, the result is a mature work brimming with yearning melodies in symphonic or widescreen settings, fluid guitar work, and Jakko’s heartfelt, emotional vocals.

The album features Jakszyk joined by his King Crimson bandmates Robert Fripp, Gavin Harrison, Tony Levin & Mel Collins, as well as appearances from John Giblin (Peter Gabriel, Kate Bush, Simple Minds), Mark King (Level 42), Peter Hammill (Van der Graaf Generator) and Al Murray.

‘Secrets & Lies’ will be released as a Limited CD+DVD Digipak (featuring 5.1 mix), Gatefold LP + CD & as Digital Album. The cover art was created by Sam Chegini, with design by Phil Smee. Pre-order now here: https://JakkoMJakszyk.lnk.to/SecretsLies

  1. Before I Met You
  2. The Trouble With Angels
  3. Fools Mandate
  4. The Rotters Club is Closing Down
  5. Uncertain Times
  6. It Would All Make Sense
  7. Secrets, Lies & Stolen Memories
  8. Under Lock & Key
  9. The Borders We Traded
  10. Trading Borders
  11. Separation

Though best known for his work as a vocalist and guitarist in King Crimson since 2013, with whom he has played sold-out nights at New York’s Radio City Music Hall, the ancient Amphi-theatre in Pompeii and three nights at London’s Royal Albert Hall, Jakszyk has enjoyed a busy and diverse career spanning nearly five decades.

Encompassing late 1970s art-rock outfit, 64 Spoons, once memorably described as ‘Stravinsky meets the Barron Knights,’ he’s been signed to the legendary Stiff record label, toured with Canterbury Scene legends Dave Stewart and Pip Pyle as a member of Rapid Eye Movement. Along with numerous studio sessions both as player and producer, including becoming a member of The Kinks for a week, Jakko’s musical career has been nothing if not eclectic.

Named by Guitarist Magazine as one of the top guitarists in the 1980s, his playing caught attention the Mark King who brought him in to replace the legendary guitarist Allan Holdsworth, in Level 42 with whom Jakko recorded and played live with for four years in the early 1990s.

A talented multi-instrumentalist, his ability to work within the rigours of avant-garde rock through to sleek, intelligent pop have seen him work with a wide and diverse array of artists that includes Golden Palimino’s Anton Fier, Mica Paris, Tom Robinson, Peter Blegvad, Henry Cow’s John Greaves, Japan’s Mick Karn, and Richard Barbieri, Dave Stewart and Barbara Gaskin, Steve Hackett and Steven Wilson.

Though best known for his work as a vocalist and guitarist in King Crimson since 2013, with whom he has played sold-out nights at New York’s Radio City Music Hall, the ancient Amphi-theatre in Pompeii and three nights at London’s Royal Albert Hall, Jakszyk has enjoyed a busy and diverse career spanning nearly five decades.

Encompassing late 1970s art-rock outfit, 64 Spoons, once memorably described as ‘Stravinsky meets the Barron Knights,’ he’s been signed to the legendary Stiff record label, toured with Canterbury Scene legends Dave Stewart and Pip Pyle as a member of Rapid Eye Movement. Along with numerous studio sessions both as player and producer, including becoming a member of The Kinks for a week, Jakko’s musical career has been nothing if not eclectic.

Named by Guitarist Magazine as one of the top guitarists in the 1980s, his playing caught attention the Mark King who brought him in to replace the legendary guitarist Allan Holdsworth, in Level 42 with whom Jakko recorded and played live with for four years in the early 1990s.

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https://twitter.com/jakkoj
https://www.instagram.com/jakkojakszyk

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Nektar to Perform a Live Stream Holiday Spectacular on December 5th

Legendary Rock Band NEKTAR will stream a live music and lights concert from Shore Fire Studios in New Jersey.

The band members Derek Moore, Ron Howden, Randy Dembo, Ryche Chlanda, and Kendall Scott will be joined by psychedelic stage lighting pioneer Mick Brockett for a concert experience of a life time.

Saturday December 5, 2020,
8:00 PM Eastern Standard Time
Tickets from $12.99
Tickets and more information will be available at
https://nektarsmusic.com/product-category/streaming

Phoen1x to Release Debut Album Immaterial Witness Featuring All-Star Cast

Melodic Revolution Records is thrilled to announce that US symphonic act Phoen1x will release Immaterial Witness on October 23rd, in all popular Digital formats and a very limited-run Compact Disc. 

Immaterial Witness is a collection of ten songs written over the last couple of decades that have been recorded by an all-star outfit featuring members of Vertical Alignment, Proto-Kaw, Evership, Time Horizon, Stratospheerius, among many other talented musicians.

Tracklisting
01 Immaterial Witness 
02 Dreamer Awaken 
03 Sunrise 
04 Home of the Brave 
05 Small Charade 
06 Legend of Brick House 
07 The Opera 
08 Song of Life (Phyl’s Song) 
09 Tomorrows 
10 Angels 

Phoen1x is.
Jake Livgren – Lead and Back Vocals, Saxophone 
Seth Trotman – Bass 
Michael Adams – Percussion and Drums 
Phoen1x – Vocals, Keyboards, Guitars, Cherokee Flute 

Additional Musicians 
Bill Rebsamen – Keyboards 
Deron Freeman – Trumpet 
Kev Rowland – Narration 
Jaymi Millard – Bass 
Mike FitzPatrick – Lead Vocals 
Mark Thompson – Lead Guitar 
Erikson Silva – Lead Guitar 
Joe Deninzon – Vocals, Electric Violin (Viper) 
Lyda Livgren – Back Vocals 
Chuck Tidwell – Lead Guitar 
Greg Wollan – 12 String Guitar 
Ralph Otteson – Keyboards 
Mike Florio – Lead Vocals 
Bill Coan – Vocals, Bass

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Tony Romero’s Vortex Signs With Melodic Revolution Records

After months of speculation, we are thrilled that we can finally confirm that we have signed Tony Romero’s Vortex for his upcoming album tentatively titled “Noise Machine” featuring special guests; Steve Bonino, Rob Schindler, and Peter Matuchniak among others.

“Writing original and creative melodies grooves and rhythms aided by some amazing artists to bring his music to life. This album is a dream come true, says Tony Romero, I’ve always wanted to put together a variety of different styles of music that I enjoy”

Discography
TBA (2020) Digital Single
Noise Machine (2020) CD & Digital

Online
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