STEVEN WILSON Insurgentes (Crossover Prog, 2008)

Review by The Crow — Before the breaking-up/hiatus of Porcupine Tree, Steven Wilson released his first album under his own name giving us an enjoyable
but not really memorable experience.

Wilson managed to reunite a bunch of great musicians to help him recording this album. The legendary Tony Levin on bass, the
habitual Theo Travis, the gifted Porcupine Tree's drummer Gavin Harrison, Dream Theater's Jordan Rudess... Impressive, just like the
great sound of the album achieved by Steve Wilson himself.

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DALI'S DILEMMA Manifesto For Futurism (Progressive Metal, 1999)

Review by martindavey87 — After hearing and falling in love with the song 'Within a Stare', I was determined to find this album on CD. I had read
other reviews for 'Manifesto' online, and the common opinion was that this album was a "bland, generic, Dream
Theater clone". Nothing too much to get worried about then, since this seems to be the typical description for most
prog metal bands these days.

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The Prog Report announces new book ‘Essential Modern Progressive Rock Albums'

The Prog Report is pleased to announce the first book dedicated to the resurgence of one of music’s most enduring and underrated genres. Essential Modern Progressive Rock Albums: Images and Words Behind Prog’s Most Celebrated Albums 1990-2016, authored by Prog Report editor Roie Avin, shines a light on the important albums of the modern progressive rock era. The book features more than 50 albums from the last quarter century of Prog, with each chapter dedicated to one album.

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Sounds That Can Be Made #100

Edition 100 of Sounds That Can Be Made is now available as a podcast!

Playlist:

Uriah Heep – I’m Alive (from Fallen Angel)
Pink Floyd – Comfortably Numb (from The Wall)
Jethro Tull – Elegy (from Stormwatch)
Genesis – Cul-De-Sac (from Duke)
Barclay James Harvest – Just a Day Away (Forever Tomorrow) (from Ring of Changes)
Electric Light Orchestra – Bluebird (from Secret Messages)
Black Sabbath – Angry Heart (from Seventh Star)
AC/DC – Meanstreak (from Blow Up Your Video)
Blue Öyster Cult – Imaginos (from Imaginos)
Deep Purple – Love Conquers All (from Slaves and Masters)
Rush – Heresy (from Roll the Bones)
Yes – Children of Light (from Keys to Ascension II)
Iron Maiden – The Wicker Man (from Brave New World)
Marillion – When I Meet God (from Anoraknophobia)
Magnum – Everyday (from Breath of Life)
Radiohead – Go To Sleep (Little Man Being Erased) (from Hail to the Thief)
Asia – I Will Remember You (from Phoenix)
Mostly Autumn – Glass Shadows (from Glass Shadows)
Porcupine Tree – Remember Me Lover (from The Incident)
Dream Theater – Lost Not Forgotten (from A Dramatic Turn of Events)
Nektar – Talk To Me (from Time Machine)
Devin Townsend – Z² (from Z² Dark Matters)
Archive – Axiom – Reprise (from Axiom)
Muse – The Handler (from Drones)
Foo Fighters – The Neverending Sigh (from Saint Cecilia EP)
Big Big Train – Mudlarks (from Wassail EP)
The Pineapple Thief – No Man’s Land (from Your Wilderness)

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TRIUMPH Rock And Roll Machine (Prog Related, 1977)

Review by siLLy puPPy — TRIUMPH, the Canadian power trio of Rik Emmett (vocals, guitar), Gil Moore (drums) and Michael Levine (bass, keyboards) followed up
their debut just a year later with their second release ROCK & ROLL MACHINE which at first was released only in Canada but due to
increasing popularity they scored an international recording contract with RCA and then soon after MCA Records. Unfortunately the
album was released with one album cover and track listing for the Canadian release and another for a global market with even a few
tracks donning completely different titles. Obviously this has led to a ridiculous amount of confusion over the years as one version
even went as far as mixing several tracks from both the debut and this album under the title ROCK & ROLL MACHINE. Thankfully this
marketing faux pas has been corrected with the newer remastered albums at last donning the original superior album cover with the
band's profile in the space sphere as opposed to the cheesy neon lit guitar and sparkles under the band's logo.

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Drifting Sun Announce New Concept Album ‘Twilight' Release Date and New Single ‘Eternal Cycle'

UK Progressive Rock act Drifting Sun have announced that they are in the final stages of completing their forthcoming new concept album ‘Twilight’ and it is now available as a pre-order ahead of a 1st September release at the band’s official website here:

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To celebrate the release of the album Drifting Sun are offering a ‘name your price’ download of the track Soldiers from their bandcamp site here:

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