Archive for the 'Progressive' Category

08 Oct

Aryeon – Universal Migrator 1 + 2

Sometimes at work I just set Spotify on shuffle mode in certain playlists, but other times (like today) I want an album. So this morning it was the Universal Migrator 1+2 by Ayreon. I love Ayreon’s music. Also, most anything by Arjen Anthony Lucasson. It has a great element of cheese in it, but the […]

07 Apr

Emerson, Lake and Palmer – Emerson Lake and Palmer

The title seems a bit redundant, but it is the self-title debut album of Emerson, Lake and Palmer. Released in 1970, Emerson, Lake and Palmer was the first album from ELP. It is basically a solo album for all three members as only the first song was a combined effort. Extended solos and songs, complex […]

08 Jan

Rush – Moving Pictures Album on Vinyl

I have always been a moderate fan of Rush. I say moderate, because regular Rush fans (usually drummers) tend to be extremely passionate about them. Rush is one of those bands that dabbled in progressive music, but never fully became progressive, especially in their later years. This album, though, is considered to be an essential […]

06 Nov

Pink Floyd – Wish You Were Here

Wish You Were Here is probably my favorite Pink Floyd Album. I love Dark Side of the Moon, but Wish You Were Here just edges it out with Shine On You Crazy Diamond. WYWH is the 7th album by Pink Floyd. Recorded in 1975, much of the subject matter is about Syd Barrett. His drug […]

29 Jul

Yes – Yessongs on Vinyl

I am a big fan of progressive rock, and no prog-rock collection is complete without Yes. I have already reviewed Relayer by Yes. Yessongs is a 3 disc (vinyl record discs) collection of live concert recordings. It was recorded during the Close To The Edge tour, and was released in 1973. Yessongs features extended solos […]

18 Sep

Richard Wright – Wet Dream Vinyl LP

Since my power was out due to Hurricane Ike (even up in Ohio), I was unable to write about the passing of Richard Wright. I have the album ‘Wet Dream’ by him, and I agree with my old record dealer; Richard Wright’s album had more of that Pink Floyd Sound than a lot of the […]

27 Feb

Procol Harum – Live on Vinyl Record

This is an interesting album. Up until this time (1972), many people thought of Procol Harum as a one hit wonder with their hit song “Whiter Shade of Pale”. When they decided to do this album, guitarist Robin Trower quit the band because he did not want to play with an orchestra again. What was […]

05 Feb

Emerson Lake & Palmer – Brain Salad Surgery Album on Vinyl

As a keyboard player, I love Emerson, Lake & Palmer. Keith Emerson is a phenomenal pianist and composer, and it shows on this album, Brain Salad Surgery. Also check out my post on ELP’s first album, Emerson, Lake and Palmer. Yes, the title is a little different, but don’t let it scare you. It is […]

25 Jan

Pink Floyd – Atom Heart Mother on 200 Gram Virgin Vinyl

Atom Heart Mother is, well, I was going to say one of my favorite Pink Floyd albums, but I can’t say that. I love Pink Floyd, and to say that this is my favorite, I just can’t do that. All of their albums have something that makes them great. However, this is one of my […]

09 Nov

Jethro Tull – Aqualung on Heavy Weight Virgin Vinyl

Auqualung by Jethro Tull is one of my prize albums. Yes, it’s a good album with some great music anyway, but I bought this unopened on 180 gram pure virgin vinyl from an analog pressing. It is a limited edition numbered disc. The sound on this record is amazing. Even with a regular record player, […]