Remembering the hugely important progressive rock musician Kevin Ayers, who died in France at the age of 68 on 18...
Heralding a new development in style, ‘Downwind’ saw Pierre Moerlen’s Gong move towards a pop- and rock-oriented approach at the end of the 70s.
When Phil Collins took the vocal reins from the departed Peter Gabriel, fans soon gave the new era their seal of approval.
The profile of the Canadian rock giants was about to rise around the world, as their seventh album hit the US chart on 2 February 1980.
Gentle Giant’s final album, ‘Civilian’ shocked many, but was full of hooky, chorus-heavy rock/pop songs as visceral as anything the new wave had to offer.
The album was a concept record based on the remarkable story of Hiroo Onoda.
In January 1980 Tangerine Dream became the first western “rock” band to perform in the German Democratic Republic, resulting in the stunning album Pergamon.
The group’s destiny turned in a new direction with their January 1968 UK chart entry.
After leaving Yes, Rick Wakeman’s first solo work, ‘The Six Wives Of Henry VIII’, was an ambitious concept album that remains a jewel in his crown.
Peter Bardens came to the attention of record buyers when he joined Camel, but before this he'd already built a formidable reputation as a keyboard player.
Perhaps the best-known LP by the English outfit, the album is seen by many as their finest hour.
The ambitious ‘Journey To The Centre Of The Earth’ was recorded on 18 January 1974, as Rick Wakeman recorded live with a choir, an orchestra and a rock group.
Seen as a return to Camel's principles, Harbour Of Tears represents an extended rumination on 19th-century Irish famine immigrants heading to America.