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Brand X
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Is There Anything About?
Review by Gary Hill
I like this album a lot. It seems to be more diverse than some of the rest of Brand X’s catalog.

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Live at the Roxy LA
Review by Gary Hill
This is a newly reissued live album from Brand X.

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Missing Period
Review by Gary Hill
Associated with the prog musical style both because of their imaginative and virtuosic fusion approach to music and the sometime presence of Genesis man Phil Collins, Brand X have always been a great largely unknown musical treasure.
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Missing Period (Reissue)
Review by Gary Hill
This is a new edition of this Brand X album.

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Unorthodox Behaviour
Review by Steve Alspach
Those fans of progressive music who stick their fingers down their throat at the mention of the name "Phil Collins" may not be familiar with this piece of work. If they were, they may think that Phil may deserve a bit of redemption before being cast to purgatory.
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Bangtower
Review by Gary Hill

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Percy Jones
Review by G. W. Hill

Interview with Percy Jones from 2014


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Percy Jones
Review by G. W. Hill
Interview with Percy Jones from 2016

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Phil Collins - A Life Less Ordinary DVD
Review by Gary Hill
This video is not perfect, and is not quite what I was expecting, but is pretty darn interesting. Indeed, I was thinking that I would find a lot of musical snippets and clips, and while there are some (from all phases of Phil's career, I might add), they are short and far and few between, but that is not the true purpose or beauty of this video.
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Genesis - A Trick of the Tail
Review by Josh Turner
There are substantial differences between the old and new Genesis. Some prefer one style to the other.
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Various Artists - A.I.M.S Gala - One Night Only - Live At The Royal Albert Hall DVD
Review by Gary Hill

If you like rock and roll, this is a DVD to have. It’s a 1998 performance for Bill Wyman’s A.I.M.S. (Ambitions, Ideas, Motivation, Success) project.


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Genesis - And Then There Were Three
Review by Gary Hill
There are those out there who basically think that any Genesis album once they were a three piece is just plain pop tripe. Well, I have to tell you that I think you are wrong.
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Percy Jones - Cape Catastrophe
Review by G. W. Hill

Percy Jones is probably best known as the bass player for Brand X.


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Bangtower - Casting Shadows
Review by Gary Hill

This is an intriguing outfit. Take Brand X bassist/keyboardist Percy Jones. Add in Neil Citron on guitar.


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Genesis - Duke (SACD and DVD set)
Review by Greg Olma
A lot of people were crying “sell out” when Genesis released …And Then There Were Three. Although they basically shifted their sound away from progressive and moved it more in a commercial pop sound, they still kept some of the elements to keep a few prog fans happy (but not many).
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Phil Collins - Face Value
Review by Gary Hill
So, let’s be clear right at the start. I’m not saying this album is progressive rock. Clearly, it’s not.

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Phil Collins - Going Back – Live at Roseland Ballroom, NYC DVD
Review by Gary Hill

Understanding the event is important when coming into this DVD.


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Eric Clapton - Journeyman (Limited Edition Hybrid SACD version)
Review by G. W. Hill

This is a new audiophile release of a classic Eric Clapton solo album.


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Various Artists - Legends: Crank It Up (Limited Edition Hybrid SACD version)
Review by G. W. Hill

Originally released as a Time Life Series installment, this album features a lot of songs most people will know.


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Genesis - Live
Review by Steve Alspach
An import for a number of years, Genesis Live is a rather good document of the band during its heyday in the early 1970s. Recorded in some small town halls, the sound may not be all that great, but there's no denying the talent displayed by Messrs. Banks, Collins, Gabriel, Hackett, and Rutherford in their early days.
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MJ12 - MJ12
Review by G. W. Hill

MJ12 gets their name from a supposed organization called “Majestik 12” which was supposedly convened in the 1940s to investigate UFOs.


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Various Artists - Poetry of the Air: A Collection of Love Letters to Music from Musicians written by Gary Hill
Review by Greg Olma
I have known Gary Hill for a while now and the one thing that I can say with complete certainty about him is that he takes his music seriously. 


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Various Artists - Prog Box
Review by Gary Hill

I've been looking to do a retro review of this box set for a while. I finally had the opportunity this time around.


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Genesis - Remember Knebworth 1978 DVD
Review by Gary Hill
I like this video. I just wish there had been more of it.
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Genesis - Sum of the Parts DVD
Review by G. W. Hill

I guess how you feel about this documentary will have a lot to do with which period of Genesis’ career you like the best.


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Dave Greenslade - The Pentateuch Of The Cosmogony
Review by John Pierpoint

This is a recent CD reissue of a spectacularly ambitious full-colour book and double-album project from 1979.


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Peter Banks - Two Sides of Peter Banks
Review by Steve Alspach
The initial string-slinger in Yes, Peter Banks appears to have been overlooked in progressive rock annals in favor of his successor, but his work in Flash has stood up quite well to the years. On this album, Peter assembles an extremely strong group of progressive rock musicians, and the CD explores a wide range of musical styles.
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Peter Banks - Two Sides of Peter Banks
Review by G. W. Hill

So, this solo album from Peter Banks was released on CD in 2009.


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Steve Hackett - Voyage of the Acolyte
Review by Steve Alspach
After the sprawl of The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway, the subsequent 102-date tour, and Peter Gabriel's departure from Genesis, one could understand the band's willingness to go on a prolonged vacation and take stock of their future. Fortunately, they didn't exactly sit still all that time.
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Genesis - We Can’t Dance
Review by G. W. Hill

There are certain albums by Genesis that I just think of as pop music, rather than prog.


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Genesis - Wind and Wuthering
Review by Gary Hill
The second album from Genesis after Peter Gabriel left the fold, this one is rather maligned by a lot of prog fans. That's a shame because this one is really very good.
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Bangtower - With N With Out
Review by Gary Hill
The newest album from Bangtower,  this continues the fusion rock explorations of the act. 

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