GENESIS - THE GABRIEL YEARS
It's done: After years of waiting, the last of the three Genesis box sets has finally been released! It contains the albums of the years 1970 to 1975. For many die-hard fans, this period is the essential, most innovative phase of the English prog formation. Eclipsed also shows its colours and takes a look back at the glorious Gabriel Years - garnished with exclusive comments by legendary Genesis producer John Burns.
The eclipsed annual review
The top event of the music year 2008 had nothing to do with music: The election of the 44th US president called on well-known rock'n'rollers to show their colours publicly. In addition, 2008 was also a year of consolidation for the rock and pop scene as a result of the music industry's security thinking. Nevertheless, creativity sought and found its way to the surface.
PAUL McCARTNEY/THE FIREMAN
Always one step ahead of yourself
After the end of the Beatles, Paul McCartney climbed one commercial peak after another, but he hardly sought artistic challenges. At the age of 66, however, he no longer seems to be satisfied with his view of life's yield. Shortly after, he reanimated the project The Fireman, which he had run in the 90s with Killing-Joke-Bassist Youth. On the new album "Electric Argument" he slips into 13 different roles that sound like everything but Paul McCartney.
Bumblebee from the ice
Astrid Swan from Finland has presented one of the records of the year with her second album "Spartan Picnic". And the dense mix of pop, prog, old Hollywood magic and typical female singer-songwriting is not only inspiring in her home country, but has also made people listen up here in Germany. The artist spoke with eclipsed about her career, her homeland and the role of pop music in social discourse.
After the break, does the farewell follow?
With "Snakes And Arrows Live" and the third part of their "Retrospective" series, Rush will probably take a longer break. Before that we talked to guitarist Alex Lifeson about the new DVD and the plans of the Canadian trio.
KLAUS DOLDINGER'S PASSPORT
The Krautjazz Giants
For almost four decades Klaus Doldingers group Passport has been one of the world's leading jazz rock formations. The cast has changed several times since the beginning, but Doldingers handwriting has remained the same. The saxophonist and composer of such well-known film and TV melodies as "Das Boot" and "Tatort" is still a seeker. On his new CD "On Stage" he looks back with Passport and eclipsed with him.
PURCHASE SHEET THE CURE - Happy Sad
The Cure are the life's work of Robert Smith. For years the only permanent member has declared that the band is on the verge of breaking up, but time and again it cuts a new album out of its ribs. And the recordings always maintain the high basic level of the gloomy clique, which rarely decays into self-plagiarism.
GUNS N' ROSES
Finally democracy in China!
Fifteen long years the world has waited for "Chinese Democracy". Now the new Guns-N'-Roses plant has arrived. We present the chronology of the arduous journey, which was longer than the Great Wall of China - but without claiming to be complete!
Motown at 50
He was the first mogul in music history. Berry Gordy (79) himself, who founded the legendary label Motown Records 50 years ago, sees himself more as a "teacher" who taught singing and dancing to a whole generation and made mankind happy with cheerful music. eclipsed got hold of one of the rare interviews with "Mr. Hitsville".
SEVEN STEPS TO THE GREEN DOOR
Inviting Three-Voice Crossover
Toxic Smile Keyboarder/Saxophonist Marek Arnold explores with his project Seven Steps To The Green Door new forms of expression of the Prog. After his 2006 debut "The Puzzle", he has now released "Step In 2 My World", an outstanding album. The invitation in the title is worth it to follow. The guest can expect refined, accessible music, vocal arrangements performed by three vocalists and much more.
Keep the text up! Cult songs and their meaning
THE WHO - WON'T GET FOOLED AGAIN
CAPITALISM CRITICISM IS EN VOGUE AGAIN. THAT WAS THE CASE AROUND 1970. FOR EXAMPLE AS THE WHO WITH THEIR MILITANT ANTHEM "WON'T GET FOOLED AGAIN" AGAINST THE POLITICAL ESTABLISHMENT AND THE REVOLUTIONARY CHICKERIA.