eclipsed No. 157 / 2-2014

stage clear for three

Yes again on big tour! In May the indestructible rock group will come to Germany for three concerts. In her luggage: three classics of her eventful history, which she gives to the best: "The Yes Album", "Close To The Edge" and "Going For The One". The British formation answered at the round table whether they still have time for a new album and how their new singer Jon Davison is doing.

The eclipsed annual review 2013

Same procedure as every year - looking back proves that there is a musical world outside eclipsed. But is it also desirable?

Aunt Mauds Legacy

With unique sounds the Mellotron shaped the classic progressive rock. But in the 1980s it disappeared from the market. In the meantime, however, the analogue ancestor of the sampler has developed into a cult. Today the instrument, which recently celebrated its 50th birthday, is experiencing an amazing renaissance.

Under the Sign of the Four

Almost four years after "The Whirlwind", Transatlantic once again claim the retroprog throne. With their fourth studio album Neal Morse (Ex-Spockʼs Beard), Mike Portnoy (The Winery Dogs, ex-Dream Theater), Roine Stolt (The Flower Kings) and Pete Trewavas (Marillion) once again burn down an inspired Seventies firework, which, thanks to its musical colourfulness, rightly bears the title "Kaleidoscope".

Good Hope

Not even two years after releasing his last regular studio album "Wrecking Ball", Bruce Springsteen surprisingly presents his successor "High Hopes". However, it is anything but a normal Springsteen album. eclipsed goes on a search for clues.

In Rock

A quarter of a century after her big hit "Tom's Diner", Suzanne Vega presents herself completely renewed - as an indie musician with a strong internet presence and angular rock sound. One recognizes the graceful artist with the unmistakable voice from the first bar of her new album - and yet believes to have someone new in front of her.

The Oddball of Massachusetts

At 66, Tom Scholz, the last remaining founding member of the US cult band Boston, fills half a dozen full. But "Life, Love & Hope" could also be the last album of the AOR legend - out of pure defiance. Scholz, according to his own statement "his hardest critic", places high demands on his music and despises the digital age.

Keep the text up! Cult songs and their meaning

The singer-songwriter John Prine sang about the concerns of lonely pensioners at a time when young people were mainly occupied with themselves and the upheaval of society. He spoke into the conscience of the next generation without moralizing. A prime example of effective communication.

The American Band

One of the most original American rock bands was founded in 1968 in Michigan. From 1969 the trio, consisting of guitarist/singer Mark Farner, drummer/singer Don Brewer and bassist Mel Schacher, traded as Grand Funk Railroad - named after a railway line (Grand Trunk Western Railroad) which led through their hometown Flint. The group was able to position itself as one of the most successful live acts in the USA in a very short time.