New England Art (Progressive) Rock Society - New England's Ear on Progressive (Prog) Rock Music
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NewEARS Album Of The Month

Anderson / Stolt
Invention of Knowledge

"As a whole I really loved this album. It's high on my top ten list for 2016, without any doubt. It's nothing new, really, but it's brilliant music anyway. Far and far superior than anything Yes has done for a long, long time. If you're a fan of them (and of Anderson in particular) you'll be delighted with Invention Of Knowledge. It's probably Anderson's best solo album to date. And probably the best Yes sounding record ever that was not played by Yes themselves. Highly recommended!!".
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Essential Track: "Third suite “Everybody Heals” has three passages: “Everybody Heals”, interlude “Better By Far” and short piece “Golden Light”. The suite is based on an engaging strings progression, with Stolt’s distinctive guitar and Reingold’s huge bass prominent throughout. It culminates in a magnificent jazzy guitar passage (think Zappa at his best) that resolves back into the strings and piano platform before building to a thematic climax: “Even the strongest ones can change the given life”. The lyric encourages us to choose to do our best in life and never fail to dream, since we can all change the world and reach the Golden Light. Extremely uplifting, this suite could have been on “Tales”, but it has a stronger message. No tribal chanting here – the jazziest melodies regularly turn out to be the best moments on this album, and one of them ends this suite." - PN-PR



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New England Events

  • 2016-07-29
    The Jelly Jam (Dream Theater's John Myung, Dixie Dregs & Winger's Rod Morgenstein, and King's X's Ty Tabor) at The Regent Theatre - Arlington, MA at 08:00 PM
    $28 - $43

  • 2016-07-29
    Mary Fahl at The Spire - Plymouth, MA at 08:00 PM
    $25

  • 2016-07-31
    Bryan Ferry - Avonmore Tour at Blue Hills Bank Pavilion - Boston, MA at 07:30 PM
    $29.50 - $75

  • 2016-08-04
    YES - The Album Series (Drama and Tales From Topographic Oceans 1 & 4) at Lynn Auditorium - Lynn, MA at 08:00 PM
    $47 - $87

  • 2016-08-05
    YES - The Album Series (Drama and Tales From Topographic Oceans 1 & 4) at Oakdale Theatre - Wallingford, CT at 08:00 PM
    $35 - $55

  • 2016-08-06
    Australian Pink Floyd Show at Blue Hills Bank Pavilion - Boston, MA at 07:30 PM
    $25 - $55

  • 2016-08-10
    Australian Pink Floyd Show at Mohegan Sun Arena - Uncasville, CT at 07:30 PM
    $29.50 - $39.50

  • 2016-08-11
    Boston - 40th Anniversary Tour at Mohegan Sun Arena - Uncasville, CT at 07:30 PM
    With Special Guests Dennis Deyoung - The Music of Styx
    $50.50

  • 2016-08-12
    Blackmore's Night at Ridgefield Playhouse - Ridgefield, CT at 08:00 PM
    $45 - $70 (VIP)

  • 2016-08-12
    Umphrey's McGee at Blue Hills Bank Pavilion - Boston, MA at 06:30 PM
    $29.50 - $35

  • 2016-08-13
    Elephants of Scotland at The Monkey House - Winooski, VT at 08:00 PM
    TBD

  • 2016-08-14
    Blackmore’s Night at The Regent Theatre - Arlington, MA at 07:30 PM
    SOLD OUT

  • 2016-08-14
    Boston - 40th Anniversary Tour at Wang Theatre - Boston, MA at 08:00 PM
    $45 - $125

  • 2016-08-15
    Boston - 40th Anniversary Tour at Wang Theatre - Boston, MA at 08:00 PM
    $45 - $125

  • 2016-08-26
    The Claypool Lennon Delirium at House Of Blues - Boston, MA at 08:00 PM
    With Special Guests Jjuujjuu
    $25 - $35

  • 2016-09-04
    Haken: Affinitor v2.0 Tour at Brighton Music Hall - Allston, MA at 08:00 PM
    With Special Guests Thank You Scientist
    $15

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