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NewEARS Album Of The Month

Lifesigns - Altitude

" ‘Altitude’ may well be Lifesigns’ finest release yet. John Young has outdone himself with these compositions, the band- members have furnished divine performances that glide like gossamer wings, and Rispin has delivered a production that is the stuff of miracles. Crowd-funded, you say? This album sounds more like the most expensive production of the year.

Will you feel that glowing warmth in your stomach? Butterflies in your gut? Endorphins in your blood? You can absolutely count on it. I do not know whether great composers have angels behind them, but I certainly am prepared to believe it after listening to ‘Altitude’. This is heavenly Prog of the highest order. Feel The Glow." PN-TPR

Essential Track: "Title track ‘Altitude’ is a glorious 15-minute journey into the ether. Describing with emotion the sorrow, pain and perils of wartime aviation, the track soars like a proverbial winged spirit. A complex and enticing arrangement, the track has space, light, air and plane-loads of class. A floating intro glides into a hovering, up-tempo groove built around Poole’s bass. Then the song visits every cloud in the sky. There is a cello interlude, a huge chorus, massive instrumentals and even a choral passage. The song rises and dives, soars and dips, and it never loses its sense of anticipation. After the choral section (and yes, it is a choir), one of the finest moments of the year comes in the refrain ‘And I could hear you in another world…’ At around the 9-minute mark, this refrain releases a torrent of gratification, and there it is – The Glow. It arrives in a huge, flooding cascade of warmth that leads effortlessly into a wonderful Bainbridge solo. This moment alone is worth the full price of admission – you are in the company of angels. A wonderful string outro ends the song in the gentlest possible way, and the listener can almost feel the vanishing of the aviator into the ether. A masterpiece." PN-TPR

Read the full reviews on The Prog Report and Sonic Perspectives.

Listen to samples and buy the CD directly from Lifesigns or wherever fine Prog Music is sold .

NewEARS Art Rock Series

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New England Events

  • 2021-03-20
    Mary Fahl (of October Project) at TCAN (The Center for Arts Natick) - Natick, MA at 08:00 PM

  • 2021-03-21
    THE MACHINE performs Pink Floyd at Ridgefield Playhouse - Ridgefield, CT at 08:00 PM
    Rescheduled to October 16th

  • 2021-03-25
    Kansas - Point of Know Return at Lowell Memorial Auditorium - Lowell, MA at 08:00 PM
    Rescheduled to December 11th

  • 2021-03-27
    Kansas - Point of Know Return at College Street Music Hall - New Haven, CT at 08:00 PM
    Rescheduled to March 12th, 2022

  • 2021-04-21
    Martin Barre performs classic Jethro Tull at Ridgefield Playhouse - Ridgefield, CT at 08:00 PM
    Rescheduled to February 6th, 2022

  • 2021-04-22
    Martin Barre performs classic Jethro Tull at Tupelo Music Hall - Derry, NH at 08:00 PM
    Rescheduled to February 5th, 2022

  • 2021-05-07
    The Machine performs Pink Floyd at The Cabot Theatre - Beverly, MA at 07:00 PM

  • 2021-05-08
    THE MACHINE performs Pink Floyd at The Flying Monkey - Plymouth, NH at 07:30 PM

  • 2021-05-20
    The Musical Box - A Genesis Extravaganza Volume 2 at Tupelo Music Hall - Derry, NH at 08:00 PM
    $40 - $59

  • 2021-05-21
    The Musical Box - A Genesis Extravaganza Volume 2 at Ridgefield Playhouse - Ridgefield, CT at 08:00 PM

  • 2021-05-23
    The Musical Box : A Genesis Extravaganza Vol. II at The Wilbur Theatre - Boston, MA at 08:00 PM
    $35 - $50

  • 2021-10-04
    Todd Rundgren – The Individualist, A True Star at Ridgefield Playhouse - Ridgefield, CT at 08:00 PM

  • 2021-10-05
    Todd Rundgren – The Individualist, A True Star at Ridgefield Playhouse - Ridgefield, CT at 08:00 PM

  • 2021-10-22
    The Machine performs Pink Floyd: Unplugged at TCAN (The Center for Arts Natick) - Natick, MA at 08:00 PM
    $35 - $40

  • 2021-10-23
    The Machine performs Pink Floyd: Unplugged at TCAN (The Center for Arts Natick) - Natick, MA at 08:00 PM
    $35 - $40

  • 2021-11-28
    The Wizards of Winter at Tupelo Music Hall - Derry, NH at 07:00 PM
    $40 - $55

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