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Published on 1st April 2014

United Progressive Fraternity arrive…


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The United Progressive Fraternity (UPF), featuring former members of Australian proggers Unitopia – Mark ‘Truey’ Trueack, Matt Williams, Dave Hopgood and Tim Irrgang, announce their arrival. Joining them for their debut album, Fall In Love With The World, will be Guy Manning, Steven Gee and Ian Ritchie along with special guest appearances from Jon Anderson, Steve Hackett and Steve Unruh… Fall In Love With The World is scheduled for release in October 2014…

To announce their arrival of United Progressive Fraternity they have released this video, taken from their debut album – featuring Jon Anderson and the stunning artwork of Ed Unitsky.

“‘Water’ opens and ends with the sound of thunder and rain which leads into exquisitely middle- eastern flavours interspersing with a punchy orchestral chorus and featuring the unmistakable dulcet tones of Jon Anderson. The song progresses into a dramatic sequence with some heavy guitar riffs supplied by Matt.”

“The context of the songs is largely unchanged from the Unitopia days; thought provoking and meaningful lyrics with an emphasis on the human condition, the state of the environment and how we as the human race arrived at where we are today.”

“I was totally impressed and amazed with the story behind the “Travelling Man (The Story of Eshu)” which is a track taken from the forthcoming album “Fall in Love with the World’ The theme in which I built and transformed into a new vision and concept in my mind that is shown in this artwork for this fantastic new project. Someone and Something from an “in-between world” not always brings a Light or a Dark to the people… But this Observer, “The Third Power” in an image of…

“Universal God” maybe, – it has a strong “influence” on all of our decisions. And the same time this new, additional possibility of choice brings new colours, new visions to the ordinary world – with love to all of its sides. It’s ‘UPF’ special meaning for me. I hope, you like what you see, and Fall in Love with the Music for sure!…” Ed Unitsky

The band will be touring the UK and Europe in the autumn and have already secured a place at the prestigious Summers End Festival as the Special Guest slot on Saturday night.

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