TPA Best of 2021

TPA Best Albums of 2021

Happy New Year! Well, hopefully things will start to show an improvement at last. Despite the restrictions on social gatherings, live music and fun in general, the boffins at various music-making facilities around the globe have been beavering away to…

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“Was sich liebt das quält sich” Self-proclaimed Yes-fanatic Alex Driessen reveals that the unconditional love for his ‘club’ does not necessarily lead to positive reviews… I have previously proclaimed my love for English prog legends Yes on these pages. The…

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ELP - Jerusalem score


In the mid-1970s I discovered Emerson, Lake and Palmer, the British supergroup. After listening to all of the Yes albums from front to back and vice versa, I ended up with the famous trio. The phenomenal album Brain Salad Surgery…

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Goodbye Summer 1971

The Oval Cricket Ground, Kennington, London Saturday, 18th September 1971 50 Not Out! I thought it might be interesting to mark the 50th anniversary of the ‘Goodbye Summer’ festival, my first festival and the first of what would be three…

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Tim Smith

Dr. Timothy Charles Smith (3rd July 1961 – 22nd July 2020) Roger Trenwith: I feel something of an imposter writing this, as I never got to see Cardiacs, and I never knew Tim Smith, but such is the impact his…

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