Wednesday, November 19, 2008

November's Listening ~ 18th November

Here is some current listening things

Trettioarga Kriget ~ War Years
This is a 2CD live set containing performances from the early years of the band through to their recent reformed performances. It’s all glorious stuff. This is the genesis of Landberk, Anekdoten and Anglagard. I managed to get the free limited edition CDR (only 100 copies) which came with the set containing more live stuff! One of Swedens finest bands.

Unitopia ~ The Garden
A double CD album from this Australian outfit, released on the Inside Out label. This is very good symphonic prog, almost poppy in places. The vocals by Mark Trueack are exceptionally good. A sort of Antipodean Peter Gabriel! The end section of the title track made me smile sounding more than a bit like the end of Genesis’s “Suppers Ready”, even including lyrical references (“To be back home”). Great sleeve by Ed Unitsky

Lana Lane ~ Best Of Lana Lane 2000-2008
2 CD compilation of some of Lana Lanes best stuff from recent years. Includes some remixes and one new track, all remastered. As always excellent stuff. Great booklet. Only available in Japan though can be bought from Think Tank Media at

The Skids ~ The Absolute Game
Great to see this re-released again. Messrs Jobson and Adamson’s finest moment. A masterpiece of an album from the heady days of post punk. This issue includes 4 bonus tracks and the complete “Strength Thru Joy” album which came with the original vinyl release. Stuart Adamson was a fine musician and he is sadly missed.


Blogger alcockrj said...

I am listening to the Unitopia album at the moment and think it's really great. Very sweet sounding keyboards and nice vocals too.

It's a really good time for prog at the moment, with new albums by:
It Bites
Martin Orford

11:00 AM  
Blogger Barrie Sillars said...

Hi Rob,

Yes, good times! I got them all you mentioned apart from Frost* which hopefully will be here next week. Unitopia is sinking in quite nicely!

11:47 AM  
Blogger terry said...

interesting background story to the "321" cut on the Unitopia CD-2.

1:08 AM  
Blogger Barrie Sillars said...

Hi Terry,

What is the background story to "321"?

11:42 AM  
Blogger terry said...

it has to do with a real mining disaster in Tasmania. if you "wiki" Unitopia, you'll find there is no article on them (wanna write it?), but it does link to a Wikipedia article on the mine cave-in. Unitopia gets mentioned as doing the "321" single with the survivors. Neat.

11:18 PM  

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