Always A Rebel by Jon Magnusson

Independent music apostle and community builder Jon Magnusson is back with a new EP Always A Rebel which was released on 9 March 2018. Jon blended acoustic, electric and jazz guitar with classical analog synths on this five-track EP with such songs as Rely On Me, I’m Not The Only One, Set Me On Fire and two versions of Always A Rebel.  This EP was well written, recorded, performed and produced.  To get your digital copy of “Always a rebel EP” or any other inquiries, get in touch directly with Jon Magnusson. Not only is he an artist and multi-instrumentalist, but also manage his own promotion and press contacts. He can be contacted via e-mail,



One by Colin Carter

One is the debut album by Colin Carter, best known as the lead vocalist for Prog icons Flash featuring guitar legend Peter Banks, an English guitarist, vocalist, songwriter, and producer. He was best known as the original guitarist in the rock bands the Syn, Yes, Flash, and Empire.  This album is a diverse collection of light and dark electric rock with a little funk, a little swing, and a few other surprises.  This amazing album contains strong vocals and great instrumental backup in such tracks as Wings, Star Crossed, Underground, Obsession and much more.  In addition to all songs composed and produced by Colin Carter, this album was well performed and recorded.  This album is available February 22, 2018, for purchase from CD Baby, Cleopatra Records, Amazon and everywhere CD’s and digital downloads are sold.


Guitar Masters Collection by Various Artists

Guitar Masters Collection is a CD collection from Grammy award-winning producer Brian Tarquin featuring the cream of the crop guitarists such as Allan Holdsworth, Larry Coryell, Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Stanley Clarke, Zakk Wylde and much more.  This album which mixes Rock with Jazz and Funk was released on March 23, 2018, on the Cleopatra Records label.  Among the great tracks on this ten track album are Tocar Modera featuring Larry Coryell & Brian Tarquin, Funk Me Tender featuring Steve Vai & Randy Coven, an awesome remake of the Stevie Wonder classic I Wish featuring Zakk Wylde & Randy Coven, Hair featuring Joe Satriani and Stanley Clarke, Mother Load featuring Leslie West from Mountain & Randy Coven plus so much more.  This great compilation was well written, performed, recorded and produced.  If you are a big fan of great guitar works, you will want to own this album which can be purchased from Amazon, Itunes, Cleopatra Records and everywhere CD’s and digital downloads are sold.


Parachutes In Hurricanes by David Fitzpatrick

Parachutes In Hurricanes is guitarist/songwriter David Fitzpatrick’s first major solo work to be released April 27, 2018, on the Daystorm music label. David Fitzpatrick who has led Milwaukee’s Dave Fitzpatrick Band for decades shows his great vocals, guitar riffs, harmonies  and songwriting ability as a solo artist on this great album with such great tracks as Lost On The Same Street, Long Way Down, All In Tonight, Your Ghost, If I Could and so much more.  All songs on this amazing album were well written by David Fitzpatrick, produced by Gary Tanin and was well performed and recorded.  This album will be available for purchase on April 27th from Amazon and other locations where CD’s and digital downloads are sold.


A Race Through Dark Places by Subclass

For my 740th review, I am proud to present A Race Through Dark Places, a debut album by Subclass from Birmingham in the UK.  This mixture of Electronic and Guitars is one of the most amazing albums I have heard so far, featuring great vocals and instrumentation.  This eleven track album features such great tracks as Let It Go, Perfect Tainted Scene, Inside Out, The Spy, Together and much more.  I am impressed with how well this album was written, performed, and recorded.  I recommend you give this album a listen and purchase it from Amazon, Itunes, Google Play and everywhere else that digital downloads are sold.


You Should Have Been There by Savoy Brown Featuring Kim Simmonds

For my 739th review, I am proud to present the album You Should Have Been There, an amazing live recording by the blues rock band Savoy Brown featuring Kim Simmonds the Welsh guitarist and is the leader and founder member of this great band.  I have been a fan of Savoy Brown for many years and I am thrilled to listen to this album and write this review.  This six-track album features such great tracks as Hellbound Train, Street Corner Talking, Blues Like Midnight and so much more.  This album was well written, recorded, produced and performed.  You definitely want to add this album to your Savoy Brown collection.  You can purchase this amazing album from Amazon, Itunes, Discogs and everywhere else that CD’s and digital downloads are sold.



Fish Out Of Water by Chris Squire

Fish Out of Water is the first studio album from the English bassist, singer and songwriter Chris Squire, released in November 1975 on Atlantic Records. The album was recorded during a period of inactivity by his progressive rock band Yes following the band’s agreement for each member produce a solo album. Esoteric Recordings is proud to re-release this album as an official limited edition deluxe boxed set which includes two CD’s, two DVD’s, one vinyl LP and two seven inch singles. This fourteen track collection contains such great works as Hold Out Your Hand, Lucky Seven, Safe, Run With The Fox, Return With The Fox and so much more. Chris left us in 2015, but this release shows that his music still lives on.  In addition to it being well composed, it was also well performed, recorded and produced. This limited edition box set and the two CD version will be available on April 27, 2018, from Amazon, Cherry Red Records and everywhere else where CD’s and digital downloads are sold.


Big Bang by Alan Simon

In collaboration one twenty musicians participated in this musical odyssey that invites the listener back to the origins of the universe and to the destiny of planet Earth, French composer Alan Simon now offers an original album of fourteen great elegant tracks in an album called Big Bang released March 30, 2018, on the Cherry Red Records label. This is my second review of this amazing artist. The orchestral rock album features 14 new studio tracks featuring special guests Alan Stivell, John Helliwell of Supertramp, Michael Sadler of Saga and Roberto Tiranti of Labyrinth.  I enjoyed this fourteen track from start to finish with great instrumental tracks and some great vocals on such songs as Prologue To The First Day, Fools, Solarius, Seven Moons In The Sky, Starlight and so much more.   This amazing album was well composed, performed, recorded and produced. Please check out this album and you will want to purchase this album from Amazon, Cherry Red Records, and everywhere else that CD’s and digital downloads are sold.


Power Pop Blasts! 2 by Various Artists

PowerPop Blasts 2 is the ultimate pop-punk collection which takes punk-pop and emo-pop to new dimensions.  I enjoyed this twenty track collection from start to finish with such great tracks as Nevermind by Stars Of The Party, Lockwood by Voice Of Addiction, Home Is Where The Heart Is by Atlantic Avenue, Love Makes Me Crazy by Here’s The Riot, Greetings by Mick Motto and so much more.  This great collection was well written, performed, recorded and produced.  Where else can you find all these great songs on one album?  You can purchase this great compilation from Amazon, Target, Best Buy, Itunes, and other places where CD’s and digital downloads are sold.


Sci-Fox by The Foxholes

For my 732nd review I am proud to announce the seventh album by Barcelona based rock band The Foxholes called Sci-Fox released September 12, 2017, featuring members Jonah Luke, Ángel Millán & Max Moritz.  This great band that was formed in 2006 has heavy guitar riffs and outstanding keyboard works as featured in such tracks as the title track Sci-Fox, La Ciencia De La Confusion, Cada Miecoles and so much more. This is an outstanding album and looking forward to hearing their earlier material and releases of the future.  This release was well written, performed, and recorded.  This is definitely an album you will want to check out on Spottily and purchase from Amazon, Bandcamp and everywhere else where CD’s and digital download are sold.