POWER OF POP MUSIC ALBUM REVIEW: RED BAZAR – TALES FROM THE BOOKCASE

ALBUM REVIEW: RED BAZAR – TALES FROM THE BOOKCASE

Red Bazar

Background
Red Bazar formed in 2007 with Andy Wilson on guitar, Paul Comerie on Drums and Mick Wilson on bass and keyboards.  The trio released their debut album in 2008, Connections which was an instrumental album.  It was very well received by the prog world and excellent reviews from around the world.  The use of more keyboards in subsequent recordings made it difficult for the band to play live as Mick was juggling between keyboards and bass, so the band took the decision to find a keyboard player.  After a long search and many auditions, along came Gary Marsh. Since then, the band have continued to write material, but wanted to try something different.  This resulted in a collaboration with vocalist Peter Jones, for the new album Tales from the Bookcase.

Strengths
Progressive rock that will impress fans of the classic pioneers of the genre. Instrumental virtuosity and melodic sophistication, not to mention imaginative lyrical themes leave all who listen in no doubt that Red Bazar are one of the finest neo-progressive rock bands around. Jones’ obvious debt to Peter Gabriel is a bonus as he recalls the absolute heyday of a genre that has seen better days.

Highlights
“Queen of the Night, Part 1”, “Calling Her On”, “City and the Stars”.

Sounds Like
Yes, Genesis, Marillion, Steven Wilson.

Bottom Line
Prog rock fans rejoice, Red Bazar’s Tales from the Bookcase is a modern-day rock masterpiece that they can all get behind, enjoy and share, without embarrassment whatsoever.

Information
Official Site: www.redbazar.co.uk

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