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This section contains albums which pay tribute to bands, artists or albums listed on the site. The artists who recorded the tracks on these albums may or may not be listed on the site themselves.

Note - Only tributes to bands and albums listed on this site should be included. Tributes to bands classified as proto-prog and prog related bands should not normally be added. If the title of the album does not include the name of the band or album, this should be added in brackets to the title, for example "A tribute to a great band" would be shown as "A tribute to a great band (URIAH HEEP)".

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VARIOUS ARTISTS (TRIBUTES) top albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

2.57 | 19 ratings
The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra performs the best known works of Rick Wakeman
1978
4.00 | 7 ratings
The Alan Parsons Project Played By Andrew Powell
1983
2.50 | 4 ratings
Beyond The Wildwood - A Tribute To Syd Barrett
1987
4.08 | 3 ratings
Royal Philharmonic orchestra and Great Empire plays Monuments: 12 Hits Of Queen
1991
3.88 | 14 ratings
The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Plays Hits Of Pink Floyd
1994
2.55 | 10 ratings
Nativity In Black - A Tribute To Black Sabbath
1994
3.05 | 3 ratings
Black Night, Deep Purple Tribute According To New York
1995
0.00 | 0 ratings
Carlotto & Cucciolo Già Dik Dik
1995
2.80 | 17 ratings
Us and Them - Symphonic Pink Floyd
1995
2.41 | 37 ratings
Suppers Ready (Genesis tribute)
1995
3.18 | 35 ratings
Tales From Yesterday: A View From The South Side Of The Sky (Yes tribute)
1995
2.24 | 18 ratings
The Moon Revisited (Pink Floyd tribute)
1995
2.94 | 9 ratings
A Saucerful Of Pink: A Tribute To Pink Floyd
1995
3.81 | 7 ratings
In From The Storm
1995
2.32 | 11 ratings
Encomium - A Tribute To Led Zeppelin
1995
3.28 | 28 ratings
To Cry You a Song: A Collection of Tull Tales (Jethro Tull tribute)
1996
3.17 | 37 ratings
Working Man (A tribute to Rush)
1996
3.51 | 24 ratings
Zarathustra's Revenge
1997
3.50 | 4 ratings
Giant Tracks: A Tribute to Gentle Giant
1997
3.03 | 10 ratings
Schizoid Dimension - A Tribute To King Crimson
1997
3.63 | 32 ratings
Encores Legends & Paradox (Emerson Lake & Palmer tribute)
1999
3.00 | 4 ratings
Thousand Days of Yesterday: A Tribute to Captain Beyond
1999
3.20 | 5 ratings
Nativity in Black II
2000
3.11 | 8 ratings
Tuonen Tytär - A Tribute To Finnish Progressive
2000
3.00 | 5 ratings
In Too Deep - A Tribute To Genesis
2002
3.05 | 21 ratings
Pigs And Pyramids: The Songs Of Pink Floyd, AKA A Special tribute to Pink Floyd
2002
3.13 | 23 ratings
Easy Star All-Stars: Dub Side Of The Moon (Pink Floyd)
2003
3.50 | 4 ratings
A Return to Fantasy - A Tribute to Uriah Heep
2003
3.60 | 5 ratings
The Hits Of Pink Floyd: Darker Side Of The Moon
2004
4.00 | 3 ratings
Giant For An Hour: music inspired by and in tribute to Gentle Giant
2005
2.05 | 4 ratings
A Tribute to Pink Floyd
2005
4.39 | 9 ratings
Visions Of An Inner Mounting Apocalypse (Mahavishnu Orchestra)
2005
2.67 | 8 ratings
Subdivisions (RUSH)
2005
3.22 | 8 ratings
21st Century Schizoid Band (King Crimson alumni group) - Official Bootled v.1
2005
0.00 | 0 ratings
The Royal Dan: A Tribute
2006
2.33 | 3 ratings
Higher And Higher - A Tribute To The Moody Blues
2006
3.91 | 3 ratings
Viva Carlos! A Supernatural Marathon Celebration
2006
4.14 | 20 ratings
Return to the Dark Side of the Moon - A Tribute to Pink Floyd
2006
3.10 | 2 ratings
Radiodread (Easy Star All - Stars)
2006
0.00 | 0 ratings
Maestros of Cool: A Tribute to Steely Dan
2006
2.52 | 7 ratings
String Quartet Tribute to Dream Theater
2007
4.20 | 48 ratings
Rewiring Genesis: A Tribute to The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway
2008
4.40 | 6 ratings
Paolo Chiarandini Plays Genesis
2008
3.85 | 4 ratings
Mahavishnu Re-Defined; A Tribute to John McLaughlin and The Mahavishnu Orchestra
2008
2.25 | 4 ratings
Abbey Road - A Tribute To The Beatles
2009
4.43 | 7 ratings
Hur! Hommage à la Musique de Christian Vander
2009
3.73 | 13 ratings
Rökstenen: A Tribute to Swedish Progressive Rock of the 70's
2009
2.95 | 13 ratings
The Flaming Lips and Stardeath and White Dwarfs With Henry Rollins and Peaches Doing The Dark Side of the Moon
2009
2.18 | 3 ratings
Top Musicians Play Genesis
2009
3.00 | 1 ratings
Undercover
2009
4.00 | 2 ratings
Easy Star All-Stars: Easy Star's Lonely Hearts Dub Band (The Beatles)
2009
3.96 | 4 ratings
Orchestre National de Jazz: Around Robert Wyatt
2009
4.00 | 3 ratings
Saraswathi-Lounge ... No One Flies Around The Sun (Pink Floyd)
2009
3.00 | 1 ratings
Hawkwind Triad
2010
3.00 | 2 ratings
Mahavishnu Re-Defined II - a tribute to John McLaughlin & Mahavishnu Orchestra
2010
3.73 | 2 ratings
In Search Of Hawkwind
2010
4.78 | 11 ratings
Leader of the Starry Skies: A Tribute to Tim Smith, Songbook 1
2010
3.88 | 16 ratings
Honor Thy Drummer - A Tribute to Mike Portnoy
2010
3.00 | 1 ratings
Dubber Side Of The Moon
2010
4.00 | 1 ratings
Roqueting Through Space
2011
4.18 | 11 ratings
A Flower Full of Stars: A Tribute to The Flower Kings
2011
3.13 | 5 ratings
A Collection of Delicate Diamonds - A Tribute to Pink Floyd
2011
4.00 | 3 ratings
Sorrows Children: The Songs of S.F. Sorrow
2012
3.00 | 4 ratings
Playing Hide and Seek with the Ghosts of Dawn (King Crimson's In the Court of the Crimson King)
2012
3.83 | 6 ratings
Family Snapshot - A Tribute to Genesis solo careers Peter Gabriel
2013
4.13 | 8 ratings
More Animals At The Gates Of Reason - a tribute to pink floyd
2013
3.60 | 10 ratings
The Many Faces Of Pink Floyd: A Journey Through The Inner World Of Pink Floyd
2013
3.50 | 2 ratings
Family Snapshots. A Tribute to Genesis Solo Albums: Steve Hackett
2013
3.00 | 2 ratings
Symphonic Theater of Dreams - A Symphonic Tribute to Dream Theater
2013
0.00 | 0 ratings
Everything You Did: The Music of Walter Becker & Donald Fagen
2013
3.17 | 6 ratings
Echoes of Secrets - A Pink Floyd Tribute
2014
3.14 | 7 ratings
A Psych Tribute to the Doors
2014
4.00 | 1 ratings
In the Land of Geese, Ghosts and Confusion. Tribute to Genesis Solo Careers
2014
5.00 | 1 ratings
Shine on Magic Hotel - Procol Harum Tribute
2014
3.78 | 9 ratings
An All Star Tribute To Pink Floyd: The Everlasting Songs
2015
2.86 | 7 ratings
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - Plays Prog Rock Classics
2015
2.67 | 6 ratings
The Many Faces Of Genesis - A Journey Through The Inner World Of Genesis
2015
3.00 | 3 ratings
Many Faces Of Emerson Lake & Palmer: A Journey Through The Inner World Of ELP
2015
0.00 | 0 ratings
Scandinavia Tributes
2015
1.00 | 1 ratings
Forro In The Dark Plays Zorn
2015
4.09 | 4 ratings
Savoldelli - Casarano - Bardoscia: The Great Jazz Gig in the Sky (Tribute to Pink Floyd)
2016
4.33 | 3 ratings
Tales from the Edge 2 - A Tribute to the Music of Yes
2017

VARIOUS ARTISTS (TRIBUTES) Live Albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

2.49 | 33 ratings
Symphonic Music Of Yes
1993
3.09 | 4 ratings
Zappa's Universe
1993
3.00 | 1 ratings
Soupsongs Live (Robert Wyatt tribute)
2000
1.00 | 3 ratings
Omaggio a Demetrio Stratos
2001
5.00 | 2 ratings
This Was: the first album of Jethro Tull performed by the original member Mick Abrahams
2001
2.00 | 2 ratings
Live In Tour: Teatro Romano Di Verona (performed by Big One, official Italian Pink Floyd tribute band)
2006
4.92 | 5 ratings
21st Century Schizoid Band (King Crimson alumni group) - Pictures Of A City: Live In New York
2006
3.75 | 8 ratings
Celebrating Jon Lord: The Rock Legend
2014
4.20 | 5 ratings
Celebrating Jon Lord: The Composer
2014
4.00 | 3 ratings
Fido Wird 10 Und Feiert - Live At Gare Du Nord & More
2014
4.00 | 6 ratings
Marillion's Script Revisited (by Mick Pointer Band)
2014

VARIOUS ARTISTS (TRIBUTES) Videos (DVD, Blu-ray, VHS etc)

4.03 | 4 ratings
Rock Aid Armenia: The Earthquake Video
1990
4.00 | 5 ratings
21st Century Schizoid Band (King Crimson alumni group) - Live In Japan (DVD)
2002
2.22 | 4 ratings
A Classic Rock Tribute To Genesis
2003
4.00 | 5 ratings
Un Biglietto Per L'inferno-Concerto Tributo
2005
3.51 | 3 ratings
Moogfest 2006 live
2007
2.90 | 2 ratings
FIDOplaysZAPPA Live On The Dental Floss
2009
4.00 | 3 ratings
Script Revisualised - Mick Pointer Band
2016

VARIOUS ARTISTS (TRIBUTES) Boxset & Compilations (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

3.00 | 4 ratings
Stone Free: A Tribute to Jimi Hendrix
1993
4.24 | 14 ratings
Mannerisms - A Celebration Of The Music Of Geoff Mann
1994
2.50 | 2 ratings
A propos d'ange
1994
3.00 | 2 ratings
Eyewitness: A Tribute to VdGG
1995
4.00 | 3 ratings
Unsettled Scores (Tribute to Cuneiform bands)
1995
3.91 | 2 ratings
Eyesore: A Stab At The Residents
1996
3.90 | 15 ratings
The River of Constant Change; A Tribute to Genesis
1996
2.29 | 5 ratings
Harbour of Joy: A Tribute to Camel
1996
3.25 | 4 ratings
Giant for a Life: A Tribute to Gentle Giant
1997
4.00 | 5 ratings
Fanfare for the Pirates - A Tribute to ELP
1998
2.88 | 12 ratings
The Fox Lies Down; A Tribute to Genesis
1998
5.00 | 3 ratings
A Homage To Neu!
1998
2.12 | 6 ratings
Voices- A Tribute To Dream Theater
1999
3.40 | 5 ratings
To Canterbury And Beyond: A Tribute to the Canterbury Scene
1999
3.40 | 5 ratings
Signs of Life: A Tribute to Pink Floyd
2000
4.00 | 3 ratings
Celebrating The Music Of Weather Report
2000
2.71 | 8 ratings
Wonderous - A Tribute To Yes (aka The Revealing Songs Of Yes)
2001
2.00 | 2 ratings
Justin Hayward & Friends Sing The Moody Blues Classical Hits
2003
3.00 | 1 ratings
Moody Bluegrass: A Nashville Tribute To The Moody Blues
2004
3.83 | 5 ratings
The Letters: An Unconventional Italian Guide To King Crimson
2004
3.60 | 22 ratings
Back Against The Wall (A Tribute To Pink Floyd)
2005
0.00 | 0 ratings
Black Sabbath A Tribute (performed by Ozzy Osbourne)
2005
3.00 | 7 ratings
Progressive Rock Covers
2006
3.95 | 3 ratings
Theme Of Appreciation - A Worldwide Tribute To Eddie Jobson
2006
3.12 | 5 ratings
Hamtaï! Hommage à la musique de Christian Vander
2007
3.52 | 10 ratings
Tuonen Tytär II
2009
3.00 | 1 ratings
Assemblage de pièces comeladiennes du plus bel effet
2009
3.00 | 1 ratings
Guitars Dancing in the Light (A Tribute to Santana)
2010
3.50 | 4 ratings
Recital for a Season's End: A Tribute to Marillion
2010
3.96 | 9 ratings
Tales From The Edge - A Tribute To The Music Of Yes
2012
4.00 | 2 ratings
Side Effects
2015

VARIOUS ARTISTS (TRIBUTES) Official Singles, EPs, Fan Club & Promo (CD, EP/LP, MC, Digital Media Download)

2.05 | 7 ratings
The Symphonic Music of Yes (sampler)
1993
3.00 | 1 ratings
A Visit to Newport Hospital
2012
4.00 | 1 ratings
Shrunken Head Music
2013
4.00 | 1 ratings
A Momentary Lapse of Vinyl (Pink Floyd Tribute)
2014

VARIOUS ARTISTS (TRIBUTES) Reviews


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 Dubber Side Of The Moon by VARIOUS ARTISTS (TRIBUTES) album cover Studio Album, 2010
3.00 | 1 ratings

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Dubber Side Of The Moon
Various Artists (Tributes) Various Genres

Review by TenYearsAfter

— First review of this album —
3 stars "Space reggae version of Dark Side Of The Moon"

As a huge fan of Seventies Pink Floyd I was pleasantly surprised when I stumbled upon this extraordinary reggae version of the most legendary progressive rock album, Dark Side Of The Moon. The musicians are the ''house band' of the Easy Star Records label. After the original 2003 release entitled Dub Side Of The Moon this band was frequently asked to perform the album on stage. Eventually this led to a Dub Side Of The Moon worldtour, meanwhile the sales went over 300.000 copies. Due the this success, the live experiences of the musicians and the evolution of the songs during the years, the label decided to re-release the album in 2010, now named Dubber Side Of The Moon.

It looks like a weird idea to do a reggae version of a progressive rock album, but DSOTM is not the usual prog virtuosity and complexity like Gentle Giant, Yes, King Crimson and ELP. In fact Pink Floyd is on DSOTM more close to blues than classical music, with their melodic, accessible and atmospheric prog. And these elements are starting points for the Easy Star All Stars band on Dubber Of The Moon. Mostly without the legendary guitar - and keyboard sound of Gilmour and Wright, but with pleasant catchy rhythms, the distinctive reggae vocals and the inventive use of modern electronics and exotic percussion. DSOTM is 'a wet dream for hifi snobs', well, Dubber Of The Moon is also an exciting experience on that point. Sometimes I had to think of Ozric Tentacles.

My highlights.

Speak To Me/Breathe : captivating blend of Seventies Pink Floyd and modern electronics.

The Great Gig In The Sky : deep echo and excellent vocals by Kirsty Rock.

Money: great groovy bass and echo vocals.

And Any Colour You Like : sensational use of synthesizers and electronics.

Pretty disappointing is the rendition of On The Run, too much relaxed reaggae, too far away from original ominous atmoshpere, created by the VCS 3 synthesizer sound.

The four bonus tracks are nice, no more or less.

Step It Pon The Rastaman Scene: lots of reggae and electronics, along clarinet by Katie Gabriel

Money : fat bass and echo vocals.

Time: nice instrumental version.

On The Run : fat synthesizer runs and surprising work on the Fender Rhodes electric piano.

If you are a PF fan and up to a very special musical adventure, this is an album to discover. And in fact this music is more progressive than tons of prog albums from the last 3 decades.

My rating: 3,5 star.

 Rökstenen: A Tribute to Swedish Progressive Rock of the 70's by VARIOUS ARTISTS (TRIBUTES) album cover Studio Album, 2009
3.73 | 13 ratings

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Rökstenen: A Tribute to Swedish Progressive Rock of the 70's
Various Artists (Tributes) Various Genres

Review by TenYearsAfter

3 stars First review of this album.

What a delight that the Finnish Colossus and French Musea keep on releasing those vintage keyboards drenched boxes, this time the focus is on the Swedish progressive rock in the Seventies. In my opinion this is a pretty unexplored territory for many progheads with the exception of Kaipa (here Roine Stolt started his progrock carreer) and Bo Hansson (once member of the duo Hansson & Karlsson that was support act of Jimi Hendrix in the late Sixties in Sweden).

On CD-1 we meet a few known new formations.

Simon Says plays Kaipa (dreamy intro with sitar, then a compelling bombastic climate with wonderful vintage keyboards and a moving guitar solo), Willowglass also playing Kaipa (keyboards in the vein of 76-77 Genesis), Beardfish plays Made In Sweden (dynamic and varied) and Bootcut as Merit Hemmingson (lush Hammond sound). Very beautiful in the '70 Genesis tradition is Revalation as Atlas (mighty close to Tony Banks during The Cinema Show) and E.D.O. (Edo Spanninga from Flamborough Head) also plays Atlas (impressive church organ and violin-Mellotron. I also love to listen to Jinetes Negros als Blakulla (very alternating with splendid vintage keyboards and sensitive electric guitar), The Grand Trick as Bo Hansson (propulsive with fiery guitar) and Echoes as Trettioariga Kriget (from compelling with steel-guitar to a swinging break with a bas solo).

On CD-2 we can enjoy a lot of variety.

Pleasant symphonic rock like La Boca Della Verita as Dice (with an awesome Mellotron sound, powerful guitar and flashy Minimoog flights), Karmic Juggernaut also as Dice (fluent bombastic like Seventies Yes and lush Hammond) and Mist Season as Ragnarok (Camel-like with strong work on guitar and synthesizer). Or Sixties rock like Jimi Hendrix and Cream by Magnolia as November (extended guitar solo with sensational use of the wah-wah pedal) and jazzy with powerful saxophone and guitar by Vanilla Project as Atlas. This CD also contains songs that sound like a blend of pop, rock and Sixties like renditions of tracks by JetSet, Samla Mammas Manna, Trettioariga Kriget and Pugh Rogefeldt by respectively JetSet, Tkingkeys, Villabrad and Soniq Circus. It sounds pleasant but not traditionally progressive like we use to get from Colossus/Musea. Nonetheless, it's interesting music Swedish progressive rock.

CD-3 turns out to be the most adventurous and surprising one from this 3-CD box, not always my cup of tea but often captivating.

A kind of chamber progrock with fat synthesizer runs and classical flute by a special formation with a piece of the Swedish composer Johan Heimich Roman, a swinging rythm with fine vintage keyboards by Daal (featuring Alfio Costa) as Ragnarok, a piece with a beautiful solo on the flute-Mellotron and strong guitar work and female Swedish vocals by Anya (including Par Lindh) as November, blisteringwah-wah guitar and then lush a Mellotron and Moog sound by The Moor as Pugh Rogenfeldt, a compelling blend of symphonic rock and psychedelia with Floydian guitar and intense Mellotron by Matthijs Herder as Algamas Tradgard, folky with the Arabian ''oud' and Indian sitar by In The Labyrinth as Handgjort and an intricate musical stew featuring sitar and tables and all sorts of sounds by Orient Squeezers as Zamla Mammaz Manna.

Personally I like this box because it's an interesting way to discover Seventies progrock other than from countries like Italy, France, Germany and Spain. Especially bands like Blakulla, Dice and Ragnarok are worth to discover but I am also delighted about the renditions of the current progrock formations. And ' fellow Dutchman Matthijs Herder his lush Mellotron sound is great! My rating: 3,5 stars.

 Savoldelli - Casarano - Bardoscia: The Great Jazz Gig in the Sky (Tribute to Pink Floyd) by VARIOUS ARTISTS (TRIBUTES) album cover Studio Album, 2016
4.09 | 4 ratings

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Savoldelli - Casarano - Bardoscia: The Great Jazz Gig in the Sky (Tribute to Pink Floyd)
Various Artists (Tributes) Various Genres

Review by memowakeman
Special Collaborator Honorary Collaborator

4 stars The impact of being different!

It is not a secret that Pink Floyd's Darkside of the Moon is one of the most influential and loved albums in the history of music, which has modified (positively, I guess) the lives of countless individuals and groups, and has led to the creation of several covers, tributes and renditions. Most of those tributes ?at least the ones I've heard- continued with the rock potion all over the music, creating nice covers but in the end covers that maintain the same spirit, I mean, that don't really make us think: "this is different", no. Fortunately, Boris Savoldelli decided to create something quite different, a surprise that someone who expects a tribute with a similar sound from the original work will not really dig. So yeah, I warn you, this is a rue creative tribute, so go forward or turn around right now.

The Great Jazz Gig in the Sky is a pretty cool name for this tribute album, which of course tells that jazz is what we might find here. Though Savoldelli might be the mastermind behind, the project consists on a trio, greatly complemented by Rafaelle Casarano on sax and Marco Bardoscia on bass. The songtitles are the same you already know, but the music is what is drastically different.

The jazz does not appear in the short opener "Speak to me", in fact, this is a loony introduction in which vocals and spacey-noises can be heard, a bit freaky. With "Breath" now we can notice the important role bass will play during the album, because it is the only instrument here, creating the rhythm we are used to know. Of course there are vocals, Savoldelli is the singer and man, he does it really good but I have to say that the first time I listened to it I felt kind of disconcerted, maybe it is an acquired taste. The "second" part of this song is amazing. Saxophone appear along with some spacey electronic atmospheres, sensual and relaxing, but probing and stimulating. This was the first moment in which I said to myself "this is gonna be great".

"On the Run" is a short lunatic track with some quirky noises here and there. When it vanishes, we are already listening to "Time" which has a very disarming sound provoked by the vocals and double bass, it is beautiful and becomes even better when sax adds its melancholic sound. I dare saying that the mood of this piece is actually sad, so if you are sensitive, it could even make you cry. "The Great Gig in The Sky / Money" is a challenging combo. The first minute continues with the melancholic sound, but then all of a sudden electronics appear creating a quite different atmosphere, while vocals enter singing the Clare Torry part. Those electronics keep beating but now is Savoldelli's vocals singing the Gilmour part. When vocals finish, the music changes again, bass stays and produce once again, some disarming sounds.

The longest creation comes next with the mighty "Us and Them". Man, I was obsessed with its depth the first time I listened to it. Here the trio has a wonderful guest musician, Dewa Budjana plays guitar in a very soft way but totally accurate to create the ideal atmosphere. Tender vocals surrounded by ambient and electronic nuances will transport you to another threshold, so you can close your eyes and feel the charm and magic of this amazingly arranged song that despite being the longest, it has been the one I have repeated the most. In the last part the guitar becomes a bit more protagonist with some nice riffs included. It is great how after a long instrumental (interlude?) vocals return in order to finish this enchanting track.

"Any Colour You Like" brings some electronic noises, like spacey and futuristic; in a passage bass appear in a subtle way. It leads to "Brain Damage" which has Boris' vocals with a loony spirit, you know, the lunatic is on the grass. Bass and sax are here all the way, the vocals create strange textures and we can also notice some soft but deep atmospheric backgrounds. The song flows and the last two minutes are deliciously highlighted by Casarano's sax. A gem! The album finishes with "Eclipse" which has a kind of humoristic mood that contrasts with what we had been listening. It is a cool way to finish an amazing and unique tribute that I would like to recommend to any open mind aiming to discover memorable tunes.

Enjoy it!

 Marillion's Script Revisited (by Mick Pointer Band) by VARIOUS ARTISTS (TRIBUTES) album cover Live, 2014
4.00 | 6 ratings

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Marillion's Script Revisited (by Mick Pointer Band)
Various Artists (Tributes) Various Genres

Review by rdtprog
Special Collaborator Metal / Heavy / RPI / Symph Prog Team

4 stars A tribute to one of the best if not the best Neo-Prog album, (don't like that label but this is another debate) with musicians from other prog rock bands and with ex- Marillion member, Mick Pointer. The full album and many great songs from B-sides of the band are played. They choose the right vocalist, Brian Cummings singer of The Carpet Crawlers Genesis tribute band, and also singing in the new Peter Gabriel tribute. He has the shape and the big voice to match Fish vocal range. And this is what make this tribute a success. The songs have a lot of energy and keep the spirit of the music intact. If you like this album and Marillion Fish era, you will enjoy that double cd.
 To Cry You a Song: A Collection of Tull Tales (Jethro Tull tribute) by VARIOUS ARTISTS (TRIBUTES) album cover Studio Album, 1996
3.28 | 28 ratings

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To Cry You a Song: A Collection of Tull Tales (Jethro Tull tribute)
Various Artists (Tributes) Various Genres

Review by VianaProghead
Prog Reviewer

3 stars Review Nº 60

I bought this CD a couple of years. Honestly, I picked it up, mainly because of two reasons. The names of the artists involved in this project and because this is a tribute to one of the best and most important bands, but also because they're one of my favorite progressive groups of ever. Sincerely, I must confess that I gave only a very small importance to this album, when I bought it, and because of that, I just listened to it a few months ago.

The album was released in 1996 by Magna Carta and has fourteen tracks. The first track "A Tull Tale" is an instrumental track written specifically for this tribute by Magellan featuring Stan Johnson, Trent Gardner and Roger Patterson. The second track "Aqualung" is the title track of "Aqualung" and is also performed by Magellan featuring Trent Gardner, Wayne Gardner and Roger Patterson. The third track "Up The 'Pool" is a track of "Living In The Past" featuring Roy Harper and Colm O'Sullivan. The fourth track "Nothing Is Easy" is a track of "Stand Up" featuring John Wetton, Mick Abrahams, Clive Bunker, Glenn Cornick, Ian McDonald, Phil Manzanera and Robert Berry. The fifth track "Mother Goose" is a track of "Aqualung" featuring Lief Sorbye, Mike Varney and Robert Berry. The sixth track "Minstrel In The Gallery" is the title track of "Minstrel In The Gallery" featuring Robert Berry and Lief Sorbye. The seventh track "One Brown Mouse" is a track of "Heavy Horses" and is performed by Echolyn featuring Brett Kull, Ray Weston and Paul Ramsey. The eighth track "Cat's Squirrel" is a track of "This Was" featuring Charlie Musselwhite, Derek Trucks, Mick Abrahams, Clive Bunker, Mike Summerland and Robert Berry. The ninth track "To Cry You A Song" is a track of "Benefit" featuring Glen Hughes, Mick Abrahams, Clive Bunker, Glenn Cornick, Derek Sherinian and Robert Berry. The tenth track "A New Day Yesterday" is a song of "Stand Up" featuring Robby Steinhardt, Ian McDonald, Mick Abrahams, Phil Manzanera, Robert Berry, Clive Bunker, Glenn Cornick and Mike Vible. The eleventh track "Teacher" is a track of "Benefit" and is performed by Wolfstone featuring Ivan Drever, Stuart Eaglesham, Duncan Chisholm, Derek Sherinian, Mike Abrahams, Clive Bunker and Glenn Cornick. The twelfth track "Living In The Past" is the title track of "Living In The Past" featuring Keith Emerson, Mick Abrahams, Clive Bunker and Glenn Cornick. The thirteenth track "Locomotive Breath" is a track of "Aqualung" and is performed by Tempest featuring Robert Berry, Lief Sorbye, Rob Wullenjohn, Adolfo Lazo, Jay Nania and Michael Mullen. The fourteenth track "Life Is A Long Song" is a track of "Living In The Past" featuring Matt Pegg, Dave Pegg, Tom Mates and Rob Armstrong.

"To Cry You A Song" is a very nice album and very pleasant to listen to. It has a very interesting set of songs from Jethro Tull, despite it comprises almost only tracks from their first albums, but the new versions are in general good. For me, the album has four tracks of quality far above the others, which are "A Tull Tale", "Aqualung", "Minstrel In The Gallery" and "One Brown Mouse". About the remaining tracks, some are more interesting than others, with the exception of "Cat's Squirrel", which is for me, a track which passed by me in relation to the other remaining tracks.

About the four songs mentioned by me, I have to say something more about them. "A Tull Tale" is a great performance of Magellan that fits perfectly well into the music of Jethro Tull and is a great tribute to them that passes through various pieces of their music. The version of "Aqualung" made by Magellan is, in my humble opinion, a perfect choice by this great band, not only because, it's for me, one of the best songs of Jethro Tull, but also because it fits perfectly in the Magellan's music. I've listened to this version many times, and honestly, I don't consider this version inferior to the original. "Minstrel In The Gallery" is also, in my humble opinion, one of the best tracks of Jethro Tull and represents also a great version of the original composition. "One Brown Mouse" is one of the simplest and most beautiful songs of Jethro Tull and to my taste, this startlingly original version of Echolyn is simply brilliant and amazing. This is probably my favorite track of the album. It makes shining the name of this great American band.

Conclusion: Like Gatot, I also think that a tribute album can't be considered as a masterpiece. However, I would like to put the question in another way. Can a tribute album to a band be essential to any progressive musical collection? I think the answer can be yes if it's an album with a bunch of good songs that perfectly represents the band's repertoire, or when the new versions are great and well performed by those artists. However, in this case and unlike Gatot, I don't consider this album essential to any progressive musical collection mainly due to two reasons. First, it isn't fully representative of the repertoire of the band. Second, in general, I don't consider it, an album of great new versions of the original titles. Anyway, in spite of everything I wrote before, "To Cry You A Song", consists in the vast majority, of interesting versions, especially the wonderful versions made by Magellan and Echolyn, of which I'm a big fan.

Prog is my Ferrari. Jem Godfrey (Frost*)

 Encores Legends & Paradox (Emerson Lake & Palmer tribute) by VARIOUS ARTISTS (TRIBUTES) album cover Studio Album, 1999
3.63 | 32 ratings

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Encores Legends & Paradox (Emerson Lake & Palmer tribute)
Various Artists (Tributes) Various Genres

Review by SouthSideoftheSky
Special Collaborator Symphonic Team

3 stars Toccata

There is sometimes talk of a "big five" or "big six" of progressive Rock - referring, not necessarily to the best five or six bands, but at least to those that are most well-known among the wider public - even though there is probably no consensus on exactly which bands should be included. If you would ask Magna Carta records they would probably tell you that the big six consists of Yes, Genesis, Pink Floyd, Jethro Tull, Rush, and Emerson Lake & Palmer. At least it is precisely these six bands that this label has released tribute albums to.

Encores Legends & Paradox is a tribute to Emerson Lake & Palmer and is one of the better tribute albums in the series by Magna Carta. As could be expected, keyboard players play an important role here given the nature of the music of Emerson Lake & Palmer. Geoff Downes, Erik Norlander, Derek Sherinian, Jordan Rudess, and Igor Khoroshev are some of the keyboarders who pay their respects to Keith Emerson on this tribute. Emerson's influence on these players is undeniable.

Among the vocalists we find John Wetton whose career is intertwined with that of Greg Lake in interesting ways. Both Lake and Wetton were of course part of King Crimson at different times, and Lake at one point (albeit very briefly) stood in for Wetton in Asia (as documented on the live video Asia In Asia). Other singers involved in this tribute are Glenn Hughes, Robert Berry, and Dream Theater's James LaBrie. Berry, as ELP fans will know, was Lake's replacement in the band in the late 80's when they adopted the moniker of "3" for one album; To the Power of Three, released in 1988.

On the drum stool we find, among others, Mike Portnoy from Dream Theater and Doanne Perry from Jethro Tull. Interestingly, guitars are more prominent on these cover versions than they ever were on the originals. Original Yes guitarist Peter Banks contributes to a couple of tracks and long-time Jethro Tull guitarist Martin Barre contributes to one. Marc Bonilla is another guitar player involved and he would later go on to collaborate with Keith Emerson himself. They did a good studio album in 2008 under the name "Keith Emerson Band featuring Marc Bonilla", and an excellent live album and video followed in 2011. (See the entry for Keith Emerson for these releases.) I have often thought that ELP would have benefited from the addition of a permanent guitar player and my view is confirmed by versions including more guitars. (Also Greg Lake have performed ELP material live with guitar players to great effect; see, for example, the very good DVD Greg Lake Live.)

All of the ten cuts cover tunes from ELP's first four albums, released between 1970 and 1973. As most fans would agree, this was the best period of the band, and the song selection reflects the band's greatness. No tribute album can ever be essential and Encores Legends & Paradox is no exception. But it is a worthy celebration of a great band and one of the better entries in Magna Carta's series of tributes released between 1995 and 1999.

 To Cry You a Song: A Collection of Tull Tales (Jethro Tull tribute) by VARIOUS ARTISTS (TRIBUTES) album cover Studio Album, 1996
3.28 | 28 ratings

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To Cry You a Song: A Collection of Tull Tales (Jethro Tull tribute)
Various Artists (Tributes) Various Genres

Review by SouthSideoftheSky
Special Collaborator Symphonic Team

3 stars Living in the past

I am not a big fan of tribute albums, but the series of such albums released by the Magna Carta label in the 1990's is interesting enough for me to sit up and take notice. As I have mentioned in previous reviews of other entries in the same series (which includes tributes to Yes, Genesis, Pink Floyd, Rush, and Emerson Lake & Palmer), these tributes are special in that they do not only include a bunch of younger generation bands and artists paying tribute to their childhood heroes, but also involve some contemporaries and peers of the celebrated bands, and in some cases even former band members themselves! Examples from the series include Annie Haslam of Renaissance singing a Yes song, Peter Bardens of Camel doing Genesis, and on the present album we have such luminaries as John Wetton and Ian McDonald of King Crimson (among other bands), Keith Emerson, Roy Harper, and Robbie Steinhardt of Kansas, interpreting Jethro Tull! We even have several members of Jethro Tull itself contributing, including no less than three of the original members of the band! This adds a legitimacy to the proceedings unusual of tribute projects.

From the younger generation artists we have Tempest and their main man Lief Sorbye contributing to several songs. Sorbye sounds quite a lot like Ian Anderson! Tempest was singed to Magna Carta at the time and their masterpiece album Turn Of The Wheel (featuring a guest performance by Keith Emerson) was released in the same year as this tribute album. Also appearing is Tempest collaborator Robert Berry who also was part of all the other tribute albums in the series. Magellan is another band present and that band's Trent Gardner even contributes some original material on the opener A Tull Tale.

In my review of the Genesis tribute Supper's Ready, I complained that the song selection was slanted towards albums from past that band's peak. To Cry You A Song actually suffers from the very opposite; this song selection is heavily slanted towards the very earliest period(s) of Jethro Tull's long career. The focus is almost exclusively on the Blues Rock/Folk Rock/Hard Rock that characterised Jethro Tull in the late 60's and very early 70's before they became a fully progressive Rock band. With the exception of the title track from 1975's Minstrel In The Gallery and One Brown Mouse from 1978's Heavy Horses all of the songs covered here are from the band's very early days: from 1968 to 1971. (My personal favourite period of Jethro Tull is from 1971 to 1982.) Having this said, however, some of these old songs are "updated" to sound a bit more like later Jethro Tull, and to be honest I actually enjoy this tribute album more than I do Jethro Tull's first couple of albums!

Overall, To Cry You A Song is better than the Genesis tribute Supper's Ready, but not quite as good as the Yes tribute Tales From Yesterday.

 The Moon Revisited (Pink Floyd tribute) by VARIOUS ARTISTS (TRIBUTES) album cover Studio Album, 1995
2.24 | 18 ratings

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The Moon Revisited (Pink Floyd tribute)
Various Artists (Tributes) Various Genres

Review by SouthSideoftheSky
Special Collaborator Symphonic Team

1 stars Brain damage

Part of a series of tribute albums dedicated to major progressive Rock acts of the classic era that was created by the Magna Carta label in the 1990's, The Moon Revisited is a tribute to Pink Floyd. Or, actually, it is not so much a tribute to the band, but specifically to one album - namely, the 1973 album The Dark Side Of The Moon. Here, the well-known Pink Floyd album is faithfully recreated and little or nothing is different from the original arrangements.

Many of the same bands and artists that were involved in the creation of two other instalments in the series by Magna Carta - the Yes tribute Tales From Yesterday and the Genesis tribute Supper's Ready - also appear here, including World Trade, Cairo, Shadow Gallery, Enchant, Magellan, and Robert Berry, all of which were signed to the label at the time. I respect and appreciate most of these bands and artists and everything here is competently executed, but one cannot help asking the obvious question: what is the point of this exercise?

I must admit, first, that I am not a very big fan of Pink Floyd, and, secondly, that The Dark Side Of The Moon is not my favourite Pink Floyd album. I think it is a good album, but no more than good (I rate it with three stars). Given its status as one of the most loved Rock albums of all time, I have always thought that it is massively overrated. But regardless of what you think of the original album, this re-visitation is unnecessary.

 Suppers Ready (Genesis tribute) by VARIOUS ARTISTS (TRIBUTES) album cover Studio Album, 1995
2.41 | 37 ratings

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Suppers Ready (Genesis tribute)
Various Artists (Tributes) Various Genres

Review by SouthSideoftheSky
Special Collaborator Symphonic Team

2 stars Supper's not included!

Released in the same year as the Yes tribute album Tales From Yesterday and part of the same series of tributes to major progressive Rock acts of the classic era released by Magna Carta in the 1990's, this tribute to Genesis involves many of the same performers as the Yes tribute. As I mentioned in my review of Tales From Yesterday, these tribute releases from Magna Carta are special in that they do not only include a bunch of younger generation bands and artists paying tribute to their childhood heroes, but also involve some contemporaries and peers of the celebrated band itself. On the present album we find, for example, Peter Bardens of Camel, Richard Sinclair of Caravan, and Annie Haslam of Renaissance doing their versions of Genesis' music. These people's three respective numbers are actually among the most enjoyable even though the songs they are covering are not among Genesis more progressive songs.

Bands and artists that were also involved in the creation of the aforementioned Yes tribute Tales From Yesterday include World Trade, Cairo, Shadow Gallery, Enchant, Magellan, and Robert Berry - all of which were signed to the Magna Carta label at the time. I like several of these bands, but not all of them fit here. Shadow Gallery, for example, is an excellent band, but they are out of character on Entangled; they are just not right for that song.

With the exception Wind & Wuthering (which is my personal favourite Genesis album), every album from 1971's Nursery Cryme to 1983's Genesis are represented. In almost every case, it is the less progressive songs from the respective albums that are being covered. While I can only applaud that they don't ignore underrated, post-Steve Hackett albums like 1978's And Then There Were Three and 1980's Duke, most fans would certainly have preferred to hear more songs from the band's earlier albums at the expense of 80's numbers like Mama and Keep It Dark. I personally don't mind these latter two songs too much, but they are hardly among Genesis better songs or even the best songs from the albums from which they originate.

Supper's Ready is nonetheless a half-decent tribute album to one of my all-time favourite bands, but it is not as good as the Yes tribute Tales From Yesterday. (If you feel nostalgic for Genesis, you would be much better off with Steve Hackett's recent Genesis Revisited releases, especially the live albums).

 Tales From Yesterday: A View From The South Side Of The Sky (Yes tribute) by VARIOUS ARTISTS (TRIBUTES) album cover Studio Album, 1995
3.18 | 35 ratings

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Tales From Yesterday: A View From The South Side Of The Sky (Yes tribute)
Various Artists (Tributes) Various Genres

Review by SouthSideoftheSky
Special Collaborator Symphonic Team

3 stars Paying tribute to ... themselves!

In the mid-1990's, the record label Magna Carta initiated a series of tributes to major progressive Rock acts of the classic era. Starting in 1995 with tribute albums dedicated to Genesis (Supper's Ready), Pink Floyd (The Moon Revisited), and the present tribute to Yes entitled Tales From Yesterday: A View From The South Side Of The Sky. (The series then continued with tributes to Jethro Tull and Rush in the following year, and, finally, to Emerson, Lake & Palmer in 1999.)

The typical tribute album has a bunch of younger generation bands and artists paying tribute to their childhood heroes, but these tribute releases from Magna Carta are special in that they also involve contemporaries and peers, a case in point being Annie Haslam of Renaissance who does a Yes number on this album, and, in the case of the present album, even several Yes members themselves! Some of the tracks are therefore even better described as re-makes rather than as covers in virtue of involving the original performer. This is, for example, true of the version of Astral Traveler which features the original Yes guitarist Peter Banks and also of Soon which is performed by Patrick Moraz. Both of these are instrumental versions of pieces that originally contained vocals. Astral Traveler is particularly compelling in this new version.

Other Yes members present here include Steve Howe and Billy Sherwood, the latter as part of World Trade. Howe contributes to Roundabout with Robert Berry and to Turn Of The Century with the aforementioned Annie Haslam, whilst World Trade do a version of Wondrous Stories. (This was just before Billy became a full member of Yes, but he had already worked with the band for several years both live and in the studio). Other people involved who are part of the extended Yes family are Rick Wakeman's son Adam and visual artist extraordinaire Roger Dean who created the appealing art work for this album (like he did for so many real Yes albums). Adam Wakeman performs here as part of Jeronimo Road which also include long-time Rick Wakeman collaborator Tony Fernandez on drums as well as the wonderful Damian Wilson, who also was part of Rick's band for some years, on vocals. Even though Rick himself is absent, their version of Starship Trooper here sounds very much like the version that Rick performs live with his band.

The great Steve Morse shows his admiration for Steve Howe by contributing versions of Mood For A Day and Clap. Among the younger generation bands we find (in addition to the aforementioned World Trade) Shadow Gallery, Cairo, Magellan, and others, acts signed to Magna Carta at the time.

The song selection reflects mainly the classic period between 1971's The Yes Album and 1978's Tormato, but it also reaches back to the Peter Banks-era with the aforementioned Astral Traveler and forward to the Trevor Rabin-era with Changes.

I'm not big on tribute albums - in fact, this is the first one that I have ever reviewed, having actively ignored them up till now - but as far as tribute albums go, it probably doesn't get much better than this! Tales From Yesterday is actually a worthy tribute to my favourite band.

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