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Rick Wakeman and his English Rock Ensemble pump new life into the 70's prog rock ethos / SOMETHING ELSE!

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When discussing the philosophical importance of "The Rhodora," Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote, "On Being Asked, Whence Is the Flower?" – which loosely translates into "Where the hell did this come from?"

Well, big unexpected news from the prog front: Rick Wakeman and his English Rock Ensemble have pumped new life into the progressive rock ethos of the mid '70s. Yeah, Lazarus sort of comes back from the grave with this one, and to (almost) quote yet another on-and-off-again fellow Yes guy, Jon Anderson, "Tell the moon dog, tell the march hare, we have progressive rock heaven." Ah - the '70s. And, as Jethro Tull's Ian Anderson's alter-ego Gerald "Little Milton" Bostock wrote, "Spin me back down the years and the days of my youth." Trust me, this was a time with a wide-open throttle for records, books, and ideas.

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