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    Concerts: Electric Mary, Edinburgh Bannerman’s, 4th November 2019
    Concert Reviews

    Twenty one hours across two days is how long it took Australia’s Electric Mary to arrive in Scotland from their homeland on the other side of the planet. However, so delighted were the groove masters who play ‘rock n’ roll the way it used to taste’ to be performing for a small but enthusiastic Scottish audience that not one ounce of road weariness, travel sickness or jet lag weighed into what proved to be a scintillating performance. Steven Reid plugged himself into the mains for Sea of Tranquility…

    There’s no disguising the fact that Electric Mary came a long way to perform their first ever Scottish date for the disappointingly low tally of around forty folk, but what this no nonsense old school act served up was a show deserving of a venue ten times the size of the one they found themselves in and with a crowd to match. The band’s stalwarts, vocalist Rusty Brown and guitarist Pete Robinson, simply seemed thankful that anyone had turned up at all on what was a cold, wet and windy night and then set about digging grooves so deep that it’s a wonder that Electric Mary didn’t use them to burrow right through the Earth’s core to Scotland!
    Posted by Steven Reid on Thu, Nov 07 2019 @ 20:51 CST
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    SoT Video: A Tribute to Ginger Baker
    General Join host Pete Pardo as he pays tribute to drum legend Ginger Baker, who passed away recently at the age of 80.

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Sat, Oct 26 2019 @ 12:42 CDT
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    SoT Video: Review- Angel 'Risen'
    General Join host Pete Pardo as he reviews the new Angel CD 'Risen'.

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Sat, Oct 26 2019 @ 12:41 CDT
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    SoT Video: Review- Opeth 'In Cauda Venenum'
    General Join host Pete Pardo for a review of the new Opeth album/CD 'In Cauda Venenum'.

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Sat, Oct 26 2019 @ 12:40 CDT
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    SoT Video: Review- Nocturnus A.D. 'Paradox'
    General Join host Pete Pardo as he reviews the brand new CD from progressive death metal act Nocturnus A.D. 'Paradox'.

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Sat, Oct 26 2019 @ 12:38 CDT
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    SoT Video: Review- Vinnie Moore 'Soul Shifter'
    General Join host Pete Pardo as he discusses the new CD from UFO & solo guitarist Vinnie Moore.

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Sat, Oct 26 2019 @ 12:37 CDT
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    SoT Video: Top 10 Songs: The Beatles
    General Join host Pete Pardo as he counts down his 10 favorite songs from The Beatles as well as some honorable mentions.

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Sat, Oct 26 2019 @ 12:36 CDT
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    SoT Video: An Interview with Frank Marino!
    General Join host Pete Pardo for an interview with legendary guitarist/vocalist Frank Marino, as he discusses his new DVD/Blu-ray concert video 'Live at the Agora Theatre'. You can purchase the Video here: https://www.mahoganyrush.net/dvd/

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Sat, Oct 26 2019 @ 12:35 CDT
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    News: Legendary Saxon Frontman Biff Byford: First Solo Album SCHOOL OF HARD KNOCKS
    Heavy Metal Legendary Saxon Frontman Biff Byford Set to Release First Solo Album, SCHOOL OF HARD KNOCKS Due February 21, 2020 on Silver Lining Music.

    Watch/Listen to the first single “Welcome to the Show”

    Pre-orders available from October 25
    Posted by Steven Reid on Thu, Oct 24 2019 @ 19:25 CDT
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    News: Marillion With Friends From The Orchestra, Released 29 November 2019
    Progressive Rock Earlier this year, Marillion entered the studio with the intention to record selected songs from their rich catalogue along with friends from the orchestra. Recorded at The Racket Club and Peter Gabriel‘s Real World Studios, and with a running time of almost 80 minutes, “With Friends From The Orchestra” features nine classic Marillion tracks re-imagined and accompanied by the In Praise Of Folly String Quartet with Sam Morris (French Horn) and Emma Halnan (Flute).

    Marillion explain: “So our brilliant producer and collaborator Michael Hunter wrote some new string arrangements and we took a week out to go to Real World Studios and record with our friends. The result has exceeded our expectations, is indeed a thing of beauty.

    We hope you enjoy the songs and agree with us that some of them are actually better than the originals(!). Whether or not you agree with that bold statement we’re sure this work will move you.”
    Posted by Steven Reid on Wed, Oct 23 2019 @ 19:23 CDT
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    Interviews: Electric Mary - interview - Video for “It’s Alright” - Tour
    General Following the recent announcement of the upcoming European segment of their ‘Gimme Love’ worldwide tour, Melbourne’s most explosive classic rock quintet ELECTRIC MARY have released a brand new music video for their latest single, ‘It’s Alright’! Taken from their fourth studio album ‘Mother’, which was released in February of this year via Listenable Records, ELECTRIC MARY’s latest single release is a gospel laden chant for the future with a heavy rock groove from the past. Simultaneously, ‘It’s Alright’ carries an important message of hope for the downtrodden…

    ELECTRIC MARY’s ‘Gimme Love’ tour will bring the band back to Europe for the first time in three years, celebrating their latest studio release ‘Mother’ - an album that received high praise upon release from the likes of Classic Rock, Planet Rock and Fireworks Magazine. The Tour also sees the band sharing stages with rock legends Y&T and Skid Row.

    And singer Rusty Brown spoke to Sea of Tranquility’s Steven Reid to tell us more…
    Posted by Steven Reid on Fri, Sep 20 2019 @ 19:41 CDT
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    Concerts: S.O.T.O., StOp sToP, Scarlet Aura; Edinburgh 4th September 2019
    Concert Reviews

    With three albums under their belt S.O.T.O., the band led by singer Jeff Scott Soto who you might know from Sons Of Apollo, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, W.E.T, Talisman, Yngwie Malmsteen, Journey (I could go on…) are now a fully established outfit and one keen to stand on their own two feet, rather than the extensive catalogue of their frontman. Tonight in Edinburgh they were joined by the eclectic blend of Bulgarian classic/power metal quartet Scarlet Aura and the tongue (and much else) in cheek party sleaze rock of StOp sToP, who hail from Barcelonigham…. or maybe not. Something for everyone? Sea of Tranquility’s Steven Reid was there to find out.

    Posted by Steven Reid on Sat, Sep 07 2019 @ 14:41 CDT
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    SoT Video: Concert Review: Joe Bonamassa at Bethel Woods 7/30/2019
    General Join host Pete Pardo for a review of last night's Joe Bonamassa concert at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts in Bethel, NY (original Woodstock site)

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Fri, Aug 02 2019 @ 12:12 CDT
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    SoT Video: Forgotten Favorites-Rare, Obscure, and Some Not So Rare Hard Rock, Prog, and
    General Join host Pete Pardo as he shares some new '70s rarities he's added to his collection as well as some more recent things he's accumulated in the genres of hard rock, prog, jazz-fusion, and heavy metal.

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Fri, Aug 02 2019 @ 12:11 CDT
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    SoT Video: Top 10 Songs: Pink Floyd
    General Join host Pete Pardo and special guest host Mike Antonelli from The Brewery at Orange County Hops as they discuss their favorite 10 tracks each from British legends Pink Floyd.

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Fri, Aug 02 2019 @ 12:10 CDT
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    SoT Video: Review- Celeste 'Il Risveglio del Principe' & Savoy Brown 'C
    General Join host Pete Pardo as he reviews the latest releases from classic Italian prog act Celeste and legendary British blue rock icons Savoy Brown.

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Thu, Jul 18 2019 @ 11:46 CDT
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    SoT Video: Review: The Aristocrats 'You Know What?' CD
    General Join host Pete Pardo as he reviews the latest release from the instrumental supergroup The Aristocrats, 'You Know What?', featuring guitarist Guthrie Govan, bassist Bryan Beller, and drummer Marco Minnemann.

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Thu, Jul 18 2019 @ 11:45 CDT
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    SoT Video: New releases from Black Oak Arkansas, Banco, IZZ, Metaphor, Nik Turner, and more
    General Join host Pete Pardo as he reviews new releases from Black Oak Arkansas, Banco del Mutuo Soccorso, IZZ, Metaphor, Skanska Mord, Scott Henderson, Nik Turner, Stratus Luna, Quantum Fantay, Le Rex, Ed Palermo's Big Band, Ape Shifter, and Ruphus!

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Thu, Jul 18 2019 @ 11:43 CDT
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    SoT Video: Concert- A Royal Affair w/Yes, Asia, Carl Palmer, and John Lodge at Bethel W
    Concert Reviews Join host Pete Pardo as he gives a quick rundown of last night's Royal Affair Tour show at Bethel Woods in Bethel, NY (the original Woodstock site!) featuring Yes, Asia, Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy, and John Lodge!

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Thu, Jul 18 2019 @ 11:42 CDT
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    SoT Video: Top 10 Songs: Pat Travers
    General Join host Pete Pardo as he runs down his 10 favorite tracks from Canadian guitar legend Pat Travers and some honorable mentions.

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Thu, Jul 18 2019 @ 11:40 CDT
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    Past Articles


    Thursday, July 18

    · Top 10 Songs: Ted Nugent (0)
    · Top 10 Songs: Megadeth, with special guest Chris Caffery (0)
    · Top 10 Songs: 10cc with special guest Jeff Young (0)


    Sunday, June 23

    · Ryan Hamilton & The Harlequin Ghosts 20th June 2019 Edinburgh Bannerman’s (0)


    Monday, June 10

    · Unsung Heroes - An Interview with Toby Jepson (0)


    Saturday, June 08

    · An Interview with Ale Gasso of Heavy Trio Thunderclap (0)


    Sunday, May 12

    · Cats In Space, Jimi Anderson Group; Glasgow Oran Mor 9th May 2019 (0)


    Saturday, May 11

    · Concert Review: Dream Theater, Count Basie Theater, Red Bank, NJ 4/10/2019 (0)
    · Top 10 Songs: Frank Marino & Mahogany Rush (0)
    · Review: Lance's King's 'ReProgram' (0)
    · Top 10 Songs: Renaissance (0)
    · Top 10 Songs: James Gang (0)
    · Top Live Tracks from Classic Live Albums-The Honorable Mentions (0)
    · Top 20 Songs: Classic Live Album Tracks (0)
    · What's Hot With Sea of Tranquility (0)
    · Top 10 Songs: Supertramp (0)
    · Top 10 Songs: Testament w/special guest Chris Caffery (0)
    · Top 10 Songs: The Rolling Stones (0)
    · Top 10 Songs: The Doors (0)


    Monday, May 06

    · The Wildhearts, Massive Wagons, Towers Of London; Edinburgh 4th May 2019 (0)


    Tuesday, April 23

    · Eden’s Curse, Mob Rules, Degreed - G2, Glasgow, 21st April 2019 (0)


    Sunday, April 14

    · Third Time's a Charm for French Metal Act Stonecast with I, Earther (0)
    · Mastord Unveil Trail of Consequence (0)


    Thursday, April 04

    · Top 10 Songs: Dio (0)
    · The Latest Edition of What's Hot With Sea of Tranquility! (0)
    · The Latest Edition of What's Hot With Sea of Tranquility! (0)
    · Top 10 Songs: Bachman- Turner Overdrive (0)
    · Top 10 Songs: Jimi Hendrix (0)
    · Top 10 Songs: Moxy (0)


    Monday, March 25

    · Riverside: SWG3 Glasgow, 23rd March 2019 (0)


    Saturday, March 23

    · The Pineapple Thief, O.R.k: Glasgow St Luke’s 21st March 2019 (0)


    Friday, March 15

    · Top 10 Songs: Saga (0)
    · Top 10 Songs: Max Webster (0)
    · Top 10 Songs: The Who (0)
    · Best to Worst Albums: Soundgarden (0)
    · Top 10 Songs: Iron Maiden (0)


    Sunday, March 10

    · Top 10 Songs: Alice Cooper (0)
    · Top 10 Songs: April Wine (0)
    · Review: Queensryche- The Verdict! (0)
    · Forgotten Favorites-Obscure '70s & '80s hard rock, prog, and met (0)


    Friday, March 01

    · The Latest Edition of What's Hot With Sea of Tranquility! (0)
    · Questions and Answers 2/23/2019! (0)
    · Best to Worst Albums: Blue Oyster Cult (0)
    · Top 10 Songs: Blue Oyster Cult (0)
    · Best to Worst Albums: Spooky Tooth (0)
    · Best to Worst Albums: Todd Rundgren's Utopia (0)


    Tuesday, February 19

    · Top 10 Songs: Frank Zappa (0)
    · Top 10 Songs: Whitesnake (0)
    · The Origins of Sea of Tranquility! (0)
    · Top 10 Songs: Queen (0)


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