Coverage of the Syn Keeps Coming Well After Live Rosfest Release
After the spring release of The Syn’s CD/DVD release Live Rosfest, the group have been afforded quite a bit of media coverage and positive reviews. That trend shows no sign of slowing down.
Formed in 1965, The Syn was a precursor of the band Yes, with that band’s bassist Chris Squire as one of the founding members. At various times The Syn has also included Yes alums Peter Banks and Alan White in their lineup. The aforementioned The Syn Live Rosfest was released on Umbrello Records (distribution by NOVA / Universal). The Syn Live Rosfest is a live CD recorded in 2009 at Rosfest in Philadelphia on the Syn’s Big Sky tour. It also includes a bonus DVD featuring two films “The Syn in the 21st Century” and “The Making of Big Sky.” To coincide with the release of The Syn Live Rosfest, three older Syn albums (Syndestructible, Original Syn and Big Sky) have been re-released.
The new Syn album Trustworks, has been completed with release date being planned for the early part of 2016. The album was created in collaboration with renowned Swedish progressive rockers Moon Safari. The mastering engineer at the illustrious Precision Mastering in Cropredy, Jeremy Paul Carroll (one
of the very few people to have heard it finished) described it as “a beautiful album, the best prog album of the last decade.”
A fascinating feature (written by Oakland Childers) recently appeared at http://www.westword.com/
Several other recent publications have also done extensive features on The Syn. One is an extensive blog by New Zealand writer Paul Watson. The comprehensive piece charts the 50 year history of the band from their beginnings in London to the present. It also includes an interview with Syn front man Steve Nardelli. And some video clips. The blog is located at progarchy.com/
The prestigious Discussions Magazine recently featured an interview with Steve Nardelli. The issue is posted online at http://webami.aent.com/
There’s an upcoming (as of yet unpublished)
Other notable quotes from reviews of the album include:
“This album gets a whole hearted recommendation and is well worth checking out. It’s a great listen, well packaged and deserves some attention.” – The Progmeister – Progmeister.com.
“It all makes for something that will have great appeal not only to fans in tune with the history of the band but also those who enjoy the more melodic song-based side of prog.” – Jerry Lucky – The Progressive Rock Files (Jerrylucky.com)
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