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    April 2017

  • Review of White Willow "Future Hopes" and Jacob Holm-Lupo/Venke Knutson Interview Now Online! Our review of the new White Willow album Future Hopes is now online and is accompanied by an interview with Jacob Holm-Lupo and Venke Knutson. (23 April 2017)

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  • November 2016

  • Review of Glass Hammer's "Valkyrie" Now Online! Our first review after a rather long hiatus is of the new Glass Hammer album Valkyrie fronted again by Susie Bogdanowicz. (28 November 2016)

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  • June 2016

  • New Cornerstone "Reflections" Album Completed! The Austrian rock band Cornerstone (review) has completed their new album. The new songs were first played to the public on Friday 05/20/2016 in the Viper Room in Vienna, and the feedback was more than great: many long-time fans say that Reflections is by far the band's best album. Although the official release in trade and the media will take place in fall, we hope -- with the band's cooperation -- to publish its very first review on the internet here as soon as possible. (07 June 2016)

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  • Review of Rachel Garlin Live at Club Passim Now Online! Our review of Rachel Garlin's live performance at Club Passim, Cambridge, MA on June 5, 2016 is now online. (06 June 2016)

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  • May 2016

  • Review of Anna Madsen's "Efflorescence" Album and Exclusive Interview Now Online! Our review of Anna Madsen's debut full length album Efflorescence and a brand new and exclusive interview with the artist are now online. (21 May 2016)

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  • February 2016

  • Heartwatch Self-Titled EP Review Now Online! Our review of the self-titled EP by San Francisco-based Heartwatch fronted by vocalist Claire George is now online! (07 February 2016)

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  • January 2016

  • Review of Mantra Vega's "The Illusion's Reckoning" Album Now Online! Our review of Mantra Vega's debut album The Illusion's Reckoning featuring the songwriting and lead vocals of Heather Findlay is now online! (24 January 2016)

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  • Review of Enya's "Dark Sky Island" Now Online! Our review of Enya's seventh album of all new material entitled Dark Sky Island is now online. (06 December 2015)

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  • November 2015

  • Review of Claudia's "Enough" Album and Interview Now Online! Our review of (Balla Bettina) Claudia's stunning debut album Enough is now online. The article includes our exclusive interview with and photos of the artist. (28 November 2015)

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  • Karnataka's "Secrets of Angels" and Anna Madsen's "Palm Reader" are Musical Discoveries' 2015 BOTY! Our review of the Karnataka album Secrets of Angels fronted by Hayley Griffiths is still online! The album is Musical Discoveries' 2015 Best of The Year (BOTY)! Anna Madsen's Palm Reader (review) is 2015 BOTY in the EP category. (26 November 2015)

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  • Review of Anna Madsen's "Palm Reader" EP Now Online! Our review of Anna Madsen's debut EP Palm Reader is now online. It is Musical Discoveries' very first Best of The Year (BOTY) in our publication's all-new EP category. (26 November 2015)

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  • Review of Christina Booth's "The Light" Now Online! Our long overdue review of Christina Booth's (Magenta) stunning second solo album The Light, released earlier this year, is now online. Check it out! (23 November 2015)

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  • September 2015

  • New Jess Penner "Good Times" Video Now Online! To support the release of Jess Penner's new EP Good Times, check out the amazing video of the title track the artiste is now featuring online! (20 September 2015)

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  • Review of Aeone's "Love Is The Healer" Album Now Online! Our review of Aeone's stunning new album Love Is The Healer -- certainly a Grammy Award best album of the year contender -- is now online. A stunning video is also online. It is the first album to be reviewed in our new listening studio. (20 September 2015)

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  • August 2015

  • Vorzuge VorzAmp Pure II+ Review Now Online! Our review of the Vorzuge VorzAmp Pure II+ portable headphone amplifier is now online. This little powerhouse has extended the reach our our listening studio to remote locations. (04 August 2015)

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  • June 2015

  • New Yesterdays Song and Website! Frequent visitors will be familiar with our reviews of Yesterdays' and Cosmic Remedy's albums. In anticipation of their next album project, Yesterdays has recently released a new song entitled "Find Another Light" fronted by Karola Antal and has moved their internet presence to www.yesterdaysband.eu. (23 June 2015)

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  • Musical Discoveries Endorses Hi End Theater and Audio! After an extremely tough winter in Boston, Musical Discoveries headquarters' spring cleaning involved numerous improvements to our listening environment. Long-time correspondent and fellow Renaissance enthusiast Ben Moore introduced us to Vu Phan of Hi End Theater and Audio (www.hi-endaudio.com) from Plano, TX whose recommendations included the Marantz UD-7007 universal disc player, a wide range of AudioQuest cables and Isotek power conditioning gear. (12 June 2015)

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  • Musical Discoveries Applauds Ohm Speakers! Our headquarters has been outfitted with Ohm (www.ohmspeaker.com) speakers for almost 40 years. Our Ohm D2s came from Tech HiFi in Ithaca, NY. In 1999, we added Ohm Walsh 200 MK IIs and sent the D2s to serve as the rear channel. Ohm has just perfected the sound quality of a Walsh-based center channel speaker and we were among the first to receive one, and it sounds incredible. A new Ohm subwoofer and a pair of Ohm C2s joined our ensemble at the same time displacing the D2s to front wide channel duties. The D2s' woofers were also upgraded to the same standard of our new C2s. We're proud to endorse Ohm speakers here and encourage other audiophiles to seek them out soon. (10 June 2015)

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  • April 2015

  • Exclusive Interview with October Project Now Online! Check out our exclusive interview with October Project's Emil Adler, Marina Belica and Julie Flanders in support of the forthcoming album Book of Rounds: 21 Songs of Grace. (19 April 2015)

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  • March 2015

  • Review of Karnataka's "Secrets of Angels" Now Online! Our review of the stunning new Karnataka album Secrets of Angels fronted by Hayley Griffiths is now online! This is the first review of the album worldwide. (05 March 2015)

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  • Listen to Dream Aria's "Queen of Make Believe"! About their new stunning new track "Queen of Make Believe," Don Stagg of Dream Aria told our staff that the band decided to record a very friendly radio friendly song. Dream Aria is continuing to record, won DarkAwards and their "Fallen Angel" video was on DirectTV in heavy rotation the past year. Listen to the new track at Reverbnation or FaceBook. (01 March 2015)

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  • February 2015

  • Review of Luna Rossa's "Secrets & Lies" Now Online! Our review of Luna Rossa's stunning second album entitled Secrets & Lies is now online. (28 February 2015)

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  • Review of Caitlin Canty's "Reckless Skyline" Now Online! Our UK correspondent's rivieting review of the second full length album by Caitlin Canty entitled Reckless Skyline is now online. (27 February 2015)

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  • December 2014

  • Review of Lucy Hale's "Road Between" Now Online! Our review of the debut album by singer, songwriter and actress Lucy Hale entitled Road Between is now online. The album was one of UK correspondent Jamie Field's 2014 Best Of The Year. (28 December 2014)

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  • Review of Lisbee Stainton's "Word Games" Now Online! Our review, originally penned in February 2014, of the latest album by Lisbee Stainton entitled Word Games is now online! (28 December 2014)

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  • Review of Dave Bainbridge's "Celestial Fire" Now Online! Our review of Dave Bainbridge's stunning new album Celestial Fire, originally prepared in October 2014, is now online. Celestial Fire, including a contributions from a vast array of well- and lesser well-known artists, was selected our Best Of The Year 2014. (28 December 2014)

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  • Review of Chandeen's "Forever And Ever" Album Now Online! We are pleased to present our review of Chandeen's first new album in three years entitled Forever And Ever. The album is now released in compact disc, vinyl and mp3 formats worldwide. (28 December 2014)

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  • September 2014

  • Didi Benami Interview and "Reverie" Album Review Now Online! Our review of the debut album by American Idol finalist Didi Benami entitled Reverie is now online and is accompanied by our exclusive interview. (07 September 2014)

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  • July 2014

  • Review of "The Drop That Contained The Sea" Now Online! Our review of Christopher Tin's album The Drop That Contained The Sea, a stunning world-styled classical crossover album sung in ten different languages and certain to appeal to both female vocalist and Adiemus enthusiasts, is now online. (20 July 2014)

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  • Review of Forthcoming Naama Kates Album "Souled" Now Online! Our review of the third and forthcoming album Souled by actress, singer and songwriter Naama Kates is now online. (20 July 2014)

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  • Review of Iona's "Edge of the World: Live in Europe" Album Now Online! Our updated review of Iona's latest album Edge of the World: Live in Europe is now online. The two-CD set is a compilation of Iona's live recordings made in three UK performances and another in The Netherlands from their Another Realm tour. (20 July 2014)

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  • June 2014

  • Priscilla Hernandez Working On New Album! Visitors here have surely read our reviews of Priscilla Hernandez's stunning albums Ancient Shadows (2006) and The Underliving (2011) as well as the accompanying interview. In the run up to her third full length album, Priscilla has released four singles entitled "No Matter What They Say," "Mora-ia," "The Waking of the Spring" and her most recent "Ethereal." She also recorded "Where are you Sister" that can be heard on the TimeSpace Reflections OST. (29 June 2014)

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  • Review of New Eatliz Album "All Of It" Now Online! Our review of the stunning new Eatliz album All Of It is now online. Now fronted by vocalist Sivan Abelson, it is the band's first full-length album since Teasing Nature (2010). (22 June 2014)

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  • Review of Rachael Sage at The House of Blues and EP "New Destination" Now Online! Our review of Rachael Sage's June 1 performance at Boston's House of Blues is now online. Our brief review of her New Destination EP is also included in the article. (02 June 2014)

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  • May 2014

  • Google Now Provides Musical Discoveries Search! Our previous search provider (atomz.com) was acquired by a larger firm that decided -- without advance notice to any of their customers -- to discontinue service. After a few weeks of downtime, we are pleased today to announce that Google is now configured as the site's search engine. Check it out! (24 May 2014)

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  • February 2014

  • Our Review of "The Cosmic Rememdy" Now Online! Our review of the debut and self-titled album by The Cosmic Remedy is now online. Led by Bogati-Bokor Akos from Yesterdays, the album includes a suite of songs by stunning female vocalists. (03 February 2014)

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  • January 2014

  • Review of Cherish Alexander's "Broken Open" Album Now Online! Our review of the latest offering from singer songwriter Cherish Alexander, entitled Broken Open is now online. (08 January 2014)

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  • December 2013

  • Review of Nightwish's "Showtime, Storytime" Box Set Now Online! Our review of the stunning four disc set, entitled Showtime, Storytime commemorating Nightwish's Imaginaerum world tour and welcoming Floor Jansen and Troy Donockley to the lineup is now online. (29 December 2013)

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  • Epica "Retrospect" Box Set Review Now Online! Our review of the stunning five disc box set of Epica's amazing tenth anniversary live performance, entitled Retrospect is now online. (29 December 2013)

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  • The Opium Cartel "Ardor" Album Selected Musical Discoveries Best of the Year 2013! Our review of The Opium Cartel's second album Ardor was published at the end of October. As the editorial staff's most listened to album this year, Ardor has earned the title of Musical Discoveries Best of the Year 2013. (25 December 2013)

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  • Cornerstone "Smalltown Boy" Charity Single Charts! "Smalltown Boy" (YouTube) has hit the Austrian Charts at #50. "With our promotion work, we actually concentrated more on the UK, because we recorded the song to benefit Nottingham Hospital. The single is now very successful in Austria and we're happy about that, of course!", said guitar player Steve Wachelhofer. In Great Britain, the single was played by more than 40 radio stations and appears on many playlists. Read our Cornerstone Somewhere In American album review from August 2012. (24 December 2013)

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  • November 2013

  • Review of Camille Miller's "More Than This" Album Now Online! Our review of the new album from Canada's Camille Miller entitled More Than This is now online. (17 November 2013)

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  • Review of Lindsey Dukes "Chasing The Moon" EP Now Online! Our review of the debut EP by singer songwriter Lindsey Dukes entitled Chasing The Moon is now online. (16 November 2013)

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  • Review of Kate Borkowski's "Polymorph" Now Online! Our review of the latest offering from Kate Borkowski, a full length album entitled Polymorph is now online. (16 November 2013)

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  • October 2013

  • Review of IOEarth's "Live In The USA" Now Online! Our review of IOEarth's Live In The USA, a very well produced 80-minute album recorded at RoSFest 2012, is now online. IOEarth is presently recording their third studio album and are booked for Baja Prog 2014. (27 October 2013)

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  • Review of Maria Taylor's "Something About Knowing" Now Online! Our review of the latest solo project from Maria Taylor, a full length album entitled Something About Knowing is now line. (27 October 2013)

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  • Review of The Opium Cartel's Album "Ardor" Now Online! Our review of the second album by The Opium Cartel entitled Ardor, with vocal contributions by Norway's Venke Knutson, is now online. (27 October 2013)

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  • Review of Eatliz "Miserable" Now Online! Our review of the new track "Miserable" from the forthcoming Eatliz album All Of It is now online. All Of It is being financed by a crowdfunding campaign the band are doing via IndieGogo. (26 October 2013)

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  • Review of "ManicanParty EP" Now Online! Our review of the debut self-titled EP by ManicanParty, a band comprised of Jessica Corazza and Patrick Morrissey, is now online. (20 October 2013)

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  • Review of Diane Birch "Speak A Little Louder" Album and Live Performance Now Online! Our reviews of Diane Birch's second full length album Speak A Little Louder and her live performance in Cambridge, MA are now online. Also check out our interview with Diane completed earlier this month. (20 October 2013)

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  • Review of Emily Kopp's "Serendipity Find Me" Album Now Online! Our review of Emily Kopp's brand new and full length album Serendipity Find Me is now online. (16 October 2013)

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  • Mary Fahl and Anne Rice Collaborate on "Exiles: The Wolves of Midwinter"! Read our brief article about Mary Fahl's new song "Exiles: The Wolves of Midwinter," a bonus track from her forthcoming album Love & Gravity, and her collaboration with the author Anne Rice. (15 October 2013)

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  • London Grammar Concert and Album Reviews Now Online! Our review of London Grammar's amazing live performance at the Brighton Music Hall in Boston, MA and review of the deluxe edition of their stunning debut album If You Wait are now both online. (12 October 2013)

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  • September 2013

  • Review of New Clannad Album "Nadur" and All-New Interview with Moya Brennan Now Online! Our all-new interview with Moya Brennan accompanies our review of the stunning new studio album by Clannad entitled Nadur. (23 September 2013)

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  • Ruut "Glimpse" Album Review Now Online! Our review of the latest offering from Baltimore-based singer/songwriter Ruut, a ten track album entitled Glimpse, is now online! (07 September 2013)

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  • Review of Anna Rose's "Behold A Pale Horse" Now Online! A review of Anna Rose's second full length album Behold A Pale Horse penned by Amanda Charney and edited by the Musical Discoveries staff is now online! (04 September 2013)

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  • August 2013

  • Sarah Spencer Interview and Review Now Online! Our review of new songs by Sarah Spencer (Angelfire) and interview completed earlier this month are now online. Paul Weston's "My Desire" story, exclusive to Musical Discoveries, is also included. (25 August 2013)

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  • iPhone 5 Dock Competitive Analysis Now Online! Here's something all new! Apple got out of the dock business when they switched over to the Lightning connnector. A number of companies have tried to fill the void and there is a clear winner. Check out our competitive analysis of iPhone 5 docks. (01 August 2013)

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  • July 2013

  • Review of Kompendium's "Beneath The Waves" Now Online! Our long-awaited review of the stunning debut album by Rob Reed's Kompendium entitled Beneath The Waves is now online. (28 July 2013)

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  • Review of Jody Quine's "Seven" EP Now Online! Our review of the second solo project by Jody Quine (Balligomingo, Sleepthief, Viia), a stunning EP entitled Seven and funded by her backers through PledgeMusic, is now online. Follow links from this review to interviews with Jody and reviews of her other work. (21 July 2013)

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  • Review of Paper Aeroplanes' "Little Letters" and Sarah Howells Interview Now Online! Our feature includes an extensive interview with Sarah Howells and a review the band's latest offering Little Letters. (07 July 2013)

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  • Interview with Jonathan Edwards and Anne-Marie Helder Now Online! An indepth interview with Luna Rossa's Jonathan Edwards and Anne-Marie Helder completed last month has been added to our review of their debut album Sleeping Pills & Lullabies. (05 July 2013)

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  • Review of Lizabett Russo's "The Traveller's Song" EP Now Online! Our review of the debut EP entitled The Traveller's Song from Scottish singer songwriter Lizabett Russo is now online (04 July 2013)

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  • June 2013

  • Review of Jillette Johnson's "Water in a Whale" Album and Interview Now Online! Our review of Jillette Johnson's debut full length album Water in a Whale and our exclusive interview with the New York-based artist are now online. (24 June 2013)

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  • May 2013

  • Review of "Desire Like Dynamite" and Interview with Sandra McCracken Now Online! Our review of the stunning new album by Sandra McCracken entitled Desire Like Dynamite and exclusive interview with the artist are now online. (26 May 2013)

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  • Leslie DiNicola Feature Now Online! Our Leslie DiNicola feature reviews the artist's three EPs spanning 2010 to 2013 and includes a new and in-depth interview with the New York-based singer/songwwriter. (26 May 2013)

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  • AtmAsfera Interview Now Online! Our AtmAsfera feature reviews the Ukranian band's entire catalog to date, including: To Find, ... Forgotten Love, Integro and Internal albums. Our exclusive interview with twin sisters Nastya and Yulya Yaremchuk has been added to the article. (12 May 2013)

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  • Laura Turner Interview and Review of "Voice of Heaven" Now Online! Our review of the new Laura Turner EP entitled Voice of Heaven and our May 2013 interview with her are now online. (03 May 2013)

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  • April 2013

  • Review of Luna Rossa's "Sleeping Pills & Lullabies" Now Online! Our review of the debut album by Luna Rossa entitled Sleeping Pills & Lullabies is now online. Luna Rossa is the acoustic project of Panic Room's Jonathan Edwards and Anne-Marie Helder. (28 April 2013)

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  • Review of Clive Nolan's "Alchemy" Album Now Online! Our review of the two-CD studio recording of Clive Nolan's latest musical Alchemy is now online. In addition to Nolan, the stunning albumit includes contributions from many progressive rock stalwarts as well as female vocalists Agnieszka Swita, Tracy Hitchings, Victoria Bolley and Noel Calcaterra. Watch for the DVD this autumn. (20 April 2013)

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  • Review of Renaissance's "Grandine il Vento" Now Online! Our review of the brand new album by the progressive rock band Renaissance, entitled Grandine il Vento, and fronted by their stunning vocalist Annie Haslam is now online. (17 April 2013)

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  • Review of Epica's "The Phantom Agony-Expanded Edition" Now Oline Our review of the brand new Centertainment remastered and expanded 2xCD edition of Epica's The Phantom Agony is now online. (11 April 2013)

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  • Review of "Divinas-Live at Chambord Castle" Now Online! Our review of the PBS premium CD and DVD Divinas - Live at Chambord Castle is now online. The recordings feature the stunning vocalists Yulia (New Zealand) and Méav (Ireland) who we have reviewed previously. (06 April 2013)

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  • March 2013

  • Review of "The Book Of Rounds" and Interview with October Project Now Online! Our review of the OP Chorale's debut EP The Book Of Rounds and an exclusive interview with October Project members Emil Adler, Marina Belica and Julie Flanders are now online! (31 March 2013)

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  • Aria Tesolin "Ascension" Feature Article Now Online! Our exclusive Aria Tesolin feature includes an indepth interview with this rapidly emerging Canadian singer songwriter and is the first article to review her new album of all original material entitled Ascension. (30 March 2013)

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  • Review of "Waiting For The Full Moon" and Interview with Lise Olden Now Online! Our review of the stunning 2008 album by Lise Olden, a Norweigian singer songwriter, entitled Waiting For The Full Moon is now online. Our exclusive interview with Lise is also now online. (30 March 2013)

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  • AtmAsfera Feature Now Online! Our AtmAsfera feature reviews the Ukranian band's entire catalog to date, including: To Find, ... Forgotten Love, Integro and Internal albums. Fronted by sisters Nastya and Yulya Yaremchuk, AtmAsfera earned the title of Musical Discoveries Best of the Year 2012. (23 March 2013)

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  • Review of Chvrches "The Mother We Share" Now Online! In the run up to an interview with vocalist Lauren Mayberry and full length feature with Glasgow band Chvrches, our review of their The Mother We Share EP is now online. (17 March 2013)

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  • Review of Haim EP "Forever" Now Online! Our review of Haim's debut EP Forever is now online. Fronted by three sisters from California, this rapidly emerging--and award winning--band will be releasing a full length album during 2013. (17 March 2013)

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  • Review of Hey Ocean! "Is" Album Now Online! Our review of the first Hey Ocean! album on Nettwerk Records entitled IS is now online. The band is fronted by the stunning Ashleigh Ball. (17 March 2013)

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  • Review of "Almost Spring" and Agnes Milèwski Interview Now Online! Our review of the stunning debut third by Agnès Milewski, a Polish singer songwriter now living in Austria entitled Almost Spring is now online. Our exclusive interview with Agnès is also now online. (17 March 2013)

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  • Our Review of Tiny Tornado's "Echoes and Rhymes" Now Online! Our brand new review of the debut album by Tiny Tornado, featuring singer songwriters Jade Ell and Mats Hedström, entitled Echoes and Rhymes is now online! While the duo have been working together for ten years this is their first album done entirely together. (10 March 2013)

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  • The Musical Discoveries Digest Returns! The scripts that produce our digest pages for Musical Discoveries' visitors were disrupted by a software upgrade by our internet service provider in late February. The digest returned to service late on Saturday March 2, 2013. The four 2012 quarterly editions of the digest were compiled earlier today and are now online. (03 March 2013)

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  • January 2013

  • Review of Andrea Desmond's "Milk and Rain" EP Now Online! Our review of the debut solo EP by Seattle's Andrea Desmond entitled Milk and Rain is now online. (27 January 2013)

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  • December 2012

  • Review of Karnataka's "New Light" Live in Concert CD/DVD Now Online! Our review of Karnataka's New Light Live in Concert 2xCD and DVD is now online. The third generation lineup is fronted by Hayley Griffiths. (16 December 2012)

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  • Review of Nadina's Album "In The Now" and Artist Interview Now Online! Our review of the stunning debut album by Nadina, a Lebanese singer now living in Canada, entitled In The Now is now online. Our exclusive interview with Nadina is also now online. (02 December 2012)

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  • Review of The Cellophane Flowers "Staring At The World" Now Online! Our review of the new album entitled Staring At The World by Britain's The Cellophane Flowers is now online. (02 December 2012)

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  • November 2012

  • Interview With Panic Room's Jonathan Edwards and Anne-Marie Helder Now Online! Our review of Panic Room's latest album Skin originally published in July 2012 now includes a link to an all-new indepth interview with Jonathan Edwards and Anne-Marie Helder. (21 November 2012)

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  • Review of Magnolia's "La Zona D'Ombra" and Interview with Chiara Gironi Now Online! Our review of the Italian progressive rock band Magnolia's debut album La Zona D'Ombra is now online. Our exclusive interview with their lead vocalist Chiara Gironi is also now online. (03 November 2012)

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  • October 2012

  • Review of "Another Country" by Mermaid Kiss Now Online! Our review of the latest offering by Britain's Mermaid Kiss featuring the stunning vocal work of Evelyn Downing, a twelve-track project entitled Another Country, is now online. (14 October 2012)

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  • Review of Camille Miller's "Parallel to the Sea" EP Now Online! Our review of the latest offering by Canadian singer songwriter Camille Miller, the first in five years, entitled Parallel to the Sea is now online. (13 October 2012)

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  • September 2012

  • Review of Charlotte Sometimes "Circus Head" EP and Interview Now Online! Our review of the forthcoming EP by Charlotte Sometimes entitled Circus Head and a brief interview with the artist are now online. (26 September 2012)

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  • Review of Loell Duinn's "Retrospectives 2003-2008" and Interview With Olja Frolo Now Online! Our review of Loell Duinn's debut album Retrospectives 2003-2008 is now online. Based in Croatia, the world music style project features the stunning vocal work of Olja Frolo. Learn more in our exclusive interview with her. (17 September 2012)

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  • Review of Rachel Sermanni's "Under Mountains" Album and Exclusive Artist Interview Now Online! Our review of the gorgeous first full length album by Britain's Rachel Sermanni entitled Under Mountains is now online. Our exclusive interview with the artist is also now online. (10 September 2012)

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  • Review of "The Kate Morgan EP" Now Online! Our review of the gorgeous debut EP by Canada's Kate Morgan is now online. Kate toured recently with Yael Akron and Pomme. (03 September 2012)

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  • Review of Kim Edwards' "Wanderlust" Now Online! Our review of the absolutely stunning debut full length album by singer songwriter Kim Edwards entitled Wanderlust is now online. Those following the work of our featured artist Eleisha Eagle should certainly check out this album! (02 September 2012)

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  • Review of Loell Duinn's "Retrospectives 2003-2008" Now Online! Our review of Loell Duinn's debut album Retrospectives 2003-2008 is now online. Based in Croatia, the world music style project features the stunning vocal work of Olja Frolo. (02 September 2012)

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  • Review of Karney's "Love and Respect" Album Now Online! Our review of [Anna-K] Karney's third studio album Love and Respect is now online. (02 September 2012)

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  • Review of Jennie Walker's "Night Flight To London" Album Now Online! Our review of Jennie Walker's stunning debut album Night Flight To London is now online. (02 September 2012)

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  • August 2012

  • Stream Nadina's "Shou Baddou Yseer"! Influential Canadian outfit Delerium have released the single, "Monarch," from their first studio album in six years. Featured singer Nadina says, "The song will move you with its melodies and rhythms no matter the language you speak. I love Delerium's work, and it was an honor to record the track. I can't wait for everyone to hear it!"Nadina has a very interesting story, having fled with her family from Lebanon, as a child. Stream the first single "Shou Baddou Yseer" from her solo album due out later this year first from Nettwerk and Musical Discoveries here. Her fiance is Canadian swimmer, Brent Hayden who won the Olympic Bronze in the 100m freestyle. Nadina has an interesting story, having fled with her family from Lebanon, as a child. Return to Musical Discoveries for our interview with her next month. (29 August 2012)

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  • Review of Yael Akron's "Pomme LP 2012" Now Online! Our review of the stunning full length Pomme LP 2012 features the work of Israeli singer songwriter instrumentalist Yael Akron. It is the result of her last two years' work in Vancouver, Canada and other international locations. (26 August 2012)

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  • Review of Cornerstone's "Somewhere in America" Album Now Online! Our review of the 2011 release Somewhere in America by the Austrian band Cornerstone--fronted by stunning female vocalist Patricia Hillinger--is now online. (25 August 2012)

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  • Review of Aria Tesolin EP Now Online! Our review of the three-track EP by Aria Tesolin is now online. The rapidly emerging female singer songwriter is expected to release a full length album later this year. (25 August 2012)

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  • Review of "Gaps" and Interview with Scarlet Penta Now Online! Our review of the debut album by Scarlet Penta entitled Gaps is now online. Also check out our exclusive interview with the singer. (18 August 2012)

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  • Review of Azure Ray's "As Above So Below" EP Now Online! Our review of the latest offering from Azure Ray (Orenda Fink and Maria Taylor) entitled As Above So Below is now online. (18 August 2012)

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  • New Delerium Single "Moments" (feat. Nadina) Released! Influential Canadian outfit Delerium have released the single, "Monarch," from their first studio album in six years. Featured singer Nadina says, "The song will move you with its melodies and rhythms no matter the language you speak. I love Delerium's work, and it was an honor to record the track. I can't wait for everyone to hear it!"

    Nadina has a very interesting story, having fled with her family from Lebanon, as a child. Download the first single "Shou Baddou Yseer" from her solo album due out August 30, 2012 first from Nettwerk and Musical Discoveries here. Her fiance is Canadian swimmer, Brent Hayden who won the Olympic Bronze in the 100m freestyle. Nadina has an interesting story, having fled with her family from Lebanon, as a child. Return to Musical Discoveries for our interview with her next month. (03 August 2012)

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  • July 2012

  • SHEL Reviews Now Online! Our review of SHEL's brand new self-titled album and also their live performance in Boston on July 28, 2012 is now online. (30 July 2012)

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  • Review of Accolade's "Festivalia" Album Now Online! Our review of the San Francisco-based progressive rock band Accolade's debut album Festivalia is now online. (29 July 2012)

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  • Review of "Savannah and the Stringz" Album Now Online! Our review of the yet unreleased self-titled album by Savannah and the Stringz is now online. Fronted by Savannah, an Australian vocalist now living in Israel that we have reviewed before, the stunning new album includes all-new tracks, reworkings of previously released numbers and three covers. (08 July 2012)

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  • Review of Panic Room's "Skin" Now Online! Our review of the stunning third album by Britain's Panic Room entitled Skin is now online. Return soon to read our interview with Jonathan Edwards and Anne-Marie Helder. (07 July 2012)

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  • Review of After Forever's "Decipher: The Album - The Sessions" Now Online! Our review of the 2012 reissue of After Forever's Decipher album is now online. In addition to 24-bit domain remastering and bonus tracks from the band's 2002 EPs, the new edition includes a second CD with alternate versions from the album's sessions and demo recordings. (07 July 2012)

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  • Review of Ambeon "Fate of a Dreamer" Expanded Edition Now Online! Our review of the 2012 reissue of Ambeon's Fate of a Dreamer album is now online. In addition to 24-bit domain remastering and bonus tracks from the time, the new Expanded Edition includes a second "unplugged" CD of fourteen Ayreon and Ambeon classics sung by Astrid van der Veen recorded in Arjen Lucassen's studio in 2001. (07 July 2012)

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  • June 2012

  • Review of Heart's "Strange Euophoria" Box Set Now Online! Our review of the Heart box set entitled Strange Euphoria is now online. The set, which includes many unreleased demo versions and rare tracks was curated by Ann and Nancy Wilson. (12 June 2012)

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  • Review of "We'll Meet Again" and Interview With Marina Cruzo Now Online! Our review of We'll Meet Again, the 2009 debut album by classical crossover artist Marina Cruzo, is now online. Read the brand new exclusive interview with the artist. (09 June 2012)

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  • Review of Landmarq's "Entertaining Angels" Album Now Online! Our long awaited review of Entertaining Angels is now online. It is the first studio album by Landmarq since 1998's Solitary Witness and only the second studio recording by the band fronted by Tracy Hitchings. (09 June 2012)

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  • Review of October Project's "More Uncovered" EP Now Online! Our review of the More Uncovered EP by October Project is now online. The second EP in the series preceding the band's new studio album features five new acoustic tracks and stunning bonus track. (09 June 2012)

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  • April 2012

  • Charlotte Martin "Hiding Places" CD/DVD Set Review Now Online! Our review of Charlotte Martin's Hiding Places CD/DVD set is now online. The set includes an EP with all new and acoustic versions of earlier songs and a DVD with uncensored live performances from 2011. (04 April 2012)

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  • March 2012

  • Review of Renaissance Box Set Now Online! Renaissance announce new album Kickstarter Project! Our review of a box set commemorating the Renaissance 2011 tour is now online. The DVD plus 2xCD set includes stunning live performances of the classic Turn of the Cards and Scheherazade and Other Stories albums.Renaissance have also announced their new studio album which is entitled Grandine il Vento. They are offering a variety of partnerships for music enthusiasts and their fans. See this KickStarter link that lists ways you can participate. (31 March 2012)

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  • Review of Epica's "Requiem For The Indifferent" Now Online! Our review of the latest offering from Holland's Epica fronted by lead vocalist Simone Simons entitled Requiem For The Indifferent is now online. (25 March 2012)

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  • Review of "Live Strawberry Fields" DVD Now Online Our review of the long awaited Live Strawberry Fields DVD is now online. (25 March 2012)

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  • Review of Magenta's "Chameleon" Album Now Online! Our 1000th digest review is an article about the stunning 2011 album Chameleon by the Welsh band Magenta, a Musical Discoveries Featured Artist. (18 March 2012)

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  • Review of Debbie Miller's "Measures + Waits" EP Now Online! Our review of the second offering by Seattle-based Debbie Miller entitled Waits + Measures is now online. (18 March 2012)

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  • Review of The Reasoning's "And Another Thing ..." EP Now Online! Read about The Reasoning and their releases along with our review of their new EP entitled And Another Thing .... The Reasoning is founded by former Magenta bass player Matthew Cohen and is today fronted by fomer Karnataka lead vocalist Rachel [Jones] Cohen. (17 March 2012)

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  • Review of Yesterdays "Almost Like Love" EP Now Online! Our review of the new Yesterdays EP Almost Like Love is now online. The five track collection includes two songs introducing the band's new female vocalist Raluca Bilațiu, two by their former lead singer Linda Horváth and a Yes cover. (17 March 2012)

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  • Review of IOEarth's "Moments" Now Online! Our review of the second album by the British progressive band IOEarth, entitled Moments, is now online. It is a progressive masterwork! (10 March 2012)

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  • Review of Katie Melua "Secret Symphony" Album Now Online! Our review of the latest Katie Melua album Secret Symphony is now online. (10 March 2012)

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  • February 2012

  • Review of October Project's "Uncovered" EP Now Online! Our review of the stunning new six track EP by October Project entitled Uncovered is now online. The EP includes piano and vocal versions of five all-new tracks by Emil Adler, Marina Belica and Julie Flanders and a new version of "Somthing More Than This" as a bonus track. The release of the follow-up, More Uncovered (cover artwork) is scheduled for the first day of spring, March 21, 2012. (26 February 2012)

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  • Review of Sofia Talvik's fifth studio Album - "The Owls Are Not What They Seem" - now online! Our review of the fifth studio album by the independent Swedish artist Sofia Talvik entitled The Owls Are Not What They Seem is now online. (12 February 2012)

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  • Review of Rachel Sermanni's "Black Currents" EP Now Online! Our review of the second EP by Rachel Sermanni, a rapidly emerging singer songwriter from Scotland, entitled Black Currents is now online. (11 February 2012)

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  • December 2011

  • Review of Tori Amos "Night of Hunters" Concert Now Online! Our review of Tori Amos' live performance of Night of Hunters and extensive back catalog at Boston's Orpheum Theater is now online. (11 December 2011)

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  • Review of Annie Barker's "... for a better place." EP Now Online! Our review of the all new EP by Annie Barker entitled ... for a better place. is now online. Browse our 2007 Annie Barker feature as well. (04 December 2011)

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  • Review of Annie Crane's "Jump With A Child's Heart" Now Online! Our article about NYC-based Americana/Folk singer songwriter Annie Crane and her second album Jump With A Child's Heart is now online. (04 December 2011)

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  • November 2011

  • Review of Chandeen's "Blood Red Skies" Album Now Online! Our review of the latest offering from Chandeen entitled Blood Red Skies. The fourteen track album demonstrates significant maturity in the final approach to the band's 20th anniversary. (13 November 2011)

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  • Review of Tirill Mohn's New Album "Nine and Fifty Swans" Now Online! Our review of the second album by Tirill Mohn entitled Nine and Fifty Swans is now online. The artist has also reissued her debut album as Tales from Tranqulil August Gardens (review). (06 November 2011)

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  • Worldwide First Review of Priscilla Hernandez' New Album "The Underliving" Now Online! Our review of the the stunning second album entitled The Underliving by Barcelona, Spain's Priscilla Hernandez is now online. It is the first review of this album published worldwide. (06 November 2011)

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  • Katie Davis Video Playlist Now Online! Our August 2010 review of Katie Davis' Three Songs EP is brought to life with a video playlist of new songs by the artist. (02 November 2011)

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  • October 2011

  • Review of Claudine's "Wrestling Consciousness" Album Now Online! Our review of the debut album by the San Francisco bay area singer-songwriter Claudine entitled Wrestling Consciousness is now online. (23 October 2011)

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  • Review of Janet Robbins' "Song of the Gypsy Tree" Now Online! Our review of Janet Robbins' fourth album entitled Song of the Gypsy Tree is now online. It is the first album with the artist's own vocal work. (23 October 2011)

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  • Review of Yesterdays' "Colours Caffé" Album Now Online! Our review of the second full length album by the Romanian progressive rock band Yesterdays entitled Colours Caffé is now online. Our Yesterdays feature has also been updated with a photo gallery of the band's vocalists 2004-present. (23 October 2011)

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  • Review of Candice Night's "Reflections" Album Now Online! Our review of the long-awaited debut album by Blackmore's Night vocalist Candice Night entitled Reflections is now online. Check out our latest interview with her. (23 October 2011)

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  • Review of The Wyld Olde Souls "Ensoulment" Album Now Online! Our review of The Wyld Old Souls debut album Ensoulment is now online. (03 October 2011)

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  • Review of Magnolia Memoir's "What's A Good Girl To Do" EP Now Online! Our review of Magnolia Memoir's four-track EP entitled What's A Good Girl To Do released as a preview of their forthcoming major label debut Perfect Crime is now online. (01 October 2011)

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  • Review of Antigone Rising's "23 Red" Now Online! Our review of Antigone Rising's first studio album in over a decade entitled 23 Red is now online. (01 October 2011)

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  • September 2011

  • Review of White Willow "Terminal Twilight" Album Now Online! Our review of White Willow's sixth studio album entitled Terminal Twilight scheduled for release mid-October is now online. (17 September 2011)

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  • Review of Tori Amos' "Night Of Hunters" Now Online! Our revew of Tori Amos' stunning new album on the Deutsch Grammaphon label entitled Night of Hunters is now online. The project clearly redefines the term "classical crossover." (06 September 2011)

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  • Review of Kate Borkowki's "Vodka Honey" EP and "Beautiful Little Fools" Album Now Online! Our review of Kate Borkowski's new EP Vodka Honey and our exclusive preview of her forthcoming full length album Beautiful Little Fools are now both online. The Tori Amos-influenced material is certain to draw attention to Kate Borkowski this year. (05 September 2011)

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  • Watch Savannah On The "Is.Real" Docu-reality Web Series! Our visitors will be familiar with Savannah's music (reviews: 1 | 2 | 3 ). Learn more about her and her countryl in the docureality web series Is.Real airing worldwide on YouTube (episodes: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5). (05 September 2011)

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  • August 2011

  • Review of Jo Williamson's "Be The Man" Album Now Online! Our review of Jo Williamson's second release entitled Be The Man is now online. Produced by Martha Wainwright, the album also features contributions by some of New York's best indie artists. (02 August 2011)

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  • Review of Madi Diaz' "Far From Things That We Know" Now Online! Our review of the Far From Things That We Know EP by Madi Diaz is now online. The release precedes the artist's full length album due in 2012. (02 August 2011)

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  • July 2011

  • Review of Rachel Taylor Brown's "World So Sweet" Now Online! Our review of Rachel Taylor Brown's seventh album World So Sweet is now online! (31 July 2011)

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  • Review of Sara Groban's "Notes From Underground" Now Online! Our review of Sara Groban's second album Notes From Underground is now online! (31 July 2011)

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  • Review of Iona's "Another Realm" Album Now Online! Our review of the stunning two-CD album entitled Another Realm by the UK-based progressive Celtic rock band and Musical Discoveries featured artist Iona is now online. This is Iona's first new studio album since 2006! (16 July 2011)

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  • Reviews of Strawberry Fields "Rivers Gone Dry" and Travellers "A Journey Into The Sun Within" and Interview with Robin Now Online! Our review of Strawberry Fields' album River Gone Dry and our review of Travellers album A Journey Into The Sun Within are now both online. Our exclusive interview with the bands' stunning lead vocalist Robin is also online. (10 July 2011)

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  • Review of Yes "Fly From Here" Album Now Online! Our review of the first studio album by yet another Yes lineup Yes entitled Fly From Here is now online. (09 July 2011)

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  • Review of Orriel Smith's "A Voice Forever In The Wind" Now Online! A review of Orriel Smith's A Voice Forever In The Wind featuring soprano renditions of of Irish, British, American, Mexican and Russian songs as well as one from New Zealand is now online. (09 July 2011)

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  • June 2011

  • Review of Yael Akron's New EP "Pomme" Now Online! Our review of the all-new five-track EP by Israeli singer songwriter Yael Akron and her new lineup entitled Pomme is now online. Now based in Vancouver, Canada, our readers will be familiar with Yael's earlier work with Manga and Align. (12 June 2011)

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  • April 2011

  • Review of AO Music's "And Love Rages On" Featuring Miriam Stockley Now Online! Our review of AO Music's 2011 album ... And Love Rages On featuring the stunning vocal work of Miriam Stockley is now online! (27 April 2011)

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  • Review of Harvest's "Underground Community" Now Online! Our long-overdue review of the stunning album Underground Community by Barcelona, Spain's progressive rock band Harvest is now online. (24 April 2011)

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  • Review of Savannah's "Potential Black" Album Now Online! Our review of Savannah's forthcoming album Potential Black is now online. (24 April 2011)

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  • Review of Laura Jansen's "Bells" Album Now Online! Our review of Laura Jansen's American release of her debut album Bells is now online. (24 April 2011)

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  • Exclusive Interview With Ashelyn Summers and Review of Debut Album "Key To My Heart" Now Online! An exclusive interview with Ashelyn Summers accompanies our review of her debut album Key To My Heart. (23 April 2011)

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  • Review of Siobhán Owen's "Celestial Echoes" Now Online! Our review of the second album by the Australia-based classical/Celtic singer and harp player Siobhán Owen entitled Celescial Echoes is now online. (16 April 2011)

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  • Exclusive Mariette Davina Interview Now Online! An exclusive interview with Mariette Davina accompanies our review of the debut and self-titled recording by the British classical crossover artist. This is a truly outstanding ten-track classical crossover collection. (03 April 2011)

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  • March 2011

  • Review of Camilla Kerslake's "Moments" Album Now Online! Our review of the second album by Camilla Kerslake entitled Moments is now online. More crossover than classical, the album includes original songs, unique covers of memorable pop songs and a stunning solo track from Les Miserables. (21 March 2011)

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  • Review of Sara Kempe's "Let Me Fly" Now Online! Our review of the debut album by Welsh classical crossover artist Sara Kempe entitled Let Me Fly that includes lush covers of well-known pop songs and originals is now online. (21 March 2011)

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  • Review of Friday Music Reissue of Annie Haslam's "Annie In Wonderland" Now Online! Our review of the Friday Music reissue of Annie Haslam's Annie In Wonderland album is now online. The entire album was remastered in April 2010 by Rave Tesar and includes Annie's rendition of the Roy Wood bonus track "Flowers In The Rain." (20 March 2011)

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  • Review of Jamie Lynn Noon's "A Moment To Break" and "Angels Spoke" EPs Now Online! Our reviews of California Bay Area singer songwriter Jamie Lynn Noon's two EPs A Moment To Break (2009) and Angel's Spoke (2010) are now online. (14 March 2011)

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  • Review of Mariette Davina's Self-Titled Classical Crossover Now Online! Our review of the debut and self-titled recording by British classical crossover artist Mariette Davina is now online. This is a truly outstanding ten-track classical crossover collection. (13 March 2011)

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  • February 2011

  • Review of Beto Vazquez Infinity "Existence" Double Album Now Online! Our review of Beto Vazquez Infinity's latest album Existence is now online. (26 February 2011)

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  • Review of Blackmore's Night "Autumn Sky" and Interview with Candice Night Now Online! Our review of the seventh studio album by Blackmore's Night entitled Autumn Sky is now online. Our third interview with Candice Night, completed earlier this month, is also online. (26 February 2011)

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  • Review of Fiona Ford's Debut Album "Leave Everything You Know" Now Online! Our review of the debut solo album by former Fula lead vocalist Fiona Ford entitled Leave Everything You Know is now online. (26 February 2011)

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  • Review of Elane's "Arcane" Now Online! Our review of the stunning fourth album by the German progressive band Elane entitled Arcane, based on the works of best selling author Kai Meyer is now online. (26 February 2011)

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  • Review of Gabi Epstein's Album "Show Off" Now Online! Our review of Toronto-based musical artist and performer Gabi Epstein's debut album Show Off is now online. (26 February 2011)

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  • Review of "Smooth Jazz Featuring Michelle Young" Now Online! Our review of the all-new eight-track album Smooth Jazz featuring Michelle Young is now online. The new record is more than jazz and illustrates new directions taken by our 2002 featured artist. (10 February 2011)

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  • Review of Charlotte Martin's "Dancing On Needles" Now Online! Our review of the stunning new full length album by singer songwriter Charlotte Martin entitled Dancing on Needles is now online. (03 February 2011)

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  • January 2011

  • Yesterdays Feature Article Updated! In the run up to our review of Yesterdays' highly anticipated new album Colours Caffe, we have updated our feature reviewing Moonlit Garden and interviewing the band with new photos of the members provided by Yesterdays earlier this week. (30 January 2011)

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  • December 2010

  • Review of Dream Aria's "Fallen Angel" Now Online! Although the album will not be released until first quarter 2011, read our review of Dream Aria's -- a Canadian progressive rock band fronted by the stunning Ann Burstyn -- outstanding third album entitled Fallen Angel. (24 December 2010)

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  • Review of Eatliz "Teasing Nature" Album Now Online! Our review of the incredible second full length album by Eatliz -- a Tel Aviv-based progressive rock band fronted by the stunning Lee Triffon -- entitled Teasing Nature is now online. (24 December 2010)

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  • November 2010

  • Review of Natali Castillo's "From This Side" EP and Exclusive Interview Now Online! Our review of Natali Castillo's debut EP From This Side is now online. Our exclusive interview with Natali, an emerging singer songwriter from Buenos Aires, Argentina now living in Madrid, Spaine is also now online. (21 November 2010)

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  • Review of Jennie Hunter's "Feel The Fire" Album Now Online! Our review of Jennie Hunter's debut album Feel The Fire is now online. The Los Angeles-based artist's project was produced by Claudio Valenzuela in Chile. (20 November 2010)

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  • Review of Elizabeth and The Catapult's "The Other Side of Zero" Now Online! Our review of the new release by Brookly-based Elizabeth and The Catapult entitled The Other Side of Zero is now online. The album is certain to appeal to enthusiasts of Philadelphia, PA's Grey Eye Glances. (20 November 2010)

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  • Review of Electron Love Theory's "Blue Sky Vertigo" Now Online! Electron Love Theory's U2 Electronic Tribute: Blue Sky Vertigo album features renditions of U2 classics by fourteen stunning female vocalists. Our review is now online! (20 November 2010)

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  • Nuclear Blast and Musical Discoveries Exclusive Epica Contest! To enter this contest, email us between Nov 15 and Dec 13, 2010. The first respondent worldwide will receive an autographed copy of Epica's Design Your Universe CD and The Classical Conspiracy double live CD package. The second respondent worldwide will receive an autographed Epica poster. The third US or Canadian respondent will receive two tickets to one of Epica's live performances on their current North American tour. You must include "Epica Contest" in the subject line and your name, address and selected live show venue--see Epica's website for details--in your email. Merchandise will be sent from Nuclear Blast USA directly to the winners. (14 November 2010)

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  • October 2010

  • Review of Anna Rose's "Nomad" Album Now Online! Our review of the twelve-track full length debut and follow up to Anna Rose's self-titled EP entitled Nomad is now online. (22 October 2010)

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  • Review of Delerium's "Voice: An Acoustic Collection" Now Online! Our review of the latest offering from Delerium entitled Voice: An Acoustic Collection is now online. With nine acoustic versions of Delerium classics and three new tracks, featured vocalists include: Kristy Thirsk, Leigh Nash, Sarah McLachlan, Jael, Elsiene, Rachel Fuller, Zoë Johnson, Miranda Lee Richards, Kreesha Turner, Elsiane and Butterfly Boucher. (22 October 2010)

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  • Review of District 97's "Hybrid Child" and Leslie Hunt Interview Now Online! Our review of the debut album by District 97--a progressive rock band from Chicago, IL--entitled Hybrid Child is now online. Our exclusive interview with their vocalist, American Idol finalist Leslie Hunt, is also now online. (22 October 2010)

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  • Exclusive Artist Interview and Review of Sisca's "Impermanent Life" Debut Album Now Online! Our review of Sisca's debut album Impermanent Live is now online. Our exclusive interview with Sisca, an emerging classical crossover artist from Jakarta, Indonesia, is also now online. (17 October 2010)

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  • Review of Karl Jenkins "Gloria/Te Deum" Now Online Suvi Kaikkonen's review of the latest release by Karl Jenkins entitled Gloria/Te Deum that features a guest appearance by Hayley Westenra is now online. (15 October 2010)

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  • Dar Williams "As Cool As I Am" Track Available To Visitors! In the run up to the release and our review of Dar Williams new album Many Great Companions , we are pleased to provide this link to a free download of "As Cool As I Am" with Gary Louris on guitar. (08 October 2010)

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  • Review of Balligomingo "UAES Origins" Now Online! Our review of the all-new seven-track release by Balligomingo entitled UAES Origins is now online. The singer songwriter-styled recording includes two all-new songs and five acoustic remixes of material from the 2008 album Under An Endless Sky. (08 October 2010)

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  • Review of Sofia Talvik's "Florida" Album Now Online! Our review of Sofia Talvik's 2010 Florida album is now online. An acoustic version of the album is also available. (03 October 2010)

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  • September 2010

  • Review of Annelies' Recordings and Exclusive Interview Now Online! Our review of recordings by Annelies, an emerging classical crossover artist from Cardiff, Wales, is now online. Our exclusive interview with Annelies is also now online. (12 September 2010)

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  • Review of Fanni Volgyssey Szmor's Live Album "Szerelem Eemléke" and Jöjj El Fény / Like A Dream" Single Now Online! Our review of Fanni Völgyessy Szomor's live album Szerelem Eemléke is now online. We also review the artist's new single "Jöjj El Fény / Like A Dream." The article includes comments from Fanni about her live performances and her forthcoming album. (06 September 2010)

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  • Yesterdays Feature Now Online! Our 2007 Yesterdays feature was recently found in our archives and is now online. In addition to a review of their album Holdfénykert (Moonlit Garden), it also includes interviews with Bogáti-Bokor Ákos (guitar, keyboards), Jánosi Kinga (lead vocals), Kozma Kis Emese (flute) and Fülöp Timea (backing vocals). (05 September 2010)

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  • Review of For Every Story Untold Untold's "Hideout" EP Now Online! Our review of the debut EP entitled Hideout by For Every Story Untold featuring Lauren Edman on lead vocals is now online. Visitors will likely remember Lauren's contribution of "Afterthoughts" to Sleepthief's The Dawnseeker album. (04 September 2010)

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  • August 2010

  • Review of Liv Kristine's "Skintight" Album Now Online! Our review of Leaves' Eyes vocalist Liv Kristine's third solo album entitled Skintight is now online. (29 August 2010)

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  • Review of FeelAbout's "Point of You" and Roni Weinstock Interview Now Online! Our review of the debut album by FeelAbouT entitled Point Of You is now online. Our exclusive interview with the band's vocalist Roni Weinstock is also now online. (29 August 2010)

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  • Misty Boyce Album Review Now Online Our review of Misty Boyce's self-titled twelve track debut album is now online. A native of New Mexico, Misty is now based in New York City. (29 August 2010)

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  • Review of Christina's "Broken Lives & Bleeding Hearts" Album Now Online! Our review of Christina Booth's (Caamora, ChimpanA, Cyan, Parsivals Eye, Magenta and Trippa) stunning eleven track solo album Broken Lives & Bleeding Hearts that was released this past spring is now online. (29 August 2010)

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  • Review of Half Past Four's "Rabbit In The Vestibule" and Demo Recordings Now Online! Our reviews of Half Past Four's Rabbit In The Vestibule and additional demo tracks provided to our editorial staff are now online. (29 August 2010)

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  • Epica Pinkpop Photoshoot Now Online! Our exclusive photoshoot of Epica's lead vocalist Simone Simons performing at Pinkpop 2010 by Joseph Voncken is now online. (22 August 2010)

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  • Review of Sam Holmes' Debut "Stories To Tell" Album Now Online Our review of Sam Holmes' Stories To Tell debut album is now online. The album is the follow-up to her 2002 and 2007 EPs and 2008 self-titled iTunes release. (22 August 2010)

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  • Review of Christopher Tyler Nickel's "Rain" Featuring Soprano Catherine Redding Now Online! Our review of Christopher Tyler Nickel's classical crossover album Rain featuring the stunning vocal work of soprano Catherine Redding is now online! (15 August 2010)

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  • Review of Melissa Brethauer's "Waiting" Album Now Online! Our review of the debut album by 21-year old Florida singer songwriter Melissa Brethauer is now online. (15 August 2010)

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  • Review of Katie Davis' "Three Songs" EP Now Online! As a follow-up to our review of her debut Terrible, Terrible (2004) EP, our review of Katie Davis' new Three Songs EP is now online. (15 August 2010)

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  • Review of Greenhaus' "A Fools Paradise" Now Online! Our review of the fourth studio album by Britain's Greenhaus entitled A Fools Paradise fronted by singer Phoenix J is now online. (15 August 2010)

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  • Review of Edenbridge's "Solitaire" and Exclusive Interview with Sabine Edelsbacher Now Online! Our review of the tenth album by Austria's Edenbridge entitled Solitaire and our all new and exclusive interview with the band's stunning lead vocalist Sabine Edelsbacher are now online. (14 August 2010)

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  • Review of FeelAbouT's "Point Of You" Album Now Online! Our review of the debut album by FeelAbouT entitled Point Of You is now online. Fronted by Roni Weinstock, FeelAbouT won the Los Angeles Music Awards Best Rock Band Of The Year in 2007. (08 August 2010)

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  • Review of "Angelfire" (feat Steve Morse and Sarah Spencer) Now Online! Our review of the Angelfire album featuring Steve Morse and Sarah Spencer and our exclusive interview with the singer are now online. (01 August 2010)

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  • July 2010

  • Our November 2009 Review of Glass Hammer's "Three Cheers For The Broken Hearted" Album Now Online! Previously lost in our database, our review of Glass Hammer's Three Cheers For The Broken Hearted album--with seven of the eleven tracks sung by Susie Bogdanowicz--is finally online! (30 July 2010)

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  • Review of All New Renaissance Three-Track EP "The Mystic and The Muse" Now Online! Our review of the new Renaissance three-track EP entitled The Mystic and The Muse is now online. The stunning new release includes two reworked tracks from Michael Dunford's Scheherazade musical and an all new Renaissance track. (24 July 2010)

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  • Review of Friday Music Remaster of Renaissance "Scheherazade and Other Stories" Now Online! Our review of the brand new Friday Music remaster of Renaissance's 1975 Scheherazade and Other Stories is now online. The release establishes a new reference standard for the recording and includes a bonus DVD of the band performing five tracks of Azure d'Or on the soundstage. (24 July 2010)

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  • Review of Savannah's "The Red Dead Week EP" Now Online! Our review of Savannah's first commercial release, a six-track recording entitled The Red Dead Week EP, is now online! (18 July 2010)

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  • Review of Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab Original Master Recording of Linda Ronstadt's "Simple Dreams" Now Online! Our review of Linda Ronstadt's 1977 album Simple Dreams is now online. We review the 2010 Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab Original Master Recording on Ultradisc II™ 24 KT Gold CD here. (17 July 2010)

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  • Phillippa Lusty Interview and "A Guiding Light" Album Review Now Online! Our review of the songs from the debut album by Phillippa Lusty with a working title of A Guiding Light and our exclusive interview with the artist are now both online. (07 July 2010)

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  • June 2010

  • Review of Hayley Griffiths' "Silver Screen" and Exclusive Interview Now Online! Amost one year after our initial contact with the producer, our review of the debut album by Riverdance and Lord of the Dance performer Hayley Griffiths entitled Silver Screen and our exclusive interview with the artist are now both online. (10 June 2010)

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  • Review of Rachael Sage's "Delancey Street" Album Now Online! Our review of the new album by independent singer songwriter Rachael Sage entitled Delancey Street is now online. (02 June 2010)

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  • April 2010

  • Review of Elizabeth South's "The Mysteries of our Minds" Now Online! Our review of the new album by Elizabeth South entitled The Mysteries of our Minds is now online. A link to Elizabeth's exclusive iPhone app is also provided. (20 April 2010)

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  • New Anna Rose "Picture" Video Now Online! We're pleased to point our visitors to the new "Picture" video, a track from the forthcoming album Nomad by singer songwriter Anna Rose. (02 April 2010)

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  • March 2010

  • Review of Ellen's "Mourning This Morning" Album Review Now Online! Our review of the new album by Ellen (Jade Ell) entitled Mourning This Morning is now online. The album will be released on April 14. (06 March 2010)

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  • February 2010

  • Reviews of New Karl Jenkins Albums Now Online! Our review of Karl Jenkins 2008 classical crossover release Stabat Mater and our review of his 2009 holiday- and winter-themed release Stella Natalis are now both online. (07 February 2010)

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  • January 2010

  • Review of Karnataka's "The Gathering Light" Album Now Online! The first on the internet, our review of the stunning new album by the British progressive rock band Karnataka entitled The Gathering Light is now online. (03 January 2010)

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  • December 2009

  • Review of Touchstone's "Wintercoast" Now Online! Our review of the third release by the British progressive band Touchstone, entitled Wintercoast is now online. Lead singer Kim Savoiur comes into her own on this impressive new recording. (30 December 2009)

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  • Review of Tilt's "Million Dollar Wound" Now Online! Our review of Tilt's stunning debut mini-album Million Dollar Wound is now online. (30 December 2009)

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  • Review of Crimson Sky's "Misunderstood" Album Now Online! Our review of the debut album entitled Misunderstood by the emerging progressive rock band Crimson Sky from Bristol, England is now online. See the band alongside Touchstone and other Classic Rock Society acts at the Winter's End Progressive Rock Festival in Gloucester in March 2010. (30 December 2009)

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  • Review of Rikka Timonen's "Käenkukuntayöt (Cuckoo Nights)" Now Online! Our review, written by longtime correspondent Suvi Kaikkonen, of the Finnish singer songwriter Rikka Timonen's debut album Käenkukuntayöt (Cuckoo Nights) is now online. (29 December 2009)

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  • Reviews of Avital Raz's "Strange Love Songs" and "Skin & Feathers" EPs Now Online! Our reviews of Israeli singer songwriter Avital Raz's debut EP Strange Love Songs and her recent follow-up EP Skin & Feathers are both now online. (28 December 2009)

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  • Review of Norah Jones' "The Fall" Album Now Online! Our review of the fourth album by Norah Jones, entitled The Fall is now online. (26 December 2009)

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  • Review of Agnès Milewski's "Pretty Boys and Ugly Girls" Now Online! Our review of the debut album by Agnès Milewski entitled Pretty Boys and Ugly Girls is now online. Watch for our review of her new 2009 album Learn to Swim and exclusive interview in early 2010. (20 December 2009)

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  • Review of Parade's "The Fabric" Now Online! Our review of the debut album by the UK progressive rock band Parade entitled The Fabric is now online. With roots in Fish, Karnataka, Mostly Autumn and Panic Room, fronted by Chris Johnson and Anne-Marie Helder, the lineup also includes Gavin Griffiths, Simon Snaize and Patrick Berry. (14 December 2009)

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  • Review of Panic Room's "Satellite" Limited Edition 2xCD Set Now Online! Our review of the second album by Panic Room entitled Satellite is now online. The Limited Edition set includes a second CD with four stunning bonus tracks. (13 December 2009)

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  • Review of Zera Vaughan's "The New Seed" Now Online! Our review of actress, model, singer, songwriter Zera Vaughan's second album The New Seed is now online. We contrast Zera's new album to her equally stunning debut recording Back To The Roots. (13 December 2009)

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  • November 2009

  • Review of Cherish Alexander's "Fallen Awake" Album Now Online Our review of the debut album by LA-based singer songwriter Cherish Alexander entitled Fallen Awake is now online. (29 November 2009)

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  • Review of Amy Bee "Angels and Demons" Album Now Online! Our review of the stunning second album by British singer songwriter Amy Bee entitled Angels and Demons is now online! (29 November 2009)

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  • Review of VocaMe "Kassia" Album Now Online! Our review of the debut album by the German ensemble VocaMe--led by Michael Popp and comprised of Sigrid Hausen, Natalia Lincoln, Sabine Lutzenberger, Sarah M. Newman, Elisabeth Pawelke and Gerline Samann--entitled Kassia is now online. It is a collection of early Byzantine hymns. (27 November 2009)

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  • Review of Suzi Lauder's "The Mermaid in High Heeled Shoes" Album Now Online! Our review of Suzi Lauder's debut album The Mermaid in High Heeled Shoes is now online! (26 November 2009)

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  • Juliet Lyons "My Siren Song" Review Now Online! Our review of the stunning debut by the St Lucia USVI-based soprano singer Juliet Lyons is now online. Check out the artist's photos and links to her MySpace and FaceBook pages from the review. (26 November 2009)

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  • Charlotte Martin "Piano Trees" CD Giveaway! Charlotte Martin's management has provided us four Piano Trees CDs to give away to Musical Discoveries visitors that read our review and correctly answer these two questions: (1) How many individual tracks are there on the Piano Trees album? (2) What one aspect makes Piano Trees different from every other release by Charlotte Martin? CDs will be mailed to the first, sixth, twelfth and eighteenth people that answer both questions correctly. E-mails must have "Piano Trees CD Giveaway" in the subject line and include your full name and postal details. The contest ends on 30 November 2009. (10 November 2009)

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  • October 2009

  • Review of Jeni Saint's "Life On A Wire" Now Online! Our review of the latest three track EP by British singer songwriter Jeni Saint is now online. Follow our links to further reviews and our earlier interview with Jeni. (12 October 2009)

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  • Review of Epica's "Design Your Universe" Now Online! Our review of the fifth full length album--and best recording to date--by the Dutch progressive metal band Epica, fronted by the stunning Simone Simons, is now online. (04 October 2009)

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  • September 2009

  • Review of Beto Vazquez Infinity "Darkmind" Album Now Online! Our review of the 2008 album Darkmind by Beto Vazquez Infinity is now online. Vazquez has recruited seven female vocalists as guests to contribute to this album. (25 September 2009)

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  • Review of Ilona V "Good Morning" and Additional Songs Now Online! Our review of NYC-based singer-songwriter Ilona V's seven-inch single "Good Morning" and seven additional songs provided to Musical Discoveries is now online. (25 September 2009)

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  • New Mary Fahl Website Now Online! Singer songwriter Mary Fahl has recently launched her newly renovated website. There you'll see upcoming tour dates as well as news of two new releases. Her stunning album Mary Fahl: The Dark Side of the Moon is expected before the end of the year. An all new collection of ten songs with a tentative title of Gravity is expected in 2010. (25 September 2009)

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  • Review of Michelle Hotaling's "Sweet Clarity" EP Now Online! Our review of the follow-up to Michelle Hotaling's Chained By Dreams album, the Sweet Clarity EP, is now online. (20 September 2009)

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  • Review of Charlotte Martin's "Piano Trees" Now Online! Our review of a new release by Charlotte Martin entitled Piano Trees is now online. The album features 24 unedited, improvisational piano pieces from 2005 to present day and is being promoted on the mad fast acoustic tour kicking off in Philadelphia on September 30. (19 September 2009)

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  • Review of AnsoticcA's "The Dark Age" and Interview With Carie van Heden Now Online! Our review of the debut album by AnsoticcA entitled The Dark Age, due for release in 2010, is now online. Also check out our exclusive interview with the Dutch band's stunning female vocalist, Carie van Heden. (19 September 2009)

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  • Review of Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab Original Master Recording of Rickie Lee Jones' "Pirates" Now Online! Our review of Rickie Lee Jones' 1979 album Pirates is now online. We review the 2009 Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab Original Master Recording on Ultradisc™ UHR™ (Ultra High-Resolution) 24 KT Gold SACD Hybrid here. (19 September 2009)

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  • Review of Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab Original Master Recording of Linda Ronstadt's "Don't Cry Now" Now Online! Our review of Linda Ronstadt's 1973 album Don't Cry Now is now online. We review the 2007 Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab Original Master Recording on Ultradisc II™ 24 KT Gold CD here. (19 September 2009)

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  • Eatliz Recordings Now Available Online! Eatliz, a dynamic rock band from Isreal fronted by Lee Triffon (interview), is in the process of releasing a new digital EP entitled Delicately Violent that includes previously unreleased tracks from and all new material. Those that join the band's mailing list (link) will receive two tracks right away and then one additional track from the EP every couple of weeks through the end of November. The band's debut album Violently Delicate (review), can also be downloaded for a limited time free of charge (link). (15 September 2009)

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  • Original Beatles Catalog Digitally Remastered! The highly anticipated digital remaster of the originall Beatles catalog is now available worldwide on CD. The stereo editions are available on individual CDs or as a box set while the mono edition is available exclusively as a box set. The Beatles: Rock Band video game has also been released. Check out this "I Saw Her Standing There" streaming video (please be patient on EMI for download). (09 September 2009)

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  • Review of "Buffalos" Album Now Online! Our review of Buffalos' self-titled debut album is now online. Buffalos is an emerging rock band from Israel fronted by Bella Leshed and Omer Hershman. For a limited time, sign up for their mailing list to obtain a digital download of the entire album free of charge. (06 September 2009)

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  • Sleepthief "Labyrinthine Heart" CD Giveaway! Universal Music Distribution has provided us three Labyrinthine Heart CDs to give away to Musical Discoveries visitors that read our feature and correctly answer these two questions: (1) How many individual female vocalists sing on Labyrinthine Heart? (2) Who, by name, are the new contributors to Sleepthief on this new album? CDs will be mailed to the first, sixth and twelfth people that answer both questions correctly. E-mails must have "Sleepthief CD Giveaway" in the subject line and include your name and postal details. (Updated 20 September 2009: giveaway completed.) (04 September 2009)

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  • August 2009

  • Sleepthief "Labyrinthine Heart" Feature Now Online! We celebrate the release of Sleepthief's album Labyrinthine Heart with an all new feature. The article incorporates pop-up interviews with Justin Elswick as well as vocalists Jody Quine, Kristy Thirsk, Kirsty Hawkshaw, Zoe Johnston, Coury Palermo, Caroline Lavelle, Roberta Carter Harrison and Joanna Stevens. (29 August 2009)

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  • Review of Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab Original Master Recording of Linda Ronstadt's "Hasten Down The Wind" Now Online! Our review of Linda Ronstadt's 1976 album Hasten Down The Wind is now online. We review the 2008 Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab Original Master Recording on Ultradisc II™ 24 KT Gold CD here. (22 August 2009)

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  • Review of Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab Original Master Recording of Linda Ronstadt's "Prisoner In Disguise" Now Online! Our review of Linda Ronstadt's 1975 album Prisoner In Disguise is now online. We review the 2008 Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab Original Master Recording on Ultradisc II™ 24 KT Gold CD here. (22 August 2009)

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  • Review of Melody Klyman's "Bending The Knotted Oak" Album Now Online! Our review of the second album by Melody Klyman, entitled Bending The Knotted Oak is now online. A 192 kbps digital version of the finished album is presently available free of charge to those that sign up for the artist's mailing list. (22 August 2009)

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  • New Lisbeth Scott Solo Album This Autumn! Lisbeth Scott (website) is completing a stunning new solo project this autumn and is doing a grassroots fundraising campaign to support the promotion and release on her own label. Help her take things to the next level at this website. (21 August 2009)

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  • Review of "Anna Rose" EP Now Online! Our review of the debut selt-titled EP by singer songwriter guitar player Anna Rose is now online. Her full length album Nomad is due for release later this year. (16 August 2009)

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  • Review of Amanda Somerville's "Window" Now Online! Our review of the long-awaited and completely stunning second full length album by Amanda Somerville entitled Window is now online! (09 August 2009)

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  • Review of Eri Sugai's Fourth Album "Kokoro no Nawa" Now Online! Our review of Japanese soprano Eri Sugai's fourth full length album Kokoro no Nawa is now online. Advertised as for healing, the ten tracks rang from tranquil to awe inspiring. (09 August 2009)

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  • Review of AO Music's "Twirl" Featuring Miriam Stockley Now Online! Our review, penned by Finland's Suvi Kaikkonen, of AO Music's latest full length album entitled Twirl that features vocal work by Miriam Stockley is now online! (09 August 2009)

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  • Review of Lindi Ortega "The Drifter" EP Now Online! Our review of the latest EP entitled The Drifter in the run up to Lindi Ortega's new full length album this autumn is now online. (09 August 2009)

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  • Review of Jo Gabriel's "Fools And Orphans" Album Now Online! Our reviews of the two very different sounding limited edition artist release and Kalinkaland Records version of Jo Gabriel's fourth album entitled Fools And Orphans are now online. (08 August 2009)

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  • Review of Friday Music Renaissance "Live at Carnegie Hall - Anniversary Edition" Remaster Now Online! Our review of the Friday Music "Anniversary Edition" remaster of Renaissance's tremendous Live At Carnegie Hall 2xCD album is now online. The review compares this edition to the three earlier remasters and provides a teaser regarding further releases. (08 August 2009)

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  • Review of Ruth Dolores Weiss' "Be'Ivrit" Now Online! Our review of the new all-Hebrew jazz-blues singer songwriter styled album by Ruth Dolores Weiss entitled Be'Ivrit is now online. (02 August 2009)

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  • Review of Landmarq "Turbulence - Live in Poland" CD Now Online! Our earlier review Landmarq's Turbulence DVD featuring the stunning work of Tracy Hitchings has been updated to include comments on the accompanying CD released as a digipak this month on Metal Mind Productions. (02 August 2009)

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  • Review of Theatre Of Tragedy "Assembly" and "Musique" Updates Now Online! Metal Mind Productions (Poland) have released limited numbered editions of the Theater of Tragedy classic Assembly and Musique featuring Liv Kristine's vocal work. Our review has been updated with the details. (02 August 2009)

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  • July 2009

  • Review of Flo Paris' "Coming Around" Album Now Online! Our review of the second full length album by Flo Paris entitled Coming Around is now online. (26 July 2009)

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  • Review of Becca Gohn's "Glimpse" EP Now Online! Our review of the follow-up EP to Becca Gohn's debut album Recollections entitled Glimpse is now online. (26 July 2009)

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  • Review of GAP Music's "This Is Extreme Country Music" Now Online! Our review of the various artist compilation by GAP Music entitled "This Is Extreme Country Music" is now online. The fourteen track country-dance fusion album includes tracks by Amy Bonner, Andrea Childress, Mindy Ellis, Melissa Fuller and Laurie Killian Star. (18 July 2009)

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  • Review of Nandara's "Angels Weep" Album Now Online! Our review of Nandara's brand new album Angels Weep by Stuart and Sarah Jones is now online. (13 July 2009)

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  • Wendy Starland Interview and Self-Titled Album Review Now Online! Our review of Wendy Starland's upcoming self-titled album is accompanied by an interview with the artist conducted in June 2009. (12 July 2009)

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  • June 2009

  • Review of Shauna Burns' "Anamnesis" EP Now Online! Our review of the fourth release by Nevada-based Shauna Burns entitled Anamnesis is now online. Fans of Tori Amos and Karnataka will adore this EP. (20 June 2009)

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  • Review of X Anima "Inside Warrior" Album Now Online! Our review of the debut album by X Anima entitled Inside Warrior is now online. The progressive rock band from Sweden, certain to draw attention from Kate Bush enthusiasts, is fronted by lead vocalist Jade Ell. (13 June 2009)

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  • Review of Renaissance "Song of Scheherazade" DVD Now Online! Our review of the long-awaited and very first official DVD by Renaissance entitled Song of Scheherazade is now online. The 125-minute recording includes segments of two of the band's best live performances in 1976 and 1979. (13 June 2009)

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  • May 2009

  • Review of Mr So & So's "Sugarstealer" Now Online! Our review of the new album Sugarstealer by the reformed UK progressive rock band Mr So & So is now online. Mr So & So comprises members from Secret Giant and includes vocal work by Charlotte Evans. (31 May 2009)

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  • Review of "IOEarth" Now Online! Our review of the self-titled debut album by Britain's IOEarth is now online. This album is a 90-minute progressive masterpiece. (31 May 2009)

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  • Review of The Opium Cartel's "Night Blooms" Now Online! Our review of the debut album, entlted Night Blooms by Norway's The Opium Cartel is now online. The Opium Cartel is a second project by Jacob Holm-Lupo and with tracks featuring female vocalists Sylvia Skjellestad and Rachel Haden, also includes contributions from other White Willow stalwarts. (31 May 2009)

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  • Review of Tori Amos' "Abnormally Attracted To Sin" Now Online! Our review of the tenth studio album entitled Abnormally Attracted To Sin by the award-winning singer songwriter Tori Amos is now online. (31 May 2009)

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  • Review of Rick Wakeman's "The Six Wives of Henry VIII Live at Hampton Court Palace" Now Online! Our review of the limited edition double album chronicling Rick Wakeman's two-night live performance of The Six Wives of Henry VIII at the Hampton Court Palace is now online. (30 May 2009)

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  • Review of Saint Bernadette's "Word To The Lourdes" Now Online! Our review of the first of three 2009 EPs by Saint Bernadette entitled Word To The Lourdes is now online. (30 May 2009)

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  • Review of Jeannine Hebb's "Too Late To Change Me" Now Online! Our review of the debut EP entitled Too Late To Change Me by the amazing singer songwriter Jeannine Hebbs is now online. This five star () recording from 2007 completely blew us away. (30 May 2009)

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  • Review of "Introducing Kate Earl" Now Online! Our review of her debut EP Introducing Kate Earl is now online. (30 May 2009)

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  • Review of MaryAnne Marino's "A Little Something" EP Now Online! Our review of the new EP by MaryAnne Marino entitled A Little Something is now online. (30 May 2009)

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  • Review of Beth Wimmer's "Miracle Girl" Album Now Online! Our review of Beth Wimmer's latest recording, Miracle Girl, is now online! (25 May 2009)

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  • Review of Claire Vezina's "Cyber Neptune" Now Online! Our review of the fourth album by Quebec's Claire Vezina entitled Cyber Neptune is now online. (24 May 2009)

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  • Sarena Paton Feature Now Online! Our all new Sarena Paton feature article includes an exclusive interview and reviews of her three releases: Almost Like Love (2004), Remember (2006) and La Carissima (2009). (24 May 2009)

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  • Jennings Feature Now Online! Our all new Mary Jennings feature article includes an exclusive interview and reviews of her four releases: Jennings (2001), Recovery (2003), Femtastic (2007) and Storybook (2009). (24 May 2009)

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  • Review of Align Self-Titled EP and Yael Akron Interview Now Online! Our review of the self-titled EP by the Israeli rock band Align is joined by an exclusive interview with their lead vocalist Yael Akron. Visitors should note that Align evolved from the band Manga, reviewed and interviewed here at the end of 2007. (23 May 2009)

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  • Review of Sofia Talvik's New Summer Single Now Online! In the run up to the release of her fourth album, our review of Sofia Talvik's summer single "Strawberries On My Tongue" is now online. Follow links in the article to our review of Johnstown and our 2008 interview with the artist. (07 May 2009)

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  • Pre-Release Review of Viveynne's EP "Becoming Jane Doe" Now Online! We are pleased to introduce the brand new Canadian band Viveynne and their stunning vocalist Mikaila Straatsma with a review of their eight-track EP Becoming Jane Doe. This is the band's very first review! Preview the EP's tracks at their MySpace. (03 May 2009)

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  • Features and Reviews Coming Soon to Musical Discoveries! After the first quarter's hiatus and a serious bereavement, Musical Discoveries is returning. Photographically rich feature articles are being prepared on Align (formerly Manga from Israel, Rock), [Mary] Jennings (New York, alternative rock) and Sarena Paton (Canada, classical crossover). Forthcoming CD reviews include Sugar Stealer (Mr So & So, England), IOEarth (IOEarth, England), Night Blooms (The Opium Cartel, Norway) Smoke & Mirrors (The Eden House, England), Anamnesis (Shauna Burns, USA), Neither Here Nor There (Eleisha Eagle, USA). Also watch for our review of Twirl (AO featuring Miriam Stockley, USA). (03 May 2009)

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  • April 2009

  • New Michelle Young Interview Online at Smiling-Shark! Michael Schübeler's own interview with Michelle Young created this year in English is now online at his website. (28 April 2009)

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  • March 2009

  • Review of Sarah McLachlan's "Closer" Now Online! Our review of Closer: The Best Of Sarah McLachlan is now online. The sixteen track album chronicles Sarah's work from 1989 to present day. (16 March 2009)

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  • Review of Sarah Brightman's "A Winter Symphony" Now Online! Our review of Sarah Brightman's latest album A Winter Symphony is now online. The review joins a large array of Musical Discoveries articles about Sarah Brightman. (16 March 2009)

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  • Review of "Sirènes" Now Online! Written by Gabrielle Angelique, our review of the various artists compilation Sirènes is now online. Conceived to celebrate the tenth anniversary of Musical Discoveries, the album features sixteen tracks by female vocalists reviewed here. (16 March 2009)

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  • Balligomingo Releases "Under An Endless Sky" Artwork! Our October review of the forthcoming second album by Balligomingo entitled Under An Endless Sky has been updated with the official album artwork. (09 March 2009)

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  • February 2009

  • Review of In This Moment's "The Dream" Album Now Online! Our review of the stunning second full length album by In This Moment (USA) entitled The Dream is now online. The band is fronted by Maria Brink. (14 February 2009)

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  • Review of Aftermath's "Tides Of Sorrow" Album Now Online! Our review of the debut album by Aftermath (Netherlands) entitled Tides Of Sorrow is now online. (14 February 2009)

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  • Review of Beangrowers' "Not In A Million Lovers" Now Online! Our review of the latest album by Beangrowers, entitled Not In A Million Lovers" is now online! (07 February 2009)

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  • January 2009

  • Panic Room Win Best New Band Classic Rock Society Award! The Swansea-based band Panic Room (feature) was presented Best New Band Award by the Classic Rock Society on 03 January 2009. Anne-Marie was runner up to Magenta's Christina Booth who again won in the coveted Best Female Vocalist cagegory. (18 January 2009)

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  • Review of Shaye's "Lake of Fire" and Tara MacLean's "Wake" Albums Now Online! Our review of the second album by Shaye entitled Lake Of Fire is now online. Shaye is the Canadian rock group fronted by Damhnait Doyle, Tara MacLean and Kim Stockwood. Our review of Tara MacLean's third solo album Wake is also online. (04 January 2009)

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  • Review of Brave's "Monuments" Album Now Online! Our review of the 2008 full length album by the Washington, DC-based progressive rock band Brave is now online. (04 January 2009)

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  • Review of Andrea Plamondon's "I Still Remember" Now Online! Our review of the latest recording by Andrea Plamondon entitled I Still Remember - A Collection of Songs from San Francisco's Underground 1989-2006 is now online. The project spans Andrea's work with Joy Fm, Styrica, Pox Eclipse, Lucid and Dreamstreamusic Inc. (03 January 2009)

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  • December 2008

  • Panic Room "Visionary Position" Feature Article Now Online! A year in the making, we are pleased to present an extremely indepth interview with Panic Room's Jonathan Edwards and stunning vocalist Anne-Marie Helder. Encircling the entire Visionary Position album this is absolutely the most comprehensive interview ever published with these two artists. (31 December 2008)

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  • Review of "Where I Belong" and Exclusive Interview with Sofia Loell Now Online! Our review of Sofia Loell's second album Where I Belong and an exclusive interview with the Swedish singer songwriter is now online. (30 December 2008)

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  • Exclusive Interview with AnnMarie Milazzo Now Online! Our exclusive interview with AnnMarie Milazzo is now online. The lead female singer with East Village Opera Company (review), AnnMarie's career highlights include fronting the band Cherry, the English lyrics to Franco Dragone's show La Reve and the lyrics to the musical Pretty Dead Girl. (30 December 2008)

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  • Eleisha Eagle Named Musical Discoveries Featured Artist! In the run up to our review of her 2009 album Neither Here Nor There and an accompanying second interview, Eleisha Eagle has been named the 16th Musical Discoveries featured artist. (28 December 2008)

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  • November 2008

  • Review of Alision Krauss' "A Hundred Miles or More: Live From The Tracking Room" Now Online! Our review of the stunning new DVD by Alison Krauss entitled A Hundred Miles or More: Live From The Tracking Room is now online. It is a great introduction for newcomers and long time fans alike. (22 November 2008)

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  • Review of Marta Samitowska's "Through My Eyes In Their Own Words" Now Online! Our review of Marta Samitowka's first volume of Through My Eyes In Their Own Words is now online. The book introduces fifteen emerging female artists 'in metal and beyond' to readers. (22 November 2008)

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  • Review of Cécile Corbel "Songbook Vol. 2" Now Online! Our review of the third full length album by Breton's Cécile Corbel entitled Songbook Vol. 2 is now online. The Celtic artist is certain to draw attention from those that enjoy Loreena McKennitt, Capercaillie and Moya Brennan, to name a few. (16 November 2008)

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  • Review of Susannah Blinkoff's "Let's Pretend" Album Now Online! Our review of the second full length album entitled Let's Pretend by singer songwriter actress Susannah Blinkoff is now online. Her debut album, recorded under the moniker Camp Susannah is entitled Happy Today. (16 November 2008)

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  • Review of Anjulie "Boom" EP Now Online! Our review of the three-track "Boom" EP by Canadian singer songwriter Anjulie released to build momentum for her debut album is now online. (15 November 2008)

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  • Review of Charlotte Martin "Orphans" EP Now Online! Our review of the latest EP by featured artist Charlotte Martin entitled Orphans is now online. The EP features outtakes from One Girl Army, On Your Shore and Stromata, new material, and a stunning original rendition of "Raven." (15 November 2008)

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  • Review of Frances Mai-Ling "Best Kept Secret" Now Online! Our review of Frances Mai-Ling's 2003 album Best Kept Secret is now online. (15 November 2008)

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  • Review of Beth Wimmer's "Live Within Live Without" Now Online! Our review of Beth Wimmer's first fully produced album Live Within Live Without is now online! (15 November 2008)

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  • Review of Casey Desmond's Self-Titled Album Now Online! Our review of Casey Desmond's self-titled album is now online. (13 November 2008)

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  • Review of Renaissance "Dreams & Omens" Album Now Online Our review of the new Renaissance album Dreams and Omens - Renaissance Live At The Tower Theatre Philadelphia PA 1978 is now online (13 November 2008)

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  • Review of Jane Relf's "Jane's Renaissance - The Collection 1969-1995" Now Online! The first of the holiday season's Renaissance releases to emerge is the two CD set Jane's Renaissance - The Collection 1969-1995. Read our review. Watch for our reviews of the first Renaissance video release, Song Of Scheherazade Live (DVD), and the live album Dreams & Omens: Live at The Tower Theatre, Philadelphia PA 1978 (CD) later this month. (08 November 2008)

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  • Reivew of Lou Cowell's "I Umm ..." Now Online! Our review of Lou Cowell's debut album entitled I Umm ... is now online. (08 November 2008)

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  • Four New Editions of Musical Discoveries Digest Now Onlilne! Reviews written over the last year have been compiled into four new editions of the Musical Discoveries Digest. These are available at the "Digest" tab. The current issue is headlined by Balligomingo with the three prior issues headlined by Savannah, Eatliz and ES Posthumus respectively. (01 November 2008)

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  • Sofia Talvik Interview and Review of "Jonestown" Now Online! Our review of the third full length album entitled Jonestown by Sweden's Sofia Talvkik is now online. Our interview with Sofia is also now online! (01 November 2008)

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  • English Version of HB's "Enne" Entitled "Frozen Inside" Released! Our 2006 review of the Finnish rock band HB's second album Enne has been updated to include the 2008 English version release entitled Frozen Inside. Fronted by stunning soprano Johanna Aaltonen, the album is certain to draw attention from Nightwish, After Forever, Within Temptation and Epica enthusiasts. (01 November 2008)

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  • Review of Starr Parodi's "Common Places" Album Now Online! Our review of Starr Parodi's gorgeous solo album Common Places of piano improvisations is now online. (01 November 2008)

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  • Review of Jakki Jelene's "Reflections" Now Online! Our review of the debut album by singer songwriter Jakki Jelene entitled Reflections is now online. (01 November 2008)

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  • October 2008

  • Review of Balligomingo "Under An Endless Sky" Now Online! Our review of the second Balligomingo album entitled Under An Endless Sky (Prerelease Sampler) is now online. Written and produced by Balligomingo (Schwartz, Levak, Quine), the album's vocalists, Jody Quine and Rebecca Ramone, each sing half of the tracks. (26 October 2008)

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  • Review of Laura DeLallo's "What Do I Know?" Now Online! Our review of the second album by singer songwriter Laura DeLallo entitled What Do I Know is now online. (26 October 2008)

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  • Interview with Sandrine Daniels Now Online! Our interview with singer songwriter Sandrine Daniels is now online. Conducted in April 2008, it joins our review of her second album Dark Fades Into The Light. (26 October 2008)

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  • Review of Heidi Vincent's "Happy Now" Now Online! Our review of Heidi Vincent's second full length album entitled Happy Now is now online. Check out our updated review of her debut album, produced by Vic Levak (Balligomingo, Viia), entitled This Time as well. (26 October 2008)

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  • Review of Karen Jacobsen's "Kissing Someone Else" Album Now Online! Our review of New York-based singer songwriter Karen Jacobsen's 2007 album Kissing Someone Else is now online. (26 October 2008)

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  • Review of Yulia [MacLean] Albums "Montage" and "Into The West" Now Online! Our reviews of classical crossover soprano Yulia MacLean's two albums Montage (2006) and Into The West (2004) are now online. Yulia's albums are certain to appeal to enthusiasts of Hayley Westenra, Charlotte Church and Katherine Jenkins. (23 October 2008)

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  • Exclusive Review of Balligomingo's New Album "Under An Endless Sky" Under Construction! Our review of the second Balligomingo album entitled Under An Endless Sky is the result of a prerelease sampler being provided to our editorial staff. Written and produced by Balligomingo (Schwartz, Levak, Quine), the album's vocalists, Jody Quine and Rebecca Ramone, each sing half of the tracks. Interviews with the artists will be added as the release date approaches. Our story also includes an update on The First Women of Balligomingo. (18 October 2008)

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  • Review of Theresa Andersson's "Hummingbird, Go!" and Exclusive Interview Now Online! Our review of--Swedish, now living in New Orleans, LA--singer, songwriter one-woman-show Theresa Andersson's latest album entitled Hummingbird, Go! is now online. Also check out our exclusive interview with the artist. (18 October 2008)

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  • Review of Elane's "The Silver Falls" Now Online! Our review of the stunning third album in the Glenvore series entitled The Silver Falls by German darkwave band Elane is now online. Very progressively styled, the album is scheduled for release on 24 October 2008. (18 October 2008)

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  • Review of Marianne Keith's "Beautiful Distraction" Now Online! Our review of Riverside, California-based Marianne Keith's second album, entitled Beautiful Distraction is now online. The twelve track singer songwriter album includes heartfelt ballads, pop, rock, folk and even a couple of country-styled numbers. (18 October 2008)

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  • Review of Melody Klyman's "Soverign" Album Now Online! Our review of UK-based Canadian singer songwriter Melody Klyman's debut album Sovereign is now online. (12 October 2008)

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  • Lisa Cerbone Feature Now Online! Our Lisa Cerbone feature now online. The article reviews the artist's four albums Close Your Eyes, Mercy, Ordinary Days and We Were All Together and an exclusive interview with the artist. (11 October 2008)

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  • Review of The Lost Patrol's "Midnight Matinée" Now Online! The Lost Patrol have returned with new vocalist Mollie Israel. Our review of their stunning new album Midnight Matinée is now online. (11 October 2008)

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  • Review of Sasha Lazard and Shawna Stone's "Siren" Now Online! Our review of sopranos Sasha Lazard and Shawna Stone's premiere album Siren is now online. The stunning crossover album contains unique treatments of contemporary numbers and accessible renditions of classical arias. (04 October 2008)

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  • Review of Sasha Lazard's "Miles Away" EP Now Online! Our review of the new five-track EP entitled Miles Away by soprano crossover artist Sasha Lazard is now online. (04 October 2008)

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  • Review of Sandrine Daniels "Dark Fades Into The Light" Now Online! Our review of the second full length album by singer songwriter Sandrine Daniels entitled Dark Fades Into The Light is now online. (01 October 2008)

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  • September 2008

  • After Forever Self-Titled Album Review Online! Our long lost review of the 2007 self-titled After Forever album was recently found in our to-be-published files and is now finally online. Links to reviews of every one of the band's earlier albums are also provided. (29 September 2008)

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  • Review of East Village Opera Company's "Olde School" Now Online! Our review of the East Village Opera Company's latest contemporary crossover offering entitled Olde School is now online. (29 September 2008)

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  • Review of Jennifer Hershman's "The Little Things" Now Online! Our review of the second solo album by Jennifer Hershman entitled The Little Things is now online. One of the Women of Balligomingo, Jennifer's new album also includes a long lost Balligomingo track called "Thinking Of You" and a stunning cover of "Over The Rainbow." (28 September 2008)

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  • Tara Blaise Feature Now Online! Our new photographically intensive Tara Blaise feature includes an exclusive interview with the singer songwriter plus a review of her stunning 2008 ten-track album Great Escape. (21 September 2008)

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  • August 2008

  • Miriam Stockley Joins AO On "Twirl" Album! Featured arist Miriam Stockley is a primary artist on AO's stunning new album Twirl. Miriam contributes lush layers of tribal vocals to the new album's ten tracks. Learn more at Miriam's website. (30 August 2008)

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  • Review of Jeni Saint EPs "Immortal" and "Avalanche Girl" Now Online! Our review of Jeni Saint's Immortal EP is now online. Also check out our review of Jeni Saint's Avalanche Girl EP. With two distinctly different sounds, these are the first releases by the artist since her Hypnotise album in 2000. (24 August 2008)

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  • Review of "Songs For Luca 2" Now Online! Our review of Dave Bainbridge's stunning second compilation Songs For Luca 2 is now online. Featuring contributions from the Iona clan, past and present, the album also introduces listeners to an array of material by other female vocalists and instrumental projects. (24 August 2008)

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  • Review of Mostly Autumn's "Glass Shadows" Now Online! We have published a review of Mostly Autumn's latest album Glass Shadows. The album illustrates a distinct shift in the band's style and features contributions by Anne-Marie Helder. (23 August 2008)

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  • Review of Kathy Ben Haroush's "Karma Noir" Album Now Online! Our review of the third album by Israeli singer songwriter Kathy Ben Haroush entitled Karma Noir is now online. Also released under the moniker Karma Noir as Sick In My Way, the 15-track rock project is certain to appeal to fans of Evanescence and Nightwish. (23 August 2008)

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  • Review of The Dreaming's "Machines Of Love And War" Now Online! Our review of the fourth album by The Dreaming entitled Machines Of Love And War is now online. With violin parts by 10,000 Maniacs Mary Ramsey, the album includes thirteen all new tracks: ten led by Leah Pinnavaia (also of Cosmic Stepping Stones) and three led by Ann Janish-Scheider. (17 August 2008)

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  • Review of Georgia Wonder's "Hello Stranger" EP Now Online! Our review of the debut EP entitled Hello Stranger by Portsmouth, England's Georgia Wonder is now online. The band is fronted by Stephanie Grant. (17 August 2008)

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  • Review of Dream Aria's "Transcend" Now Online! Our review of Dream Aria's second full length album entitled Transcend is now online. Dream Aria is fronted by the stunning Ann Burstyn. (17 August 2008)

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  • New Manga Video Now Online! Israeli rock band Manga ,fronted by the stunning Yael Akron, have announced that a professionally filmed video of their live performance of the title track from their forthcoming album Vacuum is now online. Be sure to also check out our album review. (13 August 2008)

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  • July 2008

  • Kristy Thirsk Honored For "Out There"! Kristy Thirsk's track "Out There" from the Sirenes album earned her a citation a citation award from the Red Cross. It is being used in "Restoring Family Links," a program that connects family members who have been torn apart and cannot find each other because of natural disasters or war. We'll provide a link to the public service announcement when it is available. (08 July 2008)

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  • Musical Discoveries Thanks British and Israeli Artists! Musical Discoveries editorial staff just completed a sabbatical that included concerts with Mermaid Kiss, Breathing Space and Mostly Autumn in England. The staff also attended Savannah's last performance with Xamavar in Tel Aviv, Israel. We'd like to thank the artists for their hospitality and congratulate them on these stunning live performances.Check out our review of the Mermaid Kiss album Etarlis and interview with their vocalist Evelyn Downing. Also read our review of the Breathing Space album and their vocalist Olivia Sparnennn. Although our review of the new album Glass Shadows is still under construction, read our review of the band's 2007 album, Heart Full Of Sky.Be sure to check out our review of Savannah Zwi's and Xamavar's demo recordings. With the singer and the band now going their separate ways, watch this space for exciting developments in Savannah's solo career and Xamavar's future direction. (02 July 2008)

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  • May 2008

  • "Sirenes" Album Released! The Musical Discoveries tenth anniversary compilation album, Sirenes, produced by Neurodisc in collaboration with Justin Elswick (Sleepthief) has been officially released on May 20, 2008. The album is available in physical and digital download formats. This stunning compilation features tracks by Blue Foundation, Shelley Harland, Echostream, Viia feat Jody Quine, Bridin Brennan, Sleepthief feat Kirsty Hawkshaw, Kristy Thirsk, Sophie Barker, Carla Werner, Ise, Tara McLean, Zoe Johnston, Sylvia Tosun, Lisbeth Scott, Aeone and Miriam Stockley. (25 May 2008)

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  • Read About Savannah's Recordings! Our review of two EPs of absolutely stunning demo recordings by Savannah is now online. In addition to her recordings with the Israeli progressive band Xamavar, we also review the rapidly emerging singer/songwriter work with her own band. (11 May 2008)

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  • Musical Discoveries Thanks Israeli Artists! Musical Discoveries was welcomed by Israeli musical artists Manga, Noa Babayof, Eatliz and Savannah in mid-April. Be sure to check out the review of Manga's debut album Vacuum with personal remarks by vocalist Yael Akron and the review of Eatliz debut Violently Delicate plus our interview with their vocalist Lee Triffon. Also check out our review of Noa Babayof's debut album Window To A Wall. Our review of Savannahi's EP and her work with Xamavar is part of an article currently under construction. We also thank the AnovA label for their hospitality and artists Amit Erez and Rokfor for their performance at the showcase. (01 May 2008)

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  • Review of Rachael Sage "Chandelier" Now Online! Our review of the new album by Rachael Sage entitled Chandelier is now online. The article includes the results of our chat with Rachael following her live performance on April 26, 2008 at The Cyber Cafe West, Binghamton, NY. (01 May 2008)

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  • April 2008

  • Review of Sarah Brightman's "Symphony" Now Onlline! Our review of the all-new studio recording by Sarah Brightman entitled Symphony is now online. We welcome independent singer songwriter Gabrielle Angelique to our editorial staff with this first submission to this publication! Watch for our interview with Sarah Brightman later this year. (04 April 2008)

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  • Review of Tina Dico's "Count To Ten" Now Online! Our review of Tina Dico's fourth studio album and stunning follow-up to In The Red entitled Count To Ten is now online! (04 April 2008)

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  • March 2008

  • Review of Magenta's "Metamorphosis" Now Online! Our review of Magenta's fifth studio album entitled Metamorphosis is now online. A cohesive and well-styled progressive rock masterwork, the album is clearly the band's best yet. (30 March 2008)

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  • Review of "The Swell Season" Now Online! Our review of The Swell Season, the 2006 debut album by Glen Hansard and the lovely Czech singer and pianist Marketa Irglova, is now online. (23 March 2008)

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  • Interview with Nemesea's Manda Ophuis Now Online! Our exclusive photo-filled interview with Nemesea's stunning vocalist Manda Ophuis is now online. Also check out our review of Nemesea's latest album In Control and review of their debut Mana. (23 March 2008)

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  • Review of K's Choice "10" Now Online! Our review of the K's Choice retrospective compilation album 10: 1993-2003 Ten Years Of is now online. (20 March 2008)

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  • Review of Ella G'sell Album "Just That Beautiful" Now Online! Our review of the debut album by Los Angeles- based singer-songwriter-artist-actress Ella G'sell entitled Just That Beautiful is now online. The diverse twelve track collection is outstanding. (15 March 2008)

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  • Review of Margaret MacDonald's "Rain On The Roof" Album Now Online! Our review of bay area singer songwriter Margaret MacDonald's second album Rain On The Roof is now online. (14 March 2008)

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  • Review of Noa Babayof's "From A Window To A Wall" Now Online! Our review of the debut album by Israel's Noa Babayof entitled "From A Window To A Wall" is now online. Noa's album is already drawing significant attention from fans of Joni Mitchell and Joan Baez worldwide. (13 March 2008)

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  • Interview with Agnieszka Swita (Caamora) Now Online! Our exclusive interview with Caamora lead vocalist Agnieszka Swita is now online. The interview accompanies our initial review of the She studio recording. (04 March 2008)

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  • Review of Nemesea "Mana" Now Online! In the run up to our exclusive interview with their stunning vocalist Manda, our review of Nemesea's debut album Mana is now online. Our review of their second album In Control is also online. (04 March 2008)

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  • Review of Eatliz "Violently Delicate" Album and Lee Triffon Interview Now Online! Our review of the debut album Violently Delicate by Israel's progressive rock band Eatliz is now online. Also check out our exclusive interview with Lee Triffon, the band's stunning lead vocalist. (02 March 2008)

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  • Review of "Music For Contemporary Living #1" Now Online! Our review of Music For Contemporary Living #1, a compilation featuring Freud, Terra del Sol and LaTienda and vocals by Maria Sanchez, Cora O'Donovan and Lalu, is now online. (02 March 2008)

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  • E. S. Posthumus Vocalist Luna Sans Interview Now Online! Our exclusive interview with E. S. Posthumus Cartographer vocalist Luna Sans is now online. Also read our album review review. (02 March 2008)

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  • February 2008

  • Review of Trippa Album "Sorry" Now Online! Our long-awaited review of the Trippa album Sorry is now online. Trippa is the pre-Magenta Rob Reed and Christina Booth project. This 17-track collection is essential for all Magenta fans. (17 February 2008)

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  • Review of Caamora's (Nolan/Swita) "She" Project Now Online! Our review of Caamora's She project is now online. This review of the 2xCD set is the first in a series of articles planned to include exclusive interviews with Clive Nolan, Agnieszka Swita and Christina Booth as well as further reviews of other formats including the DVDs and CDs of the live performance. (16 February 2008)

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  • Review of Michele Moreno's "Plastic Garden" Album Now Online! Our review of the debut album by Venice, California's singer songwriter Michele Moreno entitled Plastic Garden is now online. (15 February 2008)

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  • New Epica Feature Now Online! Our all new Epica feature is now online. It includes an indepth interview with vocalist Simone Simons, a review of the new The Divine Conspiracy album, a review of their concert in London. It incorporates the the incredible results of an exclusive studio photoshoot of Simone Simons by Joseph Voncken. (10 February 2008)

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  • Review of E. S. Posthumus' "Cartographer" Now Online! Our review of the new E. S. Posthumus 2xCD album Cartographer introducing lead vocalist Luna Sans is now online. Already well known for their theme song to the CBS television series Cold Case, the album will draw attention from fans of Adiemus, Karl Jenkins, Praise and Miriam Stockley. Watch for our exclusive interview with Luna Sans expected later this month. (10 February 2008)

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  • Review of New Sarah Bettens Album "Shine" Now Online! Our review of the new Sarah Bettens (K's Choice) solo album Shine is now online. With this review, we also welcome Yael Akron (Israel) of Manga to our editorial staff. Watch for Yael's exclusive interview with Sarah Bettens expected later this month. (09 February 2008)

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  • Review of "Olivia's Live Hits" Now Online! Our review of Olivia Newton-John's Olivia's Live Hits ten track compact disc is now online. (09 February 2008)

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  • Review of Jo Williamson's "Wake On The Hudson" Now Online! Our review of New York-based Jo Williamson's Wake On The Hudson debut EP is now online. (03 February 2008)

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  • Review of Erika Jayne's "Stars" Now Online! Our review of the debut maxi single by emerging pop princess Erika Jayne entitled Stars is now online. (03 February 2008)

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  • Review of Shauna Burns' "The Moon and the Fire Circle" Now Online! Our review of the new and most richly arranged album by Shauna Burns, entitled The Moon and the Fire Circle is now online. Also read our review of the artist's earlier EP Desert Tune recently rescued from our archives. (03 February 2008)

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  • Review of Mariah Carey "The Adventures of Mimi" DVD Set Now Online Our review of the new double DVD set by Mariah Carey entitled The Adventures of Mimi is now online. (03 February 2008)

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  • Three New Blackmore's Night Reviews Now Online! Our review of Blackmore's Night album Winter Carols (2006), review of their album The Village Lanterne (2006) and review their latest DVD+CD set Paris Moon (2007) are now online. (03 February 2008)

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  • January 2008

  • Natascha Sohl Interview Now Online! Our review of the debut album by Britain's Natascha Sohl Strange Fascination and our review of Dirty Little Word are both online. Our exclusive interview with the artist is now online! (26 January 2008)

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  • Review of Nemesea's New Album "In Control" Now Online! Our review of the new album by Holland's Nemesea entitled In Control is now online. Enthusiasts of After Forever, Within Temptation and Epica will be drawn to Nemesea and their stunning vocalist Manda. (26 January 2008)

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  • Review of Marcomé's "River Of Souls" Now Online! Our review of the stunning Marcomé album entitled River Of Soul is now online! Marcome's worldly style will draw interest from fans of Enya and Adiemus. (26 January 2008)

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  • Review of Kathrin Segal/Charlie Brown's Album "Land of Beginning Again" Now Online! Our review of the new album by Kasthrin King Segal and Charlie Brown entitled Land of Beginning Again is now online! (26 January 2008)

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  • Review of Johanna's "If I Could Fly" Now Online! Our review of the new album by Johanna entitled If I Could Fly is now online! (26 January 2008)

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  • Review of Lisa Bouchelle's "Paint Your Dreams" Now Online! Our review of the new album by featured artist Lisa Bouchelle entitled Paint Your Dreams is now online! (26 January 2008)

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  • Mermaid Kiss Secures 2007 Honors! Epic Prog named the 2007 Mermaid Kiss album Etarlis (feature) #6 in their annual Top Album of the Year list and awarded Kate Belcher the "Best Female Vocal Performance of the Year" award for the wonderful job she did on the song "Shadow Girl." Their selection of "Siren" song recognizes of Evelyn Downing's oustanding vocals as well. The Etarlis album also placed #3 in the Annual Top Ten at the Norwegian radio program called "Glasshauset." (05 January 2008)

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  • December 2007

  • Review of Astrid Chevallier's "So Far My Love" Now Online! Our review of the debut album entitled So Far My Love by multi-dimensional artist Astrid Chevallier is now online. (30 December 2007)

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  • Review of Camille Miller's "Somewhere Near The Truth" Now Online! Our review of the third and stunning solo album by Canada's Camille Miller entitled Somewhere Near Truth is now online. In addition to her two prior solo albums, Camille sang "Lost" on Balligomingo's Beneath The Surface. (30 December 2007)

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  • Review of Odin Dragonfly's "Offerings" Now Online! Certain to be of interest to Mostly Autumn enthusiasts, our review of the debut album Offerings by Heather Findlay and Angela Goldthorpe performing as Odin Dragonfly is now online. (30 December 2007)

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  • Reviews of Natascha Sohl Albums Now Online! Our review of the debut album by Britain's Natascha Sohl entitled Strange Fascination and our review of her forthcoming followup entitled Dirty Little Word are both now online. Watch for our interview with Natascha in 2008. (29 December 2007)

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  • Review of Manga's "Vacuum" Now Online! Our review of Vaccum, a pre-release Manga's debut twelve-track album is now online. Fronted by lead singer Yael Akron, Manga are a rapidly emerging modern rock band from Israel. Two videos and four full tracks can presently be streamed online. (27 December 2007)

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  • Review of Sam Holmes' New Three-Track EP Now Online! Our review of the new three-track EP by Britain's Sam Holmes is now online. Listen to the tracks at the artist's MySpace site while reading our review. (27 December 2007)

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  • Review of Octavia Sperati's "Grace Submerged" Now Online! Our review of the second full length album by Norway's all-female rock band Octavia Sperati entitled Grace Submerged is now online. (27 December 2007)

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  • Review of Breathing Space's "Coming Up For Air" Now Online! Our review of the new Breathing Space album Coming Up For Air featuring the stunning voice of Olivia Sparnenn is now online! (26 December 2007)

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  • Review of Tarja Turunen's "My Winter Storm" Now Online! Our review of the first full length album by Tarja Turunen entitled My Winter Storm is now online. Based in Finland, Tarja was the lead singer with Nightwish, contributed an album with Beto Vázquez and recorded seasonal songs in 2007 before fully embarking on her solo career this year. (26 December 2007)

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  • Another Méav Interview Now Online! We spoke with Méav backstgage before her stuning live performance at the TurningStone Resort in Verona, NY. In addition to revealing more about her musical roots, she gives hints on future projects in this exclusive interview . (26 December 2007)

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  • Magdalena Hagberg. We are sad to report that Magdalena Berg (formerly Hagberg) has passed away at the age of 34. Before her death, Magdalena was the lead vocalist with Par Lindh Project and named a Musical Discoveries Featured Artist in 2001. Magdalena bravely fought brain cancer for the past few years, until finally succumbing this week. She is survived by her husband Niklas Berg and her three year old son. Her angelic voice will live on in the timeless PLP recordings Gothic Impressions, Mundus Incompertus, Live in America, and Veni Vidi Vici. (23 December 2007)

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  • Review of Within Temptation's "The Heart Of Everything" Now Online! Our review of Within Temptation's 2007 album The Heart Of Everything is now online. Check out our feature on this award winning Dutch band fronted by the stunning Sharon den Adel. Also view Joseph Voncken's exclusive slide shows from our links page. (09 December 2007)

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  • Review of Giorgia Fumanti's "From My Heart" Now Online! Our review of Italian-Canadian soprano Giorgia Fumanti's debut album From My Heart is now online. (09 December 2007)

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  • Review of Jesse Sykes' "Like, Love & Lust & the Open Halls of the Soul" Album Now Online! Our review of Jesse Sykes' debut album Like, Love & Lust & the Open Halls of the Soul is now online! (09 December 2007)

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  • Review of Charlotte Martin's "Reproductions" Now Online! Our review of the new eleven track album by Charlotte Martin entitled Reproductions is now online. The album is a collection of studio recordings of cover tunes, many of which Charlotte has previously performed on stage. (02 December 2007)

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  • Annie Barker Feature Now Online! Our new Annie Barker feature explores the artist's background, her music and thoughts about the music industry with an exclusive photo-packed interview and our review of her tremendous debut album Mountains and Tumult. (02 December 2007)

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  • Review of Rajaton's "Maa" Now Online! Our review of the new album Maa by Finland's a capella ensemble Rajaton is now online. Links to our reviews of their earlier albums are also provided. (01 December 2007)

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  • November 2007

  • New Méav Interview Now Online! In the run up to five solo dates in New York and New Hampshire during December 2008, Méav--a soloist with Celtic Woman and Anúna--spoke with us in this exclusive interview. (24 November 2007)

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  • Nightwish "Dark Passion Play" Review Now Online! Our review of the latest installment from Nightwish entitled Dark Passion Play is now online. Anette Olzon is the band's new vocalist replacing the band's former singer, Tarja Turunen. (02 November 2007)

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  • October 2007

  • Review of Blue Stone's "Worlds Apart" Now Online! Our review of the second album by Blue Stone entitled Worlds Apart is now online. The album features layers of vocal work by Sheyenne Rivers, Maura Hurley and Samantha Sandlin. (21 October 2007)

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  • Nicole Atkins "Neptune City" Review and Interview Now Online! Our review of Nicole Atkins' debut album Neptune City is accompanied by our interview held with the artist during her autumn 2007 tour supporting the Raveonettes. (21 October 2007)

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  • Loreena McKennitt Live Review Now Online! Our recent interview with Loreena McKennitt joins a review of her new DVD/2xCD set entitled Nights From The Alhambra and our concert review of a Buffalo, NY appearance on the autumn 2007 American leg of her An Ancient Muse tour. (19 October 2007)

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  • Review of KT Tunstall's "Drastic Fantastic" Now Online! Our review of KT Tunstall's latest album Drastic Fantastic has been compiled and is now available online. Sadly the artist was not available for interviews in support of this release. (13 October 2007)

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  • Review of Regina Spektor's "Begin To Hope" Album Now Online! Our review of Regina Spector's most recent album Begin To Hope is now online. Our staff are pursuing an interview with the artist for publication later this year. (13 October 2007)

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  • Loreena McKennitt Feature Now Online! Our recent personal interview with Loreena McKennitt joins a review of her new DVD/2xCD set entitled Nights From The Alhambra in this all new feature. A concert review from the American Autumn 2007 tour should be added soon. (13 October 2007)

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  • Rebecca Pidgeon Reviews at Musical Discoveries! Attention fans of the major television show The Unit! Our Rebecca Pidgeon feature includes reviews of albums include The Raven, The New York Girls' Club and Four Marys. Also check out our review of her latest album Tough On Crime that also incorporates an interview with this stunning vocalist and actress. (13 October 2007)

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  • September 2007

  • Review of Pure Reason Revolution's "The Dark Third" Now Online! Our review of The Dark Third by Britain's progressive rock band Pure Reason Revolution is now online. The two-CD reissue on InsideOut Music is now generally available. (29 September 2007)

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  • Review of Stephanie Dosen's "A Lily For Spectre" Now Online! Our review of the first major release by Stephanie Dosen is now online. The singer songwriter's recording, and her first on Bella Union Records, by this emerging talent is delicately mellow and therefore perfect for Sunday mornings. (22 September 2007)

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  • Review of "Sarah Hallman" Now Online! Our review of the self-titled album by Sarah Hallman is now online. (09 September 2007)

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  • Review of "Katra" Now Online! Our review of the self-titled album by Finnish rock band Katra fronted by the lead singer of the same name is now online. Enthusiasts of Nightwish, Within Temptation, Epica and After Forever should delight in this exciting new album. (09 September 2007)

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  • Christine Guldbrandsen Feature Now Online! Our Christine Guldbrandsen feature includes an exclusive interview with the Norwegian singer songwriter and reviews her three stunning albums: Surfing In The Air, Moments and Christine. (09 September 2007)

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  • The Beatles "Help" DVD Release! Apple Corps Ltd have announced the eagerly anticipated DVD release of The Beatles' second feature film Help! on October 30th which will be marketed and distributed by EMI Music. Directed by Richard Lester, who also directed the band's debut feature film A Hard Days Night, Help! made its theatrical debut in 1965. The story follows The Beatles as they become passive recipients of an outside plot that revolves around Ringo's possession of a sacrificial ring, which he cannot remove from his finger. As a result, he and his bandmates John, Paul and George are chased from London to the Austrian Alps and the Bahamas by religious cult members, a mad scientist and the London police. (06 September 2007)

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  • Review of Charlotte Martin's "Something Like A DVD" (re-release with bonus CD) Now Online! Our review of the re-release of Charlotte Martin's Something Like A DVD focuses attention on the bonus eight track CD. (02 September 2007)

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  • Review of Magenta's "The Singles" Now Online! Our review of the definitive singles album by Musical Discoveries featured artist Magenta entitled The Singles is now online. Visit Rob and Christina's Trippa website for a video interview, mp3s and music videos that are revitalizing their 1999 project. (02 September 2007)

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  • "August" Review Digest Compiled! Our August 2007 edition of the review digest has been compiled. Headlined with a review of the incredible new album by Eleisha Eagle, also check out reviews of music headlined by Fauxliage, Hayley Westenra, Caamora, Emmy Rossum, Uh Huh Her, Magenta, Gina Villalobos, Jane Monheit, Bebek, Electron Love Theory and Jeriko.
    (02 September 2007)

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  • "May" Review Digest Compiled! Our May 2007 edition of the review digest has been compiled. Check out reviews of music by Delerium, Katie Melua, Miriam Stockley, Renfey, Aileen Paron, Enigma, Vixen, Sarah Brightman, Norah Jones, Rachel Z, Mostly Autumn and Maria Miller. (02 September 2007)

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  • "February" Review Digest Compiled! Our February 2007 edition of the review digest has been compiled. Check out reviews of music by Iona, Clive Nolan and Agneiszka Swita (Caamora), Annie Haslam, HB, Tina Dico, Loreena McKennitt, Kiss & Fly, Daize Shayne, Rajaton, Ilsabe O'Connell, Katie Davis and Mediaeval Baebes. (02 September 2007)

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  • August 2007

  • Review of Iona's "The Circling Hour" Now Online! Our review of the latest album from Iona, featuring Joanne Hogg's stunning vocal work, entitled The Circling Hour is now online. This review is the first from our new correspondent Jim Hall. (22 August 2007)

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  • Review of Eleisha Eagle's "Lamplighter" Album Now Online! Our review of the tremendous new Eleisha Eagle album Lamplighter is now online. After a recent live performance in Chattanooga, TN, featured artist Michelle Young said, "I like her voice, energy, and her use of dynamics and empty space." Also see our 2006 Eleisha Eagle feature. (07 August 2007)

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  • Mermaid Kiss "Etarlis" Feature Now Online! Our all new Mermaid Kiss feature includes an exclusive interview with lead vocalist Evelyn Downing and two reviews of the band's newly released progressive masterwork Etarlis. (05 August 2007)

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  • Electron Love Theory "Color Of The Galaxy" Review Now Online! Our review of Electron Love Theory's 15-track album Color Of The Galaxy is now online. The album features the stunning vocal work of lead vocallist Gaetana Gravallese and three addtional guests. (05 August 2007)

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  • Review of Jeriko's "From Me To You" Now Online! Our review of Jeriko's rocking five track EP From Me To You is now online. Jeriko is one of several artists we are following who is scheduled to release a full length album before 2007 ends. (05 August 2007)

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  • Emmy Rossum "Inside Out" EP Review Now Online! Our review of Emmy Rossum's stunning 2007 EP Inside Out is now online. Emmy, whose credits also include performing Christine in the motion picture of Phantom of the Opera, promises to release a full length album on Geffen Records during 2007. (05 August 2007)

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  • Review of Bebek's "Small, Broadcast Tatoos" Now Online! Our review of Bebek's 2007 album Smile, Broadcast Tatoos is now online. The album demonstrates significant growth in the band's sound since earlier releases. (05 August 2007)

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  • Review of Gina Villalobos "Miles Away" Now Online! Our review of Gina Villalobos 2007 album Miles Away is now online. (05 August 2007)

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  • Uh Huh Her's "I See Red" Review Now Online! Our review of Uh Huh Her's stunning I See Red EP. Leisha Hailey and Camila Grey are the band's two founding members. (05 August 2007)

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  • Review of Caamora's "Walk On Water" Now Online! Our review of Caamora's Walk On Water EP is now online. Agnieszka Swita and Clive Nolan front the band whose She project will be filmed live in October 2007 and include vocal performances by Magenta's Christina Booth as well. (05 August 2007)

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  • "Fauxliage" Review Now Online! Our review the debut self-titled album by Fauxliage is now online. Fauxliage is the first full length collaboration between former Sixpence None the Richer singer, Leigh Nash, and Bill Leeb and Rhys Fulber of Canadian ambient pop outfit Delerium. (05 August 2007)

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  • July 2007

  • New Epica Photos Now Online! Browse photographs of Epica's amazing performance at Conincx Pop 2007 (Elsloo, The Netherlands) taken by correspondent Joseph Voncken with portraits of vocalist Simone Simons taken exclusively for Musical Discoveries in this new slideshow. (07 July 2007)

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  • Review of Hayley Westenra's "Celtic Treasure" Now Online! Our review of the third full length album entitled Celtic Treasure by New Zealand's stunning soprano Hayley Westenra is now online. (01 July 2007)

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  • Magenta NEARfest 2007 Photos Now Online! Browse photographs of Magenta's stunning performance at NEARfest 2007 (Bethlehem, PA, USA) taken by correspondent Stephen Lambe exclusively for Musical Discoveries in this new slideshow. (01 July 2007)

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  • May 2007

  • Review of Jane Monheit's "Surrender" Now Online! Our review of the sixth album by the smooth jazz vocalist Jane Monheit entitled Surrender is now online! (28 May 2007)

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  • A Fine Frenzy's Album "One Cell In The Sea" Nears Release Date! A Fine Frenzy is the music of 22-year old Alison Sudol, a young woman whose musical skills, creative spirit, and beguiling good looks bring to mind a youthful Tori Amos. Inspired by bands such as Aqualung, Radiohead and Coldplay, Allison developed the sound of A Fine Frenzy with hypnotic piano arrangements under classical American melody fused into irresistible, atmospheric songs. The album is released on June 17, 2007. (21 May 2007)

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  • April 2007

  • Sylvia Tosun "The Venus Concert" Airs Again On MHD! Read the very first review of Sylvia Tosun's all-new Venus Concert DVD and our exclusive interview with the artist in this feature article. The DVD will be aired in its entirety on MTV's new MHD channel again on May 3 at 9:00AM EDT and May 4 at 2:00PM EDT. (30 April 2007)

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  • New Mermaid Kiss Album Release! The next installment from Britain's Mermaid Kiss is a full length progressive masterwork scheduled for release in the next six weeks entitled Etarlis. The album features a sweeping variety of gorgeous instrumentals and the stunning vocal work of Evelyn Downing and Kate Belcher. Visit the band's website for the track list and return often for release details. Our feature article is planned to coincide with the release. (10 April 2007)

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  • March 2007

  • Review of Magenta's "Speechless" Now Online! Our review of the latest EP by Magenta entitled "Speechless" is now online! The audio tracks are available as digital download, but the CD version sold at major brick and mortar and online outlets contains a music video. (25 March 2007)

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  • Sylvia Tosun "Venus Concert" DVD Review And Exclusive Interview Now Online! Read the very first review of Sylvia Tosun's all-new Venus Concert DVD and our exclusive interview with the artist in this feature article. The DVD will be aired in its entirety on MTV's new MHD channel will air Venus on Saturday, April 28th at 9pm EDT. (21 March 2007)

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  • February 2007

  • Review of Maria Miller's "Just A Little" Now Online! Our review of the new album entitled "Just A Little ..." by Scotland's lovely Maria Miller, who we have covered here since her work with Crannog in 1997, is now online. (25 February 2007)

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  • Review of Miriam Stockley's "Eternal" Now Online! Our review of Miriam Stockley's newest solo album, a classical crossover project entitled Eternal, is now online. A new official website supports the release. (12 February 2007)

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  • Review of Clive Nolan and Agneiszka Swita's "Closer" Now Online! Our review of the first EP by Clive Nolan and Agneiszka Swita entitled Closer is now online. The five track progressive rock recording has two reworked Nolan classics and three new tracks that serve as an appetizer for their new Caamora She project. A box set with album and accompanying DVD is scheduled for release later this year. (12 February 2007)

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  • Review of Mostly Autumn's "Heart Full Of Sky" Now Online! Our review of the latest installment from Britain's Mostly Autumn entitled Heart Full Of Sky" is now online. Heather's vocal advancement, Anne Marie Helder's (Karnataka, Panic Room) stunning backing vocals and further lineup changes have invigorated the band's sound. (11 February 2007)

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  • Review of "Dept Of Good And Evil Feat. Rachel Z" Now Online! Our review of the latest installment from the stunning New York-based female jazz superstar entitled Dept Of Good And Evil Feat. Rachel Z is now online! (08 February 2007)

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  • Review of Norah Jones "Not Too Late" Now Online! Our review of Norah Jones' long anticipated third album Not Too Late is now online. (06 February 2007)

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  • Bob Harris Plays Georgia Wonder On BBC2! BBC's Bob Harris has played tracks by Portsmouth, England's alt-country band Georgia Wonder the last two Saturday nights. We met Georgia Wonder's Julian and Steph in Portsmouth in January. Watch for our story on the band and their music this spring. Learn more about Georgia Wonder and sample their music at gwonder.com. (04 February 2007)

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  • Reviews of Sarah Brightman's "Diva" CD "The Singles Collection and DVD "The Video Collection" Now Online Our reviews of Sarah Brightman's Diva series, with a CD entitled The Singles Collection and DVD entitled The Video Collection are now online! (04 February 2007)

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  • Review of Vixen's "Live & Learn" Now Online! Our review of the latest album by Vixen, a four woman rock band with a huge back catalog, entitled Live & Learn is now online. (04 February 2007)

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  • Review of Enigma's "Love Sensuality Devotion The Remix Collection" Now Online! Our review of the long lost nine-track Enigma remix collection of Love Sensuality Devotion is now online. The CD was originally released in Europe in 2001 and makes its debut in the Americas this year. (04 February 2007)

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  • Review of Aileen Paron's "Anonyma" Album Now Onlilne! Our review of Aileen Paron's debut album Anonyma is now online. The album is likely to appeal most to enthusiasts of Tori Amos' back catalog. (04 February 2007)

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  • Review of Renfey's "Rise" Now Online! Our review of Renfey's multi-dimensional debut rock album Rise is now online. (04 February 2007)

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  • Magenta Announces New Single! Award winning UK progressive band Magenta will celebrate their move to a new label Tigermoth records with the release of the single "Speechless" as both a download and CD single on March 19, 2007. The song is a slice of exuberant, infectious prog rock with a great hook and a strong contemporary feel. A short clip of the single's music video is available for viewing online at a special mini-site. Both CD and download versions will also include a superb new full-band arrangement of "Anger" showcased at the band's 2006 live performances. (03 February 2007)

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  • January 2007

  • Review of Katie Melua's "Piece By Piece" Now Online! Our review of Katie Melua's second album Piece By Piece is now online. The special bonus edition includes three bonus tracks plus a DVD with an 80-minute film and three music videos. (31 January 2007)

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  • Review of Delerium's "Nuages Du Monde" Now Online! Released in 2006, our review of the new Delerium album Nuages Du Monde featuring contributions by Mediaeval Baebes, Kristy Thirsk, Kirsty Hawkshaw and a bevy of other stunning female vocalists is online. (20 January 2007)

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  • Review of Mediaeval Baebes' "Mirabilis" Now Online Our review of the latest and most stunning project to date by Mediaeval Baebes entitled Mirabilis is now online. (20 January 2007)

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  • Review of Katie Davis' "Terrible, Terrible" Now Online Our review of the debut four-track EP by Katie Davis entitled "Terrible, Terrible" is now online. (20 January 2007)

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  • Review of "The Bridge" Now Online! Our long lost review of the debut album The Bridge by Shaye, the female rock group fronted by Tara Maclean, Kim Stockwood and Damnait Doyle, was located and is now online. Their second album Lake of Fire is released on February 7, 2007. (17 January 2007)

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  • Review of "Ancient Shadows" and Interview With Priscilla Hernandez Now Online! Our Priscilla Hernandez feature article includes an in-depth and extremely well illustrated interview that we conducted with her during December 2006 as well as our review of her stunning debut album Ancient Shadows: the ghost and the fairy. (14 January 2007)

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  • Review of "All About You" and Interview With Angela Ortiz Now Online! Our Angela Ortiz feature article includes an in-depth and well illustrated interview that we conducted with her during December 2006 as well as our review of her debut album All About You. (14 January 2007)

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  • Review of Loreena McKennitt's "An Ancient Muse" Now Online! Our review of Loreena McKennitt's new release An Ancient Muse is now online! (14 January 2007)

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  • Review of "Rajaton Sings Abba" Now Online! Our review of the latest album by the acclaimed Finnish vocal ensemble, and their first ever with a symphony or covering popular songs, Rajaton Sings Abba With Lahti Symphony Orchestra is now online. (14 January 2007)

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  • Review of "Live Your Dreams" and Interview With Daize Shayne Now Online! Our review of the second album entitled Live Your Dreams by Daize Shayne and our interview with the singer songwriter surfer model are now online. (01 January 2007)

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  • December 2006

  • Magda Angelica Feature Now Online! Our Magda Angélica feature article includes an in-depth and well illustrated interview that we conducted with her during June 2006 as well as our review of her albums Tejedora de Sueños (2006), Ángeles de Barro (2001) and Jardín Interior (1996). (31 December 2006)

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  • Review of "Kiss & Fly" EP Now Online! Our review of the four-track EP by the French project Kiss & Fly is now online. The first three tracks feature stunning female vocals while the final track is a cinematic instrumental. (30 December 2006)

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  • Review of "Little Lost Cause" and Interview With Ilsabe O'Connell Now Online! Our review of the debut album entitled Little Lost Cause by Ilsabe O'Connell and our interview with the singer songwriter are now online. (30 December 2006)

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  • Review of "Johnnie Burton" and Interview Now Online! Our review of the self-titled album by Los Angeles-based Johnnie Burton and our interview with the singer, songwriter and rock-n-roller are now online. (30 December 2006)

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  • Review of Asrai's "Touch In The Dark" Now Online! Our review of Asrai's Touch In The Dark album is now online. It is the first contribution from American correspondent Ken Wood. (30 December 2006)

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  • Review of "In The Red" and Tina Dico Interview Now Online! Our review of the debut North American album by Denmark's Tina Dico entitled In The Red and our interview with the former Zero 7 vocalist are now online. (30 December 2006)

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  • Flo Paris Feature Now Online! Our Flo Paris feature article includes an in-depth and well illustrated interview that we conducted with her during July 2006 as well as our review of her debut album Practice Room. (30 December 2006)

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  • Review of "Like Blood Like Honey" and Holly Brook Interview Now Online! Our review of the debut album by Holly Brook entitled Like Blood Like Honey and our interview with the artist are now online. (30 December 2006)

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  • Review of Kemopetrol's "Teleport" and Interview With Laura Nähri Now Online! Our review of the fourth album by Finland's Kemopetrol entitled Teleport and our interview with their lead vocalist Läura Nahri are now online. (29 December 2006)

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  • Eleisha Eagle Feature Now Online! Our Eleisha Eagle feature article includes an in-depth and well illustrated interview that we conducted with her during July 2006 as well as our reviews of her 2005 album Private School and the Eleisha Eagle EP. (29 December 2006)

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  • Review of "Still Waters" and Interview With Louise Setara Now Online! Our review of the debut album Still Waters by Louise Setara is now online. Her first press interview accompanies the review. (29 December 2006)

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  • Gabrielle Angelique Feature Article Now Online! Our Gabrielle Angelique feature article includes an extensive and well illustrated interview we conducted with the artist during July 2006 as well as our review of her 2006 album Dance with the Stars. (29 December 2006)

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  • Review of HB's "Enne" And Artist Interviews Now Online! Our review of Enne (Omen), the second album by Finland's HB, is now online. The review is accompanied by our interviews with the band's vocalist Johanna Aaltonen and composer / guitar player Antti Niskala. Although this version of the album is sung in entirely in Finnish, HB will draw significant attention from enthusiasts of Nightwish, Within Temptation and Epica. (28 December 2006)

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  • Review of Annie Haslam's "Woman Transcending" Now Online! Our review of Annie Haslam's latest release entitled Woman Transcending is now online. The album is a collection of rare recordings from 1974-1998 and is as much a chronology for devotees as it may be to introduce newcomers to her vocal work. (27 December 2006)

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  • Review of Oom's "Dead Analogue" Now Online! Our review of Oom's debut album Dead Analogue, a Brighton, England band featuring the evocative vocals of Debbie Clare, is now online. (24 December 2006)

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  • Review of Karl Jenkins' "Tlep" Now Online! Our review of Karl Jenkins' latest project Tlep, certain to appeal to Adiemus enthusiasts, and featuring the Finnish Vocal Ensemble, is now online. (24 December 2006)

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  • Review of "Kiri Sings Karl" Now Online! Our review of Karl Jenkins and Dame Kiri Te Kanawa's album entitled Kiri Sings Karl, a collection of Jenkins' arranged classical standards and Adiemus covers, is now online. (24 December 2006)

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  • Review of ZetaBoo "OuterRail" Now Online! Our review of the latest album by Finland's ZetaBoo entitled OuterRail is now online. (24 December 2006)

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  • Miriam Stockley's Website Makeover Complete! Visit Miriam Stockley's all new website, launched in parallel with her new album Eternal. A collaboration between Maggie Ryder (website) and the Musical Discoveries staff, the site features a rapidly loading flash front end and restyled HTML content. (10 December 2006)

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  • Review of Annie Haslam LIVE DVD and CD Now Online Our review of Annie Haslam's new LIVE DVD and CD is now online. The project includes a live in Philadelphia, PA studio recording for The Prism TV Network made in 1997. (03 December 2006)

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  • Review of Freud's New Album "The Journey" Now Online! The long awaited follow-up to Freud's Time Passengers (1998) is entitled The Journey. Read our review of this eleven track masterwork and view the additional photos of vocalists Cora O'Donovan and Maria Sanchez now online. (01 December 2006)

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  • November 2006

  • New Sleepthief Track! Musical Discoveries has been listening to the stunning redux remix of "Chauffeur" planned for release on Sleepthief's forthcoming EP. Kirsty Hawkshaw's lead vocals rise well above especially robust arrangements and lovely harmonies in the just-under-five-minute track. Our Sleepthief feature includes interviews with all of the vocalists and composer Justin Elswick as well as an indepth review. Return soon for release information. (30 November 2006)

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  • October 2006

  • Summers' End Festival Slideshow Now Online! Our slideshow from the Summers' End, held at The Robin 2 in Bilston, England includes stunning photos of White Willow, Pure Reason Revolution and Flamborough Head. (21 October 2006)

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  • Leigh Nash "Blue On Blue" Album Review and Interview Now Online! Our review of Leigh Nash's debut solo album Blue on Blue is joined by the results of our interview with the artist completed in August 2006. (01 October 2006)

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  • September 2006

  • Breathing Space News! We have been informed by Mark Rowen (guitar) that Breathing Space is now a fully fledged band, fronted by Iain Jennings and Olivia Sparnenn. See our review of their debut album here. The band have launched a MySpace website and an official website with further information. A new album is planned for release in 2007. (24 September 2006)

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  • Review of White Willow's "Signal To Noise" Album Now Online! Our detailed review of the new White Willow album entitled Signal To Noise is now online. The album is the first by the Norwegian band to feature vocal work by Trude Eidtang who has replaced long-serving singer Sylvia Erichsen. (24 September 2006)

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  • Charlotte Martin Interview and Stromata Review Now Online! Our newest Charlotte Martin feature includes the results of our July 28, 2006 interview with the artist's own insights into her latest songs, photographs taken by Erin Russell and our detailed review of her incredible new album Stromata. (24 September 2006)

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  • Wychwood, GuilFest and Greenbelt 2006 Festival Photos Now Online! In the run up to our reviews of the UK's summer music festivals, our slide shows from Wychwood, GuilFest and Greenbelt are now online. (24 September 2006)

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  • New Charlotte Martin Website Now Online! In the final run up to the release of her new album Stromata on September 12, Charlotte Martin has launched a new website. There you can hear samples from the new record, find links to related sites and get the latest news. Charlotte released two digital singles this summer that are still readily available. Our latest interview and album review will be published here shortly. (02 September 2006)

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  • July 2006

  • New Magenta Feature Online! Our latest Magenta feature includes an indepth interview with Rob Reed, Steve Reed and Christina Booth, who discuss the band's latest album Home and bonus CD New York Suite. Our review of four of the band's live performances supporting the new album's launch is also included. (23 July 2006)

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  • Review of Iuno's "Everything Nothing" Now Online! Our review of Everything Nothing, the second and 2004 album by Iuno fronted by the stunning Stella Bergsma is now online! (23 July 2006)

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  • Stream Of Passion Photos From Bospop Now Online! Check out Joseph Voncken's incredible photos of the women of Stream Of Passion taken at Bospop on 08 July 2006. (23 July 2006)

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  • Review of "Chimpan A" (Rob Reed, Christina Booth, Sam Brown, et. al.) Now Online! Our review of the debut self-titled album by the British project Chimpan A is now online! The contemporary progressive recording features contributions by Rob Reed, Steve Balsamo, Christina Booth, Sam Brown and many others. (23 July 2006)

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  • Over A Dozen Fresh Interviews! We are putting the finishing touches on our interviews with Magda Angelica, Holly Brook, Laura Närhi (Kemopetrol) and Flo Paris. These reviews will be published within the next two weeks. Initial manuscripts have been prepared with the results of our interviews with Amelia's Dream, Johnnie Burton, Tina Dico, Johanna Aaltonen (HB), Christina Booth, et. al. (Magenta), Ilsabe OConnell and Daize Shayne. These interviews will be published in August. And to support their very latest releases, we have confirmed interviews with Gabrielle Angelique, Eleisha Eagle, Charlotte Martin and Louise Setara with publication planned no later than this September. (20 July 2006)

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  • Quecia Returns! We have received correspondence from Quecia that after a prolongued illness the band's singer Kirsty McCarrick is on the mend. They have begun recording new material. Visit their myspace website for further details. (09 July 2006)

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  • Review Of Glass Hammer's "Live At Belmont" Double DVD Set Now Online! Our review of the latest DVD, entitled Live At Belmont, by Glass Hammer is now online! In addition to The Adonia String Trio, the band--and their three female vocalists--are joined by a 150+ member choir in the final three tracks of the first DVD of this stunning 2xDVD set. (08 July 2006)

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  • Review Of Glass Hammer's "The Compilations, 1996-2004" Now Online! Our review of Glass Hammer's first digital-only release, The Compilations, 2006-2004 is now online. (08 July 2006)

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  • Review Of Helene's Album "Routines" Now Online! Our review of the latest album by the UK band Helene entitled Routines is now online. The band is fronted by vocalist Helene Dineen. (08 July 2006)

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  • Mermaid Kiss' "Salt On Skin" EP Available Online! The critically acclaimed EP from Britain's Mermaid Kiss entitled Salt On Skin (review) is now available as a digital release through iTunes worldwide. (08 July 2006)

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  • Review Of October Project "Covered" Now Online! Our indepth review of the seventeen track compliation Covered by October Project features a vast range of popular songs by Emil Adler and Julie Flanders interpreted by various artists. Contributions by Sylvia Tosun, Laura Berman, The Feathermerchants and others will enthrall many listeners. (04 July 2006)

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  • Review Of Beangrowers "Dance Dance Baby" Now Online! Our review of "Dance Dance Baby," the most recent ablum by Malta's Beangrowers is now online. (04 July 2006)

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  • "Stromata" EP Released Digitally By Charlotte Martin! The first of three planned digital singles by Charlotte Martin in the run up to her new album release on September 12, 2006 was released on iTunes at midnight. The "Stromata" EP is a three track digital-only release. The lush, upbeat, electronic and percussive title track of the EP and the artist's forthcoming album is accompanied by the rich vocal arrangements of "Dust" and piano-driven multi-layered ballad "Empty Wells," both non-album tracks and exclusive to the digital single. Get your copy on iTunes ($2.99) or at other popular digital storefronts today. (04 July 2006)

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  • Review Of Esthetic Pale's "Long Forgotten Words" Now Online! Our review of Esthetic Pale's fourth and most recent progressive rock album Long Forgotten Words is now online! The band is fronted by Katrin Litty and Claudia Speicher and will appeal to fans of Flamborough Head, Renaissance and Yes. (03 July 2006)

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  • Charlotte Martin To Release New Single "Stromata"! This July 4th Charlotte Martin will release the first single--the title track--from her highly anticipated album Stromata. Three digital singles are planned. The digital-download-only single will be available from digital retailers including iTunes. Stromata charts a course from Charlotte's past to the present day and is scheduled for release on September 12th. Our review is scheduled for August and an accompanying interview with Charlotte is also being planned. (02 July 2006)

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  • June 2006

  • Harlequin Mass Review Now Online! Our review of the classic self-titled Harlequin Mass album is now online. With lead vocalist Nancy Kaye's wonderful Tracy Hitchings-like chops, the progressive masterpiece will appeal to fans of Stranger on A Train, Landmarq, Hitchings solo work and especially Yes. (24 June 2006)

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  • May 2006

  • Review of Lacuna Coil's "Karmacode" and Interview with Cristina Scabbia Now Online! Our latest Lacuna Coil feature includes an extensive interview with lead vocalist Cristina Scabbia and a review of the band's stunning new album Karmacode and "Our Truth" EPs. (14 May 2006)

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  • Reviews of Charlotte Martin's Spring 2006 Tour Now Online! Our reviews of Charlotte Martin's live performances in Madison, Wisconsin; Vienna, Virginia and Cazenovia, New York are now online. Links to a slide show from the Vienna performance and our other reviews of Charlotte's work are also provided. (14 May 2006)

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  • Iona Live In London DVD Review Now Online! Our review of Iona-Live In London is now online. The stunning two DVD set includes a special acoustic set as well as a full-on band performance filmed in November 2004 at the University of London. Also check out our review of the actual live performance. (13 May 2006)

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  • April 2006

  • Major Site Update Now Online! Visitors will find five new editions of the digest compiled that include dozens of reviews written between September 2005 and April 2006. A front page refresh includes links to features published during the same period. (30 April 2006)

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  • Review of Pitch Black Dream's "Fading Away" Now Online! Our review of the new Pitch Black Dream--the duo comprising Bernadette McCallion and Rich Gaglia--album, entitled Fading Away, is now online. (25 April 2006)

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  • Sleepthief Feature Now Online! Our Sleepthief feature commemorates the project's debut release The Dawnseeker with an album review, individual interviews with the eleven female vocalists--Jody Quine, Shelly Harland, Nicola Hitchcock, Kyoko Baertsoen, Kirsty Hawkshaw, Kristy Thirsk, Caroline Lavelle, Roberta Carter Harrison, Jerri Eckert, Lauren Edman and San.Drine--and the results of our discussion with producer/composer Justin Elswick. (24 April 2006)

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  • Review of Landmarq "Turbulence" DVD Now Online! Our review of the first DVD by Britain's progressive rock band Landmarq, fronted by our featured artist Tracy Hitchings, entitled Turbulence - Live In Poland is now online. The DVD highlights new tracks from the band's forthcoming album expected later this year and also includes a wide variety of extra features. (23 April 2006)

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  • Review of "Open Eyes" and Bebek Interview Now Online! Our review of the new EP by Bebek is now online. In addition to stunning new photos, Lynn and Nick discuss the individual tracks with us in this all new interview. (16 April 2006)

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  • Charlotte Martin Slide Show Now Online! Our own Charlotte Martin slide show with photos taken at her gig on March 22, 2006 at Jammin' Java in Vienna, VA is now online. (09 April 2006)

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  • New Magenta Website Now Online! Award-winning female-fronted progressive rock band Magenta's new website is now online. It is packed with new photos and many new features. The band also announce that they have recently been working with Annie Haslam. An EP entitled "Night and Day" featuring her lead vocals backed by the full Magenta band is expected soon. Annie has also contributed one of her paintings inspired by the song, to be used as the cover artwork for the CD. (08 April 2006)

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  • March 2006

  • MaryAnne Marino Article Now Online! Our MaryAnne Marino feature includes a review of her tremendous live performance in Ithaca, New York on March 19, 2006 and incorporates the informative results of an interview we did with her before the show. (26 March 2006)

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  • Review of Brilliant Debut Album by Davison Coleman Now Online! Our review of the brilliant debut album by Lynn Davison and Cole Coleman entitled Forward Motion is now online. The duo are certain to draw attention from Blackmore's Night enthusiasts although Davison/Coleman have a significantly more contemporary sound. (12 March 2006)

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  • Review of Self-Titled Album by Kara Now Online! Our review of the self-titled album by the emerging British progressive band Kara is now online. Enthusiasts of Iona and Karnataka should pay particular attention to this release. (12 March 2006)

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  • Review of Stunning New Mermaid Kiss Mini-Album "Salt On Skin" Now Online! In his first review for Musical Discoveries, Jonathan Edwards (Karnataka, Panic Room) joins our editorial staff with comments on the stunning new mini-album from Mermaid Kiss entitled Salt On Skin. Exquisite photography of the singers by Chris Walkden is also included. The recording features tracks sung by Evelyn Downing and introduces the voices of Kate Belcher and Kate Emerson. (12 March 2006)

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  • Review of Julie Loyd Albums Now Online! Our reviews of Julie Loyd's albums The Waiting Room (2005), Fate Says He's Sorry (2001) and Self Portrait #94 are now online. (12 March 2006)

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  • Review of Sissel's Album "Into Paradise" Now Online! Our review of the latest album by Norwegian mega-star Sissel entitled Into Paradise is now online. (12 March 2006)

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  • Review of Corrs Album "Home" Album Now Online! Our review of the latest offering by The Corrs, a collection of songs returning the band to their Irish roots entitled Home is now online. (12 March 2006)

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  • Video iPod Feature Now Online! Our new Video iPod essential listening accessories feature is now online. Read about the new Apple Video iPod and essential electronic accessories by Griffin Technology and an outstanding selection of carrying cases by Contour Design and Vaja. (05 March 2006)

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  • New Rachael Sage Feature and Album Review Now Online! Our new Rachael Sage feature includes a review of her live performance in Binghamton, NY, some initial comments on her new album The Blistering Sun, and an interview with the artist. Our review of The Blistering Sun, her latest album is also online. Links to our reviews of her entire back catalog are provided. (05 March 2006)

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  • Stream Of Passion "Embrace The Storm" Review Now Online! Our Marcela Bovio feature includes a review of Stream Of Passion's s debut album Embrace The Storm and an interview with the stunning singer. Our review and slide show of SOP's CRS live performance at the Oakwood Centre with guests Diana Bovio and Damien Wilson is also online. (05 March 2006)

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  • February 2006

  • Review of Charlotte Martin's Something Like A DVD, Interview and Contest Now Online! Our new Charlotte Martin feature includes a review of her Something Like A DVD, a fresh interview including Charlotte's comments on her "Rarities.1" EP and photos exclusive to Musical Discoveries. In conjunction with Charlotte and her management, a contest within the article gives readers unique opportunities to win exclusive merchandise. The contest concluded on March 20, 2006. (26 February 2006)

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  • Review of Hannah Fury's Subterfuge Now Online! Our review of Hannah Fury's latest offering, an absolutely stunning six-track EP and a bonus DVD, is now online. An interview with the artist is planned co accompany her full length CD review to be released later this year. (04 February 2006)

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  • Cosmic Stepping Stones Opens MySpace Website! Western New York-based Cosmic Stepping Stones (feature) fronted by lead singer Leah Pinnavaia has established a new website at MySpace. Tracks "Ceilings," "Level One," "Graceful" and "Weatherman" that span the group's repertoire Symbiotica (1996), Garden (1998), Cosmic Stepping Stones (2002) and Live and Acoustic (2003) will stream for visitors there. (01 February 2006)

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  • Charlotte Martin Begins New Tour in Support of "Something Like A DVD"! Charlotte Martin is gearing up for her next coast to coast tour in support of Something Live A DVD and her 2005 project, "Veins" (review). The DVD, due for release on May 1, 2006, combines live performances, behind-the-scenes tour footage, recording sessions and fan interviews. Charlotte is currently in the studio with longtime collaborator, Ken Andrews, finishing her sophomore full-length album, Stromata, due for release later this year. (01 February 2006)

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  • January 2006

  • Stream Of Passion Reviews, Interview with Marcela Bovio and Slide Show Now Online! Our Marcela Bovio feature includes a review of Stream Of Passion's s debut album Embrace The Storm and Elfonio's latest album This Sonic Landscape [under construction]. Our review and slide show of SOP's CRS live performance at the Oakwood Centre with guests Diana Bovio and Damien Wilson are online. (29 January 2006)

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  • Review of Rose Robbins' "Close Your Eyes" Now Online! Our review of Rose Robbins' debut self-released album Close Your Eyes is now online! (22 January 2006)

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  • Review of Jennifer Terran's "Full Moon In 3" Now Online! Our review of Jennifer Terran's new album Full Moon In 3 is now online! (22 January 2006)

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  • December 2005

  • Review of Trespassers William "Having" Now Online! Our review of the forthcoming Trespassers William album Having, due out in February 2006, is now online. Check out their current release Different Stars also mentioned in this article. (11 December 2005)

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  • Review of Amelia's Dream "Unravel" Now Online! Our review of the latest album by Amelia's Dream entitled Unravel. Recorded Live at the Magic Shop is accompanied by an interview with the band's vocalist. (11 December 2005)

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  • Reviews of Cathy Burton's Albums Now Online! Our review of the excellent debut album by Cathy Burton entitled Burn Out and our review of her stunning follow-up entitled Speed Your Love are now both online. These tremendous albums should be sought out by Heather Nova and Natalie Imbruglia enthusiasts. (10 December 2005)

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  • Review of Kate Bush "Aerial" Double Album Now Online! Our preliminary review of Kate Bush's new double album Arial, her first release in over 12 years, is now online. The review will be refreshed when our comments from our final correspondent are received. (04 December 2005)

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  • Review of After Forever's Brand New "Remagine" Album Now Online! Our review of the latest in a long line of stunning albums by After Forever reviewed here is notably their most ambitious project entitled Remagine backed with a full orchestra. The 12-track album is offerred by Transmission Records in a Limited Edition as a CD plus DVD and also as a SACD in addition to the standard CD format. (04 December 2005)

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  • Review of Diana Berry's "Very Berry" Album Now Online! Our review of New York artist Diana Berry's second album Very Berry is now online! (04 December 2005)

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  • November 2005

  • Review of Blackmore's Night "Castles & Dreams" 2xDVD Box Set Now Online! Our review of the stunning 2xDVD box set "Castles & Dreams" by Blackmore's Night is now online. Also check out our Blackmore's Night feature, updated to include our reviews of Beyond The Sunset - The Romantic Collection and Ghost of a Rose albums and other recordings. (27 November 2005)

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  • Review of Halflight's "Pick Me" Mini-Album Now Online! Our review of the second release by Halflight, a mini-album entitled Pick Me, is now online. Halflight are a Welsh band fronted by the lovely Sarah Howells formerly of Jylt. (26 November 2005)

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  • Review of Magenta's "The Gathering" DVD Now Online! Our review of Magenta's stunning in-concert DVD entitled The Gathering is now online. Links to the vast collection of Musical Discoveries reviews of Magenta's catalog, interviews with the band and slide shows are also provided. (26 November 2005)

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  • Review of Iain Jennings' "Breathing Space" Now Online! Our review of the debut album by Mostly Autumn keyboard player Iain Jennings entitled Breathing Space with lead vocals by Olivia Sparnenn is now online. (26 November 2005)

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  • Review of Mostly Autumn's "Spirit Of Christmas Past" Now Online! Our review of the latest EP by Mostly Autumn entitled Spirit of Christmas Past is now online. Links to the vast collection of Mostly Autumn reviews and slide shows at Musical Discoveries are also provided. (26 November 2005)

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  • Ariaphonics Interview and Photos Now Online! Our review of Ariaphonics debut self-titled album was published about eighteen months ago. In the run up to their new 2006 release, an interview with producer and composer Dmitri Silnitsky, photos of the band's new singer Ariael and a download of "Summer Moon" sung by Ariael are now online! (26 November 2005)

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  • This Side Of North Interview Now Online! Our review of This Side Of North's debut self-titled album was published earlier this year. An exclusive interview with Mariana Bernoski and Christina Agamanolis is now online. (26 November 2005)

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  • Review of The Female Voices of Metal Festival Now Online! Our concert review of The Female Voices of Metal Festival held in Oktoberhallen, Wieze, Belgium on 22 October 2005 and accompanying slide show are now online. A dozen female fronted bands including those Musical Discoveries has previously reviewed--After Forever, Epica, Leaves' Eyes, Midnattsol and Lacuna Coil--are reviewed in this article.Also check out our concert review of Leaves' Eyes and Octavia Sperati at The Charlotte, Leicester on 25 September 2005 and the accompanying slide show. (26 November 2005)

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  • Review of Enya's New Album "Amarantine" Now Online! Our review of the latest and perhaps best album to date by Enya, the definitive female Celtic artist of our age, entitled Amarantine is now online. (21 November 2005)

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  • Charlotte Martin Featured in Studio M Online Presentation! Check out this extremely well produced feature with stunning photos of Charlotte Martin in conjunction with her Philadelphia performances at The World Cafe. These photographs are brought to the internet by Studio M; also browse Joe del Tufo's photos from Charlotte's June 2005 headline tour. (21 November 2005)

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  • Jacqui Naylor Album Review and Interview Now Online! Our review of Jacqui Naylor's latest album East/West is now online. Also check out our in-depth and up-to-date interview with Jacqui. (20 November 2005)

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  • Review of RoadTrip and AirClick Now Online! Our review of Griffin Technology's RoadTrip for 3G, 4G, mini, nano and the new iPods is now online. Also check out our review of Griffin's AirClick USB remote control for desktop and laptop computers. Watch for even more reviews of additional iTrip models soon. (13 November 2005)

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  • Review of san.drine Album "Histoires d'Eau " Now Online! Our review of the Swiss artist san.drine's album Histoires d'Eau is now online. (12 November 2005)

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  • Charlotte Martin Interviews, Concert and "Veins" Reviews Now Online! Our "weekend with Charlotte Martin" feature is now online. The article includes the results of two interviews with Charlotte and reviews of headline performances in Buffalo, NY and Hartford, CT. Our review of Charlotte Martin's latest EP Veins is also now online. (05 November 2005)

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  • Review of Orenda Fink's "Invisible Ones" Now Online! Our review of the debut album by Orenda Fink entitled Invisible Ones is now online. Orenda Fink and Maria Taylor (11:11 review) are the two bookends Azure Ray. (05 November 2005)

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  • October 2005

  • Charlotte Martin Named Musical Discoveries Featured Artist! In addition to our reviews of Test Drive Songs, "In Parentheses" and On Your Shore, Charlotte Martin's comments on "Darkest Hour" are published in our second interview. Our next feature article will incorporate our third interview, live performance reviews from her second headline tour and a review of the new EP "Veins." Charlotte joins our featured artists page today. (30 October 2005)

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  • Review of Beth Hirsch's "Early Days" Now Online! Our review of Beth Hirsch's debut album Early Days (2000) is now online. Our review of her most recent offering, Titles & Idols (2001), is being prepared. (30 October 2005)

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  • Review of Claudia DiNatale's "The Little Things" and "My Life In 5 Songs" Now Online! Our reviews of Claudia DiNatale's stunning first full length album The Little Things (2005) and her debut EP My Life In 5 Songs are now both online. (30 October 2005)

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  • Review of Julie Lavender's "Never Felt The Sun" and "Good Woman" Now Online! Our reviews of Julie Lavender's latest recording Never Felt The Sun (2002) and her debut entitled Good Woman (2000) are now online. (30 October 2005)

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  • Review of Dianne Corbin's "We Dance" Now Online! Our review of Dianne Corbin's stunning second album entitled We Dance is now online! (30 October 2005)

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  • Joselyn Wilkinson Interview and Album Review Now Online! Our review of Joselyn Wilkinson's album Shapeshifting is now online. Also check out our in-depth interview with Joselyn. (30 October 2005)

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  • Review of Camille Miller's "Carnarvon Street" Now Online Our review of the second solo album by Camille Miller entitled Carnarvon Street is now online. In addition to her debut album She Knows in 2001, Camille contributed to Balligomingo's Beneath The Surface in 2002. Our interview has been refreshed with new photos. (27 October 2005)

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  • Review of Hollins Steele "Songs From Vanderbilt Avenue" Now Online! Our review of the stunning debut album by New York City-based pop rock duo Hollins Steele entitled Songs From Vanderbilt Avenue is now online. (25 October 2005)

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  • Review of iTrip LCD Now Online! Our review of Griffin Technology's new iTrip LCD for full size iPods is now online. Watch for reviews of additional iTrip models for next generation iPods here soon. (24 October 2005)

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  • Review of Tima Montemayor's "Until Now" Now Online! Our review of the debut album Until Now by Tima Montemayor is now online. (24 October 2005)

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  • Review of Carmen Rizzo's album "The Lost Art Of The Idle Moment" Now Online! Our review of the debut recording by Carmen Rizzo entitled The Lost Art Of The Idle Moment is now online. The project features female vocal contributions by Esthero, Jem, Kate Havnevik, Inga Liljestom, Ladybug Mecca and Diedre Dubois.
    (23 October 2005)

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  • Review of Maria Taylor's "11:11" Now Online! Our review of Maria Taylor's debut solo album entitled 11:11" is now online. Readers will recognize Maria as one half of the band Azure Ray. Watch for our review of the debut solo album by Orenda Fink--the other half of Azure Ray--entitled Invisible Ones soon. (23 October 2005)

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  • Review of Sarah Brightman's New "Love Changes Everything" Album Now Online! Our review of the latest offering from Sarah Brightman entitled Love Changes Everything - The Andrew Lloyd Webber Collection Vol 2 is now online. A follow-up to Encore, this new fourteen-track Webber-greatest hits album includes six previously unreleased Sarah Brightman versions of classic West End songs as part of this stunning collection. (23 October 2005)

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  • Bloodstock and Greenbelt Reviews Now Online! Our review of the 2005 Greenbelt Festival and also our review of the 2005 Bloodstock Festival are now online. Slideshows, when available for our artist-in-concert reviews, are listed at the bottom of our links page and also within the individual reviews. (17 October 2005)

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  • Bif Naked Album Review and Interview Now Online! Our review of Bif Naked's latest album Superbeautifulmonster is now online. Also check out our in-depth and up-to-date interview with Ms. Naked. (16 October 2005)

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  • Review of Kirsty Hawkshaw's "The Meta-Message" Now Online! Our review of the new Kirsty Hawkshaw album entitled The Meta-Message is now online. The album is a stunning collection of some of her best collaborations and unreleased material. A 14-track re-issue of Kirsty's debut album O < U > T is presently on offer from the artist's website. (16 October 2005)

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  • Review of Hayley Westenra's "Odyssey" Album Now Online! Our review of Hayley Westenra's stunning second major label release entitled Odyssey is now online! In addition to photos of the artist, links to our reviews of Pure and Live in New Zealand as well as our 2003 interview are provided. An all-new interview with Hayley is planned! (16 October 2005)

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  • Exclusive Tara MacLean Interview Now Online! Our exclusive interview with Canadian singer songwriter Tara MacLean is now online. Tara provides an intimate account since the release of her last solo album, Passenger, through the release of Shaye's The Bridge and gives further insight on the musical industry and her personal life. (09 October 2005)

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  • Courtney Jaye Feature Now Online! Our new Courtney Jaye feature includes a photographically illustrated interview with this rapidly emerging stunning singer songwriter and a review of her debut album Traveling Light. (09 October 2005)

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  • Bridin Brennan Feature Now Online! Our new Bridin Brennan feature includes our own indepth interview with the youngest daughter of the Donegal-based Brennans (Enya, Moya and Clannad) and a review of her first full-length album Eyes Of Innocence. (09 October 2005)

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  • Review of How Many Sisters "Thank You For The Kiss" Now Online! Our review of the second album by Finland's How Many Sisters (three of the Finnish Adiemus singers) entitled Thank You For The Kiss is now online. (09 October 2005)

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  • Review of Bonnie Raitt's "Souls Alike" Now Online! Our review of Bonnie Raitt's latest album entitled Souls Alike is now online. (09 October 2005)

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  • Review of Fork's "Cover To Cover" Now Online! Our review of the debut album by the Finnish a capella group Fork entitled Cover To Cover is now online. (09 October 2005)

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  • Review of Charlotte Church "Tissues And Issues" Now Online! Our review of Charlotte Church's new pop album Tissues and Issues is now online. The recording is a departure from the artist's earlier work although brief excursions to the crystalline soprano remain stunning. (01 October 2005)

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  • Music Legends Patti Smith, Johnette Napolitano, Bonnie Raitt, and Ann Wilson To Appear At Prestigious Rockrgrl Music Conference 2005! Click here to register now for the ROCKRGRL Music Conference 2005 in Seattle, Washington on November 10-12, 2005. Hurry, discounted rates for hotel and airfare are only available through October 4th.With two full nights of music showcases featuring female artists in all styles, a special Woman of Valor award dinner (this year honoring Patti Smith), two full days of panels, workshops and an artist-friendly trade show, the ROCKRGRL Music Conference 2005 is a unique and innovative event that promotes, encourages, and celebrate women's achievements in the music industry. (01 October 2005)

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  • September 2005

  • Review of Nadine Zahr's "Underneath The Everyday" Now Online! Our review of Nadine Zahr's tremendous forthcoming debut album Underneath The Everyday is now online! (28 September 2005)

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  • Terami Hirsch Interview and Review of "Entropy 29" Now Online The highlight of our new Terami Hirsch feature article is an in-depth interview with the stunning and gifted singer songwriter. The article also includes our review of her tremendous new album Entropy 29 two months prior to the official release date! (26 September 2005)

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  • Reviews of Shauna Burns' "Every Thought" and Cameron Dezen's "Love+Rescue" Now Online! Our review of Shauna Burns' debut album entitled "Every Thought" is now online. It will draw interest from Tori Amos and Rachel Jones (ex-Karnataka) fans. Our review of the latest album by Cameron Dezen entitled Love + Rescue is also now online. Our review of Dezen's debut album Mary's Daughter has been refreshed. (25 September 2005)

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  • Reviews of Maria Christensen's "Beautiful Now" and V. K. Lynne's "Black Halo" Now Online! Our review of Maria Christensen's latest album entitled Beautiful Now album is now online. Our review of the V. K. Lynne album entitled Black Halo is also now online. (25 September 2005)

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  • Reviews of Dian Diaz' Self-Titled and Sharon Knight's "Song Of The Sea" Albums Now Online! Our review of Dian Diaz' debut self-titled album is now online. Our review of the latest album by Sharon Knight entitled Song Of The Sea is also now online. (25 September 2005)

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  • Reviews of Michele Maxwell's "Fade" and Margaret McClure's "Tears For Jack" Now Online! Our review of Michele Maxwell's debut album Fade is now online. Our review of the second EP by Margaret McClure entitled Tears For Jack is also now online. (25 September 2005)

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  • Review of Sophie Barker's "Earthbound" Now Online! Our review of the stunning debut album by Sophie Barker (Zero 7) entitled Earthbound is now online. (24 September 2005)

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  • Charlotte Martin Announces New Autumn Tour and New EP! Charlotte Martin is gearing up for her second headline tour. The "Veins" Fall Tour 2005 is slated to conclude promotion of On Your Shore (review) and introduce listeners to her latest studio recording, "Veins" which is presently in pre-release. Visit Charlotte Martin's website for further details now. (22 September 2005)

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  • Review of Lloyd Barde's Various Artist Compilation "Heart Of Innocence" Now Online! Our review of Heart Of Innocence is now online. In addition to featured artist Miriam Stockley and artists reviewed here previously--Lisbeth Scott, Bliss (Lucinda Drayton) and Suzanne Sterling (Alcyone)--the album also includes tracks by Donna DeLory, Pollyanna Bush, Tina Malia, Happy Rhodes, Maniko and Suzee Waters Benjamin. (11 September 2005)

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  • Review of Seay's Album "1 Voice" Now Online! Our review of Seay's stunning debut album entitled 1 Voice is now online. The material on this album is certain to appeal to Enya, Clannad and Ronan Hardiman fans! (11 September 2005)

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  • Review of Roger Waters Opera "Ça Ira" Now Online! Our review of the tremendous Roger Waters opera Ça Ira is now online. The two-CD set, featuring soprano Ying Huang, is available in SACD format from September 27, 2005. (11 September 2005)

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  • Wild Strawberries and Lunascape Reviews Now Online! Our review of the latest Wild Strawberries album Deformative Years and our review of the first north American release by Lunascape (feature) entitled Reminiscence are now online. (07 September 2005)

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  • Three More Digests Compiled and Front Page Refreshed! We have compiled the last 36 reviews presented via Site Updates over the last three months into the June, July and August 2005 editions of our Digest. Our front page has been refreshed with links to our newest features: Charlotte Martin, Jo Gabriel and Astrid Swan.Also check out interviews and reviews published during the last three months, including: Epica, Lily Holbrook, Liv Kristine and Antigone Rising. Also check out new articles on Cindy Alexander, Tara Blaise, Catherine Tuttle and Hayley Westenra.Links to our reviews of new material by Heather Nova, Bond, Glass Hammer, Jorane, Natalie Imbruglia, Laura Veirs, Badi Assad, Wetton/Downes, Cojure One, Iona and Tracey Brenneckey have been incorporated in the refresh. (05 September 2005)

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  • Review of "Just Like Heaven" Soundtrack Now Online! Our review of the various artist soundtrack to the motion picture Just Like Heaven is now online. The title track is sung by Katie Melua. (05 September 2005)

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  • Heather Nova Named Musical Discoveries Featured Artist! Our review of the latest independently produced Heather Nova album Redbird headlines our latest digest. The artist's stunning ninth album draws on the successes of Oyster, Siren and South as well as strengths from her first independent release Storm. Heather Nova joins our featured artists page today. (05 September 2005)

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  • Octavia Sperati "Winter Enclosure" Album Review and Trine C. Johansen Interview Now Online! Our review of the debut album Winter Enclosure by Octavia Sperati--an all-female metal band from Norway is now online. An illustrated interview with Trine C. Johansen (bass) accompanies our review. (04 September 2005)

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  • Exclusive Interviews! We are pleased to announce that we have landed an exclusive interview with the stunning Tara MacLean (reviews: Passenger | Silence). It will be the first interview Tara has granted to internet media since the 2000 timeframe. We are also working on interviews with the incredible Terami Hirsch in support of her new album Entropy 29 and Mary Leay of Who Will Miss Mary...? to support the release of their forthcoming EP. (03 September 2005)

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  • Review of Jorane's New Studio Album Now Online! Our review of the new studio album by Canadian progressive artist Jorane entitled The You And The Now is now online. Also check out our review of the artist's incredible 2005 Live album and our review of her live performance at Guilfest both published here last month. (03 September 2005)

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  • Review of Alcyone's The Stars Are Real Now Online! Our review of The Stars Are Real by San Francisco's Alcyone is now online. The material features stunning vocal work by Suzanne Sterling and, although a bit more dance-oriented, it should appeal to fans of Delerium and Conjure One! (03 September 2005)

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  • Review of Catherine Tuttle's What They Will Find Now Online! Our review of Catherine Tuttle's international release What They Will Find is now online. In addition to having shared the stage with Grey Eye Glances in the run up to this release, the album is certain to appeal to enthusiasts of the Philadelphia-based band. (03 September 2005)

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  • Badi Assad and Mercedes Sosa Album Reviews Now Online! Our review of Badi Assad's album Verde and our review of Mercedes Sosa's album Corazón Libre, both artist debuts on the Deutsche Grammaphon label and brought to the North American market by Universal Classics, are now online! (03 September 2005)

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  • Charlotte Martin Charity Auction Now Online! Our Charlotte Martin interview disclosed plans for charity auctions. Charlotte has worked with Build-A-Bear Workshop® to create two extremely unique items. The auctions are scheduled to close on the evening of September 11, 2005. Further details are available at Charlotte's website. Find the auctions at eBay: Mini Char Mar Bear | Pumpkin Bear. (01 September 2005)

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  • August 2005

  • Review of Laura Veirs' Year Of Meteors Now Online! Our review of Laura Veirs' new album Year of Meteors is now online. (30 August 2005)

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  • Slide Show of Greenbelt Festival Now Online! Our slide show of female artists performing at Greenbelt Festival 26-27 August 2005 at the Cheltenham Race Course is now online. Photos of Bodixa, Carleen Anderson, Cathy Burton, Emiliana Torrini, Esther Alexander, Juliet Turner, Karine Polwart, Kendall Payne, Martha Tilston and Note for a Child are included. (30 August 2005)

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  • Review Of Season's End The Failing Light (Reissue) Now Online! Our review of the reissue of the debut Season's End album The Failing Light is now online. (21 August 2005)

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  • New Epica Slide Show Now Online! Our new slide show of Epica live at the Booch Festival in Heerlen, The Netherlands on 15 August 2005 featuring over 30 exclusive photos of Simone Simons by and the band by Joseph Voncken is now online! (17 August 2005)

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  • Magenta Autumn Tour Begins! Magenta will play their first concert with new bass player Daniel Fry when they headline the Summers End Festival (website) at Gloucester Guildhall, UK on September 17 (tickets). Expect a revamped sound and revamped set! Also playing are Pineapple Thief, Steve Thorne, Galahad, Tr3nity and Also Eden. (17 August 2005)

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  • Natalie Imbruglia Album Reviews Now Online! Our long-overdue reviews of Natalie Imbruglia's albums Left of the Middle, White Lilies Island and Counting Down The Days albums are now online. (16 August 2005)

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  • Marcela Bovio Interview Now Online! In the run up to the release of her collaboration with Arjen Anthony Lucassen (Aryeon) on the Stream of Passion project Embrace The Storm scheduled for release this September, we are pleased to present our exclusive and in-depth interview with the stunning vocalist Marcela Bovio (Elfonia). (15 August 2005)

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  • Review of Jo Gabriel's Island and All-New Interview Now Online! Our latest Jo Gabriel feature includes an indepth interview with the artist and a review of her incredible new album Island by Hannah Fury! (13 August 2005)

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  • July 2005

  • Review of Epica's Consign To Oblivion and Interview Now Online! Our all-new Epica feature reviews the band's new Consign To Oblivion album and accompanying EP "Solitary Ground." An extensive interview with Mark Jansen and vocalist Simone Simons and photos by Joseph Voncken are also included. (31 July 2005)

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  • Review of Visions Of Atlantis' Cast Away and Interview With Nicole Bogner Now Online! Our review of Cast Away, the second album by Australia's Visions Of Atlantis is accompanied by an in-depth interview with Nicole Bogner. The album will appeal to Nightwish fans. (31 July 2005)

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  • Review of Patricia Vonne Guitars & Castanets and Interview Now Online! Our review of Patricia Vonne's second album Guitars & Castanets is now online. It is accompanied by an exclusive and in-depth interview with the artist. (31 July 2005)

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  • Review of Jorane Live Now Online! Our review of Jorane's latest Live album is now online. Live was recorded earlier this year in Montreal and should not be confused with her 2002 Live au Spectrum album. Although the style of Jorane's music is more progressive, her latest recordings will certainly appeal to Tori Amos enthusiasts. (31 July 2005)

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  • GuilFest 2005 Review and Slide Show Now Online! Our GuilFest 2005 review and slide show are now online. This year we have focused attention on Nerina Pallot, Mary Leay from Who Will Miss Mary?, Martha Tilston, Louise Scott, Jorane, Jo Maultby from Quietus and Claire Toomey. (31 July 2005)

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  • Review of Tara Blaise's Dancing On Tables Barefoot Now Online! Our review of the debut solo album entitled Dancing On Tables Barefoot by the stunning Tara Blaise--a rapidly emerging Irish singer songwriter--discovered by Corrs' manager John Hughes, is now online! (31 July 2005)

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  • Review of Conjure One's Extraordinary Ways Now Online Our review of the second album by Rhys Fulber's Conjure One is now online. The album, due for release August 30th, includes vocal contributions from Chemda Kalili, Poe, Joanna Stevens, Tiff Lacey, and Rhys Fulber himself. (30 July 2005)

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  • Review of Asia Gold Now Online! Our review of the Asia album Gold is now online. The remastered two CD set includes the band's entire recorded output on the Geffen label, rare b-sides and enhanced liner notes with great new photos. (30 July 2005)

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  • Astrid Swan Interview and Review of Poverina Now Online Our Astrid Swan feature explore's her background, influences in her songwriting and feelings about being a young female artist in Finland in this all new interview. Certain to appeal to fans of Tori Amos, Kate Bush and Heather Nova, our review of her debut solo album Poverina is also online. (24 July 2005)

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  • Review of Imogen Heap's Speak For Yourself Album Now Online! Our review of Imogen Heap's latest solo album entitled Speak For Yourself is now online. The album builds on the success of the 2002 Frou Frou album Details (review) and the artist's 1998 solo project entitled I Megaphone. (24 July 2005)

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  • New Charlotte Martin Interview Now Online! Our all-new interview with the incredible Charlotte Martin further explores her background, her recent headline tour and the material included on her tour-only EP "The Darkest Hour." (23 July 2005)

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  • Susan Angeletti Bittersweet Album Review Now Online! Our review of Susan Angeletti's album Bittersweet is now online. You can also find a brief review of her latest live album entitled 99 & a 1/2 Won't Do! in this article. (23 July 2005)

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  • Antigone Rising From The Ground Up Album Review and Interview Now Online! Antigone Rising is a rapidly emerging band from New York comprised of five stunning women. Our review of their major label debut From The Ground Up is now online. It is joined by an exclusive interview with rhythm guitar player Kristen Henderson. (21 July 2005)

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  • Review of Tomas Bodin's I Am Now Online! Our review of the third solo album by Flower Kings' keyboard player Tomas Bodin entitled I Am is now online. The album includes contributions from Marcus Liliequist (drums), Jonas Reingold (bass) and Jocke JJ Marsh (guitar) with vocal work by Anders Jansson, Pernilla Bodin and a wonderful showcase by Helen Schönning. (17 July 2005)

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  • Review of Wetton/Downes' Icon Album Now Online! Our review of the John Wetton/Geoff Downes project entitled Icon is now online. The stunning and richly arranged ten-track album includes two cameo appearances by Annie Haslam and is certain to appeal to Asia and John Wetton solo-album fans. (17 July 2005)

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  • Glass Hammer The Inconsolable Secret Review Now Online! Our review of Glass Hammer's two-CD masterpiece, The Inconsolable Secret, is now online. The album includes more contributions from the band's bevy of female vocalists--Susie Bogdanowicz, Laura Lindstrom, Flo Paris, Sarah Snyder, and Bethany Warren--than their prior work. (17 July 2005)

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  • iPod Mini Feature Expanded Again! We have expanded our feature on the iPod Mini with reviews of the stunning Booq Venom Mini cases, Griffin iBeam and Griffin EarJams. A reviews of Griffin AirClick USB remote will be published soon. (16 July 2005)

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  • Brenthaven Trio 15.4 Shoulder Case Review Now Online! Our Brenthaven Trio 15.4 Shoulder Case review is now online. The stunning computer case is one of the first to feature Brenthaven's innovative "core" protection system. (16 July 2005)

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  • Nicola Hitchcock Interview Now Online! Our review of Nicola Hitchcock's debut album Passive Aggressive is accompanied by an all new interview that explores her thoughts about the material and the making of the album. (11 July 2005)

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  • Bospop and Pinkpop Slide Shows Now Online! Check out Joseph Voncken's new slide shows for Bospop 2005 featuring Sharon Den Adel of Within Temptation and for Pinkpop 2005 also featuring Epica's Simone Simons. (10 July 2005)

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  • Ephemeral Sun Broken Door Album Review Now Online! Our review of Ephemeral Sun's debut album Broken Door is now online. Fronted by soprano Laurie Ann Haus, the band's material is a mix of progressive rock and symphonic metal with allusions to Yes, Nightwish and Within Temptation! (10 July 2005)

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  • Magenta and Mostly Autumn Concert Reviews Now Online! Our reviews of Magenta's spring tour, including reviews of their performances at for the CRS at the Herringthorpe Liesure Centre in Rotherham, their American debut and headline show at the Rites of Spring Festival (ROSFest) in Philadephia, PA and their DVD filming at The Pop Factory in Porth, South Wales are now online. Our review of Mostly Autumn at the Bloodstock Festival Openair and review of their extended performance at the London Astoria are also now online. Both reviews are accompanied by slide shows with photos taken by Stephen Lambe. (10 July 2005)

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  • Sal's Dysfunctional Released! Sal's album Dysfunctional (review) is released on July 18th through Casket records. Sal are fast-rising band from South Wales featuring the lead vocalist, Cat. Our interview with the band will be published later this summer. (10 July 2005)

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  • Ashley Cleveland Interview and Album Review Now Online! Our review of Ashley Cleveland's latest album Men and Angels Say is accompanied by an interview with the artist. (10 July 2005)

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  • Kara Williamson Interview and Album Review Now Online! Our review of Kara Williamson's latest album Undisguised is accompanied by an interview with the artist. (10 July 2005)

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  • Lily Holbrook Feature Now Online! Our Lily Holbrook feature is comprised of an indepth interview with the artist and reviews of her two albums Running From The Sky (2000) and Everything Was Beautiful and Nothing Hurt (2005). Lily's music is certain to appeal to enthusiasts of Tori Amos and Kate Bush. (10 July 2005)

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  • Iona DVD Review Now Online! Our review of the 2003 release of a 1990 filming of the original Iona lineup with exerpts from and full versions of nine stunning tracks from the band's debut album and additional documentary footage on the island of Iona is now online! (09 July 2005)

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  • Hayley Westenra Live From New Zealand DVD Review Now Online! Our review of Hayley Westenra's stunning DVD Live From New Zealand is now online. The recording includes an eighteen track live performance and further video features certain to draw new listeners to the artist and delight her already significant following. (09 July 2005)

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  • iPod Mini Feature Expanded! Our iPod Mini equipment feature has been expanded with additional reviews including one for the Griffin AirClick wireless remote control and another for the Vaja iVolution case, both for the iPod Mini. (09 July 2005)

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  • Mermaid Kiss Updates! Mermaid Kiss have been actively revising their website this summertime with news of their forthcoming album and related side projects. The site includes galleries of new photos of vocalist Kate Belcher taken by Chris Walkden. (07 July 2005)

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  • Review of Bond's Explosive DualDisc Now Online! Our review of the latest offering from Bond entitled Explosive: The Best of Bond, a value-packed DualDisc combining CD and DVD, is now online! The twelve track collection features versions of material previously unreleased in America plus three all-new tracks and stunning videos. (06 July 2005)

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  • June 2005

  • Listen to Rickie Lee Jones' Dutchess of Coolville! In conjunction with Klew Media, we are pleased to invite you to a listening party for the new Rickie Lee Jones three-CD anthology Dutchess of Coolville. (27 June 2005)

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  • Review of Tracey Brenneke's Found Now Online Our review of Tracey Brenneke's debut full length album entitled Found is new online. Be sure to check out the exclusive interview we did with Tracey last year. (26 June 2005)

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  • New iPod Mini Feature Now Online! Our iPod Mini feature includes reviews of Apple's latest mp3 player and a range of superb accessories including the Griffin iTrip Mini and PowerPod as well as the iSee-Mini case by Contour Design and iVolution case by Vaja Cases. (26 June 2005)

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  • Leaves' Eyes Reviews and Liv Kristine Interview Now Online! Leaves' Eyes is a rapidly emerging band from Norway fronted by the superb vocalist Liv Kristine. Their music will draw fans of Nightwish, Within Temptation, Epica, After Forever, Kate Bush and Sarah Brightman. Our reviews of the new album Vinland Saga and maxi EP entitled "Elegy" are now online and accompanied by an exclusive interview with Liv Kristine. (25 June 2005)

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  • Cindy Alexander Album Reviews Now Online! Our reviews of Cindy Alexander's three albums See Red (1999), Smash (2003) and her latest offering Angels & Demons (2005) are now online. (25 June 2005)

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  • Review of Sarah Glynn's To Sweeten Up Now Online! Our review of Sarah Glynn's second album To Sweeten Up is now online. (16 June 2005)

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  • Julie Ellison At Last Album Review Now Online! Our review of Julie Ellison's album At Last is now online! Learn more about Julie at Musical Discoveries' discussion board. (16 June 2005)

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  • May 2005

  • Three New Digests Compiled and Front Page Refreshed! We have compiled the last 36 reviews presented via Site Updates over the last three months into the March, April and May 2005 editions of our Digest. Our front page has been refreshed with links to our newest features: Ann Burstyn of DreamAria, Lynn Michalopoulos of Bebek and Aleena (solo, Kaipa). Also check out interviews and reviews published during the last three months, including: Anne-Marie Helder (solo, TigerDragon, Karnataka), Carmen Espanaes (Midnattsol), Vik Levak and Jody Quine (Viia, Balligomingo), Sarah Howells (Halflight, Jylt) as well as Laura Lindstrom and Jean Paul Davis (UI Blue). Links to our reviews of the beloved tribute album to Nia George (Jylt), Lucie Silvas' first live performance and our Cosmic Stepping Stones feature have been incorporated in the refresh. (30 May 2005)

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  • Reviews of Rajaton's Kevät and Anna-Mari Kähärä Orchestra Albums Now Online! Our review of the fourth full length album by Finland's vocal ensemble Rajaton entitled Kevät (Spring) is now online. Check out our review of the debut album by the Anna-Mari Kähärä Orchestra. Anna-Mari is one of the Finnish Adiemus singers. (30 May 2005)

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  • Review of Patricia Barber's Modern Cool Now Online! Our review of the Mobile Fidelity Sound Labs re-mastered version of Patricia Barber's Modern Cool album is now online! (30 May 2005)

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  • Review of Aimee Mann's Lost In Space Now Online! Our review of the Mobile Fidelity Sound Labs re-mastered version of Aimee Mann's Lost In Space album is now online! (30 May 2005)

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  • Review of Kaipa's Mindrevolutions Now Online! In conjunction with our new feature article on Aleena, our review of Kaipa's stunning new album Mindrevolutions also featuring her contributions is now online. (29 May 2005)

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  • Aleena Feature Now Online! Aleena is a rapidly emerging Swedish singer-songwriter that has contributed to the last three releases by Kaipa. Our feature includes an exclusive interview with the singer and a review of her debut solo album entitled Aleena's Café. (29 May 2005)

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  • Bebek Feature Now Online! Bebek is an emerging alternative five-person ensemble from Philadelphia fronted by lead vocalist Lynn Michaopoulos. Our feature reviews their self-titled album and incorporates an exclusive and indepth interview with their singer. (29 May 2005)

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  • Review of Rachael Sage's Ballads & Burlesque Now Online! Our review of the sixth--and perhaps the best in the series--full length album by Rachael Sage entitled Ballads & Burlesque is now online. It is linked to reviews of her prior five recordings at Musical Discoveries as well as an earlier interview with the artist. (27 May 2005)

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  • Review of Paatos Kallocain Now Online Our review of the second album entitled Kallocain, a nine-track progressive rock album by the by Swedish band Paatos is now online. (23 May 2005)

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  • Wanna hear Menayeri? So Do We! Last October the progressive rock band Menayeri (website) fronted by the stunning vocalist Sonia Ivelisse (who had taken over in March 2003 for Emi Touset who had been with the band from their earlier days) contacted us directly stating their signficant interest in having a story about their music published at Musical Discovieries. Sadly, despite over a dozen e-mails back and forth between the band's management and ours, the review CD they promised us has not yet managed to successfullly make the journey from their Puerto Rico studio to our New York headquarters. We will inform you when it does!Has anybody heard Menayeri? Let us know in the comments section below! (21 May 2005)

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  • Review of Nicola Hitchcock's Debut Solo Album Now Online! Our review of Nicola Hitchcock's debut solo album Passive Aggressive album is now online. The album combines reissues of several of Nicola's recent collaborations with new material and takes an introspective step away from Mandalay. (15 May 2005)

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  • Review of Midnattsol's Where Twilight Dwells and Interview with Carmen Espanaes Now Online Our review of the Midnattsol album Where Twilight Dwells is accompanied by an exclusive and in-depth interview with their stunning lead vocalist Carmen Espanaes. (15 May 2005)

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  • Review of Mostly Autumn's Storms Over Still Water Now Online Our review of Mostly Autumn's new CD/DVD set entitled Storms Over Still Water is now online. Like the booklet accompanying the special edition package, our review includes photos by official band photographer Chris Walkden. (15 May 2005)

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  • New Sylvia Tosun Album Released! Our exclusive interview with Sylvia Tosun to celebrate the release of her brand new album Jump In is now online! Read our album review, view additional photos and follow links to further reviews from our digest. Visit Sylvia Tosun's website for further information on the new album. (12 May 2005)

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  • Nia George Messages Review Now Online! Our review of Nia George's debut album of Jylt and personal rarities, a heartfelt tribute of demos and finished tracks published after her tragic death, is now online. (09 May 2005)

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  • Nicki Jaine Interview and Debut Solo Album Review Now Online! Our review of Nicki Jaine's debut solo album Of Pigeons and Other Curiousities is accompanied by an exclusive interview with the artist. (08 May 2005)

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  • Petra Haden Album Reviews Now Online! Our review of Petra Haden's acoustic album with Bill Frisell as well as our review her stunning a capella rendition of The Who Sell Out are both online. (08 May 2005)

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  • Adele Bertei Interview and Anubian Lights Album Review Now Online! Our review of the latest Anubian Lights album entitled Phantascope as well as an exclusive interview with lead singer Adele Bertei conducted earlier this year are now both online! (07 May 2005)

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  • April 2005

  • Review of Lucie Silvas' Debut Live Performance Now Online! Our review of Lucie Silvas' live performance at Wulfrun Hall in Wolverhampton, England is now online. Check out our review of her debut album Breathe In from October 2004. (24 April 2005)

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  • Kemopetrol Album Reviews Now Online! Reviews of albums by the Finnish alternative-prog-pop group Kemopetrol, fronted by the stunning Laura Närhi, are now online. Our review of their debut album Slowed Down is joined by another review of their second album Everything's Fine and yet another review of their latest album Play For Me. (18 April 2005)

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  • Review of Colleen Coadic's You Feel This Good Now Online! Our review of the fifth solo album by Balligomingo vocalist Colleen Coadic entitled You Feel This Good is now online! (17 April 2005)

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  • Review of Natasha Lea Jones' The Morning After Now Online! Our review of The Morning After, the first album by Natasha Lea Jones since the women from Pooka went their separate ways is now online. (17 April 2005)

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  • Review of Prototype by Sepiamusic Now Online! Our review of the 2003 album Prototype by Sepiamusic is now online. (17 April 2005)

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  • Reviews of Sarah Fimm's Cocooned and Nexus Albums Now Online! Our review of the 2004 album Nexus by Sarah Fimm and another review of her 2001 album Cocooned are now both online. (17 April 2005)

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  • Review of Emiliana Torrini's Fisherman's Woman Now Online! Our review of the latest album by Emiliana Torrini entitled Fisherman's Woman is now online. A brief review of a recent live performance during her UK tour is included. (17 April 2005)

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  • Review of ProgAID "All Around The World" Single Now Online! The long-awaited single featuring dozens of primarily European progressive artists familiar to Musical Discoveries readers produced to support relief efforts for those that suffered in the great Tsunami entitled "All Around The World" is generally available. Our new review of the single is joined by an earlier article about the recording session. (17 April 2005)

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  • March 2005

  • Review of Renaissant's South Of Winter Now Online! Our review of the debut album by Renaissant, the progressive rock music project of Terry Sullivan, entitled South Of Winter is now online. Symphonically arranged, and certain to appeal to longtime Renaissance fans, the tracks feature Christine Sullivan's lead vocals although Terry himself sings two of the numbers. (30 March 2005)

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  • Review of Auralgasms' Bliss Of Life Album Now Online! Our review of the various artist compilation by Auralgasms entitled Bliss Of Life is now online. The album includes material by Jody Quine (one track with Vik Levak and another with Sleepthief), Lunascape, Nicola Hitchcock (with Hector Zazou), Harland and Hungry Lucy. Interviews with all five artists are online at Musical Discoveries. (29 March 2005)

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  • Rhonda Everitt--Rhe and Pale Beneath The Blue--Feature Now Online! Our feature on Rhonda Everitt includes an exclusive interview with the artist and reviews of her Pale Beneath The Blue EP Hologram and Rhe album Fairy Tales & Happy Endings. (27 March 2005)

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  • This Side Of North Album Review Now Online! Our review of This Side Of North's debut self-titled album is now online. It is the first full length project under this moniker by Christina Agamanolis, Mariana Bernoski and Willow Willamson. (27 March 2005)

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  • Exclusive Anne Marie Helder Interview Now Online! Our exclusive interview with the stunning British vocalist Anne Marie Helder (ex-Karnataka, Tigerdragon and solo) is now online. Read about her musical foundations, work with Karnataka and recent solo EP entitled "The Contact" (review). (27 March 2005)

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  • Dream Aria Feature Now Online Our feature article on Dream Aria, a new Canadian progressive rock band fronted by the stunning Ann Burstyn is now online. Read our exclusive interview with Ann as well as our review of their debut album In The Wake. (26 March 2005)

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  • Review of Secret Garden's Earthsongs Now Online! Our review of the stunning new album entitled Earthsongs by Secret Garden--Fionnuala Sherry and Rolf Lovland--is now online. (21 March 2005)

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  • U I Blue Feature Article Now Online! Our feature article on U I Blue, a new project fronted by soprano Laura Lindstrom and songwriter Jon Paul Davis, is now online. Read our exclusive interview with Jon Paul and Laura as well as our review of their stunning debut album Songbird's Cry. (20 March 2005)

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  • New Viia Feature Now Online! Our feature article on the latest project by Vik Levak and Jody Quine under the moniker of viia is now online. Read our exclusive interview with Vik and Jody and our review of their eight-track demo. (20 March 2005)

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  • Review of QuarterStorm's Presentation 2004 Now Online! Our review of the debut four track EP from QuarterStorm entitled "Presentation 2004" is now online. The material will draw significant praise from enthusiasts of Quidam, You and I, Turquoise and Annie Haslam-era Renaissance. (19 March 2005)

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  • Review of Lauren Gordon's Feel It Coming Now Online Our review of the debut four track EP from reigning Mrs. New York Lauren Gordon entitled "Feel It Coming" is now online. (19 March 2005)

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  • Review of Tori Amos' The Beekeeper Now Online! Our review of the new Tori Amos album entitled The Beekeeper is now online. It is the first from correspondent Kristen Kissinger. (05 March 2005)

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  • February 2005

  • New Syvia Tosun Interview Now Online! Our exclusive interview with Sylvia Tosun to celebrate the release of her brand new album Jump In is now online! Read our album review, view additional photos and follow links to further reviews from our digest. Visit Sylvia Tosun's website for further information on the new album. (09 February 2005)

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  • Progaid Recording Session Story Now Online! Rob Reed (Magenta) and F2 Music are currently in production of a CD single entitled "All Around The World" to raise money for the victims of the Tsunami disaster in Asia. All artists will be giving their time for free and all profit from the sale of the single will be given to the disaster fund. The project, called Progaid, involves a significant number of great musicians--including Magenta, Tracy Hitchings, Rachel Jones, Heather Findlay, Arjen Anthony Lucassen, Jonathan Edwards, Paul Davies, Martin Orford, Troy Donockley and many others--familiar to our readers. The single will be released later this month.Our story of the Progaid recording session on 29 January 2005 is now online. Read comments by David Robinson, Matthew Cohen, Rob Reed, Rachel Jones and others in this all new story. (01 February 2005)

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  • January 2005

  • Review of Hungry Lucy's To Kill A King Now Online! Our review of the third and latest album entitled To Kill A King by Hungry Lucy is now online. (24 January 2005)

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  • Emma Bunton Interview and Free Me Album Review Now Online! Our exclusive interview with Emma Bunton accompanies our review of her stunning second solo album Free Me in this new photographically intensive feature. (08 January 2005)

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  • Sarah Howells Interview Joins Halflight EP Review Both Now Online! Our review of the debut EP by Halflight entitled Surrender is now online. Also read our exclusive interview with lead singer Sarah Howells, formerly of Jylt. (08 January 2005)

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  • Cosmic Stepping Stones Feature Now Online! Our long-awaited feature about Buffalo's Cosmic Stepping Stones is finally online. The story, presented with lovely photographs of the artists, traces the work of Leah and Joseph Pinnavaia from Toxic Love through Muse to Cosmic Stepping Stones and includes an exclusive interview with Leah as well as reviews of their albums Symbiotica, Garden and Cosmic Stepping Stones. (08 January 2005)

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  • Exclusive Stephanie Adlington Interview Now Online! Our exclusive interview with singer songwriter and vocal professor Stephanie Adlington is now online. Stephanie has recently re-launched her solo career yet some of readers will recognize Stephanie as the voice of the Michael Dunford's Renaissance album The Other Woman (1995) and follow-up album Ocean Gypsy (1996). (06 January 2005)

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  • New Digests Now Online! The mid-October, October, November and December 2004 editions of our digest are now online. These editions sweep up the 42 individual reviews that have been added to the site during the last calendar quarter of 2004. The first click on the "More Digest Entries" link will present the November edition. Another click on the same link will present the October edition, and so on. (02 January 2005)

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  • December 2004

  • Review of Kitka's Winter Songs Now Online! Our review of the female vocal ensemble Kitka's latest album Winter Songs is now online. The music will appeal to enthusiasts of Ratajon and other female a capella ensembles as well as those who enjoy the music of the Mediaeval Baebes. (29 December 2004)

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  • Reviews of Magenta's Another Time, Another Place and I'm Alive Now Online! Our reviews of Magenta's brand new double live album Another Time, Another Place and their new EP I'm Alive are now online! A new slide show featuring photos from the band's live performance at progSfest in October 2004 is also online. (29 December 2004)

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  • Review of Skipping Discs Compilation Different For Girls Now Online! Our review of the latest compilation by Skipping Discs entitled Different For Girls--Women Artists and Female Fronted Bands Cover Joe Jackson is now online. This is the third in a series of similarly constructed albums with some of the same artists. Love Her Madly and Spiders From Venus contained covers of songs by The Doors and David Bowie respectively. (29 December 2004)

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  • Review of Sharon Lewis' The Hour Lilies Now Online! Our review of Sharon Lewis' stunning debut album The Hour Lilies is now online! Sharon was previously one half of the UK band Pooka. (29 December 2004)

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  • New Colette Baron-Reid Interview and Album Review Now Online! Our review of Colette Baron-Reid's brand new two-CD album I Am/Grace is accompanied by an indepth interview and all-new photographs in this new feature article. (27 December 2004)

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  • Evening With Bond Feature Updated! Our Evening with Bond feature has been updated with a range of new photographs from Decca Music. The article includes the results of our exclusive interview with the group and a review of their stunning live performance on 03 December 2004. (27 December 2004)

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  • Maria Miller Interview and EP Review Now Online! Our review of Maria Miller's debut solo EP "Second Hand Charm" is accompanied by an indepth interview with this rapidly emerging singer songwriter. (27 December 2004)

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  • Charlotte Martin Interview and Album Reviews Now Online! Our reviews of Charlotte Martin's CDs Test-Drive Songs, In Parentheses and On Your Shore are accompanied by an indepth interview with this stunning singer songwriter. (27 December 2004)

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  • A Girl Called Eddy Review Now Online! Our review of the eleven-track and first full length album by A Girl Called Eddy (Erin Moran) is now online. (19 December 2004)

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  • Review of Believe In Angels-Believe In Me and A Gift From An Angel Now Online! Our review of Believe In Angels. Believe In Me and our review of the holiday EP entitled "A Gift From An Angel" both prepared by Mark Fisher are now online! (11 December 2004)

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  • Review of Anna Nalick's Wreck Of The Day Online! Our review of Anna Nalick's debut album Wreck Of The Day is now online. The album is certain to appeal to followers of singer songwriters like Avril Lavigne, Fiona Apple and Vanessa Carlton. (11 December 2004)

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  • Reviews of Elizabeth Harper and Paula Brisker Debut Albums Now Online! Our review of Elizabeth Harper's self-titled debut album is now online. Visitors will also find our review of Paula Brisker's debut album Narrow Road online. (11 December 2004)

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  • Review of Vanessa Carlton's Harmonium Album Now Online! Our review of Vanessa Carlton's simply stunning second album Harmonium is now online. (07 December 2004)

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  • Review of Bow Jenkins' Debut Album Now Online! Our review of 15-year old UK singer songwriter Bow Jenkins' impressive debut album Innocence and Experience is now online. (07 December 2004)

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  • Review of Anne-Marie Helder's Solo Mini-Album Now Online! Our review of the debut solo album by Anne-Marie Helder (Karnataka, Tiger Dragon) is now online. The Contact is a highly varied six-track collection that demonstrates her tremendous vocal range, increadible sonic power and the breadth of her songwriting skills! (07 December 2004)

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  • An Evening With Bond Now Online! Our Evening with Bond feature includes the results of our exclusive interview with Eos, Tania, Haylie and Gay-Yee and a review of their stunning live performance at The Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center in York, PA on 03 December 2004. (05 December 2004)

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  • New Rebecca Pidgeon Album Reviews Now Online! Our review of Rebecca Pidgeon's 2003 collection of greatest previous tracks entitled Retrospective on Chesky Records and another review of her stunning and brand new 2004 album Tough On Crime with the first new tracks in six years is now online. (03 December 2004)

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  • November 2004

  • Magenta and IQ Honoured at Classic Rock Society Best Of The Year Awards! Magenta's Christina Booth was presented with a Classic Rock Society Best Of The Year Award for Best Female Vocalist of 2004. Christina joins Musical Discoveries featured artists Rachel Jones (Karnataka) who won four consecutive awards from 2000 to 2003, Heather Findlay (Mostly Autumn) who won in 1999, Tracy Hitchings (Strangers on a Train, Landmarq) who won in 1995 and 1998 and Joanne Hogg (Iona) who won three awards in 1994, 1996 and 1997. Magenta was also presented with a BOTY for Best CRS Gig of 2004. A new double live album and new EP are due from Magenta in early December.IQ's founder Martin Orford was presented with a BOTY for Best Keyboard Player of 2004. The band's Bass player John Jowitt won his ninth CRS BOTY award for Best Bass player having achieved the award consecutively between 1993 and 1998 again between 2002 and 2004. IQ also took BOTY honours for their best new album Dark Matter and best song "Harvest of Souls." IQ has released a special edition live DVD in time for the holiday season. (28 November 2004)

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  • New Silje Nergaard Live Performance Review Now Online! Our review of Silje Nergaard's live performance at the Soho Jazz Club in Central London has been added to our feature presenting reviews of the artist's work. (26 November 2004)

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  • Review of Rebecca Gohn's Recollections Now Online! Our review of Rebecca Gohn's debut album Recollections is accompanied by an interview that explores the artist's background, development of the album and her hopes and dreams. (26 November 2004)

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  • Review of Elane's The Fire Of Glenvore and Interview with Joran Now Online! The latest addition to Harald Lowy's (Chandeen) Kalinkaland label is the German heavenly vocals group Elane. Our feature includes an exclusive interview with their lead vocalist Joran and a review of their stunning debut album The Fire Of Glenvore. (25 November 2004)

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  • Review of Jane Siberry's When I Was A Boy Now Online! Our review of Jane Siberry's tremendous album When I Was A Boy is now online! (25 November 2004)

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  • Tenfold Loadstar Mellow Garden Review Now Online! Our review of Tenfold Loadstar's second album Mellow Garden is now online! (23 November 2004)

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  • Marlee Grabiel Interview and Album Review Now Online! Our Marlee Grabiel feature includes an insightful interview with the singer and reviews of her debut solo album Ready Or Not as well as the Past Forever EP. Enthusiasts of Katie Melua, Evanescence and Within Temptation will be interested in these recordings. (21 November 2004)

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  • Iona Records In-Concert DVD! Iona has completed the initial recording of their in-concert DVD due for release in 2005. Read our review of the conert at the University of London on 12 November 2004. (20 November 2004)

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  • Megan Manoram Interview and Brand New Dress Album Review Now Online! Read the first online interview with Megan Manoram and review of her debut album Brand New Dress in our feature article. (20 November 2004)

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  • Sariah Bishop Interview Now Online! In his debut contribution to Musical Discoveries, Mark Fisher interviews model turned goth rock princess Sariah Bishop. The article also includes our review of her album Mute Malevolence. (20 November 2004)

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  • Review of The Dreaming Live at The Tralf Now Online Our review of The Dreaming's live performance at The Tralf in Buffalo, NY supporting The Acoustic Strawbs on 12 November 2004 is now online. The performance featured the stunning vocal work of both Ann Janish-Scheider and Leah Pinnavaia. (14 November 2004)

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  • Review of Rebecca Luker's Leaving Home Now Online! Our review of Rebecca Luker's tremendous solo album Leaving Home is now online. Well known for her work on Broadway, Rebecca is also the voice of Paul Schwartz' Aria series (Metamorphosis review). (12 November 2004)

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  • Review of Minnie Driver's Everything I've Got In My Pocket Now Online! Our review of Minnie Driver's new album Everything I've Got In My Pocket is now online! (09 November 2004)

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  • Review of Christina Branco's Sensus Album Now Online! Our review of Cristina Branco's stunning new album Sensus is now online! (09 November 2004)

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  • Review of Club For Five Ensi-Ilta Album Now Online! Our review of the debut album by the Finnish a capella ensemble Club For Five entitled Ensi-Ilta is now online. The material will appeal to enthusiasts of Rajaton, whose three albums and live performances have been reviewed here earlier. (07 November 2004)

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  • Reviw of Bugatti Type 35's Traction Album Now Online! Our review of BugattiType35's 2001 album Traction is now online. Originally from New York, now Madison, Wisoconsin-based, Wendy Bugatti has also shared promising demos of material planned for her own release with our editorial staff. We plan to publish an interview with Wendy shortly. (07 November 2004)

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  • Sarah Brightman Harem World Tour Feature Now Online! Our new Sarah Brightman feature reviews her tremendous Harem World Tour live performance at the Wachovia Arena in Wilkes Barre, PA on November 3, 2004. The article also reviews the stunning Live From Las Vegas DVD and CD which both capture the essence the Harem World Tour. (06 November 2004)

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  • Review of Jennifer Cutting's Ocean: Songs For The Night Sea Journey Now Online! Our review of Jennifer Cutting's Ocean: Songs for the Night Sea Journey is now online. The album includes contributions from a variety of guests including Troy Donockley and Maddy Prior. (06 November 2004)

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  • Review of Ashlee Simpson's Autobiography Now Online! Our review of the special edition of the debut album Autobiography by Ashlee Simpson is now online. (01 November 2004)

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  • October 2004

  • Maren Ord Feature Now Online! Reviews of Maren Ord's debut album Waiting (2000) and her latest EP Not Today (2004) as well as an exclusive and in-depth interview with this stunning Candian singer songwriter are now online in this new feature. Check it out! (30 October 2004)

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  • Review of Paul Schwartz Aria 3: Metamorphosis Featuring Rebecca Luker Now Online! Our review of the latest classical crossover project from Paul Schwartz with vocalist Rebecca Luker entitled Aria 3: Metamorphosis is now online. (25 October 2004)

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  • More Within Temptation Photos Now Online! View these exclusive photos of Within Temptation at a performance aired on October 24, 2004 taken by Joseph Voncken in this online slideshow. Within Temptation's new EP is available from October 25, 2004. (24 October 2004)

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  • Lori Schneider, Loni Pont, Bond and Lucie Silvas Album Reviews Now Online! Reviews of debut albums by emerging singer songwriters Loni Point and the stunning Lucie Silvas are joined by a review of debut progressive rock project by singer songwriter Lori Schneider and our review of the tremendous classical crossover album by the gorgeous women of Bond. (23 October 2004)

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  • Review of Wilson Phillips' California Now Online! Our review of Wilson Phillips' new album California, the first from the group in ten years, is now online! (21 October 2004)

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  • Review of The Corrs' Borrowed Heaven Now Online! Our long-awaited review of the latest album by The Corrs entitled Borrowed Heaven is now online. This stunning album demonstrates a long-awaited return of the band to sound that initially sparked their popularity. (20 October 2004)

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  • Brid Ni Mhaoileoin Album Review Now Online! Our review of the debut solo album entitled Ar Mhuin Na Muice by Irish singer songwriter Brid Ni Mhaoileoin is now online. The project is certain to appeal to traditonal Irish music enthusiasts and fans of Enya, Clannad, Anuna and Meav. (20 October 2004)

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  • Lisbeth Scott Passionate Voice Review Now Online! Our review of the latest solo project entitled Passionate Voice by award-winning vocalist Lisbeth Scott--inspired by her contributions to the Passion Of The Christ soundtrack--is now online. (18 October 2004)

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  • Nightwish Once Album Review Now Online! Our long awaited review of the 2004 studio album by Nightwish entitled Once is now online. The most symphonic album to emerge from the Finnish supergroup is being promoted with special edition singles and a new DVD. (18 October 2004)

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  • Libera Free Album Review Now Online Our review of the third stunning album by Robert Prizeman's soprano boy's choir Libera entitled Free is now online. (18 October 2004)

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  • August and September Digests Now Online! The August edition of the digest includes reviews of material by emerging British artists including Sal, Spherics, Claire Toomey, Kate Aumonier and Sam Holmes. The digest includes reviews of new albums by Eri Sugai, Sonya Greta and Melissa Rapp as well as the latest DVD by Yes and two Kansas CDs.Our September edition is headlined by a review of Sylvia Tosun's stunning new album and includes reviews of material by American artists including Kirsten DeHaan, Alex Bach, Christy Baron, Francesca Lee, Of Infinity and The Dreaming. There are also reviews of albums by Petra Berger, Hayley Hutchinson, Lullacry and the stunning new album by White Willow. The latest double DVD set by Mostly Autumn is also reviewed.Links to features on Cara Dillon, Goddess Is Human and Shankar & Gingger including exclusive interviews with the individual artists have been added the home page. (09 October 2004)

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  • Review of Deb Ferrara's Anything But Ordinary Now Online! Our review of Deb Ferrara's debut album Anything But Ordinary is now online. (06 October 2004)

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  • Magenta Concert Review Now Online! Our review of Magenta's live performance at The Point in Cardiff on 24 September 2004 is now online. Check out this exclusive slide show with photos taken at the concert. (03 October 2004)

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  • GuilFest 2004 Review and Slide Show Now Online! Read our review of the emerging female-fronted acts at GuilFest 2004 held in Guildford, Surrey, England. An exclusive slide show is available from a link within the article. (03 October 2004)

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  • Goddess Is Human Feature Now Online! Our Goddess Is Human feature includes a review of their debut album Being Human and their live performance at Northern Lights in August 2004. An exclusive interview with lead singer JoJo Saint and drummer Damian Saint is also included. (03 October 2004)

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  • Review of Christy Baron's Retrospective Now Online! Our review of Christy Baron's new Retrospective album is now online. It features stunning selections from the artist's previous solo recordings and has been produced to Chesky Records' renowned audiophile standards. (02 October 2004)

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  • Bloodstock Festival and Exclusive Slide Show Now Online! Read our review of the female fronted acts at the 2004 Bloodstock Festival held in Nottingham and Derby, England. An exclusive slide show is available from a link within the article. (02 October 2004)

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  • The Best Of Delerium Review Now Online! Our review of the brand new compilation The Best Of Delerium featuring contributions from their collection of stunning female vocalists is now online. (01 October 2004)

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  • September 2004

  • New Magenta Slide Show Online! Check out this exclusive slide show with photos of Magenta at The Point in Cardiff from September 2004 taken by Stephen Lambe! (27 September 2004)

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  • Review of Claire Toomey's One Last Look EP Now Online! We have added a review of Claire Toomey's "One Last Look" EP to our former review of her debut self-titled EP. Both are now online! (26 September 2004)

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  • Shankar & Gingger Feature Now Online! Our Shankar & Gingger feature reviews the duo's debut album and DVD One In A Million and their follow-up Celestial Body. An exclusive interview with Gingger and stunning photographs are included in the article. (26 September 2004)

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  • Joanna McMeikan, Jen Gloekner, Petra Berger and Christy Baron Album Reviews Online! Read our review of the incredible debut album Breaking The Habit by Joanna McMeikan and the review of Miles Away by Jen Gloeckner. Our review of Mistress by Petra Berger reveals an album certain to appeal to fans of Laura Turner, Sarah Brightman and other classical-contemporary crossover artists. Check out our review of Take This Journey by the stunning Christy Baron. (26 September 2004)

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  • New Within Temptation Slide Slow Now Online! View photos of Within Temptation's Sharon den Adel by Joseph Voncken taken at the Pisart Festival, Eijsden, The Netherlands on September 18, 2004 in this online slideshow. (25 September 2004)

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  • White Willow Storm Season Album Review Now Online! Our review of Storm Season, the stunning new album by Norway's White Willow, is now online. An exclusive in-depth and illustrated interview with the band's own Jacob Holm-Lupo will be published this autumn. (15 September 2004)

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  • Mostly Autumn V Shows Double DVD Review Now Online! Our review of the latest double live performance DVD--The V Shows--from York's Mostly Autumn is now online. The two DVDs are packaged in a collectors' edition book with an illlustrated glossy color booklet and photos by Chris Walkden. (15 September 2004)

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  • Of Infinity Debut EP Review Now Online! Our review of the debut EP entitled "The Essence Of Infinity" by San Antonio melodic metal band Of Infinity is now online. Their music is certain to appeal to fans of Lacuna Coil, Evanescence and Nightwish. (12 September 2004)

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  • The Dreaming's Shadow Days Review Now Online! Our review of the third recording entitled Shadow Days by The Dreaming, a progressive rock band from Buffalo, NY, is now online! (12 September 2004)

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  • Review of Lullacry's Fire Within Now Online Our review of the brand new five track EP entitled "Fire Within" by Finland's Lullacry, who recently toured the USA with supergroup Nightwish is now online. (11 September 2004)

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  • Kirsten DeHaan, Alex Bach, Hayley Hutchinson and Francesca Lee Debut Albums Reviewed! Read our review of the debut album Conform by Kirsten DeHaan, another review of Miles To Go by Alex Bach and our review of the self-titled album by Francesca Lee. Mostly Autumn fans will also want to check out our review of Independently Blue by York, England's Hayley Hutchinson. (11 September 2004)

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  • Cara Dillon Interview and Album Reviews Now Online! Our Cara Dillon feature includes an exclusive interview as well as reviews of Cara Dillon, Sweet Liberty and her album with Equation entitled Return To Me. (06 September 2004)

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  • Sylvia Tosun's All This Time Album Review Now Online! Our review of the stunning forthcoming album All This Time by New York-based singer / songwriter Sylvia Tosun is now online. An exclusive interview with the artist and a review of her live show will be published soon. (01 September 2004)

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  • August 2004

  • Yes Acoustic DVD Review Now Online! Read our review of the forthcoming Acoustic DVD filmed earlier this year in Los Angeles featuring the classic Yes lineup. (25 August 2004)

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  • Claire Toomey, Spherics and Sal Reviews Now Online! Our review of emerging singer songwriter Claire Toomey's first EP is now online. Also check out our review of the latest EP by Spherics and our review of Dysfunctional by Sal. (21 August 2004)

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  • Artefact Signs with [PIAS] Records Artefact is happy to announce that it has signed a record deal with Play It Again Sam (PIAS) records. After months of shopping around in the industry Artefact found [PIAS] to be the most suitable partner. [PIAS] have an ear for good music and dare to be different. [PIAS] is widely acclaimed for bringing innovative music and is home to bands suchs as Muse, Freestylers (Push-up!), Bettie Serveert, The Prodigy, Soulwax, Beef, Racoon, Laurent Garnier and Moloko among many others. Their website www.pias.com. In October, Artefact's long-awaited official debut album called Addicted to Your Goodies will finally be released. The tracks on the album feature a traditional song structure bathed into a wicked blend of funk, electronica, jazz and pop. A sound which can at least be called unique. The album features contributions of many guest musicians as well. (20 August 2004)

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  • Auralgasms Various Artist Compilation Beat Of Discontent Review Now Online! Our review of the various artist compilation by Auralgasms entitled Beat Of Discontent is now online. The album includes material by a vast array of artists certain to please a wide range of enthusiasts. It includes material by featured artist Kristy Thirsk as well as Daughter Darling and Hungry Lucy. Interviews for all three are online at Musical Discoveries. (19 August 2004)

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  • Kate Aumonier Interview and Debut Album Review Now Online! Our review of Kate Aumonier's debut album Here I Am and exclusive interview with this emerging British singer songwriter are now online. (08 August 2004)

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  • July Digest Now Online! The latest edition of our digest is headlined by our review of Jessi Hamilton's debut album. Reviews of new albums by Brave, Ayreon, Avril Lavigne, Carla Lother, Jennifer Marks, Vienna Teng, and Christia Mantzke are featured. Also included are reviews of material by Leah Andreone, Sissel, Alison Moorer and Sheryl Diane. (07 August 2004)

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  • July 2004

  • Sam Holmes EP Review Now Online! Our review of the latest four-track EP from Britain's Sam Holmes is now online. (25 July 2004)

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  • Eri Sugai Interview and Kaori Album Review Now Online! Our review of Eri Sugai's latest album Kaori--certain to appeal to Adiemus and Miriam Stockley fans--and an exclusive interview with this Japanese singer songwriter are now online. (25 July 2004)

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  • Bonnie McKee Interview and Trouble Album Review Now Online! Our exclusive interview with emerging nineteen year old singer songwriter Bonnie McKee accompanies our review of her debut album Trouble due out this autumn. The first single from the album entitled "Somebody" is released on July 27. (24 July 2004)

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  • Kansas Album Reviews Now Online! Our review of Kansas' debut album and a review of their follow-up Song For America are now both online. (19 July 2004)

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  • Heart Feature Article Now Online! This new feature article presents a retrospective look into the music of Heart from Dreamboat Annie through Alive In Seattle and Jupiters Darling. Our review of the band's live performance at the Hammersmith Apollo in June 2004 is also included. (11 July 2004)

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  • Brand New Caroline Lavelle Feature Now Online! This all new feature presents an exclusive and in-depth interview with Caroline Lavelle and reviews her 2004 album A Distant Bell released this month. (11 July 2004)

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  • Jessi Hamilton Interview Now Online! In the run up to the release of Jessi Hamilton's debut album, read our exclusive interview with the stunning singer/songwriter and more about her background within the digest entry. (05 July 2004)

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  • Thea Gilmore Concert Review Now Online! Our intrepid associate editor Stephen Lambe's review of and photos from Thea Gilmore's acoustic band concert at The Pillar Room, Cheltenham Town Hall, UK on 03 July 2004 are now online. (04 July 2004)

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  • Tori Amos Interview And Welcome To Sunny Florida DVD Review Now Online! Our first Tori Amos feature includes a transcription of Will Femia's MSNBC interview and our own review of the artist's first official in concert DVD and bonus CD of studio tracks entitled Scarlet's Little Treasures. (04 July 2004)

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  • Christia Mantzke, Melissa Rapp and Sonya Greta Album Reviews Now Online! We review The First, the stunning album by pop-rock artist Christia Mantzke, Sweet Revenge the debut album by Hawaiian artist Melissa Rapp and Vigilante Arcade by Sonya Greta. All three indie albums are available at CD Baby. (01 July 2004)

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  • Allison Moorer, Jennifer Marks, Vienna Teng and Sheryl Diane Album Reviews Online! Read our review of The Duel by alt-country artist Allison Moorer and our review of the self-titled and upbeat fourth album by New York indie artist Jennifer Marks. Also check out our review of the great follow-up album Warm Strangers by Vienna Teng and our review of an equally engaging EP by Sheryl Diane entitled Blackberry Love. (01 July 2004)

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  • June 2004

  • Carla Lother and Sissel Album Reviews Online! Our review of 100 Lovers, the follow-up to Ephemera by Carla Lother is now available. Also check out our reviews of Sissel's self-titled album and 2004 follow-up My Heart. (30 June 2004)

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  • An Evening With Katie Melua Now Online! Our Evening with Katie Melua feature includes the results of our exclusive interview with the singer songwriter and a review of her stunning live performance at The TLA in Philadelphia, PA on 21 June 2004. (27 June 2004)

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  • Review of Avril Lavigne's Under My Skin Now Online! Our review of Avril Lavigne's new album Under My Skin is now online. (15 June 2004)

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  • Leah Andreone Veiled and Alchemy Album Reviews Now Online! Our reviews of Leah Andreone's albums Veiled (1996) and Alchemy (1998) are now online. (14 June 2004)

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  • Ayreon Human Equation / Love / Loser Reviews Now Online! Our reviews of the new double album by Ayreon The Human Equation and two associated singles "Love" and "Loser" are now online. Another tremendous masterwork by Arjen Anthony Lucassen, the project includes female vocal contributions from Marcela Bovio (Elfonia), Heather Findlay (Mostly Autumn) and Irene Jansen (Karma). (14 June 2004)

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  • After Forever Digital Deceit and Invisible Circles Reviews Online! Our After Forever feature has been expanded to include reviews of the band's latest album Invisible Circles and latest single "Digital Deceit." An interview with Floor and Irene Jansen is in the final planning stages with publication planned for summer 2004. (13 June 2004)

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  • Review of Brave's Passages Now Online! Our review of the latest EP by Virginia-based Brave entitled "Passages" is now online. The band's sound has evolved to include contributions from their new full-time violinist. The EP--recorded with 50 hours of studio time won through the Washington, DC Battle Of The Bands competition--includes four all new tracks and a re-arrangement of "Trapped Inside" from their last album (feature). (13 June 2004)

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  • Dave Bainbridge Veil Of Gossamer Feature Now Online! Our feature article includes an in-depth interview with Dave Bainbridge and a review of his new album Veil Of Gossamer which includes vocal contributions from Musical Discoveries' featured artists: Joanne Hogg, Rachel Jones and Mae McKenna. The project includes contributions from several Iona members and guests, including Troy Donockley, Frank van Essen, Nick Beggs, Tim Harries, Chris Hale and others. (12 June 2004)

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  • Brenthaven Trek Backpack Review Now Online! Our review of the Trek, the latest and most stunning addition to Brenthaven's computer backpack family, is now online. (12 June 2004)

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  • Karnataka, Mermaid Kiss, Magenta and Mostly Autumn Slide Shows Now Online! Three new slide shows with photos by Chris Walkden are now online. Check out the photos from Karnataka's performance in Crewe in 09 May 2004 (review) and photos of Mermaid Kiss from the same gig. Also check out these photos of Magenta at The Point in Cardiff from 23 April 2004 (review).Two new slide shows with photos by Stephen Lambe are also online. Check out the photos from Karnataka's performance in Bilston on 25 May 2004 and these photos from Mostly Autumn's performances in April and May of 2004. (11 June 2004)

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  • Bonnie McKee Advance Videos Now Online! In cooperation with Bonnie Mckee's label Reprise Records, we're pleased to provide our visitors advance access to music videos supporting her debut album release. Check out "Trouble" (Windows Media 56 kb/s | 100 | 300 | 450 | Quicktime) and "Somebody" (Windows Media 56 kb/s | 100 | 300 | 450 | Quicktime) which are both online now. (09 June 2004)

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  • May Digest Now Online! Our newest edition of the digest headlines with a review of Call Off The Search and our own interview with Katie Melua. Reviews of albums by Jem, Quecia, Imp, Emma Rugg, Season's End and Fiona Renshaw are also included. The digest also contains three reviews of material by Glass Hammer and related artists: the two Eric Parker various artist compilations All This Time and A Remedy Raised that include vocal tracks by Susie Bogdanowicz, Flo Paris and Bethany Warren; the Lex Live DVD reveals Glass Hammer in their full eight-piece splendour. A review of Helen Slater's debut album and our own interview with the actress turned singer/songwriter is also presented.The front page of the site has been updated with a review of Karnataka's Strange Behaviour and gig with Mermaid Kiss, an in-depth interview with Magenta and April 2004 concert reviews, a review of Mostly Autumn's spring 2004 tour, reviews of three of Silje Nergaard's albums, an indepth Chandeen retrospective, a debut album review and interview with Montreal's Trance of Mine and a review of Jo Gabriel's debut album. Our Kristy Thirsk feature has also been updated. Check out our accessory pages--iPod and Brenthaven--and the two new slide shows! (07 June 2004)

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  • Griffin iTalk Review Now Online! After a successful two-month test period by the New York editorial staff, our Griffin iTalk memo recorder review is now online. Also note that the Contour Designs [iPod] Showcase (review) has been re-launched in seven new colors and that Griffin Technologies have announced an iTrip mini for Apple's iPod mini. (06 June 2004)

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  • Mostly Autumn Spring 2004 Tour Concert Reviews Now Online! Our review of four of Mostly Autumn's live performances in April and May 2004 is now online. The article is accompanied by a slide show with photos taken by Stephen Lambe. (06 June 2004)

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  • Review Of Season's End The Failing Light Now Online! Our review of the debut Season's End album The Failing Light is now online. The band's material is certain to appeal to Edenbridge (reviews) enthusiasts. (06 June 2004)

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  • Slide Show Of After Forever At PinkPop 2004 Now Online! A brand new slide show of After Forever at PinkPop June 2004 with photos contributed by Joseph Voncken is now online. (06 June 2004)

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  • Exclusive Magenta Interview and April 2004 Concert Reviews Now Online! Our exclusive interview with Magenta provides an indepth look into the making of the band's latest album Seven and single "Broken" (feature) and the band's perspective on progressive rock, live performances and the future. This all-new article also includes reviews of the making of the "Broken" video and the band's stunning live performances at The Point in Cardiff and for the Classic Rock Society at The HLC in Rotherham. (05 June 2004)

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  • Jo Gabriel Lying In The Evidence Of Love Review Now Online! Our review of Jo Gabriel's timeless debut album Lying In The Evidence Of Love is now online. The album will certainly appeal to enthusiasts of Tori Amos, Kate Bush and Rachael Sage. (05 June 2004)

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  • Helen Slater Interview and One Of These Days Album Review Now Online! Our review of Helen Slater's debut album One Of These Days is now online. While Helen is probably best known for her roles in major motion pictures, our exclusive interview with the artist provides further insight into her musical career. (01 June 2004)

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  • May 2004

  • Chandeen Retrospective and Pandora's Box Review Now Online! Our review of Chandeen's final album, Pandora's Box is accompanied by an illustrated retrospective of the band's dozen year career. Chandeen's music typifies the heavenly vocals genre and their final album is a compendium of some of their finest work. (31 May 2004)

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  • Trance Of Mine Reflections Review and Interview With Isabel Plant Now Online! Our new Trance Of Mine feature reviews the band's debut album Reflections and incorporates an exclusive interview with lead vocalist Isabel Plant. Frequent visitors will remember Isabel from her work with the band Transcendence (updated feature) between 1998 and 2001. (31 May 2004)

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  • Rainmaker Publicity: Lessons From Eight Years In The Marketing Trenches! Read this great interview with Rhonda Kelly, founder of Rainmaker Publicity. It presents the story of the first eight years of the agency's history and is full of anecdotes that our visitors are certain to enjoy. (30 May 2004)

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  • Kristy Thirsk "Souvenir" Feature Updated! Our feature article on Kristy Thirsk and her 2003 album Souvenir has been updated to include the new front cover and a review of the bonus track included on it. (29 May 2004)

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  • Glass Hammer Lex Live DVD Review Now Online! Our review of Glass Hammer's Lex Live DVD is now online. In addition to a well-produced film of the eight-member line-up's performance at the Rhythm & Brews club in Chattanooga, TN, the DVD also includes bonus material recorded at NEARfest 2003, various interviews and a music video from Lex Rex. (29 May 2004)

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  • All This Time Album Review Now Online! Our review of the new anthology from Eric Parker with contributions from Glass Hammer members (Steve Babb, Susie Bogdanowicz, Flo Paris, Fred Schendel, Bethany Warren) and various other artists is now online. The well-produced album includes the stunning standouts "Under The Sun" (Susie Bogdanowicz) and "Practice Room" (Flo Paris). (29 May 2004)

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  • Katie Melua Interview and Call Off The Search Album Review Now Online! Our review of Katie Melua's stunning Call Off The Search album, due for release 08 June 2004 in the USA, is accompanied by our exclusive interview with this charming and rapidly emerging singer songwriter. (22 May 2004)

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  • Tr3nity's Precious Seconds Album Review Now Online! Our review of Precious Seconds, the second album by Britain's rapidly emerging progressive rock band Tr3nity, is now online. (16 May 2004)

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  • A Remedy Raised Review Now Online! Our review of A Remedy Raised, a various artist compilation produced by Glass Hammer's Fred Schendel, Steve Babb and led by Eric Parker featuring two tracks sung by Susie Bogdanowicz, is now online. The artist's progressive influences come through in this accessible indie style release. (16 May 2004)

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  • Quecia II Album Review Online! Our review of the long-awaited followup to This Is Where We Are entitled Quecia II is now online. Voted best new band by the Classic Rock Society in 2003, the album clearly demonstrates the Quecia's progress. (16 May 2004)

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  • Silje Nergaard Concert and Album Reviews Online! Our reviews of Silje Nergaard's live performance at the Cheltenham Jazz festival and albums Port Of Call, At First Light and Nightwatch are now online. Silje's jazz-flavored music will appeal to enthusiasts of Anneli Drecker, Norah Jones and Katie Melua. (16 May 2004)

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  • Karnataka Strange Behaviour Album and New Concert Review Online! Our review of Karnataka's double live album Strange Behaviour and a review of their debut Spring 2004 live performance supported by Mermaid Kiss are now online. (16 May 2004)

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  • Jem Finally Woken Album Review Now Online! Our review of Jem's album Finally Woken is now online. This emerging Welsh artist's music will appeal especially to Dido and Sarah MacLachlan enthusaists. (09 May 2004)

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  • Imp Ashes In The Hourglass Review Now Online! Our long awaited review of Imp's Ashes In The Hourglass album featuring vocal work of Monica Janssen is now online. (04 May 2004)

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  • April 2004

  • Griffin iTalk Review! Our new Griffin iTalk -- a marvelous compact accessory for the iPod that enables it to record voice memos -- is beginning its workout this week. Built in the same spirit as Griffin's iTrip, the well-made device doubles as a notebook quality speaker. Watch for our review in the growing feature on essential accessories for the iPod soon. In the meantime, get further information at Griffin's website. (27 April 2004)

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  • March 2004

  • Images Added To Joseph Voncken's Slide Show! We have added photos of Amy Lee (Evanescence), Bonnie Raitt, Ilse de Lange, Skin and Nina Persson (The Cardigans) to our online slide show of images by Dutch photographer Joseph Voncken. (28 March 2004)

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  • February And March Digests And Updated Frontpage Now Online! Our February and March editions of the digest are now online. The digests capture reviews published during the past two months and are linked to the updated front page which also includes updates pointing to the feature articles published during the period. (21 March 2004)

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  • Magenta Named Musical Discoveries Featured Artist! We are pleased to announce that Magenta has been named the newest member of the featured artist page in conjunction with the publication of our new feature. The article includes reviews of the band's stunning album Seven and accompanying EP "Broken." The feature includes a review of the album launch gig held at The Cross Keys Hotel in Llantrisant, Wales on 06 March 2004. Reviews of live performances in Cardiff and Rotherham during April 2004 and a new interview with Christina Booth and Rob Reed. Slide shows by by Chris Walkden and Stephen Lambe are now online. (21 March 2004)

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  • Six New Singer Songwriter Reviews Online! Our review of Viki Nova's debut album Catch Me If You Can and another review of the album Dreaming In Romance Languages by Catie Curtis are both now online. In addition our review of Garrison Starr's latest title Airstreams & Satellites as well as a review of Stop The World by Leslie Clemmons are also online. Our review of the debut album Peel by 17-year old Catherine Tuttle and another review of Debra Alt's A Sprited Mother are also online. (21 March 2004)

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  • Lunascape Mindstalking Review Now Online! Our review of the second album by Belgium's Lunascape has been added to our feature article. A brand new and exclusive interview with the band's lead singer Kyoko and the latest band photos have been included in this update. (21 March 2004)

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  • Reneé Austin, Fiona Renshaw and Gåte Debut Album Reviews Now Online! Our review of Reneé Austin's first major album release Sweet Talk is now online. The project includes a range of blues-oriented styles that perfectly exploit the singer's range and vocal dexterity. Read our review of Fiona Renshaw's debut album Love In A Bubble, a fine first effort in a smooth jazz / pop / soul sounds by an emerging British talent. And don't miss our review of the stunning debut album Jygri by the Norwegian folk/rock crossover band Gåte. (21 March 2004)

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  • Brenthaven Commuter Backpack Review Now Online! Our review of the bullet-proof Brenthaven Commuter Backpack is now online. The review is the first in a series of essential laptop accessories used by our editorial staff and compliments our recently published iPod feature. (15 March 2004)

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  • Universal and Musical Discoveries Sponsor Contest! Enter a world of unbelievable sound quality ... a step closer to the way the artist hears the music in the studio. Universal Music Group is celebrating its 100th SA-CD release by giving you a chance to win an SA-CD Home Theater System and your choice of any 6 SA-CDs! Click here for further details! (12 March 2004)

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  • February 2004

  • After Forever Exordium and My Choice Reviews Now Online! We have added a review of After Forever's new mini-album Expordium and also a review of the their new EP "My Choice" b/w "The Evil That Men Do" to our feature article. (29 February 2004)

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  • Epica Feature Now Online! Our new feature article on the rapidly emerging Dutch band Epica includes reviews of their debut album The Phantom Agony, EPs "The Phantom Agony" and "Feint" and incorporates an in-depth interview with founder Mark Jansen (After Forever), lead singer mezzo-soprano Simone Simons and bass player Yves Huts. (29 February 2004)

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  • Tirill Mohn Interview Now Online! Our review of Tirill Mohn's debut solo album A Dance With The Shadows was published during February. Tirill, who played violin with Norway's White Willow earlier in her career, worked with us on exclusive, in-depth and photographically intensive interview which is now online. (29 February 2004)

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  • Glass Hammer Shadowlands Review / Inteview Feature Now Online! Our long-awaited feature on the American progressive rock band Glass Hammer is now online. In the run up to our review of their latest release Shadowlands we cite their former female singers and then interview Steve Babb, Fred Schendel and Susie Bogdanowicz. The article is photographically intensive. (29 February 2004)

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  • Rory Block Last Fair Deal Review Now Online! We welcome our new correspondent Pamela Dow with her review of Rory Block's latest album Last Fair Deal. In addition to this album review, a feature article with an indepth interview and review of Rory's live performance in December 2003 is now online. (24 February 2004)

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  • Marina V Interview and Something Of My Own Album Review Now Online! Our review of Marina V's album Something Of My Own, an album certian to appeal to Tori Amos enthusiasts, as well as Steven Digman's recent interview with the stunning Russian-born singer/songwriter are now online. (22 February 2004)

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  • Preview Bonnie McKee's New Album! Bonnie McKee's Reprise Records release Trouble (preview) promises to be one of the most captivating debut albums in recent memory. A gifted 19-year old singer/songwriter and cutting-edge choir girl, a precocious young woman with a worldly wise soul, unabashadly sensual and uncopromosingly honest, Bonnie is a provacative paradox wrapped in a wildly original package. (22 February 2004)

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  • Casey Stratton Standing At The Edge Album Review Now Online! Our review of Casey Stratton's new album Standing At The Edge is now online. Sung by a male vocalist, the album is certain to appeal to fans of Tori Amos and October Project. (21 February 2004)

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  • New Albums From Keri Noble, Sonicjoy and Skipping Discs Reviewed! Our review of Keri Noble's stunning new album Fearless joins the review of Urban Angel by Sonicjoy that is certain to delight fans of Delerium, Kristy Thirsk and Shelley Harland. Our review of Spiders From Venus -- Women Artists and Female-Fronted Bands Cover David Bowie, the latest compilation from Skipping Discs, is also online. (21 February 2004)

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  • Quecia Concert Review and Interview Now Online! Our review of Quecia's live performance for the Classic Rock Society at the Herringthorpe Leisure Centre in Rotherham on 24 January is now online. Our interview with Paul Ayre reveals details of the new album and Quecia's plans for 2004 and beyond. (16 February 2004)

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  • Thea Gilmore Album Reviews Now Online! Our reviews of Thea Gilmore's three most recent albums--Avalanche (2003), Songs From The Gutter (2002) and Rules For Jokers (2001)--are now online. The article also includes a review of the bonus disc of rare or unreleased material that accompanies Songs From The Gutter and spans the period from 1996 to 2001 . (16 February 2004)

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  • New Magenta Album Release Date Approaches! Seven, the second album by Magenta is officially released on 01 March 2004 through F2 Music Ltd. The previously mysterious album title is explained by the names of the individual tracks: Gluttony (12:04), Envy (09:42), Lust (12:22), Greed (13:49), Anger (5:11), Pride (12:09) and Sloth (10:06). Magenta are holding an official release party at the Cross Keys Hotel in Llantrisant, South Wales. This event is by invitation only, but fans can enter a competition on the band's official website to attend the party as the band's VIP guests and also receive an autographed copy of the new album. Another competition for autographed copies of the album is being held for those that are unable to attend the event. Magenta have also been in the studio recording their first single called "Broken." This track will be accompanied by various bonus tracks. Further details of this can are available at Magenta's website, from F2 Music and through Prog Rock where a special offer has just been announced. (04 February 2004)

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  • Tracey Brennecke EP Review and Interview Now Online! Our review of British singer songwiter Tracey Brennecke's debut EP "Alibi" is now online. An exclusive interview with Tracey accompanies the review. (02 February 2004)

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  • Waking The Witch Feature Now Online! We interview Patsy Matheson, Jools Parker, Michelle Plum and Rachel Goodwin of the Leeds, England-based band Waking The Witch and review their debut album Like Everybody in this all-new feature article. Their music features lush vocal harmonies and gorgeous guitar-laced arrangements. The article includes images by official band photographer Craig Oddy. (02 February 2004)

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  • Tirill Mohn and Megan Slankard Album Reviews Now Online! Our review of Tirill Mohn's debut solo album A Dance With The Shadows is now online. Tirill, who played violin with Norway's White Willow earlier in her career, worked with us on exclusive and in-depth interview published here 01 March 2004. Our review of Megan Slankard's debut album Lady Is A Pirate and another review of her latest release Freaky Little Story are also online. Megan will also join us for an interview this month with planned publication before the end of February. (02 February 2004)

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  • January 2004

  • January 2004 Digest Now Online! The January 2004 edition of our digest is now online. Reviews of new albums by Sarah McLachlan, Norah Jones, the Russian classical crossover act Ariaphonics (Paul Schwartz meets Emma Shapplin) and the various (female) artists compilation Oh! From The Girls are presented first.The digest continues with reviews of new DVDs by Mostly Autumn (York Opera House with special guests) and Karnataka (Trenton, NJ, USA), as well as new albums by Alex Parks, Hungry Lucy, Serah and Rajaton. It is completed with reviews of the latest offering from Rochester, NY's Marcie and a retrospective review of material by Holly McNarland. (31 January 2004)

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  • Moya Brennan Two Horizons North American Release! Moya Brennan's latest album, Two Horizons, makes its North American debut on Decca Records February 3rd. Our review of the album and interview with Moya is online. (31 January 2004)

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  • Heidi Vincent Album Nears Completion! Singer songwriter Heidi Vincent, who has worked over the past year with Vic Levak on her new album Are You Happy Now, reports that work has completed and is in the final stages of the publishing process. In the run up to the release, we have updated our review of the demo and added a new photo of the artist. (28 January 2004)

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  • Sarah McLachlan Afterglow and Other Album Reviews Now Online! Our review of the stunning new album by Sarah McLachlan entitled Afterglow is now online. Visitors should also check out our review of Hungry Lucy's Glo, the review of Alex Park's Introduction, our review of Holly McNarland's Stuff, the review of Serah's Late Harvest and finally our reviews of Marcie's "Bad Judgement Call" and her contribution to Alexander Perl's "Storm" EPs. (18 January 2004)

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  • Rajaton Joulu Album Review and Concert Review Now Online! Read our review of the newest double album by Finland's vocal ensemble Rajaton entitled Joulu as well as an indepth and very personal review of their live performance in Oulu, Finland. The reviews are contributed by correspondent Suvi Kaikkonen. (18 January 2004)

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  • Sam Holmes' Website Now Online! Check out Sam Holmes' new website. The british singer has recorded a batch of new demos that should be reviewed soon. In the meantime, read our previous review of her recordings. (15 January 2004)

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  • Hear New Norah Jones Tracks! In conjunction with Blue Note Music we have the pleasure of pointing visitors to streaming audio of new material (click here!) from Norah Jones (website). A review of Feels Like Home will be published in conjunction with the release, presently scheduled for February 10. An interview with the singer has been requested by our editorial staff to accompany the review. (14 January 2004)

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  • Kristy Thirsk "Souvenir" Update! The first single from Souvenir entitled "Run Away" will be released on 01 February 2004 with the official Canadian album release on Maple/Universal to follow on 01 March 2004. A video to promote "Run Away" is being made in February. We are informed that the album will include the pop sounding and summery bonus track "Over It." The Maple/Universal album will also include a different cover photo. For further information visit Kristy's website.Our exclusive interview with Kristy Thirsk accompanies a review of her first official solo album Souvenir in a new article. It is illustrated with original photos of Kristy taken for the album's artwork by Johann Wall. Kristy is also recognised by being added to Musical Discoveries' featured artist page. (11 January 2004)

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  • December 2003

  • Reviews and Photographs of Mermaid Kiss / Karnataka Concert Now Online! Our review of Mermaid Kiss in their first live gig supporting Karnataka's concluding performance for the year at The Rock Café 2000, Stourbridge on 21 December 2003 is now online. Photographs (courtesy of correspondents Chris Walkden and Stephen Lambe) taken at the gig are available in two new slide shows: Mermaid Kiss | Karnataka. (27 December 2003)

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  • Karnataka Live In The USA DVD Review Now Online! Our review of Karnataka's DVD Live In The USA filmed in Trenton, New Jersey in October 2002 (concert review) is now online. As an update on the band's live performances, we have also incorporated a review of Karnataka's November 2003 gig at The Robin 2 in Bilston, England in the article. (27 December 2003)

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  • Mostly Autumn At The Grand Opera House DVD Review Now Online! Our review of the latest offering by Mostly Autumn entitled At The Grand Opera House filmed in York, England--a two-DVD set accompanied by a stunning book including Chris Walkden's photographs--is now online. (27 December 2003)

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  • December 2003 Digest Now Online! Our final major update for 2003 includes the publication of our December digest. Read reviews of new albums by Wilshire, Eden's Bridge and Troy Donockley as well as progressive projects by IQ and Martin Orford. Demo recordings by Jody Quine/Vic Novak (Balligomingo) and emerging artist Amy Bee are also reviewed.The follow-up by Paul Schwartz and Lisbeth Scott entitled State Of Grace II and a retrospective collection of favourites by Clannad are reviewed. Link to additional reviews of albums by Leona Naess and Gwen Jennifer and second review of the latest album by Adeiemus from our home page.Three reviews in this month's digest include engaging interviews with stunning vocalists Hayley Westenra, Shelley Harland and Lizette von Panajot (Lizette&). We have also published new interviews with featured artist Kristy Thirsk, Michelle Coombes (Waking In The Blue) and Patricia Tapia (Nexx). Link to prior interviews with Emilie Autumn, Moya Brennan, Mariela Gonzalez and Laura Turner from our home page. (26 December 2003)

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  • Kristy Thirsk "Souvenir" Album Review And Interview Now Online! Our second insightful interview with Kristy Thirsk accompanies a review of her first official solo album Souvenir in a new article. It is illustrated with original photos of Kristy taken for the album's artwork by Johann Wall. We are pleased to announce that Kristy Thirsk is the newest member to Musical Discoveries' featured artist page. (23 December 2003)

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  • iPod Feature Expanded! Our iPod mobile audio feature has recently been expanded with reviews of carrying cases, cleaning products and other essential accessories. (14 December 2003)

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  • Wilshire New Universe Review Now Online Our review of Lori and Micah Wilshire's first album on Sony entitled New Universe is now online! The couple have dramatically improved their sound and their style from earlier and somewhat less well known projects. (08 December 2003)

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  • November 2003

  • Reviews of IQ's "The Seventh House" and Martin Orford's "Classical Music and Popular Songs" Now Online! Our review of Martin Orford's album Classical Music and Popular Songs is now online. Certain to appeal to enthusiasts of IQ, Asia and John Wetton, Yes, Renaissance and ELP, we think this album, even without female vocals, is a must listen!Our review of the IQ album The Seventh House is also now online. The album is certain to appeal to progressive rock enthusiasts (especially Argentina's Nexus) and, even without female vocals, it is a must listen! (30 November 2003)

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  • Mandalay Article Revised With Links To Nicola Hitchcock's Website! An update to our Mandalay feature now links all images to Nicola Hitchcock's website and concludes with links to amazon.com for additional reviews, soundbites and ordering information for the band's recordings. Now collaborating with other artists, we can look forward to some new material from Nicola Hitchcock in the near future. (30 November 2003)

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  • Eden's Bridge Isle Of Tides Album Review Now Online! Our review of the Eden's Bridge album Isle Of Tides, featuring the stunning vocal work of lead singer Sarah Lacy, is now online. Certain to appeal to enthusiasts of Iona, Joanne Hogg and Clannad, it is a must listen! (28 November 2003)

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  • Amy Bee "Here I Am" Review Now Online! Our review of "Here I Am," a five track demo recording by emerging Oxfordshire-based singer/songwriter Amy Bee, is now online. Influenced by Dido, Everything But The Girl and Norah Jones, we should be hearing a lot more from Amy in the future. (28 November 2003)

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  • Shelley Harland Interview Now Online! Our reviews of Harland's albums Salt Box Lane and Phoelar were published earlier this month. An in-depth interview with the singer that includes photos taken during the Delerium Chimera tour is now online. (27 November 2003)

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  • Troy Donockley's The Pursuit Of Illusion Review Now Online! Our review of Iona multi-instrumentalist Troy Donockley's second solo project The Pursuit Of Illusion is now online. The tremendous Celtic and progressively-styled instrumental album includes vocal contributions to three--including the stunning title--tracks by featured artist Joanne Hogg. (27 November 2003)

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  • Lizette &'s This Is Album Review Now Online! Our review of the debut album by Lizette & entitled This Is is now online. An exclusive interview with the band's lead singer has been published in conjunction with this review. (27 November 2003)

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  • Heather Nova Interview Now Online! Our engaging November 2003 interview has been added to the Heather Nova feature which includes reviews of her entire catalog as well as two of her live performances. Exclusive photos of the singer by Jelger Groeneveld and Joseph Voncken have also been incorporated. (25 November 2003)

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  • Méav Ni Mhaolchatha Silver Sea Album Review Updated! Méav Ni Mhaolchatha's second album Silver Sea has been released in North America. In addition to finding a link to our interview with the singer here, our review has been updated with the new album cover and an amazon.com link where the domestic version can now be purchased online. (23 November 2003)

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  • Waking In The Blue Feature Now Online! Our review of Waking In The Blue's debut album Isn't it Pretty to Think So? and exclusive interview with Brian and Michelle Coombes is now online in this photographically intensive feature. It is the first article to focus on the band's stunning vocalist. (23 November 2003)

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  • Paul Schwartz and Lisbeth Scott State Of Grace II Review Now Online! Our review of the latest project by Paul Schwartz and Lisbeth Scott entitled State Of Grace II: Turning To Peace is now online. Links to reviews of the artists' back catalogs and official websites are included in the introduction to this review. (23 November 2003)

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  • Leona Naess Album Review Now Online! Our review of the third and self-titled album--and the artist's first on Geffen Records--by singer / songwriter Leona Naess is now online. (16 November 2003)

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  • Hayley Westenra Interview and Pure Album Review Now Online! Our review of Hayley Westenra's multi-platinum selling international debut album Pure is now online. Read our exclusive interview with Hayley, prepared during her recent UK tour. It includes photographs taken by Simon Fowler. (16 November 2003)

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  • Review Of New Jody Quine Three-Track Demo Now Online! Jody Quine is one of the stunning women of Balligomingo. Read our review of a new three-track demo recorded by Jody Quine with producer Vic Levak. (15 November 2003)

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  • Nexx Feature Now Online! Our review of the debut album Colours by the Spanish AOR band Nexx featuring the superb vocal work of Patria Tapia is accompanied by an exclusive and indepth interview in this photographically intensive feature. (09 November 2003)

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  • Harland and Clannad Album Reviews Now Online! Our reviews of Shelley Harland's albums Salt Box Lane and Phoelar are now available. Also check out our review of In A Lifetime - The Best Of Clannad which is also now online. (09 November 2003)

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  • iPod and Essential Mobile Accessories Feature Now Online! Read our feature article on the Apple iPod and essential mobile accessories. We review the 40GB iPod and Apple's iTunes software as well as the Griffin iTrip and PowerPod. Be sure to read "The iPod Cases" with reviews of the Vaja iVod3G, the Contour Designs Showcase and Booq's ballistic nylon and nappa leather PodPaqs. (06 November 2003)

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  • September and October Album Review Digests Now Online Our long-awaited latest album review digests are now online! Read reviews of albums by Delerium, Jennifer Terran, Margaret Far, Eva Cassidy, Tr3nity, Laura Turner (her debut country and western project), Daughter Darling, City Lights, Medea and Kaipa as well as the CRS Acoustic Sessions and Songs For Luca compilations in the September Digest.The October Digest contains reviews of albums by Summer, Rachael Sage, Catrin Finch, Laura Berman, Carla Werner, Steve Howe's Remedy, Adiemus, Carina Round and Yoko Ueno as well as DVD reviews of projects by Asia and Mostly Autumn. (02 November 2003)

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  • October 2003

  • Laura Berman's Love Will Album Review Now Online Our review of New York City singer / songwriter Laura Berman's debut album Love Will is online. (26 October 2003)

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  • Catrin Finch Crossing The Stone Album Review Now Online Our review of Catrin Finch's Crossing The Stone album is now on line. Certain to appeal to Adiemus and Karl Jenkins fans, the album features Catrin's lovely harp playing throughout and includes pieces composed and/or arranged by Jenkins himself. (20 October 2003)

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  • Mostly Autumn The Next Chapter DVD and York Concert Review Now Online! Our review of Mostly Autumn's latest DVD entitled The Next Chapter is now online. As a special feature within the article we include a review of the band's live performance at The Grand Opera House in York, England from 12 September 2003. (19 October 2003)

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  • Carina Round Album Reviews Now Online Our review of the new release by British singer/songwriter Carina Round entitled The Disconnection is now online. Check out our review of Carina's debut album entitled The First Blood Mystery, also published today. (19 October 2003)

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  • Adiemus Vocalise Reviews Now Online! Our initial review of the fifth studio album by Adiemus is now online. The first Adiemus album by Karl Jenkins that doesn't include Miriam Stockley's vocals builds on the composer's earlier work but departs in other ways as well. Read Paul van Vliet's review--the 400th in our digest--for further details. An additional review of Vocalise, prepared by Suvi Kaikkonen, is also online. Check them both out. (19 October 2003)

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  • Kristy Thirsk Souvenir Album Now Available! Kristy Thirsk's long awaited new solo album Souvenir is now generally available! You can order a copy from Maple Music (website). Watch for our forthcoming feature which will include an exclusive interview, album review and new photos!
    (16 October 2003)

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  • Magenta and Sleeping Giant at HLC Rotherham Concert Review Now Online! Our review of the Magenta and Sleeping Giant concert held on 12 July 2003 at the Herringthorpe Leisure Centre in Rotherham is now online. We have provided links within the review to slide shows of exclusive photos taken by Chris Walkden. (12 October 2003)

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  • Steve Howe's Remedy Elements Album Review Now Online Our review of the new album by Steve Howe's Remedy entitled Elements is now online. The album is recommended to enthusiasts of Steve Howe's solo work and Yes fans as well. (10 October 2003)

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  • Emilie Autumn Feature Now Online! Our feature article on Emilie Autumn is now online. Accomplished as a violinst, singer and songwriter, this multi-dimensional independent artist is engaged in a wide variety of musical and design projects. Read her story in our in-depth and exclusive interview. With exclusive photos selected by Emilie for Musical Discoveries, the article includes our reviews of her 2003 album Enchant and her back catalog as well. (02 October 2003)

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  • Heather Nova Feature Now Online! A collaboration of multiple Musical Discoveries correspondents created during the summer of 2003, our new Heather Nova feature includes reviews of her entire catalog as well as two of her live performances, including the final UK show from her Storm album launch tour. Stunning photos and links to others from a gig three nights earlier are also included. (02 October 2003)

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  • September 2003

  • Carla Werner Album Review Now Online! Our review of Carla Werner's debut album Departure has been added to the digest. Our next full edition of the digest is nearing completion and will be published soon. (27 September 2003)

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  • Moya Brennan Interview and Two Horizons Album Review Now Online! Our review of Moya Brennan's new album Two Horizons is joined by an in-depth interview with the artist. Links to reviews of her prior recordings are also included in the article. (14 September 2003)

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  • Bliss Album Reviews and Interview Now Online! We review A Hundred Thousand Angels and the self-titled albums by Bliss and have incorporated an exclusive interview with song writer and vocalist Lucinda Drayton in this all-new feature. A review of Luce Drayton's debut album Suicidal Angel concludes the article. (07 September 2003)

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  • August 2003

  • Asia America (Live in the USA) Album and DVD Review Online! Our review of the America two-CD set and accompanying DVD recorded at Asia's live performance in Trenton, New Jersey on October 5, 2002 is now online. Our review of the entire Classic Rock Festival which also featured Mostly Autumn, Karnataka, Focus and Uriah Heep remains online. (28 August 2003)

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  • Rachael Sage's Public Record Review Now Online Our review of Public Record, the latest album by award-winning singer songwriter Rachael Sage is now online. The album her fifth solo project; links to our reviews of the others are provided as well. (17 August 2003)

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  • Summer and Yoko Ueno Album Reviews Online! Our review of the self-titled debut album by classical crossover artist Summer is now online. Our review of Yoko Ueno's album Puzzle is also online. We have also updated our review of Norah Jones' award winning debut album Come Away With Me. (17 August 2003)

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  • Kaipa Keyholder Album Review Online! Our review of Keyholder--the recent follow-up album Swedish progressive group Kaipa--is now online. Featuring guitar work by Roine Stolt and keyboards by Hans Lundin, the album gives female vocalist Aleena (website) a more prominent position as lead on several of the album's tracks. (09 August 2003)

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  • Chris Walkden's Sleeping Giant Photos Now Online! Check out our latest slide show with shots of Sleeping Giant during their CRS gig in Rotherham on 12 July 2003. This is the second installment of a three part series which includes a slide show of Magenta and a concert review of the two bands' performances when complete. (05 August 2003)

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  • Daughter Darling Sweet Shadows Album Review and Interview Online! Our review of Daughter Darling's stunning new album Sweet Shadows is now online. Check out the link to our in-depth interview with arranger Travis Fogelman and stunning vocalist Natalie Walker as well. (04 August 2003)

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  • Jo Gabriel Feature Now Online! Read an in-depth and exclusive interview with singer songwriter Jo Gabriel and our reviews of albums Tinderbox and The Unreachable Sky in this feature. We hope to add a review of her debut album Lying In The Evidence Of Love to this article soon. (03 August 2003)

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  • July 2003

  • Streaming Audio Track Links Added To Laura Turner Feature Article! Our feature includes the first internet review of Laura Turner's album Soul Deep and our candid and in-depth interview with this stunning vocalist. The album's street date is August 5, 2003 but you can listen to all of the tracks in the meantime from links directly within the article provided courtesy of Curb Records. (31 July 2003)

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  • Medea's The Miracle Line Review Now Online! Our review of the second album from Medea entitled The Miracle Line is now online. The song-based progressive album builds upon the band's debut Dreams & Revelations (review) and will appeal to enthusiasts of Grey Eye Glances, October Project and Second Story. (28 July 2003)

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  • City Lights Promo Reviewed! The latest offering from Zoe Stafford (ex-Fula, One Window) is a five track promo CD done with collaborator Tim Diggle. Check out our review of the recording and the link to our in-depth and exclusive interview with Zoe in October 2002. (27 July 2003)

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  • New Album From Turquoise Reviewed! Our feature article on the Polish progressive band Turquoise has been updated with a review of their new album Po Drugiej Stronie. During the update it was discovered that our 2002 interview with the band was lost and we hope to recover the transcript from the band soon. (27 July 2003)

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  • Tr3nity "The Cold Light Of Darkness" Review Now Online! We are pleased to present our review of the 2001 debut album by Britain's Tr3nity. With a new album on the horizon, their album The Cold Light Of Darkness, a progressive masterwork, is a must listen. (26 July 2003)

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  • Daughter Darling Debut Album Review Now Online! Our review of Daughter Darling's stunning new album Sweet Silence is now online. Natalie Walker's vocal work is absolutely superb. (26 July 2003)

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  • Chris Walkden's Magenta Photos Now Online! Check out our latest slide show with shots of Magenta during their CRS gig in Rotherham on 12 July 2003. This is the first installment of a three part series which will also include a slide show of Sleeping Giant and a concert review when complete. (23 July 2003)

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  • "The CRS Acoustic Sessions" Album Review Now Online! Read our review of the Classic Rock Society's The CRS Acoustic Sessions album recorded in January 2003 at Rotherham's Herringthorpe Leisure Centre. The high quality production features tracks by Gina Dootson, Sleeping Giant and Karnataka and this article includes links to further reviews of their recordings. (20 July 2003)

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  • "Songs For Luca" Compilation Album Review Now Online! Our review of the incredible Songs For Luca double album compiled by Dave Bainbridge featuring Iona, the band's individual members and related artists--Eden's Bridge, Máire Brennan, Mae McKenna--is now online. The 26-track collection features a number of previously unreleased recordings and is essential listening. An extensive collection of links to related artist reviews is also provided. (20 July 2003)

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  • ATempo "Abismos del Tiempo" Review and Mariela Gonzalez Interview Online! Our latest feature includes a review of the debut album Abismos del Tiempo by ATempo, a new progressive band from Argentina, and our long-awaited exclusive interview with their lead singer Mariela Gonzalez (formerly with Nexus). Photos taken in Buenos Aires at the launch performance are also included. (19 July 2003)

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  • Laura Turner Interview and "Soul Deep" Album Review Online! Our feature includes the first internet review of Laura Turner's album Soul Deep and our candid and in-depth interview with this stunning vocalist. The album's street date is August 5, 2003 but you can listen to the tracks in the meantime at the label's website following links within the article. (18 July 2003)

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  • Review of Eva Cassidy's "American Tune" Album Now Online! Although she passed away in 1996, her recordings continue to emerge. A review of the latest release by Eva Cassidy entitled American Tune by correspondent Steven Digman is now online. (15 July 2003)

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  • Jennifer Terran's The Musician Review Now Online! Read a new review of Jennifer Terran's album The Musician contributed by Mermaid Kiss vocalist Evelyn Downing. (11 July 2003)

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  • Delerium Chimera and Margaret Far Daytrip Reviews Online! Two new related reviews have been added to our digest. Check out our review of Delerium's latest album Chimera with contributions from eight different female vocalists including Margaret Far whose album Daytrip has also been reviewed. (05 July 2003)

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  • June 2003

  • May and June Digests Now Online! Check out all the new reviews in our digest. The May digest includes reviews of material by Star One, Mary Fahl, Magdalen Hsu-Li, Mary Black, Julia Jenkins, All About Eve, Pineforest Crunch, Jenny Morris, Jay Aston, Rose Kemp, Gina Dootson and Luc Marianni.The June digest includes reviews of albums by Sarah Brightman, Mary Fahl, Dor Lata, Capercaillie, Grace Griffith, Arte.fa(t, Michelle Branch, Heidi Vincent, Cantamus, Aoife, Rick Wakeman and Jadis. (29 June 2003)

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  • Maxim Schram Artefact Reviews Online! Our reviews of Maxim Schram's Precious Things and One Of A Kind Artefact CDs are now online. Although recorded two years apart with two different vocalists and styles, listeners will recognise Maxim's touch across them both. (28 June 2003)

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  • New Grace Griffith Album Sands Of Time Reviewed! Although relatively unknown by many, Grace Griffith is the singer / songwriter that discovered Eva Cassidy (review) and bringing her work to vast critical acclaim. Two earlier Grace Griffith album reviews, a recent interview with the artist and our review of Grace's latest album, Sands Of Time, are all now on line. (27 June 2003)

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  • Dor Lata Interview and Album Review Online! Discovered during our review of Love Her Madly (review) with her contribution of "The Spy," you can now read our exclusive interview with Dor Lata and review of her debut album Different Life. (22 June 2003)

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  • Lori Hawk Album Reviews And Interview Now Online! Our latest feature includes reviews of Lori Hawk's two stunning albums Where Is The Balance and the all-new Alive In This Dream as well as an in-depth and exclusive interview. Fans of Tori Amos, Rachael Sage, Michelle Young and Kate Bush are certain to be drawn to Lori's music. [use the link below to comment on this entry] (15 June 2003)

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  • Mary Fahl Album Reviews Now Online! Our review of the long-awaited solo album by Mary Fahl is now online. Updates to our review of The Guys and our review of Gods & Generals soundtracks are also online. (15 June 2003)

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  • Michelle Branch The Spirit Room Album Review Online Better late than never our review of Michelle Branch's album The Spirit Room is finally online. With her new album Hotel Paler due out in only a few weeks time, it's a great opportunity for our visitors to catch up reading about her previous release. (07 June 2003)

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  • New Sarah Brightman Album Review Online Our initial review of Sarah Brightman's new album Harem is now online. Like her prior recordings, the album has tracks that range from all-new, to covers, unique interpretation of classics and updated treatments of earlier favourites. (07 June 2003)

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  • Mostly Autumn Passengers Reviews Online! Read our new feature on Mostly Autumn's latest album Passengers. A pre-release review by official band photographer Chris Walkden begins the article. The band's live performance of the new material and the album are then reviewed by correspondent Stephen Lambe. (06 June 2003)

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  • Lunascape Remotions DVD Review Added To Online Feature! A comprehensive review of the Lunascape DVD Remotions has been added to our earlier feature that reviews their debut album Reflecting Seyelence and contains an interview with the artists. (01 June 2003)

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  • Preview Track From Delerium's Forthcoming Chimera Album! Nettwerk has provided our visitors a full length version of "After All," performed by Jael (from Lunik) on Delerium's forthcoming album Chimera. The album features stunning vocal work by Kristy Thirsk, Zoe Johnston, Margaret Far, Leigh Nash, Nerina Pallot, Rachel Fuller, Sultana, Rani and Julee Cruise and will be released on 24 June 2003! (01 June 2003)

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  • May 2003

  • Mermaid Kiss Album Review and Exclusive Interview Now Online! We caught up with Mermaid Kiss artists Evelyn Downing and Jamie Field on 11 March 2003 near Hereford, England to discuss their latest project. Our feature reviews this stunning project and includes an indepth and exclusive interview with Evelyn, Jamie and third band member Andrew Garman. Exclusive photographs of the artists are also included. (30 May 2003)

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  • Confuzion Concert Review and Band Interview Online! Our review of Confuzion's live performance at The Barfly in Cardiff on 12 May 2003, photos of the band and an exclusive interview with the band by correspondent Stephen Lambe is online in this feature article. (26 May 2003)

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  • Cantamus Aurora and Heidi Vincent This Time (Demo) Reviews Online! Our review of the Cantamus album Aurora, written by the award-winning UK composer Sarah Class, is now online. The classical crossover choral album is certain to appeal to fans of Adiemus, Emma Shapplin and Izzy who have all been reviewed extensively at Musical Discoveries previously.Produced by Vic Levak (Balligomingo), Heidi Vincent's new album This Time is about to delight listeners worldwide. Our review of the three-track demo recording is presently online. (24 May 2003)

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  • Chandeen Echoes Review And Exclusive Interview Now Online! Read our review of Echoes, the latest album by heavenly vocals band Chandeen. It incorporates an exclusive interview with Antje Schulz and Harald Löwy and can be found in this all new feature. (24 May 2003)

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  • Our Interview With Julie From Without Face Now Online! An exclusive interview with Julie, the stunning (and former) lead vocalist of the Hungarian progressive metal band Without Face is now online. Our review of the band's latest release Astromicon is published in the digest.
    (24 May 2003)

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  • Mermaid Kiss Album Review and Exclusive Interview Now Online! We caught up with Mermaid Kiss artists Evelyn Downing and Jamie Field on 11 March 2003 near Hereford, England to discuss their latest project. Our feature reviews this stunning project and includes an indepth and exclusive interview with Evelyn, Jamie and third band member Andrew Garman. (22 May 2003)

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  • Four New Mini-Features Online! Steven Digman's album review and exclusive interview with Mary Black is online in this mini-feature. Get a unique insight into the artist's background and feelings about songwriting in this article. His Fire album review and recent interview with Magdalen Hsu-Li is also online in another mini-feature. Read about the formation of her label ChickPop Records!John Morley's review of the new album Fanatic and recent live performance of Jadis at The Brook in Southampton is included in this mini-feature. His review of Rick Wakeman's latest album Out There and live performance with the English Rock Ensemble at the Ashcroft Theatre in Croydon is published in this mini-feature.John Morley's review of Magenta performing live on 02 May 2003 has been added to his review of the band's performance in Wales earlier this year. Click here to access it. (11 May 2003)

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  • Capercaillie's Choice Language Review Now Online! Our review of Choice Language, the latest album by Celtic supergroup Capercaillie featuring vocalist Karen Matheson, is now online. (11 May 2003)

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  • Julia Jenkins and Aiofe Ferry Album Reviews Now Online! Our review of Julia Jenkins' debut album Shine is now online. Julia is supported by almost the entire Mostly Autumn lineup as guests in various combinations and Iona's Troy Donockley also makes a guest appearance on the album.Our review of Aiofe Ni Fhearraigh's new album The Turning of the Tide is also online. Supported by an array of well-known guests, this album is certain to appeal to Enya and Clannad enthusiaists. (11 May 2003)

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  • October Project Interview Online! In conjunction with our review of their new EP Different Eyes, we have published an exclusive interview with October Project. Here you can learn more about the songs and read candid comments by Emil Adler, Marina Belica and Julie Flanders. (07 May 2003)

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  • All About Eve Cinemesonic DVD and Concert Review Online! Our review of Cinemasonic, the debut DVD by All About Eve recorded in May 2002 contributed by correspondent Stephen Lambe, is now online. His review of the band's headline live performance at The Limelight Club in Crewe on 26 April 2003 with Karnataka in support (review) is also included. (04 May 2003)

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  • Caroline Lavelle Brilliant Midnight Feature Updated! Caroline Lavelle's release of Brilliant Midnight 2.0 on Ringing Tree Records includes three new tracks and an alternative sequence to the original 2001 version. Our feature has been updated with a review of the new version and the results of a recent interview with Caroline by correspondent Justin Elswick. (04 May 2003)

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  • Delicate Flame Of Desire Tour Review/Interview Updated! Our exclusive and in-depth interview with Karnataka members Rachel Jones, Jonathan Edwards and Ian Jones accompanies our reviews of their live performances on 28 March 2003 at The Brook in Southampton and on 20 April 2003 at The Limelight Club in Crewe in this all-new feature. Stunning photos taken by the band's official photographer Chris Walkden are included. (03 May 2003)

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  • Pineforest Crunch Review and Gina Dootson Interview Online! Our review of Panaramenko, the latest album from Sweden's Pineforest Crunch, is now online. The review was contributed by correspondent Stephen Lambe.An exclusive interview with singer songwriter Gina Dootson is also online. This is a unique opportunity for enthusiasts to read about the artist's background as well as her outlook to the future. Photographs by Chris Walkden are included! (03 May 2003)

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  • April 2003

  • Rose Kemp, Jay Aston, Jenny Morris and Thea Gilmore Album Reviews Online! Our review of Glance, the debut album by singer songwriter Rose Kemp--daughter of Maddy Prior and Rick Kemp--is now available. Also our review of Alive And Well, the debut album by singer songwriter Jay Aston, former lead singer of 1981 Eurovision Song Contest winners Bucks Fizz, is online.Stephen Lambe's retrospective on the career of Australian singer songwriter Jenny Morris and review of her most recent album Hit & Myth is now online. Our review of Songs From The Gutter, the fifth album by singer songwriter Thea Gilmore, including a bonus CD of rarities is still under construction. (19 April 2003)

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  • Star One Live On Earth DVD/CD Special Edition Set Review Online! Our review of Arjen Anthony Lucassen's latest Star One project--with material spanning his Ayreon and Star One albums--is now online. Available either as a two-CD or two-CD-plus-DVD set, it is entitled Live On Earth. The DVD includes a variety of bonus material not included in the two-CD set. (19 April 2003)

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  • Luc Marianni's Seltae Beat Up And Down Review Now Online! Our review of Up And Down, an epic progressive rock album by Luc Marianni's Seltae Beat, is now online. The album features Marianni's compositions and the stunning vocal work of Caroline Crozat. A feature article reviewing the singer's other work and an interview with her is under construction. (17 April 2003)

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  • Gina Dootson's Edge On EP Review Now Online! The latest offering from Classic Rock Society Best Solo Artist Gina Dootson is an EP entitled Edge On. Our review of it is now online. (13 April 2003)

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  • Edenbridge Aphelion Review Online / Feature Updated! Read our review of Edenbridge's third album Aphelion featuring the stunning vocal work of Sabine Edelsbacher. Our Edenbridge feature article has also been updated with a new interview, the latest lineup information and new photographs. (13 April 2003)

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  • PFM Live At The Mean Fiddler Review Online! John Morley's review of the Italian progressive band Premiata Forneria Marconi (PFM) performing live at London's Mean Fiddler on 4 April 2003 is now online. John is becoming one of the regular contributor to Musical Discoveries and this review should be welcomed by our visitors. (13 April 2003)

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  • Spektrum Album Review Online! Attention Genesis, Yes and Magenta enthusiasts: our review of the debut self-titled album by Swedish progressive super-group Spektrum including lead vocalist Lizette von Panajott is now online. Check it out. (13 April 2003)

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  • Sleeping Giant Embers EP Review and Updated Interview Online! A review of the new Sleeping Giant EP "Embers" has been added to our feature. We have also included a new interview with Dave Foster following the band's recent performance with Karntataka in Aylesbury. (13 April 2003)

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  • Classic Genesis Tribute Seconds Out Live At The Tralf Review Now Online! We are pleased to present a brief review of the Live At The Tralf two-CD set by the classic Genesis tribute band Seconds Out produced by Envision's keyboard player Matt Riddle. (06 April 2003)

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  • New October Project Different Eyes EP Review Online! Our review of the latest release by October Project--a six-track EP entitled Different Eyes--is now online. The band have announced plans for a full-length album including David Sabatino and Urbano Sanchez. Our interview with October Project--Marina Belica, Julie Flanders and Emil Adler--will be published soon. (05 April 2003)

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  • Without Face Astronomicon, Confuzion Opposition and Collide Some Kind Of Strange Reviews Online! Our review of the second album by Hungary's melodic metal band Without Face entitled Astronomicon is now online. Featuring both male (András) and female (Julie) vocals and rich instrumental arrangements, the album will certainly appeal to Lacuna Coil and Evanescence fans! Our review of the debut album by the Reading, England-based Confuzion entitled Opposition is now online. Fronted by stunning female vocalist 21-year old Emma Pook, the band's material will draw Tracy Hitchings, Boa and Quecia enthusiasts. Remarks on their first single "Reasons" are also included.Our review of the latest album by California-based Collide entitled Some Kind Of Strange is now online. With stunning vocal work provided by kaRIN, the album is certain to appeal to Balligomingo, Conjure One and Delerium enthusiasts. Brief comments on Collide's previous album Chasing The Ghost are also provided. (05 April 2003)

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  • Lullacry Crucify My Heart and Tanja Interview Online! Our review of the latest album from Finland's atmostpheric metal group Lullacry is accompanied by an exclusive interview with Tanja, the band's new vocalist. (05 April 2003)

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  • March 2003

  • Delicate Flame Of Desire Tour Concert Reviews And Interview Now Online! Our exclusive and in-depth interview with Karnataka members Rachel Jones, Jonathan Edwards and Ian Jones accompanies our reviews of their live performances on 28 March 2003 at The Brook in Southampton and on 20 April 2003 at The Limelight Club in Crewe in this all-new feature. Photos taken by the band's official photographer Chris Walkden are included. (30 March 2003)

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  • Llewellyn Sacred Circles Review and Interview Online! Our review of Llewellyn's album Sacred Circles is now online. Read exclusive artist insights and learn more about his work with Juliana in our exclusive interview. (30 March 2003)

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  • Bel Canto Reviews and Anneli Drecker Interview Now Online! Our brand new feature reviews the entire recorded output Norway's Bel Canto including Birds Of Passage, White-Out Condition, Magic Box, Rush albums as well as the albums Shimmering, Warm & Bright, Retrospect and Dorothy's Victory. The article also includes an exclusive and in-depth interview with the group's stunning lead vocalist Anneli Drecker. (23 March 2003)

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  • Sam Holmes, Enya, Twila Paris and Paige 23 Reviews Online! In the run up to yet another digest, our review of a three-track demo EP by Britain's Sam Holmes, another review of the latest four CD box set by Enya entitled Only Time: The Collection and a review of the retrospective album by Twila Paris entitled House Of Worship are online. We have also published a review of the second stunning album by New York-based Paige 23 entitled Let Yourself Fall. (14 March 2003)

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  • Michelle Young "Song Of The Siren" To Be Re-pressed! We are very pleased to announce that featured artist Michelle Young (reviews) is scheduling a re-issue of her stunning debut album Song Of The Siren. Visitors that enjoy the voice of Kate Bush are certain to be delighted with Michelle's recordings. (13 March 2003)

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  • Musical Discoveries Collaborates With XM Radio In North America! Program director Ben Smith of XM Satellite Radio and Musical Discoveries have found common interests in progressive, contemporary and crossover music featuring female vocalists. In the months ahead our readers will want to stay tuned to XM Satellite Radio in North America to hear music reviewed at Musical Discoveries! (09 March 2003)

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  • Joseph Voncken's Photographs Featured at Musical Discoveries! Gifted Dutch photographer Joseph Voncken has a unique talent for capturing stunning images of female vocalists. The initial version of our evolving feature of his work includes photographs of Anouk, Sharon den Adel (Within Temptation), Floor Jansen (After Forever), Dilana Smith, Heather Nova and many other vocalists. (09 March 2003)

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  • February Digest Now Online! Although the individual reviews have been available for some time, the first full edition of our digest of 2003 is now online. It includes twelve reviews of albums from a wide variety of genres. Frequent visitors will also notice a refresh of Musical Discoveries' front page. (09 March 2003)

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  • Jylt and Chantal Kreviazuk Album Reviews Now Online! In the run up to yet another edition of our digest, we have posted a review of the new three-track single by the rapidly emerging Welsh rock band Jylt featuring the vocal work of Sarah Howells. Our review of Chantal Kreviazuk's stunning third album What If It All Means Somthing is also now online. (09 March 2003)

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  • February 2003

  • Blackmore's Night Feature Updated With Review Of Past Times With Good Company! Our feature article on Blackmore's Night, which previously has included reviews of the band's studio recordings and an interview with Candice Night, has been updated with a review of the group's double live album Past Times With Good Company recently released in North America on SPV. A review of Candice Night's new studio album will be published as soon as we obtain our copy! (17 February 2003)

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  • Mysterkah Fresq Album Review and Yleah White Interview Now Online! Our review of Fresq, the debut album by French progressive rock band Mysterkah, is accompanied by an indepth and exclusive interview with their lead singer and keyboard player Yleah White in this all-new feature. Check it out! (16 February 2003)

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  • Evelyn Downing, Jamie Field and Mermaid Kiss Feature Now Online! Their song "Summer's Almost Gone" on Love Her Madly (review) was the inspiration to explore Evelyn Downing's recordings further. Read our latest feature article that reviews Shine and Electric CDs and demo tracks from the artist's new group Mermaid Kiss. An exclusive and indepth interview with Evelyn and Jamie is also included. (16 February 2003)

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  • Magenta Concert Review Online! John Morley's review of the Magenta's live performance of 31 January 2003 is now online. Our Magenta feature has been updated with a link to it and in preparation for our review of the band's forthcoming album Seven. (09 February 2003)

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  • Arrakeen, Bonnie Tyler and How Many Sisters Album Reviews Online! Our review of Bonnie Tyler's new album Heart & Soul: 13 Rock Classics is also online. The album will be released in Europe and North America in the coming weeks. In addition to a new review of Stolen Moments by the Finnish jazz trio How Many Sisters?, two classic progressive rock albums by the French band Arrakeen are also reviewed. (02 February 2003)

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  • Evanescence, Carolyn Leonhart, Janna Long, Soniq Theater and Nanyana Album Reviews Online! In the run up to publishing our first digest of 2003, reviews of albums by several emerging artists have been posted onto the site. Our review the debut album Origin by Evanescence, a rapidly emerging band from Little Rock, Arkansas featuring lead singer Amy Lee will reveal similarities to both Lacuna Coil (review) and Brave (review). Their second album Fallen, due for release on 4 March 2003, is scheduled for review. Our interview with the group is being arranged.Check out our review of jazz singer Carolyn Leonhart's album Steal The Moon, our review of the debut self-titled album by urban/pop/gospel singer Janna Long and our review of the progressive instrumental follow-up A Second Of Action by Soniq Theater. Our review of Nanyana's debut album will reveal material of certain appeal to fans of November project. The review was prepared on the wedding day of the singer and the band's guitarist! (02 February 2003)

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  • January 2003

  • Fanni Völgyessy Szmor Feature Updated! We have given our Fanni Völgyessy Szmor feature a complete makeover. An all-new interview with the artist has been added to the site and the page has improved with scans of the original photos used on the cover of the artist's debut solo album and been brought up to current site design standards. (29 January 2003)

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  • Anúna Interview And Album Review Online! An extensive interview with director Michael McGlynn and vocalists Lucy Champion and Lynn Hilary conducted during 2002 accompanies our reviews of Anúna albums Essential Anúna, Cynara and Anúna 2002 in this new feature. Recent photographs of the choir are also included in the article. (26 January 2003)

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  • Gods And Generals Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Review Online! The original soundtrack for the forthcoming motion picture Gods And Generals includes a new track by Mary Fahl (formerly October Project) and another by Bob Dylan in addition to seventeen vast instrumental numbers. Read our exclusive review of the new tracks and the Celtic-themed orchestral material and follow links from the review to other special online features! The limited special edition of the album sold from 4 February includes a bonus DVD with Mary Fahl and Bob Dylan music videos as well as five deleted scenes from the motion picture. (25 January 2003)

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  • Love Her Madly Review Now Online! Love Her Madly - New Women Artists Cover The Doors is a new 19-track compilation of Doors cover tracks by established and emerging female vocalists including Rachael Sage and Bernadette McCallion. Our review is now online! (24 January 2003)

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  • Stable Again! Our editorial staff apologises to visitors, artists, management and labels for the site outage from 1700 18 January through 1300 19 January and the various changes the site has undergone since. Our ISP assures us that the technical difficulties that plagued our staff the past several days have finally been conquered.The outage has further impacted our writing schedule and the creation of new content for the site. With recovery now behind us, visitors can expect to see new content emerging in the next few days. (22 January 2003)

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  • Kayanis Synethesis Review Online! Our review of the latest album by the Polish progressive artist Kayanis entitled Synethesis is now online. The album is certain to appeal to progressive classical crossover fans, especially those that enjoy Adiemus. (22 January 2003)

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  • Sarah Lentz Feature Now Online! Our reviews of Sarah Lentz' albums No Going Home and Everything's All Right are now online. The feature includes photos of the New York-based singer songwriter and a comprehensive interview. (22 January 2003)

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  • December Digest Online! The December installment of the digest headlines with a review of featured artist Fanni Völgyessy Szmor's album accompanied by musicians from After Crying that includes a book of her poetry and photos of the artist. Our review of the instrumental album by Marina Belica (October Project) one sky is another highlight of this edition.Our review of a demo CD by Sentiment, an emerging Nightwish/Edenbridge-style band from Finland is accompanied by an interview conducted by Scandinavian Bureau Chief Mauri Osterholm. Album reviews of material by singer songwriters Norah Jones, Vienna Teng and alternative artists Project Winterhaven and our review of the now rare November Project EP are all included.Visitors will also find a review of the latest album by Rachel and Common Ground and an EP featuring her vocals in a new collaboration with Oliver Wakeman from their forthcoming album Anam Cara. Also check out the review of the new album by Rajaton and another of the latest from Grace Griffith, accompanied by our exclusive interview with the singer songwriter.
    (22 January 2003)

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  • After Forever, Nightwish and Within Temptation Features Updated! Our After Forever feature has been updated to include a review of their new EP "Monolith Of Doubt." The band will release a mini-album later this year and a full length album in 2004.Our Nightwish feature has been revised to include a review of the new EP/mini-DVD "Bless The Child." A new DVD is scheduled for release this spring.Our Within Temptation feature is updated with reviews of their new Mother Earth Tour double-DVD/CD box set and "Mother Earth" EP. The article features photographs by Joseph Voncken. (22 January 2003)

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  • Turquoise Album Review and Interview Now Online! Our review of an emerging progressive band from Poland called Turquoise incorporates an interview with and photos of the group. Return soon to read our review of their forthcoming second album! (22 January 2003)

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  • November 2002

  • October-November Digest Now Online! Another eclectic edition of our digest is now online. Here you will find reviews of albums by singer songwriters including Nichole Nordeman, Sarah Fimm, Shana Morrison and the duo Two Loons For Tea. Check out our reviews of the latest Celtic-oriented albums by Sinéad O'Connor and another by Méav Ni Mhaolchatha which also includes an exclusive interview. We were completely blown over by the latest from symphonic progressive band Glass Hammer as our review clearly demonstrates. Classical crossover reviews include the latest album from Izzy and the debut album by dance-classical crossover Operatica. We're pleased to present a review of new material by One Window featuring former Fula vocalist Zoe Stafford and our exclusive interview with her. Reviews of the debut album by UK-USA hybrid Lazerous Syndrome and both albums by The Dreaming are also included.Take a peek into what's coming next month. Reviews of November Project's A Thousand Days EP (here) and forthcoming album by Finland's Nightwish-Edenbridge styled Sentiment (here) are already online. A preview of Carolyn Leonhart's solo album is also under construction (here). Our review of one sky, a stunning new instrumental album by October Project vocalist Marina Belica, is also available online. (09 November 2002)

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  • Karnataka's Delicate Flame Of Desire Album Review Now Online! The very first review of Karnataka's third and all-new album Delicate Flame Of Desire is now online! The review incorporates photographs by Chris Walkden. Keen listeners should visit the band's website to download mp3 segments of several of the new tracks. The album is available via the internet from 23 November 2002 and is generally available in shops from January 2003! (09 November 2002)

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  • White Willow Concert Review and Interview Now Online! Our frequent correspondent Stephen Lambe's review of the White Willow concert in Verviers, Belgium in September 2002 is accompanied by an interview with guitarist Jacob Holm-Lupo in this all new article. Photographs from the band's live performance are also included. (09 November 2002)

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  • Lacuna Coil Feature Updated! Our extensive Lacuna Coil feature, including an indepth interview with vocalist Cristina Scabbia, has been updated to incorporate new photographs and our review of the band's new album Comalies. (09 November 2002)

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  • Lacuna Coil At The London Astoria Concert Review Online! Our review of Lacuna Coil's live performance at The London Astoria on October 31, 2002 is now online. The review incorporates a stunning selection of studio shots taken by Doralba Picerna and concert photos taken by Rudy De Doncker. (03 November 2002)

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  • Classic Rock Fesival (USA) 2002 Review Updated! Our review of the Classic Rock Festival at the Patriots Theater in Trenton, New Jersey on 05-06 October 2002 has been updated with a series of incredible photos by Chris Walkden. The festival included the first American performances by Karnataka and Mostly Autumn whose recordings and live performances have both been reviewed at Musical Discoveries in the past.
    (03 November 2002)

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  • October 2002

  • Review of Iona's Headline Live Performance at Rotherham Rocks Now Online! Our review of Iona's headline live performance at Rotherham Rocks is now online. With reviews of the band's live performances and recordings at Musical Discoveries dating back to our Iona concert review in February 1997, Iona and their stunning lead vocalist Joanne Hogg may now be found in our featured artist page. We have incorporated further comments from correspondent Stephen Lambe as well as stunning photographs from Chris Walkden. (27 October 2002)

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  • New Mostly Autumn Live Performance Review Now Online! Our review of Mostly Autumn live at The Boardwalk in Sheffield, England is now online. Chris Walkden's official Mostly Autumn photos taken at the gig are included. (27 October 2002)

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  • Quecia Concert Review Online! Our review of Quecia's live performance at the Classic Rock Society Rotherham Rocks festival is now online. We have incorporated further comments from correspondent Stephen Lambe as well as incredible artist photographs taken by Chris Walkden. (27 October 2002)

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  • New Rick Wakeman DVD Reviews Now Online! Correspondent Scott Bassin's reviews of Rick Wakeman's three new DVDs--Journey To The Centre Of The Earth, The Legend: Live in Concert 2000 and Live in Buenos Aires--are now online. (16 October 2002)

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  • October Project and Karnataka Live Performance Review Online! Our review of October Project and Karnataka's unplugged double bill in Soho, NYC on 04 October 2002 is now online. Photos taken by Steven Lowy are included within the review. (12 October 2002)

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  • Classic Rock Fesival (USA) 2002 Review Now Online! Our review of the Classic Rock Festival at the Patriots Theater in Trenton, New Jersey on 05-06 October 2002 is now online. The festival included the first American performances by Karnataka and Mostly Autumn whose recordings and live performances have both been reviewed at Musical Discoveries in the past. This new article includes reviews of live performances by Asia, Focus, Nektar and Uriah Heep. Photos by Chris Walkden, whose incredible work has also been incorporated into our reviews previously, will be incorporated soon. (12 October 2002)

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  • BootLegs Review Added To Kristy Thirsk Digest! An all new review of Kristy Thirsk's BootLegs CD has been added to our digest. While the CD is no longer generally available, it will clearly whet the appetite for Kristy's forthcoming album due out before the end of 2002! (09 October 2002)

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  • September 2002

  • Méav Ni Mhaolchatha Album Review and Interview Now Online! Our review of Méav's new album Silver Sea is joined by a brand new and indepth interview with the vocalist. Interested visitors should also browser our review of her debut self-titled album. (30 September 2002)

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  • New Aeone Album Review and Interview Now Online! An all new feature reviews Aeone's new album Point Of Faith, her contributions to the Mists Of Avalon motion picture soundtrack and incorporates an extensive interview updating readers on developments since her debut album The Woman's Touch. Visitors should also browse our first Aeone feature; it incorporates reviews of her earlier recordings and an interview we conducted with the artist in 2000. (30 September 2002)

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  • Iona The River Flows Anthology Box Set Review Now Online Our review of Iona's The River Flows Anthology Volume 1 box set is now online. A few additional photos are incorporated to give our readers a taste of the 60-page booklet that accompanies the four CDs. (22 September 2002)

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  • Boa Concert Review Online! Our review of Boa's live performance at the London Apollo Hammersmith on 20 September supporting Bad Company is now online. British enthusiasts should make every attempt to catch the band on this tour! Our review of their debut album Twilight is also online! (22 September 2002)

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  • Rhys Fulber and Chemda Interviews Added To Conjure One Review! Delerium and Conjure One enthusiasts will enjoy reading our interviews with Rhys Fulber and vocalist Chemda which are linked to from our review of his Conjure One project. The Rhys Fulber and Chemda interviews can also be viewed directly. (22 September 2002)

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  • September Digest Now Online! Twelve more reviews are included in this month's digest. Reviews of new albums by emerging singer songwriters Vanessa Carlton, Martina Sorbera, Avril Lavigne and Eva Turkoni are accompanied by a greatest (West End) hits album by Sarah Brightman. Our review of the new album by Delerium's Rhys Fulber entitled Conjure One which includes vocal work by Sinead O'Connor, Marie-Claire D'Ubaldo, Poe and Chemda is contrasted by another by Frou Frou, a new project fronted by singer Imogen Head.We also review the new album Comalies by Lacuna Coil, Assembly by Theatre Of Tragedy and a double live album by the Yes cover band Envision, fronted by lead singer Melissa Riddle. The digest also includes Fula's album Kissing Trees featuring their former vocalist Nadeen Plant and a tremendous Celtic various artist compilation entitled The Future Sounds Of Gaeldom. (14 September 2002)

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  • Hungry Lucy Interview and Music Review Online! An exclusive interview with Hungry Lucy artists Christa Belle and War-N has been incorporated into our review of their debut album Apparitions and sneak preview of their forthcoming album Glo in this new feature. (14 September 2002)

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  • Eimear Quinn Interview Now Online! A link to our in-depth interview with singer songwriter and Eurovision Song Contest winner Eimear Quinn has been added to our feature article on her work. The interview can also be accessed directly. With the widespread release of Through The Lens Of A Tear, it's a great time for this update! (10 September 2002)

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  • Envision Live At The Tralf Review Online! In the run up to their first album of original material, we are pleased to present a review of Envision's two-CD live set Live At The Tralf. Fronted by their stunning vocalist Melissa Riddle, the band's incredible renditions of classic tunes are certain to delight Yes and female vocalist enthusiasts alike. (01 September 2002)

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  • Arabesque Feature Article Updated! Our feature on the two-female vocalist progressive band Arabesque has been updated with new photographs and a review of their debut ten-track album on Finland's Lion Music label entitled The Union. (01 September 2002)

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  • August 2002

  • Vanessa Carlton and Avril Lavigne Album Reviews Online! Two of the reviews from our September digest are now online. Interested visitors will want to read our review of Avril Lavigne's album Let Go and our review of Vanessa Carlton's Be Not Nobody. (26 August 2002)

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  • Grey Eye Glances Interview and A Little Voodoo Album Review Online! An indepth interview with Grey Eye Glances 'Jennifer Nobel, Dwayne Keith and Eric O'Dell joins our review of the group's new album A Little Voodoo in this feature. (25 August 2002)

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  • Karnataka and Mostly Autumn Confirmed for Trenton, NJ Live Performance! Classic Rock Legends proudly presents Karnataka and Mostly Autumn at the US Classic Rock Festival being held at the Patriot's Theater, Trenton, NJ on October 5-6, 2002. With the release of Karnataka's stunning new album imminent this is an event that you won't want to miss. It is Karnataka's first US appearance and their show has been stepped up since the release of their DVD and is now even more in line with the sound of their new CD. You can find a comprehensive DVD review and interview here and a review of a recent live performance here.On Saturday October 5th the running order is Mostly Autumn (2PM), Asia (5PM) and Uriah Heep-electric (9:30PM). On Sunday October 6th the day opens with Karnataka (1PM) and continues with Focus (4PM), Nektar (7PM) concluding with Uriah Heep-acoustic (9PM). Further details are available here. If you can't make the concert, be sure to return here afterwards for photos, artist interviews and reviews of the US Classic Rock Festival 2002! (23 August 2002)

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  • Our 2002 Yes Feature Article Now Online! In celebration of the 2002 Yes tour with returning artist Rick Wakeman, we are pleased to present an all-new feature article with reviews of the 5-CD box set In A Word (1969 - ), the Yes Symphonic Live 2-DVD set and an exclusive review of the band's live performance at Jones Beach on 3 August 2002. (11 August 2002)

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  • Within Temptation and After Forever Features Updated! Our Within Temptation feature has been updated with reviews of the band's 2002 "Our Farewell" single, "Mother Earth" mini-DVD and several recent artist photographs provided exclusively to us by Joseph Voncken.The After Forever feature is updated with a review of their 2002 "Emphasis" b/w "Who Wants To Live Forever" single and further artist photographs again provided exclusively to us by Joseph Voncken. (11 August 2002)

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  • August Album Review Digest Online! The August edition of our Album Review Digest contains a dozen reviews with material spanning classical crossover, progressive rock, alternative singer songwriter and contemporary celtic and world. Read reviews of new albums by Sasha Lazard, Filippa Giordano and Operatica as well as others by October Project, Boa, Skeem and Par Lindh Project. Reviews of the latest recordings by Melbourne and Watsonville Patio, The Corrs, Mediaeval Baebes and the most comprehensive Clannad compilation are also included.A special edition of our Digest reviews albums featuring the vocal work of singer songwriter Kristy Thirsk and includes her work with Rose Chronicles, Delerium and various other projects. Check it out! (10 August 2002)

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  • Sasha Lazard Interview and Photos Online! An insightful interview with stunning classical crossover artist Sasha Lazard is now online and available from a link within our review of her Billboard chart topping album The Myth Of Red. (06 August 2002)

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  • Chandeen Bikes And Pyramids Review and Interview Feature Online! Our exslusive interview with Chandeen's Antje Schulz, Stephanie Härich and Harald Löwy is combined with reviews of their new album Bikes and Pyramids and new maxi "My World Depends On You." A brief band history and artist photos are also included in this feature. (04 August 2002)

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  • Vic Levak Interview Now Online! A link to our exclusive and in-depth interview with Balligomingo producer Vic Levak has been added to our feature. It may also be accessed from the "Women Of Balligomingo" digest. (04 August 2002)

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  • July 2002

  • Music Licensing Tips Online! Up and coming artists will want to check out Kenny Love's and Gregory Scott Johnson's tips on Music Licensing in this new article. (21 July 2002)

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  • Brave Album Review and Michelle Loose Interview Now Online! Our review of Brave's new album Searching for the Sun is combined with an exclusive interview with their lead vocalist Michelle Loose in this new feature. A great album in all respects, the band have grown significantly since their Arise From Thorns (feature) days. (21 July 2002)

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  • Karnataka / Sleeping Giant Concert Review Online! Our review of Karnataka's stepped up live performance at the Limelight Theatre in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England on 13 July 2002 with special guest Sleeping Giant (feature) is now online. Photos incorporated in the article were taken by Chris Walkden a couple of weeks later! (20 July 2002)

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  • Lunascape Feature Completed! Our exclusive interview with Lunascape's artists and review of their stunning album Reflecting Seyelence is embodied in this newly revised feature. Check it out! (20 July 2002)

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  • More Reviews and Features! August promises to be an exciting month for new reviews. Twelve new entried will be posted into the digest and the first four are already online. Check out our review of A Magical Gathering--The Clannad Anthology, our review of Skeem's self-titled album, our Par Lindh Project Live In Iceland review and our review of Melbourne's Night Star. Our review of Sasha Lazard's The Myth Of Red is also online.Reviews of albums by The Corrs, Delight, Filippa Giordano, The Mediaeval Baebes, Watsonville Patio and several others will complete the August digest.July and August band-oriented features with in-depth interviews will include Brave (formerly Arise From Thorns--feature), Cyan (from the Magenta team--feature), Chandeen (Spacerider review), Grey Eye Glances (If I Was review) and Yes' new box set and DVD (In Concert-1998 review | Symphonic Tour review). (06 July 2002)

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  • The Women of Balligomingo Digest Special Edition Now Online! This special edition of our digest--published just three weeks after the release of Balligomingo's Beneath The Surface (feature)--presents twelve reviews of further recordings by the album's stunning vocalists. Read reviews of the solo albums by Beverley Staunton, Jody Quine, Jennifer Hershman (Chic P), Colleen Coadic and Camille Miller. We also review Kristy Thirsk's work with Rose Chronicles and Delerium. Links to our interviews with each of the singers are also provided.Click here to view the July 2002 album review digest. (04 July 2002)

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  • July Album Review Digest Now Online! The first July Album Review Digest is now online. Our review of Emma Shapplin's new album Etterna is in the headline position. Reviews of Capercaillie's Live In Concert and the complimentary Karen Matheson album Time To Fall show a sharp contrast to Century Child by Nightwish featuring the vocal work of Tarja Turunen and Arjen Anthony Lucassen's Star One-Space Metal with vocal work by After Forever's Floor Jansen.The digest continues with reviews of the new Rachael Sage album Illusion's Carnival, Angelwing's Nymphaeum and the new age compilation of Musical Discoveries favourites entitled A Woman's Voice. The digest concludes with reviews of Donatella's album Under The Moon, Lyn Leon's Glass Lounge, nakedfeet's fire and Precious Baby by The Silk.Our special edition of the Digest featuring projects by the Balligomingo vocalists will be published very soon. (02 July 2002)

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  • June 2002

  • Capercaillie, The Silk and Naked Feet Reviews Now Online! Further reviews from the forthcoming edition of our July Digest are now online. Our review of Capercaillie's Live In Concert, another review of the mini-CD by The Silk entitled Precious Baby and a review of the EP by nakedfeet entitled fire! are now available. Visit and bookmark our digest index; it has four categories of links that point to each digest review individually. (23 June 2002)

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  • Blackmore's Night "Shadow Of The Moon" Reaches New Heights! Blackmore's Night (feature) album Shadow of the Moon will soon be out of ths world! Kalpana Chawla, is a crewmember aboard the space shuttle mission STS-107 scheduled for lift-off today. Kalpana has requested that the title track be played for the wake up music and will be bringing her Shadow of the Moon CD with her. We wish her and the rest of the shuttle crew a safe and successful journey. (19 June 2002)

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  • Nightwish, Angelwing, A Woman's Voice and Lyn Leon Reviews Online! Our review of the new Nightwish album Century Child has been incorporated into our studio album review feature. Interested visitors may also view the individual album review directly. Three further reviews from the next edition of our digest are online. Read our review of the debut album by jazz-oriented ensemble Lyn Leon entitled Glass Lounge. Renaissance and Enya enthusiasts will want to read our review of Angelwing's stunning album The Nymphaeum.Our review of A Woman's Voice--a retrospective compilation showcasing a veritable bevy of stunning female singers--includes links to earlier reviews of albums by Juliana, Pia, Cara O'Donovon, Sally Oldfield and Wendy Stark.The July edition of the digest will also include reviews of new albums by Emma Shapplin, Rachael Sage, The Silk, Capercaillie, Karen Matheson, Donatella and Naked Feet. A special edition of the digest with twelve reviews of albums featuring the vocalists of Balligomingo--Beverley Staunton, Colleen Codic, Jennifer, Hershman, Jody Quine, Camille Miller and Kristy Thirsk--will be published almost simultaneously. (16 June 2002)

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  • Quecia Album Review and Interview Feature Updated! Our photographically intensive Quecia feature has been updated with the latest images of the band. Two album reviews bracket an exclusive interview with lead vocalist Kirsty McCarrick. (09 June 2002)

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  • Balligomingo Feature Incorporating Interviews With All Vocalists Now Online! Balligomingo's stunning album Beneath The Surface blends electronic, acoustic, trip-hop and world textures with seductive female vocals. In addition to a comprehensive album review, our photographically intensive feature incorporates individual interviews with composer/producer Garrett Schwartz as well as vocalists/co-writers Jennifer Baldwin, Colleen Coadic, Jennifer Hershman, Camille Miller, Jody Quine, Beverley Staunton and Kristy Thirsk. (08 June 2002)

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  • June Digest Now Online! The June edition of our eclectic album review Digest is now online. The digest includes reviews of progressive rock albums by Arion, Projeto Caleidoscopio, Mostly Autumn, Flamborough Head, Quidam and Fula. Progressive metal projects by Nightwish and Rain Fell Within are offset by the new age sound of Paul Schwartz' latest release and the new album by singer songwriter Lisbeth Scott.Our Balligomingo project is complete. The July edition of our Digest will feature reviews of twelve solo and related projects by Balligomingo vocalists. Albums by Beverley Staunton, Colleen Coadic, Jennifer Hershman, Camille Miller, Jody Quine and others featuring Kristy Thirsk will be reviewed. (02 June 2002)

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  • May 2002

  • Projeto Caleidoscopio, Lisbeth Scott, Paul Schwartz, Nightwish and Delerium Reviews Online! In the run up to our next two Digests, reviews of five recordings are now available online individually. Read our review of the second album by Projeto Caleidoscopio, Carroussel and our first internet review of the latest solo album by Lisbeth Scott entitled Dove. You will also want to check out our review of Paul Schwartz' new album Earthbound featuring Lisbeth Scott on vocals and a review the new single by Nightwish entitled "Ever Dream" which includes their unique rendition of "Phantom Of The Opera." Our review of the two-CD album of Delerium remixes entitled Odyssey is also online. (18 May 2002)

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  • Balligomingo "Beneath The Surface" Feature Now Online! Balligomingo's stunning album Beneath The Surface blends electronic, acoustic, trip-hop and world textures with seductive female vocals. In addition to a comprehensive album review, our photographically intensive feature incorporates interviews with composer / producer Garrett Schwartz as well as vocalists / co-writers Jennifer Baldwin, Colleen Coadic, Jennifer Hershman, Camille Miller, Jody Quine, Beverley Staunton and Kristy Thirsk. (13 May 2002)

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  • Reviews of Delerium, Taliesin Orchestra and Seven Reizh Albums Added To Digest! The April edition of Musical Discoveries' digest has been updated with three additional reviews. French progressive celtic / rock Seven Reizh's Strinkadenn is certain to appeal to Clannad and Iona enthusiasts while Enya fans will certainly appreciate the new interpretations of her classics by the Taliesin Orchestra. The digest now concludes with a review of the Odyssey two-CD set of remixes by Delerium, especially in the run-up to the release of Balligomongo's Beneath The Surface (feature - under construction)! (10 May 2002)

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  • Sleeping Giant "Primates" Review and Artist Interview Online! Our Sleeping Giant feature article includes two reviews of Primates, the debut album by the Liverpool-based light progressive rock band Sleeping Giant. It incorporates an interview with their stunning lead singer Charlotte Evans and guitar player Dave Foster and features photographs by Chris Walkden. (08 May 2002)

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  • Karnataka In Concert DVD Review / Interview Feature Online! Recorded at their live performance at London's Mean Fiddler on 27 October 2001, the Karnataka In Concert DVD perfectly captures the stormier side of the band and their well-choreographed stage show. With photographs by Chris Walkden, our all-new feature reviews the recording and contains an in-depth and exclusive interview with the band members covering their history from the very beginning to the present day. (05 May 2002)

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  • Balligomingo To Be Featured At Musical Discoveries! The stunning and long-awaited Beneath The Surface album by Balligomingo blends electronic, acoustic, trip-hop and world textures with seductive female vocals. Our photographically intensive feature will incorporate interviews with composer / producer Garrett Schwartz as well as singers Jennifer Baldwin, Colleen Coadic, Jennifer Hershman, Camille Miller, Jody Quine, Beverley Staunton and Kristy Thirsk. Visit the page now to see their photos. Our updated review of the ensemble's pre-production promo written last June will whet your appetite for more. (04 May 2002)

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  • April 2002

  • Quecia "This Is Where We Are" Review and Kirsty McCarrick Interview Now Online! Two reviews of Quecia's stunning debut album This Is Where We Are are joined their lead vocalist Kirsty McCarrick's very first interview in this all-new feature. Further photographs of the artists will be added to the article soon. (28 April 2002)

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  • April Edition Of Album Review Digest Now Online! The April edition of Musical Discoveries' Album Review Digest includes reviews of recordings by Trippa featuring Rob Reed and Christina Murphy (Magenta), the new album Anthem by Syliva Tosun, a new solo recording by Miriam Stockley entitled Second Nature and Once In A Red Moon by Secret Garden. The progressive rock masterpiece by Seven Reizh Strinkadenn and the latest album of Enya covers by The Taliesin Orchestra entitled Thread Of Time are also reviewed.The Digest also includes reviews of The Fairest Of Moments by the progressive group Synthology and The Hound Of The Baskervilles, the latest project from Clive Nolan and Oliver Wakeman with vocal contributions by Tracy Hitchings and Michelle Young. The Songbird album by Eva Cassidy and new album Hymn To Life by Timo Tolkki featuring a cameo vocal by Within Temptation's Sharon Den Adel are also reviewed. (01 April 2002)

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  • March 2002

  • Secret Garden Once In A Red Moon Review Online! Preview Suvi Kaikkonen's review of the new studio album from Secret Garden entitled Once In A Red Moon for our forthcoming Digest here. Be sure to check out Paul Van Vliet's review of Miriam Stockley's new album Second Nature for our forthcoming Digest here. (29 March 2002)

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  • Helma Sawatzky Interview and Review Feature Online! Reviews of Canadian singer / songwriter Helma Sawatzky's albums Fragile and Seasons of Grace are accompanied by an in-depth interview conducted by correspondent Steven Digman in our latest feature. You can also listen to "Fragile" at our new radio station. (17 March 2002)

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  • Musical Discoveries mp3.com Radio Station / General Update! Encouraged by colleagues at Celestial Voices, Musical Discoveries editors have populated our first internet radio station playlist aimed at providing our visitors with samples of music reviewed (or to be reviewed) here. The station is hosted at mp3.com.After our ISP's upgrade last weekend which caused Musical Discoveries a major outage, we have performed a general cleanup of the site. Some of your old bookmarks associated with the previous Digest structure--prior to the database implementation--may not work but we assure you that all reviews remain online. (16 March 2002)

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  • February 2002

  • Artrosis Artist Interview and Album Reviews Now Online In collaboration with several of the band's American enthusiasts and the artists themselves, we have completed a feature that reviews all of the albums by the renowned female-vocal-fronted gothic metal band Artrosis (Poland). The feature includes an extensive and brand-new interview with their vocalist Medeah and the other band members as well. (23 February 2002)

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  • Beto Vasquez Infinity Album Review / Interview Feature Now Online! Our exclusive and in-depth interviews with our well-known lead vocalists Sabine Edelsbacher (Edenbridge), Candice Night (Blackmore's Night) and Tarja Turunen (Nightwish) and bass player/composer Beto Vasquez have been incorporated into another photographically intensive feature covering the stunning Beto Vasquez Infinity project. Check it out! (23 February 2002)

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  • Rob Reed and Christina Murphy's Trippa and Magenta News! Our review of the Trippa EP by Magenta artists Rob Reed and Christina Murphy--which will headline the next edition of our digest--is now online. With recording completed, Trippa are planning to release a full-length album later this year. Frequent visitors will notice the review has been refreshed--due to a database crash--since original publishing.Magenta (feature) enthusiasts will be pleased to know that the band are making excellent progress on the followup to Revolutions entitled Seven. News at their website indicates another double CD is planned. (03 February 2002)

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  • Edenbridge Feature Now Online An exclusive interview with Edenbridge guitar player Lanvall and lead singer Sabine Edelsbacher has been integrated with reviews of the band's two albums Sunrise In Eden and the recently released Arcana in our latest feature article.Our exclusive and in-depth interviews with lead vocalists Sabine Edelsbacher, Candice Night (Blackmore's Night) and Tarja Turunen (Nightwish) and bass player/composer Beto Vasquez have been incorporated into another photographically intensive feature—currently under construction—covering the stunning Beto Vasquez Infinity project. (02 February 2002)

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  • January 2002

  • Miriam Stockley's Second Nature Reviews Now Online Two all-new reviews of Miriam Stockley's latest solo album Second Nature are now online. Suvi Kaikkonen's version is available here and Paul Van Vliet's version is located here.While you are surfing, read our review of Eva Cassidy's album Songbird which is now online
    here. (20 January 2002)

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  • Magenta Feature Updated! Our feature reviews Magenta's debut double-CD Revolutions and incorporates our exclusive interview with principal artists Rob Reed, Christina Murphy and Steve Reed. Certain to appeal to fans of Renaissance, Yes and Genesis, Revolutions has been named Musical Discoveries "Best Album" of 2001! The update includes artist photographs provided by F2 Music Ltd and links to the band's brand new website.Return to Musical Discoveries for further reviews of Rob Reed's other projects: Trippa (alternative, also with Christina Murphy) and the progressive rock work of Cyan and The Fyreworks. (02 January 2002)

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  • December 2001

  • December Album Review Digest Online! The final edition of our 2001 digest, comprised of a dozen concise reviews, is now available. Our headline review is the second album—entitled Arcana—from Austria's Edenbridge featuring the stunning vocal work of Sabine Edelsbacher. Reviews of albums by Tiger Dragon (Wales), Claire Voyant (USA), White Willow (Norway), Juliana (UK), a seasonal collection by Cecilia (Norway) and two by the a capella ensemble Rajaton (Finland) are also included.The digest also includes reviews of albums by American bands, including the female pop trio ZOEgirl, a Tolkienesque collection from progressive rock band Glass Hammer, a double album by Faith And The Muse and a Karl Jenkins-sounding new age collection under the monniker E. S. Posthumus. Our review of the album by Renaissance Illusion—fronted by Jim McCarty—(UK) entitled Through The Fire concludes the December Digest. (30 December 2001)

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  • Moonlight Feature Now Online! Our reviews of Kalpa Taru, Meren Re and Floe by the Polish progressive metal band Moonlight is joined with an interview with singer Maja Konarska and guitar player Andrewzej Kutys. (28 December 2001)

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  • Within Temptation Feature Now Online! Comprehensive reviews of Within Temptation's albums and EPs are now online. Their latest album Mother Earth is one of 2001's best picks alongside Magenta's Revolutions, Ambeon's Fate of a Dreamer and Nexus' Metanoia. Photographs of Within Temptation vocalist Sharon den Adel, provided by the label (DSFA) and Joseph Voncken, are included in this year's final Musical Discoveries feature. (26 December 2001)

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  • New Reviews Added To Lana Lane Feature! Our Lana Lane feature has been brought up to date with a make-over and new reviews of the artist's last three special editions. The update includes reviews of double CD sets Ballad Collection and Love Is An Illusion and the European Tour 2001 Souvenir CD. Check it out! (25 December 2001)

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  • Eimear Quinn Feature Now Online! The long-awaited feature article on Dublin-based Eimear Quinn is now available. Full of Eimear's personal insights, learn first hand about her musical background, view photographs and read our reviews of her recordings including her stunning new album Through The Lens Of A Tear (co-written with Pól Brennan) due for release in the United Kingdom and American territories in first quarter calendar year 2002. (25 December 2001)

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  • Review Of YesSymphonic Europe Tour Concert (Birmingham) Now Online! Correspondent Stephen Lambe has submitted his review of Yes' live performance on 2nd December at the National Indoor Arena in Birmingham, England. It is available in our Reviews (Artists In Concert) section; click here to point your browser at it now.You can also preview Stephen's comprehensive review of Sacrament, the latest album by Norway's progressive rock group. Click here to view it now. (24 December 2001)

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  • Miriam Stockley's Second Nature Is Released! Musical Discoveries' featured artist Miriam Stockley has released a new album co-produced with Ian Lynn entitled Second Nature. Full details of this stunning album, including soundbites are now available within the Releases page of her official website. This long awaited album is certainly a must listen!. (24 December 2001)

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  • Magenta Feature Article Now Online! Our latest feature reviews Magenta's debut double-CD Revolutions and incorporates our exclusive interview with principal artists Rob Reed and Christina Murphy. Certain to appeal to fans of Renaissance, Yes and Genesis, Magenta's Revolutions has won Musical Discoveries "Best Album" for 2001! (16 December 2001)

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  • Judie Tzuke Feature Now Online! An all-new Musical Discoveries feature provides an abbreviated background of English singer songwriter Judie Tzuke and reviews four of her albums, including the recently relesed Queen Secret Keeper. Check it out! (07 December 2001)

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  • You And I's First On-Stage Performance Of Exit! Translator Gabor Farago's remarks on the first live performance of You And I's Exit are now available in our Discussion page. Please have a look. Our review of the album is still online as is our extensive feature on You And I's two former releases and the solo album by their vocalist Fanni Volgyssey Szomor. (07 December 2001)

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  • About Us Section Updated! A long-awaited update to the About Us tab of the website has been completed. Descriptions of each major section of the website, a paragraph on how to submit material for review and another on how to report problems to our staff have been added. (02 December 2001)

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  • Haven Feature Now Online! Our feature reviews Haven's debut album The Road released earlier this year on Italy's Frontiers Records. An extensive interview with the band's vocalist and exclusive photographs are included. Check it out! (01 December 2001)

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  • Sabrina Feature Now Online! An all-new feature article on rising American singer songwriter Sabrina reviews her debut album Euphoria and incorporates an indepth interview with the singer. (01 December 2001)

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  • November Digest Online! Another eclectic edition of Musical Discoveries' Digest is now online. Contemporary crossover highlights include Sarah Brightman's latest Classics, Libera's latest album Luminosa, Adiemus Live featuring Miriam Stockley and Music From Lord Of The Rings featuring two all-new Enya tracks. Inputs from Scandinavian and American correspondents are featured this month. Reviews of the stunning progressive instrumental album by Soniq Theater is complimented by three vocally intensive works. These include Gabriel's Ascension, Gina Dootson's debut 3AM Generation and Solitary Motions, the debut album by Finland's number one female singer songwriter Emmi.Three new age albums with vocal work by Cora O'Donovon round out our November lineup: Terra Del Sol's Selection One, Elysia's Spirit Of The Sun and the all-new album (not yet released) by Freud entitled The Great Crossing. Check out the new digest today!
    (01 December 2001)

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  • November 2001

  • Colette Baron-Reid Interview Now Online! With photos now integrated, our visitors will want to check out the exclusive, insightful and in-depth interview with singer / songwriter / clairvoyant Colette Baron-Reid currently online here. The article also includes a review of her album Magdalene's Garden that has previously appeared in our Digest. (18 November 2001)

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  • After Forever Feature Updated With Review Of New Album Decipher! Our After Forever feature has been updated with a review of the band's new album Decipher. Orchestral instrumentation and a choir blend perfectly with Floor Jansen's soaring soprano and the otherwise metal-edged arrangements. It is certainly one of the finest albums we've heard this year! (18 November 2001)

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  • Review Of Opposition Added To Persephone's Dream Feature! The latest album from progressive rock band Persphone's Dream entitled Opposition is a natural development from their earlier recordings. Our online feature has been updated with a review of this tremendous album. (11 November 2001)

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  • Review Of Stunning Metanoia Added To Nexus Online Feature! The latest album by Nexus, a progressive rock band from Argentina, entitled Metaonoia is a stunning masterwork featuring the vocals of lead singer Mariela González, symphonic keyboard work of Lalo Huber and dynamic guitar playing of Carlos Lucena. Our Nexus feature has been updated with a review of this incredible album, certainly one of the best our editors have heard this year. (11 November 2001)

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  • Preview Sarah Brightman Classics Review and November Digest! Sarah Brightman's new album Classics is due for release in the United States on 20 November 2001 but you can read our review and order the album from amazon.com now! You'll want to see the latest official photo of the artist as well!

    You can read reviews of Libera's Luminosa, New Irish Hymns by Margaret Becker, Maire Brennan and Joanne Hogg and check out our review of the debut album from Soniq Theatre as well. (11 November 2001)

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  • Lead Vocalists Interviewed in aRABESQUE Feature! Our exclusive interview with Dutch progressive rock band aRABESQUE lead vocalists Nicole de Serriere dur Bizournet and Katia Salemi is included in this all new feature. Our review of the band's recordings and photographs are also included. (11 November 2001)

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  • Exclusive Candice Night Interview is Centerpiece of New Blackmore's Night Feature! Musical Discoveries Scandinavian Correspondent Mauri Osterholm's exclusive interview with Blackmore's Night vocalist Candice Night forms the centrepiece of our latest feature. Artist photographs and reviews of the group's three albums Fires At Midnight, Under A Violet Moon and Shadow Of The Moon are also included.Interested readers will also want to visit our review of Blackmore's Night in concert in Reading, England. (10 November 2001)

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  • Mostly Autumn's The Story So Far ... DVD and CD Reviews Online! The debut live recording by Mostly Autumn entitled The Story So Far ... is released 12 November 2001 on Classic Rock Legends in both DVD and CD formats. Made during the band's live performance at The Mean Fiddler on 30 June 2001 (review), the stunning DVD and equally strong CD are a must for newcomers and long-standing band enthusiasts alike. Our online feature incorporates a band interview and is photographically intensive. Check it out! (04 November 2001)

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  • October 2001

  • October Digest Now Online! The latest edition of Musical Discoveries' Digest is now online. This month we headline with a review of Michelle Tumes' album Dream which takes the artist into a new realm sure to improve her popularity with many audiences. The review has been provided by correspondent Justin Elswick.Two stunning albums by Rachel & Common Ground, an emerging progressive Celtic group from Cornwall are reviewed along with solo projects from Camille Miller (Balligomingo), emerging pop sensation Mariel and three recordings by singer songwriter Hannah Fury.A solo album from Bet Williams (Epiphany Project) entitled Rose Tatoo and a stunning progressive metal project from nineteen-year old Lennon (Murphy) are reviewed along with a tender album from singer songwriter Shannon Weir. The latest project from Richard Wileman and Ileesha Bailey entitled Eve and the new contemporary crossover release from Vanessa Mae round out the Digest.Note that our Digest-related site updates will no longer include links to the individual reviews. Click on the "Digest" tab above and use the index in the left hand sidebar to access the reviews directly. Alternatively, visit the Digest Index and select the review in the category of your choice to obtain one review per page. Try it and let us know what you think! (12 October 2001)

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  • New Site Updates Script Now Online! We are pleased to announce the incorporation of Noah Grey's "Greymatter" script into Musical Discoveries Site Update page. Not only does the script simplify the work of our editorial staff but it also gives our readers the ability to add their own comments on our latest reviews and online features. Note that "The Archives" link on the left hand sidebar links to earlier site updates dating back to December 1998. (12 October 2001)

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  • March 2001

  • Greymatter Is Now Online!! Site Updates now running greymatter. (01 March 2001)

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