The Ghosts of Pripyat

by Steve Rothery

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Sven B. Schreiber
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Sven B. Schreiber Steve Rothery is one of the "good guys" of prog. I appreciate it very much that his music doesn't sound like "Marillion" at all, although he's a founding membef of the band. He's a brilliant guitar player, but fortunately doesn't misuse his skills for mere egomaniacal presentations. The keyboards on this album are played by another excellent musician and composer in his own right - Riccardo Romano ("RanestRane", "Riccardo Romano Land"). Favorite track: Yesterday's Hero.
Dogger Dog
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Dogger Dog Words can't describe what a monster instrumental progressive rock album this is. In today's environment of self-indulgent neo-prog, it is refreshing to hear an album like this - it isn't out to prove itself, it just "is." Steve's soundscapes are lush and textured, his touch is accurate - a mixture of finesse and muscle, without being gratuitous. And who better to invite along for the ride than the two other guys named Steve: Hackett & Wilson. Favorite track: Old Man Of The Sea.
Russell Whyman
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Russell Whyman I suppose atmospheric is the best word to describe this music. It is obviously a labour of love and is very well written and played.

What else would you expect from a founder member of Marillion? I think I originally described this music as relaxing but though you could chill out to it this is to some extent doing it a disservice. There is much here to engage with and you can easily get carried away on the musical tide.
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Includes guest appearances by Steve Hackett and Steven Wilson

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released September 21, 2014

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Steve Rothery Aylesbury, UK

Guitarist and founder member of UK Prog giants Marillion. Last years long awaited solo album "The Ghosts of Pripyat" has received excellent reviews from fans and the media.

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