United Progressive Fraternity sign to GEP

Monday, 29 October 2018.

United Progressive Fraternity sign to GEP

New album early 2019

GEP are really pleased to announce we’ll be working with United Progressive Fraternity (UPF) to release their next venture ‘Planetary Overload’.

Fronted by Mark Trueack (Unitopia) and Steve Unruh (Resistor), UPF is a global collective of international artists, musicians, arrangers and producers who are ‘passionately committed to empowering change in the world by leading an artistic & musical movement dedicated to sustainable environmental practices’.

Mark Trueack: “Our planet is not happy in so many ways; our climate is constantly changing, religious intolerance leads to conflict, bloodshed, and outright war in an already unstable social system. If projects like ours can make a difference and if we can involve our friends and other lovers of music then we will have a better world.”

‘Planetary Overload: Loss’ is the first release of a two part project. This first part features a host of artists and guest appearances including Steve Hackett, Jerry Marotta, Nick Magnus, Hasse Fröberg, Michel St-Père and many others, plus new artwork by Ed Unitsky and a bonus CD of ‘surreal mixes’ by Chris Lebled.

The album is also endorsed by an impressive list of scientists and corporations including: Dr. James E. Hansen (Climate Science, Awareness and Solutions Program, Columbia University); Marie Haga (Executive Director, Global Diversity Crop Trust); Willy Kwong (Executive Director of The Jane Goodall Institute Hong Kong & Plastic Oceans Limited Hong Kong – Sir David Attenborough interview); Claire Luby and Jack Kloppenburg (Open Source Seed Initiative); Silver Donald Cameron (The Green Interview).

Dr. James E. Hansen (Climate Science, Awareness and Solutions Program, Columbia University) – guest narrator: “UPF brings a much needed message to the people of the world… I stand wholeheartedly by their commitment to raise the awareness of as many people as possible to take corrective action and innovate fastidious planning to mitigate the runaway effects of Climate Change”.

Steve Hackett – acoustic guitars: “The idea of loss and hope is vital as a driving force behind this CD. Whilst there is so much carnage and violence in today’s world, awareness is growing at a fast rate and indeed hope is reflected by all our sentiments and actions. Music can lead the way, with a message of love over hatred and the need to care for both the planet and all its’ inhabitants. I am proud to be a part of this project”.

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Ever 2018 Remix - 25th Anniversary Collector’s Edition

Thursday, 23 August 2018.

Ever 2018 Remix - 25th Anniversary Collector’s Edition

‘Ever’ the hugely popular IQ album that saw the return of Peter Nicholls to the fold in the early nineties is now 25 years young! To mark this occasion GEP are releasing a special ‘definitive’ 3 disc edition of the album with a 2018 remix by Mike Holmes. 

Presented in a 4 panel digipak format with a 40 page booklet, the package includes extra material on the first disc, along with newly recorded live versions of the whole album on disc 2. Disc 3 (DVD) contains a surround sound mix of the studio album plus a surround mix of the live material, along with over 2 hours of ‘further listening’ files comprising album demos, studio outtakes rehearsal tapes and unused ideas. All in all disc 3 contains nearly 4 hours of music. 

The 40 page booklet is packed with lots of contemporary photos, stories and memories from the time and features contributions from all the band members of 1992. 

‘Ever 2018 Remix - 25th Anniversary Collector’s Edition’ is due for release on the 5th October 2018 

Track listing: 

Disc 1 (CD): 

The Darkest Hour, Fading Senses, Out of Nowhere, Further Away, Leap of Faith, Came Down. Extra tracks: Came Down – The Solos that got away, Lost in Paradise.

Disc 2 (CD): 

Recorded live at the Colos-Saal, Aschaffenburg, Germany, 10 February 2018): Intro/The Darkest Hour, Fading Senses, Leap of Faith, Came Down, Further Away, Out of Nowhere. 

Disc 3 (DVD): 

Ever 2018 Remix 5.1 Surround Sound Mix 

Ever Live at the Colos-Saal 5.1 Surround Sound Mix 

Album Demos: The Darkest Hour, Fading Senses, Unholy Cow (Out of Nowhere, Further Away Intro, Further Away Complete, Leap of Faith, Came Down. 

Studio Outtakes: Darkest Hour, Fading Senses, Out of Nowhere, Further Away, Leap of Faith, Came Down. 

Unused Ideas: Waltzy Song, Echo Song, The Blues Riff, Bassy Track, Guitar Thing, Quiety Demo, Some Chordage, Monks. 

Rehearsals: The Darkest Hour (Pt. 2) , Fading Senses - Jamming The Riff, Fading Senses #2, Unholy Cow (Developed) , Further Away - Jamming The Riff, Further Away - Arrangement, Came Down - Different Intro, Sad Chords. 

 

IQ - What a year!

Monday, 09 March 2015.

IQ - What a year!

What a great year it has been for IQ with the release of their The Road Of Bones album. Its been voted number one album of 2014 in numerous polls and awards, with the title track picking up a couple of votes along the way... We always knew it was great but now its official - you do too!

Available at the IQ and GEP online shops

 

  • No. 1 Album of the year - Dutch Progressive Rock Pages (DPRP) website reader’s poll
  • Album of the year award -The Classic Rock Society Awards
  • No. 1 Album of the year - Background Magazine
  • No. 1 Album of the year - DPRP prog website contributors’ ‘Something for the weekend’ blog
  • No. 1 Album of the year - Highlands magazine, France
  • Best of 2014 – No. 1 album - KPTZ 91.9 FM (Port Townsend, Washington - USA)
  • No. 1 top 20 chart January 2015 - Progressive Chart
  • No. 1 Album of the year - Radio Xymphonia, Holland
  • No. 1 Album of the year - Maly Leksykon Wielkich Zespolow, Polish website
  • No. 1 Album of the year - ProgRock.org.pl – Polish prog website
  • No. 1 Album of the year - Progmill – Prog programme on Stafford Radio
  • No. 1 Album of the year - The Prog Mind – facebook group
  • No. 1 Album of the year - Massive Prog Radio – Dutch radio station
  • Best Album of 2014 - Progarchy website (Russell Clarke)
  • No. 1 Album of the year - Electric Garden Prog Festival website
  • No. 1 Top 20 Albums of 2014 - ‘Silence is the mind-killer’ website
  • No. 1 Album released in 2014 - Progarchives, user ratings and reviews
  • No. 2 Album of the year - Eclipsed magazine, Germany
  • No. 2 Album of the year - Ladyobscure.com – ‘an elite (online) music magazine’
  • No. 2 Album of 2014 - Progarchives collaborator’s poll
  • No. 3 Album of 2014 - PROG magazine reader’s poll
  • No. 5 Album of the year - Voted by "Noc Muzycznych Pejzaży" ("The Night of Musical Landscapes") listeners
  • List of must have albums of 2014 – all genre ‘Listen to this’ - Reddit
  • Best track of 2014 - ‘The Road of Bones’ Award The Classic Rock Society Awards
  • No. 1 Best track ‘The Road of Bones' - DPRP prog website reader’s poll
  • No. 2 Best track ‘Without Walls’ - DPRP prog website reader’s poll
  • No. 1 Best song of 2014 ‘The Road of Bones’ - The Prog Mind – facebook group
  • Best UK Band 2014 Award - The Classic Rock Society Awards
  • No. 1 Best keyboardist - PRP prog website reader’s poll
  • No. 1 Best vocalist - DPRP prog website reader’s poll
  • No. 1 Best keyboard performance - The Prog Mind – facebook group
  • No. 1 Best bass performance The Prog Mind – facebook group
  • Best lyricist Award -The Classic Rock Society Awards

IQ CLEAN UP AT CRS AWARDS NIGHT

Friday, 06 March 2015.

IQ CLEAN UP AT CRS AWARDS NIGHT

At the Classic Rock Society Awards night recently IQ picked up awards for Best Album, Best Track ('The Road of Bones'), Best UK Band and Best Lyricist.

Congratulations to IQ – great recognition for a great album.

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