Solstice – Brave New World

Not to be confused with the UK doom metal band of the same name, Solstice formed in 1980 and has had a rotating list of members centered around guitarist Andy Glass, who is the sole founding member still touring with the group. This track comes off their 1984 debut Silent Dance, which was recorded at Cornwall’s Isle of Light studios. Despite some fairly heavy coverage around the bands debut, they went on their first hiatus towards the end of the 1980s. Bassist Craig Sunderland worked as a session musician in the UK and other members produced a few records off and on. The group reformed in the early 1990s after a CD reissue of Silent Dance and released two albums, New Life on Progressive International and Circles on A New Day. For Circles, they were joined by former Jethro Tull drummer Clive Bunker, who also performs on their 2007 live album The Cropredy Set, which features their full set at the Cropredy Festival. Festival Music reissued their previous records on CD in expanded editions including remasters, live performances, and original demos.  The group still tours and performs today, with their latest release, 2013’s Prophecy, produced by Porcupine Tree’s Steven Wilson.

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