Very excited to be going on the Cruise to the Edge trip to Honduras and Cozumel this coming April 7, 2014. To date I’ve been a bit wary of going on a cruse as I’m not quite seaworthy and typically regret any time spent without feet on terra firma! However, as this particular cruise will have as entertainment over a dozen famous progressive rock bands of the 1970’s and beyond I’m intrigued.
Besides Yes who host the event, we have Genesis Revisited (Steve Hackett), UK (John Wetton, Eddie Jobson, plus), PFM (Premiata Forneria Marconi from Italy), Three Friends (former members of Gentle Giant Gary Green and Malcolm Mortimer), Marillion, and Tangerine Dream. Plus having ace keys player Patrick Moraz, stick man Tony Levin, and the great Simon Phillips on skins, among so many others made it too hard to say “no” to this cruise event.
As we’ve been able to catch Yes, UK and Steve Hackett recently, the biggest draw for me is being able to meet and see Gary Green play live once again after all these years. Three Friends has not made it to the west coast in the states to perform the music of Gentle Giant, so this is a rare treat. Also key is the inclusion of PFM from Italy. Its rare to catch them outside their home country and this is arguably one of the best ever progressive rock bands of the past, and present. Check out their latest disc for proof – the wonderful PFM in Classic da Mozart – a Celebration to witness how they have sustained their craft.
Planning to file reports as we go, as long as the Dramamine kicks in!