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CD Reviews
Chronomonaut
Review by Gary Hill
You can always count on quality progressive rock from Glass Hammer, so they have set the bar high leading into this album. Well, they have set a new world record as this thing easily surpasses anything that's come before from them.

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Cor Cordium
Review by Scott Montgomery
This one is a rather a guilty pleasure – a pleasure to be sure, but one that at times feels almost too derivative for comfort.  

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Culture of Ascent
Review by Gary Hill
Let me just say that this is pretty much without question one of the best progressive rock releases of the year. It’s not perfect, but comes pretty close


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Ode to Echo
Review by Gary Hill
What an amazing set this is! It’s definitely thinking person’s prog.

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Shadowlands
Review by Steve Alspach
If you like your music with lots of keyboards and anywhere from 8 to twenty-some minutes long, Glass Hammer is the band for you. Led by multi-instrumentalists Fred Schendel and Steve Babb, Glass Hammer has released its eighth album.
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The Inconsolable Secret
Review by Steve Alspach
I admired Glass Hammer's previous work, "Shadowlands" - heck, anyone who would do a prog reworking of Dan Fogelberg's "Longer" has my vote - well enough to check out their latest offering, and I'm glad I did.
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DVD Reviews
Glass Hammer - Live at Belmont DVD
Review by Josh Turner
This is the true definition of progressive rock in the modern era.
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Glass Hammer - Live Lex: Special Edition DVD
Review by Ron Fuchs
Glass Hammer brings forth the spirit of the 70's giants such as Kansas, Yes and ELP, to name a few. However, never do they copy those bands.
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Interviews
Glass Hammer
Interview by Gary Hill
Interview with Steve Babb of Glass Hammer from 2007

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Glass Hammer
Interview by Gary Hill

Interview with Steve Babb and Fred Schendel of Glass Hammer from 2019


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Glass Hammer
Interview by Gary Hill

Interview with Steve Babb of Glass Hammer from 2020


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I've seen Yes close to twenty times (more times than I've seen any other band), and I can tell you that despite the technicality of their music and instrumental prowess, no two Yes shows are the same. That's true even when you see them on multiple nights in a row. Each performance is a little different because the music tends to take on a life of its own in live gigs. So, don't expect to hear the studio versions exactly covered here. For one thing, the line-up is different. For another thing, I don't think I've ever heard a live Yes song sound exactly like the studio version. I mean, why would you want that? You can listen to the studio version any time. I think these renditions are very faithful, and bring a new life to the songs at times. I highly recommend this, especially for those (like myself) who really love Drama.


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