The Last Performance Of The Royal Regimental Very Victorious And Valiant Band - The Syn - Original S
Label: Acme - ADLP1042 • Format: Vinyl LP, Compilation, Limited Edition Gatefold • Country: UK • Genre: Rock • Style: Psychedelic Rock
The Syn are an English band that were active from toand then reunited as a progressive rock band in It was very much a precursor of Yes.
The band evolved over time and, inwith Nardelli now handling lead vocals and John Painter on guitar, they changed their name to The Syn. Paul Korda produced his composition "Merry-go-round" as a demonstration record for the band.
The band also got a new manager, Peter Huggett, former bass player with Lonnie Donegan. Huggett was later replaced by Kenny Bell as manager. Reflecting the musical changes going on around them, they became more influenced by psychedelic music. Inthey played in support of Jimi Hendrix at the Marquee Club in London, a legendary  gig attended by many rock luminaries including The Beatlesand that introduced Hendrix to the music world.
The Syn went on to have a long-running residency at the club, supporting bands including Pink Floyd. The band split up in Nardelli, Jackman and sometimes Squire also worked together after the band split up.
Unfortunately, tapes for this session could not be located in Squire has emphasised Gravelly Mountains Pt. 2 - Akron/Family - ATLELP role on Fish Out of Watersaying he offered him co-writing credits, but Jackman declined.
The Syn reunion grew out of two events. InMartyn Adelman contacted the webmaster of a Yes fan site  and agreed to do an interview. With Banks too, they met up for lunch and discussed a reunion. Around the same time, Andrew Jackman died, and there was a desire to mark his passing. Inthe new band started rehearsals. Banks had brought in keyboard player Gerard Johnsonwith whom he had worked on several previous projects.
John Wetton was originally to have played bass, but pulled out at the last minute and was replaced by Steve Gee bassist in progressive rock band Landmarq. The sessions produced new versions of old Syn songs "Illusion" and "Grounded" and an extended new version of Yes' song "Time and a Word". Recordings were carried out at the studio owned by guitarist Paul Stacey.
However, Banks did not continue on with the group, and gave an explanation on his web site. Nardelli continued with the band and, in latehe and Johnson had begun recording on a new song "Cathedral of Love" when Nardelli asked Squire if he could play on the tune. Squire did and went on to join the band.
Paul Stacey became the guitarist and his twin Jeremy Staceythe drummer. Adelman had chosen to step away from performing, although he remained associated with the band for a period as a photographer—photography rather than drumming having been his career for over 30 years.
The band released their first full studio album Syndestructible in Octoberwith Cathedral of Love coming out beforehand as a single. The lineup of musicians performing on that album is. An interviewer at the MWE3 website described Syndestructible as "one of the best prog-rock albums of the new century" and "a masterpiece of beat-prog.
But it should have been credited to Steve Nardelli and Chris Squire, or a different band name than Syn, as the links to the '60s Syn sound are virtually absent. However, the tour was cancelled shortly before it was due to begin. The Syn line-up for the tour was to have comprised:. The Syn album line-up debuted live at a show in London at the end of assisted by Husbandbut for live dates in Januarythe band was:. A UK tour in May that year was cancelled and, on 16 MaySquire announced his departure from the group: "Chris has decided to leave the Syn, and is no longer involved with that band despite reports to the contrary.
Nardelli assembled an album, Armistice Daycombining a new studio track "Armistice Day", recorded with Johnson and P. Although Johnson recorded and mixed the track, he claimed he was never paid for his work. Both Johnson and P. Stacey left the band. While a release date in November was initially announced, legal action saw the album delayed until Meanwhile, Johnson and the Stacey brothers continued to work with Squire. The executive producer for the project was radio station host and The Last Performance Of The Royal Regimental Very Victorious And Valiant Band - The Syn - Original S Steve Sikes-Nova.
The final performance was on 1 May at Rosfest and was recorded for future release, scheduled for 27 April Yep, the tour has been cancelled. Paul, and I are no longer playing in the Syn nor having anything to do with it. Bad organization, bad mojo, bad energy.
In DecemberNardelli announced a The Last Performance Of The Royal Regimental Very Victorious And Valiant Band - The Syn - Original S collaboration with Swedish band Moon Safariknown for their artistic rock sound and five-part harmonies. The resultant new Syn album was scheduled for release in The tracks are done and sound fantastic, we just need to find a space in our schedules to enter the The Weight - Various - The Original Hits Of Right Now Plus Some Heavies From The Motion Picture Eas. He also announced the release in early of The Syn Live at Rosfestrecordedcoupled with a newly commissioned movie entitled The Syn in the 21st Century.
The vinyl edition of the Syndestructible album was released in November This included a link to a previously unseen video of the Syn at the Marquee, the only live performance by the incarnation of the musicians that recorded what has been described The Last Performance Of The Royal Regimental Very Victorious And Valiant Band - The Syn - Original S one of the best albums of the 21st Century: Steve Nardelli; Chris Squire; Paul Stacey; Gerard Johnson; Jeremy Stacey.
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