The biggest release of the year…

In September is was announced that Pope Francis, the worldwide leader of the Catholic Church, would be releasing a progressive rock album. Even Rolling Stone magazine promised “skyscraping electric guitars reminiscent of Godspeed You! Black Emperor.”

If you are anxiously awaiting the most progressive of progressive rock albums, you are going to have to keep waiting. At no point on this album does Pope Francis channel his inner Peter Gabriel or break out his guitar for a Dream Theatre style guitar solo. In the end, the album is a collection of Pope Francis’s prayers and speeches accompanied by music. The only way in which the music becomes progressive is in it’s attempt to showcase music styles from around the world.

So if you were hoping Pope Francis would fill the void that will be left by RUSH when they stop touring, keep looking or maybe I should praying for something else to come along.

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About thef3k

Danny Fournier is a marketing expert with over 15 years working within the music industry, including 5 years with a major label. With university degrees in both Marketing and Sociology, Danny brings a unique perspective to marketing with a strong understanding of the needs of the end user and how to engage them. Along with his music and business background, Danny has worked as a corporate trainer, facilitating and write courses for corporate audiences. Danny has been commended for his facilitation skills and understanding of adult learning.
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