She lost her heart to a star­ship trooper, and you didn’t dis­ap­point with the gags on that front. But most of you were ready to se­ri­ously pon­der the ques­tion of Bright­man’s prog cre­den­tials…

Prog - - Intro -

“She sam­pled Tubu­lar Bells and got An­drew Eldritch (Sis­ters Of Mercy) to sing back­ing vo­cals, so maybe she’s on the very, very outer lim­its…”

STEVE HAWKINS “I think her ex-hus­band has more of a claim than she does.”

DAVID MEAD­OWS “She was in the Ger­man chant band Gre­go­rian? Her sis­ter is still a mem­ber. That sounds pretty prog to me.”

WEDGEPIECE “Her singing in Phan­tom Of The Opera is the gold stan­dard that all fe­male vo­cals for that genre should be mea­sured against. True prog fans who haven’t lis­tened to that mu­si­cal should check it out.”

TIM BOUCHER “She’s cur­rently been work­ing with Yoshiki from X Ja­pan so that should im­prove her cre­den­tials. Don’t think she’s into the vis­ual Kei makeup, though.”




“What are you on? Just no.”

STEVE HAR­RI­SON “Great dancer… some shite mu­sic be­hind her though. Has she flipped over from the dark side of light en­ter­tain­ment and started do­ing some­thing good? I’m in­trigued.”

MARTIN FRANKCOM “She took the ca­reer path I as­pired to. Marry a mil­lion­aire then get di­vorced.”

JON WHITE “She pushed a lot of boundaries – and made the most of her tal­ents. An­drew Lloyd Web­ber wrote to her strengths.”


“Fly is a great al­bum, not least due to the pres­ence of the mighty Chris Thomp­son on How Can Heaven Love Me?”


“Ghost In The Ma­chin­ery is some­what prog­gish.”

ALEX LAZ­CANO “The Outer Lim­its fea­ture should al­ways be ‘in­ter­est­ing’. And this sounds in­ter­est­ing. Look­ing for­ward to read­ing.”

JEFF COOPER “Her and Loreena McKen­nitt are top peo­ple. She def­i­nitely be­longs within the pro­gres­sive realm.”

JERAMY STAN­TON ESSARY “Just lis­tened to her new ver­sion of Bar­clay James Har­vest’s Hymn and pro­gres­sive wasn’t the first word that sprang to mind… Nor was it the se­cond or third!”

STACY DOL­LAR “She did Phan­tom Of The Opera with Steve Har­ley, so def­i­nitely open­ing the doors of prog, and she was in Hot Gos­sip – let the Bright­man in!”


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