Sid Smith is a freelance writer from the North-east of England. He’s written sleeve notes for albums on major and independent record labels as well as contributing articles and reviews for national and local press in the UK. As well as copy-editing for publishers, and providing online content for seversal music-related website including the Robert Fripp / King Crimson online archive, DGMLive, Sid is the author of a critically acclaimed biography, In The Court of King Crimson (2001), and Northstars (2005), Granada TV’s Royal Television Award winning series profiling musicians from the North-east of England. Sid has been blogging since 1999 about music, movies, books, art, kids, politics and life in general.
Sid Smith on King Crimson and Bad Company bassist and singer, Boz Burrell, who has died at the age of 60.
Rough but more than ready - first time out for many vintage BBC radio sessions by blues-rock legends, Free
A space cadet in old folkie's clothing
Bruford's blurring of rock and jazz is a reason to throw your cap in the air!
The virtuoso and intuitoso are it again with a new download-only album that provides a fascinating insight into the artistic process.
Loss and grief explored by one of America's finest writers.
The pair who fell to earth...
Welcome reissue for ex-Jethro Tull man with the blues, rock, and jazz.
Poetic justice for Pete Brown - the cat that got the Cream and then some.
Surly pub rockers show prog and punk a thing or two in this remastered two-disc set.