Artist/ Band: Rory Ridley-Duff
Title: Passing Decades
Label: New Horizons Music
Year of Release: 2006
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The Review:

Rory Ridley-Duff has been a very busy musician lately, first with the sampler of solo work and Protos “Space (and other singles)“, then a reissue of Protos’ debut “One Day a New Horizon” and now “Passing Decades‘, a reissue of his works from 1992-93. On Passing Decades, it’s dubbed Volume 1: Jazz/Rock and showcases his keyboard skills as the main focal point.

Two standout tracks for me are ‘Tempest’ and ‘Space’. Ironically these two tracks go well past the 12 minute mark, which for many prog lover‘s is perquisite . Both show Rory’s composition skills the best of all the tracks. his solo album. I do enjoy the rest of the tracks but I’m always drawn to these two every time I’ve listened to the cd.

Again, with the digital age, many artists are reissuing music they recorded decades ago (no pun intended). It’s always nice to see treasures such as “Passing Decades” unearthed and released for prog fans such as myself to enjoy. I think we’ll hear more from Rory Ridley-Duff either as a solo or part of Protos. I do believe the best is yet to come! Until then do yourself a favor and pick up a copy of “Passing Decades’ ASAP!

Reviewed by Ron Fuchs on May 17th, 2007


1. Passing Decades (3:34)
2. Variations of Theme by Iain Carnegie (5:24)
3. Night Time (2:05)
4. Hunting Extremely Large Animals (2:48)
5. London 125 (3:16)
6. Tempest (13:45)
7. The Maiden (6:12)
8. What Did I Drink? (5:13)
9. Space (12:04)

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