Header

ALASKA

Symphonic Prog • United States


From Progarchives.com, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Alaska picture
Alaska biography
This duo from Scranton Pennsylvania is formed by Al Lewis (Vocals, Drums, Percusion & Guitars) and John O'Hara in the keyboards, the first question you ask yourself when looking at the band's photo is ¿What's Jon Anderson doing behind the drums with Geddy Lee in the keyboards
The two musicians met in 1997 when playing in a cover band and decided to form a band, choosing the name was easy because both loved the UK song ALASKA, so without quitting their day jobs (Al is a constructor and John is a musical engineer) they recorded some songs and started to tour, according to O'Hara on an interview given for Stormbringer Webzine - http://www.stormbringerwebzine.co.uk/Interviews/AlaskaInterview.html - said they had a rough time because the Scranton audience likes cover bands and in one occasion they were asked during a gig to play "Macarena" and "YMCA".

Scranton's scenario according to Al is active for top 40, dance music and rock & roll, the public placed a lot of pressure on them for not having the decency playing music which the people has grown with it and love, but they insisted in their task and were invited to several Festivals like Progday, Near Fest and some outside USA, so in a few months they were able to release their debut (And only release until now) just called ALASKA with a cover incredibly similar to the ASIA logo..

The album is very solid, not outstanding but keeps getting better as the songs advance, the general atmosphere is like Tormato meets Trilogy with a touch of hard Rock, for this album the band counted with eight guest musicians including such instruments as bassoon, violins, viola, flute and oboe, with which they create a coherent orchestral and Symphonic sound.

According to the website, the duo is almost ready to release their second album which they promised will be stronger, but the news are not very encouraging because Al Lewis has been recruited by Starcastle, so probably we will not be listening their new material very soon.

ALASKA is not original or innovative, they just stick to the 70's Symphonic formula, but their sound is brilliant and bombastic so it's worth to give them a chance, I'm sure their debut album won't disappoint Symphonic followers.

Iván Melgar Morey - Perú

Alaska official website

ALASKA MP3, Free Download (music stream)


Open extended player in a new pop-up window | Random Playlist (50) | How to submit new MP3s
No MP3/Stream available for this artist.
Collaborate with Progarchives.com, learn how to submit new MP3s.

ALASKA forum topics / tours, shows & news


ALASKA forum topics Create a topic now
ALASKA tours, shows & news
No topics found for : "alaska"
Post an entries now

ALASKA Videos (YouTube and more)


Showing only random 3 | Search and add more videos to ALASKA

Buy ALASKA Music


Right Now on Ebay (logo)
ALASKA - LEND A HAND 7" VINYL US $10.76 Buy It Now 1h 20m
Carmen Campagne - La Vache En Alaska CD US $15.24 Buy It Now 2h 2m
Silver Seas - Alaska CD US $29.11 Buy It Now 2h 36m
Between The Buried & Me - Alaska CD US $13.03 Buy It Now 2h 48m
Built Like Alaska - In Troubled Times CD US $15.57 Buy It Now 2h 48m
Vibrators - Alaska 127 CD US $14.92 Buy It Now 2h 51m
Johnny Horton - Springtime In Alaska CD US $14.69 Buy It Now 3h 2m
Silver Seas - Alaska Import-UK Vinyl Record LP US $29.26 Buy It Now 3h 19m
Vibrators - Alaska 127 Vinyl Record LP US $23.83 Buy It Now 3h 21m
LARRY ALLEN BECK Alaska, My Alaska VOL.1 Autographed LP US $11.95 Buy It Now 3h 41m
THE CHEERS Black Denim Trousers / Some Night In Alaska CAPITOL Used 45 US $9.99 Buy It Now 4h 58m
JOHNNY HORTON NORTH TO ALASKA / MANSION YOU STOLE 45 RECORD w/Picture Sleeve US $3.00 [0 bids]
5h 35m
NM 12"~BERNIE MARSDEN~Alaska~[OG 1984 MUSIC FOR NATIONS~FRANCE Import Issue] US $7.97 Buy It Now 6h 45m
JOHNNY HORTON north to alaska / MARTY ROBBINS JAPAN 7" US $11.69 Buy It Now 7h 10m
ALASKA JONAS - JONAS ALASKA - JANSEN011 US $22.71 Buy It Now 8h 17m
ETHAN DANIEL DAVIDSON Alaska 11 North CD times beach records james mcmurtry folk US $1.00 [0 bids]
9h 9m
ALASKA J Pop Idiots CD 3 Tracks, Single Edit/Orig Bedroom Rockers Remix/Better US $5.39 Buy It Now 9h 10m
HEAR! Folk Country SSW Alaska 45 JENNIFER YAFFEE Yukon Jack on Zues US $15.00 Buy It Now 9h 16m
THE CHEERS BLACK DENIM TROUSERS AND MOTORCYCLE BOOTS /SOME NIGHT IN ALASKA 1955 US $4.99 Buy It Now 9h 39m
Joe & Bing Alaska Bloodline/Same 45 RPM Kirshner Promo US $12.00 Buy It Now 10h 13m
ALASKA POLKA CHIPS POLKA LP RECORD "GOODTIME" FANTASTIC BUTTON BOX ALBUM US $7.99 [0 bids]
10h 15m
BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME alaska DBL Lp Record GREY Colored Vinyl US $49.95 Buy It Now 10h 25m
BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME alaska DBL Lp Record PINK Colored Vinyl US $59.95 Buy It Now 10h 25m
1960 JOHNNY HORTON "NORTH TO ALASKA" WITH PIC. SLEEVE JOHN WAYNE 45 7" US $7.49 Buy It Now 10h 53m
JOE & BING Alaska Bloodline KIRSHNER 4257 RARE ROCK PROMO 45 US $4.99 Buy It Now 12h 5m
Karen Black: Alaska 7" (used) (clear vinyl) US $12.00 Buy It Now 12h 8m
Alaska by Between the Buried and Me (CD, Jan-2005, Victory Records (USA)) US $9.99 Buy It Now 12h 13m
YORK FEAT ALASKA Yesterday (Silence) CD 3 Tracks, Airplay Mix/Full Vocal Mix/Si US $6.22 Buy It Now 13h 58m
LARRY BECK LP RECITES ROBERT SERVICE VOLUME 1 BARD OF ALASKA NORTHLAND US $7.99 Buy It Now 14h 25m
NORTHERN PICTURE - ALASKA & LOVE SONG FOR THE DEAD CHE NEW CD US $24.98 Buy It Now 14h 34m
Alaska In Winter ?- Remixes RARE VINYL US $15.73 Buy It Now 14h 40m
Alaska Y Los Pegamoides Grandes Exitos Lp '82 ana curra Paralisis Permanente ESP US $179.00 Buy It Now 14h 44m
A Week In Eek-Alaska Fiddling Poet Music by Ken Waldman (CD, 2000, Nomadic Poet US $8.99 Buy It Now 15h 14m
ALASKA FOLK SONGS "ALASKA CENTENNIAL RECORD" LP US $19.99 Buy It Now 15h 26m
FAIRWEATHER - Alaska CDEP Indie rock Brand New Piebald Onelinedrawing Codeseven US $0.99 [0 bids]
16h 17m
JOHNNY HORTON---North To Alaska 45 VG US $0.79 [0 bids]
17h 44m
EL GRAN COMBO IN ALASKA BREAKING THE ICE LP W/ SHRINK W US $18.99 Buy It Now 17h 47m
Denny, Martin Baked Alaska CD (UK Import) NEW US $16.21 Buy It Now 18h 52m
Northern Picture Library - Alaska CD 1993 Vinyl Japan US $22.76 Buy It Now 19h 33m
SONGS OF ALASKA FROM TEX JOHNSTON AND THE CO-STARS LP US $18.73 Buy It Now 20h 11m
Bee Gees-Run to Me/Road to Alaska-Atco 45-6896 VG 45 US $2.99 [0 bids]
US $3.99 Buy It Now
21h 37m
ALASKA DINARAMA - RARE SPANISH EDITION - 12" MAXI US $20.00 Buy It Now 21h 52m
Alaska by Between the Buried and Me (CD, Jan-2005, Victory Records (USA)) US $2.99 Buy It Now 22h 16m
Alaska US $11.89 Buy It Now 1 day
SILVER SEAS, The - Alaska - LP US $28.35 Buy It Now 1 day
MUSIC OF THE GWICH'IN INDIANS ALASKA - NEW CD US $15.57 Buy It Now 1 day
BRITISH STEEL V/A, Hawkwind, Bronz, Alaska, Venom, Rox... (Cassette, 1984) US $3.00 [0 bids]
US $4.00 Buy It Now
1 day
Vibrators - Alaska 127 [CD New] US $11.88 Buy It Now 1 day
NORTHERN PICTURE LIB - ALASKA/LOVE SONG FOR THE DEAD CHE - NEW CD US $14.56 Buy It Now 1 day
Merry Christmas From Alaska - Various Artists - CD US $1.19 Buy It Now 1 day
GWICH'IN INDIANS ALASKA / VA NEW CD US $24.22 Buy It Now 1 day
ALASKA, THE PACK /BERNIE MARSDEN/ LP 1985 FRANCE 1ST PRESS A1/B1 EX/EX INNER/SL US $16.56 Buy It Now 1 day
Pop 45 THE CHEERS Some Night In Alaska on Capitol US $5.00 Buy It Now 1 day
Alaska's Earl Hughes Fiddler's Son US $12.00 Buy It Now 1 day
(EF59) Robbie Boyd, Oh Alaska - DJ CD US $4.96 Buy It Now 1 day
TOY - HALF BAKED ALASKA NEW CD US $13.52 Buy It Now 1 day
SAM LITTLE canadian girl / alaska bound vinyl 45 US $40.00 Buy It Now 1 day
LIVINGSTON TAYLOR - LAST ALASKA MOON NEW CD US $23.82 Buy It Now 1 day
Atarilogic & Alaska Westwind This Is Tea CD US $4.00 Buy It Now 1 day
OCEANS ATE ALASKA - INTO THE DEEP [OCEANS ATE ALASKA] - NEW CD US $8.30 Buy It Now 1 day
Uncle Bob Pavitt Sings Ballads of Alaska NM private issue METELEETSA Great Land US $19.99 Buy It Now 1 day
John Denver. THE COLLECTION. ** Rare BLACK CD / CRIMSON * Bonus Alaska DVD US $16.99 Buy It Now 1 day
Jonas Alaska - If Only As A Ghost Hol CD US $45.72 Buy It Now 1 day
For Alaska Asia CD Pop Rock US $14.69 Buy It Now 1 day
Die Originale - 00 Goldrausch In Alaska Germany CD US $13.59 Buy It Now 1 day
Jonas Alaska - If Only As A Ghost Hol LP Vinyl Record US $52.06 Buy It Now 1 day
Larry Allan Beck, Alaska My Alaska LP SEALED 1975 poetry prose storytelling bard US $14.00 Buy It Now 1 day
Northern Picture Library - Alaska/Love Song For The Dead CD US $21.20 Buy It Now 1 day
Eye Alaska - Yellow And Elephant (2008) - Used - Compact Disc US $1.37 Buy It Now 2 days
ALASKA'S HOBO JIM - COLLECTION CD - STAR QUALITY RECORDS 1994 AUTOGRAPHED INSIDE US $15.00 Buy It Now 2 days
Livingston Taylor - Last Alaska Moon [CD New] US $14.39 Buy It Now 2 days
Alaska Series: Portraits of Alaska, Various Artists, Excellent US $1.78 Buy It Now 2 days
The Silver Seas - Alaska (NEW CD) US $20.29 Buy It Now 2 days
Bee Gees: "Run To Me" & "Road To Alaska" - their '72 Pop hit - plays Near Mint! US $2.25 [0 bids]
US $3.00 Buy It Now
2 days
Ortz We Dont Talk Denmark 6x Trance Remix CD Single NEW Alaska Brother Brown US $8.27 Buy It Now 2 days
Alaska y Dinarama ULTRA RARE 3cd set Deseo Carnal NO ES PECADO fan fatal IMPORT US $59.99 Buy It Now 2 days
The Cheers, Black Denim Trousers/Some Night in Alaska, 1955 Capitol F3219 US $9.90 Buy It Now 2 days
MARTIN DENNY - BAKED ALASKA: THE COOL SOUNDS OF MARTIN DENNY - NEW CD US $13.20 Buy It Now 2 days
JOHNNY HORTON battle of new orleans/ north to alaska COUMBIA COLLECTABLES NEW 45 US $9.99 Buy It Now 2 days
JOHNNY HORTON battle of new orleans/ north to alaska COUMBIA NEW 45 US $9.99 Buy It Now 2 days
JOHNNY HORTON battle of new orleans/ north to alaska COUMBIA AUG. 1960 NEW 45 US $9.99 Buy It Now 2 days
CMJ New Music Vol 109 Disc 2 (Johnny Marr & Healers,Nada Surf,Warlocks,Alaska!) US $6.49 [0 bids]
US $8.44 Buy It Now
2 days
JOHNNY HORTON: When It's Springtime In Alaska/ Sugar Coated CLEAN ORIG 45 RPM US $8.99 Buy It Now 2 days
Johnny Horton North To Alaska Columbia41782 R VG PS VG (45-7223) US $6.99 Buy It Now 2 days
JOHNNY HORTON - American Originals VG CK-45071 1989 USA North To Alaska Bismarck US $7.00 Buy It Now 2 days
Silver Seas - Alaska [CD New] US $22.14 Buy It Now 2 days
North To Alaska OST 7" Japan 45 John Wayne, S. Granger US $9.99 Buy It Now 2 days
JOHNNY HORTON - NORTH TO ALASKA AND OTHER GREAT HITS: THE EARLY - NEW CD BOXSET US $15.59 Buy It Now 3 days
THE VIBRATORS: ALASKA 127 - AUSTRALIAN 1984 BLUE SLEEVE NEAR MINT US $32.62 [0 bids]
US $42.88 Buy It Now
3 days
Toy - Half Baked Alaska Ep [CD New] US $7.86 Buy It Now 3 days
little kathy tippins - happy little eskimo - alaska 001 - nm - ref# 10,143 US $13.99 [0 bids]
3 days
Genesis Underground Eye Alaska NEW CD US $18.98 Buy It Now 3 days
JOHNNY HORTON EP Sweden PHILIPS 435113 BE "North To Alaska" great EP US $37.50 Buy It Now 3 days
JOHNNY HORTON- NORTH TO ALASKA VINYL 7" 45RPM COLUMBIA US $1.64 Buy It Now 3 days
Alaska by Fairweather US $1.99 Buy It Now 3 days
Imaad Wasif LOWERCASE Kill Rock stars Mailorder Freak CLUB 7 INCH Vinyl Alaska US $34.99 Buy It Now 3 days
78rpm DAJOS BELA ORCH alaska / ca c`est paris ODEON o 2120 US $41.44 Buy It Now 3 days
45 rpm lot of 2 Johnny Horton, Johnny Reb, North to Alaska US $5.00 Buy It Now 3 days
SILVER SEAS - ALASKA NEW CD US $35.28 Buy It Now 3 days
Fairweather - Alaska NEW CD Single US $12.07 Buy It Now 3 days

More places to buy ALASKA music online Buy ALASKA & Prog Rock Digital Music online:
  • AmazonMP3: Search for ALASKA DRM-Free MP3 Downloads @ AmazonMP3 (USA Only) | AmazonMP3 (UK Only)

ALASKA shows & tickets


  • The Shell Corporation + Alaska at DNA, Brussels on 4 Sep 2014
  • Alaska + Lie After Lie at Chmury, Warszawa on 9 Sep 2014
  • Lights & Caves on 13 Sep 2014

ALASKA discography


Ordered by release date | Showing ratings (top albums) | Help Progarchives.com to complete the discography and add albums

ALASKA top albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

2.57 | 17 ratings
Alaska
1998

ALASKA Live Albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

ALASKA Videos (DVD, Blu-ray, VHS etc)

ALASKA Boxset & Compilations (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

ALASKA Official Singles, EPs, Fan Club & Promo (CD, EP/LP, MC, Digital Media Download)

ALASKA Reviews


Showing last 10 reviews only
 Alaska by ALASKA album cover Studio Album, 1998
2.57 | 17 ratings

BUY
Alaska
Alaska Symphonic Prog

Review by toroddfuglesteg

2 stars Good band name; bad music.

The references to YES and STARCASTLE is very evident. The album is keyboards driven to the extreme. Pompeous keyboards, that is. Some tasty guitars are included too, but keyboards is the main instrument here. The sound is also very American with clear references to film music, New Age and AOR music. ALASKA may be up in the north on the map, but music wise this music is in the middle of USA with it's pomp AOR songs. Symphonic prog ? Sort off..... But more of the sterile sort and not the madcap ELP sort of symphonic prog. I find no similarities between ELP and ALASKA.

The music on this album is pretty generic and boring. No elements of surprises. Just a run through a very familiar territory. A couple of half decent songs is the only saving grace here. That's all I want to say. This is not my cup of tea.

2 stars

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

 Alaska by ALASKA album cover Studio Album, 1998
2.57 | 17 ratings

BUY
Alaska
Alaska Symphonic Prog

Review by b_olariu
Prog Reviewer

3 stars Alaska is a band that incorporates in their music sounds and symphonic elements from Yes and Starcastle. Al Lewis is the voice and drumer of Starcastle so it's clear that this band is influenced by them. This is symphonic music with very nice passages, nice keyboard works through the album, but sometimes i think is to mellow. Anyway good effort by the band, some strong compositions are Museum Dreams ( great vocal harmonies) and the longest track from here Tiananman Square. All in all 3 stars album for me, still to some of you is a copy of Yes and Starcastle but to me is a good symphonic album that has some highlights here and there. Pleasent most of the time, good but non essential, for fans who listen Yes, Starcastle, Legacy.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

 Alaska by ALASKA album cover Studio Album, 1998
2.57 | 17 ratings

BUY
Alaska
Alaska Symphonic Prog

Review by cmidkiff

1 stars To me this does't sound like Yes or Tormato at all (See band biography). Tormato has loads of guitar and bass driving it. Alaska has almost no guitar and very weak drums and bass. The vocalist sounds like he is singing out of his range and even flat at times. Keyboards are what dominate this album and pretty much define the sound. The closest they get to Tormato might be "Circus of Heaven"

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

 Alaska by ALASKA album cover Studio Album, 1998
2.57 | 17 ratings

BUY
Alaska
Alaska Symphonic Prog

Review by PROGCOM

3 stars The good news is that these musicians have made a credible effort to revisit the true spirit of Yes. They lay out some really interesting parts. Especially the longer epic songs climb to some degree of majesty. The politically relevant Tienanman Square is an astounding piece of labour. Its development of themes and melodies really sets an example. Too bad the production of the whole record is too clean, since this is a typical studio project. It lacks sharpness in performance.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Thanks to ProgLucky for the artist addition. and to Ivan_Melgar_M for the last updates

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | GeoIP Services by MaxMind | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: JazzMusicArchives.com — the ultimate jazz music virtual community | MetalMusicArchives.com — the ultimate metal music virtual community


Server processing time: 0.72 seconds