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    Posted: August 19 2010 at 11:56
Does anyone know what ever happened to Cairo? Why did they fall off the face of the earth? Any recommendations on any other bands that sound similar?
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I hope to have an interview with them a.s.ap.

which means I have to chase them up again to reply to my questions. 

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Good idea. Their first album has grown through the years into one of my favorite prog albums. Great band!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote fgivens Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 20 2010 at 14:34
Thanks, I'm sure there are many that could use some hopefully good news as to a fourth album in the works.
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I really miss Cairo. Loved their first two albums. Their third one never really grew on me. I've been hoping for a comeback for quite some time. Mark Robertson is a wonderful keyboardist.
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underrated but worth a listen I take it?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote lucas Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 24 2010 at 08:26
Bands that sound similar : very easy : ELP (Mark Robertson is a Keith Emerson-clone) and Yes (well, difficult not to hear echoes of Steve Howe in the guitar work), and maybe UK's 'danger money'.
They are somewhat mellower than the other MAgna Carta acts.
 
Their first two albums are quite decent, the second is more "metal" than the first one.
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Keith Emerson also liked Cairo himself and especially  likes to listen the last (long) track of the debut album. Well, that's what I once read in an old interview with one of the guys from Cairo.

Yes, I think they are very much like other Magna Charta bands, maybe more keyboard driven.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote fgivens Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 24 2010 at 14:58
I recently discovered TRANSATLANTIC, EXPLORERS CLUB and 4FRONT. Anyone listening to them? If you haven't, you should give them a try.
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Incredible band. It's amazing how little they're talked about. Just listened to this this gem on the way to work today.

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They're not so well known, I think. Yes, they are great.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote progaardvark Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 22 2015 at 11:08
Their lead singer, Bret Douglas, passed away in 2011 from pancreatic cancer. I know there were rumors of a fourth album back in 2009, but alas, I haven't heard any news since Douglas' passing.
 
 
They were a great band.
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Very sad, and that explains it the demise of the band.
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It had been quite a while since I had listened to them.  I have a CD jukebox player with 400 CDs in it that I was listening to the CDs in order and one of the Cairo CDs came up.  I didn't recognize it but while listening I was thinking, wow this is really good.  I had to walk over to the CD player to see what it was that I was listening to. 
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Originally posted by Moogtron III Moogtron III wrote:

Good idea. Their first album has grown through the years into one of my favorite prog albums. Great band!
 
yep I love that album as wellClap
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