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Latest news: Work has begun on The Strawberry Bricks Companion, a curated and annotated discography of the artists and groups from the timeline, 1967 to present. Due sometime in 2024.

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Reviews for the Third Edition

Reviews for the third edition of The Strawberry Bricks Guide to Progressive rock (will be updated).

"500 excellent essays that merge album reviews with band histories, and then mash that into an over-arching chronological framework to not only trace the genre’s “rise” and “fall,” but also the vast parameters that it was capable of embracing." - Dave Thompson, Goldmine Magazine

Genesis BBC Broadcasts

Be sure to check out the track listing below!

Review: In the Court of the Crimson King - King Crimson at 50

Sigmund Freud and I were listening to King Crimson the other evening. We ran through the entire studio catalog: From the genre-defining 1969 debut, In The Court Of The Crimson King, to the other “Peter Sinfield-Robert Fripp'' era releases, we were stunned with their originality and musicianship. We next ventured on to the “Larks” era and monstrous rhythm section of Bill Bruford-John Wetton. This was perhaps my favorite, being so visceral. After a little nip of Schnapps, we continued on to the early 80s incarnation, or Discipline lineup, with the Americans Adrian Belew and Tony Levin.

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Eclipse > Jade Warrior

Artist: Jade Warrior
Label: Acme
Catalog#: ADCD1021
Format: CD
Country: United Kingdom
Released: 1998

Manuel Göttsching, RIP

Manuel Göttsching has passed away on December 4th, 2022. In addition to his work with seminal Krautrock bands Ash Ra Tempel and Ashra, his solo career would produce one of the most essential albums of trance music ever made, E2-E4. Our condolences to his family and friends. RIP.

Nik Turner, 1940-2022, RIP

It's being reported that Nik Turner has left the planet Thursday for the great cosmos beyond. Nik was of course a founding member of Hawkwind. Here's a shot from Chicago's Beat Kitchen in 2014. RIP dear Nik, my condolences to your family and loved ones.

Mike Oldfield’s TUBULAR BELLS Celebrates Its 50TH Anniversary With A Brand New Recording!

Mike Oldfield’s iconic “Tubular Bells” took the world by storm when it launched in 1973, and nearly 50 years later continues to sell over 100,000 albums per year, with a total of 17.5 million copies sold worldwide and 18 million streams. In honor of the 50th anniversary of this ground-breaking album, Cleopatra Records will be releasing a new studio album entitled Tubular Bells – 50th Anniversary Celebration.

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King Crimson Documentary announces screenings in October

Live streamed screening with introduction by Robert Fripp and Q&A with the director and band members.
Pre-order the worldwide live event via nugs.net to access the exclusive digital event for a 24 hour limited time window.

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A.R. & Machines: "71/17 Another Green Journey - Live at Elbphilharmonie Hamburg"

Due on October 14th - my birthday - proud to say I attended this concert in person!

Flash In The USA due in September

"Restored live recordings of the classic progressive rock band Flash from the 1970s. Featuring ex-Yes guitarist Peter Banks, singer Colin Carter, bassist Ray Bennett and drummer Mike Hough, the band had three Billboard charting albums, and a top 30 single with "Small Beginnings." Across three discs, this beautifully curated set contains twenty-two tracks from seven performances, most of them previously unavailable. 32-page booklet features exclusive band interviews, unpublished photographs, and an itinerary of their tours during the golden age of rock concerts in the USA."

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Colosseum Live Montreaux 1968