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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).

"Each of the over 500 entries is lovingly annotated with insightful breakdowns of each subject, which resulted in me reacquainting myself with many albums I hadn't thought about in years. Whether you are the novice getting your cape dirty for the first time, or a seasoned veteran who enjoys a fresh perspective, this is your mountain to climb." - Eric Reidelberger, Ugly Things Magazine

Judy Dyble posthumous release, Between A Breath and A Breath

Dyble Longdon is a collaboration between iconic vocalist Judy Dyble (ex Fairport Convention, Trader Horne and Big Big Train songwriter and frontman David Longdon. Their highly anticipated album Between A Breath And A Breath will be officially released on 25 September. The CD edition is released on English Electric, distributed by RSK, and the gatefold vinyl edition is released on the Plane Groovy label. The album contains seven original compositions with all lyrics by Judy Dyble and music and production by David Longdon. The songs are, at times, haunting and, at others, beautifully fragile.

David Jackson

David Nicholas George Jackson was born in 1947 in Stamford, Lincolnshire.

Epitaph to release Rare Bird cover

Legendary German band EPITAPH is releasing a new single and video on 23 July. Their cover version of ‘Rare Bird’s ‘Sympathy’ is taken from the band’s recently released triple CD box set "Five Decades of Classic Rock". Both the single and the album clearly illustrate why Epitaph has earned a reputation as one of the country’s foremost Prog rock acts.

Founded in 1969, Epitaph made music history in the 70s becoming the first German band to tour the USA several times. In 1974 they produced their album “Outside The Law” in Chicago.

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Gentle Giant Reunite via Fan Video

Whoever said there could be too many cooks in the kitchen? With a bevy of fans, six members of Gentle Giant reunite for "Proclamation," a fan video produced by Damon Shulman. Check it out!

Judy Dyble, RIP

Saw the news that singer Judy Dyble passed away after a lengthy illness. As an original member of Fairport Convention, Judy was a pioneer female singer in the London underground, and next, a catalyst for the formation of King Crimson. My condolences to her family and friends.

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Pye Hastings

Julian Frederick Gordon “Pye” Hastings was born in 1947 in Tomnavoulin, Banffshire, Scotland. He moved to Lydden, Kent, England when he was ten years old.

Eroc

Joachim Heinz Ehrig was born in 1951 in Weimar, Thuringia in the German Democratic Republic.

Hartwig Biereichel

Hartwig Biereichel was born in 1950, in the port city of Hamburg.

RIP Phil May

Pretty Things' singer Phil May has died at age 75 from complications in surgery following a bike accident. Make no mistake: When you talk about The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Kinks, The Who and The Yardbirds, The Pretty Things need to be in that column. From early beat to freak beat to psychedelic to art rock, the Pretties were one of Britian's originals, and one of finest rock bands ever. I raise my glass to Phil, rest in peace and my sincere condolences to your loved ones. Long live the king!

Charles Snider featured in Prog Magazine #109

Charles Snider is featured this month in Prog Magazine's My Record Collection!
"The mastermind behind a unique reference guide gets his favourite albums out and tell us how an American kid covered a world of progressive music and wrote it up for all to enjoy. Strawberry Bricks forever..."

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