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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 2025.

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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).

Totally missed this review! Thank you Pete Pardo and Sea of Tranquility!

Stay For The Ending > District 97

Artist: District 97
Label: MindScan Records
Catalog#: D97 -006 CD
Format: CD
Country: Worldwide
Released: 2023-10-20

Tu-Ner Featuring King Crimson Legends Trey Gunn and Pat Mastelotto With Markus Reuter

Tu-Ner Featuring King Crimson Legends Trey Gunn and Pat Mastelotto With Markus Reuter To Release Debut Double Album “T-1 Contact Information” August 14, 2023!

From the kitchen of the original King Crimson R&D fraKctal units & Stick Men comes Tu-Ner featuring touch guitarist Markus Reuter, alongside the powerhouse rhythm section of Pat Mastelotto on drums and Trey Gunn on Warr guitar.

Porta Westfalica 1975 > Kraan

Artist: Kraan
Label: 36music, Bassball Recordings
Catalog#: 21887, 21887
Format: CD
Country: Germany
Released: 2023-04-22

Hawkwind's Space Ritual Deluxe Box Set

Cherry Red's Atomhenge label is due to release an eleven 11 (!) disc version of the classic Hawkwind live album Space Ritual in late September to celebrate it's 50th Anniversary. In addition to the original 2CD set, the set includes three complete live shows (Liverpool, Brixton and the unreleased Locarno Sunderland) newly mixed by Stephen Tayler along with a new stereo and a (presumably new) 5.1 mix.

Francis Monkman, RIP

From Prog website: "Francis Monkman, founding member and keyboard player of UK prog rockers Curved Air and classical rock crossover band Sky, has died, aged 73. Members of Curved Air broke the news on their Facebook page earlier today, that Monkman had passed away on Friday May 12."

Album Review: Yes' Mirror To The Sky

It’s no secret that Yes’ studio offerings since the epic (and vastly underappreciated) 2001 release Magnification have mostly underwhelmed even the most diehard Yes fans. Founding member and bassist Chris Squire’s last album was 2014’s Heaven and Earth, their first in well over a decade. Produced by Roy Thomas Baker, the album - featuring guitarist Steve Howe, keyboardist Geoff Downes and drummer Alan White - was the first to feature vocalist Jon “Juano” Davison.

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Ray Shulman, 1949-2023

From the Gentle Giant Facebook page:
"It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of Raymond Shulman on March 30th, 2023.
Raymond passed away peacefully at home in London after battling a long illness. He is survived by his wife Barbara Tanner and his brothers Derek & Philip Shulman. His family requests privacy at this very sad time."

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Tomorrow's Permanent Dream released in April 28th

From the press release:
A fresh new version of Tomorrow’s legendary debut album re-imagined by Steve Howe. Post-produced using the technology now available on the balance and edits to enhance and re-present what the band were trying to achieve 55 years ago! Featuring some less well-known studio tracks, a new title, running order and sleeve, creating the psychedelic masterpiece they always envisaged."

New review of the Strawberry Bricks book from ChatGPT:

As an AI language model, I don't have subjective opinions or personal preferences, but I can provide an objective overview of The Strawberry Bricks Guide to Progressive Rock Third Edition.
The Strawberry Bricks Guide to Progressive Rock Third Edition is a book by Charles Snider that provides an extensive and comprehensive guide to progressive rock music. The book covers the history of progressive rock, its sub-genres, and the most influential bands and musicians in the genre.

Robin Lumley, RIP

Robin Lumley, a founding member of Brand X, passed away yesterday from heart failure. His Marscape and Peter And The Wolf were two albums I had prior to his work in Brand X. My condolences to his family and friends.
This is from his bandmate Percy Jones:

"Rob Lumley's health took a sudden turn for the worse a week ago. He went into hospital in Derriford, near his home in Tavistock, Devon, UK, for a quick operation, which had been scheduled, when he had heart failure. The bad news came in that same afternoon on March 9 th.