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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!

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.

Yes New Album first listen

Sounds promising!
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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.