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Latest news: The third (and final) edition of The Strawberry Bricks Guide to Progressive Rock is close! Written, fact-checked and proofread, I am in the process of finalizing this edition and readying it for print. For those that have purchased the first edition of the book, it is a considerable upgrade with over 200+ more records added to the timeline, fact-checked, edited, and a new prologue and epilogue. Early 2020 release!

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50 years of Nektar

We put the old band back together to CELEBRATE the 50th ANNIVERSARY of NEKTAR!
The original members of Nektar; Derek "Mo" Moore, Ron Howden, and Mick Brockett are back. We've added Ryche Chlanda from Fireballet and the 78' band, Randy Dembo from the 2005 band, and newcomer and world-class keyboard player, Kendall Scott.

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The Golden Vibe > Hillage, Steve

Artist: Steve Hillage
Label: Madfish
Catalog#: SMACD1155
Format: CD
Country: Europe
Released: 2019

Tangerine Dream In Search Of Hades unboxing video

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In Search Of Hades (The Virgin Recordings 1973-1979) > Tangerine Dream

Artist: Tangerine Dream
Label: UMC
Catalog#: 772 711-9
Format: Box Set, CD, Blu-ray
Country: Europe
Released: 2019-06-14

Zëss > Magma

Artist: Magma
Label: Seventh Records
Catalog#: A40
Format: CD
Country: France
Released: 2019-06

Chris Holmes, RIP

"Professor" Chris Holmes, keyboard player for Timebox and later Babe Ruth, has passed away, as first reported on the Babe Ruth Facebook page. Our condolences to his family and loved ones.

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The Universe Also Collapses > Gong

Artist: Gong
Label: Kscope
Catalog#: KSCOPE634
Format: CD
Country: United States
Released: 2019
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Somewhere after Gong’s 2032 album Daevid Allen sought to renew the Gong band, in a shuffle that would eventually replace the entire old guard. Bassist Dave Sturt was first to arrive in 2009, while reed player Ian East jumped on board shortly thereafter. Allen’s son and drummer Orlando Monday Allen arrived in 2012, and following a series of concerts in Brazil, guitarist and long time greater Gong family member Fabio Golfetti joined the fold. Prior to recording 2014’s excellent I See You album, singer and guitarist Kavus Torabi was recruited.

Jethro Tull Every Album, Every Track by Jordan Blum

Jordan's put together a fine appraisal of the music of Jethro Tull, just in time for the 50th anniversary of the band. While I may not agree completely with all his assessments, that's what makes books such a good read, and what better subject than Tulldom? Be sure to pick this one up!

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Focus live 1974

Great clip of Focus live in 1974 performing (amongst others) their entire Hamburger Concerto.

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Atomic Rooster live

Vocalist Pete French and guitarist Steve Bolton have revived Atomic Rooster. Here's a clip of them performing recently, let's hope the festival circuit picks up on them.
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