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Latest news: Happy Holidays! The third (and final) edition of The Strawberry Bricks Guide to Progressive Rock is coming soon. Written, fact-checked and proofread, I am in the process of finalizing this edition for press. 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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New Gentle Giant Box Set, Unburied Treasure

Unburied Treasure is a planned CD boxed set of Gentle Giant music and memorabilia from Madfish Records, a label of Snapper Music. It is due in 2019. It will be a limited edition of 2000 copies and include all 12 original albums, many discs of live recordings, a coffee table-sized book of memorabilia, and more.

Fotheringay > Fotheringay

Artist: Fotheringay
Label: A&M Records, A&M Records, A&M Records
Catalog#: SP4269, SP 4269, SP-4269
Format: Vinyl
Country: US
Released: 1970
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Sandy Denny’s reasons for departing Fairport Convention included an outlet for her songwriting, but a reluctance to tour and be away her partner Trevor Lucas were also key. To wit, she formed Fotheringay with Lucas-named after the Fairport song of the same name. He called on former Eclection bandmate and drummer Gerry Conway; former Dantalian’s Chariot bassist Pat Donaldson came from a recommendation by initial guitarist Albert Lee (who was recommended by Richard Thompson!); Lee didn’t work out, and American Jerry Donahue completed the band.

The Art Of German Psychedelic 1970-74 > A.R. & Machines

Artist: A.R. & Machines
Label: BMG
Catalog#: 538037740
Format: CD
Country: Germany
Released: 2017-10-27

Love From The Planet Gong box set

I'm a huge fan of the new trend of obsessive boxsets, and this from one of my dearest bands:

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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