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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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Violeta de Outono

Warming up for the launch of Violeta de Outono's new album Spaces, here is the first single, 'A Painter Of The Mind'. The song has lyrics inspired by Swiss artist Paul Klee's poems.

Gilli Smyth, RIP

From Orlando Allen's Facebook page:

NIHAO HAMTAÏ > Magma

Artist: Magma
Label: Seventh Records
Catalog#: NIHAO
Format: DVD
Country: France
Released: 2016-09-00

Revolver > Beatles, The

Artist: Beatles
Label: Parlophone
Catalog#: PMC 7009
Format: Vinyl
Country: United Kingdom
Released: 1966-08

RIP, Roye Albrighton of Nektar

From Nektar member Derek "Mo" Moore,

"Nektar guitarist Roye Albrighton dies after a long illness.
It is with a heavy Heart I have to report that our music brother Roye Albrighton,after a long illness, died last night in Poole Dorset. His organs just gave out on him. He was fighting against the infection that grasped him until he could fight no more.

New Gong album, Rejoice! I’m Dead!, due in Sept

Gong Lives! Viva Gong!

"Featuring the voice of Daevid Allen on two songs and guest appearances from Steve Hillage and Didier Malherbehe, Rejoice! I'm Dead! is the 2016 release (and 28th album) from the enduring legend that is Gong.

Brand X reforms

Original members John Goodsall, Percy Jones and Kenwood Dennard have reformed Brand X and a tour this Fall is in the making. See you in Chicago!

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New Van Der Graaf Generator album, Do Not Disturb

Esoteric Recordings today announced a new Van Der Graaf Generator album, Do Not Disturb, anticipated on September 30th, 2016. Always good news...

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Van Der Graaf Cat's eye Promo clip

Another rare VDGG clip unearthed by Herman Permentier:

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Tangerine Dream Documentary

“Support the crowdfunding campaign for the first #TangerineDreamDocumentary - Let's make the dream come true!