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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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Lemmy, RIP

Lemmy Kilmister passed away on December 28th at age 70, after a brief battle with cancer. He formed Motörhead in 1975 After anchoring Hawkwind for several years. From Dave Brock:
"So very sad to wake to the news that we have lost Lemmy. He was a character, a gentleman and a friend. I’ll miss him and especially our eccentric text conversations of recent years… We had a magical bond when we played together. He had a style all of his own and his legendary bass playing will live on forever…..We’ll miss you man, you’ll not be forgotten. DB"

Pink Floyd 1965

"To mark 50 years since the tracks were recorded, Pink Floyd have released a limited edition set of two 7" singles, containing the band's first recordings. Entitled Pink Floyd 1965 – Their First Recordings, the songs include Syd Barrett compositions Lucy Leave, Double O Bo, Remember Me, and Butterfly, coupled with Roger Waters' Walk With Me Sydney, and I'm A King Bee by Slim Harpo. The band lineup was the original quartet of Syd Barrett, Roger Waters, Nick Mason and Richard Wright, augmented by Rado Klose on guitar, and, on Walk With Me Sydney, Juliette Gale on backing vocals.

Dreams & Absurdities

Artist: Dave Sturt
Label: Esoteric Antenna
Catalog#: EANTCD 1056
Format: CD
Country: UK
Released: 2015-10-30

Rush R40 Live

Rush releases its R40 Live concert set, November 20th. Here's a real gem:

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Je Suis Paris

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Space Fusion Odyssey > Turner, Nik

Artist: Nik Turner
Label: Purple Pyramid
Catalog#: CLP-2303-1
Format: Vinyl
Country: UK
Released: 2015-10-30

Harmonia: The Complete Works

Teaser video from Groenland Records to celebrate the release of the career-spanning Harmonia box set.

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Rodolfo Maltese, RIP

A member of Banco Del Mutuo Soccorso since 1972, guitarist Rodolfo Maltese passed away on Saturday, October 3rd. Rest in peace, Rudy.

Gong Reissues

In announcing the upcoming Universal Records Gong Trilogy box set, please note that the surviving members of Gong discourage purchase of the upcoming Charly Records box sets:

The Man, The Music > Hackett, Steve

Artist: Steve Hackett
Label: Wienerworld Ltd.
Catalog#: WNRD2592
Format: DVD
Country: UK
Released: 2015-09-07