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Rock St. Trop > Pretty Things, The

Artist: Philippe DeBarge / The Pretty Things
Label: Madfish
Catalog#: SMALP 1078
Format: Vinyl
Country: Europe
Released: 2017

Three Piece Suite > Gentle Giant

Artist: Gentle Giant
Label: Alucard
Catalog#: ALUGG057
Format: CD, Blu-ray
Country: Germany
Released: 2017
Strawberry Bricks Entry: 
The late 60s and early 70s were a time of change in British rock music. The psychedelia that rose just a few years prior had opened the bridges to a variety of new styles of music as a new generation of men that were entering their early 20s, began to find their voices. Gone were the cover versions and pop singles; in was something much deeper, both musically and intellectually, undoubtedly following the lead set first by The Beatles and their Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album. Gentle Giant was one such group.

Progtoberfest III at Reggies, October 20th-22nd

Please join me Saturday and Sunday at Reggies for the third installment of Progtoberfest! I'll have books to sell. Check the link below for the latest lineup.

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Holger Czukay, RIP

Another member of the influential German rock band Can has passed away. Joining Michael Karoli (2001) and Jaki Liebezeit (2017), bassist and engineer Holger Czukay was reported to have been found dead in his apartment on September 5th, just weeks after the death of his wife, U-She (Ursula Kloss). RIP, Holger, Sie war ein Zauberer von Musik Maschinen.

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Strawberry Bricks Reviewed: Innerviews

Recent post from Anil Prasad, the mastermind behind Innerviews.org website: "Only one major book on progressive rock that matters has been published this year, and it's this one: The Strawberry Bricks Guide to Progressive Rock (Revised and Expanded Edition) by Charles Snider. This is a work of great passion and expertise by a true aficionado and historian of the form.

Strawberry Bricks Reviewed: Prog Mag, Progression, Progsheet

Here's a few encapsulations from very recent reviews of The Strawberry Bricks Guide to Progressive Rock, Revised and Expanded Edition (2017):

“In this updated edition of his 2007 book, an idea of the kind of depth Charles Snider goes into can be gleaned from the revised artwork, an electron-microscope image of the grooves of Minstrel In The Gallery. It’s a heck of a project, and his dedication and breadth of choice is to be applauded. Snider’s summaries are intensely fact-packed but academic – this is still an enthusiast’s mothership.”

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Marián Varga, RIP

Marián Varga, Czech keyboardist and founder of Collegium Musicum, passed away last week at age 70. RIP, our condolences to your loved ones.

Krautwerk > Großkopf, Harald

Artist: Eberhard Kranemann / Harald Grosskopf
Label: Bureau B, Bureau B, Bureau B
Catalog#: BB 271, CD 143162, CD143162
Format: CD
Country: Germany
Released: 2017-05-00

New Gentle Giant 5.1 Remix

From Amazon.de:
"This Blu-ray + CD in the Digipak contains the new Steven Wilson mixes in 96/24 PCM as well as DTS 5.1 surround sound. Furthermore, the Blu-ray contains animated videos to the tracks, instrumental mixes of all tracks, as well as all three complete original albums as 'flat transfer' in their original mixes.