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Latest news: Strawberry Bricks is the opposite of a "reaction" video. It is the long view on progressive rock's classic era, one that's taken decades to develop through repeated listening. It is history through the eyes of time, written in a historical perspective; and, emphatically, not a knee-jerk reaction ready-made for clicks and views.

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Reviews for the Third Edition

Reviews for the third edition of The Strawberry Bricks Guide to Progressive rock (will be updated).

"Each of the over 500 entries is lovingly annotated with insightful breakdowns of each subject, which resulted in me reacquainting myself with many albums I hadn't thought about in years. Whether you are the novice getting your cape dirty for the first time, or a seasoned veteran who enjoys a fresh perspective, this is your mountain to climb." - Eric Reidelberger, Ugly Things Magazine

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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Paul Williams, RIP

Bassist for Zoot Money, singer for Tempest, Alan Holdsworth, Ansley Dunbar, Juicy Lucy and more,
Paul Williams (née Yarlett) passed away at age 78. RIP, my condolences to his family and friends.

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Il Risveglio Del Principe > Celeste

Artist: Celeste
Label: Mellow Records
Catalog#: MMP 540
Format: CD
Country: Italy
Released: 2019-02-15

Domain for sale: progressiverock.com

I am placing the domain name progressiverock.com for sale. I have owned it since I first registered it in the late 90s. Please use the contact form for this once in a lifetime domain. Serious offers only, minimum bid US$1000.

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Focus 11 > Focus

Artist: Focus
Label: In And Out Of Focus Records
Catalog#: IF-009-CD
Format: CD
Country: Europe
Released: 2018

Ingo Bischof, RIP

Longtime Kraan and Karthago keyboardist Ingo Bischof passed away this weekend. Our sincere condolences to his loved ones.

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Faton Bloom > Malherbe, Didier

Artist: Faton Bloom
Label: Voiceprint
Catalog#: VP217CD
Format: CD
Country: UK
Released: 2001

Identity > Wright, Rick

Artist: Zee
Label: Harvest
Catalog#: SHSP 24 0101 1
Format: Vinyl
Country: UK
Released: 1984-04-09

Happy New Year!

Happy 2019. Thank you to all that purchased the book over the holidays, and to everyone following me on Facebook. I'm going to put the book out of print in April 2019, and split it into two editions: The Record Guide - the timeline of 500 albums - will be available again in late 2019.