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Thirty-Three Essential Progressive Rock Albums

Everybody loves lists, myself included. What are my favorite progressive rock albums? Here they are, do you have them all?

Essential: 33 Progressive Rock Albums
1. The Nice – The Thoughts Of Emerlist DavJack (Immediate 1967)
2. Soft Machine – Volume Two (Probe 1969)
3. Colosseum – Those Who Are About To Die Salute You (Vertigo 1969)
4. Jethro Tull – Stand Up (Reprise 1969)
5. King Crimson – In The Court Of The Crimson King (An Observation By King Crimson) (EG 1969)
6. The Pretty Things – Parachute (Harvest 1970)
7. Caravan – In The Land of Grey And Pink (Deram 1971)

Tony Williams Lifetime, The

Tony Williams, John McLaughlin and Larry Young. The birth of fusion.

Founded: 1969

Location: New York City, New York

Tony Williams Lifetime, The New

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Tony Williams reformed his Lifetime in the mid-70s with a new lineup featuring Allan Holdsworth on guitar, Alan Pasqua on keyboards and Tony Newton on bass. Marlon Graves replaced Holdsworth for the second album.

Founded: 1975

Location: New York City, New York

Top, Jannick

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Bassist supreme

Founded: 1947

Location: Marseille

Website: Jannick Top - Accueil

Venegoni & Co.

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Led former Arti e Mestieri guitarist and composer Gigi Venegoni, Venegoni & Co. were another premier fusion band signed to the Cramps label.

Founded: 1977

Location: Turin, Italy

Website: :: Venegoni & Co :: Official Web Site :: Gigi Venegoni :: download mp3

Zao

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Offshoot from Magma, Francois Cahen and Yochk'o Seffer offer world-class (albeit more traditional) jazz rock.

Founded: 1972

Location: Paris, France