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Latest news: The second edition of The Strawberry Bricks Guide to Progressive Rock is OUT OF PRINT. I would like to thank everyone who has purchased the book over the years. I don't get a lot of feedback on it, but what I do get is positive, and it is very rewarding. For as long as I can remember, the "progressive" music of the 60s/70s/80s has been my passion. Life has been good to me and I have been able to dedicate much of my time outside family and work to my so-called music "archaeology." The book is the culmination of that research and is my legacy to the fine musicians that made the music we hold so dear. c

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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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Fotheringay > Fotheringay

Artist: Fotheringay
Label: A&M Records, A&M Records, A&M Records
Catalog#: SP4269, SP 4269, SP-4269
Format: Vinyl
Country: US
Released: 1970
Strawberry Bricks Entry: 
Sandy Denny’s reasons for departing Fairport Convention included an outlet for her songwriting, but a reluctance to tour and be away her partner Trevor Lucas were also key. To wit, she formed Fotheringay with Lucas-named after the Fairport song of the same name. He called on former Eclection bandmate and drummer Gerry Conway; former Dantalian’s Chariot bassist Pat Donaldson came from a recommendation by initial guitarist Albert Lee (who was recommended by Richard Thompson!); Lee didn’t work out, and American Jerry Donahue completed the band.

The Art Of German Psychedelic 1970-74 > A.R. & Machines

Artist: A.R. & Machines
Label: BMG
Catalog#: 538037740
Format: CD
Country: Germany
Released: 2017-10-27

Love From The Planet Gong box set

I'm a huge fan of the new trend of obsessive boxsets, and this from one of my dearest bands:

50 years of Nektar

We put the old band back together to CELEBRATE the 50th ANNIVERSARY of NEKTAR!
The original members of Nektar; Derek "Mo" Moore, Ron Howden, and Mick Brockett are back. We've added Ryche Chlanda from Fireballet and the 78' band, Randy Dembo from the 2005 band, and newcomer and world-class keyboard player, Kendall Scott.

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The Golden Vibe > Hillage, Steve

Artist: Steve Hillage
Label: Madfish
Catalog#: SMACD1155
Format: CD
Country: Europe
Released: 2019

Tangerine Dream In Search Of Hades unboxing video

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In Search Of Hades (The Virgin Recordings 1973-1979) > Tangerine Dream

Artist: Tangerine Dream
Label: UMC
Catalog#: 772 711-9
Format: Box Set, CD, Blu-ray
Country: Europe
Released: 2019-06-14

Zëss > Magma

Artist: Magma
Label: Seventh Records
Catalog#: A40
Format: CD
Country: France
Released: 2019-06

Chris Holmes, RIP

"Professor" Chris Holmes, keyboard player for Timebox and later Babe Ruth, has passed away, as first reported on the Babe Ruth Facebook page. Our condolences to his family and loved ones.

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The Universe Also Collapses > Gong

Artist: Gong
Label: Kscope
Catalog#: KSCOPE634
Format: CD
Country: United States
Released: 2019
Strawberry Bricks Entry: 
Somewhere after Gong’s 2032 album Daevid Allen sought to renew the Gong band, in a shuffle that would eventually replace the entire old guard. Bassist Dave Sturt was first to arrive in 2009, while reed player Ian East jumped on board shortly thereafter. Allen’s son and drummer Orlando Monday Allen arrived in 2012, and following a series of concerts in Brazil, guitarist and long time greater Gong family member Fabio Golfetti joined the fold. Prior to recording 2014’s excellent I See You album, singer and guitarist Kavus Torabi was recruited.