New Prog Mag On Sale!
Prog 28 is on sale today. Cover star Jon Anderson talks us through the year in prog – 1972 – which celebrates its 40th Anniversary this year, with help from Genesis, Renaissance, VdGG, BJH, Greenslade, Caravan and Hatfield & The North. It’s an intriguing read and there’s also your own Top 10 prog albums from 1972 for you to peruse over as well (don’t complain – you voted for them!). Jon also talks, in an exclusive interview, about life outside of Yes, his future plans, including his long-awaited follow-up to Olias Of Sunhillow and his forthcoming liv show at the Sadlers Wells Theater in London in August.
Elsewhere in the issue:
Al Di Meola – the spellbidingly fierce guitarist in prog fusioneers Return To Forever, and mesmerising guitar maestro in his own light talks about his amazing career.
Pink Floyd – the inside story behind the band’s groundbreaking debut Piper At The Gates Of Dawn.
Fairport Convention – they fused rock, folk and prog into an intriguing and long-lasting mix. This is the story of how it all started.
Sparks – this issue’s Outer Limits subjects. So how prog were they then?
Syd Arthur – new Canterbury sound pioneers discuss their idea and ideals and how the original Canterbury sound has influenced them.
Gentle Giant – on the back of the release of the 5 disc I Lost My Head (The Chrysalis Years) box set, the band discuss their final years on the label.
Echolyn – US proggers of some pedigree return with a stunning new album.
BEAK> – Geoff Barrow is best known as a member of Portishead. But as BEAK> shows, he has a proggy side too!
OM – Their new album is a progfest beyond belief. But their roots lie in the metallic drone scene. So just where do prog and drone collide?
Ulver – the dark Norwegian proggers have re-recorded their favourite psych tunes from yesteryear. Not only is it fascinating listening, but here they talks os through their inspired choices.
Citizen Cain – Scotland’s reclusive proggers have released a new album. It might just eb their last. Find out what’s going on here…
Plus reviews of albums and gigs from Can, DBA, Heather Findlay, Edison’s Children, Icebreaker, Ihsahn, Return To Forever, Chris Thompson, Marillion, Utopia, Robert Wyatt, Tangerine Dream, Gavin Harrison, Devin Townshend, Sunn 0))), FIsh and many more.
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