Vote For Your Fave 1972 Prog Album And Share Your Memories With Prog!
1972 then. What kind of year was that for prog?
Well, if you consider that the likes of Close To The Edge, Thick As A Brick, Trilogy AND Foxtrot were all released during this year, which celebrates its 40th Anniversary this year, then one could say it was a pretty vintage year for prog. It wasn’t just those albums either. Gentle Giant released Three Friends AND Octopus, Caravan had Waterloo Lily, BJH released Baby James Harvest and The Strawbs Brave New World, ELO’s debut, Pink Floyd’s Obscured By Clouds, PFM’s Per Un Amico and Renaissance’s Prologue all saw the light of day, among others.
1972 also saw Khan’s Space Shanty get released only for the band to split up. Van der Graaf Generator also split that year, for the first time. But then the likes of Greenslade, Gilgamesh, Hatfield & The North and Goblin all formed. So was it a great year for Prog?
We want you to tell us your favourite prog album from 1972, and why? And also for you to share any prog-related memories you might have of the year in question? A year when the three day week was introduced, home politics were blighted by the ‘troubles’ in Northern Ireland, there was the Munich Olympic massacre, Hanoi got bombed, The Godfather was released, The Joy Of Sex was published, Derby County won the First Division and dirty Leeds defeated Arsenal in the FA Cup Final.
Send us your message here, title it 1972, and fire away
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