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#progrock Eloy - Inside (December 1973) - Originally from Essen, Eloy formed in 1969, taking their name from sci-fi author H.G. Well's “Time Machine”. As with many German bands at the time, they covered English bands, which had considerable influence on their music. Oddly enough, the band gained a recording contract by winning a talent contest! Their hard rock debut, sung in English (as were all their releases), was a private release, but constant touring led to a deal ... http://ow.ly/2XQeNF
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#progrock Novalis - Sommerabend (May 1976) - Novalis were reduced to a quartet for their next album, Sommerabend. Produced by Achim Reichel, the symphonic record again bypasses the overt complexities of most prog rock of the day. Written by Lutz Rahn, the instrumental “Aufbruch” kicks the album off. After the spicy intro, the large, sweeping Novalis melodic lines take over propelled by Hartwig Biereichel's forceful drumming. Detlef Job's guitar is at the fore and Rahn l... http://ow.ly/2XMGES
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#progrock Earth & Fire - Song Of The Marching Children (October 1971) http://ow.ly/2X7vaB
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#progrock Fairport Convention - (July 1968) - Fairport Convention got its start in the same London underground as their more psychedelic counterparts and eventually became England's first (and finest) electric folk-rock band. Fairport too was absorbing their influences, considerably West Coast (The Byrds) with the requisite Bob Dylan and Joni Mitchell covers. Their debut is a pleasant and gentle affair that showcased the talents of guitarists Richard Thompson and Simon ... http://ow.ly/2X0VwU
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#progrock Uriah Heep - Demons And Wizards (May 1972) - Uriah Heep, named after the Charles Dickens character, was certainly one of the most critically-derided bands of the era. The classic quote goes something like “if this band makes it I'll have to kill myself ”. Sadly, a few of the members did. Bassist Gary Thain died in 1976 while lead singer David Byron took his own life a decade later. Byron and guitarist Mick Box had previously been in the band Spice, while keybo... http://ow.ly/2WVFqc
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#progrock Kraftwerk - Autobahn (November 1974) - Who would guess from their previous efforts that Kraftwerk were about to do what few others on the entire timeline would ever do: have an international hit single! That Kraftwerk ventured into pop territory with autobahn isn't that far of a stretch; they'd always had a way with melody and the whole krautrock trip was getting a little passé by now. The trip down side one of the album is just like a cruise on the freeway: s... http://ow.ly/2WR5qo
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#progrock Peter Hammill - Nadir's Big Chance (February 1975) http://ow.ly/2XNun6
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#progrock Kraan - Andy Nogger (January 1975) - Formed in 1970 in their native Ulm, Kraan quickly migrated to Berlin before eventually settling at an artists' commune in Wintrup. They recorded two albums for the German Spiegelei label prior to this; their self-titled debut, released in 1972, was a little more musical than most krautrock of the time, while their second, 1973's Wintrup, was their most discrete offering of heavy rock songs. Kraan featured the superb instrum... http://ow.ly/2XaVft
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#progrock Hoelderlin - Rare Birds (October 1977) - At the beginning of the year, Christian Grumbkow put down his guitar to become the band's manager, although he would continue to provide lyrics for their music. Spaniard Pablo Weeber, on a recommendation by Guru Guru, took his place, adding a significant mark to the band's sound. Rare Birds was recorded with Cedric Beatty and Manfred Schunke, the latter of the Kunstkopf or “artificial head” fame. “Haktik Intergalactic” ... http://ow.ly/2X4mvS
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#progrock Manfred Mann's Earth Band - Nightingales & Bombers (August 1975) http://ow.ly/2WXrEz
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#progrock Manfred Manns Earth Band - Solar Fire (November 1973) http://ow.ly/2WTCXz
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#progrock Premiata Forneria Marconi - Chocolate Kings (March 1976) http://ow.ly/2WNWWS
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The Strawberry Bricks Guide to Progressive Rock
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Strawberry Bricks is your definitive record guide to progressive rock, with band histories, musical synopses and critical commentary, all presented in the historical context of a timeline.

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Artists covered in the book: Daevid Allen, Amon Düül II, Jon Anderson, Ange, Aphrodite's Child, Area, A.R. & Machines, Ashra, Atomic Rooster, Kevin Ayers, Il Balletto di Bronzo, Banco Del Mutuo Soccorrso, Barclay James Harvest, Franco Battiato, The Beatles, David Bedford, Beggars Opera, Birth Control, Tim Blake, Brand X, Arthur Brown Arthur & Vincent Crane, Bill Bruford, Camel, Can, Caravan, Clearlight, Colosseum, Curved Air, Deep Purple, Earth & Fire, Egg, Eloy, Embryo, Emerson Lake & Palmer, The Enid, Fairport Convention, Family, Far East Family Band, Faust, Finch, Flash, Focus, Fripp & Eno, Genesis, Gentle Giant, Giles Giles & Fripp, Gong, Greenslade, Grobschnitt, Gryphon, Guru Guru, Steve Hackett, Peter Hammill, Bo Hansson, Happy The Man, Hatfield And The North, Hawkwind, Heldon, Henry Cow, Steve Hillage, Hoelderlin, Michael Hoenig, Jade Warrior, Jean Michel Jarre, Jethro Tull, Kansas, Khan, King Crimson, Kingdom Come, Kraan, Kraftwerk, Led Zeppelin, The Long Hello, Magma, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Manfred Mann's Earth Band, Matching Mole, McDonald and Giles, Pierre Moerlen's Gong, The Moody Blues, National Health, Nektar, The New Trolls, The Nice, Nova, Novalis, Mike Oldfield, Le Orme, Osanna, Passport, Anthony Phillips, Pink Floyd, Popol Vuh, Premiata Forneria Marconi (PFM), The Pretty Things, Procol Harum, Quatermass, Quiet Sun, Rare Bird, Renaissance, Rush, Schicke Führs & Fröhling, Sea Level, Sebastian Hardie, Sensations' Fix, Pete Sinfield, Soft Machine, Chris Squire, Starcastle, Steeleye Span, Strawbs, Supertramp, Synergy, Tangerine Dream, Tempest, Tomorrow, Traffic, Triumvirat, U.K., Uriah Heep, Utopia, Van Der Graaf Generator, Vangelis, Rick Wakeman, Wallenstein, The Who, Wigwam, Darryl Way's Wolf, Robert Wyatt, Stomu, Yes and Frank Zappa.