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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian View Post
    As I recall as an old subscriber Rock Society was an expensive subscription but good read, is it still expensive?
    http://www.classicrocksociety.co.uk/...subscriptions/

    For U.S. subscribers it's 55.00 per year, but as I mentioned the issues arrive much quicker than with PROG magazine, so you're not reading out of date news... and personally I find the articles more appealing. Several years back, the magazine was a bit thin, it's become a much more professional thing now IMO.

    There are also individual back issues available for the issues that did not sell out - some of them are heavily discounted too:

    http://www.classicrocksociety.co.uk/...ory/magazines/
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    I subscribe to Prog and as long as it continues to exist it will get my support. One of the most interesting things for me about prog in these times is the re-activation of old bands by men now collecting their pensions and it is interesting to read how they link what they are doing now with what they did then. You can only find these sort of features in Prog. I think they get the length of the features about right - page-length pieces for new musicians and twelve pages or so for established figures. The photographs of the prog musicians in a line and looking earnestly into the camera always brings a smile to my face - you never see Fleetwood or the Eagles doing that (the latter always seem to be sitting on upturned packing cases!)

    I can't say I'm a great admirer of the sampler cds. I don't think I've ever listened to one all the way through. You listen to a track and think it's okay and then you are the served up something really dreadful!

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    I only bought the first couple. The sample CDs then were full of prog metal, a genre which doesn't do it for me. But I'm glad it's survived and indeed thrived* for so long, who would have thought it would be heading into a decade on the shelves??

    *When Team Rock collapsed it was noted that Classic Rock and Prog Magazine both did well, it was basically everything else which didn't...I remember they had ventures like a radio station with no advertisements, goodness me!

  4. #29
    If I could get an issue within 2 weeks of release, I'd subscribe again. But in the US, that 2 month wait just wasn't/isn't worth it (good to know the digital subscription is timely, though...).

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    I see them in Barnes & Noble in the US and they're $14.99 still. They don't have those killer folders anymore though.

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    "I can't say I'm a great admirer of the sampler cds. I don't think I've ever listened to one all the way through. You listen to a track and think it's okay and then you are the served up something really dreadful! "

    I pretty much toss them. Sometimes I give it to a non-prog familiar friend and ask them to critique the tunes. That can be amusing....

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    I'm a subscriber but I can do without the Prog Metal CD that comes with it every month.
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    That's funny that everyone, including myself, toss the attached CD without a listen. I believe the bands pay to have a track put on there, the magazine does not chose them (nor are they related to the content of the issue). When I found that out, I definitely stopped listening to them. So, wasted advertising... and sadly probably raises the cost of the magazine for us too.

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    Yeah, I think that, at this point, the free promo CD is a waste of money. Most folks toss them out.

    My band was once offered a review in exchange for paying to be on a promo CD (mag to remain nameless). I was like, "So, I have to pay to get a review?". Needless to say, I passed.

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    Remember that art people made out of old AOL cds?

    You could do that....

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    Quote Originally Posted by moecurlythanu View Post
    Repetition is the key to learning.
    No it isn't... At least not for me and the people I associate with.
    I'm glad it helps you though since we all are different and have to progress is areas...
    Enjoy the moment... It's the only way to fly!

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    Yeah. Why not have the CD contain special cuts from their featured artist? Say CAMEL is on the cover, so give us a CD with 4 exclusive live cuts from the recent tour. Something you can't get anywhere else, you have to buy the magazine. But what do I know?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Liquid Tension View Post
    No it isn't... At least not for me and the people I associate with.
    I'm glad it helps you though since we all are different and have to progress is areas...
    I stand corrected. Taking shit ultra-seriously is the key to learning.
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    Quote Originally Posted by moecurlythanu View Post
    I stand corrected. Taking shit ultra-seriously is the key to learning.
    Ultra serious??
    Isn't that what you did with this response???
    Enjoy the moment... It's the only way to fly!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Man In The Mountain View Post
    Yeah. Why not have the CD contain special cuts from their featured artist? Say CAMEL is on the cover, so give us a CD with 4 exclusive live cuts from the recent tour. Something you can't get anywhere else, you have to buy the magazine. But what do I know?
    Because then the magazine would have to pay Camel, whereas currently the bands pay the magazine. It's a form of advertising AIUI.

    Quote Originally Posted by miamiscot View Post
    I'm a subscriber but I can do without the Prog Metal CD that comes with it every month.
    There's plenty of styles on the cover CDs beyond prog metal, a sub-genre I have little time for too. I thought the latest issue's cover CD was really good. I hadn't heard of any of the bands before, but enjoyed the whole thing.

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    They did include a one-band cd once as well the regular cd with the miscellany of new names on it. It was Opeth live somewhere or other. I did give it a go but they're a big prog metal act aren't they? Not really my cup of tea. As per usual I found the cd with the new issue unremarkable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bondegezou View Post
    I thought the latest issue's cover CD was really good. I hadn't heard of any of the bands before, but enjoyed the whole thing.
    So, this is the issues with the Hemispheres cover. The tracks are:

    "Play with Fire" by Windmill
    "The Inner Darkness" by Dilemma
    "Here To Stay" by Marcela Bovio
    "Gino" by Tall Talker
    "Silence I Know" by Joey Frevola
    "A Walk In The Park" by Panoply
    "Take A Ride" by Oresund Space Collective
    "Square One" by Purser Deverill
    "The Blacksmith" by Bill Grogan's Goat

    I particularly like the Panoply and Bill Grogan's Goat pieces.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bondegezou View Post
    "The Blacksmith" by Bill Grogan's Goat

    I particularly like Bill Grogan's Goat pieces.

    Henry
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    Quote Originally Posted by Liquid Tension View Post
    Ultra serious??
    Isn't that what you did with this response???
    Easy, big fella.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Finch Platte View Post
    So you're saying it's not baaaaaad?
    LOL

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  21. #46
    I just got a 1 year subscription for $79.20 from https://www.myfavouritemagazines.co.uk/. I had a voucher code that took off $19.80.
    Amazon Marketplace - http://www.amazon.com/shops/A3UJ306B3ZDWF4
    Many hard to find CDs (mostly prog)

  22. #47
    The centre piece of the new issue is an interview with Steve Hackett, in which he lets us know what he thinks of Brexit. Unsurprisingly he's agin it and tells a story about how in the bad old days Genesis shows were cancelled when they couldn't get their truck over the Italian border. The highlight of this issue is a great piece by Danny Kelly on growing up with prog.
    Last edited by Iris; 12-23-2018 at 08:17 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iris View Post
    The centre piece of the new issue is an interview with Steve Hackett, in which he lets us know what he thinks of Brexit. Unsurprisingly he's agin it and tells a story about how in the bad old days Genesis shows were cancelled when they couldn't get their truck over the Italian border. The highlight of this issue is a great piece by Danny Baker on growing up with prog.
    Also interviews with Glass Hammer, Jean-Michel Jarre, Andy Mackay, Pavlov's Dog... good issue.

    Henry
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  24. #49
    Quote Originally Posted by Man In The Mountain View Post
    I feel bad, but I rarely buy the magazine anymore. It just seems so redundant, along with being 2 months late and pricey in the US. I read far more interesting & timely interviews AND reviews for free in the internet. It's good it's still going though.
    Don't do things that make you feel bad. Always do what feels right in your heart.

  25. #50
    Yes, it is a good issue. There's also an interesting interview with Pete Jones. He's currently listening to Big Big Train (aren't we all?!) who he perfectly describes as 'beautiful and moving but terribly serious.' And Hackett tells us that, when he was working with Chris Squire, he was invited to join Yes. News to me that (though probably not to some of the people who contribute here!)

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