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  1. Various Artists "Taking Some Time On: Underground Sounds Of 1970" 4CD box set

    New collection coming out 7/30/2021 from Esoteric Recordings-

    Esoteric Recordings are pleased to announce the next release in their series of compilations celebrating the so-called “underground”...
  2. Fantastic! Looking forward to listening to both...

    Fantastic! Looking forward to listening to both of these clips about GG's Classic Free Hand. Thanks to Sean for his work.
  3. Well done overview of King Crimson's history from...

    Well done overview of King Crimson's history from 69 to 74. Looking forward to the next installment in August.
  4. Ray Shulman is also credited for authoring the...

    Ray Shulman is also credited for authoring the Genesis 5.1 DVDs as well.
  5. Thanks for sharing this interview with GG's Ray...

    Thanks for sharing this interview with GG's Ray Shulman. And like you, I'm Really looking forward to the SW remix of Free Hand.
  6. For me; Mahavishnu's The Lost Trident Sessions is...

    For me; Mahavishnu's The Lost Trident Sessions is alright but it's not in the same class as The Inner Mounting Flame & Birds Of Fire. My favorite song on there is "Trilogy". Anyways, I'm glad that...
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    GG's Derek Shulman has stated (in Will Romano's...

    GG's Derek Shulman has stated (in Will Romano's book Mountains Come Out Of Sky-The Illustrated History of Prog Rock) that he saw bands like Yes, Genesis & Kansas getting airplay on AOR stations in...
  8. Also the first Yes album was a gatefold cover in...

    Also the first Yes album was a gatefold cover in the UK and only a single sleeve in the US when it came out in 1969. And Rhino Records would use the original UK album covers for the first two Yes...
  9. Yes' debut album & Time And A Word were issued...

    Yes' debut album & Time And A Word were issued with different covers in the USA & UK. Atlantic Records in the US felt that the UK cover of TAAW would be called obscene (and not be placed in record...
  10. Understanding The Mars Volta - The Early Years

    From the 'Lie Likes Music' channel on YouTube, the video clip contains information from The Mars Volta's limited edition vinyl box set, La Realidad De Los Sueños.

    https://youtu.be/S3y3IXgrvzM
  11. ‘Still Wish You Were Here’: Members of Yes, Genesis, Deep Purple Play Pink Floyd

    Pink Floyd’s 1975 album, Wish You Were Here, is the subject of a new tribute album from an all-star lineup of rock and metal stars. Still Wish You Were Here, coming May 28, 2021, includes...
  12. I have that version of In A Glass House. ...

    I have that version of In A Glass House. Purchased from GG's website back in 2000. Never heard any other versions of this album (or any complaints about it from anyone) but I think it sounds great...
  13. Good News: The SW remix of GG's Free Hand is...

    Good News: The SW remix of GG's Free Hand is coming in June!
    https://www.jpc.de/jpcng/poprock/detail/-/art/gentle-giant-free-hand/hnum/10490958?lang=en

    PS: This is the first vendor taking...
  14. If you're interested in the original mixes of...

    If you're interested in the original mixes of GG's albums, the 5.1 remixes that Steven Wilson did for them on Blu-Ray (Octopus, The Power and The Glory & the Three Piece Suite comp.) all include...
  15. Emerson, Lake & Palmer Get ‘Definitive’ Book

    The prog rock supergroup Emerson, Lake & Palmer will get their first official book ELP, out later this year.

    ELP was created by Carl Palmer and the families of Keith Emerson and Greg Lake — who...
  16. New Prog Metal Band: Crusade - "Insatiable [Lyric Video]"

    Check out this new Prog Metal Band, Crusade & their first single, "Insatiable".

    https://youtu.be/JPZASBScqVo
  17. My number one 'confort-prog' LP has to be Gentle...

    My number one 'confort-prog' LP has to be Gentle Giant's Free Hand

    The runners up;
    Rush Moving Pictures
    Yes Fragile
    Genesis Trespass
    King Crimson Islands
    Gentle Giant Three Friends
  18. Chicago at Carnegie Hall Gets Complete 50th Anniversary Edition (Rhino.com Exclusive)

    From Best Classic Bands.com:

    Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Chicago became the first non-classical group to perform six nights in a row at Carnegie Hall 50 years ago. Between April 5-10,...
  19. I agree with you that David Henschel had a 'dense...

    I agree with you that David Henschel had a 'dense style' to his productions (best heard Genesis' Wind & Wuthering, And Then There Were Three & Duke which he co-produced with the band). I do recall...
  20. I Agree!! I've always looked at these lists as a...

    I Agree!! I've always looked at these lists as a way to give a little attention to the various musicians that they chronicle & that there's No Way to include everyone.

    PS: With that said, My list...
  21. From uMusic.com-The Greatest Prog Drummers: An Essential Top 25 Countdown

    The rock’n’roll cliché says that the drummer is always the wildest, unhinged part of the band – which may be true when you’re talking about The Who or Led Zeppelin. But in the world of prog rock,...
  22. I agree with you that "Flame/Sky" is an excellent...

    I agree with you that "Flame/Sky" is an excellent 'Dueling Guitar Jam' with outstanding performances from both Carlos Santana & John McLaughlin (and the Santana Band as well). And Carlos & John...
  23. Rare Bird "Beautiful Scarlet: The Recordings 1969-1975" 6CD box set 4/30/2021

    Esoteric Recordings are pleased to announce the release of BEAUTIFUL SCARLET – THE RECORDINGS 1969 – 1975, a newly re-mastered 6 CD boxed set featuring all of the albums and singles released by...
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    My pick of 12 Rush songs is: "2112" "Closer To...

    My pick of 12 Rush songs is:
    "2112"
    "Closer To The Heart"
    "Cygnus X-1"
    "La Villa Strangiato"
    "The Sprit Of Radio"
    "Tom Saywer"
    "Vital Signs"
    "Subdivsions"
    "Far Cry"
  25. Just found another thread on this same article;...

    Just found another thread on this same article; Old News. Sorry!
  26. Keith Emerson Tribute Concert to Be Released

    by Best Classic Bands Staff

    The Keith Emerson Estate has announced the upcoming release of the Official Keith Emerson Tribute Concert. March 11, 2021 marks the 5th anniversary of the keyboard...
  27. Listened to History of Yes III last night and I...

    Listened to History of Yes III last night and I enjoyed it. The highlight for me was the discussion of Yessongs (since it was my big introduction to Yes back in the '70s). Keep up the fine work...
  28. Jon Anderson on solo reissues and 50 Years of "The Yes Album"

    Midway through UCR's interview with Jon Anderson, the former Yes singer cuts off the conversation — not because of a sensitive question or scheduling conflict. But because the magic bird is back in...
  29. Very interesting! While it might've been nice to...

    Very interesting! While it might've been nice to have Steve Hackett replace Allan Holdsworth in U.K., I agree with Steve's assessments that he was enjoying his independence after leaving Genesis &...
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    Herbie Hancock Remembers Chick Corea:...

    Herbie Hancock Remembers Chick Corea:
    https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-features/herbie-hancock-interview-chick-corea-1128481/
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    Sorry to hear the news about Chick Corea's death...

    Sorry to hear the news about Chick Corea's death on Tuesday. He was one of the Giants of the Music World. My favorites by him are the albums with the electric edition of Return To Forever in the...
  32. And I remember seeing PG perform "Biko" live in...

    And I remember seeing PG perform "Biko" live in concert at Forest Hills Tennis Stadium, NY in '83 & The Meadowlands NJ in '87. It was the last song at both shows, the song really came to life &...
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    Here's a brief documentary celebrating JW's life...

    Here's a brief documentary celebrating JW's life & work:
    https://youtu.be/5GNuMp6zodc

    My favorite work by John is Crimson's Larks, Starless & Red albums and with U.K. Continue to Rest In Peace,...
  34. Watch Peter Gabriel Re-Record ‘Biko’ With Artists From Around the World

    New version of 1980 classic features Yo-Yo Ma, the Cape Town Ensemble, Sebastian Robertson, and bassist Meshell Ndegeocello

    Peter Gabriel has re-recorded his 1980 protest classic “Biko” with help...
  35. Very good interview with Tony Kaye. I see that...

    Very good interview with Tony Kaye. I see that he had to sign away his royalties with he left Yes in 1971 (just like Bill Bruford would do when he left the band in '72). Thanks to luvyesmusic for...
  36. Robert Fripp was Furious over First Viral Video

    King Crimson founder Robert Fripp was “fucking furious” after his first viral video was posted online.

    The revelation comes from the rocker’s wife, Toyah Wilcox - a successful actress, musician...
  37. Chester Thompson Interview: Discusses, Genesis, Zappa & Weather Report

    Chester Thompson on His Years With Genesis, Frank Zappa, and Weather Report
    He spent 30 years in Genesis as a touring drummer, but he had a falling out with Phil Collins in 2010 and they haven’t...
  38. Rush: Alex Lifeson & Geddy Lee are eager to make new music together

    Alex Lifeson has confirmed that he and Rush bandmate Geddy Lee have discussed working on new music together. "After we finished the last [Rush] tour in 2015, I started just writing on my own and...
  39. For me, Clockwork Angels still works and I think...

    For me, Clockwork Angels still works and I think it's one of Rush's best albums (and sadly, their last album). I love "Caravan", "The Anarchist", "Carnies", "The Wreckers", "Headlong Flight" & the...
  40. Great interview with Geddy Lee about his working...

    Great interview with Geddy Lee about his working relationship with Neil Peart! Thanks for sharing, koreabruce.
  41. Missed seeing King Crimson in NYC due to COVID.

    Missed seeing King Crimson in NYC due to COVID.
  42. Gentle Giant: The Missing Interviews-The Early Days

    From 1972-1976 music director Jeff Pollack conducted a series of short interviews with Ray and Derek Shulman as part of a series called “English Musicians” on KCFR College Radio in Denver, CO. The...
  43. I feel they should've included Dream Theater's...

    I feel they should've included Dream Theater's James LaBrie on the list!
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    I remembered David Bowie's birthday by playing...

    I remembered David Bowie's birthday by playing his final albums, The Next Day & Blackstar. Love both of them and playing them back-to-back really shows him at his peak. Had the pleasure of seeing...
  45. Rolling Stone-Neil Peart; Rush Drummer's Bold Life & Brave Final Years

    Rush’s virtuoso drum hero lived by his own rules, to the very end. For the first time since Peart’s passing, his bandmates and widow discuss his legacy and his final years.

    Neil Peart made it only...
  46. King Crimson-In The Court Of The Crimson King...

    King Crimson-In The Court Of The Crimson King (Prog's Big Bang) & Larks' Tongues In Aspic (the seeds of Prog/Metal)
    Genesis-Nursery Cryme/Foxtrot/Selling England By The Pound & Yes-Fragile/Close To...
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    I'm truly sorry to hear about Gerry Marsden's...

    I'm truly sorry to hear about Gerry Marsden's death. My favorites by Gerry & The Pacemakers are "How Do You Do It" & "Don't Let The Sun Catch You Crying". RIP Gerry
  48. Gentle Giant-Backstage Interview from 1980

    https://youtu.be/29LaIgk0mpc
  49. Toe Fat "Bad Side Of The Moon-An Anthology 1970-1972" 2CD set (Esoteric UK) 2/26/2021

    Description
    Esoteric Recordings is pleased to announce the release of Bad Side of the Moon, a new re-mastered 2 CD anthology featuring the recordings of the cult rock band TOE FAT.

    Formed in 1969...
  50. Led Zeppelin-"Trampled Underfoot", "Achilles Last...

    Led Zeppelin-"Trampled Underfoot", "Achilles Last Stand", "In The Evening", "Kashmir", "Stairway To Heaven" & "Dazed And Confused" (from the Led Zeppelin DVD)
  51. Can't forget these: Gentle Giant-"The...

    Can't forget these:

    Gentle Giant-"The Runaway"/"Experience" & "So Sincere" (from Playing The Fool)
    Weather Report-""Freezing Fire", "Cucumber Slumber", "Teen Town", "Black Market" (from Live &...
  52. Off the top of my head: Emerson, Lake &...

    Off the top of my head:
    Emerson, Lake & Palmer-"Tarkus" (especially "Aquatarkus") from WBMFTTSTNE
    Rush "La Villa Strangiato" from Rush In Rio
    King Crimson-"The Talking Drum" from Frame By Frame,...
  53. While Gentle Giant's debut isn't my favorite...

    While Gentle Giant's debut isn't my favorite album by them, I'd still like to see the 5.1 remix by SW of it (that came out as part of last year's Box Set) released as a stand-alone Blu-Ray.
  54. Anyone who's interested in the best of what's...

    Anyone who's interested in the best of what's available in Dolby Atmos, Blu-Ray or Surround Sound should check out the Life In Surround channel on YouTube. Here's two Prog related releases that were...
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    Yes indeed; ELP's 1977 tour lost a lot of money...

    Yes indeed; ELP's 1977 tour lost a lot of money due to having the big orchestra (and ticket sales for the shows fell way below expectations). I've read that Keith Emerson hated having to go out on...
  56. Watched the Zappa documentary yesterday and I...

    Watched the Zappa documentary yesterday and I thought it was Great. Learned a lot of information about Frank Zappa and his music that I didn't know before.
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    Along with the reasons others have already said...

    Along with the reasons others have already said on this thread, I think ELP should've taken a year or two after the tour for Works Vol. 1 before coming out with another album. Of course, they...
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    From what I've heard about ELP's Works Vol. 2 is...

    From what I've heard about ELP's Works Vol. 2 is that it came out in order help offset the losses the band incurred after their tour in '77 to promote Works Vol. 1. It's possible that the Second...
  59. Wow; Great Video Clip! Thanks so much for...

    Wow; Great Video Clip! Thanks so much for sharing, Dok.
  60. I agree! Still a good LP with some of my...

    I agree! Still a good LP with some of my favorites from the band (like "Funny Ways", "Alucard", "Giant" & "Isn't It Quiet And Cold?"). The best from GG was yet to come.
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