Prog Magazine Issue 135 (December 2022) The Moody Blues
NOTE: Prog no longer comes with a free CD (there is a streamable sampler available online). This issue comes with four free postcards.
So what was the first prog album then? You could ask 20 different prog fans that question and get 20 different answers. But one of the first, without a doubt, is The Moody Blues’ groundbreaking second album from 1967, Days Of Future Passed.
We celebrate that very album, which is 55-years old this month as Justin Hayward and John Lodge recall the heady days of making one of the very first progressive rock albums.
Also in Prog 135...
Jean-Michel Jarre - the French synth wizard revisits the work of his mentors on his new album.
Critics' Choice - so what did the Prog magazine writers vote as their album of the year?
Gordon Giltrap - the guitarist shares his tales of working with Ian Mosley, Oliver Wakeman, Nicko McBrain and loads more…
Dim Gray - Norwegian art-rock trio make sweet music on record number two.
Devin Townsend - Devin explains his new, more relaxed attitude on latest release Lightwork.
Sweet Billy Pilgrim - the former Mercury Prize nominees have streamlined and returned with the conceptual Somapolis.
Bill Nelson - a look at how the former Be-Bop Deluxe man turned art-rock on its head with his Red Noise project.
Magenta - the Welsh proggers conjure up orchestral sounds on their latest, The White Witch: A Symphonic Trilogy.
Green Carnation - Prog has all manner of fun and games trying to get to Norway to see the band in concert!
Galahad - the Dorset prog rockers are back with The Last Great Adventurer… Just don’t call them neo-prog!
VLMV - VLMV’s Pete Lambrou on creating the band’s new album under lockdown.
Julie Tippetts - Julie Tippetts (née Driscoll) on her huge 60s hit, her late husband Keith, and her ongoing work with Martin Archer.
Nick Fletcher - guitarist Nick Fletcher on a prog world full of Genesis, Dream Theater and Janelle Monáe.
Plus new and reissue reviews of Magma, King Crimson, Ian Anderson, Renaissance, Tangerine Dream, Sigur Rós, Keith Emerson, Elder, Todd Rundgren, Hedvig Mollestad, AVAWAVES, Magenta, Gordon Giltrap and Paul Ward, Mediaeval Baebes, Evership, Gandalf’s Fist and more…
And live reviews of Roxy Music, Steve Hackett, Marillion, Public Service Broadcasting, Summer’s End Festival, Muse, Renaissance, 10cc, Cellar Darling and more!