Thursday, October 19, 2017
Essential Modern Progressive Rock Albums
Which is why the Rev is excited to hear about Essential Modern Progressive Rock Albums: Images and Words Behind Prog’s Most Celebrated Albums 1990-2016 by Roie Avin, editor of The Prog Report online zine. A 280-page paperback book featuring color photos, album cover artwork, and original press photos, Essential Modern Progressive Rock Albums revisits more fifty ‘gotta have’ album releases by better than 30 bands from the past quarter-century of progressive rock music, a chapter each for works by artists like Porcupine Tree, Opeth, Spock’s Beard, Marillion, the Flower Kings, Riverside, and others. The book includes original interviews with innovative prog musicians like Mike Portnoy and John Petrucci of Dream Theater, Steven Wilson of Porcupine Tree, Roine Stolt of the Flower Kings and Transatlantic, Neal Morse of Spock’s Beard, and many other artists.
Essential Modern Progressive Rock Albums: Images and Words Behind Prog’s Most Celebrated Albums 1990-2016 can be ordered now from The Prog Report website and is scheduled to ship at the end of November. Pre-orders come with a free download of a chapter from the book covering prog supergroup Transatlantic’s classic album The Whirlwind. Check out the video trailer for the book below and I think that you’ll agree that this is a tome deserving of a place on the bookshelf of every prog-rock fan.