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Wonderous Stories
Wonderous Stories


What is Progressive Rock?... "'Music for people who get bored easily'" - Ian Anderson - Jethro Tull. Jerry Ewing, Editor of 'Prog' Magazine tells the in-depth history of Progressive Rock. From the origins of the genre, through the glory years of the late 60s and 70s, to its contemporary resurgence led by, amongst others, Steven Wilson and Opeth. The book is introduced with a foreword written by Steve Hackett. Studying the various and varied in 64258;uences on the genre, from Avant-garde classical, Psychedelia, Jazz and Metal, the book is embellished with over 500 extensively researched images, featuring band photographs, press cuttings, ticket stubs and album covers. Wonderous Stories looks beyond the 'big six' of Progressive Rock - Pink Floyd, Genesis, Yes, Emerson Lake & Palmer, Jethro Tull and King Crimson, with in-depth analysis of the many sub-genres of the music, special features on the albums that have come to define the genre and importantly, looking at Progressive Rock's place in the modern musical spectrum. "Like many fans of progressive music, I have been frustrated by various media portraying the genre as if nothing happened after the 70s glory years. One only has to look at the success of Steven Wilson this year to see that this is patently untrue. So I was always intent, despite the mammoth task of covering 50 plus years of music, that this book brought the story of this inventive and emotional music as up to date as we could". - Jerry Ewing
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