Book Reviews

Here are some reviews of books that I have found particularly interesting/informative/fun!

  • Reading Time

    Reading Time

    This week, I have been reading A NEW DAY YESTERDAY: UK PROGRESSIVE ROCK & THE 1970s. It had been on my reading list for a while, so thought I would take it for a spin. I must say, I am glad I did. I’m 50% of the way through it and really enjoying it. A…

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  • The Progressive Underground, Vol 2

    The Progressive Underground, Vol 2

    The Progressive Underground Volume 2 is out now and continues author Kevin Rowland’s deep delve into this marvellous genre. This volume covers demo and album reviews by artists from I to S. Here are the artists featured (often multiple times) : Icon, Igzit-Nine, Ilúvatar, Iluzjon, Imagin’Aria, Incandescent Sky, Ines Project, The Inhabitants of Yip, Inkább…

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  • How Music Got Free: What happens when an entire generation commits the same crime?

    How Music Got Free: What happens when an entire generation commits the same crime?

    This book is all about how the mp3 file format for compressed audio took over the world, eventually leading to music becoming, effectively, free. On the surface, this may sound like a dull topic. However, the book reads like an action thriller. It’s fast paced, skips forwards and backwards in the narrative and generally keeps…

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  • The Progressive Underground, Vol 1

    The Progressive Underground, Vol 1

    The Progressive Underground Volume 1 is a new series of books starring the progressive music scene as seen through the eyes, ears and pen of noted reviewer Kevin Rowland. It covers the years 1991 through 2006.   Kevin has written for just about every prog / rock related magazine and blog for many years and…

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