50 years of Jethro Tull's Aqualung celebrated in the new issue of Prog, on sale now

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Jethro Tull's Aqualung is celebrated on the cover of the new issue of Prog, on sale today...

The 1971 album, Tull's fourth studio record, celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. Rightly regarded as a bona fide prog classic, in brand new interviews with Ian Anderson, Martin Barre and more we talk about the impact of the record and what it means to them 50 years on.

Also in Prog 117...

Steve Hackett - Hackett returns with his first acoustic album since Tribute.

Transatlantic - The prog supergroup return after seven years with their grandest work so far

Steven Wilson - Discussing change, misconception and expectation on the artist’s latest album

Gryphon - singer and drummer Dave Oberlé looks back over one of the most unique and interesting careers in prog

Ring Van Mobius - Norwegian retro proggers are having a blast with album number two

Blackfield - Where has Aviv Geffen steered the ship now Steven Wilson’s taken a back seat?

Wardruna - The Norwegian folk prog outfit talk of the old ways and current album Kvitravn

Frost* - Mainman Jem Godfrey looks back over Frost*’s career and ponders the future

Jump - The veteran UK proggers have their say on new long-player, Breaking Point

Sigur Ros - Icelandic post-rockers dig deep into the past for their latest album

Teramaze - The Australian proggers got busy during lockdown with another new recording

Esthesis - Winners of Best Unsigned Band in the Readers’ Poll introduce themselves

Eivør - The fascinating Faroese singer and musician is the subject of this issue's Outter Limits feature

Karnartaka - Ian Jones discusses a prog rock world full of Genesis, Clannad, Pink Floyd and, er, Madonna!

Plus album reviews The AnchoressFish, Riverside, Be-Bop Deluxe, Curved Air, Dosnes Braide Association, Al Stewart, Anneke van Giersbergen, Kayak, Saga,  God Is An AstronautThe Lickerish Quartet, The Amorphous Androgynous, Cult Of Luna, Arcc Of Life, Meer and more.

And music from Lifesigns, Suburban SavagesEternal ReturnLaughing Stock35 Tapes, Stewart Clark and more on the free CD.


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Jerry Ewing

Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock.