We celebrate the 50th anniversary of prog legends Emerson, Lake & Palmer in the new issue of Prog, which is on sale now.
Carl Palmer tells us about some amazing live plans to celebrate the band's 50th anniversary in style and brings us up to speed with the proposed Brain Salad Surgery sci-fi movie as well. Prog writer Sid Smith brings us the story of the band's electric 1970 debut album, and celebrity fan Danny Baker reveals how he was rendered speechless (which is something for Danny!) by the band after seeing them at the London Pavilion in 1971. Were you there?
Before we divulge what's in the rest of the issue, some information on how best to get a hold of your copy of Prog during the current Covid-19 crisis.
* The easiest option for everyone would be to go digital. There is currently a great 5 issues of £5/€5/$5 deal. You can also buy single digital issues from us, from the Apple Store (opens in new tab), from Zinio and all manner of digital magazine retailers. Single digital issues are also available (opens in new tab).
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Prog usually sells well in WH Smiths stores in transport hubs. With many of these currently closed we've switched concentration of distribution to Supermarkets, which of course are currently open, as are local newsagents.
In the USA we know that Barnes & Noble have temporarily stopped taking new stock. For our American readers purchasing online or buying the digital version will probably be your best bet to get your monthly Prog fix.
Please bear with us during the current health crisis. Delays to subscription copies and print purchases are going to be almost inevitable.
Also in Prog 108...
Nick Mason - the Saucerful Of Secrets drummer looks back over his time in Pink Floyd and how it's informed his current work
Alan Parson Project - Alan Parsons discusses the band's 1984 album Ammonia Avenue and its resultant box set
Trevor Rabin - the former Yes and ARW guitarist discusses his own box set and upcoming new solo album
Pure Reason. Revolution - the much-loved proggers have reformed after a ten-year hiatus
Clannad - the Irish Celtic folk proggers are calling it quits after their forthcoming tour. They've also got a career-spanning box set to celebrate
Hans-Joachim Roedelius - the krautrock pioneer has a fascinating story to tell in The Prog Interview
Katatonia - back after their own, rather short hiatus, the Swedish prog metallers are on real form
Nightwish - the symphonic prog metallers get harmonious on their latest album
Psychotic Waltz - the US prog metallers are back with their first new album in 24 years
Ms. Amy Birks - the former Beatrix Player and Prog Award winner releases his debut solo album
Anubis - the Australian prog metallers get conceptual with their latest release
Rodney Matthews - the album sleeve artist takes a break from covers and calls in some famous pals for his own album
Bruce Soord - his prog world is all about Alan Parsons Project, a bit of Yes, film noir and ... Duran Duran!
Plus live and album reviews from Pure Reason Revolution, Marillion, Nick Mason's Saucerful Of Secrets, Rick Wakeman, Hawkwind, Lazuli, Jack Hues, Anathema, Dream Theater, Pendragon, Rosalie Cunningham, Lifesigns, Thank You Scientist, Katatonia and more...
And music from Green Carnation, IZZ, Three Colours Dark, I Am The Manic Whale and more on the free CD.