ELP's Tarkus at 50 on the cover of the new issue of Prog, on sale now!

Prog 125
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Emerson, Lake & Palmer's Tarkus is 50 this year, and we celebrate the album on the cover of the brand new issue of Prog Magazine, which is on sale now.

Tarkus is arguably one of THE highlights of the 50+ year career of ELP. In the new issue of Prog we go behind the scenes of the making of the 1971 album with a brand new interview with Carl Palmer. We also feature an exclusive extract from the brand new ELP book about the album. And Carl also discusses his lengthy career as well as the ELP book and the new ELP live box set too.

The new issue also comes with a 2022 calendar depicting the art of Hugh Syme, the graphic artist who worked with Rush for so many years, and who has also worked with the likes of Dream Theater, Supertramp, Styx, Megadeth, Nevermore, Tiles and more.

We also feature the Prog Magazine writers' albums of the year - always a talking point among readers/ So what has been voted Album of The Year this year?

Also in Prog 125...

Hugh Syme - the graphic artist discusses his work with Canadian legends Rush

Summer's End Festival - we go behind the scenes and review the bands as the festival returns post-Covid

Caravan - Pye Hastings and co are back with an excellent new studio album

Ross Jennings - the Haken singer takes time out to invest in a solo career and we find out more

Mastodon - the Atlanta proggers tell us about the tragedy that’s informed their new album

Glass Hammer - the US band put the rock into prog rock with their new concept album

Public Service Broadcasting - We discover why the quartet set their latest concept work against the backdrop of Berlin

Donner - White Willow’s Jacob Holm-Lupo digs out the vintage synthesisers

Diagonal - UK proggers tell us all about their inventive new album, 4

Critics' Choice - it’s that time of year again. What was the Prog writers’ top album of 2021?

Stephen W Tayler - best known as remixer to the likes of VdGG and Peter Gabriel, Stephen tells us all about his own latest musical project

Michal Lapaj - the Riverside keyboard player discusses a prog world full of Pink Floyd, Marillion and, er, Brazilian 70s porn music in My Prog!

Plus album reviews from CynicPink Floyd, Frank Zappa, Maybeshewill, Pentangle, Jonny GreenwoodElbowPopol VuhRachel Flowers, PFM, Hedvig MollestadAlan ParsonsChick CoreaGlass HammerA Formal HorseGalahad Electric Company, DonnerLindy-Fay Hella/Dei FarneOcatine SkySoupDynatronViriditasThe Ocean and more!

And live reviews from Hawkwind, Jethro Tull, Wobbler, The Pineapple Thief, Jack
and Enslaved.

And music from Cyan, Mriana SemkinaRob ReedAlex Canion and more on the free CD


Here's our guide on how best to get a hold of your copy of Prog while we're still feeling the effects of the COVID-19 crisis.

* Prog is still on sale in the UK in most supermarkets and newsagents, even during current Covid-related restrictions, so you should have options on the high street. You can use our store finder to find your nearest stockist. Delays are possible as stores prioritise the delivery of different lines of stock. 

* The easiest option for everyone would be to go digital. You can get single digital issues from the Apple Store, from Zinio and all manner of digital magazine retailers.

* Subscribe to Prog. We are now accepting subscriptions from the rest of the world. Subscriptions available here.

* In North America, Prog is available is branches of Barnes & Noble and Books-A-Million, although new issues do not go on sale until a couple of weeks after they're published in The UK. 

* Single print issues of Prog can be purchased online from Magazines Direct and also Burning Shed

Click on the corresponding cover on the single issue page at Magazines Direct for payment options.

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.