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Leslie Mandoki discusses his five favourite prog albums

Mandoki Soulmates
(Image credit: Red Rock Production)

Leslie Mandoki, leader of the Mandoki Soulmates, has discussed his favourite progressive rock albums; a list that features Jethro Tull, King Crimson, Genesis, Yes and more... You can watch the video below.

Mandoki Soulmates are set to release a brand-new expanded version of 2019's Hungarian Pictures suite, released under the title Utopia For Realists: Hungarian Pictures through InsideOut Music on the September 24.

Alongside the original remixed and remastered music, a brand new Blu-ray audio-visual album will be released, combining the recording of the concert film of the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall with an impressive cinematic realisation of the individual musical episodes. It also provides exclusive insights behind the scenes of the Soulmates production live and in the studio, a "making of". 

Utopia For Realists: Hungarian Pictures features guest appearances from Ian Anderson (Jethro Tull), Jack Bruce (Cream), Nick van Eede (Cutting Crew), Chris Thompson (Manfred Mann’s Earth Band), Bobby Kimball (Toto), David Clayton-Thomas (Blood, Sweat and Tears), John Helliwell (Supertramp) and Al di Meola.

Utopia For Realists: Hungarian Pictures will also be released as a standalone gatefold 2LP+CD+LP-Booklet, and a standard CD jewelcase.

Pe-order Utopia For Realists: Hungarian Pictures.

Jerry Ewing
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, as well as sleevenotes for many major record labels. He lives in North London and happily indulges a passion for AC/DC, Chelsea Football Club and Sydney Roosters.