Record Store Day's Prog Releases

Record Store Day
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Releases by Yes, Porcupine Tree, Mike Oldfield, Emerson Lake & Palmer and Gong head up the prog-friendly releases which will be available for this year's Record Store Day, which takes place on April 22this year.

Among the stand out prog releases are a Yes live album on triple vinyl, recorded in the band's Close To The Edge tour in 1972 from the Knoxville Civic Auditorium, a brand new Porcupine Tree EP on 180g vinyl including tracks previously unreleased on vinyl available from In Absentia and Deadwing, a 50th anniversary picture disc of Emerson, Lake & Palmer's Brain Salad Surgery album, Mike Oldfield's Opus One, the original demo that was later to become the global phenomenon, Tubular Bells and a 50th Anniversary - Abbey Road Half Speed Master of Gong's 1973 album Angel's Egg.

The full list of prog-related releases:
The Amorphous Androgynous - Tales Of Ephendrina LP/CD (UMC/Virgin)
The Baker Gurvitz Army - The Baker Gurvitz Army LP (Culture Factory USA, inc)
Bert Jansch - Toy Balloon LP (Earth)
Bert Jansch - When. The Circus Comes To Town LP (Earth)
Brian Eno - Forever Voiceless LP (UMC)
Edgar Froese - Ages  2LP (L.M.I.R.)
Emerson,Lake & Palmer - Brain Salad Surgery LP (BMG)
The Future Sound Of London - Life In Moments LP (FSOL Digital)
Goblin - Rarities (Film Versions And Alternates) LP (BTF)
Gong - Angel's Egg LP (UMC/Virgin)
GTR - GTR LP (Esoteric)
Laibach - Nova Akropola 2LP (Cherry Red)
The Mars Volta - Frances The Mute + The Widow (Live) 12" (Clouds Hill)
Mike Oldfield - Tubular Bells - Opus One LP
Porcupine Tree - IA / DW / XT 12" (Transmission)
Sigur Ros - Kveikur 2LP (Krunk)
Sparks - Live At Record Plant '74 12" (Sound City Records)
Stewart Copeland - Klark Kent 12" (BMG)
Sun Ra - Haverford College, January 25, 1980 LP (Modern Harmonic)
Tangerine Dream - Liv e In Paris, Palais des Congres 3LP (L.M.I.R.)
Tears For Fears - Saturnine Martial & Lunatic 2LP (UMC/Mercury)
xPropaganda - The Heart Is Strange - The Remixes LP (UMC)
Yes - Live At Knoxville Civic Auditorium 3LP (Rhino/Atlantic)

You can find a list of participating record stores using the official sore locator here.

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.