The Greatest Prog Musician Ever unveiled in the new issue of Prog, on sale now

Prog 113
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The greatest musicians in the history of progressive music are featured in the new issue of Prog Magazine which is on sale today.

After Prog Magazine's biggest ever reader vote in which over 80,000 people cast votes, you've made your call and we've printed the results. We have brand new and classic interviews from the likes of Rush, David Gilmour, Rick Wakeman, Steven Wilson, Mike Portnoy and more as we feature the Top 200 musicians you voted for. It makes for fascinating reading, and there are more than a few surprises!

There are also four extra free gifts with this issue on top of the free CD. You get the 148-page Marillion and Genesis eBooks. There's Music Theories Recordings sampler featuring Flying Colors, Von Hertzen Brothers, Ayreon, Jan Akkerman, Don Airey and more plus access to an exclusive 16-hour Greatest Prog Musicians playlist that tires in with your Top 100 choices.

Also in Prog 113...

Barclay James Harvest - quiet and unassuming Oldham native John Lees helped steer symphonic prog rockers Barclay James Harvest to playing to a quarter of a million people in East Germany. He's the subject of the Prog Interview.

The Pineapple Thief - the UK prog rockers go from strength to strength as they question everything on Versions Of The Truth

Neal Morse - Morse reaches to the Gospels for inspiration for his latest prog rock concept album.=

Oceans Of Slumber - Texan prog metal pioneers battle the elements and line-up changes to bring us their self-titled fourth album

Tim Bowness - Bowness’ new album Late Night Laments is a direct reaction to the releases that preceded it, he says

The Tangent - with a stable line-up for the first time in aeons, The Tangent strike gold with new album Auto Reconnaissance

Protest The Hero - vocal issues and taking care of their own business were just two hurdles the Canadian prog rockers faced while making new album Palimpsest

Jethro Tull - a dip back to the very first issue of Prog as Ian Anderson recalls the making of ‘the ultimate concept album’, Thick As A Brick

John Martyn - we dip into the archives to bring you a brutal and personal portrayal of this genre-bending genius

Susanna - Norwegian art rocker Susanna reflects on her latest album that sets the poems of Baudelaire to music

Rikard Sjoblom - Big Big Train and Gungfly vocalist and guitarist Rikard Sjöblom reveals all about a prog world that includes King Crimson, National Health, The Mars Volta and, er, cheesy 80s ballads!

Plus album reviews from FishPeter GabrielEnslavedDyble LongdonRoger WatersBlackfieldSimon CollinsSteve HackettJakko JakszykJohn PetrucciMotorpsycho10cc, Gentle Giant, Hawkwind, Colosseum, MastodonMichael Rother, GalahadUltravoxJacqui McShee & Kevin DempseyRay Thomas and more.

And music from That Joe PaynePymlicoAisles, Life In DigitalChris Opperman 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 on sale in the UK in most supermarkets and newsagents. Shops are now open in the UK (with social distancing), so you should have far more options on the high street.

* The easiest option for everyone would be to go digital. You can subscribe digitally from just £1.78 an issue. And also from the Apple Store, from Zinio and all manner of digital magazine retailers.

* Single print issues of Prog can be purchased online from My Favourite Magazines and also Burning Shed. MFM is still holding more stock than usual.

* Subscriptions. We are now accepting subscriptions from the rest of the world. Subscriptions available 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.