The Moody Blues grace the cover of the new issue of Prog, on sale now!

Prog 135
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The Moody Blues grace the cover of the new issue of Prog, which is on sale now!

So what was the first prog album then? You could ask 20 different prog fans that question and get 20 different answers. But one of the first, without a doubt, is The Moody Blues’ groundbreaking second album from 1967, Days Of Future Passed.

We celebrate that very album, which is 55-years old this month as Justin Hayward and John Lodge recall the heady days of making one of the very first progressive rock albums.

There's also a 2023 calendar featuring the work of artist Paul Whitehead with art you'll recognise from Genesis, Peter Hammill, VdGG and more, four Moody Blues postcards and a 21-track sampler from Norwegian label Apollon Records with music from Major Parkinson, Ring Van Mobius, Caligonaut, Adventure and more...

Also in Prog 135...

Jean-Michel Jarre - the French synth wizard revisits the work of his mentors on his new album.

Critics' Choice - so what did the Prog magazine writers vote as their album of the year?

Gordon Giltrap -  the guitarist shares his tales of working with Ian Mosley, Oliver Wakeman, Nicko McBrain and loads more…

Dim Gray - Norwegian art-rock trio make sweet music on record number two.

Devin Townsend - Devin explains his new, more relaxed attitude on latest release Lightwork.

Sweet Billy Pilgrim - the former Mercury Prize nominees have streamlined and returned with the conceptual Somapolis.

Bill Nelson - a look at how the former Be-Bop Deluxe man turned art-rock on its head with his Red Noise project.

Magenta - the Welsh proggers conjure up orchestral sounds on their latest, The White Witch: A Symphonic Trilogy.

Green Carnation - Prog has all manner of fun and games trying to get to Norway to see the band in concert!

Galahad - the Dorset prog rockers are back with The Last Great Adventurer… Just don’t call them neo-prog!

VLMV - VLMV’s Pete Lambrou on creating the band’s new album under lockdown.

Julie Tippetts - Julie Tippetts (née Driscoll) on her huge 60s hit, her late husband Keith, and her ongoing work with Martin Archer. 

Nick Fletcher - guitarist Nick Fletcher on a prog world full of Genesis, Dream Theater and Janelle Monáe.

Plus new and reissue reviews of Magma, King Crimson, Ian Anderson, Renaissance, Tangerine Dream, Sigur Rós, Keith Emerson, Elder, Todd Rundgren, Hedvig Mollestad, AVAWAVES, Magenta, Gordon Giltrap and Paul Ward, Mediaeval Baebes, Evership, Gandalf’s Fist and more…

And live reviews of Roxy Music, Steve Hackett, Marillion, Public Service Broadcasting, Summer’s End Festival, Muse, Renaissance, 10cc, Cellar Darling and more!


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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.