Yes - Close To The Edge at 50 on the cover of the new issue of Prog, on sale now!

Prog 128
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We celebrate the 50th anniversary of Yes's classic fifth studio album Close To The Edge on the cover of  issue 128 of Prog Magazine, which is on sale now.

We have brand new interviews with Steve Howe, Rick Wakeman, Bill Bruford and Jon Anderson as they recall how they created their first ever album with a full side-long epic. There's rarely seen photos from in the studio as the band recorded Close To The Edge and what exactly happened when Bill Bruford decided to leave the band!

There's also four Roger Dean 'Postcards From The Edge' free with this issue and a 20-track Karisma Records sampler featuring music form Wobbler, Airbag, Arabs In Aspic, Meer, Bjorn Riis and more.

Also in Prog 128...

Ian McDonald - The prog world pays tribute to the King Crimson co-founder, who has died at 75

D'Virgilio, Jennings, Morse - It’s the three tenors of prog as the new supergroup release their debut album

Tangerine Dream - The trio continue creating new music, in keeping with the late Edgar Froese’s wish

David Cross & Andrew Keeling - Ex-Crimson man David Cross and Andrew Keeling on their second collaboration

Rosalie Cunningham - The former Purson singer details the story behind her latest solo album

Von Hertzen Brothers - The Finnish brothers are back with a thought-provoking new record

Black Country, New Road - They release album number two and the singer quits. We find out what’s going on...

Tears For Fears - Curt Smith and Roland Orzabal return with their first new album in 17 years

Azure - the winners of Best Unsigned Band in the recent Prog Readers' Poll winners introduce themselves

Animals As Leaders - US technical trio return with their most ambitious recordings yet

And So I Watch You from Afar - Northern Irish post-rockers offer up deep concept with latest release Jettison

Spiritualized - Jason Pierce takes a break from the reissues to share new space rock delights

Wolfgang Flur - discusses his time in electronic pioneers Kraftwerk, his subsequent solo career and brand-new star-studded solo album, Magazine 1

Julian Littman - Steeleye Span guitarist Julian Littman discusses his new prog concept album based on the 19th century Christina Rossetti poem, Goblin Market.

Clive Mitten - Former Twelfth Night musician Clive Mitten discusses a prog world full of Pink Floyd, David Bowie, Public Service Broadcasting and cuneiform script


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. 

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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.