Wonderous Stories: A Journey Through the Landscape of Progressive Rock
Jerry Ewing, Editor of ‘Prog’ Magazine tells the in-depth history of Progressive Rock. From the origins of the genre, through the glory years of the late 60s and 70s, to its contemporary resurgence led by, amongst others, Steven Wilson and Opeth. The book is introduced with a foreword written by Steve Hackett.
This sumptuous deluxe edition, strictly limited to just 600, has been beautifully designed by Carl Glover and includes some extra-special bonus features; A bound-in certificate of authenticity signed and numbered by both Jerry and Carl, an 8 x 10” art print and is presented in a clothbound cover inside a rigid hardboard slipcase.
Studying the various and varied influences on the genre, from Avant-garde classical, Psychedelia, Jazz and Metal, the book is embellished with over 450 extensively researched images, featuring band photographs, press cuttings, ticket stubs and album covers.
The book looks beyond the ‘big six’ of Progressive Rock – Pink Floyd, Genesis, Yes, Emerson Lake & Palmer, Jethro Tull and King Crimson, with in-depth analysis of the many sub-genres of the music, special features on the albums that have come to define the genre and importantly, looking at Progressive Rock’s place in the modern musical spectrum.