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The Strawberry Bricks Guide to Progressive Rock, Third Edition

What are the differences between the three editions of the book?
Foremost, the Third Edition is in print! Please see the chart below detailing the differences between editions.

Manfred Mann Chapter Three > Manfred Mann's Chapter Three

Artist: Manfred Mann Chapter Three
Label: Polydor
Catalog#: 24-4013
Format: Vinyl
Country: United States
Released: 1969
Strawberry Bricks Entry: 
It would be hard to have passed through the 60s without hearing one of Manfred Mann’s numerous singles that littered the Top 10 in England—including his most famous “Doo Wah Diddy Diddy” b/w “What You Gonna Do,” which topped both sides of the Atlantic. Two singers marked the band’s early days: Paul Jones (“chapter one”), and in 1966, Mike D’Abo (“chapter two”). But as the South African (born Manfred Lubowitz) keyboardist entered the 70s, he and longtime musical partner Mike Hugg left the pop world behind, releasing two albums under the moniker Chapter Three.

Nick Mason's Saucerful of Secrets

From Planet Rock:
"Pink Floyd legend Nick Mason has formed an intriguing new band called Nick Mason’s Saucerful Of Secrets.

The five-piece will solely perform Pink Floyd’s early work including songs from 'The Piper At The Gates of Dawn' and 'A Saucerful Of Secrets’ at four ultra-intimate shows in London next month.

They kick off with a date at the 500-capacity Camden Dingwalls on Sunday 20th May and follow it with a trio of 250-capacity shows at The Half Moon in Putney on the Monday (21st), Wednesday (23rd) and Thursday (24th).

All tickets are now sold out."

King Crimson and Van Der Graaf Generator luminaries team up for new album

David Cross (who played violin / mellotron with King Crimson from '72 - '74) and David Jackson (sax player with VdGG during their classic '70s era as well as their '05 reunion) have teamed up for a new twelve track CD of original music. The CD is released by Cherry Red Records and can be ordered through the official Cross & Jackson website below.

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Yes' Fly From Here - Return Trip

Just in my inbox, the Pledge Music site has launched offering the vocal re-recording and remix of Yes' 2011 Fly From Here album, by the "Drama Lineup". Seems it's not really exclusive to the Fan Convention after all. I for one am eagerly awaiting this new release, the title track written by the former Buggles Trevor Horn and Geoff Downes.

Tracklisting:
Fly From Here – Overture
Fly From Here Pt 1 – We Can Fly
Fly From Here Pt 2 – Sad Night At The Airfield
Fly From Here Pt 3 – Madman At The Screens
Fly From Here Pt 4 – Bumpy Ride

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Didier Lockwood, RIP

French violinist, Magma member and student of Stephane Grappelli, Didier Lockwood has passed away at the age of 63. From his Facebook page:
"Son épouse, ses trois filles, sa famille, son agent, ses collaborateurs et sa maison de disque ont la douleur de faire part de la disparition brutale de Didier Lockwood dans sa 63 ème année."

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2000! > La Düsseldorf

Artist: Klaus Dinger
Label: Grönland Records
Catalog#: LPGRON170
Format: Vinyl
Country: UK & Europe
Released: 2017-04-22

Happy 7th Birthday!

Hard to believe, but the strawberrybricks.com is celebrating its 7th year with the new design. Thank you to Robert Gomez and Ajenda Interactive for their help, and you the visitor for your support!

Manuel Göttsching book Deep Distance now available

From author Christian Wheeldon's blog site:
"DEEP DISTANCE - THE MUSICAL LIFE OF MANUEL GÖTTSCHING IS NOW AVAILABLE TO ORDER.
Update: December 2017 - Still in stock and into a third print run! Well over six years in the writing, this has been painstakingly pieced together but was also a real labour of love for me.
Here's some information about the book:
-156 pages
-95,000 words
-Four pages of colour photographs
-12 black and white photographs/images throughout the text
-Limited edition print run

Talk > Yes

Artist: Yes
Label: Victory (10)
Catalog#: 383-480-033-2
Format: CD
Country: US
Released: 1994-03-22

Battle Hymn > Wild Turkey

Artist: Wild Turkey
Label: Reprise Records
Catalog#: MS 2070
Format: Vinyl
Country: US
Released: 1971
Strawberry Bricks Entry: 
After being “excused” from Jethro Tull, bassist Glenn Cornick forged a friendship with drummer John Weathers, which led him to South Wales and its vast pool of musicians, including vocalist Gary Pickford-Hopkins, previously with Weathers in Eyes Of Blue and Big Sleep. Guitarist Graham Williams jumped on board, but shortly thereafter he and Weathers and were off to join Graham Bond’s Magick. Fresh from Man, Jeff Jones replaced Weathers, while another Welsh guitarist, Alan “Tweke” Lewis, was recruited more nefariously.