The new issue of PROG is out today! And they are 40 issues old, hooray!
PROG‘s cover stars are YES, with a 10-page feature on the making of their seminal album Close To The Edge, plus Roger Dean shares his cover art sketches. PROG also catches up with them in Las Vegas on a Rock’N’Roll Band Camp… with some surprising results!
As an extra little gift to you all, this issue contains a free poster featuring a specially commissioned Yes Family Tree (by US artist John Langton) backed with Roger Dean’s original gatefold album art!
The YES Family Tree poster was designed by John Langton, one of PROG’s favourite caricaturists.
Previously for PROG, he’s done Rush, Gentle Giant, and Yes for the ‘Fly From Here’ release.
The poster has the Yes Family Tree on one side and the inside artwork for Close To The Edge by Roger Dean on the flip.
The poster size is 554mm x 760mm.
You can order the magazine (worldwide delivery) or digital version (internet delivery) from here.
Please note the poster is only available with the physical magazine edition.
Also in PROG 40
“If I was to have a last album, this would be it.” – back from the brink, Fish invites us round for a potter in the garden, and the full story of what inspired A Feast Of Consequences.
“We wanted some filth on this album!” – Touchstone get down and dirty on Oceans Of Time!
“As an artist nowadays you can do what you like, but it’s bloody hard to get anyone to listen.” – We’re all ears for Guy Manning and co…
“Life’s not always sunshine and lollipops…” – The Flowers Kings get dark and political on Desolation Rose.
“I wanted to take my hat off to the songs.” – Why Martin Barre’s revisiting the Tull back catalogue.
“The boys didn’t mess with me and Sandy cos we were bolshy!” – Linda Thompson revisits the old days!
“Suddenly I was popular with the record company again!” – Mike Oldfield puts prog back in the charts with Crises.
“It’s important for people to be who they want to be. Viva The Evolution!” – Genesis P-Orridgereflects on a startling career living in The Outer Limits.
“Where did the universe come from? Is it endless?” – Arjen Lucassen goes cosmic on us!
“This album should have been commercial suicide!” – We think it could be the best record ofIhsahn’s career…
Plus: The Tangent’s Andy Tillison completes our final Brainstorm quiz of the year!
Reviewed: The Road To Red, Antlered Man, John Lees’ BJH, Fish, Midlake, Hawkwind, Sisare,Manning, Ulver, Anneke Van Giersbergen, Moon Safari, Darryl Way, Yes, Rush, Big Big Train, Mike Oldfield, Tull, Santana & McLaughlin.
Lives: Roger Waters, Summer’s End, Steely Dan, Comus, Monuments, 65daysofstatic, Mostly Autumn, Elijah, Steve Howe Trio, Spires and more…
There’s also a 10-track CD, regular columnists Steve Davis and Rick Wakeman, and Ade Edmondson gives us a peek inside his record collection.