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    Posted: April 18 2009 at 17:00
Originally posted by p0mt3

Originally posted by Raff

We still haven't been able to find that magazine here in the US, and at this point I doubt there were any copies at all shipped across the pondUnhappy. However, a few days ago I received the last issue of my Classic Rock subscription (which I probably won't renew).... A review of some Camel reissues sported the statement that Camel were "one of the pillars of the Canterbury movement"Cry.
 
Meh . . . so the editors of Classic Rock and their Prog spin-off seem to not have any clue what they are talking about. LOL I think I'll save my money.
Reviewers are free-lance so don't necessary reflect the knowledge base of the magazine itself. Camel were part of the Canterbury scene, if not actually being a Canterbury band, so while it is not a totally accurate comment - it is not completely clueless either. Tongue


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Still, I plan on waiting this out a little bit to see where the 'zine goes before I start investing in it.
 
But thank you for the clarification.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote crimhead Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 21 2009 at 13:58
Originally posted by Mr ProgFreak

I find it curious that a magazine for Classic Rock can survive on its own today. In Germany we have the Eclipsed magazine which is issued on a monthly basis and covers a number of styles including Classic Rock, Psychedelic and Prog.


Well Blender magazine is no longer in print. The Kelly Clarkson cover being there last issue. I think that nostalgia might come into play as well. If it is well written there will always be a market for it as well.
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Just picked up a copy tonight. I live in NY and had no problem getting it at Barnes and Noble. Matter of fact,there were about 4 copies left. Great packaging. It comes in an outer thin cardboard "sleeve" and the cover is awesome. The actual magazine cover is a shot of Roger Waters during the Wall tour I believe.
It's 130 pages and covers bands such as Asia,Marillion,Yes,Rush,Jethro Tull,ELP,Pink Floyd,Rick Wakeman,Genesis,Barclay James Harvest,Caravan,IQ,Renaissance,Pendragon ,the ladies of Prog and many others old and new. There's alot of stuff packed into this magazine and it's worth grabbing if you can find it. The CD includes tracks by newer bands such as Panic Room,The Reasoning,Astra,Blood Ceremony,Of The I and others ,all of which I haven't heard but I am curious to explore. Glad I found it!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote lazland Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 03 2009 at 14:55
Originally posted by mourningknight

Just picked up a copy tonight. I live in NY and had no problem getting it at Barnes and Noble. Matter of fact,there were about 4 copies left. Great packaging. It comes in an outer thin cardboard "sleeve" and the cover is awesome. The actual magazine cover is a shot of Roger Waters during the Wall tour I believe.
It's 130 pages and covers bands such as Asia,Marillion,Yes,Rush,Jethro Tull,ELP,Pink Floyd,Rick Wakeman,Genesis,Barclay James Harvest,Caravan,IQ,Renaissance,Pendragon ,the ladies of Prog and many others old and new. There's alot of stuff packed into this magazine and it's worth grabbing if you can find it. The CD includes tracks by newer bands such as Panic Room,The Reasoning,Astra,Blood Ceremony,Of The I and others ,all of which I haven't heard but I am curious to explore. Glad I found it!


I think they have managed the very difficult trick of appealing to diehard traditional fans and looking to explore new stuff very well. The first issue was always going to have the big bands as headliners, but there is a lot of interesting new stuff, and, to be fair to the parent magazine, they have always been supporters of new blood in the prog world.


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Post Options Post Options   Quote Stooge Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 25 2009 at 15:21
I saw the issue on the stands at Chapters today, but I wasn't ready to commit 26 dollars for the magazine.  I forget how much the last issue I purchased of Classic Rock was, but it was at least 10 dollars less than that.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote stonebeard Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 26 2009 at 15:58
Originally posted by Rocktopus

I'm not gonna pay 23 euros(!!) to read about what seems to be mainly the prog I don't like.




Likewise, except I don't want to pay $16 for someone to tell me things I already know. (There were tensions between Fish and the rest of Marillion! STOP THE PRESSES!!!)
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I'm loving issue #2, a darn fine publication in my view. Big smile  and Im looking forward to #3 already!

Things you already know? Ermm    oh dear.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote toroddfuglesteg Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 27 2009 at 11:33

The interview with David Stewart was alone worthy the price......

I also noticed that the new Saga album was slaughtered in the Prog magazine, but praised in the Classic Rock magazine. I got both magazines at the same day, btw.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote crimhead Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 27 2009 at 12:16
Originally posted by Wilcey

I'm loving issue #2, a darn fine publication in my view. Big smile  and Im looking forward to #3 already!

Things you already know? Ermm    oh dear.


Haven't seen #2 at my local Borders yet. How is the KC article?
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Classic Rock Magazine, Prog Issue #2
Progarchives.com/Maxime Roy interview article (scanned)


High-resolution version herehttp://www.progarchives.com/ClassicRockMag_PAarticle.asp

Edited by M@X - May 29 2009 at 13:30
Prog On !
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Raff Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 28 2009 at 05:54
Originally posted by crimhead

Originally posted by Wilcey

I'm loving issue #2, a darn fine publication in my view. Big smile  and Im looking forward to #3 already!

Things you already know? Ermm    oh dear.


Haven't seen #2 at my local Borders yet. How is the KC article?


You'll have to wait for some time until you can get it here.... We got our issue in early May or so at Barnes & Noble.

BTW; well done, M@x!Clap
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Padraic Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 28 2009 at 08:58
Freaking awesome Clap
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OK, I bought it. :P
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Bob Greece Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 29 2009 at 04:37
Originally posted by stonebeard

Originally posted by Rocktopus

I'm not gonna pay 23 euros(!!) to read about what seems to be mainly the prog I don't like.



Likewise, except I don't want to pay $16 for someone to tell me things I already know. (There were tensions between Fish and the rest of Marillion! STOP THE PRESSES!!!)
 
It's 19 Euros in Greece. I think it's great that they are putting in the effort to do a magazine about prog but 19 Euros is a lot of money for a magazine even with a CD included.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote crimhead Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 29 2009 at 13:36
Originally posted by Bob Greece

Originally posted by stonebeard

Originally posted by Rocktopus

I'm not gonna pay 23 euros(!!) to read about what seems to be mainly the prog I don't like.



Likewise, except I don't want to pay $16 for someone to tell me things I already know. (There were tensions between Fish and the rest of Marillion! STOP THE PRESSES!!!)
 
It's 19 Euros in Greece. I think it's great that they are putting in the effort to do a magazine about prog but 19 Euros is a lot of money for a magazine even with a CD included.


But "It's a FREE CD"!   LOL
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Free but it's still expensive .
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Originally posted by inrainbows

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Free but it's still expensive .


It takes a lot of money to get that glossy paper and magazine to your local book store. Wink

I think they should offer 2 versions(1 with CD and 1 without) and allow you to download the music if you wish.
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I picked up Issue 2 in my local WH Smiths.

Yes, it is a bit expensive for what it is - I didn't realise it was 7.99 until I got to the till, and perhaps would have thought twice if I had. But, that said, I'm really enjoying the read. Its packed with stuff, and the quality of the writing and the articles is high.

I could have done without the CD, and had it at, say, 5.99, but I'm not going to quibble because I suspect a lot of people who pick this up will not be people who listen to songs on this site (or others) and if it helps to attract others to some great music, then I'm cool with forking out a couple of quid extra.

To be honest, I'm a bit disappointed with some of the attitudes on this thread - people saying they won't buy it and stuff, before they've even read a single issue! The idea that prog would have had its own glossy mag in mainstream stores was totally unthinkable even a couple of years ago! I think it deserves our support. There are hints in issue 2 that it might get built up into something more frequent - bimonthly perhaps. I'd hate it if the lack of support from prog fans was the reason that didn't happen
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I loved the magazine as it featured old and new prog from Yes, Rush and Genesis to The Reasoning. The CD waS EXCELLENT ESPECIALLY dIAGONAL, tHE trEAT AND sPACED oUT. oops Embarrassed
 
the article here says it all: 
 
 
I did not like all the reviews esp the review for Century of Self by .... Trail of Dead band was overblown as the album is not that good IMHO. But the reviews on Magma and I of I were great. Like hearing about Benoit with Yes and Wakemans new projects. The Rush interview was amusing with Peart. Of course its only a start and not a bad debut for a prog based mag. At last we have something worth buying on the stands. I could spend hundreds trying to find all those articles and here they were in one magazine! I was impressed. The Pink Floyd articles were all excellent and I loved the sleeve and appearance of the mag.
 
I would definitely recommend it over a lot of the dross on the newstand. At least it focuses on the one genre and at least it informs prog fans of the new and old. I discovered prog (the term and many bands) through a magazine so this mag may inspire others to jump on board the bandwagon. I am looking fwd to issue 2 soon as it features Mars Volta, Muse and Van der Graaf Generator among others.
 
So stop being so negative and enjoy the mag for what it is. An introduction to new prog and a look at the old eclectic prog. That should not be a negative thing.
 
 


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