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    Posted: May 02 2011 at 05:12
I know there are books on Krautrock, and on Folk, and on Psychedelia - are there books on other subgenres of prog? 
 
I'd be especially interested to know of any books on Prog Metal or Jazz Rock/Fusion, but any others would be good to know about too.
 
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You must read Mean deviation by Jeff Wagner. It's a book about prog metal. When I say prog metal I mean about extreme prog metal too.
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There's a book about progressive electronic written by the head of the krautrock/electronic team on this site:

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My book about Symphonic, is already in the Copyright Office in order to send it to the editor.

Of course it's in Spanish

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Book in English about ROCK PROGRESSIVO ITALIANO
 
You can find it HERE
 
You can download a preview of the book in PDF (more than 100 pages) . Click HERE
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Thanks!
 
Now where are the Canterbury book, the Neo book, and the Proto book?
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Originally posted by Stool Man

Thanks!
 
Now where are the Canterbury book, the Neo book, and the Proto book?
 
There's a book in Italian about the Canterbury scene...
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Originally posted by andrea

Book in English about ROCK PROGRESSIVO ITALIANO
 
You can find it HERE
 
You can download a preview of the book in PDF (more than 100 pages) . Click HERE


I wouldn't like to sound like a snobbish person, but... Is there an Italian version?
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Originally posted by andrea

Originally posted by Stool Man

Thanks!
 
Now where are the Canterbury book, the Neo book, and the Proto book?
 
There's a book in Italian about the Canterbury scene...


It looks like Aymeric Leroy will finally be releasing his book on the Canterbury scene at the end of this year in French, and then an English translation may follow ere very long.

  http://calyx.perso.neuf.fr/

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I have been at work, for several years now, on a book about the Canterbury scene. I am finally close to finishing it. A publication date for the French version has been set for November 2012; hopefully an English translation will follow in the not-too-distant future.

The book will aim to provide the definitive history of the Canterbury scene, as documented in the extensive press archive I have had access to, and as told by its protagonists, a lot of whom I have interviewed. The book will also offer a critical perspective on the vast musical legacy of that scene....



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Are we (the Art Rock past and present teams) to write the first books on Eclectic, Heavy and Crossover ourselves? :D
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Originally posted by Ricochet

Are we (the Art Rock past and present teams) to write the first books on Eclectic, Heavy and Crossover ourselves? :D


Considering your inventiveness when it comes to the terms Crossover Prog, Heavy Prog and Eclectic Prog, methinks you'd almost have to (though I sure do see those terms being widely used outside of PA now as subgenre terms).  Though I had no part in the set-up of those categories, perhaps I could help as a former member of the Eclectic Prog team. :D
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The original definition I came up with for Eclectic was enough material for two volumes. Good think David was a good, if cruel editor. LOL
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Post Options Post Options   Quote andrea Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 27 2012 at 13:57
Originally posted by Logan

Originally posted by andrea

Originally posted by Stool Man

Thanks!
 
Now where are the Canterbury book, the Neo book, and the Proto book?
 
There's a book in Italian about the Canterbury scene...


It looks like Aymeric Leroy will finally be releasing his book on the Canterbury scene at the end of this year in French, and then an English translation may follow ere very long.

  http://calyx.perso.neuf.fr/

Originally posted by from calyx


I have been at work, for several years now, on a book about the Canterbury scene. I am finally close to finishing it. A publication date for the French version has been set for November 2012; hopefully an English translation will follow in the not-too-distant future.

The book will aim to provide the definitive history of the Canterbury scene, as documented in the extensive press archive I have had access to, and as told by its protagonists, a lot of whom I have interviewed. The book will also offer a critical perspective on the vast musical legacy of that scene....

 
Good news! I've read Aymeric Leroy's book about the history of prog and I think it's a very good one!
 
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Originally posted by andrea

Book in English about ROCK PROGRESSIVO ITALIANO
 
You can find it HERE
 
You can download a preview of the book in PDF (more than 100 pages) . Click HERE


I wouldn't like to sound like a snobbish person, but... Is there an Italian version?
 
No, there's no Italian version for this book...
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Originally posted by andrea

Book in English about ROCK PROGRESSIVO ITALIANO
 
You can find it HERE
 
You can download a preview of the book in PDF (more than 100 pages) . Click HERE

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I'm thinking a Proto book would be terrific - and it'd stop before the 1970s, of course.
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Originally posted by Prog Geo

You must read Mean deviation by Jeff Wagner. It's a book about prog metal. When I say prog metal I mean about extreme prog metal too.



I concur  with this thistatement. It made a good reading, although i expected  less known bands.
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Originally posted by Stool Man

I know there are books on Krautrock, and on Folk, and on Psychedelia - are there books on other subgenres of prog? 
 
I'd be especially interested to know of any books on Prog Metal or Jazz Rock/Fusion, but any others would be good to know about too.
 
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Jazz Rock: A History by Stuart Nicholson, published at least 15 years ago is the bible beit with a heavy American slant (up to ~15 years ago), if you can find it - and will the person I lent my copy to about a decade ago, return it!!!!. Nicholson's Is Jazz Dead Or Moved To  A New Place fills in some gaps of the subsequent years, although it is  broader wrt the new/nu jazz described, while comparing against the more recently prevailing "Jazz is America's classical music" of the jazz establishment.  Interesting biogs of Mahavishnu Orchestra (Power, Passion And Beauty: The Story of the Legendary Mahavishnu Orchestra: The Greatest Band That Ever Was by Walter Kolosky), Joe Zawinul (hence Weather Report) (Brian Glasser's In a Silent Way: A Portrait of Joe Zawinul), and Jon Hisemen (Playing the Band: The Musical Life of Jon Hiseman by Martyn Hanson and Colin Richardson)
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