Mountains Come Out of the Sky: The Illustrated History of Prog Rock

Mountains Come Out of the Sky The Illustrated History of Prog Rock Book From its artful beginnings Syd Barrett era Pink Floyd the Mothers of Invention and those progressive forebearers the Sgt Pepper era Beatles through the towering guitar solos monumental synt

  • Title: Mountains Come Out of the Sky: The Illustrated History of Prog Rock
  • Author: Will Romano
  • ISBN: 9780879309916
  • Page: 176
  • Format: Paperback
  • Book From its artful beginnings Syd Barrett era Pink Floyd, the Mothers of Invention, and those progressive forebearers, the Sgt Pepper era Beatles , through the towering guitar solos, monumental synthesizer banks, and mind boggling special effects of the Golden Age of Prog Rush, Pink Floyd, Yes, ELP, Genesis, Jethro Tull, King Crimson, UK , through the radio friendl Book From its artful beginnings Syd Barrett era Pink Floyd, the Mothers of Invention, and those progressive forebearers, the Sgt Pepper era Beatles , through the towering guitar solos, monumental synthesizer banks, and mind boggling special effects of the Golden Age of Prog Rush, Pink Floyd, Yes, ELP, Genesis, Jethro Tull, King Crimson, UK , through the radio friendly pop era Asia, the Phil Collins led Genesis, and a reformed Yes , and right up to the present state of the art Marillion, Spock s Beard, and Mars Volta , this is a wickedly incisive tour of rock music at its most spectacular This is indeed the book prog rock fans have been waiting for, the only one of its kind, as fantastic as the subjects it covers.

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    331 thoughts on “Mountains Come Out of the Sky: The Illustrated History of Prog Rock”

    1. This is a great book to pick up if you have a passing interest in progressive rock. The book is divided up into chapter that focus on notable artists that played a major part in the genre, starting with the Beatles (Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts club band) and moving mostly chronologically through Pink Floyd, Yes, King Crimson, etc.I think the author's intent was to provide a visually appealing intro to the genre, and he accomplishes that quite nicely. That means the book doesn't really venture of [...]


    2. Prog is alive and well in the digital age.Very good read, it is gonna send me running for Spotify to hear what I've missed. Gets highest recommendation. Excellent place to start for the new listener who wants to know more about this always changing and hard to pin down musical genre.


    3. Excelente guía del rock progresivo, ilustrada con abundantes fotografías y reseñas. Lectura indispensable para todos los aficionados a este bello género musical. Aunque el libro se centra en el progresivo británico, con sendos capítulos destinados a PINK FLOYD, KING CRIMSON, ELP, YES, GENESIS y JETHRO TULL, entre otros, también le dedica un capítulo al Progresivo Italiano, y otro más al Krautrock, el subgénero alemán. El libro abarca desde un par de años antes del surgimiento del Pro [...]


    4. I enjoyed this primarily because I am old enough to have lived through it all and this helped enormously with the references, but make no mistake, this is not a history of progressive rock, but rather a potted history of some chosen prog-rock bands. If this wets your appetite enough to purchase works that deal in depth with these bands, then it will have served a good purpose. It really needed a good proof reader and a banning of the word "sophomore"! I would have preferred a year by year accoun [...]


    5. This is hands-down the best history and overview of progressive rock music ever!!There are chapters about every classic prog-rock band. We visit not just wih the mainstays but do excursions through Canterbury and cover Gong, Soft Machine, Gentle Giant, the Italians (PFM!) and finally enter the modern era with Porcupine Tree, IQ, Dream Theater and more. A most delightful journey and rehabilitation of great area of modern music.Highly recommended.


    6. I was startled by the number of errors in the printing that I read but it was a fascinating history nevertheless. Worth the price of admission just to read the many interviews contained throughout. DEFINITELY reignited my passion for prog even though I wish there had been more detail on major players like Van Der Graaf Generator, Peter Gabriel, Henry Cow, Captain Beefheart, Amazing Blondel, Gryphon and Brian Eno, all of whom are only referenced in passing


    7. I thought the book was great. Some of the groups profiled don't fit my criteria for Progressive Rock but it was interesting reading about them nonetheless.I looked up some of the obscure groups I had never heard of and found them to be quite enjoyable. for the most part. I'll probably purchase some new CDs because of this book so it's a win-win!


    8. Well thought out and presented in an intelligent mannerThe author clearly makes the progression (pun!) from psychedelic roots into what became progressive rock in all of it's amalgamations and continues on to show how the past informs the present in the newest resurgence of the genre. Great interviews and photos.


    9. Great title, nice looking large-format book with lots of beautiful illustrations, pretty strong writing. But some poor editing in places, and while a book covering this much ground can't be comprehensive, there are weak spots and gaps that could have been avoided.




    10. Great illustrated coffee table sized primer on a bunch of prog rock bands. Great way to get started into prog.


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