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A New Day Yesterday (Omnibus Remastered) - Published 11th July 2024

A New Day Yesterday (Omnibus Remastered) - Published 11th July 2024

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By Mike Barnes

An entertaining, definitive and in-depth study of prog rock, with a new cover and a foreword by Steve Hackett (Genesis).

Progressive rock, a genre formed out of a creative surge in the late Sixties and throughout the Seventies. Made by young musicians for a young audience, prog music looked towards new horizons by synthesising rock, jazz, folk, classical and other styles.

While prog has always divided critical opinion, in its heyday it had a large and devoted fanbase, and the era's biggest acts from Pink Floyd to Genesis went on to enjoy long-lasting international and commercial success. Although the scene fragmented in the late Seventies, new generations of young listeners continue to discover the unique sounds of prog today.

Examining the myths and misconceptions surrounding the genre, music journalist Mike Barnes paints a vivid, colourful picture of the Seventies based on his own interviews with the musicians, music business insiders, journalists and DJs, and the personal testimonies of fans of that extraordinary decade.

Offering something new for even the keenest of prog enthusiasts, A New Day Yesterday is an entertaining and in-depth study of both the music itself and the cultural conditions and attitudes that fed into, and were affected by, this remarkable musical phenomenon.

"An epic portrayal of the cultural revolution and evolution of popular music from the end of 1967 to 1977. This masterpiece evokes fertile times of cross pollination and reinvention, experimental extemporisation, blending folk, jazz, rock, technology and psychedelics, the experience of a new generation - created for future readers as vividly as being there." Sonja Kristina, Curved Air

“Lucid and deeply researched… this exhaustive tome may well be the last word on the subject.” Mojo

“A grand survey of the most ambitious and pretentious British rock of the age” Uncut

“Masterly evocation” Bill Bruford (Yes)

“Prog rock’s essential guidebook” Ian Rankin, International bestselling author

"Extremely impressive and comprehensive study of Progressive Rock." Steve Howe (Yes)

"A time of glorious eccentricity and bold creative adventure remembered in fond and fascinating detail" Mark Ellen, magazine editor, journalist and broadcaster

"If you like progressive rock, read this book" Viv Albertine

Publication Date: 11.07.2024
ISBN:
9781915841360
Extent: 
640 pages
Format: 
Paperback

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