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 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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Review: Mountains Come Out of the Sky: The Illustrated History of Prog RockUser Review - Mark - Goodreads
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. Read full review
Review: Mountains Come Out of the Sky: The Illustrated History of Prog RockUser Review - Nickie Harte - Goodreads
Well thought out and presented in an intelligent manner...The author clearly makes the progression (pun!) from psychedelic roots into what became progressive rock in all of it's amalgamations and ... Read full review