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August 2014 - Issue 107
Progressive Rock CD Reviews
The Age of the Universe - Singularity
Amon Düül II - Düülirium
And They Are Us - And They Are Us
Asia - Gravitas
Curved Air - North Star
Egg - The Civil Surface
Fish - A Feast Of Consequences
Focus - Golden Oldies
Dominic Gaudious - Dominic Didgeridoo Express
Gordon Giltrap Band - Air Waves
Gordon Giltrap Band - Peacock Party: Remastered & Expanded Edition
Glass Hammer - Ode to Echo
David Hayes - Epics
Heylel - Nebulae
Landmarq - Origins: A Landmarq Anthology 1991-14
Lucas Lee - Normalcy Bias
Lydia Lunch – Cypress Grove - A Fistful of Desert Blues
Magma - Zuhn Wol Unsai: Live 1974
Man - Be Good To Yourself at Least Once a Day
Meat Loaf - Bad Attitude: 30th Anniversary Edition
Marco Minnemann - EEPS
Nightsatan - Nightsatan and the Loops of Doom
Raelism - Freedom Within the Prison
Renaissance - Symphony of Light
Markus Reuter - Todmorden 513 (Concerto for Orchestra by Markus Reuter)
Jordan Rudess - All That Is Now
Jordan Rudess - Explorations
Todd Rundgren - and Utopia – Live at the Electric Ballroom, Milwaukee 23rd October 1978
Rush - Presto (Limited Edition Hybrid SACD version)
Various Artists - Light My Fire - A Classic Rock Salute To the Doors
Carl Verheyen - Mustang Run
VHF - Very High Frequency
Rick Wakeman - Out of the Blue: Official Remastered Version
Rick Wakeman - Softsword
Marty Walsh - The Total Plan
Darryl Way - Children of the Cosmos
John Wetton – Richard Palmer-James - Jack-Knife / Monkey Business 1972-1977
Yes - Heaven and Earth
Metal/Prog Metal CD Reviews
Accept - All Areas – Worldwide
Judas Priest - Redeemer of Souls
Thor - Only the Strong: Deluxe Edition
Vader - Tibi et Igni
Non-Prog CD Reviews
Aubergine MACHINE - Call It Fate or Call It Karma (Digital Single)
Audioscam - 3
Black Star Riders - All Hell Breaks Loose
Chris Braide - Fifty Dollar Planets and Twenty Cent Stars
Captain Beefheart - Harpo’s Detroit Dec 11th 1980
Paul Carrack - Rain or Shine
Chains of Logic - Age of Progress
Eric Clapton - Journeyman (Limited Edition Hybrid SACD version)
Eli Cook - Primitive Son
Corrosion of Conformity - IX
Spencer Day - Daybreak
Deep Purple - Purpendicular (Reissue)
Nik Everett - Music
The Everydays - The Everydays
Eric Frisch - Goodbye Birdcage
Jefferson Grizzard - Learning How to Lie
Ian Hunter - Strings Attached (A Very Special Night With)
The Hydrothermal Vents - Secrets of the Deep
Iron Butterfly - Live at the Galaxy 1967
Lillian Axe - One Night in the Temple
Little Feat - Live in Holland 1976
The Meatmen - Savage Sagas from the Meatmen
Nazareth - Rock 'n' Roll Telephone
Vincent Poag - For the Girls
Hillary Reynolds Band - The Miles Before Us
Rickity - Greatest Hits Volume I
Sade - Stronger than Pride (Vinyl Reissue)
Mary Sarah - and Friends – Bridges
Pete Seeger - Sing Out America! The Best of Pete Seeger
Michael Stanley - The Job
Neville Staple - Ska Crazy
Tapebenders - Chasing Ghosts
Chris Thompson - Toys & Dishes
3 Years Hollow - The Cracks
Tiebreaker - Where Can Love Go Wrong? (Digital Single)
Various Artists - For the Love of Dog... And Cat: An Album to Benefit Noah's Ark Animal Sanctuary
Various Artists - Legends: Crank It Up (Limited Edition Hybrid SACD version)
Various Artists - Legends: Get it On (Limited Edition Hybrid SACD version)
DVD/Video Reviews
Alice Cooper - Super Duper Alice Cooper DVD
Peter Gabriel - Back to Front: Live in London BluRay
B. B. King - The Life of Riley DVD
Various Artists - Clockwork Orange County DVD
ZZ Top - Live at Montreux 2013 DVD
Ian Anderson
The Devine Xperience
Electric Prunes
Steve Hogarth
John Lawton
Marcelo Paganini
Pray for Brain
Erik Scott
Concert Reviews
Black Star Riders
Book Reviews
Steve Hogarth
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With a lot of music coming in for review, it can take a while for a release to get covered. Since half of every issue has to be progressive rock, that delay can be even longer for those items that don't fit that category. So, that prompted the addition of expedited reviews (something offered by a number of publications in one form or another). Expedited reviews cost 40 dollars and guarantee that a review will make the cut to be published in the next issue (as long as that issue is at least two weeks away). In addition, the usual requirement of physical review copies is waived, allowing artists to submit digital versions. It does not buy any kind of banner ad or other promotion at the site. Nor does it guarantee a positive review, but Music Street Journal doesn’t publish reviews that are more negative than positive, making it likely at least one reviewer will like the disc. In addition, artists can request a specific writer (although dependent on that writer’s scheduling it might still get passed to someone else). In other words, what this option does is allow artists to send a digital copy and make sure they get pushed to the front of the line for review. NOTE that this does not allow for reviews for streaming only review copies. However, for an additional charge of 30 dollars we will do an expedited review with streaming only materials. That's the ONLY circumstance where we accept streaming only review copies.

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The simple answer is we review any type of music - but there are a few caveats to that. It needs to be available to the public (there's no sense telling someone how great something is if they can't get it). It needs to be in the same form the public gets - that way we can review the same item. Since all our album reviews include a track by track section, that's particularly true. We need to like it. We don't do negative reviews for a couple reasons. First, no one goes out of his or her way to make a bad album. Just because we don't like it doesn't mean it wasn't a valiant effort. Secondly, and more importantly, we get hit with so much good stuff that we can't always get to it quickly. It just doesn't make sense to waste our time (and our readers' time) doing negative reviews when there is good stuff out there waiting to be reviewed.
Beyond that, we have a physical only requirement. That means it has to be a physical release to the public and we have to have a physical review copy (there are a couple exceptions to that rule - just keep reading). We no longer accept CDrs because we had some problems with some recent ones that became a lot of extra work. We do waive the "physical only" requirement in a couple of instances. First, we offer expedited reviews. Those cost 40 dollars for an album and 20 dollars for a single. With those we waive the physical only requirement and it guarantees the review will make the next issue (as long as it comes in with at least two weeks left until next issue - and sometimes we can fit them in with less time than that.) The expedited review is sometimes a really good idea for things that don't fit under progressive rock. That's because we started as a prog only publication and although we expanded from that, we still keep each issue half progressive rock in honor of the readers who have been with us from the start. That means that if something isn't prog it can take a couple issues before we can fit it in.
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Supreme Level Sponsorship is now $175 per year. This includes six banner ad rotation slots and we'll post your press releases and event dates, you just email them to us and we'll post them for you - within a week (up to six per week) Please note, press releases will be published without hyperlinks and must be sent specifically marked for publication. . Also, we waive the "physical only" requirement for review copies for Supreme Level Sponsors for up to ten releases per issue (60 per year) essentially making those expedited reviews.

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Thanks for the month
Thanks for the issue: Kyle Brower, Terry Draper, Edouard Durocher, Randy George, Tommy James, Percy Jones, Bob Lord, Dan Miller, Matt Penco, Caroline Schneider, Ben Talmi, Alessandro Valle, Chipster PR, Cuneiform Records, The End Records, Glass Onyon PR, InsideOut America, Jensen Communications, Kayos Productions, Magna Carta Records, Mazur PR, Nuclear Blast, Papago Records, Sony, SPV, Think Tank Media,Virgin Records, WRIC Media, Bret Adams, Jeff Albright, Kymm Britton, Amanda Cagan, Kevin Chiaramonte, Joel Craig, Kim Davis, Dave at Earsplit PR, Andrew Demarest,  Damon Eames, Jon Freeman, Bobbie Gale, Dustin Goldfarb, Mike Greenblatt, Neil Greenwood, Chris Hacker, Dan Hanley, Samantha Haycock, Meghan Helsel, Matthew Ingham, Billy James, Mark James, Just Johnny of Rock The Hungry, Tziona Katz, Carol Kaye, Lauren Kirkland, Agnieszka Kulpiska of Metal Mind Productions (Poland), Lise Blackford, Amanda Charney, Ryan Dawson, John Lappen, Anne Leighton, Melissa Levine, Bari Lieberman, Christine Mackie, Cary Mansfield, Michael Mazur, James Moore, Brian Roche, Chip Ruggieri, Steve Ryan, Amy Sciarretto, Alex Steininger of In Music We Trust, Susan Stewart, TJ Tauriello, Monte Von Struck, Stephanie Watanabe, Clint Weiler, Ben Williams, Drew Willis, Jonathan Wolfson, John Pierpoint, Ed Unitsky and Greg Johnson.

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