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August 2016 - Issue 119
Progressive Rock CD Reviews
Leon Alvarado - The Future Left Behind
Anderson/Stolt - Invention of Knowledge
Armonite - The Sun Is New Each Day
Asia - Phoenix – Special Edition
Barclay James Harvest - Everyone Is Everybody Else: Deluxe Expanded
Peter Baumann - Romance 76
Peter Baumann - Transharmonic Nights
Bulgogi - Juan Dissed the Cyclops Baby
Gadi Caplan - Morning Sun
Alex Carpani - So Close, So Far
Ryan Carraher - Vocturnal
Flame Tree Featuring Nik Turner - Flame Tree Featuring Nik Turner
Danielle French - Danielle French presents...Miss Scarlet and the Madmen “Dark Love Songs”
Gandalf - Magic Theatre
Gandalf - To Another Horizon
Jerry Goodman - Violin Fantasy
Steve Hackett - Blues with a Feeling
David Hayes - Epics (Acoustic Version)
Greg Lake - Greg Lake/Manoeuvres
Lucifer’s Friend - Live at Sweden Rock 2015
MJ12 - MJ12
Neal Morse - Neal Morse Band: Alive Again
The Move - Looking On – 2 CD Expanded Edition
The Move - Shazam
The Move - Something Else from The Move
The Move - The Move
Native Gold - A Man We All Admire
Mani Neumeier - Talking Guru Drums
Erik Norlander - Surreal
Roger Pederson - Guitar Madness ...and other nice songs
Anthony Phillips - 1984 (Remastered and Expanded Edition)
Sailor Free - Spiritual Revolution Part Two
Billy Sherwood and Tony Kaye - Live in Japan Expanded Edition
Snoozy Moon - Snoozy Moon
Stick Men - Stick Men + - Midori
Syndone - Eros & Thanatos
Martin Turner - Life Begins – Deluxe 2CD + DVD Set
Martin Turner - New Live Dates
Various Artists - H.P. Lovecraft's Fungi From Yuggoth and Other Poems
West Space & Love - Vol. II
Zanov - Open Worlds
Zombie Picnic - A Suburb of Earth
Metal/Prog Metal CD Reviews
Denner/Shermann - Masters of Evil
Girlschool - Nightmare at Maple Cross
Girlschool - Take a Bite
Infinite Spectrum - Haunter of the Dark
Non-Prog CD Reviews
Auburn - Love and Promises
Bun E. Carlos - Greetings from Bunezuela!
The Cars - The Cars
Chameleon Technology - Blank Canvas
Devi - Heart Stone
The Everydays - When It’s All Over
Foghat - Under the Influence
Katie Garibaldi - Rooted Clarity
Heart - Beautiful Broken
The Invisible World - Color/Echo
Jane in Space - Jane in Space
Pete Kronowitt - A Lone Voice
The Last Ditches - Spilt Milk
Medicine Hat - Blood and Bone
Chris Murphy - Red Mountain Blues
Peter Murphy - Wild Birds Live Tour
Oranjjoolius - Oranjjoolius
Chet O’Keefe - Because of You
Brian Parrish - Traveller
Owen Sartori - Nobody Gives a Damn
Sawtooth Brothers - One More Flight
The Source (South Dakota, USA) - I Feel I Need
Thunderbird - Heavyweight
U.K. Subs - Friends and Relations
Peter Vitalone - One of Us
Peter Vitalone - This Side of the Dirt
DVD/Video Reviews
Paco and John - Live at Montreux 1987 DVD
Michael Schenker - Michael Schenker's Temple of Rock - On a Mission: Live in Madrid DVD
Spinal Tap - This Is Spinal Tap DVD
UFO - The Story Of – Too Hot To Handle DVD
Interviews
Leon Alvarado
Armonite
Ray Bennett
Big Dust
Djam Karet
The Galactic Cowboy Orchestra
David Hayes
Neal Morse
The Security Project
Carl Verheyen
Zombie Picnic
Concert Reviews
Lita Ford
The Romantics
Styx
 
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NEW - Expedited Reviews

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. Please note that we also won't publish a review of an item that is offensive in terms of being derogatory to the point of being obnoxious toward one or more groups of people. We won't promote cyber bullying in that regard. We reserve the right to determine what the acceptable level is.

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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Please note that while we do our best to get to each and every item we get sent, there is no guarantee of coverage (and especially of coverage within any time frame) except for expedited reviews. Also, with the Supreme Level Sponsorship expedited reviews, it's still possible that an item won't get covered. That happens in the rare instance where we can't do a positive review of the item because we don't do negative reviews.


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Thanks for the month
Thanks for the issue: Baal Brain, Charles Brown, Stephan Kaske, Ron LeSaar, Dirk Jan Müller, Sepp Osley, Sohl Osley, Sean Peck, Paul Pott, Ben Riley,  Billy Sherwood,, 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,Tinderbox Music, 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, Brenda Bradley, 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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