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05/28/2020 - About the New Issue of Music Street Journal
The new issue of Music Street Journal was published a few minutes ago.  Although the book edition (paperback and hardcover) is considered the definitive version, you can view the online version of the issue at the main page at musicstreetjournal.com.

While the paperback version of the book will be available at Amazon.com and other places soon, for now you can buy it at lulu.com/spotlight/strangesound. The hardcover is available exclusively at lulu.com/spotlight/strangesound.

Here are the new progressive rock CD and other audio media reviews we’ve got (keep in mind, for our purposes new reissues are included as new. And, yes, we do have a liberal definition of "progressive rock," as a means of expanding people's musical perceptions and horizons.) products:

The new progressive rock CD and other audio media reviews:
Mohamed Assani - Wayfinder
Be-bop Deluxe - Modern Music: Deluxe Edition
John Cage - Lollipops
David Cross & Peter Banks - Crossover
Deep Energy Orchestra - The Return
Epic Tantrum - Abandoned in the Stranger's Room
Nick Finzer - Cast of Characters
Fish On Friday - Black Rain
Fughu - Lost Connection
Alex Goodman - Impressions in Blue and Red
Gordon Grdina Septet - Resist
Ken Hensley - Tales Of Live Fire & Other Mysteries
Gary Husband & Markus Reuter - Music of Our Times
Paul Kantner, Grace Slick & David Freiberg - Baron Von Tollbooth & The Chrome Nun
Kosmos - Ajan Peili
Kosmos - Ajan Peili (vinyl edition)
The Lovetones - Myriad
Music by Gestalt - Debussy's Fawn
Nyxem - Behind the Veil of Light
Fernando Perdomo - Out To Sea 3: Storm
Anthony Phillips - Strings Of Light
Renaissance - Turn of the Cards (box set)
David Sancious - Eyes Wide Open
Siena Root - The Secret of Our Time
Cory Smythe - Accelerate Every Voice
Talinka - Rainbow Over Kolonaki
Brian Tarquin - Brian Tarquin Project - Vegas Blue
Judie Tzuke - Chrysalis Recordings
Various Artists -  Kraut! Die innovativen Jahre des Krautrock 1968-1979
Darryl Way - Destinations
YYY - Aquadungeon
Zilla With Her Eyes Shut - Zilla With Her Eyes Shut

We have these new heavy metal CD and other audio media reviews:
Cirith Ungol - Forever Black
Fervence - Ghost
From Hell - Rats & Ravens
Ratt - The Atlantic Years: 1984-1990 

And these are the new CD and other audio media reviews under the “everything else,” or as we call it “non-prog” category:
D.G. Adams - Dangerous (digital single)
Alias Wayne - Faux Pas
Patrick Ames - Liveness
Ivan Beecroft - The Cynical Express
Black 47 - St. Patrick's Day Party
Jim Capaldi - Open Your Heart: Island Recordings 1972-1976
Brei Carter - Smiling EP
Ava Cherry - Testify Love (digital single)
John DeMena - Dreams and Lies
D.O.A. - Treason
Lily Frost  - Retro-Moderne
The fundaMentals - High Crimes In Lo-Fi
Head Fake - EP2
Kimberly Hou - Opus One
Jefferson Airplane - Long John Silver / Thirty Seconds Over Winterland
Lola Rising - Moving Forward
Love Me In the Dark - Love Me In The Dark
Scotty McKay - Rocks
Sean Miller - Everywhere I Roam
The Missing Frets - Pipe Dreams
Missing Persons - Dreaming
Todd Warner Moore - Overnight Flight
Thomas Charlie Pedersen - Daylight Saving Hours
Andrew Reed - As a Bird of the Air...
Second Hand Mojo - After Midnight
Spirit - Tent Of Miracles
Big Joe Turner - The Complete Boss Of The Blues
Various Artists - Destination Lust: Songs Of Love, Sex And Violence
Devon Worley Band - Teatime for Thieves
Ted Wulfers - Tremolo Moon
Tapio Ylinen - Left Unsaid (The Longstanding Problems of Happiness)

These are our new video reviews:
Flying Colors – Live In Europe DVD
Various Artists - The Vinyl Revival DVD

We have two retro video reviews:
David Gilmour – In Concert DVD
Pink Floyd - Meddle: Classic Album Under Review DVD

We have one interview in the issue:
Steve Babb of Glass Hammer

There is a print exclusive in this issue:
Yes: Album by Album Overview: Keys to Ascension to Magnification

The new issue is available in both paperback and hardcover edition at lulu.com/strangesound. There are a few changes this time around that require a little explanation. A month ago Lulu (where we publish our books) did a site rebuild and that means some changes. Let me address each of them individually.

Discounts:
In the past they allowed creators to discount the books (set a percentage off). That allowed the books to sell for less at the Lulu store than at places like Amazon. I always felt that was a good thing because in order to sell at Amazon and other places the prices need to be set much higher than need be. Well, with the upgrade they have removed the ability to discount books. That is apparently permanent, but I've asked them to reconsider that decision.

Lulu Store:
For years, the address for the Music Street Journal (and Gary Hill and Tales of Wonder and Dread) storefront on Lulu was lulu.com/strangesound. Well, they have now changed it to Lulu.com/spotlight/strangesound. Since there are literally thousands of URLs for me to try to get changed around the internet, and since it means all the physical promotional product I have is now obsolete and worthless, I've asked them if they can get the other one working again, but they said that it's not possible. I've updated the links for this issue, but I am considering building a separate website specifically for the purpose of hosting the individual book links, but there is no ETA on that. In the meantime, Lulu.com/spotlight/strangesound will suffice.


The paperback of the current issue can be ordered directly here:
https://www.lulu.com/en/us/shop/greg-olma-and-mike-korn-and-gary-hill-and-gary-hill/music-street-journal-2020-volume-3-june-2020-issue-142/paperback/product-n9v892.html

The direct link for the hardcover edition is:
https://www.lulu.com/en/us/shop/gary-hill/music-street-journal-2020-volume-2-april-2020-issue-141-hardcover-edition/hardcover/product-1vgmzd2n.html

You can view the online version of the new issue at musicstreetjournal.com. All our archives are also available there. While the book versions are considered the definitive versions of the content, the articles at the website are essentially the web version of our book articles. Each entity has things that are exclusive to that edition (web and print), though.

The website exclusively features banner ads. The members'  area is also exclusive to the site. While pictures and articles are in color at musicstreetjournal.com, they are in black and white in the book version. The concert galleries, audio interviews and more in that members' area are exclusively available on the web version of Music Street Journal.

Starting last year, the book editions (paperback and hardcover) include print exclusive articles. As mentioned earlier, this issue includes one.

This year Music Street Journal launched a new feature, too. Two videos released on the Music Street Journal YouTube channel provide additional content for two of the reviews in the issue. The intent with those (and going forward) is to provide a means to properly showcase elements that aren't easily conveyed in print. Going forward there will be more such videos, along with some exclusive videos for items (for instance music merchandise) that really can't be captured well in print. The MSJ YouTube channel lives at: youtube.com/channel/UCTqqxpTmgMcm-lTIVqNCeyA.

Stop by musicstreetjournal.com and check out all the internet based content. Memberships start at just six bucks for one month. You can always find all the book versions at lulu.com/strangesound.

Also, you can get clothing, drink-ware and much more with MSJ Logos and other cool things printed on them. Go to https://www.cafepress.com/MusicStreetJournal. You'll not only find MSJ products there, but also "Strange Sound of Cthulhu," "Poetry of the Air" and "Strange Realities" products and some products with Gary Hill's photography on it.
                                                                        




 
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