Side-long concept pieces, walls of Mellotrons, keyboardists in capes...such were the glories of the greatest prog rock albums.
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From indelible images to perfect portraits, the 100 greatest album covers provoke and awe just as much as the contents inside.
The million-selling 'My Sharona' became America’s biggest-selling song of 1979, and one of the catchiest rock numbers in memory.
Both versions are full of bonus material, while the soundtrack debuts on vinyl for Record Store Day.
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The Hall has also shared classic footage from Foo Fighters, Bruce Springsteen and Peter Gabriel.
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The rock giants proved there was plenty of fuel in the adult oriented rock tank with their fourth album 'Walk On.'
The progressive rock trailblazers' fifth studio release was their first with producer Rodger Bain.
The influence of ‘Sgt Pepper’ cannot be overstated. After its release in 1967, the album changed not only music, but pop culture at large.
'Rock music that incorporates elements of traditional or classical music', surely a key art-rock principle is forging ahead, the shock of the new?