Music Street Journal Book Release Series Begins First Book of Series Compiling Music Street Journal

All articles at Music Street Journal are being compiled into book format. The first of those books, Music Street Journal - The Early Years: Volume 1 - The Progressive Rock CD and Video Reviews A-L, has been released.
 
 
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ROCKFORD, Ill. - Oct. 17, 2016 - PRLog -- Music Street Journal (musicstreetjournal.com) is beginning the run-up to a major milestone. When the February 2018 issue goes live, it will mark twenty years of Music Street Journal. In the time remaining to that milestone all articles at Music Street Journal are being compiled into book format. The first of those books, Music Street Journal - The Early Years: Volume 1 - The Progressive Rock CD and Video Reviews A-L, has been released.

The book includes all the progressive rock CD (and one video) reviews published at MSJ of artists with names thatstart with the letter A through the letter L from the first issue in February of 1998 to December of 2000. It includes Anderson, Asia, Dixie Dregs, Dream Theater, EmersonLake and Palmer, The Flower Kings, Genesis, Steve Hackett, Hawkwind, Steve Hogarth, Steve Howe, Jethro Tull, Kansas, King Crimson, Tony Levin and many more. The book is available in both hardcover and paperback versions at lulu.com/strangesound.

There are many other books available at that same location, including a couple new editions.  A special Tenth Anniversary Hard Cover Edition of The Strange Sound of Cthulhu: Music Inspired by the Writings of H.P. Lovecraft was recently released. That release came about a week after the brand new book from the same author (Gary Hill) Poetry of the Air: A Collection of Love Letters from Musicians to Music.

The Strange Sound of Cthulhu: Music Inspired by the Writings of H.P. Lovecraft
has earned some great reviews in the ten years since it was released. For instance, in Dark Realms magazine, Russell Williams said, "The Strange Sound of Cthulhu is a fascinating compilation of musical artists who have paid homage to the father of modern horror, in turn adding their own new chapters to Lovecraft¹s ever-growing cult mythology. Highly recommended for rock historians and Lovecraft aficionados alike." H.P. Lovecraft expert S.T. Joshi said the book was "one of the most interesting books I've ever read."

The title to the new book Poetry of the Air: A Collection of Love Letters from Musicians to Music comes from a quote attributed to Jean-Paul Richter: " Music is the poetry of the air." The book includes exclusive interviews with musicians including Tommy James, Bun E. Carlos, members or former members of bands including Judas Priest, Yes, Rage, Klaatu, Genesis, Hawkind, King's X, Head East, California Guitar Trio, King Crimson, Dream Theater, Uriah Heep, Electric Prunes and many more. The interviews all bring unique perspectives to the passion that is music. Heath Alberts of "The Rockford Blog" called it "ridiculously interesting" and said, "this work is a must-have for the serious music enthusiast."

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