Here are some of my top Progressive Rock albums on eMusic from the 1960s/1970s (eMusic is a real treasure trove for this kind of music). Most of them absolute classics of the genre and difficult to find elsewhere at a reasonable price!

  • Affinity - "Affinity"
  • Josefus - "Dead Man Alive"
  • Deja-Vu - "Between The Leaves"
  • D.R. Hooker - "The Truth"
  • Atomic Rooster - "Death Walks Behind You"
  • Agusa - "Hogtid"
  • Baby Grandmothers - "Baby Grandmothers"
  • Gentle Giant - "Octopus"
  • Armada - "Beyond the Morning"
  • Chico Magnetic Band - "Acid Rock"
  • Corpus - Creation A Child
  • Chicago Magnetic Band - "Acid Rock"
  • Various Artists - "60's & 70's Acid Flash"
  • Various Artists - "Spacerock: An interstellar Traveller's Guide" (73 tracks and over 7 hours playing for the price of one album! Great music too!
Interested to hear others' views on Progressive Rock.


  • edited January 20
    Welcome !

    I had a peek at the Akarma label catalogue and found this blast from the past:


  • edited January 20
    Thanks for making me head for the vinyl. The only names I recognized from your list where Atomic Rooster and Gentle Giant. I have 3 Gentle Giant albums in my library - 
    1970                                                              1973

    I really enjoyed the 1970 & 1973 albums but sorta lost interest after 1978. I'm not very good at picking out genres and I noticed that Discogs describes some of your choices as Psychedelic Rock/Prog Rock, so I think I can come up with a few. Once again at 49cents less the booster discount there's some really good buys to explore from your list.
    I downloaded Octopus because I really don't want to Garageband it again, plus it has a bonus track. 
    My vinyl also includes 
    1971       Elegy                                             1970  The Grass Is Greener
  • Akarma is a great label to head for! Musea, Cleopatra and Purple Pyramid are good too. Gracious!, The Nice and Collosseum all excellent selections.
  • Well, since I've been listening to the letter P, it's good time for these. Not 70's, but labeled Prog Rock according to Discogs. I believe I have Porieux from Older Emusic days to thank for leading me to them.
    Porcupine Tree
    1995. The Sky Moves Sideways                       2004. Warszawa
    The Pineapple Thief
     2003  Variations On A Dream                         2007   What We Have Sown
  • Yes, Porcupine Tree and their leader Steven Wilson have to be rated at the absolute top of modern Prog.
  • A few from my collection also from the 1970s some of which may still be on EMusic.

    Amon Düül - Wolf City
    Anthony Phillips - Private Parts & Pieces
    Crack the Sky - Animal Notes / Safety in Numbers
    Greenslade - Greenslade
    Happy the Man - Crafty Hands
    Henry Cow - Unrest
    Kaipa - Kaipa
    Nektar - Journey to the Centre of the Eye

    Either not from the 60/70s, or from my vinyl, but none the less good listens

    Aphrodite's Child - 666
    Astra - The Weirding
    Ayreon - Universal Migrator
    Black Bonzo - Sound of the Apocalypse
    The Flower Kings - Back in the World of Adventures
    The Future Kings of England - The Fate of Old Mother Orvis
    Johannes Luley - Tales From Sheepfather's Grove
    Magic Pie - Circus of Life
    Tale Cue - Voices Beyond My Curtain
    Tomas Bodin - Sonic Boulevard
    Transatlantic - SMPTe

  • Really good selection PaulR and quite a few were still on eMusic. Here are a few more from me:

    The Running Man - "The Running Man"
    The Cuckoos - "The Cuckoos" Lead singer sounds like Jim Morrison https://www.emusic.com/library/album/122141739/The-Cuckoos/The-Cuckoos
    John McLaughlin - "Devotion
    Golden Earring - "Moontan
  • edited January 28
    Just to say that links from your "my emusic" (library) only works for you. (the link directs me to my  "my emusic")
  • Sorry about that! Am still learning!
  • I thought I'd copy this here too. Again, not sure if it qualifies but It is great '70s blues rock with extended jams. All are available at Emusic.
    Stone The Crows    (Colin AllenJames DewarJimmy McCullochJohn McGinnisLeslie HarveyMaggie BellRonnie LeahySteve Thompson)
    1970                                                                      1970
    1971                                                           Recorded 1972
    The first time I heard Maggie Bell singing Blind Man I was sold. I only have the first 2 on vinyl and they're pretty worn.  Thanks to @Lowlife for making me think about the past.

    Ps I still think the the '70s albums are the best and if the vocals were amped up a bit on the live album it would have been great. 
    more Ps 
    Gee, I'm reminded about bad microphones -
    Les Harvey - Leslie (Les) Harvey (13 September 1945 - 3 May 1972) (brother of Alex Harvey) was a guitarist in several Scottish bands of the late 1960s and early 1970s. While on stage with Stone The Crows at Swansea Top Rank in 1972 he died after touching an ungrounded microphone.
  • I'm pretty sure that this will qualify. 
    Well, James Dewar got me thinking about Robin Trower and because  S is right between R & T, it'll fit right in. Considering the discount on the latest booster deal I decided to back-up some of my vinyl. I'm not sure why I don't have anything past 1975 - I thought I had more, so time to check out where he is now.
    Robin Trower
    1973                                                                      1974
    1975                                                                         2017
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