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A New Day Yesterday
A New Day Yesterday

A New Day Yesterday

UK Progressive Rock & The 1970s


608 Pages, 6.25 x 9.25

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $28.99 (US $28.99) (CA $38.99)

Publication Date: June 2020

ISBN 9781780389202

Rights: US & CA

Omnibus Press (Jun 2020)

Price: $28.99


Music journalist Mike Barnes (MOJO, The Wire, Prog, and author of the acclaimed biography Captain Beefheart) goes back to the birth of progressive rock and surveys the cultural conditions and attitudes that fed into, and were in turn affected by, this remarkable musical phenomenon. He examines the myths and misconceptions that have grown up around progressive rock and paints a vivid, colourful picture of the Seventies based on hundreds of hours of his own interviews with musicians, music business insiders, journalists and DJs, and from the personal testimonies of those who were fans of the music in that extraordinary decade.


"A heroic account of the story of prog: affectionate, funny and packed with weird and impressive detail." —Joanne Harris, author, Chocolat

Author Biography

Mike Barnes is the author of Captain Beefheart - The Biography, a former contributor to Select magazine, and has work that regularly appears in Mojo and Wire. He also plays the drums!