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Prog-Tober 2020

Progtober 2020 — Summary

Progtober 2020

Whew, what a month that was! 31 separate issues including specials, interviews, two Duo Reviews, and three Round Table Reviews, making a grand total of 49 albums.

DPRP was founded in October 25 years ago, which in internet land is probably regarded as ancient. We celebrated our 20th anniversary five years ago, and just 2 years ago we commemorated the fact that we started publishing album reviews since October 1998.

First of all a very special thanks to our loyal readers and every artist, promoter and label that in these past 25 years have kept this part of the musical world alive! Secondly we wish to thank our team of reviewers, current and past, for all their contributions and deliveries, as well as the many volunteers that helped along the way. And finally a special thanks to Guille Palladino for the awesome Progtober logo, which will be back next year!

Thank you all, for your efforts make working for DPRP feel extra special.


With one edition published every single day during our 25th Anniversary Progtober, you could be forgiven if you missed something.

So here is our easy-to-use recap of the past month. An all-in-one guide listing each of the 49 albums that we reviewed.

Which was your favourite discovery?

Day 1 — The Pineapple Thief Inter-Review
The Pineapple Thief - Versions of the Truth

Day 2 — Lee Abraham
Lee Abraham - Harmony/Synchronicity

Day 3 — Rick Wakeman
Rick Wakeman & The English Rock Ensemble - The Red Planet

Day 4 — Mandoki Soulmates
Mandoki Soulmates - Living In The Gap + Hungarian Pictures — Duo Review

Day 5 — Rikard Sjöblom's Gungfly
Rikard Sjöblom's Gungfly - Alone Together

Day 6 — Redemption
Redemption - Alive In Color (Live 2018)

Day 7 — Black Noodle Project
Black Noodle Project - Code 2.0

Day 8 — Fish
Fish - Weltschmerz — Interview and Round Table Review

Day 9 — On Track Special
Jordan Blum - On Track: Dream Theater
Peter Kearns - On Track: 10cc and Godley & Creme
Gary Steel - On Track: Gentle Giant

Day 10 — Colour Haze
Colour Haze - We Are

Day 11 — Castanarc
Castanarc - Journey To The East
Castanarc - Rude Politics
Castanarc - Burnt Offerings
Castanarc - Little Gods
Castanarc - Water From The Well

Day 12 — Into The Open
Into The Open - Destination Eternity

Day 13 — Doris Brendel & Lee Dunham
Doris Brendel & Lee Dunham - Mass Hysteria

Day 14 — Live Albums Special
Circuline - CircuLive::NewView
Kinetic Element - Live From New York
Soft Machine - Live At The Baked Potato

Day 15 — Neal Morse
Neal Morse - Sola Gratia

Day 16 — Flying Colours
Flying Colors - Third Stage - Live In London

Day 17 — Nordic Special
Pinnacle Point - Symphony Of Mind
Kimmo Pörsti - Wayfarer
Windom End - Perspective Views

Day 18 — Steve Hackett
Steve Hackett - Selling England By The Pound & Spectral Mornings: Live At Hammersmith — Round Table Review

Day 19 — Galahad
Galahad - Following Ghosts - Expanded Edition

Day 20 — Pre-Med
Pre-Med - Hawkestrel Presents Pre-Med

Day 21 — Lufeh
Lufeh Batera - Luggage Falling Down

Day 22 — Yuri Gagarin
Yuri Gagarin - Yuri Gagarin
Yuri Gagarin - At The Centre Of All Infinity
Yuri Gagarin - The Outskirts Of Reality

Day 23 — Soul Secret
Soul Secret - Blue Light Cage

Day 24 — Derek Sherinian
Derek Sherinian - The Phoenix

Day 25 — The Flower Kings
The Flower Kings - Islands — Round Table Review

Day 26 — Jakko M. Jakszyk
Jakko M. Jakszyk - Secrets & Lies

Day 27 — Ontologics
Ontologics - Heading To The Outer Realm

Day 28 — Ozric Tentacles Inter-Review
Ozric Tentacles - Space For The Earth

Day 29 — Gazpacho
Gazpacho - Fireworker — Duo Review

Day 30 — Italian Concept Album Special
Mesmerising - The Clutters Storyteller
Oteme - Un Saluto Alle Nuvole
Tilion - Suite Ritrovate

Day 31 — Recommended Debut Albums Special
Compass - Our Time On Earth
Lunar Clock - The Scream Of Nature
Swappers Eleven - From A Distance
Taskaha - Taskaha

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