Books you can read. It looks like a contradiction, but it isn't. It is enough to give a quick look at the argument of Fabrizio GALVAGNI's precious book to immediately realise that there is a series of rock (master-)works linked to literature. The passage from listening to reading becomes a productive, automatic reaction that creates a circuit (Occasionally, apparently endless...) between a record and its literary source. You'll end up wanting to (re-)read the Canto about Paolo and Francesca in "The Divine Comedy", maybe because you heard about it on "Ut" by NEW TROLLS. And the other way around. Whirls of Dantesque rock. But not only. "Dante And The Music Of The Spheres" is a book you can read and listen to. Pages that recount, with the passion of a musician and the attention to detail of a professor, how rock music (And not only rock) was inspired by DANTE and by the always contemporary feel of "The Divine Comedy". THE TRIP, NEW TROLLS, GIRO STRANO, METAMORFOSI, COLOSSUS PROJECT and many more bands are touched in this compelling itinerary. And there is more: DANTE and Kosmische Music, heavy-metal, polyphonic experimentalism, jazz, rap and contemporary music. With the book, here comes free CD: an interesting anthology of songs by contemporary Progressive rock bands from all over the world: Italy, USA, Argentina, Finland, Russia... Curators of this compilations are Marco BERNARD (COLOSSUS PROJECT) and Matthias SCHELLER (AMS), two internationally recognised authorities on progressive music. This book is written mostly in Italian, with some sections in English.