Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Rare compiles tracks from four Crack the Sky albums from 1983-1990, two of John Palumbo's solo albums, and previously unreleased live and demo recordings. It was released in 1994 on CD. Crack the Sky is an American progressive rock band formed in Weirton, West Virginia in the early 1970s. In 1975, Rolling Stone Magazine declared their first album "debut album of the year," and in 1978, Rolling Stone Record Guide compared them to Steely Dan. Despite this, they have had only meager success in the Baltimore area due to several factors, but continue to release albums to a small, but devoted fan base to this day.