Prog-Watch 502 – A Clouds Can feature + some variety

This week on Prog-Watch my special guests are the gentlemen from the German duo, Clouds Can! I have a feature on their new album Leave, and chat with Dominik Hüttermann and Thomas Thielen about their new “progressive pop” approach. (And with the aide of much coffee, Thomas is in fine form!) Aside from the Clouds Can music, I’m also spinning a few other great tunes by The Wood Demons, Armed Cloud, Servants Of Science, and Michael Crimson! Read More …

Prog-Watch Special – 101 Dimensions – December 2017-2

My turn on 101 Dimensions again, and again I am pushing the boundaries! Here’s the playlist:

1. Lindisfarne – Winter Song (from the album Nicely Out Of Tune, 1971)

2. Patrick Moraz – Here Comes Christmas Again (from the album Future Memories I & II, 1985)

3. Atomic Rooster – Winter (from the album Atomic Rooster, 1970)

4. Keith Emerson – Troika (from The Christmas Album, 1999)

5. The Prog World Orchestra – Joy To The World (from the album A Proggy Christmas, 2012)

6. Enya – White Is In The Winter Night (from the album And Winter Came…, 2008)

7. 2002 – Carol Of The Bells (from the album Christmas Dreams, 2007)

8. Rick Wakeman – Hark The Herald Angels Sing (from the album Christmas Variations, 2006)

9. The Moody Blues – December Snow (from the album December, 2003)

10. Edison’s Children – Solstice (from the album Somewhere Between Here And There, 2015)

11. 2002 – In The Bleak Midwinter (from the album Christmas Dreams, 2007)

12. Manning – Winter (from the album Cascade, 2001)

13. John Boswell – The First Noel (from The Carols Of Christmas, 1996)

14. Corvus Stone – After Solstice (from the album Unscrewed, 2015)

15. Liz Story – Greensleeves (from the album Winter Solstice I, 1985)

16. Keith Emerson – I Saw Three Ships (from The Christmas Album, 1999)

17. Rick Wakeman – Angels From The Realms Of Glory (from the album Christmas Variations, 2006)

18. Jethro Tull – A Winter Snowscape (from The Jethro Tull Christmas Album, 2003)

19. The Enid – Winter ‘The Key’ (from The Spell, 1985)

20. David Darling – O Holy Night (from The Carols Of Christmas, 1996)

21. 2002 – Silent Night (from the album Christmas Dreams, 2007)

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Prog-Watch Holiday Special 2017

This week on Prog-Watch I’m taking a little bit of a break from the usual script writing, talking, and editing all the flubs! After a brief preamble, I will simply be playing nearly 90 minutes of holiday themed music from mostly progressive artists. Since I will not be announcing the artists and tracks, here is a proper playlist, in case you hear something new that you really like and want to know what it is:

1. Intro – Mike Oldfield – In Dulci Jubilo

2. Chris Squire & Alan White – Run With The Fox

3. Jethro Tull – Christmas Song

4. Jon Anderson – Three Ships

5. Trans-Siberian Orchestra – A Star To Follow

6. Trevor Rabin – O Come All Ye Faithful

7. Peter Noone & Herman’s Hermits – Do You Hear What I Hear

8. Trans-Siberian Orchestra – Christmas Canon

9. Jethro Tull – Ring Out Solstice Bells

10. Trans-Siberian Orchestra – Christmas Eve/Sarajevo 12/24

11. Emerson, Lake & Palmer – I Believe In Father Christmas

12. Chris Squire – Sussex Carol

13. Mannheim Steamroller – God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen

14. Marillion – The Carol Of The Bells

15. Emerson, Lake & Palmer – Nutrocker

16. Jon Anderson – The Holly And The Ivy

17. Steve Morse – I Came Upon A Midnight Clear

18. Roy Wood – I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday

19. Trans-Siberian Orchestra – A Mad Russian’s Christmas

20. Jethro Tull – Another Christmas Song

21. Annie Haslam – O Holy Night

22. Chris Squire – Silent Night/Night Of Silence Read More …

Prog-Watch Special – 101 Dimensions – December 2017-1

My turn on 101 Dimensions again! I hope you enjoy! Here’s the playlist:

1. Franky Valentyn Project – The Jovian Moon Suite (from the album All In A Dream, 2017)

2. Röyksopp – What Else Is There (from the album The Understanding, 2005)

3. Lunatic Soul – Lunatic Soul; and The Final Truth (from the album Lunatic Soul, 2008)

4. Röyksopp – Circuit Breaker (from the album The Understanding, 2005)

5. whatsisname – Refraktor, 2016

6. Röyksopp – Someone Like Me (from the album The Understanding, 2005)

7. Markus Reuter – The Abolition Of Death; A Clue To Reality; and Read Aloud In Cold Blood (from the album The Longest In Terms Of Being, 2001)

8. Röyksopp – Alpha Male (from the album The Understanding, 2005)

9. David Bowie – Warszawa; Art Decade; Weeping Wall; and Subterraneans (from the album Low, 1977)

Prog On!

Tony Read More …

Prog-Watch 448 – A Gary Moore Special

This week’s Prog-Watch is a special on the legendary Irish guitarist Gary Moore! Gary’s longtime friend and guitar tech Graham Lilley is my guest and we chat about Gary, his versatility, his legacy, and a brand new collection of Gary’s later work by BMG music called “Blues and Beyond”. Along the way we will hear some great blues rock music from that new collection. But lest you think that I am changing the name of the program to “Blues-Watch”, there will be plenty of progressive rock on hand, including some of Gary’s work with Colosseum II and Greg Lake. We’ll also hear some of his heavier solo material and some of his work with Thin Lizzy and Phil Lynott. (Couldn’t do a Gary Moore show without some of that, right?) So join me this week for a look at a versatile virtuoso, the late Gary Moore! A bit of a departure? Yes. But there will still be plenty of great music, and much of it quite progressive. Remember: One does not live by Prog alone! Read More …

Prog-Watch Special – 101 Dimensions – November 2017

I’m stretching the bounds a little again this time, but it was fun last time and you guys seemed to like it! Anyway, here’s the playlist for this month’s 101 Dimensions:

1. Jason Rubenstein – Complicated Exosphere; The Templar Calling Card; and The Curmudgeon Invents The Future (from the album This Is Not A Love Letter, 2014)

2. Trinity Ward – Transmission; Saturn V; Enter The Infinite; The State Of The Art; and Between The Edges Of The Universe (from the album Enter The Infinite, 2010)

3. Ian Boddy – Kinetics; The Circle; Deja Vu, Parts 1 & 2 (from the album The Climb, 1983)

4. whatsisname – Cascade; Felonius Monk; Indian Summer; and Stand Still, I Say (from the album Indefinite Articles, 2017)

5. Redshift – Nails; and Ultranaut (from the album Down Time, 1999)

6. Gandalf – Forgotten Kingdom, Parts 1 & 2; and Garden Of Illusions, Parts 1, 2 & 3 (from the album Tale From A Long Forgotten Kingdom, 1984)

I hope you enjoy!

Prog On!

Tony Read More …