PROGRESSIVE TRACKS SHOW #322 (Apollo 11 – Prog You To The Moon And Back)

This week’s edition of The Progressive Tracks Show is a creation; an experience best enjoyed in solitude. The (mostly) instrumental songs and historical audio clips were carefully pieced together to evoke emotion; to portray the Apollo 11 mission through the emotional power of music.
I do hope you can take time to sit back and enjoy it!

And remember, you can access podcasts of any previous Progressive Tracks Show at: (there are over 160 now!).


  • Red Kite – “13 Enemas For Good Luck” from Red Kite on RareNoise (2019)
  • King Crimson – “Separation (edit)” from The Elements of King Crimson Tourbox 2014 on DGM (2016)
  • Elder – “Illusory Motion” from The Gold & Silver Sessions on Blues Funeral Recordings (2019)
  • District 97 – “After Orbit Mission” from Screens on Cherry Red Records (2019)
  • Vespero – “Watching The Earth Rise” from Hollow Moon on Tonzonen Records (2018)
  • Fabio La Manna – “Luna2” from EBE on Via Nocturna (2016)
  • Spirit – “Space Child” from Twelve Dreams of Dr. Sardonicus on Ode/Epic/Legacy (1970)
  • Polska Radio One – “Launch #93” from Cosmos Inside on Trail Records (2014)
  • Camel – “Lunar Sea” from Moonmadness on UMC-Decca (1976)
  • Arcade Messiah – “Moon Signal” from II on Stereohead Records (2015)
  • Maat Lander – “Meteors Serenade” from Seasons of Space – Book #2 on Clostridium Records (2018)
  • Quarkspace  – “Space Folds Upon Itself” from All These Suns on Quarkspace (2018)
  • Blueneck – “Apogee” from Epilogue on Denovali Records (2012)
  • Astralingua – “Space Blues” from Space Blues – Single on Midnight Lamp Records (2019)
  • Eric Baule – “Touching The Earth” from Revelations Adrift on Independent (2015)
  • Aisles – “Hero” from 4:45 AM on Presagio Records (2013)

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Edition 167 of THE PROG MILL first broadcast on Progzilla Radio Sunday 21 July 2019, with two hours of superb melodic and symphonic progressive music, is now also available to stream anytime you like or download. This week’s show also includes the world radio premiere of two tracks from the forthcoming new Kaprekar’s Constant album “Depth of Field”

The Playlist

1 Magic Pie – Table For Two (Fragments of the 5th Element)
2 Mindspeak – Orbit – Catch (Eclipse Chaser)
3 Mind Sculpture – The Gift (Single)
4 Openspace – On The Edge (Openspace)
5 Pro-Age – Homecoming (MPD)
6 Kaprekar’s Constant – Rosherville Part 1 (Depth of Field)
7 Kaprekar’s Constant – Rosherville Part 2 (Depth of Field)
8 We Are Kin – The Fawn (Bruised Sy)
9 Drifting Sun – Stay With Me (Single)
10 Peter Banks – Astral Traveler (Tales from Yesterday)
11 Acqua Fragile – Morning Comes (Acqua Fragile)
12 Intergalactic Huso Orchestra – In Your 80’s Dreams (Spaced Out)
13 Our Destiny – The World is Waiting (Awakening)
14 Beach Boys – Surfs Up (Surfs Up)

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Tales From The Tiger Moth Edition 99

Broadcast 20th July 2019

Yes – Sound Chaser
The Brainiac 5 – The Seal Man
Callooh Callay – Give
Nad Sylvan – The Regal Bastard
Jo Quail – Mandrel Cantus
Tony Banks – Thursday The Twelfth
The Gift – Closer
The Far Meadow – Foreign Land
Devin Townsend – Evermore
Professor Tip Top – Machine Emotions
Nad Sylvan – I Am the Sea
Steely Dan – Black Cow
Spike Milligan – My September Love
It Bites – Playground (Live)


 Broadcast 21st July 2019

1.    Ocean Breakup/King of the Universe Electric Light Orchestra
2.    Olympia Jon Anderson
3.    I Believe In You Y&T (Yesterday & Today)
4.    Acadian Driftwood The Band
5.    Rude Rude Awakening Pure Prairie League
6.    Anyway Bye Bye Poco
7.    Southern Smiles Judy Tzuke
8.    Running Hard Renaissance
9.    Wingsuit Phish
10.  Isis Bob Dylan
11.  Paper In Fire John Cougar Mellencamp
12.  Die Aband Glocke Violinski
13.  Baba O’Riley The Who
14.  Keep On Truckin’ Hot Tuna
15.  The Devil Went Down To Georgia Charlie Daniels Band
17.  People Are Meddlin’ In Our Affairs Little Walter
18.  Vaseline Machine #2/Fat Back Mama The Nighthawks
19.  Texas Flood Stevie Ray Vaughan
20.  Heat Of The Sun Kenny Wayne Shepherd
21.  Yellow Raven Scorpions
22.  Halo Of Flies Alice Cooper
23.  Waterhole (Expresso Bongo) Marillion
24.  Lords Of The Backstage Marillion
25.  Blind Curve i) Vocal Under A Bloodlight, ii) Passing Strangers, iii) Mylo, iv) Perimeter Walk, v) Threshold Marillion
26.  Childhoods End? Marillion
27.  White Feather Marillion
28.  LA Woman The Doors
29.  60 Years On Elton John
30.  Serves You Right To Suffer J Geils Band
31.  Feelin’ Alright Grand Funk Railroad (Flint, MI)
32.  Long Distance Winner Lindsey Buckingham / Stevie Nicks
33.  Stoney River Mason Proffit
34.  Christine’s Tune The Flying Burrito Brothers
35.  The Funky Waltz The Eleventh House (w/Larry Coryell)
36.  Golden Section Isotope
37.  Bachmania 1) Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring, 2) Love Is Blue, 3) Whistle Bump Eumir Deodato
38.  A Day at the Mint Blue Mitchell
39.  Got To Be This Way John Mayall
40.  Smiling Phases Blood Sweat & Tears
41.  Cold Blue Steel and Sweet Fire Joni Mitchell
42.  Love and Affection Joan Armatrading
43.  There’s A Boat That’s Leavin’ Soon For New York Phoebe Snow
44.  Bouree Jethro Tull
45.  Happy Trails Quicksilver Messenger Service

Edition 203 of Sounds That Can Be Made is now available as a podcast!


Fox Ache – Exodus (from Far Canal)
We Are Kin – I Won’t Go Back (from Bruised Sky)
Tony Patterson & Doug Melbourne – Antarctica (from The Divide)
Nightmare Scenario – Gravity’s Pull (from Beyond What Is Real)
Thomas Giles – Devotion (feat. Jake Troth) (from Velcro Kid)
The C:Live Collective – The Fifth Estate – Part One (The Dictator Speaks) (from The Age of Insanity)
Marillion – Go! (from
Iris – Memory Of Eagle (from Crossing the Desert)
Queen – The Prophet’s Song (from A Night At The Opera)
Led Zeppelin – No Quarter (from Houses of the Holy)
Pendragon – The Black Knight (from The Jewel)
Dagaband – Second Time Around (from Second Time Around)
The Red Paintings – Dead Adult (from The Revolution Is Never Coming)
The Dear Hunter – The Most Cursed of Hands / Who Am I (from Act V: Hymns with the Devil in Confessional)
Magnum – Wild Swan (from Wings of Heaven)
King’s X – Goldilox (from Out Of The Silent Planet)
God Is An Astronaut – Elysian Fields (from A Moment Of Stillness)
65daysofstatic – Aren’t We All Running? (from The Fall of Math)
Bruce Soord – Familiar Patterns (from Bruce Soord)
Steven Wilson – Cut Ribbon (from Cut Ribbon)
Deep Purple – Sometimes I Feel Like Screaming (from Purpendicular)

Northern Star 18th July 2019


Theme Pallas – Northern Star

  1. Public Service Broadcasting – E.V.A.
  2. Juluka – Unkosibomvu-The Red King
  3. Opeth – Faith In Others
  4. The Tirith – The Sphinx
  5. The Tirith – Pioneers Of The Outer arm
  6. The Tirith – A Leap In The Dark/The Autumn of our days
  7. The Tirith – The Nostalgia Sequence
  8. Caravan – Winter Wine
  9. The Tirith – No More
  10. The Tirith – The Autumn Of Our Days
  11. Peter Gabriel – here Comes The flood
  12. Dave Sinclair – O Caroline
  13. Dream Theater – The Best of times

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SONS OF APOLLO–former Dream Theater members Mike Portnoy and Derek Sherinian, Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (ex-Guns N’ Roses), Billy Sheehan (The Winery Dogs, Mr. Big, David Lee Roth) and Jeff Scott Soto (ex-Journey, ex-Yngwie Malmsteen’s Rising Force) — are pleased to announce the release of ‘Live With The Plovdiv Psychotic Symphony’ on the 30th August 2019.

‘Live With The Plovdiv Psychotic Symphony’ documents the band’s remarkable one-off performance at the Ancient Roman Theatre in Plovdiv, Bulgaria alongside a full orchestra & choir, playing tracks from their debut album ‘Psychotic Symphony’ as well as a selection of tracks by legendary bands. It will be available as a limited deluxe 3CD + DVD + Blu-Ray Artbook, Special Edition 3CD + DVD Digipak, Standalone Blu-Ray & Digital Album.

Today they launch a full clip of the band performing the Dream Theater track ‘Just Let Me Breathe’, a song from Mike & Derek’s time in the band. Watch it now here: 

Mike comments: “In writing the setlist for Sons Of Apollo’s very first tour, I knew we had to include a few songs from the Dream Theater album ‘Falling Into Infinity’ which was the only full length studio album we did while Derek was in the band. I wanted to do ‘Just Let Me Breathe’ as it’s one of the deeper cuts on the album and I knew SOA would absolutely slay it! Between Bumble, Derek & Billy’s crazy guitar, keys & bass unison sections and Jeff’s overall driving, funky vocal delivery (with myself on the verses & chorus and Bumble on the bridge), I knew the Sons would breathe a whole new life into this track and even kick it up a few notches! Plus, as the song’s lyricist, I took artistic license and changed the lyric from ‘Shannon Hoon’ to ‘Chris Cornell’ to give it a little more relevance in 2019.”

Watch the trailer for the live release here: 

Pre-orders for all formats are now available here: 

Mike Portnoy comments: “I’ve released several dozen live albums through the years with about a dozen different bands, but I have to say that this live release from Sons Of Apollo may indeed be the most special one of them all!! Everything was aligned that evening: an absolutely beautiful Roman amphitheatre and a perfectly gorgeous summer evening, one set of SOA material and one set of specially chosen cover songs, and to top it all off being joined by a symphony orchestra and choir…it was a magical evening for everybody in attendance and now we can share it with the rest of the world immortalized in this incredible live package.

This package will serve as a nice souvenir to capture the band’s first year on tour and should tide over all of our fans while we complete work on our sophomore studio release that will coming in Jan 2020″

The track-listing is as follows:

CD 1:
1. God Of The Sun
2. Signs Of The Time
3. Divine Addiction
4. That Metal Show Theme  
5. Just Let Me Breathe
6. Billy Sheehan Bass Solo
7. Lost In Oblivion 
8. Jeff Scott Soto Solo Spot (The Prophet’s Song / Save Me)
9. Alive
10. The Pink Panther Theme
11. Opus Maximus

CD 2:
1. Kashmir
2. Gates Of Babylon
3. Labyrinth 
4. Dream On
5. Diary Of A Madman
6. Comfortably Numb
7. The Show Must Go On
8. Hell’s Kitchen 
9. Derek Sherinian Keyboard Solo
10. Lines In The Sand

CD 3: 
1. Bumblefoot Guitar Spot
2. And The Cradle Will Rock
3. Coming Home

Released October 20th 2017 via InsideOutMusic / Sony, PSYCHOTIC SYMPHONY is available as a 2CD Mediabook (featuring a second disc of instrumental mixes and extended booklet with an exclusive Studio Diary), Gatefold 2LP vinyl + CD (which comes with an etching on side D and the entire album on the CD), Standard Jewelcase CD & digital download. It was produced by the dynamic production duo of Portnoy and Sherinian, also affectionately known as “The Del Fuvio Brothers,” which is the nickname given to them over 20 years ago during their time together in Dream Theater. Get your copy here: 

PSYCHOTIC SYMPHONY picked up fantastic reviews upon release, and got them a nomination at the Progressive Music Awards 2018 for Best International Band:

“Fuck the term ‘supergroup’, that’s not what this is about. Sons of Apollo are simply a group that are super.”Classic Rock

“Psychotic Symphony is fierce, loud, bewildering, brilliantly performed and monstrously entertaining.”Prog Magazine

“God-like in conception, stellar in ambition and perfection in delivery.”Metal Talk




Tom Robinson Band – Bully for You (live)

The Gift – Long Time Dead

Drifting Sun – Missing

FreddeGredde – Ocean Mind

Robert Webb – Grand Canyon

Genesis – Inside & Out

Marillion – The Leavers: IV. The Jumble of Days

Bellaphon – Firefly

Hans Lundin – House of Pain and Confusion

The Gift – We Are Connected (excerpt)

I have a lot of great stuff lined up for you on this week’s Prog-Watch! For starters, I’ll be catching you up on some of the latest Prog Rock releases from Izz, Pattern Seeking Animals, Introitus, Jordan Rudess, and Terry Draper, formerly of Klaatu! Plus, I’ll have a couple of listener dedications (Camel and U.K.), and there will also be a house call from THE DOCTOR, Rob Fisher, who will be taking us on a voyage of Progressive Discovery with the latest album by the Norwegian band Oak!


629: Variety + Oak on Progressive Discoveries


I’m delighted to announce that the podcast for edition 298 of Live From Progzilla Towers is now available.

In this edition we spoke to Simon Godfrey and heard the following music:

  • Tinyfish – All Hands Lost (Live)
  • Thundercat – Them Changes
  • Freefall – Summerhouse
  • Genesis – Fading Lights
  • Kate Bush – Houdini
  • Simon Godfrey – The June Jar
  • Dario Marianelli – Evey Reborn
  • Simon Godfrey – No Stone Unturned
  • North Atlantic Oscillation – Elsewhere
  • Simon Godfrey – The Inaccurate Man (Ft. Peter Jones)
  • TesseracT – Phoenix
  • Shineback – Kill Devil Hills
  • Stevie Wonder – Living For The City
  • Valdez – Black Eyed Susans
  • Field Music – Let’s Write A Book
  • Tidehouse – Rain At Tangier
  • Pinegrove – Visiting
  • Rush – The Camera Eye
  • Tinyfish – Wide Awake at Midnight

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