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I’m delighted to announce that the podcast for edition 98 of Live From Progzilla Towers is now available.

In this special edition, we heard the following music and live listeners got to vote for their favourite track:

  1. Barock Project – Skyline
  2. Argos – Stormland
  3. Iamthemorning – Crowded Corridors
  4. Ciccada – Around The Fire
  5. Anubis – Hitchhiking To Byzantium
  6. Lunatic Soul – Pygmalion’s Ladder
  7. The Gentle Storm – Heart Of Amsterdam (Storm Version)
  8. Neo Prophet – Divide And Divine
  9. Beardfish – If We Must Be Apart (A Love Story Continued)
  10. The Tangent – Codpieces And Capes
  11. Alco Frisbass – La Suspension Ethéréenne
  12. Magic Pie – Introversion
  13. Rush – Hemispheres

iTunes/iPod users*: Just search for ‘Progzilla’ or subscribe to: http://podcasts.progzilla.com/cliff/podcast.xml

Enjoy!

One of our regular listeners, John Simms, has posted his analysis of the results of our recent poll on his blog, Flight Of The Skypilot


In the week leading up to Monday 25th May 2015 Progzilla Radio broadcast the Top 100 Modern Prog Classics, as voted for by their listeners. The results can be found here.

Since the poll was published, I’ve been doing some analysis of the results (because I’m on holiday and it’s raining):

The 100 songs come from 64 albums (assuming the studio version of the track was chosen)

There are 48 acts represented:
27 have 1 song in the list;
5 have 2 songs
9 have 3 songs
4 have 4 songs
1 has 6 songs (Steven Wilson)
2 have 7 songs (IQ & Big Big Train)

The most songs from one album is 5 (The Raven That Refused To Sing)
The most different albums represented by a single act is 6 (IQ)

Of the 48 acts, 30 are from the UK; 8 from USA (including Transatlantic, who are 50% American); 8 from Scandinavia; and 2 from the rest of Europe (France & Poland)

There are 7 tracks under 5:00; 11 between 5:01 & 7:30; 23 between 7:31 & 10:00; 28 between 10:01 & 15:00; 12 between 15:01 & 20:00; 11 between 20:00 & 30:00; and 8 over 30:00.

The shortest tracks were 3:16 (Spooky Action & Anisina), and the longest was 77:54 (The Whirlwind)

17 of the tracks were originally released in the 1990s; 42 from 2000-2009; and 41 since 2010
The five most popular years were 2013 (16); 2012 (9); 2014 (8); 2000 (7) & 2006 (7)

Which perhaps goes to show that, in terms of modern Progressive music, the best years appear to be now; the UK seems to be a strong force on the prog scene; and we still like an epic!


An interesting analysis – many thanks, John! B->

The original article can be found here: http://flightoftheskypilot.blogspot.co.uk/2015/05/modern-prog-classics-some-analysis.html

TalesFromTheTigerMoth
Edition 6 of Peter Jones’ ‘Tales From The Tiger Moth’ shows is now available as a podcast!

Playlist:

  1. Yes – Future Times Rejoice
  2. Turisas – To Holmgard And Beyond
  3. Steve Hackett – Deja Vu
  4. Matt Stevens – Drama In The Coals
  5. Sting – Saint Augustine In Hell
  6. Et Cetera – Éclaircie
  7. And The Native Hipsters – Tenderly Love Me
  8. Andy Edwards – The Lid
  9. Tony Banks – You
  10. Kevin Gilbert – Long Day’s Life
  11. Kansas – The Point Of No Return
  12. Sunchild – Follow Your Heart
  13. Christina – The Light
  14. Shineback – Here Come The Envoys
  15. Peter Gabriel – Family Snapshot
  16. Genesis – Driving The Last Spike
  17. Jordan Rudess – Ra
  18. It Bites – Calling All The Heroes (Live)

Edition 011 of Stacy Doller’s Prog Britannia is now available as a podcast.

Playlist:
01 Franck Carducci – Journey Through The Mind
02 Bill Bruford – Hell’s Bell’s
03 Big Big Train – Wassail
04 Esotherisst – How To Fly
05 Mike Thorne – Planetarium
06 Martin Orford – The Time And The Season
07 Big Big Train – Lost Rivers Of London
08 Tim Burness – Grass Is Greener

‘Six of the Best’ chosen by Geoff Banks

Side A
09 Genesis – The Musical Box
10 Pallas – The Hammer Falls
11 Caravan – The Show Of Our Lives

Side B
12 IQ – The Widow’s Peak
13 Yes – The Gates Of Delerium
14 Blue Oyster Cult – Then Came The Last Days Of May

15 Final Conflict – Hopes And Dreams
16 Iamthemorning – The Howler
17 Gnidrolog – Ship
18 Camel – Ice (Live Version)