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This week on Prog-Watch my special guest is Nick Magnus! Nick is perhaps best known as a long-time collaborator and bandmate of Steve Hackett, but has an interesting history and six solo albums to his name! Nick and I chat about everything from his early days with the Enid and Autumn, through the “Hackett Years”, and up to the present, with the release of his latest solo album Catharsis! Along the way I will of course be spinning lots of great Magnus music!

717: In Conversation with Nick Magnus

 

This week on Prog-Watch I have a themed special called “A Song For All Seasons”! With music by Dukes of the Orient, Guy Manning, Terry Draper, Squackett, Justin Hayward, Steve Howe, Alan White, The Zombies, White Willow, Kayak, Potter’s Daughter, Joe Walsh, Mostly Autumn, Karfagen, Ray Wilson, Zebra, Threshold, and Marillion! All in 90 minutes!

716: A Song For All Seasons

 

This week I’ve got great stuff from The Barock Project, The Blackheart Orchestra, Minutes To Midnight, Euphoria Station, The Bedlam Furnaces, and John Holden, plus another lost gem from Locanda delle Fate! If that wasn’t enough, I’ll be chatting a little with Malcolm Galloway and spinning some of his solo stuff and some music from his band, Hats Off Gentlemen It’s Adequate!

715: Variety with a Hats Off Gentlemen Feature

This week’s Prog-Watch is a variety program with a Guest DJ Feature! I’ll be spinning music from Godsticks, Pure Reason Revolution, Moon Halo, Fluance, Sky Architect, and the Neal Morse Band, and mixing in selections from our Guest DJ (Mr. Larry Wilson of Oahu, Hawaii, USA)! Larry has selected some great stuff from The Pretty Things, Stackridge, Roxy Music, Steve Harley, and Public Image Ltd.!

714: Variety with a Guest DJ Feature

 

A plethora of astounding progressive sounds awaits on this week’s Prog-Watch! We’ll hear music from John Holden, Magnum, Mariana Semkina, Jack O’ The Clock, Godsticks, The Million Reasons, Long Earth, and The Bardic Depths! Plus, our friend and resident reviewer will take us on a voyage of Progressive Discovery with the first solo outing from Ray Alder, vocalist and frontman for US band Fates Warning!

713: Variety + Ray Alder on Progressive Discoveries

 

This week on Prog-Watch I have a straight up variety program for you, and much of the stuff I will be playing is relatively new! With music from Blind Ego, Karfagen, Hats Off Gentlemen It’s Adequate, Dreaming Madmen, Great Pacific Orchestra, Jeff Lynne’s ELO, Nick Magnus, Ritual, and Sonus Umbra!

711: Variety

 

This week on Prog-Watch I’m doing something a little different…investigating The Musical World of Jeff Lynne! I’ll be starting from his early days in The Idle Race and The Move, and working through ELO and his solo works! In addition, I will be exploring some of the more noteworthy stuff which Jeff produced, including music from the Beatles Anthology, George Harrison, Paul McCartney, and more! Not all Prog, but all great stuff!

710: The Musical World of Jeff Lynne

 

This week I’m celebrating the 5th Birthday of my flagship station, Progzilla Radio, with a special exploring five of the albums that got me into Progressive Rock in the first place! Take a little trip down memory lane with me and the Beatles, the Moody Blues, the Alan Parsons Project, Genesis, and Yes! 

Special: Celebrating Progzilla Radio’s 5th Birthday

 

This week’s Prog-Watch features a lot of great, modern Prog Rock from Jan Akkerman, Karfagen, Low Roar, Rodney Matthews and Jeff Scheetz with Oliver Wakeman, Nick Magnus, and Frequent Flyers, and a “proggy”classic from Elton John! Plus, The Doctor, Rob Fisher, will be examining the debut album by the UK group Chasing the Monsoon!

709: Variety + Chasing the Monsoon Project on Progressive Discoveries