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The Ancient One is delighted to be able to say that the special show recorded for the station’s 5th Birthday is now available as a podcast. This was a special 90 min show where the presenters were asked to choose 5 pieces of music that got them “into” prog in the beginning and then some tracks which have recently become favourites.

Playlist

1 PFM – Celebration (excerpt from the track on Photos Of Ghosts)
2 The Moody Blues – House Of 4 Doors Suite (3 linked tracks from In Search Of The Lost Chord)
3 Pink Floyd – Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun (live track from Umma Gumma album 1)
4 Bo Hansson – Lord Of The Rings Pt 1-5 (from Music Inspired By Lord Of The Rings)
5 Rick Wakeman – Journey To The Centre Of The Earth Pt 1-7 (rerecorded for the 40th Anniversary Tour)
6 Jon Anderson – Olias of Sunhillow Pt 1-5 (from Jon Anderson’s debut solo album)
7 Tiger Moth Tales – A Visit To Chigwick (from the debut release Cocoon)
8 Freedom To Glide – Broken Road (from Seed, the 3rd album in the trilogy by F2G)
9 Airbag – Sleepwalker (a snippet, very short from the band’s 4th album Disconnected)

Yet another podcast is now available from TAO. This is Show No 129, “The Concept Album Show Vol 7”. Hear six segments from concept albums from Ukraine, Sweden, Australia, UK and Multinational.

Playlist

1 Greenslade – Spirit Of The Dance (excerpt from Recollections CD)
2 Robert Reed – Sanctuary III Part 1 (Sanctuary III 2018)
3 Bernard and Porsti (Samurai Of Prog) – Gulliver Pts 1 + 2 (Gulliver 2020)
4 Karfagen – Birds Of Passage Pt 1 (Birds of Passage 2020)
5 IQ – Subterranean Pt 1-5 (Subterranean 1997)
6 Isildur’s Bane – Sagan Om Ringen pt 1-11 (Sagan Om Ringen 1988)
7 Hibernal – Beyond Pt 1-4 (Beyond 2020)
8 Bernard and Porsti (Samurai of Prog) – Gulliver Pt 3 (Gulliver 2020)
9 Greenslade – Joie De Vivre (excerpt from Recollections CD)

Show No 128 from TAO is now available online. This is one of the Country Series, and is “The Italian Show Vol 2”, where all the featured bands are based in Italy.

Playlist

1 Greenslade – Spirit Of The Dance (excerpt from the Recollections CD)
2 La Torre Dell’Alchimista – Cerbero (Neo 2007)
3 PFM – Vision Di Archimedi (Stati Di Imaginazione 2006)
4 Locanda Delle Fate – Crescendo (The Missing Fireflies 2012)
5 Submarine Silence – Journey Through Mine (Submarine Silence 2001)
6 Buon Vecchio Charlie – Veniti Giu Al Fiume (Buon Vecchio Charlie rec 71 rel 92)
7 Barock Project – Hamburg (Seven Seas 2019)
8 Il Cerchio D’Oro – Il Fuoco Sotto La Cenero (Il Fuoco Sotto La Cenero 2017)
9 Finisterre – Orrizonte Degli Eventi (In Limine 1996)
10 La Maschera Di Cera – Ai Confini Del Mondo (Il Grando Labarinto 2003)
11 Logos – Alla Fine Dell’Ultimo Capitole (L’Enigma Della Vita 2014)
12 Unreal City – Atlantis (La Crudelta Di Aprile 2013)
13 Il Tempio Delle Clessidre – Onorica Possessione (AlieNatura 2013)
14 Moon Garden – Home Sweet Home (Gates Of Omega 2001)
15 La Coscienza de Zeno – Nei Cerchi De Legno)
16 La Torre Del’Alchimista – Aquario (La Torre Dell’Alchimista 2001)

Hot on the heels of the “late” posting of Show 126, comes the next show in the sequence, Show 127 “The Best Of 2019 The Shorter Ones”. Again TAO apologises for the delay.

Playlist

1 Greenslade – Spirit Of The Dance (Excerpt from the Recollections CD)
2 Adventure – Eirene (New Horizon)
3 Swifan Eohl and the Mudra Choir – The Key (The Key)
4 RPWL – Give Birth To The Sun (Tales From Outer Space)
5 Phog – Promenade (Evidence)
6 Lucy In Blue – Tempest (In Flight)
7 Moon Letters – Sunset Of Man (Until They Feel The Sun)
8 United Progressive Fraternity (UPF) – Fall In Love With The World (Romantechs:Reimagine Bonus Disc)
9 Cellar Noise – Her (Nautilus)
10 35 Tapes – Wasteland (Lost And Found)
11 Bjorn Riis – Icarus (A Storm Is Coming)
12 IQ – If Anything (Resistance)
13 The Inner Road – Water Well (The Majestic Garden)
14 Magic Pie – Touched By An Angel (Fragments Of The 5th Element)
15 The Far Meadow – Sulis Rise (Foreign Land)
16 Grand Tour – Slumber Sweetly (Clocks That Tick But Never Talk)
17 Thieves Kitchen – Eilmer (Genius Loci)
18 Freedom To Glide – Broken Road (Seed)
19 The Flower Kings – Black Flag (Waiting For Miracles)
20 Great Wide Nothing – Monument Pt 1+2 (The View From Olympus)
21 Gandalf’s Fist – Leader of Men (The Clockwork Prologue)
22 Clepsydra – The Story Teller (The Gap)
23 Joe Cairney and Friends – The Sailor And The Mermaid (Charity single..track originally by the Canadian band, Mystery)
24 Greenslade – Joie De Vivre (Excerpt from the Recollections CD)

TAO is again very apologetic that it has taken such a long time to post some shows, but Show No 126 “The Best of 2019 The Longer Ones” is now available online.

Playlist

1 Greenslade – Spirit Of The Dance (excerpt from Recollections CD)
2 Big Big Train – Roman Stone (Grand Tour 2019)
2 Apogee – Conspiracy Of Fools (Conspiracy Of Fools 2019)
3 Kinetic Element – All Eyes Open (The Face Of Life 2019)
4 Mythopoeic Mind – Sailors Disgrace (Mythopoetry 2019)
5 Kaprekar’s Constant – White Star’s Sunrise (Depth Of Field 2019)
6 Jordsjo – Nattfiollen (title track that does NOT appear on the album! 2019)
7 Spaceport Union – This Town Will Kill You /Nebula (track recorded “live” in the studio 2019)
8 The Emerald Dawn – The Child Within (Nocturne 2019)
9 Eris Pluvia – La Chanson De Jeanne (Tales From Another Time 2019)
10 Cirkus – Masterlord (Voodooland 2019)
11 The Samurai Of Prog – The Spirits Around Us
12 Greenslade – Joie De Vivre (excerpt from Recollections CD)

Show No 125, “The Hogmanay Special” is now available as a podcast. This show initially went out on Hogmanay (New Year’s Eve) and was made up of 3 distinct sections.

Part 1 featured Scottish Progressive music with tracks from Beggars Opera, Long Earth, Grand Tour, Comedy Of Errors and Abel Ganz.

Part 2 Featured Scottish Contemporary artists with The Silencers, Gerry Rafferty, Gallagher and Lyle, Stealer’s Wheel, The Bluebells, The Boy Who Trapped The Sun, Siiga and King Creosote.

Part 3 Featured Scottish Traditional/Celtic/Electronica with Manran, Niteworks (2), Sketch (2), Peatbog Faeries (2), Runrig and Dougie MacLean.

Playlist

Part 1
1 Greenslade – Spirit Of The Dance (excerpt from The Recollection)
2 Beggar’s Opera – The Time Machine (Waters of Change 1971)
3 Long Earth – The Source Pt 1-4 ( The Source 2017)
4 Grand Tour – Back In The Zone (Clocks That Tick But Never Talk 2019)
5 Comedy Of Errors – The Cause (Fanfare and Fantasy 2012)
6 Abel Ganz – So Far ( Shooting Albatross 2008)

Part 2
7 The Silencers – I Can Feel It ( Seconds Of Pleasure 1993)
8 Gerry Rafferty – Baker Street (City To City 1985)
9 Gallagher and Lyle – Heart On My Sleeve (Breakaway 1976)
10 Stealers Wheel – Stuck In The Middle With You (Stealer’s Wheel 1972)
11 The Bluebells – Young At Heart (Singles Collection 1993)
12 The Boy Who Trapped The Sun – Katy (Fireplace 2010)
13 Siiga – Seashell (Michelle) (The Sea And The Mirror 2009)
14 King Creosote – Melin Wynt (Astronaut Meets Appleman 2016)

Part 3
15 Manran – Oran Na Cloiche (Manran 2011)
16 Niteworks – Luaidh (NW 2015)
17 Sketch – Shedmaus (Shed Life 2011)
18 Peatbog Faeries – Spiders (Blackhouse 2015)
19 Runrig – The Greatest Flame (Amazing Things 1993)
20 Niteworks – Coisich (NW 2015)
21 Sketch -Oidhche Boogie (Shed Life 2011)
22 Peatbog Faeries – The Real North (Blackhouse 2015)
23 Dougie Maclean – Caledonia ( Caledonia 1978)
24 Runrig – Loch Lomond Live (Long Distance 1996)
25 Greenslade – Joie De Vivre (excerpt from The Recollection)

The Ancient One is very pleased to say that Show No 124 is now available as a podcast. This show is one of the “Mixed Bag” series and features tracks from non-UK bands. Bands are Swedish, Norwegian, Czech Republic, USA and one classed as multi-national.

Playlist

1 Greenslade – Spirit Of The Dance (excerpt used as Intro from Recollection)
2 Kaipa – Silent Ballroom Band (Vittjar 2012)
3 Fatal Fusion – Out To The Fields Pt 1-4 (Land Of The Sun 2010)
4 Different Light – In The Grand Scheme Of Things Pt 1-8 (The Burden Of Paradise 2016)
5 The Flower Kings – Road To Sanctuary (The Rainmaker 2001)
6 Samurai of Prog – Inception (Lost and Found 2016)
7 Moon Safari – Methuselah’s Children ( Blomljud 2008)
8 Gazpacho – Dream Of Stone ( Night 2007)
9 Airbag – Homesick Pt 1-3 (All Rights Removed 2011)
10 XNA – Banner Of The White Boar (When We Changed You 2013)
11 Thursaflokker – Skriftagangur (Thursabit 1979)
12 Greenslade – Joie De Vivre (excerpt used as Outro)

The Ancient One is pleased to let everyone know that Show No 122 “Featuring Vol 9 Comedy Of Errors” is now available as a podcast. As well as highlighting 2 tracks from each of the 4 album releases from the band, Disobey, Fanfare and Fantasy, Spirit and House of the Mind, there will be music from Sweden, Norway, Italy and the UK.

Playlist

1 Greenslade – Spirit Of The Dance (Excerpt from Spyglass Guest 1974)
2 The Flower Kings -Vertigo (Waiting For Miracles 2019)
3 35 Tapes – Circles (Lost and Found 2019)
4 Comedy Of Errors – Carousel (Disobey 2011)
5 Comedy Of Errors – The Student Prince Pt 1 (Disobey 2011)
6 Greenslade – Joie De Vivre (Spyglass Guest 1974)
7 25 Yard Screamer – Coda Jeremiah (Natural Satellite 2019)
8 Comedy Of Errors – The Cause (Fanfare and Fantasy 2013)
9 Comedy Of Errors – The Answer (Fanfare and Fantasy 2013)
10 Cellar Noise – Nautilus (Nautilus 2019)
11 Jordsjo – Til Varen (Nattfiolen 2019)
12 Comedy Of Errors – Spirit (single edit)(Spirit 2015)
13 Comedy Of Errors – Epilogue: This Is How It Has To Be (Spirit 2015)
14 Ingelrii – Syrinx (Album released 2020)
15 Kaprekar’s Constant – Ghost Planes (Depth Of Field 2019)
16 Comedy Of Errors – Tachyon (House Of The Mind 2017)
17 Comedy Of Errors – House Of The Mind (House Of The Mind 2017)
18 Greenslade – Joie De Vivre (Excerpt from Spyglass Guest 1974)

The Ancient One is pleased to say that Show No 121 “Short Stories Vol 6” is now online as a podcast. This is one of the series of shows that deals with shorter examples of progressive music. Hear 33 superb examples of the genre.

Playlist

1 Greenslade – Spirit Of The Dance (Excerpt used as Intro taken from Sundance, A Collection 1973-75 2019)
2 Argos – Willow Wind (Circles 2010)
3 Bram Stoker – Fast Decay (Cold Reading 2014)
4 The Nice -Diamond Hard Blue Apples Of The Moon (b-side of the single “America” 1968)
5 Focus – Round Goes The Gossip (Focus III 1973)
6 Riversea – Shine (The Tide 2019)
7 Pete Sinfield – A House Of Hopes And Dreams (Still 1973)
8 Family – Observations From A Hill (Family Entertainment 1969)
9 Jethro Tull – A Song For Jeffrey (This Was 1968)
10 Martin Orford – Ray Of Hope (The Old Road 2008)
11 Magrathea – The Magical Box (Legends 2004)
12 A Secret River – Colours Of Solitude (colours Of Solitude 2014)
13 Johannes Luley – Moments (Tales From Sheepfather’s Grove 2013)
14 Bruce Soord/Jonas Renkse – Wisdom Of Crowds (Wisdom Of Crowds 2013)
15 Deep Purple – Hush (Shades Of Deep Purple 1968)
16 Gazpacho – The Wizard Of Altai Mountains (Demon 2014)
17 Gandalf – Entrance/Corridor Of 7 Doors (Magic Theatre 1983)
18 Rob Reed – Salzburg (Sanctuary II 2016)
19 Grand Tour – It’s Come To This (Heavy On The Beach 2015)
20 Porcupine Tree – Waiting Phase 1 (Signify 1996)
21 Loonypark – Something to Forget (Perpetual 2017)
22 King Crimson – Cadence and Cascade (In The Wake Of Poseidon 1970)
23 Poor Genetic Material – Lost In Translation (Absence 2016)
24 Aperco – Life On A Screen (New release single from the album “Loving You” out in 2020)
25 Tony Patterson – The Magdalene Fields (Equations Of Meaning 2016)
26 Pymlico – Broken Glass (Nightscape 2018)
27 Willowglass – Willowglass (Book Of Hours 2008)
28 Traffic – Dear Mr Fantasy (1967)
29 When Mary – Soothing Stitches (Tainted 2017)
30 Ring Van Mobius -The Sea and The Universe etc (2 track single released in 2019)
31 Damanek – Skyboat (In Flight 2018)
32 Holger Czukay – Good Morning Story (Good Morning Story 1999)
33 The Windmill – Dendrophobia (Tribus 2018)
34 Armonite – Ghosts (And The Stars Above 2018)
35 Greenslade – Joie de Vivre (Excerpt used as Intro taken from Sundance, A Collection 1973-75 2019)

I am pleased to inform the 1000’s of avid Progzilla Radio listeners, that Show No 120 from The Ancient One is now available as a podcast. This is one of the series entitled “Tall Tales” and is a long track show. This is Vol 7 in the series.

Playlist

1 The Nice – Brandenburger (excerpt used as the Intro..from The Immediate Collection)
2 Lazleitt – A Furtive Shelter Pts 1-9 (Perpetually Under Idle Grounds 2019)
3 Malady – Nurja Puoli (Toinen Tosta 2018)
4 Roine Stolt – Humanizzimo (The Flower King 1994)
5 Galasphere 347 – The Fallen Angel (Galasphere 347 2018)
6 Adventure – The Beacon Of Light Pt 1-4 (Beacon Of Light 2009)
7 Caravan – Nine Feet Underground Pt 1-8 ( In The Land Of Grey And Pink 1971)
8 Fish – High Wood Suite Pt 1-5 (A Feast of Consequences 2013)
9 Clepsydra – When The Bells Start Ringing ( The Gap 2019)
10 The Nice – Brandenburger (excerpt used as the Outro..from The Immediate Collection)