The Ancient One

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)

The Ancient One is again pleased to let everyone know that Show No 118 “The Concept Show Vol 6” is now available as a podcast. This show has 6 sections from concept albums, both old and new. Enjoy music from Ukraine, Germany, USA and UK.

Playlist

1 The Nice – Brandenburger (Excerpt used as Intro taken from the 3cd boxset The Immediate Story)
2 Karfagen – Dragon Island Suite No 3 (Echoes From Within Dragon Island 2019)
3 Yacobs – The Time Machine Pts 1-6 (The Time Machine 2011)
4 Looking Glass Lantern – The Hound Of The Baskervilles Pt 1-5 (The Hound Of The Baskervilles 2014)
5 Spock’s Beard – Snow Pts 1-7 (Snow 2002)
6 Tim Hunter Living In A Looking Glass Pt 1-5 (Living in a Looking Glass 2019)
7 Jon Anderson – Olias Of Sunhillow Pts 6-14 (Olias Of Sunhillow 1976)
8 The Nice – Brandenburger (Excerpt used as Outro taken from the 3cd boxset The Immediate Story)

The Ancient One is very pleased to inform everyone that the latest show, No 117, “Mixed Bag Vol 9” is now available as a podcast on the website. This is one of the shows where “anything goes”.

Playlist

1 The Nice – Brandenburger (Excert used as Intro from the 3cd Boxset The Immediate Story)
2 EliphasZ – Les Lieux De Memoire (Les Royaume des Poussieres – 2012)
3 Telegraph – Gravity (Mir – 2018)
4 Maneige – Les Porches Du Notre Dame (Les Porches – 1975)
5 The Swan Chorus – The House That Jack Built (The Swan Chorus – 2018)
6 Druckfarben -Second Sound (Second Sound – 2014)
7 Dawn – Endless (Darker – 2014)
8 Cirkus – Masterlord (Voodooland – 2019)
9 Phog – Promenade (Evidence – 2019)
10 Monarch Trail – Luminescence (Skye – 2014)
11 Eldberg – Side Medicine Spring Hour (Google translate!) (Par Er Heimer Hugans – 2015)
12 The Dead Ends – Peacocks 100 Eyes (Distant Shores – 2019)
13 Lobate Scarp – And We Tried (Spirals And Portals EP – 2019)
14 Citizen Cain -The Hunting Of Johnny Eue (Skies Darken – 2012)
15 The Nice – Brandenburger (Excert used as Outro from the 3cd Boxset The Immediate Story)

The Ancient One is very pleased to tell everyone that Show No 116, “The German Special Vol 2”, is now available as a podcast. This is one of the series of shows which highlights the Progressive music of a particular country. Over the 3 hours hear 12 stunning examples of said genre, both old and new.

Playlist

1 The Nice – Brandenburger (Excerpt used as the Intro. From the 3cd boxset The Immediate Collection)
2 RPWL – We Are What We Are (Beyond Man And Time 2012)
3 Grobschnitt – Rockpommel’s Land (Rockpommel’s Land 1977)
4 Argos – A Thousand Years (Circles 2010)
5 Martigan – Fire On The Pier (Distant Monsters 2015)
6 Apogee – The Whispering From Outside (Conspiracy of Fools 2019)
7 Amon Duul II – Syntelman’s March of the Roaring Seventies ( Tanz Der Lemminge 1971)
8 Traumhaus – Die Andere Seite Pt 1-3 (Die Andere Seite 2008/2014)
9 Neuschwanstein – Battlement (Battlement 1978)
10 Can – Mother Sky (Soundtracks 1970)
11 Frequency Drift – Copper (Laid To Rest 2012)
12 Poor Genetic Material – Drowning The Book (Island Noises 2011)
13 High Wheel – Open Lines (Remember The Colours 1994)
14 The Nice – Brandenburger (Excerpt used as the Outro. From the 3cd boxset The Immediate Collection)

On a rather wet afternoon on Skye, I thought I would take the opportunity to upload the podcast for The Ancient One Show No 115 ” Mixed Bag Vol 8″. !2 tracks of superb music from Canada, USA, France, Sweden, Netherlands, Italy and UK.

Playlist.

1 The Nice – Brandenburger (excerpt used as Intro from The Immediate Collection, a 3CD boxset)
2 Spaceport Union – This Town Will Kill You/Nebula (single/ep 2019)
3 Erik Norlander – After The Revolution (The Galactive Collective 2010)
4 Phog – Ricochet (Evidence 2019)
5 Spleen Arcana – A Picture Of Two Lovers In The Mist (The Field Where She Died 2009)
6 Anton Roolaart – The Plight Of Lady Oona (The Plight Of Lady Oona 2014)
7 Hollow earth – Behind The Ivory Gate (Out Of 2019)
8 Synaesthesia – Time, Tension and Intervention (Synaesthesia 2014)
9 Galleon – Long Lonely Shadows (King Of Aragon 1995)
10 The Far Meadow – Travelogue (Foreign Land 2019)
11 Focus – Answers Questions Questions Answers (Focus III 1972)
12 La Torre Dell’Alchimista – Cerbero (Neo 2007)
13 Hans Lundin – Narrow Escape (Recent 6 cd reissed 2019)
14 The Nice – Brandenburger (excerpt used as Outro from The Immediate Collection, a 3CD boxset)

The Ancient One is again happy to state that the internet problems that surrounded the podcast for Show 113 have been overcome and the podcast for Show 114 Tall Tales Vol 6, is now available online. This is another in the series of long tracks.

The Pic was taken from Eyrie Studio Portree this morning, which was a dull and overcast (or as we would say Dreich).

Playlist

1 The Nice – Brandenburger (excerpt used as Intro taken from the 3cd boxset The Immediate Collection)
2 Brighteye Brison – The Magician’s Chronicles Pt 2 ( V 2019)
3 Abel Ganz – Obsolescence Pt 1-5 (Abel Ganz 2014)
4 Wobbler – Hinterland (Hinterland 2005)
5 Grand Tour – Grand Tour Pt 1+2 ( Heavy On The Beach 2015)
6 Manning – Amy Quartermaine (1862-1916 A perfect Childhood from Margaret’s Children 2011)
7 Moon Safari – Other Half Of The Sky (Blomljud 2008)
8 Grand Tour – Don’t Cry Now ( Clocks That Tick but Never Talk 2019)
9 The Nice – Brandenburger (excerpt used as Outro taken from the 3cd boxset The Immediate Collection)