The Ancient One

The Ancient One is very pleased to say that Show No 149 is now available as a podcast. This is a show in the Featuring series and this time all the track titles feature a colour. Hear music from Sweden, Norway, Netherlands, USA, Germany, Poland, Finland and the UK.

Playlist

1 Greenslade – Spirit Of The Dance (excerpt use as the Intro taken from the Recollections CD)
2 Magenta – The White Witch Pt 1-5 (Revolutions 2001)
3 The Nice – Diamond Hard Blue Apples Of The Moon ( Elegy 1970)
4 Aquaplanage – Ode To Grey Mornings (Aquaplanage 2008)
5 Opium Cartel – White Wolf (Ardour 2013)
6 Kaipa – Light Blue And Green (Vittjar 2012)
7 Focus – Black Beauty (In and Out of Focus 1970)
8 XNA – Banner Of The Whyte Boar (We Changed You 2013)
9 Argos – Black Cat (Argos 2009)
10 Traffic Experiment – The Crimson Sky at 5am (Live. At the End of the World 2013)
11 Collage – The Blues (Moonshine 1994)
12 Grey Lady Down – The Ballad Of Billy Grey (Crime Pt 1) (The Crime 1994)
13 Moon Safari – Bluebells (Blomljud 2008)
14 Samurai of Prog – The Perfect Black (On We Sail 2017)
15 Fatal Fusion – Endless Ocean Blue (Total Absence 2016)
16 Kaprecar’s Constant – Bluebird (Fate Outsmarts Desire 2017)
17 Tiger Moth Tales – Blackbird (The Whispering Of The World 2020)
18 Greenslade – Joie De Vivre (excerpt use as the Outro taken from the Recollections CD)

The Ancient One is pleased to say that the podcast for Show No 148 is now available. This is one of the series of shows classed a s “Mixed Bag” which means anything goes, and this is Volume 14 which features music from the years 1970-1975.

Playlist

1 Greenslade – Spirit Of The Dance (excerpt from the Recollections CD used as the Intro)
2 Premiata Forneria Marconi – Il Banchetto (Photos Of Ghosts 1973)
3 Genesis – Firth Of Fifth (Selling England By The Pound 1973)
4 Fruupp – Sheba’s Song (Modern Masquerades 1975)
5 Jethro Tull – Baker Street Muse (Minstrel In The Gallery 1975)
6 Rare Bird – Epic Forest (Epic Forest 1972)
7 Magna Carta – Lord Of The Ages (Lord Of The Ages 1973)
8 Khan – Driving To Amsterdam (Space Shanty 1972)
9 Pete Sinfield – Envelopes Of Yesterday (Still 1973)
10 Steve Hackett – Shadow Of The Hierophant ( Voyage Of The Acolyte 1975)
11 Gryphon – Midnite Mushrumps (Midnite Mushrumps 1974)
12 Barclay James Harvest – Child Of The Universe (Everyone Is Somebody Else 1974)
13 Pink Floyd – Shine On You Crazy Diamond Pt 1-9 (Wish You Were Here 1975)
14 Beggar’s Opera – Raymond’s Road (Act One 1971)
15 Yes – Wondrous Stories (Going For The One 1977)
16 Supersister – No Tree Will Grow (The Highest Bidder 1972)
17 Greenslade – Joie De Vivre (excerpt from the Recollections CD used as Outro)

The Ancient One is delighted to say that Show No 147, “Tall Tales Vol 10” is now available as a podcast.
This is one of the series of shows that highlights epic length prog tracks. Hear new music, all 2020, from Ukraine, Italy, Norway, Finland and the UK.

Playlist

1 Greeenslade – Spirit of the Dance (Excerpt used as the Intro from the Recollections CD)
2 Antony Kalugin – Marshmallow (Marshmallow Moonshine 2020)
3 La Maschera Di Cera – Il Tempo Millengrio (SEI 2020)
4 Wobbler – Merry Macabre (Dwellers Of the Deep 2020)
5 Bernard and Porsti (The Samurai of Prog) – La Tierra (La Tierra 2020)
6 Gazpacho – Sapien (Fireworker 2020)
7 Long Earth – Once Around The Sun Pt 1-4 (Once Around The Sun 2020)
8 Ring Van Mobius – The Seven Movements Of The Third Majesty (The Third Majesty 2020)
9 Greenslade – Joie De Vivre (Excerpt used as the Outro from the Recollections CD)

The Ancient One is very pleased to say that the podcast for Show No 146, “8 Influential Albums” is now available. This is a show featuring some albums from 1968 – 1974 that “hit the spot” on my musical journey, which is still ongoing of course.

The music comes from 1968 (Family, Deep Purple), 1969 (Mike Bloomfield and Al Kooper, Chicago Transit Authority), 1970 (Egg, Can)), 1973 (Greenslade) and 1974 (J J Cale).

Playlist

1 Greenslade – Spirit Of The Dance (Excerpt used as Intro, taken from the Recollections CD)
2 Family – The Chase (all tracks from the 1968 debut, Music In A Dolls House)
3 Family – Mellowing Grey
4 Family – Never Like This
5 Family – Me My Friend
6 Family – Variations on a Theme of Hey Mr Policeman
7 Family – Old Songs New Songs
8 Family – Variations on a Theme of The Breeze
9 Family – Hey Mr Policeman
10 Egg – Bulb (all tracks taken from the 1970 debut, Egg)
11 Egg – While Growing My Hair
12 Egg – I Will Be Absorbed
13 Egg – Fugue in D Minor
14 Egg – They Laughed When I Sat Down At The Piano
15 Egg – The Song of McGillicuddie the Pusillanimus (or Don’t Worry, James, Your Socks Are Hanging in The Coal Cellar With Thomas
16 Egg – Boilk
17 Deep Purple – And The Address (all tracks from the 1968 debut, Shades Of Deep Purple)
18 Deep Purple – Hush
19 Deep Purple – One More Rainy Day
20 Deep Purple – Prelude/Happiness, I’m So Glad
21 Greenslade – Bedside Manners Are Extra (all tracks taken from 1973 album No 2, Bedside Manners Are Extra)
22 Greenslade – Pilgrim’s Progress
23 Greenslade – Time To Dream
24 Mike Bloomfield and Al Kooper – The Weight (all tracks from the 1969 debut, Live Adventures of Mike Bloomfield and Al Kooper)
25 Mike Bloomfield and Al Kooper – Mary-Anne
26 Mike Bloomfield and Al Kooper – Together Till The End Of Time
27 Mike Bloomfield and Al Kooper – That’s All Right
28 Mike Bloomfield and Al Kooper – Green Onions
29 Can – Deadlock (all tracks from 1970 album No 2, Soundtracks)
30 Can – Tango Whiskyman
31 Can – Don’t Turn On The Light, Leave Me Alone
32 Can – She Brings The Rain
33 J J Cale – Crying (all tracks come from the 1974 album No 4, Okie)
34 J J Cale – I’ll Be There, If You Ever Want Me
35 J J Cale – Rock’n’Roll Records
36 J J Cale – Cajun Moon
37 J J Cale – I’d Like To Love You, Baby
38 J J Cale – Anyway The Wind Blows
39 J J Cale – Okie
40 J J Cale – I Got The Same Old Blues
41 Chicago Transit Authority – Introduction (all tracks from the 1969 debut, Chicago Transit Authority)
42 Chicago Transit Authority – Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?
43 Chicago Transit Authority – Beginnings
44 Chicago Transit Authority – I’m A Man
45 Greenslade – Joie De Vivre (Excerpt used as Outro, taken from the Recollections CD)

The Ancient One is pleased to say that the podcast for Show No 145, “Featuring Jordsjo, Tusmorke and White Willow” is now available online. This show visits the back catalogues of the 3 Norwegian bands to give a brief chronological history of their music.

Playlist.

1 Greenslade – Spirit Of The Dance (excerpt used as the Intro from the cd Recollections)
2 Jordsjo – Ogion (Jordsjo Tape/Digital release 2016 and also Jordsjo (compilation) 2018)
3 Tusmorke – The Quintessence Of Elements (Underjordiske Tusmorke 2012)
4 White Willow – Now In These Fairylands (Ignis Fatuus 1995)
5 Jordsjo – Under Orion B (Jordsjo II Tape/Digital release 2016 and also Jordsjo (compilation) 2018)
6 Tusmorke – Fort Bak Lyset (Fort Bal Lyset 2016)
7 White Willow – Leaving The House Of Thanatos (Ex Tenebris 1998)
8 Jordsjo – Jord Pt 1 + 2 (Jord 2017)
9 Tusmorke – En Rykende Ruin (Hinsides 2017)
10 White Willow – Paper Moon (Sacrament 2000)
11 Jordsjo – Nattfiolen (Demo track recorded in 2019, but NOT featured on the album of the same name)
12 Tusmorke – Toyens Hemmelighet (Fjernsyn I Farver 2018)
13 White Willow – Chemical Sunset (Storm Season 2004)
14 Fordsjo – Stilfinner (Nattfiolen 2019)
15 Tusmorke – Fjernsyn I Farver (Fjernsyn I Farver 2018)
16 White Willow – Ghosts (Signal To Noise 2006)
17 Jordsjo – Til Varen (Nattfiolen 2019)
18 Tusmorke – Vinterblot (Fort Bak Lyset 2016)
19 White Willow – Hawk Circle The Mountain ( Terminal Twilight 2011)
20 White Willow – In Dim Days (Future Hopes 2017)
21 Greenslade – Joie De Vivre (Excerpt used as the Outro from the cd Recollections)

The Ancient One is delighted to tell everyone that the podcast for Show No 144, “The Concept Album Show Vol 9”, is now online. This features large chunks from concept albums, old and new, and the bands are, Hibernal (Australia), IQ (UK), Gandalf’s Fist (UK), Kayak (Netherlands) and Spocks Beard (USA). As there was a little time left, I squeezed in a classic prog oldie by The nice, “America”.

Playlist

1 Greenslade – Spirit Of The Dance (Excerpt used as The Intro from the Recollections cd)
2 Hibernal – Relic Pts 1-7 (Relics 2020)
3 IQ – Subterranea Pts 6-11 (Subterranea 1997)
4 Gandalf’s Fist – The Clockwork Fable pts 11-16 (The Clockwork Fable Disc 2 2016)
5 Kayak – Merlin – Bard Of The Unseen Pts 8-14 (Merlin Bard Of The Unseen 2003)
6 Spocks Beard – Snow Pts 8-15 (Snow 2002)
7 The Nice – America.
8 Greenslade – Joie De Vivre (Excerpt used as The Outro)

The Ancient One is pleased to say that Show No 143, “Mixed Bag Vol 13” is now available as a podcast. This is an “anything goes” type of show and features Rick Wakeman, Minor Giant, Logos, Pink Floyd, Rick Miller, Genesis, Abel Ganz, Poor Genetic Material, Apogee, Jon Anderson, Agusa, Moron Police, Finisterre, Pattern Seeking Animals and The Crazy World of Arthur Brown.

Playlist

1 Greenslade – Spirit Of The Dance (excerpt from the Recollections cd)
2 Rick Wakeman – Valles Marineris (The Red Planet 2020)
3 Minor Giant – On The Road (On The Road 2014)
4 Logos – Paesaggi Di Insomnia (Sadako e le Mille Gru di Carto 2020)
5 Pink Floyd – Sheep (Animals 1977)
6 Rick Miller – Correct To The Core (Belief In The Machine 2020)
7 Genesis – One For The Vine (Wind And Wuthering 1976)
8 Abel Ganz – Sepia And White (The Life Of The Honey Bee and Other Moments of Clarity 2020)
9 Poor Genetic Material – The Garden Pt 1-5 (Here Now 2020)
10 Apogee – Endurance Of The Obsolete (Endurance Of The Obsolete 2020)
11 Jon Anderson – First Born Leaders (1000 Hands Chapter One 2020)
12 Agusa – Landet Langerson (Agusa 2017)
13 Moron Police – Isn’t It Easy (A Boat On The Sea 2019)
14 Finisterre – Orizzonte Degli Events (Finisterre XXV 2020)
15 Pattern Seeking Animals – Lifeboat (Prehensile Tails 2020)
16 The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown – Fire! (single)
17 Greenslade – Joie De Vivre (excerpt from the Recollections cd)

The Ancient One is pleased to say that the podcast for Show No 142 “Tall Tales Vol 9” is now available. This show highlights some excellent long tracks from Ukraine, Germany, Netherlands, Australia and the UK.

Playlist.

1 Greenslade – Spirit of the Dance (excerpt used as Intro)
2 Pacifica – The Mariner
3 Sunchild – Under The Wrap Pt 1-3
4 David Gilmour – Echoes ( Live In Gdansk)
5 Apogee – Overruled
6 Focus – Eruption Pt 1-5
7 Unitopia – Tesla
8 Patchwork Cacophony – Fairytale Pt 1-4
9 Genesis – Dancing With The Moonlit Knight.
10 Greenslade – Joie De Vivre (excerpt used as Outro)

The Ancient One is delighted to say that Show No 141 is now available as a podcast. This is one of the series, Short Stories Vol 6, which are shorter songs, all under 6 minutes. Hear music from Germany, Switzerland, Norway, France, USA, Belgium, Australia, Ireland, Japan, Israel, Brazil, Netherlands, Sweden and the UK.

There is also the chance to enter the competition to win the Cds released by Kimmo Porsti (Wayfarer) and Bernard and Porsti (Gulliver). Kimmo and Marco are 2/3rds of the band Samurai of Prog, and to enter the competition, all I want to know is, who is the 3rd member of the core trio in Samurai of Prog? Answers by 21st August (I know the show says 18th, but I’ve extended it by a couple of days) to jim@progzilla.com Good Luck.

Playlist

1 Greenslade – Spirit of the Dance (excerpt from the Recollections CD)
2 Argos – Papership Dreams (Cruel Symmetry)
3 Bram Stoker – Climbing The Gyrosphere (Cold Reading 2014)
4 Clepsydra – Sunrise/Sunset (Hologram 1991)
5 Damanek – Mooncatcher (In Flight 2018)
6 Caravan – In The Land Of Grey and Pink (In The Land of Grey and Pink 1971)
7 Fish – A Feast Of Consequences (A Feast of Consequences 2013)
8 David Gilmour – Smile (On An Island )
9 Haze – Grey To Blue (The Last Battle 2013)
10 IQ – The Sense in Sanity (Subterranea 1997)
11 Jethro Tull Songs From The Woods (Songs From The Woods)
12 Kerrs Pink – Hourglass (Tidings 2002)
13 Lazuli – Dieter Bohm (Le Fantastique Envol de Dieter Bohm 2020)
14 Martigan – On Tiptoe (Distant Monsters 2005)
15 Neuschwanstein – Loafer Jack (Battlement 1978)
16 Martin Orford – Take It To The Sun (The Old Road 2008)
17 Porcupine Tree – Halo (Deadwing 2005)
18 RPWL – Far Away From Here (Tales From Outer Space 2019)
19 Days Before Ststions – The Man Who Died Two Times (In EXtremis 2013)
20 Toon Martens Project – Ginkgo Biloba (TMP 2011)
21 Unitopia – Nothing Lasts Forever (Artificial 2010)
22 ELP – The Sheriff (Trilogy 1972)
23 The Windmill – The Continuation (The continuation 2015)
24 Fruupp – Annie Austere (The Prince Of Heaven’s Eyes 1974)
25 Yuka and Chronoship – Old Ship On The Grass (Ships 2018)
26 Zenit – Pulsar (The Chandresekhar Limit 2013)
27 Aperco – Another Day to Live (The Battle 2016)
28 The Blue Nile – Seven am (Hats 1989)
29 Caravela Escarlata – Um Brilho Fragil No Infinito (Caravela Escarlata 2017)
30 D’Accord – Mr Moonlight (D’accord III 2013)
31 Elephants of Scotland – Full Power (Home Away From Home 2013)
32 Focus – Red Sky At Night ( Ship Of Ghosts 1976)
33 Hidden Lands – Over Again (Lyksalightens O 2016)
34 Greenslade – Joie De Vivre (Excerpt from the Recollections CD)

The Ancient One is very pleased to say that Show No 140 is now available as a podcast. This is a very special show, tracing the history of the band, Abel Ganz, from the beginning in 1980 to the release of the latest album, The Life Of The Honey Bee and Other Moments Of Clarity.

Playlist

1 Greenslade – Spirit of the Dance (Excerpt from the Recollections CD used as the intro)
2 One Small Soul (The Life Of The Honey Bee and Other Moments of Clarity 2020)
3 You and Yours (Gratuitous Flash 1994)
4 Gratuitous Flash (Gratuitous Flash 1994)
5 The Hustler (Gullible’s Travels 1995)
6 Dream Away (Gullible’s Travels 1995)
7 The Danger Of Strangers Pt 1-2 (The Danger Of Strangers 1998)
8 Rain Again Pt 1-3 (The Danger Of Strangers 1988)
9 Stranger In Your Heart (The Deafening Silence 1994)
10 It’s Different Now (The Deafening Silence 1994)
11 Looking For A Platform (Shooting Albatross 2008)
12 Sheepish (Shooting Albatross 2008)
13 Obsolescence Pt 1-5 (Abel Ganz 2014)
14 The Dead Zone (Gratuitous Flash Remastered 2016)
15 The Life Of The Honey Bee and Other Moments Of Clarity (The Life Of The Honey Bee and Other Moments of Clarity 2020)
16 The Light Shines Out (The Life Of The Honey Bee and Other Moments of Clarity 2020)
17 Thank You (Abel Ganz 2014)
18 Greenslade – Joie De Vivre (Excerpt from the Recollection CD used as the outro)