This week I have more awesome Prog Rock variety, with Guest DJ selections from a listener and friend of the show by the name of Simon Forrest of Hove, UK. We’ll hear music from George Arriola, Marillion, ELO, Cirkus, Anathema, Rush, Nomadic Horizon, Fish, Porcupine Tree, SubLunar, and Cairo!
633: Variety with Guest DJ Selections
Progressive Tracks Show #271 (Summer!), originally broadcast on Saturday, July 21, 2018, is now available to download or listen to anytime you desire.
Yep, the sun and warm weather’s finally hit… and after sprucing things up a bit here, I’m feelin’ pretty good about the ol’ ProgTracks settlement. It’s Summer… and the livin’ is easy, eh?
This week we’ll celebrate with some nostalgic tuneage appropriate to the Summer season. So take time to relax, put on some headphones, and immerse yourself in some quality progressive rock. It may well be the best part of your day. BYOB!
Remember, you can access any previous Progressive Tracks Show at: http://www.progzilla.com/?s=progressive+tracks (there are well over 100 now!).
– Mike “ProgTracks” Pollack
Email: ProgTracks@KPTZ.org (Comments are always welcome)
- Tiger Moth Tales – “Summer” from Cocoon on White Knight
- Steve Dinsdale – “Hit Of Summer” from Light & Dark on Independent
- Battles – “Summer Simmer” from La Di Da Di on Warp Records
- Pink Floyd – “Summer ’68” from Atom Heart Mother on Columbia/Legacy
- It’s a Beautiful Day – “Hot Summer Day” from It’s a Beautiful Day on Columbia
- The Jimi Hendrix Experience – “Long Hot Summer Night” from Electric Ladyland on Legacy Recordings
- Moonlit Sailor – “Summer Solstice” from Colors In Stereo on Deep Elm
- Syd Arthur – “Ode to the Summer” from On an On on Down Chorus Recording Company LLP
- Strangefish – “Summer Slips Away” from The Spotlight Effect on Independent
- Time Columns – “Halcyon Days” from Mana on Oxide Tones, Subsuburban
- Ocean Mind – “Breakloose in the Summer” from Underwater on Oceanmindmusic
- Amplifier – “One Great Summer” from Amplifier on Rockosmos
- Different Light – “A St. Martin’s Summer” from The Burden of Paradise on Independent
- Jethro Tull – “Summerday Sands” from Minstrel in the Gallery (40th Anniversary Edition) on Chrysalis
- Flutatious – “Lazy Summer Daze” from Festival on Chrysalis
- Balloon Astronomy – “Summer Afternoon” from Balloon Astronomy on Independent
- Electric Light Orchestra – “One Summer Dream” from Face the Music on Epic
If you have comments (always welcome), or suggestions for show topics/music, feel free to contact me anytime via email: ProgTracks@KPTZ.org
But first… enjoy the show!
Mike “ProgTracks” Pollack
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The Beatles were kind of my “gateway” band. Before I discovered them, I liked music probably about as much as your average teenager. After I discovered them, I became what I suppose you would call a “music fanatic”. Their music resonated with me on many different levels and I was amazed at the transformational musical journey they had made in less than a decade. Once I had absorbed just about everything they had done I moved on to explore the musical catalogs of Badfinger, The Who, Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin, and countless other classic rock bands. Eventually my explorations led me to Yes, The Moody Blues, Genesis, ELP, and the entire world of Progressive Rock. But I really owe it all to the Beatles…for me they were the spark. If you listen to interviews with many of the people who went on to found some of the greatest Golden Age Prog bands, you will also find that many of them were directly influenced in some way by the Beatles.
So I always knew that I would do some kind of Beatles show at some point. The impetus to finally do it came a few weeks ago when I was presented with an opportunity to interview Tom Murray, an author and photographer who actually spent a whole day taking some beautiful, classic, color photos of the Beatles back in 1968, on the eve of the release of The White Album. Tom has since published a book called “Mad Day Out” with not only his Beatles photos from that day, but also lots of other great pictures from the heady days of the 1960s. Speaking to Tom was a link to the legend of the Beatles.
So I offer you Prog-Watch 528 – A Celebration of the Music of the Beatles! The program features a few of the Beatles “proggier” tracks, a few cool tribute tunes, and lots of great covers of Beatles songs by some Prog and Prog-related artists. Plus a bit of my chat with Mr. Tom Murray. I hope you will join me!
Other artists featured include Matthew Sweet, ELO, Stackridge, BJH, Bloodrock, Yes, Steve Hillage, Arjen Lucassen, Paul Carrack, Harry Nilsson, Phil Collins and The Gods.
528: A Celebration of the Music of The Beatles