On this week’s Prog-Watch my very special guest is the one and only Martin Barre of Jethro Tull fame! Martin and I talk Tull and his solo career, and along the way there is plenty of great music…a few Tull tunes on which Martin really shines, and lots of great music from his solo albums, including a few from his fabulous new album “Roads Less Travelled”!
This week’s Prog-Watch is another edition of EPIX! My usual criteria apply: an EPIC must be over 10 minutes long; and we will hear one for each major decade of our favorite genre! This time we’ll hear music from The Flower Kings, Big Big Train, Southern Empire, Jethro Tull and Anderson, Bruford, Wakeman and Howe!
I hope you will join me for some wonderful, modern rock symphonies!
This week on Prog-Watch I’m shaking the family tree of one of my favorite bands of all time…Jethro Tull! So much great stuff shakes out, including music from Blodwyn Pig, Aviator, solo Ian Anderson, solo Martin Barre, and some real lost gems from the late Glenn Cornick’s Wild Turkey!
The podcast for this week’s Prog-Watch is now available at Progwatch.com
For this week’s program I’ve put together a variety show with a little tribute to the late Colin Tench. We’ll hear a new one from the Colin Tench Project, and two from a couple of his other projects, BunChakeze and Corvus Stone. I’ll also be spinning lots of great stuff from The Fierce & The Dead, Fractal Mirror, Bram Stoker, Jethro Tull, Steven Wilson, Downes-Braide Association, Rush, Spiral Key, and Somnambulist.
Progressive Tracks Show #241 (ProgMas 2017), originally broadcast on Friday, December 22, 2017, is now available to download or listen to anytime you desire.
PROGTRACKS NOTE: I’ve uploaded this podcast to your stocking a bit early because… hey, it’s Christmas! Besides, I figured you might need to sneak away from your Wham!-loving relatives, put on those new headphones that Santa brought you, and Prog On for a bit! ;o)
ProgMas is a time-honored tradition at The Progressive Tracks Show (this being the 7th edition), and as always, you’ll experience a melding of traditional and… er, not-so-traditional tunes to mark the season in an alternative fashion.
The Progressive Tracks Show… don’t look too close, or you’ll poke your eye out!
Leah (with Eric Peterson) – “Winter Sun” from Winter Sun – Single on Independent
The Grip Weeds – “Christmas, Bring Us” from Christmas, Bring Us – Single on Ground Up Records
Lights & Motion – “Snow” from Save Your Heart on Deep Elm
Tiger Moth Tales – “Tears Of Frigga” composed by Peter Jones from The Depths Of Winter on White Knight Records
Boston – “God Rest Ye Metal Gentlemen 2013” from God Rest Ye Metal Gentlemen 2013 – Single on Frontiers Records
Aviva Omnibus – “Heavy March” from Nutcracker In Fury on Musea
Mingo Lewis – “Frankincense” from Flight Never Ending on Columbia
Fibonacci Sequence – “We Three Kings” from We Three Kings on Fibonacci Sequence
La Leggenda New Trolls – “Christmas Rhapsody” from It’s Christmas Time (Various Artists) on Aereostella
Peter Matuchniak – “Across The Pond” from Uncover Me on ProgRock Records
Finnegan’s Wake – “King Wenceslas” from Yellow on Mellow Records
Ryuichi Sakamoto – “Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence” from Original Motion Picture on Recorded Picture Company
Gandalf’s-Fist – “Winter’s Mourning” from Single on Independent
The Residents – “Seasoned Greetings” from Meet The Residents on Ralph
Jethro Tull – “Christmas Song” from Living In The Past on Chrysalis
If you have comments (always welcome), or suggestions for show topics/music, feel free to contact me anytime via email: ProgTracks@KPTZ.org
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