This week’s Prog-Watch is an entire show dedicated to prog rock classic tracks! I’m spinning tunes by Genesis, Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention, King Crimson, Kansas, The Alan Parson Project, Yes, Jethro Tull, The Electric Light Orchestra, Manfred Mann’s Earth Band, and Caravan! Our friend and resident reviewer, Dr. Rob Fisher, is also doing a Progressive Discoveries segment on a classic album… Breathless by Camel! Come along as Prog-Watch goes “old school”!
Another themed special on Prog-Watch this week, and the key word is HEART! We’ll hear from Emerson, Lake & Palmer, Trevor Rabin, King Crimson, Robert Berry, The Alan Parsons Project, Pete Townshend, Yes, Marillion, Moon Safari, Zebra, Colin Blunstone, Esquire, Rush, GTR, mystery, John Wetton, and Manfred Mann`s Earth Band! Come along for a fun ride!
THE PROGRESSIVE TRACKS SHOW #338 (Veterans/Remembrance/Armistice Day – 2019)
Whether you call it Veterans Day, Remembrance Day or Armistice day… It’s time once again to remember and honor our military, with a ‘think for yourself’ show (there may be a hint of current events as well).
PROGRESSIVE TRACKS SHOW #322 (Apollo 11 – Prog You To The Moon And Back)
This week’s edition of The Progressive Tracks Show is a creation; an experience best enjoyed in solitude. The (mostly) instrumental songs and historical audio clips were carefully pieced together to evoke emotion; to portray the Apollo 11 mission through the emotional power of music.
I do hope you can take time to sit back and enjoy it!
This week on Prog-Watch I’ve got some great stuff from artists new to the show, some listener dedications, and a few classics! We’ll hear from Believe, Tusmørke, Michael Trew, Turning Virtue, Airbag, Tiger Moth Tales, King Crimson, Victim Of Illusion, Porcupine Tree, iNFiNiEN, Gentle Giant, The Flower Kings, & Whiteside’s Daughter!
Review by Kempokid — Another non descript period of time, another request to review a Russian instrumental prog album, which is something I'm almost always glad to do, given the relatively consistent high quality I've found between them, this one especially. There's often a fairly common thread between these albums such as the Rozmainsky and […]
Review by Zoltanxvamos — A Solid Performance, well wiritten, unbelievable sound quality but very overcorrected.This album is like something robots would write, perfect timing (too perfect at that). My first complaint is that this album is so perfect that it lacks humanity, it's a very robotic album. Everything is overcorrected and sounds like it was […]
Review by TCat — Mark Healy's post rock project "Hibernal" has made some decent sci-fi concept albums through the years, and continues to do so. Since 2013, he has released 8 full-length albums including "Beyond", his latest album to date, in January of 2020. This album consists of 8 tracks, all of them reaching between […]
Review by friso — This album by the American group IZZ has risen to the top of 2019's charts, which is easy to understand. That is, if you are a YES fan. To me that represents playing lots of notes without creating any potent harmonies or melodies that have a story to tell. Like, for […]
Review by friso — Take the most mystical moments of Camel's 'Mirage' album, add some of that artistic/authentic PFM songwriting, a bit of Robert Fripp's clean jazz-guitar tone, some haunting flutes in the minor-6 vibe, and finally some moody nordic folk singing and you'll know what to expact from this release of the Norwegian group […]
Review by kev rowland — Multi-instrumentalist Charlie Cawood is back with his second solo album. I'm pretty sure there isn't a stringed instrument he hasn't been able to master, but here he restricts himself to just different types of acoustic, classical and electrical guitars and various basses, and bringing in a whole host of guests […]
Review by kev rowland — After far too long, The Bob Lazar Story are back with their fourth album, and for those who have yet to come across them then they describe themselves as "purveyors of tritonal wankery, and offer an oasis of ProgMathsyFusion to soothe your weary earholes,' so there. If that isn't enough, […]
Review by TCat — Roz Vitalis continues to expand their studio and live discography making their band widely known not just in their native land, but worldwide. Their brand of RIO/Avant Prog has become a sound that is recognizable as their own, a mix of instrumental fusion utilizing a improvisational, yet melodic sound that is […]
Review by NickCrimsonII — Sons of Apollo are back and start the new decade with a crushing new album!The 'super' in their supergroup label is once again justified brilliantly, not only because of the all-star line-up of Mike Portnoy, Derek Sherinian, Billy Sheehan, Ron Thal, and Jeff Scott Soto but also with the incredible sound […]
Review by kev rowland — This is the debut album from Alc'ntara, who are based in Sicily's second largest city, Catania. Sicily may not be a hotbed of progressive rock, but of course Italy has always been a major market. However, this is not RPI in any sense at all, but rather a far more […]