23 December, 2013

Playlist - 28 December 2013

For the 100th edition of Seasons of Change, an attempt to select a "best of breed" from the world of "progressive rock" since it's origins in the late 1960's with bands such as King Crimson and Procol Harum. Just like your average dog show, but with more amplification, some dry ice and lots of twiddly bits, it's a wide spectrum of music from the heavier bands such as Rush, the classical/rock fusion of Focus and Sky (who both also happened to unexpectedly have hit singles), and the "mainstream" "prog rock" of Yes, Genesis and ELP from the 1970's. There's also great music from past and present Australian bands such as Healing Force, Flake, Spectrum, Sebastian Hardie, Anubis, Unitopia and of course Fraternity. That's covering a lot of territory and in hindsight a lot of time - 40-plus years.

Rush    The Spirit of Radio (1980) (Permanent Waves)
The Flower Kings    World of Adventures (1999) (Back In The World of Adventures)
Pink Floyd    Money (1973) (Dark Side Of The Moon)
Curved Air    Metamorphosis (1973) (Air Cut)
Focus    Sylvia (1972) (Focus III)
Spectrum    Drifting (1970) (Part One)
Jethro Tull    Thick as a brick (radio edit) (1972) (Thick As A Brick / M.U. The Best Of)
Renaissance    Northern Lights (1978) (A Song For All Seasons)
Yes    Roundabout (single version) (1972) (Fragile)
Procol Harum    A whiter shade of pale (1967) (single only)
King Crimson    In the court of the crimson king (1969) (In The Court Of The Crimson King)
Healing Force    Golden Miles (1971) (single only / Golden Miles: Australian Progressive Rock 1969-1974)
Flake    Under the silent tree (1971) (How’s Your Mother)
Sebastian Hardie    Rosanna (1976) (The Four Moments / Four Moments Of The Windchase)
Emerson Lake & Palmer    Karn Evil 9 First Impression Pt.2 (1973) (Brain Salad Surgery)
Ozric Tentacles    Erpland (1990) (Erpland)
Anubis    The passing bell (Parts I – VI) (2011) (A Tower Of Silence)
Unitopia    Here I am (2008) (The Garden)
Genesis    In the cage (Medley … Cinema Show/Duke’s Travels) + Afterglow (live, 2007) (Live Over Europe 2007)
Sky    Toccata (1980) (Sky 2)
Fraternity    Seasons of Change (1971) (single only / Golden Miles: Australian Progressive Rock 1969-1974)

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