14 November, 2019

Playlist - 16 November 2019

This Saturday evening, recent(ish) music from 3WM (Blue Mountains), Southern Empire (Adelaide) and Mushroom Giant (Melbourne), while in the Birthday Book this weekend - kiwi Eddie Rayner (Split Enz and other collaborations since), Australian jazz legend John Sangster and Martin Barre (Jethro Tull).

8pm
Three Wise Monkeys Acheron (2015) (Hear No Evil, comp. / orig. Pseudomonarchia Daemonum EP, 2016)
Southern Empire Cries for the lonely (2018) (Civilisation)
Eddie Rayner & ENZO Stuff and nonsense (live) (2014) (ENZO - Stranger Than Fiction - Live)
Split Enz Walking down a road (1975) (Mental Notes)
The Makers The puzzle (1990) (The Makers)
Mushroom Giant Component (2003) (Rails)
9pm
John Sangster The beautiful pea green boat + The Dong with a luminous nose (1980/2008) (Uttered Nonsense)
John Sangster Elvish tea-party with dance (1975) (The Lord Of The Rings Vol.1)
Camel Nimrodel/The procession/The white rider (1974) (Mirage)
Jethro Tull Fire at midnight (1977) (Songs From the Wood)
Martin Barre Back to steel (live, 2018) (2019) (Live In NY)
Jethro Tull Sealion (1974) (Warchild)
IZZ Don’t panic (2019) (Don’t Panic)
Ben Rogers Instrumental Asylum Seasons of change (2007) (Reverb Rehab)

08 November, 2019

Playlist - 9 November 2019

8pm
Martin Barre Hammer + Thick as a brick (live, Oct 2018) (2019) (Live In NY)
The Lammas Tide Hudson Line (2011) (High Tide)
The Lammas Tide The murky deep (2012) (Partridge Farm, single)
The Lammas Tide Child of Avalon (2014) (Barefoot Electric)
Awaken Solace Temptress of the desert eye (2012) (In Nightfall’s Embrace)
Domino My opiate (2013) (Where the Desert Meets The Sea)
Gavin O’Loghlen & Cotter’s Bequest Dun Trodden – Glenelg Scotland - Broch (1998) (My Mother’s Country)
9pm
Emerson Lake & Palmer Lucky man (1970) (Emerson Lake & Palmer)
King Crimson 21st century schizoid man (1969) (In The Court Of The Crimson King)
Greg Lake The court of the crimson king (live, Hammersmith Odeon, London, Nov 5 1981) (2015) (London ’81 Live)
Tiger Moth Tales Don’t let go, feels alright (2014) (Cocoon)
Deeexpus Memo (2011) (King Of Number 33)
Spectrum   Trust me (single edit) (1971) (Milesago)
Ben Rogers Instrumental Asylum Seasons of change (2007) (Reverb Rehab)

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From Perth band The Lammas Tide, here is the promo video for the "Partridge farm" single, 2012:

And from closer to home, the terrific Gavin O'Loghlen & Cotter's Bequest in a montage of concert footage from the year 2000:

02 November, 2019

Playlist - 2 November 2019

8pm
Yes Machine messiah (1980) (Drama)
Yes Love will find a way (1987) (Big Generator)
Virgil Donati The winds of war (2016) (The Dawn Of Time)
Planet X 2116 (2000) (Universe)
Steven Wilson Nowhere now (2017) (To The Bone)
No-Man True North (edit) (2008) (Schoolyard Ghosts)
Porcupine Tree I drive the hearse (2009) (The Incident)
Porcupine Tree   Stranger by the minute (1999) (Stupid Dream)
9pm
The Nice America (1968) (single / Nice Hits Nice Bits)
Emerson Lake & Palmer Intro + Hoedown (live) (1974) (Welcome Back My Friends To The Show That Never Ends…)
Emerson, Lake & Powell Touch and go (1986) (Emerson Lake & Powell)
Keith Emerson Nighthawks (Main Title Theme) (1981) (Nighthawks s/track)
Ben Craven Golden band + Revenge of Dr Komodo (2017) (The Single Edits)
Mushroom Giant Chrysalis (2018) (digital single only)
Spectrum   Drifting (1971) (Part One)
Andy Salvanos Running water (2007)  (Closer)
Ben Rogers Instrumental Asylum Seasons of change (2007) (Reverb Rehab)

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From hitting the Australian charts in 1990 with Southern Sons to progressive metal in the US with Planet X and now his orchestral fusion album The Dawn Of Time, here is a chat with drummer and composer Virgil Donati:

And Mushroom Giant, recorded live with their new song "Chrysalis":

24 October, 2019

Playlist - 26 October 2019

8pm
Windchase Forward we ride / Horsemen to infinity (1978) (Symphinity)
Sebastian Hardie   Art of life (2012) (Blueprint)
Billy Thorpe & The Aztecs   Most people I know (1972) (single only, The Complete Havoc Singles 1971-1973)
Gil Matthews Gil’s thing (1971) (single only, The Complete Havoc Singles 1971-1973)
Cybotron   Eureka (Guitar version) (1980)  (Implosion, bonus track)
Jacques Loussier   Chorale No.1 (live) (1965) (Play Bach aux Champs-Elysees)
Emerson, Lake and Palmer   Knife Edge (1970) (Emerson, Lake and Palmer)
9pm
Anderson & Stolt   Knowing (2016) (Invention Of Knowledge)
Kitaro   Agreement (1992) (Dream)
Yes   South side of the sky (1972) (Fragile)
Liquid Tension Experiment   914 (1999) (Liquid Tension Experiment 2)
Thank You Scientist   Everyday ghosts (2019) (Terraformer)
Ash   Midnight witch (1971) (single only / The Complete Havoc Singles 1971-1973) Ben Rogers Instrumental Asylum   Seasons of change (2007) (Reverb Rehab)

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In his own words, 12 minutes with the ridiculously talented drummer, guitarist, engineer and producer Gil Matthews in a sometimes eye-popping conversation about his times playing jazz with Gene Krupa and Buddy Rich, playing live and in the studio with Billy Thorpe, Mondo Rock, mishaps while on tour in the USA and that gig with The Aztecs at the Sydney Opera House:




19 October, 2019

Playlist - 19 October 2019

8pm
Genesis    Watcher of the skies (1972) (Foxtrot)
King Crimson    In the court of the crimson king (1969) (In The Court Of The Crimson King)
Porcupine Tree    Four chords that made a million (2000) (Lightbulb Sun)
The Mute Gods    Feed the troll (2017) (Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me)
Porcupine Tree    Cheating the polygraph (live, 2007) (2010) (Atlanta)
Teramaze    Her halo (2015) (Her Halo)
Ozric Tentacles    Rubbing shoulders with the absolute (2015) (Technicians Of The Sacred)
Andy Salvanos    Free range eggs (2007) (Closer)
9pm
Procol Harum    A rum tale (1973) (Grand Hotel)
Procol Harum    An old English Dream (2003) (The Well’s On Fire)
Procol Harum    A whiter shade of pale (1967) (single only)
Procol Harum    Fellow Travellers (2003) (The Well’s On Fire)
Aragon    Brave new world + The stage door – the switch + The cross (1995) (Mouse)
Madden & Harris   The wind at eve (1975) (Fools Paradise)
Zoot    I’m only sleeping (live, 1971) (1994) (The GTK Tapes Vol.1)
Ben Rogers Instrumental Asylum    Seasons of change (2007) (Reverb Rehab)

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From 1971, Zoot live in the studio on ABC TV (GTK) with their cover of a Beatles song (no, not Eleanor Rigby), featuring both some heavy riffing and some fine three-part harmony vocals:


11 October, 2019

Playlist - 12 October 2019

After an initial selection from the musical legacy of the late and talented, but mercurial, Ginger Baker, the rest of tonight's edition of Seasons Of Change stays pretty much around the late 1960's and some of the trippy music which both pre-dated and co-existed with the progressive rock scene normally heard on Seasons Of Change...

8pm
Cream Sweet wine (Live, 1966) (BBC Sessions)
Cream Tales of brave Ulysses (1967) (Disraeli Gears)
Cream White room (1968) (Wheels Of Fire)
Hawkwind Levitation (1980) (Levitation)
Procol Harum In the wee small hours of sixpence (1968) (single only, bonus track on Shine On Brightly)
Fleetwood Mac World in harmony (live, Boston, 1970) (The Blues Collection)
Jefferson Airplane White rabbit (1967) (Surrealistic Pillow)
Gandalf Can you travel in the dark alone (1968) (Gandalf)
Ginger Baker Mektoub (1990) (Middle Passage)
Egg Fugue in D minor (1970) (Egg)
9pm
Tully Sea of joy (Part 1) (1971) (Sea Of Joy)
Levi Smith's Clefs Lisa (1970) (Empty Monkey)
Tamam Shud Bali waters (1972) (Morning Of The Earth film s/track)
Kahvas Jute Ascend (1970) (Wide Open)
Brian Auger, Julie Driscoll & The Trinity Season of the witch (1967) (Open)
Jeff St John & Copperwine Can’t find my way home (1970) (Joint Effort)
Sherbet Crimson ships (1970) (single only / So You Want To Be A Rock n Roll Star Vol..2)
The Zombies Hung on a dream (1968) (Odyssey & Oracle)
The Byrds Chimes of freedom (1965) (Mr. Tambourine Man)
Fraternity Seasons of Change (1971) (single only / Golden Miles: Australian Progressive Rock 1969-1974)

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There's not a lot of footage of Ginger Baker's brief tenure during 1980/1981 with veteran UK space-rock band Hawkwind, but here is nearly six minutes of a rather grainy promo for Hawkwind with Ginger and the title track from the "Levitation" album:


Plus just a brief glimpse of Barrie Mcaskill with Levi Smiths Clefs (by then Sydney-based, ex-Adelaide) hamming it up in an ABC TV studio, probably in 1969:

02 October, 2019

Playlist - 5 October 2019

For the 400th edition of Seasons Of Change, it's almost business as usual except that some of the featured music is from some more recent bands that haven't had a guernsey until now. The start of Bach-tober is also marked with the souped-up version of J.S. Bach's Toccata from the band Sky, which featured two Australian guitarists (John Willams and Kevin Peek) and unexpectedly hit the top of the charts in several countries in 1980.

8pm
Shadow Gallery    Destination unknown (2001) (Legacy)
Southern Empire    The bridge that binds (2016) (Southern Empire)
Magellan    Estadium Nacional (1994) (Impending Ascension)
Sky    Toccata (1980) (Sky 2)
9pm
Yes    Endless dream: Silent spring/Talk/Endless dream (1994) (Talk)
Wolverine    Nemesis (2016) (Machina Viva)
RWPL    Tell me why (2002) (Trying To Kiss the Sun)
Projected Twin    Earth to world (2010) (Earth To World)

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 Here's a little more Southern Empire with a promo video for another song from their first album in 2016:

28 September, 2019

Playlist - 28 September 2019

Tonight, recent music from Aura Form (Adelaide, post-rock) and BaK (Sydney) plus, from the Birthday Book this week, the terrific Australian singer Wendy Saddington and Andy Ward (drummer with UK band Camel). It's also the 50th anniversary this week of the Beatles album Abbey Road, the record that helped inspire a multitude of prog rock bands to compose and record side-long suites. And a selection from the legacy of Geoff Gray, the long-time lead singer of the eclectic Sydney band Flake who passed away this week.

8pm
Flake Violet Jam Part A: Down in Rio + Violet Jam Part B: Quick reaction (1971) (How’s Your Mother)
Flake Under the silent tree (1971) (How’s Your Mother))
Wendy Saddington Looking through a window (1971) (single only)
Wendy Saddington & The Copperwine Five people said I was crazy (live, 1971) (Wendy Saddington & The Copperwine Live)
BaK Us all (2019) (Painter)
Aura Form Secrets of the sun + Floating South (2016) (Vesica Pisces)
9pm
The Beatles Side 2 of Abbey Road (1969) (Abbey Road)
Camel Unevensong (1977) (Raindances)
Camel White rider (live) (1972/1992) (On The Road 1972)
The Parazone Wild dolphins (2019) (REC/PLAY)
Ben Rogers Instrumental Asylum Seasons of change (2007) (Reverb Rehab)

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Probably sometime late 1970, here is Wendy Saddington out front with Copperwine, recorded for the ABC TV show GTK:


21 September, 2019

Playlist - 21 September 2019

8pm
Robert Reed    Witchfinder General Theme (2016) (single)
The Mute Gods    Knuckleheads (2019) (Atheists And Believers)
Porcupine Tree    Chloroform (2006) (Futile)
Steve Hackett    Unquiet slumbers for the sleepers + In that quiet earth + Afterglow (live) (2014) (Genesis Revisited: Live At Hammersmith)
Andy Salvanos    Lightwaves (2019) (digital single)
Altera Enigma    Enigmatic alteration (2006) (Alteration)
9pm
Procession    Listen (1968) (single only/ So You Want To Be A Rock ‘n’ Roll Star?)
Bulldog    Inner spring (1970) (single only / Golden Miles: Australian Progressive Rock 1969-1974)
Manfred Mann’s Earth Band    Be not too hard (1974) (The Good Earth)
Manfred Mann’s Earth Band    Joybringer (1973) (single only)
Renaissance    Let it grow (1973) (Ashes Are Burning)
Annie Haslam    Captive heart (1997) (Live Studio Concert Philadelphia 1997)
Locanda delle Fate    Forse Le Lucciole Non Si Amano Più (1977) (Forse Le Lucciole Non Si Amano Più)
Camel    Supertwister (1974) (Mirage)
Freedom To Glide   Broken road (2019) (Seed, advance track)
Ben Rogers Instrumental Asylum    Seasons of change (2007) (Reverb Rehab)

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From the year 1971, here is Mick Rogers with Bulldog on Australian TV, before he moved back to England and became a key part of Manfred Mann's Earth Band:

14 September, 2019

Playlist - 14 September 2019

8pm
Eddie Rayner & ENZO: Stranger than Fiction    Titus + Spellbound + 129 + Edible flowers (live) (2014) (ENZO - Stranger Than Fiction - Live)
Jeff St John & Copperwine    Any orange night + You don’t have to listen (1970) (Joint Effort)
Porcupine Tree    Time flies (2009) (The Incident / Prognosis 3)
A Lonely Crowd    Tyranny of dissonance (2011) (User Hostile)
Aura Form     Walking through Fallout (2016) (Vesica Pisces)
9pm
Symphony X    The Divine Wings of Tragedy (1997) (The Divine Wings of Tragedy)
Captain Beyond    Dancing madly backwards (on a sea of air) (1972) (Captain Beyond)
Captain Beyond    Everything’s a circle (1973) (Sufficiently Breathless)
Jethro Tull    Thick as a brick Part 2 (1972) (Thick As A Brick)
Ben Rogers Instrumental Asylum    Seasons of change (2007) (Reverb Rehab)

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And if you want to see some of the ENZO - Stranger Than Fiction concert, selected footage from the concerts are available on Eddie Rayner's Youtube channel, including Spellbound:

07 September, 2019

Playlist - 7 September 2019

Tonight, on the first edition of Seasons Of Change for Spring 2019, classic music from Fraternity (Adelaide), Mackenzie Theory and Spectrum (both from Melbourne), and more recent music from Southern Empire (Adelaide); plus, from the Birthday Book, Marc Hunter (Dragon, NZ) and Roger Waters (Pink Floyd).

8pm
Fraternity    Seasons of Change (1971) (single only / Golden Miles: Australian Progressive Rock 1969 - 1974, compilation)
Southern Empire    How long (2016) (Southern Empire)
Spectrum    Fly without its wings (1972) (Milesago)
Dragon    Universal Radio (1974) (Universal Radio)
Dragon    Darkness (1975) (Scented Gardens For The Blind / Golden Miles: Australian Progressive Rock 1969 - 1974, compilation)
Dragon    Konkaroo (1978) (single from Greatest Hits Vol.1)
Dragon    Young years (1989) (Bondi Road)
9pm
Roger Waters    In the flesh + The happiest days of our lives + Another brick in the wall (live, USA) (2006) (In The Flesh)
Roger Waters    What god wants, Part 1 (1992) (Amused To Death)
Mackenzie Theory    O (1973) (Out Of The Blue)
Ozric Tentacles    Waldorfdub (2000) (Swirly Termination)
Rush    Dreamline (live) (1997) (Different Stages - Live)
Ben Rogers Instrumental Asylum    Seasons of change (2007) (Reverb Rehab)

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For something different:

A photo essay of the early years of Dragon in New Zealand

And here is a remarkable live version of the song "Seasons of change" by the other group who recorded it (and indeed wrote it), Blackfeather:

30 August, 2019

Playlist - 31 August 2019

Tonight, turning the clock back to the early 1970's and another expedition into the Australian "head music" scene, with live recordings from Ariel, Captain Matchbox Whoopee Band, Company Caine, Madder Lake and Spectrum/Murtceps (Melbourne), plus Buffalo and Tamam Shud (Sydney) and the eclectic Hungarian/Australian jazz-rock group Syrius featuring the legendary Jackie Orszáczky.

8pm
Tamam Shud    Midday ‘til four + Bali waters + Being absolutely free (live, Dec 1971) (Goolutionites And The Real People, bonus tracks)
Wendy Saddington & The Copperwine   Tomorrow never knows (live, Jan 1971) (Wendy Saddington & Copperwine Live) 
Indelible Murtceps    We are indelible (live, Sunbury, Jan 1972) (Warts Up Your Nose, bonus track)
Spectrum    I'll be gone (live, Sunbury, Jan 1972) (Milesago, bonus track)
Company Caine    Hey George + Now I’m together (live at Mulwala Festival, Apr 1972) (Dr Chop, bonus tracks)
Madder Lake    Down the river (live, Sunbury, Jan 1973) (Sunbury 1973)
9pm
Madder Lake    Bumper bar song + When is a mouse (live at Garrison, Jun 1973) (Still Point, bonus tracks)
Buffalo    Shylock (live, 1973) (Volcanic Rock, bonus track)
Ariel    Rock ‘n roll scars + I can’t say what I mean (live, Dec 1975) (A-Reefer-Derci / Rock n Roll Scars, bonus tracks)
Captain Matchbox Whoopee Band    Out in the suburbs + Malcolm the prefect + Roll that reefer (live, Dec 1975) (A-Reefer-Derci / Wangaratta Wahini, bonus tracks)
Syrius   GTK Theme / Strawberry fields forever (live, GTK, 1971) (The GTK Tapes Vol.2)

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The Captain Matchbox Whoopee Band in action on ABC TV (Countdown) in 1975:


...and a few years earlier with a perhaps bemused but enthusiastic interviewer on ABC TV's GTK:


24 August, 2019

Playlist - 24 August 2019

Starting with a selection of Rush, inspired by the world-wide screening of Cinema Strangiato (aka the “Inaugural Theatrical Fan Indulgence”) during the week; plus recent music from Three Wise Monkeys (Sydney), Arcane (Brisbane) and Ben Craven (Brisbane) recorded live, plus classic Spectrum (Melbourne); and from the Birthday Book, Ken Hensley (Uriah Heep), Jean Michel Jarre and Keith Moon (The Who).

8pm
Rush    The anarchist (2012) (Clockwork Angels)
Rush    Subdivisions (1982) (Signals)
Rush    The Spirit of Radio (1980) (Permanent Waves)
Three Wise Monkeys    Cyber Terrorist (2015) (False Flag)
United Progressive Fraternity    Loss Anthem & One More (2019) (Planetary Overload)
Ben Craven (with William Shatner)    Spy in the sky Part 3 (live, 2016) (2017) (First Chance To Hear)
Ben Craven    Last chance to hear Parts 1 & 2 (live, 2016) (2017) (First Chance To Hear)
Arcane    Keeping stone: Water awake (2015) (Known/Learned)
9pm
Uriah Heep    Tales (1972) (The Magician’s Birthday)
Uriah Heep    Circle of hands (1972) (Demons And Wizards)
Jean Michel Jarre    Arpegiator + Equinoxe Part 4 (live) (1982) (The Concerts In China)
The Who    Baby don’t you do it (1971) (Who’s Next, bonus track)
Spectrum    Trust me (single edit) (1971) (Milesago)
Ben Rogers Instrumental Asylum    Seasons of change (2007) (Reverb Rehab)

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Here's just a little more from 3WM from the "False Flag" album:

17 August, 2019

Playlist - 17 August 2019

Tonight, a selection from the ambitious 1995 concept album Mouse by the Melbourne band Aragon, which has just been re-issued in a digital-only form; plus, from the Birthday Book, music featuring Kevin Ayers, Colin Moulding (XTC) and Barry Hay (Golden Earring).

8pm
Lifesigns    Telephone (2013) (Lifesigns)
Marillion    Beautiful (1995) (Afraid Of Sunlight)
Aragon    The dark + A private matter + Waiting on a life + The gate + End of the Line Part 1 + End of the Line Part 2 (1995 / 2019 re-issue) (Mouse)
White Willow    Now in these fairly lands (1995 / 2013 re-issue) (Ignis Fatuus)
XTC    The smartest monkeys (1992) (Nonesuch)
Dukes Of Stratosfear    The Affiliated (1987) (Psionic Psumspot / The Dukes Of Stratosfear: An Anthology)
XTC    In another life (2000) (Wasp Star)
XTC    Down a peg (demo) (CD single, The Ballad Of Peter Pumpkinhead)
9pm
Kevin Ayers    Blue (1976) (Yes We Have No Mananas)
Kevin Ayers    Whatevershebringswesing (1972) (Whatevershebringswesing)
Golden Earring    Song of a devil’s servant (1969) (Eight Miles High)
Golden Earring    Radar love (1973) (Moontan)
Anubis    The deepest wound + Technicolour Afterlife (2018) (Different Stories)
Ben Rogers Instrumental Asylum    Seasons of change (2007) (Reverb Rehab)


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Here's a little more of Melbourne neo-prog band Aragon recorded live in 1989, with an embryonic version of a song later on the Mouse album:

10 August, 2019

Playlist - 10 August 2019

Tonight, a flashback to the Adelaide gig by the UK band Haken, who finished their night with a 20 minute song as an encore; plus music from the latest release by Sydney band Hemina, and from the Birthday Book, Ian Anderson (Jethro Tull), Tove Jansson (creator of the Moomintroll novels and stories) and talented Aussie singer Deborah Conway (Do Re Mi and solo).

8pm
Haken    Crystallised (2014) (Restoration EP)
Jethro Tull    Living in the past (1972) (Living In The Past)
Jethro Tull    Aqualung (1972) (Aqualung)
Jethro Tull    Dot com (1999) (Dot Com)
Hemina    In technicolour (2019) (Night Echoes)
9pm
Ritual    A dangerous journey (2007) (The Hemulic Voluntary Band)
Do Re Mi    Man overboard (1985) (Domestic Harmony)
Deborah Conway    Consider This (1993) (Bitch Epic)
Deborah Conway    Parabasis (live, 1994) (Epic Theatre)
Subaudible Hum       Science maketh the scientist (2006) (In Time For Spring, On Came The Snow)

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A look at the life of Tove Jansson:





03 August, 2019

Playlist - 3 August 2019

8pm
The Celibate Rifles   Spirits (1995) (Spaceman In A Satin Spacesuit)
Frankenfido Purple shuffle (2019) (digital single)
Frankenfido Watcher on the wall (2019) (digital single)
Southern Empire Hold (2017) (Live At HQ)
Rush Cygnus X-1 (1977) (A Farewell To Kings)
Rush Cygnus X-1 Book II Hemispheres (1978) (Hemispheres)
9pm
Marillion Waterhole (Expresso Bongo) + Lords of the Backstage + Blind Curve + Childhoods End? + White Feather (1985) (Misplaced Childhood)
Sebastian Hardie Another string (2011) (Blueprint)
Klaus Schulze Some velvet phasing (1974) (Blackdance)
Magic Pie   The man who had it all (2019) (Fragments Of The 5th Element)
Ben Rogers Instrumental Asylum Seasons of change (2007) (Reverb Rehab)

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From Brisbane band Frankenfido, the promotional video for "Purple shuffle":

27 July, 2019

Playlist - 27 July 2019

8pm
Jethro Tull    Part of the machine (1988) (20 Years Of Jethro Tull)   
Jethro Tull    Thick as a brick Part 1 (1972) (Thick As A Brick)   
Drawn From Bees    Half of it (2014) (Web Of Thieves)   
Drawn From Bees    Say what you mean (2009) (The Sky Is Falling)   
Drawn From Bees    Stand against the storm (2011) (Cautionary Tales for the Lionhearted) 
Damanek    The crossing (2018) (In Flight)
9pm
Genesis   Follow you follow me (1978) (And Then There Were Three)
Genesis   Invisible touch (1988) (Invisible Touch)   
Mario Millo & Men From Mars    Horsemen To Symphinity (live, 1999) (2000) (Symphinity, bonus track on 1978 Windchase album re-issue)    
Ben Craven    Great divide (2016) (The Singles Edits)   
Madden & Harris    Wishes (1975)  (Fools Paradise)
Groundhogs    Garden (1970) (Thank Christ For The Bomb)   
Groundhogs    Earth is not room enough (1972) (Who Will Save The World? The Mighty Groundhogs!)
Quiet Child   The great fade (2018) (Clara)
Ben Rogers Instrumental Asylum    Seasons of change (2007) (Reverb Rehab)

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From 1974, the enigmatic Madden & Harris performing on the ABC TV GTK show:

20 July, 2019

Playlist - 20 July 2019

A spacey vibe tonight, to acknowledge the 50th anniversary of the moon landing. From the Seasons Of Change Birthday Book, John Lodge (The Moody Blues), plus a Song From The Wood on the eve of the 2nd gig by Acoustic Tull here in Adelaide this coming Friday evening, as part of the Adelaide Guitar Festival.

8pm
Hawkwind    Silver machine (1972) (single only / In Search Of Space, re-issue)
Pink Floyd    Astronomy Dominie (1967) (The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn)
Spectrum    Drifting (1970) (Part One)
Three Wise Monkeys    Conundrum (2015) (False Flag)
Porcupine Tree    Moonloop (1995) (The Sky Moves Sideways)
Rush    Countdown (1982) (Signals)
Camel    Lunar sea (1976) (Moonmadness)
9pm
Moon Safari    Moonwalk (2008) (Blomljud)
Ian MacFarlane    A mountain of swords + Summits in the mist + Seeds in the dust (1987/2018 re-issue) (Planetarium)
The Moody Blues    Isn’t life strange (1972) (Seventh Sojourn)
Jethro Tull    Velvet green (1977) (Songs From the Wood)
Cybotron    Black devil’s triangle (1980/2005) (Implosion)
Ben Rogers Instrumental Asylum    Seasons of change (2007) (Reverb Rehab)

Seasons Of Change thanks the sponsors of your local radio station PBA-FM and encourages you to support them too - see the PBA-FM website for more information.

With more keyboards than you can shake a stick at, here is Australian electronic group Cybotron and a track from their 1976 self-titled album:

13 July, 2019

Playlist - 13 July 2019

Tonight, Seasons Of Change ransacks the prog rock jukebox for an eclectic selection of singles - featuring both hits and misses...


8pm
Procol Harum    A whiter shade of pale (May 1967) (single only)
The Nice    America (Jun 1968) (single)
The Moody Blues    Nights in white satin (Nov 1967) (Days Of Future Passed)
Spectrum     I’ll be gone (Jan 1971) (single, full length stereo version / Part One, bonus track)
Kahvas Jute    Free (Jan 1971)  (Wide Open)
Fraternity    Seasons of Change (March 1971) (single only / Golden Miles: Australian Progressive Rock 1969:1974)
Healing Force    Golden Miles (July 1971) (single only / Golden Miles: Australian Progressive Rock 1969:1974)
Curved Air    Back street luv (Jul 1971) (Second Album)
Spectrum    Trust me (single version) (Jun 1971) (Milesago)
Company Caine    Trixie Stonewall’s Wayward Home For Young Women (single, Sept 1971) (A Product Of A Broken Reality)
Yes    Roundabout (single version) (Jan 1972) (Fragile)
Focus    Sylvia (Dec 1972) (Focus III)
9pm
Manfred Mann’s Earth Band    Joybringer (Aug 1973) (single only)
Buffalo    Sunrise (come my way) (single version)  (Aug 1973) (Volcanic Rock)
Genesis    I know what I like (in your wardrobe) (Oct 1973) (Selling England By The Pound)
Roxy Music    Street life (Nov  1973) (Stranded)
Supertramp    Dreamer (Dec 1974) (Crime Of The Century)
Sebastian Hardie    Rosanna (Aug 1975) (Four Moments)
Rainbow Theatre    Petworth House (1975) (The Armada)
Kansas    Carry on wayward son (Jan 1977) (Leftoverture)
Kate Bush    Wuthering Heights (Jan 1978) (The Kick Inside)

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This playlist will also soon be on the AMRAP radiopages.info site: http://5pba.radiopages.info/seasons-of-change

07 July, 2019

Playlist - 6 July 2019

Tonight, like a typical football match, Seasons Of Change is a game of two halves. The first hour is a selection of recent releases from Australian bands; the second hour is an ecletic assortment of prog rock from the USA, starting with some recent retro sounds (Spock's Beard, DT and Glass Hammer)  and finishing with a classic track (Kansas).

8pm
Unitopia    Lives go round (Sean’s re-work) (2017) (More Than A Dream: The Dream Complete)
Unitopia    The Outsider (2017) (More Than A Dream: The Dream Complete; track originally on “The Stories Of H.P. Lovecraft”)
Anubis    The passing bell (Parts I – VI) (live, Netherlands) (2019) (Live In Europe 2018)
Projected Twin    Take me to your leader (2011) (single)
Canidae    We make the rain (2015) (single only)
Andy Salvanos    Running water (2007) (Closer)
9pm
Spock’s Beard    Go the way you go (1995/2004) (The Light)
Dream Theater    Stream of consciousness (2003) (Train Of Thought)
Dream Theater    As I am (2003) (Train Of Thought)
Glass Hammer    Rapturo (2016) (Valkyrie)
Kansas    Carry on my wayward son (1976) (Leftoverture)
Ben Rogers Instrumental Asylum    Seasons of change (2007) (Reverb Rehab)

Seasons Of Change thanks the sponsors of your local radio station PBA-FM and encourages you to support them too - see the PBA-FM website for more information.

The sight and sound of Aussie band Anubis on stage at Night Of The Prog 2018 - a full playlist on Youtube here:

29 June, 2019

Playlist - 29 June 2019

The third in an occasional series of programs focused on and around the "head music" scene in the capital cities around Australia, tonight moving from mid 1972 to early 1974 and scheduled to feature Ariel, Indelible Murtceps, Mackenzie Theory, Madder Lake, Star Spangled Banger (Melbourne) and Buffalo, McPhee and Tully (Sydney). See also previous programs on 13 April 2019 and 2 February 2019.

8pm
Indelible Murtceps Esmerelda (May 1972) (Warts Up Your Nose)
Indelible Murtceps We are indelible + Be my honey + But that’s alright (live, Sunbury, Jan 1972) (Warts Up Your Nose – bonus tracks on reissue)
Tully Loving is hard + Ice (May, 1972) (Loving Is Hard)
Pink Floyd   Shine on you crazy diamond (Wish You Were Here)
9pm
Pink Floyd   Wish you were here (Wish You Were Here)
Pink Floyd   Another brick in the wall (The Wall)
Pink Floyd   Learning to fly (A Momentary Lapse Of Reason)
Dream Theater   Octavarium (live) (Score)
Freedom To Glide  Broken road (2018) (Seed)
Ben Rogers Instrumental Asylum Seasons of change (2007) (Reverb Rehab)


The following songs were not broadcast due to technical issues, I promise they will be included in a future edition of Seasons Of Change:
McPhee The wrong time (1972) (McPhee)
Madder Lake Salmon Song + On my way to heaven (April 1973) (Still Point)
Mackenzie Theory World’s the way (July 1973) (Out Of The Blue)
Buffalo Freedom (August 1973) (Volcanic Rock)
Ariel Garden of the frenzied Cortinas + A hard way to go (Dec 1973) (Strange Fantastic Dream)
Madder Lake Mother ship (Mar 1974) (Butterfly Farm)
Star Spangled Banger Don’t you (1973) Star Spangled Banger)


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From the ABC TV show GTK, that seemingly vast treasure chest of early 70's Aussie culture and sounds, twenty-plus minutes of Sydney heavy band Buffalo thundering through a set of their early tunes:

22 June, 2019

Playlist - 22 June 2019

8pm
Anubis Hitchhiking to Byzantium (2018) (Different Stories)
Lemonjuice Smells like London to me (2016) (Lemonjuice E.P.)
Lemonjuice Life in a day (2018) (The Sound Of Strawberry)
Dragon Darkness (1975) (Scented Gardens For The Blind)
Dragon Patina (1974) (Universal Radio)
Dragon The Dreaded Moroczy Bind (1977) (non-album b-side to single “This time”, from the “Sunshine” album)
Steve Hackett Dancing with the moonlit knight (live, 2014) (2014) (Genesis Revisited: Live At The Royal Albert Hall)
9pm
Frost* Black light machine (2006) (Milliontown)
It Bites The Last escape (2012) (Map Of The Past / Prog Rocks Vol.3)
Utopia Swing to the right (1982) (Swing To The Right)
Pink Floyd Wots…Uh, the deal (1972) (Obscured By Clouds)
Pink Floyd Mudmen (1972) (Obscured By Clouds)
Steve Hackett The ballad of the decomposing man (1979) (Spectral Mornings)
A Lonely Crowd Dragonfly (2011) (User Hostile)
Ben Rogers Instrumental Asylum Seasons of change (2007) (Reverb Rehab)

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A little more from Melbourne band A Lonely Crowd:



13 June, 2019

Playlist - 15 June 2019

Tonight, re-living some of the sounds heard at The Gov last Sunday night with UK band Haken and Adelaide band Southern Empire; plus, this weekend, the Seasons Of Change Birthday Book features Mike Rudd (Spectrum, Ariel, and many more), Steve Walsh (Kansas) and Ian Mosley (Trace, Marillion).

8pm
Haken    Falling back to Earth (2013) (The Mountain)
Haken    1985 (live) (2018) (L-1VE)
Southern Empire    Cries for the lonely (2018) (Civilisation)
Arcane    Promise (Part 2) (2015) (Known/Learned)
9pm
Spectrum    Trust me (1971) (Milesago)
Murtceps    We are indelible (1972) (Warts Up Your Nose)
Ariel    Men in Grey Raincoats (1975) (Rock & Roll Scars)
Ariel    And if it wasn't for you (1973) (A Strange Fantastic Dream)
Spectrum    Sensible shoes (2003) (Series One – Seasons Of Change)
Kansas    Magnum opus (1976) (Leftoverture)
Steve Walsh    Glossolalia (2000) (Glossolia)
Kansas   Dust in the wind (1977) (Point Of Know Return)
Marillion    Easter (1997) (Seasons End)
Ben Rogers Instrumental Asylum    Seasons of change (2007) (Reverb Rehab)

Seasons Of Change thanks the sponsors of your local radio station PBA-FM and encourages you to support them too - see the PBA-FM website for more information.

From Brisbane band Arcane, a promo video for another song from their Known/Learned album:

08 June, 2019

Playlist - 8 June 2019

8pm
Dr John    Right place wrong time (1973) (In The Right Place)
Freedom To Glide    Undertones of war + The right within the wrong (2019) (Seed)
The Wild Cherries    I’m the sea (stop killing me) (1971) (Single only / Golden Miles: Australian Progressive Rock 1969-1974)
Brian Auger, Julie Driscoll & The Trinity    Season of the witch (1967) (Open)
Renaissance    Carpet of the sun (1973) (Ashes Are Burning)
Pendragon    This green and pleasant land (2011) (Passion)
9pm
Lobby Loyde    G.O.D. (live) (1973 / 2019) (Summer Jam)
Deep Purple    Perfect Strangers (live, 1987) (Nobody’s Perfect)
Jon Lord    November calls (2004) (Beyond The Notes)
Uriah Heep    The magician’s birthday (1972) (The Magician’s Birthday)
Dr John    On the wrong side of the railroad tracks (1999) (Duke Elegant)

Seasons Of Change thanks the sponsors of your local radio station PBA-FM and encourages you to support them too - see the PBA-FM website for more information.

The sight and sound of Lobby, 2006:
Lobby Loyde & The Coloured Balls - GOD (Guitar Over Drive) (Last ever performance)

01 June, 2019

Playlist - 1 June 2019

8pm
Fraternity Seasons of Change (1971) (single only / Golden Miles: Australian Progressive Rock 1969 - 1974, compilation)
Steve Hackett Firth of Fifth (live, 2013) (Genesis Revisited: Live At Royal Albert Hall)
Porcupine Tree Arriving somewhere but not here (live, 2012) (Octane Twisted)
Gong Isle of everywhere (live) (1977) (Live etc)
Ozric Tentacles Sultana Detrii (live) (2001) (Pyramidion)
9pm
Anubis Pages of stone (live) (2019) (Lights Of Change: Live In Europe 2018)
Sebastian Hardie Four Moments suite: Glories shall be released + Dawn of our sun + Journey through our dreams + Everything is real (live, 1994) (1997) (Live in LA)
Rush Distant early warning (live) (1989) (A Show Of Hands)
Premiata Forneria Marconi (PFM) Mister Nine ‘till Five (live) (1972/2010) (Cook, re-issue)
Ben Rogers Instrumental Asylum Seasons of change (2007) (Reverb Rehab)

Seasons Of Change thanks the sponsors of your local radio station PBA-FM and encourages you to support them too - see the PBA-FM website for more information.

Here's a slightly mangled mashup of Sebastian Hardie on Australian TV in the mid 1970's, interspersed with more recent footage:

25 May, 2019

Playlist - 25 May 2019

Tonight, music from 2 Australian bands due to hit town during June/July (Voyager and Ne Obliviscaris) plus Adelaide band Southern Empire (scheduled to support UK band Haken at their imminent Adelaide gig); and in the Birthday Book this weekend, Neil Finn, Robby Steinhardt (Kansas) and Brian Davison (The Nice, Refugee).

8pm
Freedom To Glide Rain (Part 1) (2013) (Rain)
Freedom To Glide Exit wound (let it go) (2016) (Fall, bonus track)
Freedom To Glide Broken road (2019) (Seed, advance track)
Haken Visions (live) (2018) (L-1VE)
Southern Empire Goliath's moon (2018) (Civilisation)
9pm
Split Enz Years go by (1984) (See Ya Round)
Neil Finn The climber (2001) (One Nil)
Split Enz Message to my girl (live, NZ, 1993) (ExtravagENZa / Greatest Hits: Live)
Kansas Paradox (1977) (Point Of Know Return)
Refugee Ritt Mickly (1973) (Refugee)
Ne Obliviscaris Eyrie (2017) (Urn)
Voyager Brightstar (2019) (single only)

Seasons Of Change thanks the sponsors of your local radio station PBA-FM and encourages you to support them too - see the PBA-FM website for more information.

Do you need more colour, movement and music? Here is all three, care of Neil Finn's own Youtube channel, with Split Enz and "Things":

18 May, 2019

Playlist - 18 May 2019

8pm
Rush    The Spirit of Radio (1980) (Permanent Waves)
Unitopia    More than a dream (2005) (More Than A Dream)
Drawn From Bees    Lights on (2010) (Fear Not The Footsteps Of The Departed)
Big Big Train    The transit of Venus across the sun (live) (2018) (Merchants Of Light)
Gavin O’Loghlen & Cotter’s Bequest    Silbury Hill (1998) (My Mother’s Country)
Gavin O’Loghlen & Cotter’s Bequest    Kapunda 1856 The Cornish Miners (2006) (Land Of The Vast Horizon)
Andy Salvanos    Lightwaves (2019) (digital single)
Midnight Oil    River runs red (1990) (Blue Sky Mining)
9pm
Bill Bruford’s Earthworks    My heart declares a holiday (1987) (Earthworks)
King Crimson    Red (1974) (Red)
Yes    Five percent for nothing + Heart of the sunrise (1972) (Fragile)
Rick Wakeman    Catherine of Aragon (1973) (The Six Wives Of Henry VIII)
Yes    Wonderous stories (1977) (Going For The One)
The Wild Cherries    I’m the sea (stop killing me) (1971) (Single only / Golden Miles: Australian Progressive Rock 1969-1974)
The Wild Cherries    Krome plated yabby (1967) (single only / Down Under Nuggets)
Lobby Loyde    Relgon hall (Home of Lord Nezim) (1976/2006) (Beyond Morgia: The Labyrinths of Klimster)
The Purple Hearts   Early in the morning (1966) (single only)
Ben Rogers Instrumental Asylum    Seasons of change (2007) (Reverb Rehab)

Seasons Of Change thanks the sponsors of your local radio station PBA-FM and encourages you to support them too - see the PBA-FM website for more information.

It's highly recommended to check out the official Drawn From Bees Youtube channel, for a plethora of interesting  promo videos from some talented people:
Drawn From Bees playing "Stand against the storm", live in 2012...
and a more recent promo video featuring animation by Ainsley Herd...


11 May, 2019

Playlist - 11 May 2019

8pm
Toehider    Toe hider + Jesuitmont (2009/2011) (Toe Hider EP / Toehider The First Six)
Madder Lake    Heavy weather + Calling (2013) (World)
Roine Stolt’s The Flower King    Rio Grande (2019) (Manifesto Of An Alchemist)
Porcupine Tree    Piano Lessons (1998) (Stupid Dream)
Quiet Child    HSwMS (2019) (Clara)
Dave Gilmour    Comfortably numb (live) (2006) (Live In Gdansk)
9pm
Haken    Veil (2018) (Vector)
Southern Empire    Innocence & Fortune (2018) (Civilisation)
Traffic    Paper sun (1967) (single only)
Traffic    Freedom rider (1970) (John Barleycorn Must Die)
Steve Winwood    Higher love (1986) (Back In The High Life)
Doug Woods & Colin Powell    Asgard (the realm of the Aesir) (2019) (Vikings)
Toehider    I just listen to whatever’s on the radio (2009/2011) (In All Honesty EP / Toehider The Last Six)
Ben Rogers Instrumental Asylum    Seasons of change (2007) (Reverb Rehab)


Seasons Of Change thanks the sponsors of your local radio station PBA-FM and encourages you to support them too - see the PBA-FM website for more information.

Here's more from the re-booted Madder Lake circa 2013, a promo video for a song from their World album, with cameo from Mike Rudd (Spectrum) from the 2:50 mark (blink and, yes, you'll miss it):


04 May, 2019

Playlist - 4 May 2019

8pm
Sebastian Hardie    Rosanna (1975) (four moments)
Mario Millo    Epic III (1979) (Epic III)
In Continuum    Scavengers (2019) (Acceleration Theory)
Sound Of Contact    Not coming down (2013) (Dimensionaut)
Freedom To Glide    Names in the stone + Toll (2016) (Fall)
Andy Salvanos    Transform (2016) (Transform)
Blood Ceremony    Hop toad (2008) (Blood Ceremony)
9pm
Camel    Rajaz (1999) (Rajaz)
Camel    City life + Nude + Drafted (1981) (Nude)
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard   Tetrachromacy + Searching + The fourth colour (2017) (Polygondwanaland)
Lifesigns   Cardington (2017) (Cardington)
Subaubible Hum   Science maketh the scientist (2006) (In Time For Spring, On Came The Snow)
Ben Rogers Instrumental Asylum    Seasons of change (2007) (Reverb Rehab)

Here's almost 9 minutes of King Gizzard recorded live at Radio KEXP, Seattle, with a little more from the terrific Polygondwanaland album:

27 April, 2019

Playlist - 27 April 2019

8pm
Drawn From Bees    The well draws no water (2012) (The May Queen And His Paper Crown)
Transience    Chimera (2013) (Transience EP)
Transience    Nails (2015) (Temple)
Circadian Pulse    Hourglass (2012) (In The Blink Of An Eye)
Circadian Pulse    Transcending evolution (2018) (Elements Of Existence)
Badfinger    Timeless (1973/2013) (Ass / Timeless...The Musical Legacy Of Badfinger)
9pm
Steeleye Span    Overture + The Dark Morris Song + The good witch + Wintersmith (2013) (Wintersmith)
Dave Greenslade    A-Tuin the Turtle (1994) (Tales from the Discworld: Terry Pratchett)
Curved Air    Metamorphosis (1973) (Air Cut)
UK    In the dead of night (1978) (UK)
Roxy Music    Both ends burning (1975) (Siren)
Subaudible Hum    Science maketh the scientist (2006) (In Time For Spring, On Came The Snow)
Steeleye Span    We shall wear midnight (2013) (Wintersmith)
Ben Rogers Instrumental Asylum    Seasons of change (2007) (Reverb Rehab)

Seasons Of Change thanks the sponsors of your local radio station PBA-FM and encourages you to support them too - see the PBA-FM website for more information.

From Circadian Pulse via their own Youtube channel, a promo video for the song "Hourglass":

19 April, 2019

Playlist - 20 April 2019

For Easter Saturday, a special show featuring Camel recorded live in concert in 1975 with a performance of their instrumental concept album "The Snow Goose". There's also classic Australian music from G. Wayne Thomas, plus (more recently) Aragon and Unitopia. From the Seasons Of Change Birthday Book, drummer Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater and way too many other projects to list in full, including Transatlantic and most recently Sons Of Apollo).

8pm
Yes    Into the lens (1980) (Drama)
Asia    Time again (1982) (Asia)
Magnum    The spirit (1982) (Chase The Dragon)
Aragon    Rocking Horse (Act 2) (2018) (single only)
Transatlantic    Overture and Whirlwind (2009) (The Whirlwind)
Sons Of Apollo    God of the sun (2018) (Psychotic Symphony)
9pm
G. Wayne Thomas    The morning of the earth (1972) (The Morning Of The Earth)
Unitopia    Easter (2013) (Covered Mirror Vol.1)
Andy Salvanos    Tranquility (2007) (Closer)
Camel    The Snow Goose: The Great Marsh / Rhayader / Rhayader goes to town / Sanctuary / Fritha / The Snow Goose / Flight of the snow goose / Preparation / Dunkirk (live, 1975) (A Live Record)
Monty Python   Always look on the bright side of life (Life Of Brian, soundtrack)

Seasons Of Change thanks the sponsors of your local radio station PBA-FM and encourages you to support them too - see the PBA-FM website for more information.

From more recent times (2014), Andy Latimer and Camel with part of a performance of The Snow Goose:

11 April, 2019

Playlist - 13 April 2019

Another in an occasional series of programs focused on and around the "head music" scene in the capital cities around Australia, tonight moving from early 1971 to 1972 and featuring The Masters Apprentices (Adelaide), Company Caine, Daddy Cool, Spectrum and The Wild Cherries (Melbourne), Bakery (Perth), Blackfeather, Flake and Wendy Saddington (Sydney)

8pm
Blackfeather Seasons of change + Mango’s theme (Apr 1971) (At The Mountains Of Madness)
Blackfeather Tomorrow never knows (live on GTK, Mar 1971) (At The Mountains Of Madness, bonus track)
Bakery Dying in the dark (July 1971) (Single only, Golden Miles: Australian Progressive Rock 1969-1974)
Bakery Living with a memory (Aug 1972) (Momento)
Wendy Saddington & The Copperwine Backlash blues (live, Jan 1971) (Sept 1971) (Wendy Saddington & The Copperwine Live)
Flake Under the silent tree (Nov 1971, single) (Dec 1971, How’s Your Mother)
Flake Breadalbane (Feb 1974) (B-side of single / Psych Bites: Australian Acid Freakrock 1969-1974)
9pm
Spectrum   Milesago + What the world needs (is a new pair of socks) (Dec 1971) (Milesago)
Company Caine Simple song of spring (Nov 1971) (A Product of a Broken Reality)
Company Caine The day Superman got busted (live on GTK, Apr 1971) (A Product of a Broken Reality, bonus track)
The Masters Apprentices Melodies of St. Kilda/Southern Cross + Thyme to rhyme (Jan 1972) (A Toast To Panama Red )
Daddy Cool Make your stash (Jan 1972) (Sex, Dope, Rock n Roll: Teenage Heaven)
Ben Rogers Instrumental Asylum Seasons of change (2007) (Reverb Rehab)

Seasons Of Change thanks the sponsors of your local radio station PBA-FM and encourages you to support them too - see the PBA-FM website for more information.

Here's a real artefact from 1971, complete with talented lead guitarist John Robinson, whose kaftan doesn't seem to cramp his style - Blackfeather playing "Mango's theme", live in an ABC studio for the TV show GTK:

06 April, 2019

Playlist - 6 April 2019

8pm
Ian Anderson    The secret language of birds (2000) (Secret Language of Birds)
Unitopia    Journey’s friend (2008) (The Garden)
United Progressive Fraternity    Loss Anthem & One More (2019) (Planetary Overload / Prog Issue 96: High Hopes)
Ian Anderson    The secret language of birds Pt.2 (2000) (Secret Language of Birds)
Moon Safari    Constant bloom + Methusaleh’s children (2008) (Blomljud)
9pm
Steve Howe    Resonance (2002) (Skylines)
Yes    Starship Trooper (1971) (The Yes Album)
Asia    Sole survivor (1982) (Asia)
Spectrum    Untitled (1971) (Milesago)
Indelible Murtceps    We are indelible (1972) (Warts Up Your Nose)
Mike Rudd    Lottery (2015) (demo, lyrics by Bill Putt)
Andy Tillison    Two rope swings (2018) (Harmony For Elephants)
Anna Madsen    This is our home (2018) (Harmony For Elephants)
Hats Off Gentleman It’s Adequate    When I was a ship (2019) (Out Of Mind)
Ben Rogers Instrumental Asylum    Seasons of change (2007) (Reverb Rehab)

Seasons Of Change thanks the sponsors of your local radio station PBA-FM and encourages you to support them too - see the PBA-FM website for more information.

Here's a couple of minutes of a sampler promo for the new UPF album:

30 March, 2019

Playlist - 30 March 2019

8pm
Genesis Duchess (1980) (Duke)
Camel Sasquatch (1982) (The Single Factor)
Rush The weapon (1982) (Signals)
Ariel A hard way to go (1974) (Strange Fantastic Dream)
Captain Matchbox Whoopee Band Down undergroundsville (1974) (b-side of Hernando’s Hideaway / bonus track on reissue of Wangaratta Wahini)
Vangelis Antarctica Echoes (1983) (Antarctica OST)
Vangelis (feat. Jon Anderson) So long ago so clear (1975) (Heaven And Hell)
Vangelis Pulstar (1976) (Albedo 0.39)
Ariel Confessions of a psychopathic cowpoke (1974) (Strange Fantastic Dream)
9pm
Billy Thorpe Children of the sun + We’re leaving + We welcome you + Solar anthem (1979) (Children Of The Sun)
Billy Thorpe & The Aztecs Most people I know (1972) (single only, The Complete Havoc Singles)
Focus House of the King (live) (1973/2004) (A History Of Progressive Rock)
Focus Carnival fugue (1973) (Focus III)
Freedom To Glide Silent land (2018) (single only)
Quiet Child The great fade (2019) (Clara)
Ben Rogers Instrumental Asylum Seasons of change (2007) (Reverb Rehab)

Seasons Of Change thanks the sponsors of your local radio station PBA-FM and encourages you to support them too - see the PBA-FM website for more information.

The time, 1972; the place, the Sunbury Rock Festival; for your listening pleasure, Thorpie, who would have celebrated his 73rd birthday yesterday...

23 March, 2019

Playlist - 23 March 2019

Tonight, Seasons Of Change takes a rather hazardous journey though the good, the bad and the (occasionally) ugly musical terrain of cover versions of classic songs….including a pigeon pair of songs originally written by Mike Rudd (Spectrum, Ariel) and re-recorded in 1974 in the UK by Manfred Mann with his Earth Band.

8pm
Annie Haslam    Ripples (1995) (Suppers Ready – Genesis Tribute)
Transatlantic    Return of the giant hogweed (2009) (The Whirlwind)
The Flower Kings    Cinema show (1998) (The Fox Lies Down: A Tribute To Genesis)
London Symphony Orchestra cond. David Palmer, feat Steve Hackett (guitar)    Entangled (2017) (1987) (We Know What We Like: The Music Of Genesis)
Unitopia    Yes medley (2013) (Covered Mirror Vol.1)
Manfred Mann’s Earth Band    Launching Place (1974) (The Good Earth)
9pm
Manfred Mann’s Earth Band    I’ll be gone (1974) (The Good Earth)
Adelaide Symphony Orchestra    Shine on you crazy diamond + Dogs of war (live, 2006) (ASO Plays Pink Floyd)
Dream Theater    Stargazer (2009) (Black Clouds & Silver Linings)
Keith Emerson & Dweezil Zappa    Run like hell (2007) (Pink Box: Songs Of Pink Floyd / Progressive Rock Trilogy)
Transatlantic    Can’t get it out of my head (2014) (Kaleidoscope)
Sky    Vivaldi (1980) (Sky 2)
Ben Rogers Instrumental Asylum    Seasons of change (2007) (Reverb Rehab)

Seasons Of Change thanks the sponsors of your local radio station PBA-FM and encourages you to support them too - see the PBA-FM website for more information.

Here's a cover that didn't make it into the playlist - Spectrum on ABC TV's show GTK in 1970, and their version of Ross Wilson's song "Make your stash", with a tune arranged from "The Planets" by classical composer Gustav Holst. The song eventually ended up in the hands of Manfred Mann in the UK and in 1973, along with new lyrics, got to #9 in the charts as "Joybringer":

16 March, 2019

Playlist - 16 March 2019

8pm
Moon Safari The ghost of flowers past (2008) (Blomljud)
Arcane Instinct (2015) (Known/Learned)
Caligula’s Horse To the wind: Dream the dead + Will’s song + The hands are the hardest (2017) (In Contact)
Touchstone Shadow (2008) (Discordant Dreams)
Lonely Robot Why do we stay (2017) (The Big Dream)
9pm
Dave Gilmour A boat lies waiting (2015) (Rattle That Lock)
Pink Floyd Sheep (1977) (Animals)
Ozric Tentacles A gift of wings (1990) (Erpland)
Three Wise Monkeys Choke (2013) (Perihelion)
Camel Nimrodel/The procession/The white rider (1974) (Mirage)
Andy Salvanos   Mosaik (2018) (Solar Cycles)
Windchase Gypsy (1977) (Symphinity)
Ben Rogers Instrumental Asylum Seasons of change (2007) (Reverb Rehab)

Seasons Of Change thanks the sponsors of your local radio station PBA-FM and encourages you to support them too - see the PBA-FM website for more information.

No surprise that the trippy song by Brisbane band C.Horse has an equally trippy promo video, all inspired by the album cover art:


09 March, 2019

Playlist - 9 March 2019

Tonight, selections from the musical legacy of two wildly different musical souls who passed away during the past week; talented kiwi soul/funk singer Leo De Castro and French jazz pianist Jacques Loussier. Plus in the Birthday Book this weekend, Robin Trower (guitarist with Procol Harum) and Robert Calvert (Hawkwind).
  
8pm
Ariel    I am the laughing man (for Leo) (1975) (B-side to Yeah Tonite single / reissue of Rock & Roll Scars)
King Harvest    Wichita lineman (1971) (single only / Leo de Castro & Friends)
King Harvest    Jumpin’ Jack Flash (Part 1 & Part 2) (1971) (single only / Leo de Castro & Friends)
Friends    Freedom train (1972) (single only / Leo de Castro & Friends)
Friends    B.B. Boogie (1972) (single only / Leo de Castro & Friends)
Johnny Rocco Band    She’s knocking on my door (1975) (Rocco / Leo de Castro & Friends)
Leo De Castro‘s Babylon    Suspicious minds (1978) (single only / Leo de Castro & Friends)
McPhee    Indian rope man (1972) (McPhee)
The Nice    Rondo (1967) (The Thoughts Of Emerlist Davjack)
9pm
Jacques Loussier    Prelude No.1 (1959) (Play Bach No.1)
Jacques Loussier    Prelude No.1 (2000) (Toccata - Jacques Loussier Play Bach)
Jacques Loussier    Concerto in D major (2000) (Toccata - Jacques Loussier Play Bach)
Jacques Loussier    Toccata (1965) (Play Bach At Champs-Elysees)
Hawkwind    Quark, Strangeness and Charm (1977) (Quark, Strangeness and Charm)
Robin Trower    Day of the eagle (1974) (Bridge Of Sighs)
Ben Rogers Instrumental Asylum    Seasons of change (2007) (Reverb Rehab)

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A stunning performance by Leo De Castro from GTK with the Aussie band King Harvest and the first half of their cover of the Rolling Stones song:

And also some classic Jacques with his Trio, filmed here in concert in Leipzig, the town where J.S. Bach composed so much of the music that was to become his formidable legacy...