Podcast – The Prog Mill Christmas Show 2020

Santa Claus playing a red electric guitar with christmas ornament hanging on it isolated over white

Edition 240 of THE PROG MILL for Progzilla Radio (460 in total) – which is The Christmas Show. First broadcast 20 December 2020, is now also available to listen to any time you like or download as a mp3. Two hours of superb melodic and symphonic progressive rock.

This week’s show contains two reviews (with tracks) from The Progressive Aspect with of this years superb albums by Pure Reason Revolution and Lunatic Soul. Our fun, quick fire quiz ‘How Proggy Are You’, and a chance to win a great folk/prog album from Anandammide. Plus your proggy music suggestion and a smattering of prog festive tunes too.

Here’s this week’s playlist (if you don’t want to know in advance – just scroll to the bottom!)

1 Kaprekar’s Constant – All You Wish Yourself (Single)
2 Third Quadrant – One Day (Single)
3 Riven Earth – Upside Down (Space of Time)
4 Anandammide – Lady of the Canyon (Earthly Paradise)
5 Ms Amy Birks – Christmas With You This Year (Single)
6 Hawkestrel – Jingle Bells (SpaceXmas)
7 Pure Reason Revolution – Silent Genesis (Eupnea)
8 Mike Oldfield – In The Beginning/Let There Be Light (The Songs of Distant Earth)
9 Vangelis – So Long Ago – So Clear (Heaven & Hell)
10 Jethro Tull – We Five Kings (The Jethro Tull Christmas Album)
11 Rick Wakeman – Hark! The Herald Angels Sing (Christmas Variations)
12 Lunatic Soul – Summoning Dance (Through Shaded Woods)
13 The Fyreworks – Stowaway (The Fyreworks)
14 Kayak –Ruthless Queen (Phantom of the Night)
15 Marillion – The Carol of the Bells (A Collection of Recycled Gifts)

You can hear The Prog Mill on Progzilla Radio at these times every week (www.progzilla.com/listen – via the tune in and other internet radio apps and platforms – or ask your smart speaker to “Play Radio Progzilla on Tune-In”) :

Sundays 10pm – Midnight UK (2200UTC) – main broadcast
Tuesdays 0300-0500 UK (0300UTC) – For North America – Mon 7pm Pacific/10pm Eastern
Tuesdays 2300-0100UK (2300 UTC) – 1500 Pacific/1800 Eastern
Saturdays 6-8pm UK (1800 UTC) – Family friendly Saturday evening repeat

Plus: A podcast of the show which you can stream anytime or download as a mp3 file is normally online by Monday evening each week, with links here and at progzilla.com/podcasts

Your melodic and symphonic progressive rock music suggestions for the show are very welcome. Just email shaun@progzilla.com, or message via twitter @shaunontheair or facebook.com/theprogmill

And DON’T FORGET – voting for the Prog Mill listeners album of the year closes midnight UK time 31 December, send your top 5 album listing in if you haven’t already!