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Happy New Year! Join us and start the year off right with some of the best progressive rock produced last year, as we begin our Prog-Watch and The Progressive Aspect collaboration on the Best of 2021! We’ll hear music from Raven Sad, Sylvan, Lifesigns, Cyan, The Emerald Dawn, Octarine Sky, and Big Big Train! With brief reviews by our TPA contributors, Tony Colvill, David Edwards, Rob Fisher, Magnus Moar, Bob Mulvey, Jez Rowden, Graham Thomas, Roger Trenwith, and Leo Trimming!

901: Prog-Watch and TPA Best of 2021, Pt. 1



Come take a ride with me on this week’s Prog-Watch and we’ll drive into a Brave New World! (Well every song will be about some world, anyway…the new world, half the world, the real world, a fantasy world, etc.) Soundtrack provided by Michael Penn, The Moody Blues, Big Big Train, Rush, Conspiracy, The Alan Parsons Project, The Strawbs, Kansas, The Electric Light Orchestra, Black Bonzo, David Bowie, Roger Daltrey, Red Bazar, Be Bop Deluxe, and The Anderson Ponty Band!

840: Brave New World


This week’s Prog-Watch is a variety program with a Guest DJ Feature, which will have lots of great stuff—new and old—for your listening pleasure! For my part I’ll be spinning fabulous music from Yes, Big Big Train, Smalltape, Kristoffer Gildenlöw, Gentle Giant, and Texel! I’ll also be mixing in selections from our Guest DJ, Mr. Jean-Marc Bonard of Lausanne, Switzerland! Jean-Marc has selected some fantastic stuff from Airquake, Genesis, Peter Gabriel, Arena, The Who, Marillion, and Caroline Shaw! Come along for a fun ride!

838: Variety with a Guest DJ Feature


THE PROGRESSIVE TRACKS SHOW #427 (“ProgTracks Le Deux Heure”)

A new chapter starts this week at The Progressive Tracks Show… a ‘primetime’ TWO hour show at Progzilla Radio!
Some listeners will have questions about changes to the show:
  – Will Mike change his format?
  – Will he play different music?
  – Will we like the new time slot?
But the most appropriate questions the listeners should have are:
  – Is Mike really ‘appropriate listening’ during tea time?
  – How exactly will Mike squander the extra time Progzilla gave him?    ;o)

  • Big Big Train – “As The Crow Flies” from Grimspound on English Electric Recordings (2017)
  • Peter Hammill – “I Who Have Nothing” from In Translation on Fie! Records (2021)
  • Proportions – “Soulmate” from After All These Years on Proportions (2021)
  • Us, Today – “Pariah” from Beneath The Floorboards on Us, Today (2012)
  • Chafouin – “Désolé de vous le dire” from Désolé de vous le dire on Epicericords (2021)
  • dUASsEMIcOLCHEIASiNVERTIDAS (dSCi) – “Dr. Músculo”  from dSCi-PARPAR Split EP on Gaffer Records (2018)
  • Papangu – “Holoceno” from Holoceno on Papangu (2021)
  • Nebulous Sun – “Come To Pass” from First Tale on Baboonfish (2021)
  • Jono El Grande – “Cheerful in Hell” from Cheerful in Hell – Single on Independent (2021)
  • Ahmik – “Tea (feat. Avocado Haze)” on Where They Are on Ahmik (2021)
  • Us, Today – “Le Deux Le Deux” from TENENEMIES on Us, Today (2015)
  • Neptunian Maximalism – “Solar Drone Ceremony” from Solar Drone Ceremony on Voidhanger Records (2021)

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This week’s Prog-Watch is a themed special called Home Sweet Home! With fabulous music by Peter Gabriel, Magenta, Blind Faith, Genesis, Jon & Vangelis, The Alan Parsons Project, Rod Argent & Colin Blunstone, Big Big Train, Boston, Paul & Linda McCartney, The Electric Light Orchestra, Jethro Tull, Kansas, Big Country, Emerson, Lake & Palmer, and Phil Collins!

828: Home Sweet Home


This week on Prog-Watch my special guest is Nick D’Virgilio, who is perhaps best known as a drummer
and vocalist for Spock’s Beard
and Big Big Train! Nick
and I chat about his illustrious career,
and along the way I’ll be spinning lots of great music from Spock’s Beard
and various side projects in which Nick has participated (including Rewiring Genesis, Deckchair Poets,
and Zorbonauts)! We will also hear a number of tunes from his solo career, including a couple from his wonderful new album ‘Invisible’!

727: In Conversation with Nick D’Virgilio