UK Prog, Volume 4: Breakthrough

Here’s where things really start to get fun. Prog was in full swing by the middle of 1969, and the various subgenres were starting to shake out. By the following year, so many bands would be playing in this space that it gets hard to keep track of them all. But here we have the pioneers, some of whom only lasted long enough to make one album before giving way to others. Get this mix here.

  1. King Crimson: 21st Century Schizoid Man 7:21
  2. Van Der Graaf Generator: Orthenthian St. 6:19
  3. Blossom Toes: Peace Loving Man 4:53
  4. Pink Floyd: Careful with That Axe, Eugene 8:51
  5. Skin Alley: Night Time 5:37
  6. The Soft Machine: Esther’s Nose Job, part 5: 10:30 Returns to the Bedroom 4:13
  7. Third Ear Band: Ghetto Raga 10:31
  8. Andromeda: Too Old 5:00
  9. Synanthesia: Morpheus 5:51
  10. Renaissance: Wanderer 4:05
  11. Pentangle: Lyke-Wake Dirge 3:37
  12. Jethro Tull: Living in the Past 3:18
  13. Colosseum: The Valentyne Suite: a) Theme One: January’s Speech b) Theme Two: February’s Valentyne c) Theme Three: the Grass Is Always Greener 16:56  

Volume One: Mix. Notes.

Volume Two: Mix. Notes.

Volume Three: Mix. Notes