UK Prog, Volume 5: 1970a The Hard Stuff

And away we go into the 70s. Honestly, the titles of these volume are afterthoughts, but I think “The Hard Stuff” works on a couple of levels. We’re getting into some of the music that real prog junkies value most highly, for instance, but in a much more real sense, the music is getting more complicated and requiring more skill to play effectively. This volume also explores a bit of the nexus between early prog and early hard rock, something I’ll be devoting an auxiliary volume to later. Download the mix here.

1. Emerson Lake & Palmer: The Barbarian 4:32
2. Curved Air: Vivaldi 7:33
3. T.2.: In Circles 8:38
4. East of Eden: Leaping Beauties for Rudy 7:02
5. Argent: Be Free 3:49
6. Skin Alley: Take Me to Your Leader’s Daughter 8:57
7. Yes: Astral Traveler 5:57
8. Beggar’s Opera: Passacaglia 7:10
9. The Move: Cherry Blossom Clinic Revisited 7:42
10. Egg: Fugue in D Minor 2:50
11. Affinity: Three Sisters 5:00
12. Clear Blue Sky: Journey to the Inside of the Sun: a) Sweet Leaf 8:04
13. Titus Groan: Liverpool 6:04

Volume One: Mix.  Notes
Volume Two: Mix.  Notes
Volume Three: Mix.  Notes 
Volume Four: Mix.  Notes.  

UK Prog, Volume 3: 1968-1969 A Crack in the Chrysalis (Notes)

Volume Three is split between 1968 and 1969. Notes to come in the following post. Obtain the mix here.

  1. Love Sculpture: Sabre Dance 4:51
  2. Second Hand: Mainliner 14:54
  3. The Incredible String Band: The Water Song 2:52
  4. Eric Burdon & the Animals: We Love You Lil 8:20
  5. White Noise: Black Mass: An Electric Storm In Hell 7:22
  6. Rare Bird: Beautiful Scarlet 5:45
  7. Clouds: The Carpenter 3:30
  8. Arzachel: Garden of Earthly Delights 2:48
  9. Pussy: Tragedy in F Minor 5:01
  10. Fairport Convention: Tam Lin 7:12
  11. The Moody Blues: Higher And Higher 4:12
  12. East of Eden: Waterways 6:49
  13. Deep Purple: April 12:03  

Volume One: Mix. Notes.

Volume Two: Mix. Notes