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Old 05-31-2009, 09:41 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default ABC&T Presents : Your Introduction to Prog


A lot of you out there already know that the prog movement collectively contained more creativity, more skill and more musicality than any other movement out there .. But there are some who are not as fortunate and have yet to discover this amazing treasure trove of music and inspiration. To celebrate our new psych & prog subforum, me, Anteater, Boo Boo and Comus got our heads together and made some recommendations and lists for people who would like get to know prog a little better.

First we made a compilation of 10 tracks that, rather than being (just) famous prog songs would contain music from prog's perhaps more accessible side. Then we made a list of 10 albums people new to prog should check out and then we made yet another list of 10 albums for those who already know the genre, but want to delve a little deeper.

Instead of writing too much about this, let's just get down to business.

ABC&T's "Your Introduction to Prog" Compilation!

As mentioned, we made a comp of songs we thought would be friendly on new listeners ears. We've also tried to think of tracks that will offer something that the others won't so that every track is sufficiently unique. Last, we thought less is more and decided to not overdo it. Thus, this comp, like our lists, contains 10 tracks for your listening pleasure.

Tracklist :

(band - album (year) - song)
  1. Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here (1975) - Welcome to the Machine
  2. Yes - Close to the Edge (1972) - Siberian Khatru
  3. King Crimson - Red (1974) - Red
  4. Rush - Moving Pictures (1981) - Red Barchetta
  5. Genesis - Selling England by the Pound (1973) - Dancing with the Moonlit Knight
  6. Caravan - In the Land of Grey and Pink (1971) - In the Land of Grey and Pink
  7. Gentle Giant - Octopus (1972) - The Advent of Panurge
  8. Gong - Angel's Egg (1973) - Sold to the Highest Buddah
  9. Camel - Breathless (1978) - Echoes
  10. Jan Dukes de Grey - Mice and Rats in the Loft (1971) - Mice and Rats in the Loft

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Hope you enjoy

ABC&T's 10 Recommended Albums For The Advanced Listener

Before we get on to the beginner's list, we've compiled a 10 albums list of recommendations for those who have already passed the entry levels of prog and feel ready to delve deeper into the genre. Many of these albums are quirky and unique and all have a lot to offer those who are willing to give them a go. The list goes as follows :
  • Jan Dukes de Grey - Mice and Rats in the Loft (1971)
  • Premiata Forneria Marconi - Per Un Amico (1972)
  • Mahavishnu Orchestra - The Inner Mounting Flame (1971)
  • Samla Mammas Manna - Mňltid (1973)
  • Harmonium - Si on avait besoin d'une cinquiŔme saison (1975)
  • Bacamarte - Depois du Fi (1983)
  • Capability Brown - Voice (1973)
  • Magma - Mekan´k Destrukt´w Kommand÷h (1973)
  • Soft Machine - Third (1970)
  • Gong - Angel's Egg (1973)
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