Prog-Watch 517 - Variety

This week's Prog-Watch features an appreciable and astonishing amalgamation of Progressive Rock for your auditory amusement! Hear music from Tangekanic, Sweet, Kino, World Trade, Frequency Drift, Steve Hackett, Tears for Fears, Comedy Of Errors, Barclay James Harvest, Now In Colour, Art Griffin's Sound Chaser, Terry Draper, and Rausch! An amazing assortment, eh?  

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Prog-Watch 516 - In Conversation with Ken Hensley, Pt. 1

Ken Hensley is a self-proclaimed survivor...a veteran of the mega rock star days of the 1970s, and a music business machine that would just as soon grind  up, spit out, and replace band members, rather than stop the money stream long enough for them to get help for addictions or other problems. In a career going back more than 50 years, his compositions and versatile musicianship put Uriah Heep on the map and then sustained a solo career and various bands, collaborations, and projects up through today. I was lucky enough to catch up with Ken a few weeks ago and chat at length with him about his illustrious career and his most recent project, a solo anthology called Rare And Timeless, driven and curated by Ken himself, and done in conjunction with BMG and Pledge  Music. This week I am proud to present some of that interview and a  “Heeping” helping of great Ken Hensley music! (Part Two will follow in a  few weeks.)

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Prog-Watch 517 - Variety

This week's Prog-Watch is another one of those mash-ups that I like to refer to as a variety show...just a bunch of great progressive rock, new and old, but with an emphasis on the new(er). We'll hear music from Yes, Neal Morse, Renaissance, Flying Colors, Karibow, Flutatious, Steven Wilson, Kino, Riverside & Vinegar Joe! Get out of your brain on the Prog-Watch 515! 

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Prog-Watch 515 - Variety

This week's Prog-Watch is another one of those mash-ups that I like to refer to as a variety show...just a bunch of great progressive rock, new and old, but with an emphasis on the new(er). We'll hear music from Yes, Neal Morse, Renaissance, Flying Colors, Karibow, Flutatious, Steven Wilson, Kino, Riverside & Vinegar Joe! Get out of your brain on the Prog-Watch 515! 

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Prog-Watch 514 - A Tribute To Ray Thomas

I love the Moody Blues, and I loved Ray Thomas. Late last year I had even resolved to attempt to contact him and interview him for this program. Sadly, that would never come to be as he left this world in early January of this year. So my idea to do a retrospective feature on a legendary man and his music became a tribute to a beloved figure, whom I was never lucky enough to meet, but feel like I knew through his songs. This tribute program covers much of his career with the Moody Blues and a few from his two wonderful solo albums from the mid-1970s. I respectfully dedicated it to Ray's family and all who knew and loved him.

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Prog-Watch 514 - A Tribute To Ray Thomas

I love the Moody Blues, and I loved Ray Thomas. Late last year I had even resolved to attempt to contact him and interview him for this program. Sadly, that would never come to be as he left this world in early January of this year. So my idea to do a retrospective feature on a legendary man and his music became a tribute to a beloved figure, whom I was never lucky enough to meet, but feel like I knew through his songs. This tribute program covers much of his career with the Moody Blues and a few from his two wonderful solo albums from the mid-1970s. I respectfully dedicated it to Ray's family and all who knew and loved him.

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Prog-Watch Special - 101 Dimensions - March 2018-2

I'm at the helm again for this week's 101 Dimensions and here's what I have lined up for you:

1. Duncan Mackay – Song For Witches (from the album Chimera, 1974)

2. Massimo Ruberti – Wilderness/Falling; and Green Cave/Invocation (from the album Granchite Yumtruso, Pt. 2, 2018)

3. Trinity Ward – Attack Angels; White Sands; and Invisible Reflections Of The Machine God (from the album The Majestic, 2016)

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Prog-Watch Special - 101 Dimensions - March 2018-2

I'm at the helm again for this week's 101 Dimensions and here's what I have lined up for you:

1. Duncan Mackay – Song For Witches (from the album Chimera, 1974)

2. Massimo Ruberti – Wilderness/Falling; and Green Cave/Invocation (from the album Granchite Yumtruso, Pt. 2, 2018)

3. Trinity Ward – Attack Angels; White Sands; and Invisible Reflections Of The Machine God (from the album The Majestic, 2016)

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