Sep 172017


…and we’re back! The two hundred and fiftieth European Perspective – who would have thought I’d still be doing this after all this time? Certainly not me…

Thanks to everyone who has made enquiries about the show, and its return to the podsphere. It wouldn’t be half as much fun without you.

To mark this landmark I’ve asked a number of regular listeners and musicians in the progressive rock arena to list their ten favourite albums released since the year 2000. There’s a total of 250, and over the next shows I’ll be unveiling them piecemeal. The first selection is from Mike Morton, composer and lead singer with The Gift, a regular favourite on the show. Mike’s selections are fascinating, and really not what you’d think from a gent who by his own admission is a huge lover of Seventies’ progressive rock.

Also, of course, Martin Hutchinson is back with another set of Progradar’s Picks!

The Dandy Warhols – Bohemian Like You (03:32) from Thirteen Tales From Urban Bohemia, 2000
Steven Wilson – Nowhere Now (04:04) from To The Bone, 2017
Discipline – The Body Yearns (09:25) from Captives Of The Wine Dark Sea, 2017
Sky Architect – Dune (06:26) from Nomad, 2017
My Tricksy Spirit – Always With You (08:18) from My Tricksy Spirit, 2017
Schnauser – The Monday Club (07:44) from Irritant, 2017
Valdez – Colorado/Smile For The Camera (17:22) from This, 2017

The European Perspective Top 250 – Mike Morton
Frost* – Hyperventilate (07:32) from Milliontown, 2006
Spock’s Beard – The Great Nothing (27:02:00) from V, 2000
Mothertongue – A Poem that the Sky Wrote (03:37) from Unsongs, 2016
The Dear Hunter – Waves (04:12) from Act IV: Rebirth In Reprise, 2015
Bigelf – The Evils of Rock and Roll (06:37) from Cheat the Gallows, 2008
Porcupine Tree – Arriving Somewhere But Not Here (12:02) from Deadwing, 2005
Steven Wilson – Home Invasion/Regret #9 (11:25) from Hand. Cannot. Erase., 2015
It Bites – The Tall Ships (06:17) from The Tall Ships, 2008
The Neal Morse Band – Broken Sky/Long Day (Reprise) (09:59) from The Similitude Of A Dream, 2016
Big Big Train – Curator Of Butterflies (08:45) from English Electric: Full Power, 2013

Steely Dan – Aja (08:01) from Aja, 1977
Rosie Vela – Interlude (04:07) from Zazu, 1986
Radiohead – Polyethylene (Parts 1 & 2) (04:23) from OKNOTOK, 2017

Progradar’s Picks
Blue Rose Code – Over The Fields (For John) (04:11) from The Water Of Leith, 2017
The Wynntown Marshals – Odessa (03:58) from After All These Years, 2017
Nordic Giants – Dystopia (05:31) from Amplify Human Vibration, 2017

Pain Of Salvation – Ending Theme (04:59) from Remedy Lane: Revisited, 2016
Linus Kåse – Winter Season (05:11) from I, 2017
The Tangent – The Sad Story Of Lead and Astatine (16:00) from The Slow Rust Of Forgotten Machinery, 2017
Pink Floyd – Echoes (23:35) from Meddle, 1971

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