May 292010

The first in a new occasional series of podcasts from the creators of The European Perspective, and going out in the same weekly ‘slot’ on The Dividing Line!

‘Castaways’ is inspired by (some may say ripped off from) the long-running and popular show on BBC Radio 4, ‘Desert Island Discs’, in which guests are asked to select the pieces of music they would take with them if they had to live alone on a desert island. As you might expect I’ve ‘progged up’ the format somewhat, and will be asking my guests to choose ten albums they’d have with them on their sojourn, together with a selection of individual songs to comprise a ‘mix tape’ – basically, enough music to fill a European Perspective length show.

My first guest is Martin Morgan, the driving force behind Yak, and, indeed, the first ever guest on The European Perspective way back in November 2008. As well as choosing an excellent selection for the show, Martin also talk a little about the next Yak album, The Quest For The Stones, and joins me in making short work of quite a lot of Hob Nobs.

Yak’s most recent album, The Journey Of The Yak, is available from the Yak website at – all proceeds from the album go towards supporting the Tower Hill Stables Animal Sanctuary, run by Martin and his partner Fiona. If you like instrument symphonic progressive rock – and who doesn’t? – then you could do much worse than buy it.

Hope you all enjoy the show – I’d be interested to hear everyone’s views on the format!

Martin’s album selections were as follows:

  • Camel – Music Inspired By The Snow Goose, 1975
  • Yes – Close To The Edge, 1972
  • Camel – Moonmadness, 1976
  • Zinc – The Green Album, 1983
  • Yes – Going For The One, 1977
  • UK – Danger Money, 1979
  • Rick Wakeman – The Myths And Legends Of King Arthur, 1975
  • Steve Hillage – Open, 1979
  • Bo Hansson – Lord Of The Rings, 1972
  • Camel – I Can See Your House From Here, 1979
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  3 Responses to “Castaways – Martin Morgan”

  1. Terrific programme, I enjoyed it immensely.
    I remember most of these when they first came out.
    Shall look forward to the next prog!
    Bernie Dawson

  2. Thanks for your feedback, Bernie – hope you continue to enjoy the show!


  3. Hi
    Just finished listening to the podcast, great show, great music.
    regards, Noel

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