127: Edison’s Review of the Year

Our oldest tradition is to get Ed to compose at least one show per year, by selecting his favourite tracks from the past 12 month’s shows.  This year was particularly fruitful, and we had a good crop of choices, which had to be whittled down a little.  Everybody enjoyed the final result, and we had a max of 20 listeners, which, for Labor Day, was pretty good (so I’m told 🙂 )

We had an unscheduled open mic moment over the start of the last track in the show.  You think we’d be good at this by now, but even the best of us makes mistakes.  As far as I know, Ed does not drive a Ferrari.  Or a Mercedes, come to that.


Title Artists Album Year Show it was in.
I Want A New Drug Huey Lewis & The News Sports 1983 100: Centenary open mic show: No.1 hits
Go Cry on Somebody Else’s Shoulder Frank Zappa Joe’s Corsage 2004 107 Frank Zappa part 2
Can Can Can The Singles 2017 113 Can
Out Of The Blue Roxy Music Viva! 1976 120. John Wetton, part 1
Big Louise Scott Walker Scott 3 1969 121 Scott Walker part 2
Cars Gary Numan The Pleasure Principal 1979 126. Rarities and What-ifs, Part 9
Talk About a Morning (Live) Man Live From London (Live) 2016 126. Rarities and What-ifs, Part 9

The Show

Sample And Hold Bill Bruford Feels Good To Me 1977 101 Bill Bruford part 1
Evensong Yes Union 1991 102 Bill Bruford part 2
Tales of Brave Ulysses Cream I Feel Free: Ultimate Cream 2005 103 Cream
Eminence Front The Who It’s Hard 1982 105 The Who, part 2
Sorrow Pink Floyd The Delicate Sound Of Thunder 1988 106 Pink Floyd, part 4
Spirit of the Air Pat Metheny Orchestrion 2010 109 Pat Metheny
Pieces Of Mind Jack Bruce Band Live ’75 1975 110 Jack Bruce in performance
Abandoned Hall Iain Ballamy MirrorMask 2005 111 MOULa 9th Anniversary
Those About To Die Colosseum Those Who Are About to Die Salute You 1969 112 Jon Hiseman
A Cry From The Heart Barbara Thompson’s  Paraphernalia A Cry From The Heart – Live In London 1988 114 International Women’s Day 2019
Promised Rain Davy Spillane A Place Among The Stones 1994 115 St. Patrick’s Day 2019
Hocus Pocus Focus Moving Waves 1972 116 Focus
Where’s The Girl? The Walker Brothers Portrait [Bonus Track] 1998 117: Scott Walker 1 – The Walker Brothers Years
Night After Night U.K. Night After Night 1979 118 Eddie Jobson
Birdland Weather Report Heavy Weather 1977 119 Weather Report
Easy Money King Crimson Larks’ Tongues In Aspic 1973 120. John Wetton, part 1
I Shot the Sheriff [Live] Eric Clapton 461 Ocean Boulevard 1974 123 Summer Dance set
You Won’t Forget Me (Shirley Horn) Miles Davis The Last Word: The Warner Bros. Years 2001 124 Miles Davis, the Warner Brothers Years.
Life In The Air Age Be Bop Deluxe Tremulous Antenna 2002 125 Be-Bop Deluxe


Footloose and Fancy Free Bill Bruford’s Earthworks A Part, And Yet Apart 1999 102 Bill Bruford part 2
Baba O’Riley The Who Who’s Next 1971 104 The Who, part 1
Caught In The Crossfire John Wetton Caught in the Crossfire 1980 122 John Wetton part 2
What Do You Want From Me Pink Floyd The Division Bell 1994 106 Pink Floyd, part 4
Season Weaver CIALYN Silver Halide Seashine 2019 111 MOULa 9th Anniversary
Superstition Stevie Wonder Talking Book 1972 123 Summer Dance set
Blazing Apostles Be Bop Deluxe Sunburst Finish 1976 125 Be-Bop Deluxe