Radio Free D'ni

37 Vangelis

Broadcast 21st February 2016

Inspiration failed to descend for me, and our friend Janeerah helped out with a set of electronic music featuring Vangelis. His full name is Evangelos Odysseas Papathanassiou, and he first become known in Europe as part of an all-Greek prog rock band Aphrodite’s Child (which had Demis Roussos on vocals) before going solo around 1973.

Vangelis plays almost all the instruments on his albums and he also composes all the tracks, despite being unable to read or write music.  He composes on the keyboard, recording to a multi-track tape machine, and recording the ideas as they come to him, using many different keyboards for each idea.

Edison was once again away from his mixing desk and AlanDJ broadcast the show

Preshow

Title Artists Album Year
101 O2 Fahrenheit  Pictures of You 2008
102 Nairam Kit Watkins  The Gathering Set 1 2008
103 A Night In A Holy Place Uman You Are Here 1999

The Show

201 Needles and Bones Vangelis  Heaven and Hell 1975
202 Pulstar Vangelis  Albedo 0.39 1976
203 Beauborg Excerpt Vangelis  Beauborg 1978
204 Chung Kuo Vangelis  China 1979
205 Reve Vangelis  Reve 1979
206 I Can’t Take It Any More Vangelis  See You Later 1980
207 The Friends of Mr. Cairo Jon and Vangelis  The Friends of Mr. Cairo 1981
208 Antarctica Theme Vangelis  Antarctica 1983
209 Soil Festivities 2 Vangelis  Soil Festivities 1984
210 Elsewhere Vangelis  Mask 1985
211 Message Vangelis  Direct 1988
212 Blade Runner Vangelis  Blade Runner 1982
213 Ask The Mountains (vocals Stina Nordenstam) Vangelis  Voices 1995
214 El Greco Vangelis  El Greco 1998

Postshow

301 Soil Festivities 1 Vangelis  Soil Festivities 1984

MOULa 6th Anniversary: Mysty Music Show

Preshow

Echoes Pink Floyd Meddle 1994
A Rainbow in Curved Air Terry Riley A Rainbow in Curved Air 1971

The Show

Myst Theme Robyn Miller Myst – Soundtrack 1998
Bonus – Fireplace Theme Robyn Miller Myst – Soundtrack 1998
Finale – Finale Robyn Miller Myst – Soundtrack 1998
Fissure Soundtrack Riven 1997
Main Theme Soundtrack Myst III Exile 2001
Theme From Amateria Soundtrack Myst III Exile 2001
Main Theme Jack Wall Myst IV Revelation OST 2004
Curtains Peter Gabriel Myst IV Revelation OST 2004
End of Ages Tim Larkin Myst V Soundtrack 2005
Atrus Open Tim Larkin Uru – Ages Beyond Myst OST 2003
Air Stream Tim Larkin Uru – Ages Beyond Myst OST 2003
The Bahro Tim Larkin Uru – Ages Beyond Myst OST 2003
Badlands Tim Larkin Uru – Ages Beyond Myst OST 2003
Burn You Up, Burn You Down Peter Gabriel single 2003
1des100 et la crevasse du volcan Olivier Maurey L’Age des Sons 2010
De la nuit de Minkata aux etoiles de Riven Olivier Maurey L’Age des Sons 2010
Torus, l’Age des Interactions Olivier Maurey L’Age des Sons 2 2013
Spread-Spectrum CIALYN CIALYN – LP 2015
Pareilodia CIALYN CIALYN – LP 2015
Afflux CIALYN CIALYN – LP 2015
A Striped Circle Aylahn Striped Circle 2013
dessent Turjan Aylahn Tadjinar 2008

36 A History of Enya

Broadcast 7th February 2016

Preshow and postshow is Clannad, all unfortunately without Enya…

Eithné Ny Brennan, or to use her stage name, Enya, began as a member of the family band, Clannad but went solo very quickly, not being happy as a junior member of a large musical clan.

AlanDJ was not present for this show.

Preshow

Title Artist  Album Year
101 Caislean Óir Clannad  Macalla 1985
102 Thíos Fá’n Chósta Clannad  Magical Ring 1983
103 Turas Domhsa chon na Galldachd Clannad  Nádúr 2013
104 Buachaill an Éirne Clannad  Macalla 1985
105 Theme from Harry’s Game Clannad  Magical Ring 1983
106 Tobar an tSaoil Clannad  Nádúr 2013
107 Closer to Your Heart Clannad  Macalla 1985
108 Ancient Forest Clannad  Legend 1984
109 Something to Believe In Clannad  Sirius 1987
110 In a Lifetime Clannad  Macalla 1985
111 The Fishing Blues Clannad  Nádúr 2013
112 Now Is Here Clannad  Legend 1984

The Show

201 The Celts Enya The Celts 1986
202 To Go Beyond (I) Enya The Celts 1986
203 Fairytale Enya The Celts 1986
204 To Go Beyond (II) Enya The Celts 1986
205 Cursum Perficio Enya Watermark 1988
206 Miss Clare Remembers Enya Watermark 1988
207 Storms In Africa Enya Watermark 1988
208 The Longships Enya Watermark 1988
209 Shepherd Moons Enya Shepherd Moons 1991
210 Afer Ventus Enya Shepherd Moons 1991
211 Smaointe Enya Shepherd Moons 1991
212 Pax Deorum Enya The Memory Of Trees 1995
213 Hope Has a Place Enya The Memory Of Trees 1995
214 Athair Ar Neamh Enya The Memory Of Trees 1995
215 The Memory of Trees Enya The Memory Of Trees 1995
216 Only If… Enya Paint The Sky With Stars – The Best Of Enya 1997
217 Wild Child Enya A Day Without Rain 2000
218 Tempus Vernum Enya A Day Without Rain 2000
219 Pilgrim Enya A Day Without Rain 2000
220 Lazy Days Enya A Day Without Rain 2000
221 Less Than A Pearl Enya Amarantine 2005
222 The River Sings Enya Amarantine 2005
223 Drifting Enya Amarantine 2005
224 Journey of the Angels Enya And Winter Came 2008
225 Stars and Midnight Blue Enya And Winter Came 2008
226 My! My! Time Flies! Enya And Winter Came 2008
227 The Forge of the Angels Enya Dark Sky Island 2015
228 The Loxian Gate Enya Dark Sky Island 2015
229 Echoes In Rain Enya Dark Sky Island 2015
230 Remember Your Smile Enya Dark Sky Island 2015

Postshow

301 Turning Tide Clannad  Sirius 1987
302 I See Red Clannad  Magical Ring 1983
303 River of Dreams Clannad  Nádúr 2013
304 In Search of a Heart Clannad  Sirius 1987
305 Journey’s End Clannad  Macalla 1985

35 David Bowie

There was deep sadness all over the world when another iconic performer died on January 10th 2016.  David Bowie had been diagnosed with liver cancer in late 2014 but told few people outside his immediate family.  He had successfully kept his public and private lives separate for most of his career, and did not want to change that now.  He continued to work on his final album, ‘Blackstar’, until the end of 2015 and it was released on his 69th birthday, just two days before his death.  Blackstar is a very deliberate final album and it (and its associated videos) contains many images and references that people more knowledgeable than I have identified as death rituals, references to his past and his family.

We felt that it was not possible to do justice to the breadth of his career and appeal on our own, so asked the forum to give us their suggestions too.  Many thanks to Acorn1, Max and Boywhith (Tom) for their help.

We finished the set with Blackstar (if you haven’t seen the video, go and look for it.  Sit down first) and start with Changes.  Postshow went on for longer than usual too, and finished with Changes as well.  Edison was not at his desk, so this was another show broadcast by AlanDJ with Malaclypse in attendance on the plaza.

Preshow – stash diving as usual, in the middle of the ‘B’s

Title Artists Album Year
101 Empty Pages Blood, Sweat & Tears No Sweat 1973
102 Touchdown Bob James Touchdown 1978
103 Another Night in Tunisia Bobby McFerrin+The Manhattan Transfer Vocalese 1985
104 What Can I Say Boz Scaggs Silk Degrees 1976
105 Jump Street Boz Scaggs Silk Degrees 1976
106 Pinball Brian Protheroe Pinball 1974
107 Levitate Bruce Hornsby And The Noisemakers Levitate 2009
108 Dancing In The Dark Bruce Springsteen Born In The U.S.A. 1984

The Show

201 Changes David Bowie Hunky Dory 1971
202 Andy Warhol (T) David Bowie  Hunky Dory 1971
203 Heroes (A) David Bowie  Heroes 1977
204 Ziggy Stardust David Bowie  Ziggy Stardust 1972
205 Loving the Alien (M) David Bowie  Tonight 1985
206 Kooks David Bowie  Hunky Dory 1971
207 Queen Bitch David Bowie  Hunky Dory 1971
208 Big Brother/Chant of the Ever Circling Skeletal Family (T) David Bowie  Diamond Dogs 1974
209 Peace on Earth David Bowie and Bing Crosby  TV show 1977
210 New Career in a New Town (M) David Bowie  Low 1977
211 Yassassin (T) (M) David Bowie  Lodger 1979
212 Under Pressure (A) Queen and David Bowie  single 1981
213 This Is Not America (A) Pat Metheney Group and David Bowie  single 1985
214 Buddha of Suburbia (M) David Bowie  The Buddha of Suburbia 1993
215 The Wedding Song (M) David Bowie  White Tie, Black Noise 1993
216 John, I’m Only Dancing David Bowie  single 1972
217 Suffragette City (A) David Bowie  Ziggy Stardust 1972
218 Diamond Dogs David Bowie  Diamond Dogs 1974
219 Fashion David Bowie  Scary Monsters 1980
220 Modern Love David Bowie  Let’s Dance 1983
221 Fame (T) David Bowie  Young Americans 1975
222 Golden Years David Bowie  Station to Station 1976
223 Let’s Dance David Bowie  Let’s Dance 1983
224 Rebel Rebel David Bowie  Diamond Dogs 1974
225 Blackstar (T) David Bowie  Blackstar 2016

Postshow

301 Sound and Vision David Bowie  Low 1977
302 The Jean Genie David Bowie  Aladdin Sane 1973
303 Space Oddity David Bowie  Space Oddity 1969
304 Station to Station David Bowie  Station to Station 1976
305 Young Americans David Bowie  Young Americans 1975
306 Oh! You Pretty Things David Bowie  Hunky Dory 1971
307 Unwashed and Somewhat Slightly Dazed (M) David Bowie  Space Oddity 1969
308 Let’s Dance David Bowie  Let’s Dance 1983
309 1984 (M) David Bowie  Diamond Dogs 1974
310 Rock’n’Roll Suicide David Bowie  The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust 1972
311 Life on Mars? David Bowie  Hunky Dory 1971
312 Elegy Colosseum  Valentyne Suite 1970
313 The Weaver’s Answer Family  Family Entertainment 1971
314 Sweet Thing David Bowie  Diamond Dogs 1974
315 Somebody Up There Likes Me David Bowie  Young Americans 1975
316 Word on a Wing David Bowie  Station to Station 1976
317 Letter to Hermione (M) David Bowie  Space Oddity 1969
318 Kooks David Bowie  Hunky Dory 1971
319 Starman David Bowie  The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust 1972
320 Do Anything You Say David Bowie  1966 1966
321 Ricochet David Bowie  Let’s Dance 1983
322 Word on a Wing (Live) (M) David Bowie  Station to Station 1976
323 Changes David Bowie  Hunky Dory 1971

 

34 Return To Bass

A second show featuring bassists, solo and in the groups they played with, tinged with some sadness as Lemmy Kilminster had passed away suddenly over the Christmas holiday.  The other bassists were Donald “Duck” Dunne, Jack Bruce and John Wetton.

Two tracks in the postshow have an elegiac intention, Family’s ‘The Weaver’s Answer’ and Colosseum’s ‘Elegy’.

Preshow: Stash diving once more, into the “B”‘s

Title Artists  Album Year
101 Flirt Bill Bruford & Michiel Borstlap  In Two Minds 2007
102 In A Mist Bix Beiderbecke  The Bix Beiderbecke Story 2003
103 Clarinet Marmalade Bix Beiderbecke  Gold Collection 2000
104 Roller Coaster Blood, Sweat & Tears  No Sweat 1973
105 Hip Hug-Her (D) Booker T. and the M.G.’s  Hip Hug-Her 1967
106 On Parole (L) Motörhead  On Parole 1979
107 Baby Be Good To Me (B) The Graham Bond Organisation  The Sound of ’65 1965
108 Larks’ Tongues in Aspic, Part Two (W) King Crimson  Larks’ Tongues In Aspic 1973
109 Go (W) Asia  Astra 1985

The Show

201 Time Is Tight (D) Booker T & The MG’s  Up Tight (OST) 1969
202 She Caught the Katy (D) Blues Brothers  The Blues Brothers 1980
203 White Room (B) Cream  Wheels of Fire 1968
204 Tickets to Waterfalls (B) Jack Bruce  Songs for a Tailor 1969
205 Theme for an Imaginary Western (B) Jack Bruce  Songs for a Tailor 1969
206 Come To Me (B) Jack Bruce and Robin Trower  Seven Moons 2008
207 Sleeping in the Kitchen (W) Mogul Thrash  Mogul Thrash 1969
208 Something Sad (W) Mogul Thrash  Mogul Thrash 1969
209 Burlesque (W) Family  Bandstand 1972
210 Glove (W) Family  Bandstand 1972
211 The Great Deceiver (W) King Crimson  Starless & Bible Black 1974
212 Lament (W) King Crimson  Starless & Bible Black 1974
213 In The Dead Of The Night (W) UK  UK 1978
214 Only Time Will Tell (W) Asia  Asia 1982
215 Silver Machine (L) Hawkwind  single 1972
216 Iron Horse/Born To Lose (L) Motörhead  Motörhead 1976
217 Fools (L) Motörhead  On Parole 1976
218 Capricorn (L) Motörhead  Overkill 1979
219 Stone Dead Forever [Live] (L) Motörhead  Bomber 1979
220 Live To Win (L) Motörhead  Ace Of Spades 1980
221 Love Me Forever (L) Motörhead  1916 1991
222 Angel City (L) Motörhead  1916 1991

Postshow

301 Elegy (Tony Reeves) Colosseum Valentyne Suite 1970
302 The Weavers Answer (W) Family Family Entertainment 1969
303 Sunshine Of Your Love (B) Cream Disraeli Gears 1967
304 Vibrator (L) Motörhead Motörhead 1976

 

33 A History of Jethro Tull

Another History, containing (as usual) significant tracks and not just Greatest Hits.  Both Malaclypse and I (AlanDJ) are big Tull fans so the track choices are very much a collaborative effort.  Between us we have everything Ian Anderson has recorded, in or out of Tull, and quite a lot from some of the significant band members.  Not enough time in just one show to cover all that.  A Tull Connections show may follow at some date…

Preshow

Title Artists Album Year
101 Living In The Past Jethro Tull  Living In The Past 1972
102 Tom’s Martin Barre  The Meeting 1996
103 Fly By Night Ian Anderson  Walk Into Light 1983
104 The Audition Martin Barre  The Meeting 1996
105 Rupi’s Dance Ian Anderson  Rupi’s Dance 2003
106 Boris Dancing Ian Anderson  The Secret Language Of Birds 2000
107 Empty Cafe Martin Barre  A Trick Of Memory 1994
108 In Maternal Grace Ian Anderson  Divinities: Twelve Dances With God 1995
109 Outer Circle Martin Barre  The Meeting 1996
110 User-Friendly Ian Anderson  Walk Into Light 1983
111 Suspicion Martin Barre  A Trick Of Memory 1994
112 The Secret Language Of Birds Ian Anderson  The Secret Language Of Birds 2000

The Show

201 Sunshine Day Jethro Tull  This Was 2008
202 Move On Alone Jethro Tull  This Was 1968
203 Reasons For Waiting Jethro Tull  Stand Up 1969
204 Hymn 43 Jethro Tull  Aqualung 1971
205 Thick As A Brick Jethro Tull  In Concert 1998
206 Only Solitaire Jethro Tull  WarChild 1974
207 Minstrel In The Gallery Jethro Tull  Minstrel In The Gallery 1975
208 Cold Wind To Valhalla Jethro Tull  Minstrel In The Gallery 1975
209 Taxi Grab Jethro Tull  Too Old To Rock ‘n’ Roll: Too Young To Die! 1976
210 Jack In The Green Jethro Tull  Songs From The Wood 1977
211 Heavy Horses Jethro Tull  Heavy Horses 1978
212 Dun Ringill Jethro Tull  Stormwatch 1979
213 4.W.D. (Low Ratio) Jethro Tull  A 1980
214 Pussy Willow Jethro Tull  The Broadsword And The Beast 1982
215 Astronomy Jethro Tull  Under Wraps 1984
216 Said She Was A Dancer Jethro Tull  Crest Of A Knave 1987
217 Raising Steam Jethro Tull  Crest Of A Knave 1987
218 Strange Avenues Jethro Tull  Rock Island 1989
219 Still Loving You Tonight Jethro Tull  Catfish Rising 1991
220 Valley Jethro Tull  Roots to Branches 1995
221 Far Alaska Jethro Tull  J-Tull Dot Com 1999
222 Black Mamba Jethro Tull  J-Tull Dot Com 1999
223 Weathercock Jethro Tull  The Jethro Tull Christmas Album 2003
224 Ring Out Solstice Bells Jethro Tull  The Jethro Tull Christmas Album 2003

Postshow

301 Adrift and Dumfounded Ian Anderson Thick as a Brick 2 2012
302 Wootton Bassett Town Ian Anderson Thick as a Brick 2 2012
303 Kismet in Suburbia Ian Anderson Thick as a Brick 2 2012
304 In For a Pound Ian Anderson Homo Erraticus 2014
305 The Pax Britannica Ian Anderson Homo Erraticus 2014
306 The Browning of the Green Ian Anderson Homo Erraticus 2014

32 Theme Tunes 1

A collection of tracks that have been used as theme tunes for radio or TV series.  Some started life as album tracks that were subsequently hijacked, usually resulting in a sales boost for the track.
Some were written specifically as themes, but I choose fully developed pieces as far as possible.
There is some electronic music, some rock, jazz, classical (well, sort of) and folk-derived stuff – yes, not only did we going all over the map, I had to buy a bigger map to get it all on…
The tracks are arranged in roughly chronological order, but in some cases the date chosen is that of the show and not the album.  And I have been a bit naughty in a couple of cases, choosing cover versions.  But very good covers…

I have added links to each of the titles that will take you to information about the shows, and several more, at least one or more are sort of easter eggs….   🙂

Preshow

Title Artists Album Year
101 Pick Up The Pieces Average White Band  Volume 8 1980
102 Get Your Rocks Off Aviator  Turbulence 1980
103 Stingray – Main Theme (With FX) Barry Gray  Stingray (Disc 1) 1963
104 Lady Beck, Bogert & Appice  Beck Bogert & Appice 1973
105 Brain Tap Shuffle Becker & Fagen  The Collection 1988
106 Blu-Bop Béla Fleck & The Flecktones  Flight Of The Cosmic Hippo 1991
107 Keyboard Sonata In C Major K. 159 (Scarlatti) Bela Fleck  Perpetual Motion 2001
108 Mrs. Robinson Simon & Garfunkel  Bookends 1968

The Show

201 Dick Barton (Devil’s Galop) BBC Concert Orchestra  BBC Themes 1946
202 Harry Lime Theme (The Third Man) Anton Karas  Soundtrack 1949
203 The Strange World of Gurney Slade Max Harris  Soundtrack 1960
204 The Pink Panther Theme Henry Mancini  The Pink Panther 1964
205 Doctor Who (Original Theme) Delia Derbyshire  single 1964
206 Tomorrows World John Dankworth Orchestra  Let’s Slip Away (2009) 1965
207 Paperback Writer The Beatles  1962 – 1966 (Red) 1966
208 Blue Veils and Golden Sands Delia Derbyshire  BBC Radiophonic Music (1971) 1967
209 Light Flight (Theme from ‘Take Three Girls‘) The Pentangle  Basket of Light 1967
210 Stone Fox Chase Area Code 615  Area Code 615 1969
211 Whole Lotta Love CCS  Whole Lotta Love ( CCS I ) 1970
212 Won’t Get Fooled Again The Who  Who’s Next 1971
213 Brother CCS  CCS II 1972
214 Suicide Is Painless The Mash / Johnny Mandel  single 1972
215 Journey of the Sorcerer The Eagles  One Of These Nights 1975
216 The Chain Fleetwood Mac  Rumours 1977
217 Angela (Theme from ‘Taxi’) Bob James  Touchdown 1978
218 Theme (Paganini Caprice #24), Variations 1-4 Andrew Lloyd Webber  Variations 1978
219 Twilight Zone – Twilight Tone The Manhattan Transfer  Extensions 1979
220 Peter Gunn Theme Blues Brothers  The Blues Brothers 1980
221 Hill Street Blues Daniel Caine Orchestra  single 1981
222 Star Kiki Dee  Perfect Timing 1981
223 Robin (The Hooded Man) Clannad  Legend 1984
224 Moonlighting Al Jarreau  Moonlighting: The Television Soundtrack Album 1987
225 Crockett’s Theme Jan Hammer  Escape from Television 1987

Postshow

301 Echoes Dave Gilmour, Rick Wright  Remember That Night 2007

 

31 A History of Kiss

Another of Malaclypse’s history compilations that include significant tracks rather than Greatest Hits.  This time it’s the archetypes of Glam Metal, Kiss.

Preshow

Title Artists Album Year
101 Speedin’ Back To My Baby Ace Frehley  Ace Frehley 1978
102 Man of 1,000 Faces Gene Simmons  Gene Simmons 1978
103 Move On Paul Stanley  Paul Stanley 1978
104 Hooked On Rock ‘n’ Roll Peter Criss  Peter Criss 1978
105 See You Tonite Gene Simmons  Gene Simmons 1978
106 Fractured Mirror Ace Frehley  Ace Frehley 1978
107 Ain’t Quite Right Paul Stanley  Paul Stanley 1978
108 Rock Me Baby Peter Criss  Peter Criss 1978
109 See You In Your Dreams Gene Simmons  Gene Simmons 1978
110 New York Groove Ace Frehley  Ace Frehley 1978
111 Whatever Turns You On Gene Simmons  Asshole 2004
112 Tonight You Belong To Me Paul Stanley  Paul Stanley 1978

The Show

201 Strutter Kiss  Kiss 1974
202 100,000 Years Kiss  Kiss 1974
203 Hotter Than Hell KISS  Hotter Than Hell 1974
204 Watchin’ You KISS  Hotter Than Hell 1974
205 Love Her All I Can KISS  Dressed to Kill 1975
206 Anything for My Baby KISS  Dressed to Kill 1975
207 Sweet Pain Kiss  Destroyer 1976
208 Flaming Youth Kiss  Destroyer 1976
209 I Want You Kiss  Rock and Roll Over 1976
210 Got Love for Sale Kiss  Love Gun 1977
211 2000 Man KISS  Dynasty 1979
212 Is That You? Kiss  Unmasked 1980
213 Tomorrow Kiss  Unmasked 1980
214 A World Without Heroes Kiss  Music From “The Elder” 1981
215 Escape From the Island Kiss  Music From “The Elder” 1981
216 I Still Love You Kiss  Creatures of the Night 1982
217 And On the 8th Day KISS  Lick It Up 1983
218 Burn Bitch Burn KISS  Animalize 1984
219 Tears Are Falling Kiss  Asylum 1985
220 Turn On the Night Kiss  Crazy Nights 1987
221 Silver Spoon KISS  Hot in the Shade 1989
222 Read My Body KISS  Hot in the Shade 1989
223 Take It Off Kiss  Revenge 1992
224 I Will Be There Kiss  Carnival of Souls: The Final Sessions 1997
225 I Finally Found My Way KISS  Psycho Circus 1998
226 Danger Us KISS  Sonic Boom 2009
227 Russian Roulette KISS  Sonic Boom 2009
228 Long Way Down KISS  Monster 2012

Postshow

301 Take Me Away (Together As One) Paul Stanley  Paul Stanley 1978
302 That’s the Kind of Sugar Papa Likes Peter Criss  Peter Criss 1978
303 Mr. Make Believe Gene Simmons  Gene Simmons 1978
304 I Can’t Stop the Rain Peter Criss  Peter Criss 1978
305 Goodbye Paul Stanley  Paul Stanley 1978
306 God Gave Rock ‘N’ Roll to You II Kiss  Revenge 1992

 

30 Brit Prog III, The Canterbury Scene

Some more Brit Prog, and we have got to the Canterbury Scene, a group of bands that formed in or around Canterbury with interchanging sets of musicians.  Caravan are the best known, and have already had a show of their own.  Some quotes about the scene

‘In the very best Canterbury music…the musically silly and the musically serious are juxtaposed in an amusing and endearing way.’

‘But the Canterbury school seems to me uniquely capable of making purely musical jokes without parody, without insult to other musicians or listeners, without vitiating musical or intellectual ideals.’
‘A tendency towards instrumental improvisation, and the way they sing – a uniquely English lyrical and vocal content’
We will take a chronological walk through the scene, beginning with the ur-group, the one that started it all.  This was The Wilde Flowers, active from 1964-69, whose members would go on to form Caravan and Soft Machine, both bands that were both successful and influential, and go on to other bands as well.

Of the Wilde Flowers, Richard Coughlan once said ‘We only had a few tunes, so how do you make them last a bit longer?  What do jazz musicians do?  Ah, I know, they improvise….    So a simple tune becomes a 10 minute event….’

Preshow

Title Artists  Album Year
101 Winter Wine Caravan  In the Land of Grey and Pink 1971
102 Here Am I Caravan  Blind Dog At St.Dunstan’s 1976
103 Tell Me Camel  Rain Dances 1977
104 Highways of the Sun Camel  Rain Dances 1977

The Show

201 Impotence (version one) The Wilde Flowers  Best Of: Tales Of Canterbury 1967
202 Be All Right / Chance Of A Lifetime Caravan  For Girls Who Grow Plump In The Night 1973
203 Let’s Eat (Real Soon) Hatfield And The North  Hatfield & The North 1973
204 Mandrake Gong  Shamal 1975
205 Share It Hatfield And The North  The Rotters’ Club 1975
206 Hazard Profile Part 5 Soft Machine  Bundles 1975
207 Land Of The Bag Snake Soft Machine  Bundles 1975
208 Chiefs And Indians Caravan  Blind Dog At St.Dunstan’s 1976
209 Esnuria Gong  Gazeuse! 1976
210 Metrognome Camel  Rain Dances 1977
211 One of These Days I’ll Get an Early Night Camel  Rain Dances 1977
212 Behind You Caravan  Better by Far 1977
213 Crosscurrents Gong  Downwind 1979
214 What You Know Gong  Downwind 1979
215 Keepin’ up De Fences Caravan  The Album 1980
216 Portrait of a Shrinking Man National Health  D.S. al Coda 1981
217 Black Hat National Health  D.S. al Coda 1981
218 Panoramania Soft Machine  Land Of Cockayne 1981
219 Cloak And Dagger Man Camel  Stationary Traveller 1984
220 West Berlin Camel  Stationary Traveller 1984
221 Dodgy Boat Allan Holdsworth  Wardenclyffe Tower 1992

Postshow

301 Skylines Camel  Rain Dances 1977
302 Heavy Tune Gong  Expresso II 1978
303 Sly Monkey Soft Machine  Land Of Cockayne 1981
304 The Sixteen Men of Tain Allan Holdsworth  The Sixteen Men of Tain 2000

29 Tangerine Dream

A contribution from our friend Janeerah, this is a selected set of Tangerine Dream tracks from their middle period.  The preshow is an interesting set of Jan’s favourites from other electronic musicians.

Overall, it can be said that while Tangerine Dream is a Progressive group, there is little Rock in what they do.  What they do well is closer to ambient, music to establish a mood and relax to.  This is not music to get excited about, or with.

Having got that out of the way, they are indeed very good at this, so much so that they are a benchmark of the genre.

Preshow

Title Artists Album Year
101 Long Step David Schombert  METROPOLIS 2009
102 14 31 Global Communication  76:14 1997
103 The Parting of Ways Kit Watkins  The Gathering 2001
104 Open Horizons Max Corbacho  Neochron OST 2002
105 The Lounge Philter  NRK P3 Urørt 2010
106 Green River Passage Thom Brennan  Mountains 1987
107 Entrelacs Uman  Chaleur Humaine 1992

The Show

201 Cherokee Lane Tangerine Dream  Encore 1977
202 Desert Dream Tangerine Dream  Encore 1977
203 Electric Lion Tangerine Dream  Melrose 1990
204 Exit Tangerine Dream  Exit 1981
205 Hyperborea Tangerine Dream  Hyperborea 1983
206 Kiew Mission Tangerine Dream  Exit 1981
207 Mojave Plan Tangerine Dream  White Eagle 1982
208 No Man’s Land Tangerine Dream  Hyperborea 1983
209 Sphinx Lightning Tangerine Dream  Hyperborea 1983
210 Twenty Nine Palms Tangerine Dream  Lily on the Beach 1989
211 White Eagle Tangerine Dream  White Eagle 1982

Postshow

301 Remote Viewing Tangerine Dream  Exit 1981
302 Sun Gate Tangerine Dream  Sun Gate 1988
303 Convention of the 24 Tangerine Dream  White Eagle 1982
304 Midnight In Tula Tangerine Dream  White Eagle 1982
305 Network Tangerine Dream  Exit 1981