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New format for ProgPos Weekly Fridays at 10pm ET

This Friday night 9/5/14, at 10PM Eastern on ProgPositivity Radio, I look forward to sharing some beloved classics from the golden age of prog with you! This week we’ll hear

RICK WAKEMAN (Wakey had a deal with A&M but even they weren’t willing to pre-fund this ambitious project’s choir, orchestra and rock band. As a result, Rick reportedly took out a personal loan to help make it happen. At first A&M was reluctant to release such an odd combination of styles. The story, of course, has a very happy ending. A&M released it. It went on to sell MILLIONS of copies and we are playing 2 tracks from it on this week’s show!

ELP (The only prog trio of their era gutsy and perhaps pretentious enough to cover Mussorgsky? When they succeeded, they brought just enough of their own unique fingerprint to classical works that they bristled with new life.)

PINK FLOYD (a true classic which was affectionately called “Return of the Son of Nothing” when they first performed it live in 1971).

Of course, we also have exciting NEW progressive minded music like:
Funky syncopated and sophisticated fusion of AZURE
Sometimes melancholy, always memorable vocals from TIM BOWNESS
Nice guitar work from AL GARCIA
Interesting combination of classical and modern instrumentation and styles from ECHO US.

Your friend on the web radio,
Mark Stephens

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