Sunday, January 29, 2012

IPRS 100: Listeners' Top 15 CDs

Welcome back to the International Prog Rock Show! This week I have a special show for you: your Top 15 CDs of 2011!! And it's also the 100th IPRS! So for both these things I thank you, the listeners, for making this show possible.

I am not writing down the playlist, but the Top 15 are listed below, and songs are taken from these 15 CDs. Congratulations to the favourites! By the way, we had a contest here at the IPRS and we have 4 winners:

Victor Johnson (from the USA, picked Uranian's La Ciudad de Los Suenos)
Henk Smit (from the Netherlands, picked The D Project's Big Face)
Chris Teer (from the USA, has chosen Shadow Circus' Whispers and Screams)
Peter O'Neil (from Wales, gets Ennis Tola's Seed)

Congratulations all around!!

Listeners' Top 15 of 2011

The Black Forest,
by Agents of Mercy
Beyond the Shrouded Horizon,
by Steve Hackett
Welcome to My DNA,
by Blackfield
Against Reason,
by Credo
Cor Cordium,
by Glass Hammer
A Dramatic Turn of Events,
by Dream Theater
World in Front of Me,
by Mars Hollow
by Pallas
Fly From Here,
by Yes
by Pendragon
by Phideaux
In A Perfect World,
by Karmakanic
by The Tangent
Margaret's Children,
by Manning
War and Peace & Other Short Stories,
by Sean Filkins

As always, if you loved the music, purchase the CDs by following the links! Prog on and see you next week.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Next week on the IPRS

Next week on the UK 70s Prog Rock radio station we will celebrate the 100th International Prog Rock Show.

In honour of this milestone I will present the Top 15 CDs of 2011 as chosen by the listeners of the IPRS. I thank everyone that participated, either by e-mailing me, by writing their list here, or by sending me messages through Facebook. Of course, as I wrote and said on the radio show previously, four lucky people will receive 1 CD each, and they will be announced during the radio show, so be sure not to miss it.

See you all next week on UK70sProgRock!

Monday, January 2, 2012

It Was an Old Year Yesterday...

...But it's a New Year Now!

Welcome back! I hope everyone had a great Christmas and a happy New Year's Eve. As for me, I had a wonderful time, if tiring, visiting family and having family and friends over for the holidays, and having turkey only once (yesterday we served some).

2011 was a fantastic year for prog. Statistically speaking this year had over 1161 releases (studio, live, singles, and DVD combined) of which I heard about 475 (not all of them good). That makes for a lot of listening. No wonder I didn't have the time to write reviews this year. But I did play most of those on the radio show.

2012 annouces itself as a great year for prog, with the long awaited release of the Chris Squire/Steve Hackett project Squackett, the long awaited return of polish band SBBthe new Landmarq release Entertaining Angels, a new Gazpacho CD titled March of Ghosts, a new Delusion Squared called II, the new Steve Hogarth and Richard Barbieri collaboration Not The Weapon But The Hand, a new Pendragon DVD called Out of Order Comes Chaos, Threshold's March of Progress CD, and maybe, just maybe, the new Echolyn.

WIN 1 OF 4 CDs:
So it's that time of the year again, the time to make lists. So send me your own top 10 or 20 CDs of 2011 and four lucky participants will receive a CD as a gift. So get cracking and send those at progrockshow(@) (take the apostrophes out to send).