Monday, January 30, 2017

Prog & Roll Radio Show (29/1/2017). A few words about it and the complete playlist...

Hello all!
  Last night, one more Prog & Roll Radio Show was on air as usual. This time our show was including the final stage of the “Song of the month” contest, where our listeners are voting for the best song we played during the whole month. We had only 3 songs to play during this final stage this time, but because all of them were very good ones, the competition once more was hard enough. But there was an absolute favourite, which finally won the contest.
  So, during the last half-hour, we played the 3 songs that reached at this final stage, and the winner was (of course) the legendary Shine on You Crazy Diamond by Pink Floyd, as it was expected.
  We had a good crowd listening once more, not so big like other times, but it was good enough. We had people from Greece, UK, Ireland and United States among our audience, and I’m referring only to those who were active on the chatbox.
  Here you can take a look at the playlist of last night’s show:
1st Part: DIFFERENT LIGHT: A St. Martin’s Summer / VERBAL DELIRIUM: Misleading Path / METHEXIS: The Relic / THIS WINTER MACHINE: After Tomorrow Comes / TIGER MOTH TALES: The Quest for Beauty.
2nd Part: FATES WARNING: Seven Stars / DREAM THEATER: Build Me up, Break Me Down / MYRATH: Get Your Freedom Back / PAIN OF SALVATION: Tongue of God.
3rd Part: KANSAS: Miracles out of Nowhere / BARCLAY JAMES HARVEST: Rock n Roll Woman / ERIC CLAPTON: Let it Rain / FLEETWOOD MAC: Go your Own Way / THE GUESS WHO: These Eyes / LIGHTHOUSE: Take it Slow.
4th Part (The Song of the Month contest): SCORPIONS: The Sails of Charon (Av. Rat: 8.1)  KING CRIMSON: In the Wake of Poseidon (Av. Rat: 7.90) / PINK FLOYD: Shine on you Crazy Diamond Pt.1. (Av. Rat: 9.1) (Winner).
  I would like to say a very big thanks to all those who listen to Prog & Roll last night, hoping that you enjoyed it. We will "see" you again on Sunday the 5th of February. 'Till then, take care!
Thank you!

Saturday, January 28, 2017

GFreedom's Juke Box No.183

Hello all! 😁
  After almost two weeks, my usual 'Juke Box' post is back, with this week's Top-5 songlist for you.
  I have been very busy lately, so I wasn't able to write in my blog as much as I would like to.
  During this week I listened to a good amount of music, and it wasn't easy to pick only 5 songs to put in my list. (Some of the songs you will see in the list are also included in tomorrow's Prog & Roll radio show).
  So, for this week, these are my best 5 songs:
RAINBOW: Eyes of the World (Down to Earth - 1979)
PINK FLOYD: Shine on You Crazy Diamond Part.1 (Wish You Were Here - 1975)
TIGER MOTH TALES: The Quest for Beauty (Story Tellers Part 1 - 2015)
KING CRIMSON: In the Wake of Poseidon (In the Wake of Poseidon - 1970)
VERBAL DELIRIUM: Fear (The Imprisoned Words of Fear - 2016)
I will also add the YouTube links for the songs in my list, so you can listen to them right away, by just clicking on each link.
Enjoy the music and have a nice weekend!
Thank you for visiting my blog. 😜
RAINBOW: Eyes of the World
PINK FLOYD: Shine on You Crazy Diamond Pt.1
TIGER MOTH TALES: The Quest for Beauty
KING CRIMSON: In the Wake of Poseidon

Prog & Roll Radio Show, including the "Song of the Month" contest. (29/1/2017)

Hello all!
  I would like to inform you that, after a week's break, Prog & Roll Radio Show will be back on this Sunday the 29th of January. And because it will be that last show of January, it will be including the final stage of the "Song of the Month" contest.
  During the last half hour of the show, our listeners will grade the songs that gathered the highest score throughout the month, and the one that will have the highest average rating is going to be announced as January's Song of the Month. But further that that, it will also occupy a spot in Prog & Roll's annual Top-10 songlist.
  We prepared a very interesting and enjoyable playlist I think, that is including also a couple of brand new releases, mixed with old and classic songs.
So, if on this Sunday you are in a mood for some good music and a friendly company, tune in!
Have in mind that, Prog & Roll is a bilingual live broadcast, and it begins at 20.00 UK time.
Here is the link of the radio station:
I hope to "see" you there!
Thank you. 😎

Thursday, January 26, 2017

GFreedom’s 2016 Top-10 album list. (Part.2)

                           EVERSHIP: Evership
This is how the modern Progressive Rock should sound like!
  The debut album of the American band Evership was one of the greatest surprises of 2016 for me. I had never heard of this band before, and this album felt like an epiphany to me. Where to begin? Excellent musicianship, very technical - and yet listener friendly - compositions, excellent vocals, and a couple of magnificent epics. Well, what else can you ask for? 
  I really hope that this was not a shooting star, and Evership will continue recording albums of such high standards.  
In case you are interested, here’s the review I wrote about this album some time ago:

            GANDALF’S FIST: The Clockwork Fable
  I learned about this album a few weeks before its original release. I have to admit that I was kind of sceptical about it. A triple concept album? That sounded like a very ambitious project to my ears. And it was actually! But when I listened to it, I was blown away! It’s not an easy album, it needs a few listens before you are completely ready to “enter” the fantastic world Gandalf’s Fist created. But when you do, everything sounds wonderful! 
  I loved the narration parts between the songs, I loved how the story evolves with each passing song, I loved the beautiful melodies and the loud, powerful parts, and I have only good things to say about the package and the fantastic artwork! The album comes in a wonderful triple digi-pack box, with a very detailed booklet, that explains everything the listener need to know about the subterranean city of Cogtopolis and its inhabitants. Get set, your journey is about to begin! 
Here’s is the review I wrote about this album many months ago:

   THE NEAL MORSE BAND: The Similitude of a Dream
  I respect Neal Morse as a musician and a composer, but I can’t say that I like his music in most occasions. So, when this album was released, near the end of 2016, I didn’t pay much attention. But after reading so many great reviews about it, I decided to give it a shot. Well, The Similitude of a Dream is one of the best albums of 2016 without any doubt! This time Mr. Morse and his band created something really wonderful! 
In case you are interested, here is a post I wrote about this album: