Prog Podcast – Epics 2/2

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The last week’s podcast brought Prog Sphere back podcasting after 10 months. And I decided to come up with an AwesomeCast highlighting some of my ~20min progressive rock epic songs. As you might already know, the selection of the songs I made exceeded 330 min on the time scale, so I decided to cut the episode in two parts. And here we come with the successor.

I have to say that this is not where the EpicCasts series stop, because already next week we will have the first part comprised with some of the favorite epic songs selected by Mr. Roger T, ProgSphere’s collaborator.

But let’s focus on this episode. Seven tracks this time too and a little bit more jazzier podcast, in my opinion. We kick off with Transatlantic‘s All of the Above, one of the best representatives of symphonic progressive rock. Follows Pink Floyd‘s Echoes, a composition that’s an absolute masterpiece because of it’s sound effects and fantastic improvisations.

I think Jethro Tull‘s Thick as a Brick doesn’t have to be commented in particular, if you’ve been following the website from its beginnings, you know that we already have this track featured on so many places. That probably explains a lot. The same can be said for Caravan‘s Nine Feet Underground, maybe just a little bit more in a personal way. Caravan was one of the first bands that got me in the whole progressive rock thing. And it remains as one of the very special bands for me.

Soft Machine‘s Moon in June was my first jazz rock choice when I thought about this podcast. In the same way, we have Herbie Hancock‘s Hornets, taken from the great Sextant album. An awesome jazz fusion piece.

At the end, many people will say the best progressive metal songs of all times. Dream Theater‘s A Change of Season remains the best composition the band has ever written. I wouldn’t have to add something more.

Now take a listen and let me know what you guys think and what are some of your favorite prog epics.

Talk soon,
Nick

ProgSphere’s AwesomeCast: Episode 25 – EpicCast (2/2) by Prog Sphere on Mixcloud

Nikola Savić is a prog enthusiast, blogger and author, in addition to being the founder of Prog Sphere, Progify, ProgLyrics and the ongoing Progstravaganza compilation series.

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