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May 11, 2019 08:50 AM PDT

Sound Chaser returns with the second of the YouTube covers shows. This episode is the second in the two-part series dedicated to YouTube posted covers of progressive rock classics. Many of these are highly faithful to the original recordings. Many others are clever rearrangements. When I was searching for covers of prog tunes, much of what I found was, of course, covers of what Edward Macan called The Big Six in his book on progressive rock, Rocking the Classics. These are Pink Floyd, Jethro Tull, Genesis, Yes, King Crimson, and ELP. We will one cover version of a tune by each of those acts. However, I was surprised by the range of other acts that received the YouTube cover treatment. In the last show, we heard covers of tunes from seemingly unlikely sources, and that continues on this show too. Get ready for some new takes on old classics.


1. Amarokard - To France (Mike Oldfield), from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5NlLq-RhMrE

2. Rachel Flowers - Tarkus (ELP), from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0bg47eIXwk8&t=32s

3. Trio - 21st Century Schizoid Man (King Crimson), from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0LeRpkJgYJ4

4. Phil Allwood & Carl Henfrey - Bedside Manners Are Extra (Greenslade), from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ppDt42ztymI

5. B.I.R.D. - Duty (Frumpy), from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PiRwe-NR3pw

6. Mikko & Jukka Kilpinen - YYZ (Rush), from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jeDR4dFf5oU

7. Schizoid Men - R.I.P. (Banco del Mutuo Soccorso), from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kcskYrrAY7E

9. Frédéric Peynet - Alpha (Vangelis), from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OeMRRu3NeCA

10. Erasmo Camelio - Amico di Ieri (Le Orme), from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IABdfgtwCGQ

11. John Crumley - Entangled (Genesis), from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SGjpv5dw9n8&t=2s


12. The Band Geeks - Close to the Edge (Yes), from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aG-x1VbHRFg

13. beatiloogie3 - Lamplight Symphony (Kansas), from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v9jYIKATeJU

14. Checking for Echo - The Enemy Smacks (IQ), from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_V0hrgODPB0

15. Carlo Ribaux - Thick as a Brick (Jethro Tull), from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V46DQzKzh7Y&t=5s


16. Friday Night Lullaby - Stargazer (Rainbow), from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PpyN093EX0Y

17. Q - Egocentric Molecules (Jean-Luc Ponty), from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3TPTBueKl4

18. big Band GveriLLaz - Sofa / RDNZL (Frank Zappa), from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQjl3g9aJE4

19. Martin Miller - The Ultimate Pink Floyd Medley, from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ev3ZkXxf4QQ&t=2s

April 27, 2019 10:20 AM PDT

The Sound Chaser Progressive Rock Podcast is on the web. This week is the first of two special shows dedicated to covers of progressive music posted exclusively on YouTube, or on YouTube and other noncommercial venues. Originally made for people to post their own content, YouTube provides many opportunities for amateur and semi-professional musicians, and even a few professional ones, to perform, record, and post videos of music. Many of these videos are performances of music by famous artists. And, yes, many of the videos are very amateurish. Yet, there have been some very good versions of famous and even not so famous progressive rock tunes. This makes YouTube another outlet for progressive music, and one we should not ignore if we are to explore the entirety of what progressive rock is. All of the versions you hear on this show are not available on cds or commercial media other than YouTube, as far as I can tell through my researches, except for one tune that I missed in my first research. Of course, the music you hear is extracted from the videos. The playlist for this show will contain the links to the videos, so you can see the full production for yourselves. Enjoy, as we take an impressionistic walk down the path of nostalgia.


1. panurge987 - Service with a Smile (Happy the Man), from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-YzDygBIors&list=PL18EDD304250B47C6&index=5

2. Jad & Den Quintet - Trilogy (ELP), from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xNxoIDPoURY

3. Fredonia Guitar Quartet - On Reflection (Gentle Giant), from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6WunArPVIV0

4. Paul & Marcie Forrest - Sossity (Jethro Tull), from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XBIFS_B4UGo

5. Ludovic Foustoul - Oxygene 2 (Jean-Michel Jarre), from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SCnUZvuvFiA

6. mik300z - Cloudburst Flight (Tangerine Dream), from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m7bkr3Tq4kU

7. Victoria Yeh - Cosmic Messenger (Jean-Luc Ponty), from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lci6M8CFho4

8. Mission Possible Band - Wind Him Up (Saga), from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Q6J9XwtRSw

9. Matthew McGuyer - The Logical Song (Supertramp), from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SgtOuzd1M8s

10. theicon - Let It Go Minor Key Prog Metal Arrangement (Idina Menzel), from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tidOSuNxm8I


11. Trinity Orchestra - Time/Breathe Reprise (Pink Floyd), from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UnB4spzCVEc

12. The Cheez - Catherine of Aragon (Rick Wakeman), from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UxCSfK-e_FA

13. Prog Roast - Whirlwind (Transatlantic), from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qEQ_XI_jS2c

14. Prog-Rock Tribute Bulgaria - South Side of the Sky (Yes), from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hz0t0--VMxk

15. Band X - Snow Goose Suite (Camel), from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WPJmsjovO1w

16. An International Collaboration - Hamburger Concerto (Focus), from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0yLU4-1AYPw


17. Flora - Firth of Fifth (Genesis), from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3-BevscSSM

18. David Tipton - Moonchild (King Crimson), from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C0dBqCbSIIw

19. Interiors - Heart of Glass (Popol Vuh), from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qcB62ku9SK4

20. Panos Geo & Friends - The Sound of Muzak (Porcupine Tree), from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zjN7DRrStHg

21. The Modern Day Warriors - Distant Early Warning (Rush), from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=529QkuLEqOA

22. Brady Arnold - Nightmare (Anthony Phillips), from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3lJbRZND5e8

23. Ripple Effect - Boat on the River (Styx), from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g5W9zI9ukbQ

24. La Stanza - Impressioni di Settembre (PFM), from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-3_qMAeAP1g

25. Martin Schnella, Melanie Mau, & Leo Margarit - Point of Know Return (Kansas), from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9CPMm6gz9Wc

26. Plotzka und die Verstärker - Elfenbein (Kraan), from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mH-_0_ZwQvA

27. Itai Zichri - Oily Way (Gong), from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NDOeEs45Up0

28. Strange Changes - Village of the Sun / Echidna's Arf (Of You) / Don't You Ever Wash That Thing? (Frank Zappa), from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_XqR9Q8EmaI

29. Raul Rojas - Cosmos Theme from Heaven and Hell (Vangelis), from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0itjFhE1k6I

April 13, 2019 09:02 AM PDT

The Sound Chaser Progressive Rock Podcast streams once more. This show through all 137 episodes so far has sought to traverse in three-hour increments the rough and thorny landscape of over a half-century of progressive rock and related music. We have gone through the eras of prog, explored the styles of prog, looked at various connections from other music genres, listened to its expressions across cultures, and confronted some of the controversies. Given everything that is stacked against prog – the disdain of music and culture critics, the apologetic justifications of its fans for listening to it, the huge shift in commercial backing toward “safe” music, the huge shift in the way music is financed that leaves artists paid next to nothing although there are more self-styled progressive rock artists than ever – the resilience of the genre, its fans, and its creators is nothing short of amazing. Listeners young and old are asking for more. This episode, number 138, provides another varied selection, answering the question of whether there is more. Though not everything will be to everyone’s taste, yet each listener can finish the show having found something new to them for them to seek out.


1. Magellan - A World Groove, from Impossible Figures

2. Pink Floyd - The Show Must Go On, from The Wall

3. Pink Floyd - In the Flesh, from The Wall

4. Pink Floyd - Run Like Hell, from The Wall

5. Pink Floyd - Waiting for the Worms, from The Wall

6. Pink Floyd - Stop, from The Wall

7. Pink Floyd - The Trial, from The Wall

8. Pink Floyd - Outside the Wall, from The Wall

9. Roedelius - Die Andere Blume, from Lustwandel

10. Carl Weingarten - Spirits of the Id, from Blue Faith

11. The Sweet - Fountain, from Level Headed

12. Bruno Sanfilippo - Giant Patagon, from Suite Patagonia

13. Bruno Sanfilippo - Terra Incognita, from Suite Patagonia

14. Triana - Ser Feliz, from Un Jardín Eléctrico

15. Premiata Forneria Marconi - Breakin' In, from Jet Lag

16. Seigen Ono - Model-93, from Seigen

17. Harmonium - De la Chambre au Salon, from Harmonium


18. Poor Genetic Material - Banquet of Illusions, from Island Noises

19. Poor Genetic Material - Assassins and Sleepers, from Island Noises

20. Sky Architect - The Grey Legend, from Excavations of the Mind

21. Rick Wakeman - The Pyramids of Egypt, from The Seven Wonders of the World

22. After Crying - Igy Hallgattam El, from Első Évtized

23. Citizen Cain - Silently Seeking Euridice, from Raising the Stones

24. Ange - Caricatures, from Caricatures


25. John Nilsen - Ports O' Call, from From the Sky

26. Don Preston - Moon Unit, from Vile Foamy Ectoplasm

27. Don Preston - Lady Queen Bee, from Vile Foamy Ectoplasm

28. Don Preston - The Street Urchins, from Vile Foamy Ectoplasm

29. Don Preston - Bannon Call, from Vile Foamy Ectoplasm

30. Univers Zero - Mellotronic, from Implosion

31. I Garybaldi - Moretto da Brescia: Goffredo, from Nuda

32. I Garybaldi - Il Giardino del Re, from Nuda

33. I Garybaldi - Dolce Come sei Tu, from Nuda

34. Richard Pinhas - Legend, from Metal/Crystal

35. Kittyhawk - Not a Moment Too Soon, from Not a Moment Too Soon

36. Djabe - Thierachei Emlék, from Táncolnak A Kazlak

March 30, 2019 04:45 PM PDT

The Sound Chaser Progressive Rock Podcast takes another sweeping trip through progressive rock and related music. For those who say that progressive rock is not relevant, I would point them to an article published in Forbes magazine online from March 25th titled "What Can Progressive Rock Teach Us About Digital Networks?" I would also point them too an article profiling Big Big Train as an example 3rd wave progressive rock published in of all places the American Conservative in December 2017. So, progressive rock has cultural relevance and we here at Sound Chaser Headquarters are ready to explore what progressive rock has to offer.


1. It Bites - The Tall Ships, from The Tall Ships

2. David Sylvian - Wanderlust, from Dead Bees on a Cake

3. Ozric Tentacles - Symetricum, from The Bits Between the Bits

4. Programme D'Experience - Cradle, from Thought Molecules

5. Gekko Project - October Skies, from Electric Forest

6. Úzgin Űver - XVI-XVIII, from Úzgin Űver '99

7. Máire Brennan - The Light on the Hill, from Perfect Time

8. Fred Frith - True Love [cd bonus track], from Cheap at Half the Price

9. Faton Cahen - Fantango, from Calme dans les Etoiles

10. King Crimson - The Power to Believe III, from The Power to Believe


11. Pageant - Vexation, from La Mosaïque de la Rêverie

12. Grace - Every Clown (Has a Silver Lining), from Pulling Strings and Shiny Things

13. Mad Puppet - Wild Rushing Waters, from Masque

14. Renaissance - Midas Man, from In the Land of the Rising Sun

15. Wigwam - Prophet, from Being

16. Wigwam - Marvelry Skimmer, from Being

17. The Source - Castles in the Air, from Prickly Pear

18. The Brimstone Solar Radiation Band - Strings to the Bow, from Prognosis 6 [compilation]

19. David Arkenstone & Kostia, with David Lanz - Celebration, from The Spirit of Olympia

20. Curved Air - Metamorphosis, from Air Cut


21. Jon & Vangelis - And When the Night Comes, from Private Collection

22. Egil Fylling - The Funeral, from For Earth Below

23. Klaus Schulze - Dune, from Dune

24. Eloy - Introduction, from Planets

25. Eloy - On the Verge of Darkening Lights, from Planets

26. Eloy - Point of No Return, from Planets

27. Eloy - Mysterious Monolith, from Planets

28. WLUD - Sweet Bridge, from Carrycroch'

29. Birth Control - Get Ready to Run, from Bäng!

30. Violent Silence - War Ant, from Violent Silence

March 16, 2019 10:44 AM PDT

The Sound Chaser Progressive Rock Podcast takes to the ether once more. This show is the fifth of my annual birthday present to myself shows when I unwrap some of my very favorite pieces of progressive rock and related music. It’s not all the old classics. No. Here I have music from the wide range that is prog. There are acts you probably know about, but some that you may not know about but might like to know more about.


1. Manning - Old School, from The Root, the Leaf & the Bone

2. Vangelis - Chung Kuo, from China

3. Vangelis - The Long March, from China

4. Shadowfax - Lucky Mud, from Folksongs for a Nuclear Village

5. Ain Soph - Suite: Hat and Field, from Hat and Field

6. Frank Zappa - Don't Eat the Yellow Snow, from Apostrophe'

7. Frank Zappa - Nanook Rubs It, from Apostrophe'

8. Frank Zappa - St. Alfonzo's Pancake Breakfast, from Apostrophe'

9. Frank Zappa - Father O'Blivion, from Apostrophe'

10. Passport - Horizon Beyond, from Second Passport

11. French TV - That Thing on the Wall, from The Case Against Art


12. Starcastle - Lady of the Lake, from Starcastle

13. Asia - Parallel Worlds/Vortex/Deya, from Phoenix

14. Stanley Snail - Siberian Khatru, from Tales from Yesterday [compilation]

15. The Enid - Cortege, from Touch Me

16. Strawbs - Words of Wisdom, from Deadlines

17. Proto-Kaw - Gloriana, from Before Became After

18. Renaissant - South of Winter, from South of Winter

19. Dice - Alea Iacta Est, from Dice

20. Premiata Forneria Marconi - Geranio, from Per un Amico


21. Godley Creme - An Englishman in New York, from Freeze Frame

22. Heart - Soul of the Sea, from Dreamboat Annie

23. Arti e Mestieri - In Cammino, from Tilt

24. California Guitar Trio - The Marsh, from Whitewater

25. Mads Eriksen - The Greatest Sacrifice, from ME

26. Zamla Mammaz Manna - Ödet, from Schlagerns Mystik

27. Loreena McKennitt - Caravanserai, from An Ancient Muse

errata: In the podcast, the Stanley Snail song is reported to have been released in 1985. It was, in fact, released in 1995. We apologize for any distress this mistake may have caused to the band or to the listeners. Crisis counselors are standing by.

March 02, 2019 03:05 PM PST

The latest edition of the Sound Chaser Progressive Rock Podcast has arrived. I have selected a blend of peculiar and fascinating music, enchanting sounds, bombastic sounds, weird sounds, and others. We remember the late Gerard Koerts of Earth and Fire, who passed away in late February. The regular Symphonic Zone feature is here as well.


1. Formula 3 - Walk Away Renee, from Dies Irae


2. Earth and Fire - Storm and Thunder, from Song of the Marching Children


3. Hawkwind - Mirror of Illusion, from Hawkwind

4. Clepsydra - Poem for a Rainy Day, from Hologram

5. Suzanne Vega - Bad Wisdom, from 99.9 F°

6. The High Fidelity Orchestra - La Prosesión De Los Patos Sin Cabeza, from The High Fidelity Orchestra

7. Sally Oldfield - Path with a Heart, from Strange Day in Berlin

8. Steve Kujala - The Matador, from Atmospheres [compilation]

9. Patrick Moraz - Intentions, from Patrick Moraz

10. Michael Stearns - Tuna Fishing, from Dali: The Endless Enigma [compilation]

11. Erik Norlander - City of Living Machines, from Seas of Orion


12. Rick Wakeman - Hymn of Hope, from Softsword

13. Ibio - Las Chicas de Laredo, from Cuevas de Altamira

14. Outer Limits - Prelude, from Misty Moon

15. Primitive Instinct - Slaves (extended), from Cyclops Sampler [compilation]

16. Amenophis - The Key of Life, from You and I

17. Eloy - The Secret, from Visionary

18. Kenso - Inei no Fue, from Kenso

19. Sithonia - La Danza del Gatto sul Tetto, from Spettacolo Annullato

20. IQ - The Narrow Margin, from Subterranea


21. The Spacious Mind - To Earth with Love, from Cosmic Minds at Play

22. The Spacious Mind - Sunchild, from Cosmic Minds at Play

23. The Spacious Mind - Dnimehts of You, from Cosmic Minds at Play

24. The Spacious Mind - Seashore Trees, from Cosmic Minds at Play

25. Alan Parsons - Oh Life (There Must Be More), from Try Anything Once

February 16, 2019 08:55 AM PST

Sound Chaser is up and running once again. We’re on the voyage, one might say the ultimate voyage, through the years, nations, and styles of progressive rock. On this show, we have the prog rock, we have the jazz fusion, we have some zeuhl, we have some prog folk, and some world music as well. From the famous to the obscure, and much in between, you get the largest variety of music in prog rock podcasting here.


1. Spaced Out - Delerium Tremens, from Spaced Out

2. Philharmonie - Mandarin Mécanique, from Rage

3. Out of Phase - Welcome to the Machine, from Wish You Were Here 2001

4. Steeleye Span - White Man, from Back in Line

5. Runaway Totem - Mnar, from Zed

6. Amon Düül II - Traveller, from Hijack

7. Frank Zappa - Society Pages, from You Are What You Is

8. Frank Zappa - I'm a Beautiful Guy, from You Are What You Is

9. Frank Zappa - Beauty Knows No Pain, from You Are What You Is

10. Frank Zappa - Charlie's Enormous Mouth, from You Are What You Is

11. Frank Zappa - Any Downers?, from You Are What You Is

12. Frank Zappa - Conehead, from You Are What You Is


13. Cinema - A Dayfly and a Sunflower, from Into the State of Flux

14. Arcansiel - Empty Pages, from Stillsearching

15. Differences - The Voyage, from The Voyage

16. Nuova Era - Eterna Sconfitta, from L'ultimo Viaggio

17. Nuova Era - L'ultimo Viaggio, from L'ultimo Viaggio

18. Fromage - Thoma, from Ophelia

19. Machiavel - Rope Dancer, from Mechanical Moonbeams

20. The Moody Blues - Deep, from Sur la Mer

21. Steve Hackett - Get 'em out by Friday, from The Total Experience Live in Liverpool

22. Alan Parsons - One Day to Fly, from On Air

23. Alan Parsons - Blue Blue Sky, from On Air


24. Tangerine Dream - Tangram Set 1, from Tangram

25. Steve Roach - Hope, from Midnight Moon

26. Andreas Vollenweider - Belladonna, from Caverna Magica

27. Andreas Vollenweider - Angóh!, from Caverna Magica

28. Andreas Vollenweider - Hiziopochtli, from Caverna Magica

29. Andreas Vollenweider - Con Chiglia, from Caverna Magica

30. Andreas Vollenweider - Gaestra Coronatum, from Caverna Magica

31. Andreas Vollenweider - La Paix Verde, from Caverna Magica

32. Switchblade Symphony - Dissolve, from Serpentine Gallery

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