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The Amazing Wilf was born in the sixties, which probably explains quite a lot.

Having been brought up a folkie (these days they bring in social services in cases like that) he discovered heavy and progressive rock in his early teens, and resolutely ploughed that furrow during the punk years, playing guitar in bands such as Bison, APB, Mihalis, and the acoustic rock group, Dusk. On arriving at Nottingham University in 1982 Wilf fell in with the 'prog' crowd, and after dropping out of his studies went on the road as a guitar, sound and lighting tech for Twice Bitten, and later Haze, stalwarts of the British prog scene through the eighties. Fed up with being permanently broke, and left with the legacy of a bad back (phew, rock'n'roll!), he gave it up in 1986 to go into the world of gainful employment and respectability.

Wilf lives in London, England, with his wife and son - who also occasionally co-presents the show - and makes a living as a company director. He also owns and manages an independent record label, Bad Elephant Music, which (unsurprisingly) focuses largely on music with progressive tendencies.

Hosted by David "Wilf" Elliott

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The Amazing Wilf, cynic, mystic and occasional fool, takes you on a wonderful journey through the heady world of British and European progressive music. From the days of the sixties and seventies, when this stuff actually sold, through the New Wave Of British Progressive Rock in the mid-1980s, and bang up-to-date with the new blood. This music has never been more diverse or interesting, but in the competitive world of downloads and global marketing it's difficult for today's progressive acts to get the exposure they deserve and need to thrive. Wilf, therefore, concentrates on getting music by the small bands 'out there', while having a damn good time and a few laughs on the way.

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The European Perspective #250.1


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  • ...and we're back! The two hundred and fiftieth European Perspective - who would have thought I'd still be doing this after all this time? Certainly not me...

    Thanks to everyone who has made enquiries about the show, and its return to the podsphere. It wouldn't be half as much fun without you.

    To mark this landmark I've asked a number of regular listeners and musicians in the progressive rock arena to list their ten favourite albums released since the year 2000. There's a total of 250, and over the next shows I'll be unveiling them piecemeal. The first selection is from Mike Morton, composer and lead singer with The Gift, a regular favourite on the show. Mike's selections are fascinating, and really not what you'd think from a gent who by his own admission is a huge lover of Seventies' progressive rock.

    Also, of course, Martin Hutchinson is back with another set of Progradar's Picks!
     
     
    The Dandy Warhols - Bohemian Like You (03:32) from Thirteen Tales From Urban Bohemia, 2000
    Steven Wilson - Nowhere Now (04:04) from To The Bone, 2017
    Discipline - The Body Yearns (09:25) from Captives Of The Wine Dark Sea, 2017
    Sky Architect - Dune (06:26) from Nomad, 2017
    My Tricksy Spirit - Always With You (08:18) from My Tricksy Spirit, 2017
    Schnauser - The Monday Club (07:44) from Irritant, 2017
    Valdez - Colorado/Smile For The Camera (17:22) from This, 2017

    The European Perspective Top 250 - Mike Morton
    Frost* - Hyperventilate (07:32) from Milliontown, 2006
    Spock's Beard - The Great Nothing (27:02:00) from V, 2000
    Mothertongue - A Poem that the Sky Wrote (03:37) from Unsongs, 2016
    The Dear Hunter - Waves (04:12) from Act IV: Rebirth In Reprise, 2015
    Bigelf - The Evils of Rock and Roll (06:37) from Cheat the Gallows, 2008
    Porcupine Tree - Arriving Somewhere But Not Here (12:02) from Deadwing, 2005
    Steven Wilson - Home Invasion/Regret #9 (11:25) from Hand. Cannot. Erase., 2015
    It Bites - The Tall Ships (06:17) from The Tall Ships, 2008
    The Neal Morse Band - Broken Sky/Long Day (Reprise) (09:59) from The Similitude Of A Dream, 2016
    Big Big Train - Curator Of Butterflies (08:45) from English Electric: Full Power, 2013

    Steely Dan - Aja (08:01) from Aja, 1977
    Rosie Vela - Interlude (04:07) from Zazu, 1986
    Radiohead - Polyethylene (Parts 1 & 2) (04:23) from OKNOTOK, 2017

    Progradar's Picks
    Blue Rose Code - Over The Fields (For John) (04:11) from The Water Of Leith, 2017
    The Wynntown Marshals - Odessa (03:58) from After All These Years, 2017
    Nordic Giants - Dystopia (05:31) from Amplify Human Vibration, 2017

    Pain Of Salvation - Ending Theme (04:59) from Remedy Lane: Revisited, 2016
    Linus Kåse - Winter Season (05:11) from I, 2017
    The Tangent - The Sad Story Of Lead and Astatine (16:00) from The Slow Rust Of Forgotten Machinery, 2017
    Pink Floyd - Echoes (23:35) from Meddle, 1971

The European Perspective #249


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  • March edition, featuring a new release roundup, and other bangin' progressive (largely) European (mostly) tunes.

    1. The Fierce And The Dead - Part 4 (03:34) from Spooky Action, 2013
    2. Field Music - The Noisy Days Are Over (06:28) from Commontime, 2016
    3. Everything Everything - Cough Cough (03:42) from Arc, 2013
    4. Tom Slatter - Set Light To The Sky (04:54) from Happy People, 2017
    5. Mothertongue - The Fog (05:56) from Unsongs, 2016
    6. Verbal Delirium - Dancing Generation (05:27) from So Close & Yet So Far Away, 2010
    7. We Are Kin - ...goodbye (12:05) from ...and I know..., 2016
    8. IT - Revolution (05:52) from We're All In This Together, 2017
    9. White Willow - Future Hopes (04:30) from Future Hopes, 2017
    10. Afro Celt Sound System - Cascade (08:06) from The Source, 2016
    11. Schnauser - National Grid (06:23) from Protein for Everyone, 2014
    12. Bent Knee - Being Human (06:28) from Shiny Eyed Babies, 2014
    13. Henry Cow - Amygdala (06:58) from Leg End, 1973
    14. Progradar's Picks
    15. Alan Reed - Razor (03:47) from Honey On The Razor's Edge, 2017
    16. Paul Menel - Walk In My Shoes (03:27) from Spare Parts For Broken Hearts, 2017
    17. Norrie McCulloch - This Time (03:37) from Bare Along The Branches, 2017
    18. Big Hogg - Solitary Way (03:45) from Gargoyles, 2017
    19. Mike and Solveig - Berlin song (04:56) from Here comes Today, 2015
    20. Sloth Metropolis - Transmutation (04:37) from Origins, 2017
    21. Steve Hackett - Fifty Miles From The North Pole (07:08) from The Night Siren, 2017
    22. Cast - Through Stained Glass (08:44) from Power and Outcome, 2017
    23. Karfagen - Zeus (06:13) from Spektra, 2017
    24. Richard Barbieri - Shafts of Light (06:38) from Planets + Persona, 2017
    25. C Sides - Deck Chair City (08:27) from We Are Now, 2017
    26. Kaprekar's Constant - Hallsands (14:33) from Fate Outsmarts Desire, 2017
    27. Magic Pie - Introversion (12:24) from King For A Day, 2015
    28. Project RnL - Another One (07:09) from Internet Releases, 2016
    29. Ciccada - Isabella Sunset (06:09) from A Child In The Mirror, 2010
    30. Barock Project - Promises (05:02) from Detachment, 2017
    31. Syncage - Still Unaware (06:20) from Unlike Here, 2017
    32. t - Chapter Five: Contingencies: What If Not (12:22) from Epistrophobia, 
    33. Golden Caves - Mother (05:38) from Collision, 2017
    34. Semistereo - A New Tomorrow (05:35) from Trans Earth Injection, 2017
    35. Simon Godfrey - Teahead (06:56) from Black Bag Archive Vol. 2, 2016
    36. Discipline - Rogue (23:35) from This One's for England, 2013

The European Perspective #248


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  • Another pot pourri, with a few new releases thrown in, and Martin's Progradar's Picks. 

    1. Kino - Loser's Day Parade (09:04) from Picture, 2005

    2. North Atlantic Oscillation - August (04:38) from The Third Day, 2014

    3. Cocteau Twins - Cico Buff (03:46) from Blue Bell Knoll, 1988

    4. Steely Dan - Aja (08:00) from Aja, 1977

    5. 10cc - Rubber Bullets (05:15) from 10cc, 1973

    6. Mothertongue - Nautilus (05:16) from Unsongs, 2015

    7. Mike Keneally & Beer for Dolphins - Chatfield Manor (08:17) from Sluggo (2013 Mix), 1997

    8. Orange Clocks - Tope's Sphere (30:33:00) from Tope's Sphere, 2017

    9. Mike Harding - The January Man (04:18) from Bombers' Moon, 1984

    10. Martin Carthy - The January Man (03:19) from The Carthy Chronicles 3: Carthy Contemporaries, 2001

    11. Bert Jansch - The January Man (03:33) from Dazzling Stranger, 2000

    12. Rog Patterson - Ergo Sum (09:01) from Flightless (2017 remaster), 2017

    13. Lindisfarne - Meet Me On The Corner (02:39) from Fog On The Tyne, 1971

    14. Roy Harper - Me and My Woman (13:01) from Stormcock, 1971

    15. The Far Meadow - Prove It Then…Hang On…Industry (11:42) from Given The Impossible, 2016

    16. The Rube Goldberg Machine - The Captain's Blackjack (19:16) from Fragile Times, 2016

    17. Konchordat - Save Me From The Rain (07:57) from Rise To The Order, 2016

    Progradar’s Picks

    18. Tim Bowness - Worlds Of Yesterday (05:41) from Lost In The Ghost Light, 2017

    19. Findlay Napier - The Man Who Sold New York (03:55) from VIP: Very Interesting Persons, 2015

    20. Brett William Kull - Dublin Rooftops (04:17) from Open Skies Exploding, 2017

    21. Cheeto's Magazine - Nova America (25:25) from Boiling Fowls, 2014

    22. Richard Thompson - Cooksferry Queen (04:12) from Mock Tudor, 1999

    23. The Albion Band - Thieves Song (04:31) from The Vice Of The People, 2012

    24. Hooters - Satellite (04:19) from One Way Home, 1992

    25. Tom Slatter - Happy People (05:40) from Happy People, 2017

    26. National Health - Tenemos Roads (14:34) from National Health, 1978

    27. Yesterdays - Seven (11:48) from Holdfenykert, 2006

    28. Unitopia - The Garden (24:59) from One Night In Europe, 2011

    29. Phideaux - Micro Softdeathstar (11:16) from Doomsday Afternoon, 2007

    30. Patchwork Cacophony - Every Day (09:16) from Five of Cups, 2016

    31. Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - Carry on (04:28) from Deja Vu, 1970

    32. King Crimson - Exiles (07:41) from Larks' Tongues in Aspic, 1973

    33. The Roches - Losing True (04:53) from The Collected Works of The Roches, 2003

    34. Wishbone Ash - Time Was (09:42) from Argus, 1972

    35. Gentle Giant - Funny Ways (08:30) from Playing the Fool: The Official Live, 1977

    36. Steve Hillage - It's All Too Much / The Golden Vibe (07:45) from Live Herald, 1979

    37. Tinyfish - All Hands Lost/Tinyfish (12:35) from One Night On Fire, 2009

    38. The Tangent - The World We Drive Through (12:58) from The World That We Drive Through, 2004



The European Persepective #247


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  • Happy New Year, and welcome to the first TEP of 2017! I just decided to play a bunch of tunes I like this time around, though you also get a bit of Progradar's Picks for your money, of course, and the widest variety of music to be found in a progressive rock podcast!

    1. U2 - Where The Streets Have No Name (05:38) from The Joshua Tree, 1987
    2. Big Big Train - The Underfall Yard (21:57) from A Stone's Throw From The Line, 2016
    3. Nic Jones - Canadee-I-O (06:00) from Penguin Eggs, 1980
    4. The Albion Band - Gresford Disaster (10:49) from Rise Up Like The Sun, 1978
    5. The Institute of Modern Love - Welcome/You Want This Life?/Burning Houses/Mr. Hyde/The Shadow (23:57) from Part I - Welcome to The Institute of Modern Love, 2011
    6. Brett William Kull - My House is Loud (05:23) from Open Skies Exploding, 2016
    7. Echolyn - Some Memorial (11:54) from Echolyn, 2012
    8. Simon Godfrey - Blood In The Milk (03:30) from Black Bag Archive Vol. 2, 2016
    9. Pandora - Always And Everywhere - Overture: Fantasie In Pandora Major (08:41) from Ten Years Like In A Magic Dream, 2016
    10. Maddison's Thread - A Thomas Hardy Evening (05:18) from Sixty Minutes an Hour, 2017
    11. Pain of Salvation - Meaningless (04:48) from In the Passing Light of Day, 2017
    12. The Tea Club - Firebears (17:52) from Quickly Quickly Quickly, 2012
    13. Snarky Puppy and Metropole Orkest - The Curtain (15:09) from Sylva, 2015
    14. Frost* - Towerblock (06:14) from Falling Satellites, 2016
    15. Mirror System - M Theory (05:57) from Mirror System, 2006
    16. M83 (feat. Mai Lin & Steve Vai) - Go! (03:56) from Junk, 2016
    17. Todmobile & Jon Anderson - Awaken (17:24) from https://youtu.be/CwspoyRdeV0, 2013
    18. Big Hogg - Turn to Prayer (05:51) from Big Hogg, 2015
    19. Cosmograf - Aspire, Achieve (10:06) from The Man Left in Space, 2013
    20. Moon Safari - Constant Bloom/Methuselah's Children (17:10) from Blomljud, 2008
    21. Genesis - The Cinema Show (10:59) from Seconds Out, 1977
    22. Be-Bop Deluxe - Adventures In A Yorkshire Landscape (08:01) from Live! In The Air Age, 2005
    23. Barenaked Ladies - New Kid On The Block (04:12) from Gordon, 1992
    24. Jethro Tull - Baker St. Muse (16:43) from Minstrel In The Gallery, 1975
    25. Twice Bitten - Crocus Point (12:11) from Late Cut, 2015
    26. Joni Mitchell - Refuge Of The Roads (06:38) from Hejira, 1976