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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.

Hosted by David "Wilf" Elliott

Broadcast Live every Sunday
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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 #219


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  • Rest in peace Daevid Allen – gone too soon, but leaving an amazing legacy of great music behind him.

    Also featuring a sequence from Caravan, and a whole bunch of new releases!

    1. Von Hertzen Brothers – New Day Rising (05:31) from New Day Rising, 2015

    2. Argos – Not In This Picture (12:33) from A Seasonal Affair, 2015

    3. Minimum Vital – Folkish (08:45) from Pavanes, 2015

    4. Hasse Fröberg Musical Companion – Can’t Stop The Clock (07:24) from HFMC, 2015

    5. Gong – Radio Gnome Invisible (05:33) from Radio Gnome Invisible Part 1: Flying Teapot, 1973

    6. Gong – Master Builder (06:20) from Radio Gnome Invisible Part 2: You, 1974

    7. Gong – How to Stay Alive (08:06) from 2032, 2009

    8. Karnataka – Secrets Of Angels (20:04) from Secrets Of Angels, 2015

    9. North Atlantic Oscillation – I Only Have Eyes For You (04:48) from Call Signs, 2009

    10. North Atlantic Oscillation - Ritual (07:10) from Grappling Hooks, 2010

    11. North Atlantic Oscillation – Soft Coda (04:20) from Fog Electric, 2012

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

    13. Firefly Burning – Beloved (05:41) from Skeleton Hill, 2015

    14. Unit Wail – Polymorphus The Wise (05:26) from Beyond Space Edges, 2015

    15. Nice Beaver – The Time It Takes (06:34) from The Time It Takes, 2015

    16. Caravan – Golf Girl (05:01) from In The Land Of Grey And Pink, 1971

    17. Caravan – Hoedown (05:58) from Caravan Live at the Fairfield Halls, 1974, 2002

    18. Caravan – A Very Smelly Grubby Little Oik/Bobbing Wide/Come On Back/Oik (Reprise) (13:09) from Blind Dog At St. Dunstan’s, 1976

    19. Caravan – The Dog, The Dog, He’s At It Again (05:58) from For Girls Who Grow Plump In The Night, 1973

    20. Caravan – Waterloo Lily (06:50) from Waterloo Lily, 1972

    21. Caravan – The Paradise Filter (06:01) from Paradise Filter, 2013

    22. Caravan – Nine Feet Underground (22:49) from In The Land Of Grey And Pink, 1971

    23. Magic Bus - Jupiter 3 AM (08:37) from Transmission From Sogmore’s Garden, 2014

The European Perspective #218


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  • A veritable new release frenzy for the start of March, featuring Steven Wilson (can’t get away from him!). Ciccada and Not A Good Sign. Plenty more great stuff too, though, showing that 2015 is already shaping up to be a great year for progressive rock releases.

    In addition, a mini-Canterbury Scene feature, which is never a bad idea!



    1. Steven Wilson – First Regret/3 Years Older (12:19) from Hand. Cannot. Erase., 2015

    2. Ciccada – A Night Ride (06:26) from The Finest of Miracles, 2015

    3. Not a Good Sign – Pleasure of Drowning (05:54) from From a Distance, 2015

    4. La Coscienza di Zeno – Il Paese Ferito (05:52) from La Notte Anche Di Giorno, 2015

    5. We are Kin – Tides Of Midnight (04:55) from Pandora, 2015

    6. Ubi Maior - Alchemico Fiammingo (12:58) from Incanti Bio Meccanici, 2015

    7. Lauri Porra – The Prisoner (03:06) from Flyover, 2015

    8. Grand Tour – The Grand Tour (part 2) (14:26) from Heavy On The Beach, 2015

    9. The Unthanks - Mount the Air (10:34) from Mount the Air, 2015

    10. Yesterdays – Find Another Light (04:00) from Find Another Light, 2015

    11. Mollmaskin – The Long Shadow (04:26) from Heartbreak In ((Stereo)), 2015

    12. Magic Bus – Sunflower (03:51) from Transmission From Sogmore’s Garden, 2014

    13. Caravan – Winter Wine (07:36) from In The Land Of Grey And Pink, 1971

    14. Supersister – Present From Nancy (05:14) from Present From Nancy, 1970

    15. Pierre Moerlen’s Gong – Second Wind (06:11) from Second Wind, 1988

    16. Ciccada – At the Death of Winter (04:05) from The Finest of Miracles, 2015

    17. Not a Good Sign - Going Down (04:19) from From a Distance, 2015

    18. Steven Wilson – Hand Cannot Erase (04:17) from Hand. Cannot. Erase., 2015

    19. Sky – Hotta (07:48) from Sky 2, 1980

The European Perspective #217


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  • Blimey, it’s the first ‘regular’ European Perspective of 2015!

    Lots of new albums from the great and the good in progressive rock, including Beardfish, Sylvan and Sanguine Hum, and a preview of the forthcoming anthology from English singer/songwriter, jh, entitled ‘Morning Sun’.

    1. jh – The Sky Is Breaking (03:55) from Morning Sun, 2015

    2. Billy Bottle & The Multiple - La Belle Époque (04:36) from La Belle Époque, 2015

    3. Franck Carducci – Journey Through The Mind (08:00) from Torn Apart, 2015

    4. Sanguine Hum – On The Beach (06:07) from Now We Have Light, 2015

    5. Simon Steensland - One (13:05) from A Farewell To Brains, 2015

    6. Sylvan – Black And White (07:15) from Home, 2014

    7. Marco Ragni – Into The Wheel Of Time (09:13) from Mother From The Sun, 2014

    8. Alco Frisbass – Escamotage (12:18) from Alco Frisbass, 2015

    9. Magma – Vers La Nuit (03:30) from Slag Tanz, 2015

    10. jh – Making Tea Is Freedom (18:17) from Morning Sun, 2015

    11. Public Service Broadcasting – Gagarin (03:49) from The Race For Space, 2015

    12. Lonely Robot – The Boy In The Radio (04:52) from Please Come Home, 2015

    13. Karda Estra – Strange Relations 3 (09:15) from Strange Relations, 2015

    14. Unreal City - Oniromanzia (09:02) from Il Paese del Tramonto, 2015

    15. Beardfish - Comfort Zone (09:34) from +4626-COMFORTZONE, 2015

    16. Audioplastik – Distant Skies (05:22) from In the Head of a Maniac, 2015

    17. jh – Something’s Happening Here (03:28) from Morning Sun, 2015

The European Perspective #216


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  • In this episode of the show the tables are well and truly turned. Guitar legend Matt Stevens interviews Wilf in his alter ego, David Elliott, head of Bad Elephant Music.