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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 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

The European Perspective #246


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  • Martin 'Progradar' Hutchinson was down in London for the weekend, and it seemed too good an opportunity not to record a podcast together playing and talking about our favourite albums of the year. So....we did!

    1. Lazuli - Chaussures À Nos Pieds (05:56) from Nos Âmes Saoules, 2016
    2. Rikard Sjöblom - Under Northern Skies (Villemo's Song) (07:43) from The Unbendable Sleep, 2016
    3. The Dowling Poole - When She Knows, She Knows (03:39) from One Hyde Park, 2016
    4. Knifeworld - High / Aflame (06:29) from Bottled Out Of Eden, 2016
    5. Afro Celt Sound System - A Higher Love (Tune 'Monkswell Road' ) (07:47) from The Source, 2016
    6. Bent Knee - Hands Up (05:40) from Say So, 2016
    7. Frost* - Lights Out (03:52) from Falling Satellites, 2016
    8. Amoeba Split - Those Fading Hours (08:35) from Second Split, 2016
    9. Karmakanic - Higher Ground (10:12) from DOT, 2016
    10. Thank You Scientist - Need More Input (07:47) from Stranger Heads Prevail, 2016
    11. Yugen - As it was (04:59) from Death by water, 2016
    12. North Sea Radio Orchestra - Vishnu Schist (05:49) from Dronne, 2016
    13. Gong - Rejoice! (10:17) from Rejoice! I'm Dead!, 2016
    14. Half Past Four - Mood Elevator (05:28) from Land Of The Blind, 2016
    15. Kaipa Da Capo - När Jag Var En Pojk (10:51) from Dårskapens Monotoni, 2016
    16. Sand - Seldom Used Furniture (04:26) from A Sleeper, Just Awake, 2016
    17. Fat-Suit - Cowfords (06:23) from Atlas, 2016
    18. Alta Via - Paradox (09:47) from Kreosote, 2016
    19. Bird Eats Baby - Bones Of God (04:08) from Tanta Furia, 2016
    20. La Bocca della Verità - Avenoth (08:13) from Avenoth, 2016
    21. Bad Dreams - Déjà vu (07:45) from Deja Vu, 2016
    22. Blue Mammoth - The Reign (07:19) from Stories of a King, 2016
    23. Cosmograf - Four Wall Euphoria (05:23) from The Unreasonable Silence, 2016
    24. Tony Patterson - The Angel And The Dreamer (07:06) from Equations of Meaning, 2016
    25. Big Big Train - The Transit Of Venus Across The Sun (07:19) from Folklore, 2016
    26. Damian Wilson - Battlelines (03:51) from Built for Fighting, 2016
    27. David Foster - Black Sunrise (07:48) from Dreamless, 2016
    28. Gandalf's Fist - Ditchwater Daisies (07:22) from The Clockwork Fable, 2016
    29. Ghost Community - Cycle of Life (15:48) from Cycle of Life, 2016
    30. Glass Hammer - Fog Of War (08:24) from Valkyrie, 2016
    31. iamthemorning - Lighthouse (06:14) from Lighthouse, 2016
    32. Nerve Toy Trio - Mushroom Attitude (11:52) from Accidental Bar-B-Que, 2016
    33. I lIke Trains - Bethesda (07:59) from A Divorce Before Marriage, 2016
    34. Patchwork Cacophony - Brand New Day (12:16) from Five of Cups, 2016
    35. Blue Rose Code - In The Morning - Parts 1 & 2 (05:11) from ...And Lo! The Bird Is On The Wing, 2016
    36. Ray Wilson - Makes Me Think of Home (07:56) from Makes Me Think of Home, 2016
    37. Thence - I Burn the Day, the Ghost (08:18) from We Are Left with a Song, 2016
    38. Tilt - Growing Colder (06:26) from Hinterland, 2016
    39. Marc Atkinson - A Portrait (05:29) from Homegrown, 2016
    40. Drifting Sun - Intruder (10:42) from Safe Asylum, 2016

The European Perspective #245


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  • Next time we’ll start the usual end-of-year shenanigans, but this time I’ve adopted a policy of shameless self-publicity and based an entire show around Bad Elephant Music’s 2016 catalogue

    1. The Brackish – Liquid of Choice (05:32) from Liquid of Choice, 2016
    2. Jack Arthurs – Lift Me Up (05:19) from Treasure House, 2016
    3. Matthew Parmenter – Digital (03:40) from All Our Yesterdays, 2016
    4. The Rube Goldberg Machine – Afraid Of My Own Shadow (06:46) from Fragile Times, 2016
    5. The Fierce And The Dead – Andy Fox (Live At Kingsway College) (05:42) from If It Carries On Like This We Are Moving To Morecambe (2016 Remaster), 2016
    6. Konchordat – Statement of Intent (07:17) from Rise To The Order, 2016
    7. Tom Slatter – The Time Traveller Suite 2: Rise Another Leaf (03:48) from Three Rows Of Teeth (2016 expanded edition), 2016
    8. Nine Stones Close – Spoils (16:35) from Leaves, 2016
    9. Mothertongue – Blooper’s Theme (04:02) from Unsongs, 2016
    10. Sphelm – These Roots Know No Boundaries (05:24) from These Roots Know No Boundaries, 2016
    11. The Gift – Tuesday’s Child (09:45) from Why The Sea Is Salt, 2016
    12. Verbal Delirium – The Decayed Reflection (A Verbal Delirium) (11:51) from The Imprisoned Words Of Fear, 2016
    13. Mike Kershaw – Another Disguise (05:23) from What Lies Beneath, 2016
    14. Under A Banner – Legion (04:39) from The Wild Places, 2016
    15. Paradigm Shift – Reunification (09:22) from Becoming Aware, 2016
    16. Heliopolis – Love and Inspiration (18:53) from Epic at the Majestic: Live at RoSFest, 2016
    17. Matt Stevens – Scapegoat (05:01) from Archive, 2016
    18. N.y.X. – The Daily Dark Delirium (12:52) from The News, 2016
    19. Emmett Elvin – The Plankton Suite (04:22) from Assault On The Tyranny Of Reason, 2016
    20. We Are Kin – …goodbye (12:05) from …and I know…, 2016
    21. The Far Meadow – The Seamless Shirt (09:16) from Given The Impossible, 2016

The European Perspective #244


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  • New release roundup, together with Progradar’s Picks from The Gift, Ray Wilson and Van Der Graaf Generator, and five more selections for the Beginner’s Guide to Progressive Rock from PFM, ABWH, Jellyfish, Beardfish and Matt Stevens

    Yes – The Revealing Science Of God (Dance Of The Dawn) (20:18) from Tales From Topographic Oceans, 1973
    The Far Meadow – Prove It Then/Hang On/Industry (11:42) from Given The Impossible, 2016
    Syd Arthur – Into Eternity (05:16) from Apricity, 2016
    Dec Burke – As High As The Sun (05:01) from Book Of Secrets, 2016
    Bird Eats Baby – Deathbed Confession (04:20) from Tanta Furia, 2016
    Alta Via – Paradox (09:47) from Kreosote, 2016
    Kaipa Da Capo – När Jag Var En Pojk (10:51) from Dårskapens Monotoni, 2016 Progradar’s Picks
    Ray Wilson – Makes Me Think of Home (07:56) from Makes Me Think of Home, 2016
    Van Der Graaf Generator – Forever Falling (05:40) from Do Not Disturb, 2016
    The Gift – All These Things (20:43) from Why The Sea Is Salt, 2016
    Maschine – Hidden In Plain Sight (07:01) from Naturalis, 2016
    Riverside – Sleepwalkers (07:19) from Eye Of The Soundscape, 2016
    Offworld – Killing Voices in H.E.A.D. (05:08) from Some Circles Are Square, 2016 Beginner’s Guide to Progressive Rock
    Premiata Forneria Marconi – Il Banchetto (08:41) from Per Un Amico, 1972
    Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe – Order Of The Universe (09:03) from Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe, 1989
    Jellyfish – Joining A Fan Club (04:03) from Spilt Milk, 1993
    Beardfish – South of the Border (07:43) from Sleeping In Traffic, Part Two, 2008
    Matt Stevens – The Bridge (11:50) from Lucid, 2014
    Edensong – End Times In Retrospect (05:36) from Years In The Garden Of Years, 2016
    The Dear Hunter – Gloria (05:17) from Act V: Hymns With The Devil In Confessional, 2016
    The Neal Morse Band – Broken Sky / Long Day (Reprise (09:59) from The Similitude Of A Dream, 2016
    Gong – Rejoice! (10:17) from Rejoice! I’m Dead!, 2016
    Sphelm – Stillness (04:41) from These Roots Know No Boundaries, 2016
    Afro Celt Sound System – Cascade (08:06) from The Source, 2016
    Yes – Ritual (Nous Sommes Du Soleil) (21:44) from Tales From Topographic Oceans, 2016