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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
from 4:00AM to 7:00AM Pacific Time

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 #226


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  • To celebrate US Independence Day this week's European Perspective is given over to a celebration of all that's good in American progressive rock over the last few years. Hear Wilf stumble his way through American geography!

    1. The Neal Morse Band - The Call (10:16) from The Grand Experiment , 2015
    2. Mike Keneally - Wing Beat Fantastic (03:26) from Wing Beat Fantastic, 2012
    3. Midlake - The Old and the Young (05:37) from Antiphon, 2013
    4. District 97 - All's Well That Ends Well (07:49) from In Vaults, 2015
    5. Thank You Scientist - Blood On the Radio (09:21) from Maps of Non-Existent Places, 2012
    6. The Twenty Committee - Her Voice (10:08) from A Lifeblood Psalm, 2013
    7. Umphrey's McGee - Educated Guess (05:49) from Similar Skin, 2014
    8. 3RDegree - The Socio-Economic Petri Dish (06:51) from The Long Division, 2012
    9. Glass Hammer - Babylon (07:56) from The Breaking Of The World, 2015
    10. Dream the Electric Sleep - The Name You Fear (06:10) from Heretics, 2014
    11. Stop Motion Orchestra - Little Smiles (05:24) from Instant Everything!, 2014
    12. Ut Gret - The Raw, the Cooked and the Overeasy (05:27) from Ancestor's Tale, 2014
    13. The Psychedelic Ensemble - A Hundred Years On (08:04) from The Sunstone, 2015
    14. Izz - Start Again (07:44) from Everlasting Instant, 2015
    15. Gekko Projekt - Grains of Sand (05:20) from Reya of Titan, 2015
    16. The Nerve Institute - Knives of Winter Coronation Day (07:23) from Fictions, 2015
    17. Heliopolis - New Frontier (10:09) from City Of The Sun, 2014
    18. Perfect Beings - Removal Of The Identity Chip (05:48) from Perfect Beings, 2014
    19. Salem Hill - Butterfly (06:43) from The Unseen Cord, 2014
    20. Moetar - Where The Truth Lies (04:50) from Entropy of the Century, 2014
    21. A Big Goodbye - Gone (06:00) from History in Rewind, 2014
    22. Proud Peasant - The Precipice (13:20) from Flight, 2014
    23. Elephants of Scotland - Amber Waves (08:14) from Execute and Breathe, 2014
    24. Iluvatar - Between (07:00) from From The Silence, 2014
    25. The Samurai Of Prog - Into The Lake (08:43) from The Imperial Hotel, 2014
    L26. ittle Atlas - Emily True (07:06) from Automatic Day, 2013
    27. Oblivion Sun - Dead Sea Squirrels (06:35) from The High Places, 2013
    28. I And Thou - And I Awaken (11:29) from Speak, 2012
    29. Lobate Scarp - Beginning of Us (06:25) from Time and Space, 2013
    30. The Tea Club - The Eternal German Infant (08:18) from Quickly Quickly Quickly, 2012
    31. Disconnect - Sufficient (09:16) from Enough Blame To Go Around, 2012
    32. Echolyn - When Sunday Spills (08:48) from echolyn, 2012

The European Perspective #225


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  • A leisurely canter through the best in British and European progressive music from 2010 this week, including quite a few songs not heard on the show before!

    1. Tinyfish - The Big Red Spark (04:51) from The Big Red Spark, 2010

    2. Dec Burke - Signs Of Life (04:53) from Destroy All Monsters, 2010

    3. North Atlantic Oscillation - Some Blue Hive (04:54) from Grappling Hooks, 2010

    4. Cosmograf - Evolution Railroad (06:55) from End Of Ecclesia, 2010

    5. Manning - Clocks (04:28) from Charlestown, 2010

    6. Agents of Mercy - Gratitude (06:27) from Dramarama, 2010

    7. The Lens - Full Of Stars (10:51) from Regeneration, 2010

    8. Magic Bus - Gods Of The Mountain (07:08) from Magic Bus, 2010

    9. Amoeba Split - Turbulent Matrix (10:47) from Dance Of The Goodbyes, 2010

    10. Areknamés - Dateless Diary (05:31) from In Case of Loss, 2010

    11. Il Tempio delle Clessidre - Insolita parte di me (07:21) from Il Tempio delle Clessidre, 2010

    12. La Nuova Raccomandata Con Ricevuta Di Ritorno - La Mente (07:16) from Il Pittore Volante, 2010

    13. La Maschera di Cera - Tra Due Petali Di Fuoco (06:06) from Petali di Fuoco, 2010

    14. Ciccada - An Endless Sea (05:28) from A Child In The Mirror, 2010

    15. Kingcrow - Lullaby For an Innocent (06:17) from Phlegethon, 2010

    16. Chris - Making Sense (07:10) from Making Sense, 2010

    17. Knifeworld - The Stench of Honey (05:25) from Leader of the Starry Skies: A Tribute To Tim Smith Songbook Vol. 1, 2010

    18. Stars In Battledress - Foundling (04:24) from Leader of the Starry Skies: A Tribute To Tim Smith Songbook Vol. 1, 2010

    19. Mark Cawthra - Let Alone My Plastic Doll (04:04) from Leader of the Starry Skies: A Tribute To Tim Smith Songbook Vol. 1, 2010

    20. Moon Safari - Crossed The Rubicon (09:46) from Lover's End, 2010

    21. Solstice - Flight (07:27) from Spirit, 2010

    22. London Underground - St. Helens (04:02) from Honey Drops, 2010

    23. Anti-Depressive Delivery - Alive (13:50) from The Best of Antidepressive Delivery, 2010

    24. Haken - Eternal Rain (06:43) from Aquarius, 2010

    25. Christina - Deep Oceans [Oceans Deep Jem Godfrey Remix] (05:27) from Broken Lives & Bleeding Hearts, 2010

    26. The Fierce And The Dead - Part 1 (18:50) from Part 1, 2010

    27. Argos - The Gatekeeper (07:51) from Circles, 2010

    28. Lalle Larsson - Otherwordly (06:23) from Infinity Of Worlds, 2010

    29. Alex Carpani - Templars Dream (05:39) from The Sanctuary, 2010

    30. Mogador - All I Am Is Of My Own Making (05:44) from All I Am Is Of My Own MaKing, 2010

    31. Matt Stevens - Big Sky (05:39) from Ghost, 2010

    32. Sanguine Hum - Dark Ages (04:42) from Diving Bell, 2010

    33. Big Big Train - The Wide Open Sea (17:44) from Far Skies, Deep Time, 2010

The European Perspective #224


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  • A roundup of new releases, including EPs from Big Big Train and Camelias Garden, as well as a couple of songs from the Old Guard in the form of Jethro Tull and live Yes. 
     
    1. Big Big Train - Wassail (6:48) from Wassail, 2015
    2. Magic Pie - Introversion (12:24) from King For A Day, 2015
    3. Klone - The Last Experience (7:06) from Here Come the Sun, 2015
    4. Vennart - Infatuate (5:10) from The Demon Joke, 2015
    5. Camelias Garden - Kite (8:27) from Kite, 2015
    6. Methexis - The Relic (8:28) from Suiciety, 2015
    7. Jethro Tull - Baker St. Muse (16:43) from Minstrel In The Gallery (40th Anniversary Edition), 2015
    8. Guapo - Obscure Knowledge Part I (25:39) from Obscure Knowledge, 2015
    9. Sweet Billy Pilgrim - FFwd to the Freeze Frame (4:50) from Motorcade Amnesiacs, 2015
    10. Preacher - The Sea (5:19) from Signals, 2014
    11. Galley Beggar - Pay My Body (9:01) from Silence & Tears, 2015
    12. Barock Project - Gold (8:40) from Skyline, 2015
    13. Silhouette - In Solitary (6:16) from Beyond The Seventh Wave, 2014
    14. Suns of the Tundra - Speak Still of Summer (7:28) from Bones of Brave Ships, 2015
    15. Neo Prophet - Generation Games (7:37) from T.I.M.E., 2015
    16. Brežnev Fun Club - Tzig Tzag Tzara (5:51) from Il Misantropo Felice, 2015
    17. Ozric Tentacles - Far Memory (7:12) from Technicians of the Sacred, 2015
    18. Sunchild - Follow Your Heart (8:01) from Synesthesia, 2015
    19. Le Folli Arie - Non e Facile (4:55) from Le folli arie, 2015
    20. Progoctopus - Carousel (9:02) from Transcendence, 2015
    21. Tom Slatter - Men Of The World (7:14) from Fit The Fourth, 2015
    22. Gentle Knife - The Gentle Knife (5:17) from Gentle Knife, 2015
    23. John Lodge - In My Mind (4:54) from 10,000 Light Years Ago, 2015
    24. Forgotten Suns - Somewhere in the Darkness (06:58) from When Worlds Collide, 2015
    25. Steve Hughes - One Day (7:50) from Tales From The Silent Ocean, 2015
    26. We Are Kin – The Door (7:47) from Pandora, 2015
    26. Yes - Yours is No Disgrace (16:04) from Progeny: Highlights From Seventy-Two, 2015


The European Perspective #223


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  • There's a definite sense of summer in this podcast, with a gardening theme to all the songs played.

    1. Ciccada - A Garden Of Delights (08:24) from A Child In The Mirror, 2010

    2. A.C.T. - Torn By A Phrase, Garden (05:36) from Last Epic, 2003

    3. Gandalf's Fist - Gardens of the Lost (06:03) from A Forest of Fey, 2014

    4. Magic Bus - Back To The Garden (10:54) from Magic Bus, 2010

    5. Fractal Mirror - The Garden (05:38) from Garden Of Ghosts, 2014

    6. Amoeba Split - Perfumed Garden (09:43) from Dance Of The Goodbyes, 2010

    7. Tin Spirits - Garden State (15:08) from Scorch, 2014

    8. Dead Heroes Club - Machine In The Garden (10:01) from Everything Is Connected, 2013

    9. Yes - Universal Garden (06:16) from Open Your Eyes, 1997

    10. Willowglass - Garden (08:17) from Willowglass, 2006

    11. Unitopia - The Garden (22:33) from The Garden, 2008

    12. The Monsoon Bassoon - In The Iceman's Back Garden (07:00) from I Dig Your Voodoo, 1999

    13. Marillion - Garden Party (07:20) from Script For A Jester's Tear, 1983

    14. La Tulipe Noire - In the Gardens of Eden (07:36) from Shattered Image, 2000

    15. The Healing Road - Devil's Garden (04:32) from Timanfaya, 2007

    16. Godsticks - Puppy Gardener (05:27) from Godsticks, 2008

    17. Flamborough Head - The Garden Pond (05:32) from Looking For John Maddock, 2009

    18. The Flower Kings - Garden of Dreams (Part One) (27:07) from Meet the Flower Kings, 2003