April 3, 2009 Playlist

The Prog Britannia Special
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"In The Court Of The Crimson King" by King Crimson (1969)
King Crimson  "In The Court Of The Crimson King"  1969 (UK)
The story of British Progressive Rock pretty much starts with The Beatles' Sgt. Pepper album, followed soon after by The Moody Blues orchestral concept album Days of Future Passed and The Who's first "rock opera" entitled "A Quick One (While He's Away)".  But it was King Crimson's debut LP of sprawling symphonic art rock that really set the stage for the prog boom of the early 70's and the success of groups like Yes, ELP, Genesis and Jethro Tull.
Couldn't find much vintage King Crimson online, but here's the mid-1970's lineup performing "Lark's Tongues In Aspic".  For something a little different, here's a 12 year old girl playing "Red" on the drums (and here she is again playing Neil Peart!)
(R) = Listener Request    
Artist Song Album Year Country
The Who A Quick One While He's Away (live) The Kids Are Alright (soundtrack compilation) rec. 1968,
rel. 1979
Eric Burdon & The Animals Coloured Rain (Traffic) Love Is 1968 UK
King Crimson The Court Of The Crimson King In The Court Of The Crimson King
1969 UK
Emerson Lake & Palmer The Endless Enigma (part one) / Fugue / The Endless Enigma (part two) Trilogy 1972 UK
Pink Floyd On The Run / Time Dark Side Of The Moon 1973 UK
Genesis Twilight Alehouse B-side 7" single (Archive 1967-75 box set) 1973 UK
Yes Heart of the Sunrise (R) Fragile 1972 UK
Van der Graaf Generator After The Flood The Least We Can Do Is Wave To Each Other 1970 UK
Jethro Tull To Cry You A Song Benefit 1970 UK
Led Zeppelin In The Light Physical Grafitti 1975 UK
Curved Air It Happened Today Air Conditioning 1970 UK
Gentle Giant Isn't It Quiet And Cold Gentle Giant 1970 UK
The Soft Machine * Hope For Happiness / Joy Of A Toy / Hope For Happiness (reprise) The Soft Machine 1968 UK
Matching Mole * Part Of The Dance Matching Mole 1972 UK
Caravan * If I Could Do It All Over Again, I Would Do It All Over You If I Could Do It All Over Again, I Would Do It All Over You 1970 UK
Gong * Outer Temple / Inner Temple Angel's Egg 1973 UK/France/
Arzachel * Garden Of Earthly Delights Arzachel 1969 UK
Egg * Contrasong The Polite Force 1971 UK
National Health * The Collapso National Health 1977 UK
Hatfield & The North * Let's Eat (Real Soon) A-side 7" single (bonus track on self-titled CD) 1974 UK
The Moody Blues "EVENING"  The Sun Set: Twilight Time Days Of Future Passed 1967 UK
The Nice Dawn The Thoughts Of Emerlist Davjack 1967 UK
* Guide to Who's Who in "The Canterbury Scene"
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