Friday, September 24, 2021

VA - LIVE! Progressive Rock (A Butterboy Compilation) (6 x CD's) PART 1


LIVE! Prog

VA - LIVE! Progressive Rock (A Butterboy Compilation) (6 x CD's)   PART 1

Prog is an adventure, a bridge between pop immediacy and classical structure that challenges musicians and fans alike. At the turn of the 70's, the sudden shift in musical emphasis from singles to albums gave rock bands a chance to stretch out and investigate grooves not built for dancing and plangent melodies that take the ear on an emotional gallivant to unexplored locations. Inspired by symphonic form, the rigors of modern jazz, and great works of literature, prog rockers such as King Crimson, Yes, and Emerson, Lake & Palmer set out to discover different sonic landscapes and create a new language for popular music. This questing spirit, upheld in subsequent years by The Mars Volta and Muse, encourages longer song suites as musicians wrestle with uncanny time signatures, dense mystical poetry and devilish chord structures on an eternal quest to find the lost chord. (Amazon)

Over the next 5 weeks I will present: 

4 x CD's of Single tracks by various rock artists of Live rock. 

4 x CD's of Double tracks by various rock artists of Live rock music

3 x CD's of Live Progressive Rock  Part 1

3 x CD's of Live Progressive Rock  Part 2

4 x CD's of Live Soul and Pop Music.

The feeling of a live concert is almost impossible to replicate perfectly. but these tracks all exhibit a live feeling and sound reminding us of the times we were exported to another moment in time. Enjoy!

Here is LIVE! Progressive Rock  PART 1 (3 x CD's )


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Track lists


01 Mike Oldfield Tubular Bells Pt. 1 28:21

02 Mike Oldfield Tubular Bells Pt. 2 11:33

03 Riverside The Same River 13:03

04 Pfm (Premiata Forneria Marconi) Alta Loma Nine Till Five 15:42

05 Emerson, Lake & Palmer Take a Pebble 6:37

06 King Crimson Starless 12:25

07 Renaissance Ashes Are Burning 22:59

08 Moody Blues Legend of a Mind 12:39

09 Porcupine Tree Moonloop 11:44


01 Pink Floyd Us and Then 8:07

02 Eloy Poseidon's Creation 11:28

03 Jane Hangman 10:01

04 Le Orme L'infinito 5:37

05 Fairport Convention Sloth (Live) 12:45

06 Marillion The Invisible Man 15:44

07 Edison's Children A Million Miles Away (I Wish I Had a Time Machine) 4:10

08 Emerson, Lake & Powell Karn Evil 9 (2nd Impression), 8:39

09 Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe Order of the Universe 15:31

10 Genesis Domino 11:33

11 Emerson, Lake & Powell Knife Edge 5:53

12 Nektar King of Twilight 12:10

13 Nektar Desolation Valley 9:01


01 Porcupine Tree The Sky Moves Sideways 12:39

02 Pentangle Pentangling 19:37

03 Mighty Baby Now You Don't (Part 1) 11:31

04 Rick Wakeman & the English Rock Ensemble The Cathederal in the Sky 10:36

05 Camel Lady Fantasy, Encounter, Smiles for You-Lady, Fantasy 12:45

06 Camel Lunar Sea 9:03

07 Dead Can Dance American Dreaming 4:55

08 Dead Can Dance Cantara 5:15

09 Roger Waters Comfortably Numb 8:08

10 Steve Hackett Supper's Ready 26:15




  1. Now we're talking - great stuff. Many thanks

    1. Hi Bob,
      So glad I can please your taste in music.


  2. THANKS BB. As long as the music is good, for me all styles are good.
    More good compilations...LIVE!

    1. Hi Patrick, I couldn't agree more.
      It is always about what appeals to the individual.


  3. To L9
    Van The Man