Friday, November 25, 2022

VA - Progressive Folk Vol. 02 (A Butterboy Compilation) CD1+CD2+CD3


VA - Progressive Folk Vol. 02 (A Butterboy Compilation) CD1+CD2+CD3

Progressive Rock, not to be mistaken for the Folk Rock of the 1960s, a Folk revival started on both sides of the Atlantic, that got quickly linked with a protest movement, not always, but often linked to more left-wing tendencies, which did not sit well with the authorities. With their delicious harmonies, Folk Rock was appealing only to the rock public as older generations turned their backs in folkies.

However, a real turning point album that led to further change of Folk Rock is Fairport Convention's "Liege & Lief" album, that proved to be highly influential for another generation of groups: this album concentrated into electrifying seminal English traditional folk and retained that quaint Englishness taste. It is interesting to see that both leaders of Fairport Convention quit the band after this success to go their respective ways.  By this time, most connoisseurs were talking of Acid Folk, Psych Folk, and Progressive Folk, all having limited differences and no particularly drawn-out limits or boundaries, but all relying on experimental or groundbreaking adventures and good musicianship but not necessarily of an acoustic nature. Those who were out to break new ground (but with less commercial success as their predecessors) started turning records more and more axed towards fusing jazz and folk, others became more and more electric, and they started to be referred to as Singer Songwriters especially those with country rock influences. There is also a very important medieval music influences dimension in some groups as the term Medieval Folk was also mentioned for a while but apparently dropped by musicologists.  Many European bands took folk rock to a higher level and combined music that was folky, experimental and progressive. I aways wonder if the English bands cherry picked from the European progressive rock scene or visa versa. Probably a bit of both.

Many Progressive Rock bands/artists incorporated Folk music in their compositions. Some are amazingly good and it's a pity that they don't get heard all that often.  This compilation concentrates on Progressive Rock music with a Folk sound from around the globe from the last 5 decades that is captivating and as well as enjoyable. 

This is Volume 2 of a 3 Volume set. Enjoy!

Vol. 1 can be found here:






Track list


61 Sensations' Fix Music In Painting In The Air 4:18

62 Renaissance Black Flame 6:21

63 Mckendree Spring Growing 3:48

64 Tir Na Nog Our Love 3:09

65 Ougenweide Ouwe 2:34

66 Emtidi Shadow On Your Face 3:59

67 Trees She Moved Thro' The Fair 8:09

68 Kara She Moves Through The Fair 3:17

69 Mellow Candle Sheep Season 5:02

70 Catherine Ribeiro + Alpes Jusqu'a Ce Que La Force De T'aimer Me Manque 2:57

71 Fuchsia Shoes And Ships 5:43

72 Stormy Six La Manifestazione 6:27

73 Mostly Autumn Shrinking Violet 8:34

74 Dr. Strangely Strange Sign On My Mind 8:23

75 Yleclipse Convivium Mithrae 5:28

76 Chimera Silver Man 2:54

04 Comus Song To Comus 7:28

78 Carol Of Harvest You And Me 2:31

79 Izukaitz Xori Bele 6:07

80 Jade Warrior Lady Of The Lake 3:19


81 Strawbs Lay A Little Light On Me 3:26

82 Curved Air Melinda (More Or Less) 3:28

83 Jupiter Sunset Don't Slam The Door When You Leave (Single Version) 2:49

84 Fairport Convention Meet On The Ledge 4:25

05 Glass Hammer Morrigan's Song 2:12

86 Family My Friend The Sun 4:20

87 Saint Just Viaggio Nel Tempo 6:35

88 Jethro Tull Black Satin Dancer 6:52

89 Synanthesia The Tale Of The Spider And The Fly 5:58

90 Holderlin Waren Wir 4:51

91 Moonkyte Way Out Hermit 4:20

92 Circulus Wherever She Goes 3:22

93 Moonstone Top Heavy 2:39

94 Black Noodle Project Tomorrow Birds Will Sing 6:48

95 Jon Anderson To The Runner 4:29

96 Forest Autumn Childhood 6:20

97 Los Jaivas Todos Juntos 5:52

98 Maria Del Mar Bonet La Canco De Na Ruixa Mantells (Fragments) 6:02

99 Uriah Heep The Wizard 3:01

100 Focus Love Remembered 2:49


101 The Wishing Tree Hollow Hills 6:21

102 Inna & The Farlanders Lullaby (Wiegenlied) 4:31

103 Rebekka Lotus 11:59

104 Kalacakra Naerby Shiras 9:20

105 Pentangle Cruel Sister 7:04

106 Third Ear Band Stone Circle 3:27

107 Jan Dukes De Grey Sun Symphonica 18:59

108 Incredible String Band This Moment 6:08

109 Smell Of Incense From The Third Hemisphere 13:38

110 Paul Parrish English Sparrows 2:44

111 Annie Haslam Inside My Life 4:51

112 String Driven Thing People On The Street 6:03

113 Decameron Rock And Roll Woman 2:13

114 Midnight Circus The Light 5:52

115 Jethro Tull Baker St. Muse 16:39

116 Spike Drivers Often I Wonder 5:43

117 Pentangle The Cuckoo 4:29

118 Magna Carta Time For Leaving 4:09

119 Camel Supertwister 3:22

120 Genesis Supper’s Ready 22:53




  1. What a nice surprise!
    I get up to prepare breakfast and look for music to accompany it and choose the first part of this collection. While my partner gets up and says: what beautiful music for breakfast! and here we are listening to it.
    I look for the posts of the day, and I see the second part.
    All very magical!

    1. Thank you, Jose.
      I love it when these posts are a nice surprise.

  2. I always enjoyed Fairport so lets see what delights you have here. Thanks.

    1. Hi lemonflag.
      Fairport do amazing things.

  3. Thanks for such a beautiful comp!!!

    1. Thank you, Il Commendatore.
      Enjoy this and the next one too.

  4. Hi Buddy! Can you please me reupload this wonderfull collection?

    1. Hi rgslemer.
      New links established, tested and working.

  5. I'm 64 years old and I've been listening to rock since I was 7 or 8 years old. I actually like good music, no matter the genre. It's hard to find albums from the 60s and 70s that I haven't had some kind of contact with, but if there's one thing that fascinates me, it's compilations. Compilations that can introduce me to good music, artists I don't know, and that give me the chance to go back and explore, to dig. And there's no other blog on the planet like yours. You're by far the best at providing the best compilations in the universe. I'm completely addicted to your blog, Butterboy! I really appreciate you answering my requests for re-uploads. I currently live in Brazil and if I can do anything for you that's within my reach, let me know! Thank you very much, Butterboy!

    1. Hi rgslemer.
      I’m thrilled to hear that you’re enjoying the music compilations and finding value in them. Your passion for music, especially from the 60s and 70s, is inspiring to me. It’s wonderful to know that these compilations are helping you discover new artists and explore different genres. It is always my intention to make my compilation interesting.
      Your offer of help is greatly appreciated. At the moment, the best way you can support is by continuing to enjoy the music and sharing your discoveries with others. Your enthusiasm and love for music is what makes all of this worthwhile.
      Thank you for your kind words and for being a part of this musical journey!