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Archive for Prog

BO HANSSON “Leaving Shire” (1972)

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The prog/Swedish/Swedish prog end of the Internet is saying that Bo Hansson is dead. I don’t read Swedish or prog so I’m not clear on all the details. Sad news.

“Leaving Shire” is one of my most favorite songs ever.

HARMONIUM “Vert” (1975)

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Harmonium were from Quebec; they started out folky and they ended up proggy. This is sort of in between, a bit jazzy, kind of like Genesis or similar. I really like the last couple of minutes.

MIKE OLDFIELD “Taurus 3” (1983)

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This starts off fairly unpromisingly: there’s some tasteful acoustic guitar and mandolin interplay, but then the next thing you know an Animal Collective jam breaks out.