Saturday, April 2, 2011


Progressive Rock is one of the most loved and frequently debated of all musical genres. This 52 track collection is a worthy addition to Universal's much-loved A Complete Introduction To Series. Compliled by Jerry Ewing, the editor of Classic Prog magazine, it takes us on a magical, leisurely journey through the corners of this wondrous genre.

For those who think it's all about pixies and trippy guitar solos, think again (although both of those are here). Wiondrous Stories: A Complete Introduction To Progressive Rock boasts brand new cover art by Roger Dean, designer of the legendary 'Yes' logo, bd som eof teh most influential album sleeves of all time. It is the sister voluime to the 2-CD album, 'Wondrous Stories', yet only a couple of tracks double on both. ~ Amazon

Tracklist CD1:

01 Sam Gopal / Season Of The Witch
02 Colosseum / Walking In The Park
03 Nucleus / Song For The Bearded Lady
04 Van Der Graaf Generator / Darkness II/II
05 Comus / Diana
06 Jethro Tull / Aqualung
07 Atomic Rooster / Devil's Answer
08 Dr. Z / Evil Woman's Manly Child
09 Jan Dukes De Grey / Mice And Rats In The Loft
10 Curved Air / Back Street Love
11 Yes / Roundabout
12 Caravan / Golf Girl
13 Aprhodite's Child / The Four Horsemen

Tracklist CD2:

01 ELP / From The Beginning
02 Mike Oldfield / Tubular Bells
03 Gong / Oily Way
04 Rare Bird / Epic Forest
05 Beggars Opera / MacArthur Park
06 Gentle Giant / In A Glass House
07 Magna Carta / Lord Of Ages
08 Gryphon / Opening Move
09 Fruupp / The Seventh Secret
10 Supertramp / School
11 Riск Wakeman / Merlin The Magician
12 Barclay James Harvest / Child Of The Universe

Tracklist CD3:

01 Yes / Wondrous Stories
02 Steve Hillage / Hurdy Gurdy Man
03 Camel / Air Born
04 ELP / Fanfare For The Common Man
05 Rush / A Farewell To Kings
06 Manfred Mann's Earth Band / The Mighty Quinn
07 Jon Anderson / Some Are Born
08 Barclay James Harvest / Mocking Bird
09 Camel / Sasquatch
10 Mike Oldfield / Five Miles Out
11 Jethro Tull / Pussy Willow
12 Emerson, Lake & Powell / Touch & Go
13 The Moody Blues / I Know You're Out There Somewhere
14 Marillion / Jigsaw

Tracklist CD4:

01 Pallas / Eyes In The Night
02 Rush / The Weapon
03 It Bites / The Old Man And The Angel
04 World Trade / The Moment Is Here
05 Dream Theater / Pull Me Under
06 Queensryche / I Am I
07 Opeth / The Drapery Falls
08 Spock's Beard / Stranger In A Strange Land
09 Coheed & Cambria / Ten Speed (Of Gods Blood & Burial)
10 The Reasoning / Awakening
11 The Mars Volta / Since We've Been Wrong
12 Eureka / Going Home
13 IQ / Frequency


  1. Thanks very much for this greatcomp. One of the best things about the arrival of CD in the mid eighties was the big upturn in the number and quality of comps like this.

  2. Thrilled to find this, but I'm not getting all of discs three and four - can you help?

  3. Thanks for listing this music. I have stuff by a couple of these bands, but most I haven't heard of before. Looking forward to discovering the ones I like and adding some of their CDs to my collection!


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