Episode 305: Best of 2020, Top 42 pt 3

This is the 305th edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. You can CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD but note the shows are large files. The show is also available to stream via Mixcloud and the Progzilla Radio Network (the show appears on Progzilla in alternate weeks). This show continues my slightly delayed countdown of my favourite albums of 2020. It feels to me that, in an otherwise terrible year, there were so many great albums released in 2020, which meant I found it even harder than normal to get it down to a top 30, so in the end I didn’t bother, and instead I went for a top 42. For this show it’s part 3 (of 4) of my 42 favourite albums of 2020. You can expect a great mixture of music in this show, and a typically eclectic playlist, with two tracks each from the albums I’ve placed between 20 and 11 in the countdown (with the big top 10 countdown being revealed next time). In addition, we’ll also have something brand new from Garden of Live Flowers and Psychic Equalizer and I’ll reflect on the passing of the late, great Chick Corea. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 2 hours and 27 minutes. Downloaded file is 134.6 MB.

1. Ice Cream Heart (2:47) – Garden of Live Flowers (Taken from the album ‘Sticky, Sweet and Dirty’; see gardenofliveflowers.bandcamp.com/album/sticky-sweet-and-dirty & www.facebook.com/gardenofliveflowers)

2. Sorceress (7:34) – Return To Forever (Taken from the album ‘Romantic Warrior’; see chickcorea.com)

3. The Astronomers (7:09) – Psychic Equalizer (Taken from the EP ‘Revealed II’; see psychicequalizer.bandcamp.com/album/revealed-ii & www.facebook.com/psychicequalizer)

4. Starlings & Crows (3:49) – Chloë March (Taken from the album ‘Starlings & Crows’; see chloemarch.bandcamp.com/album/starlings-crows, www.chloemarch.com & www.facebook.com/chloemarchmusic)

5. All Things Good (4:53) – Chloë March (Taken from the album ‘Starlings & Crows’; see chloemarch.bandcamp.com/album/starlings-crows, www.chloemarch.com & www.facebook.com/chloemarchmusic)

6. Obedience (5:14) – Dyble Longdon (Taken from the album ‘Between A Breath And A Breath′; see www.bigbigtrain.com/dyble-longdon/)

7. Heartwashing (2:42) – Dyble Longdon (Taken from the album ‘Between A Breath And A Breath′; see www.bigbigtrain.com/dyble-longdon/)

8. You Didn’t Know (4:40) – Becca Stevens (Taken from the album Wonderbloom’; see www.beccastevens.com/ & www.facebook.com/BeccaStevensBand/)

9. True Minds (5:33) – Becca Stevens (Taken from the album Wonderbloom’; see www.beccastevens.com/ & www.facebook.com/BeccaStevensBand/)

10. Half Silences (3:47) – LOMA (Taken from the album ‘Don’t Shy Away′; see lomamusic.bandcamp.com/album/dont-shy-away, lomatheband.com, www.subpop.com/artists/loma & www.facebook.com/lomatheband)

11. Given a Sign (4:20) – LOMA (Taken from the album ‘Don’t Shy Away′; see lomamusic.bandcamp.com/album/dont-shy-away, lomatheband.com, www.subpop.com/artists/loma & www.facebook.com/lomatheband)

12. Home True (6:29) – Michael Olatuja feat. Becca Stevens & Robert Mitchell (Taken from the album ‘Lagos Pepper Soup’; see michaelolatuja-whirlwind.bandcamp.com, www.michaelolatujamusic.com & www.facebook.com/Michael-Olatuja-Lagos-Pepper-Soup-134385293905)

13. Brighter Day (5:58) – Michael Olatuja feat. Laura Mvula (Taken from the album ‘Lagos Pepper Soup’; see michaelolatuja-whirlwind.bandcamp.com, www.michaelolatujamusic.com & www.facebook.com/Michael-Olatuja-Lagos-Pepper-Soup-134385293905)

14. V (6:38) – Zopp (Taken from the album ‘Zopp’; see zopp.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/zoppmusic/)

15. Zero (4:52) – Zopp (Taken from the album ‘Zopp’; see zopp.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/zoppmusic/)

16. Pedal Down (4:44) – Quest Ensemble (Taken from the album The Other Side’; see qensemble.bandcamp.com/album/the-other-side, www.questensemble.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/QuestEnsemble/)

17. Drops (5:49) – Quest Ensemble (Taken from the album The Other Side’; see qensemble.bandcamp.com/album/the-other-side, www.questensemble.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/QuestEnsemble/)

18. Sepia and White (13:31) – Abel Ganz (Taken from the album ‘The Life Of The Honey Bee and Other Moments Of Clarity’; see abelganz.bandcamp.com/album/the-life-of-the-honey-bee-and-other-moments-of-clarity, abelganz.com, & www.facebook.com/abelganzband/)  

19. The Light Shines Out (6:17) – Abel Ganz (Taken from the album ‘The Life Of The Honey Bee and Other Moments Of Clarity’; see abelganz.bandcamp.com/album/the-life-of-the-honey-bee-and-other-moments-of-clarity, abelganz.com, & www.facebook.com/abelganzband/)  

20. Like A Diamond Bright (3:31) – Arch Garrison (Taken from the album ‘The Bitter Lay’; see archgarrison1.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/Arch-Garrison-436363986400726)

21. Open My Eye (5:26) – Arch Garrison (Taken from the album ‘The Bitter Lay’; see archgarrison1.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/Arch-Garrison-436363986400726)

22. Ascension Bells (5:18) – Rael Jones (Taken from the album ‘Mother Echo’; see raeljones.bandcamp.com/album/mother-echo & www.raeljones.com/)

23. Passports for a Metaphysical Journey (7:07) – Rael Jones (Taken from the album ‘Mother Echo’; see raeljones.bandcamp.com/album/mother-echo & www.raeljones.com/)

Thanks to all the musicians who contributed and to all listeners. Send us comments if you like what you hear (or even if you don’t… feedback is so important!). If you want to keep up to date with news about the show, EppyFest, or just chat with other listeners, don’t forget that there’s a Facebook group – just search for the Eppy Gibbon Podcast Show on Facebook and request to join, plus don’t forget that we’re now part of the Progzilla Radio Network. Eppy will be back again next time, as he continues his countdown of his favourite albums of 2020, moving onto the big top 10, the albums from 10 to 1. It should be a wonderful show so we hope to see you back again then.

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