Episode 300: The Gift of the Wheelman

This is the 300th edition (sorta) 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). I hope you enjoyed the previous very special and bittersweet show. This time, however, it’s this year’s festive edition, so you can expect the usual eclectic mixture of music only this time all the tracks will have some form of wintry/Christmas/solstice theme. We have a feature album this time around, ‘The Essential Now That’s What I Call an a.P.A.t.T. Christmas Vol 1’, the 2019 compilation album by a.P.A.t.T., which contains 12 songs released over 13 years as part of the band’s annual challenge to record and release a song for each day of Christmas, and you’ll hear three tracks from that across the course of the show. You can also expect the usual eclectic musical mix, including some new music from 2020, some older tracks of various vintages thrown in for good measure, and a tribute to the late, great Harold Budd. All-in-all, expect a unique festive-themed extravaganza with lots of great music and pleasant surprises. 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 25 minutes. Downloaded file is 132.5 MB.

1. Just Like Christmas (3:09) – Low (Taken from the ‘Christmas’ EP; see lowtheband.bandcamp.com/album/christmas)

2. Veni Emmanuel (5:07) – Anne Dudley (Taken from the album ‘Ancient & Modern’; see www.annedudley.co.uk)

3. The Stout Guardian Of The Door (5:19) – Duir (Single available to buy via Bandcamp – duir1.bandcamp.com/track/the-stout-guardian-of-the-door-digital-single; see also www.andyweekes.net/index.php?/photography/duir–stout-guardian/)

4. No Holly For Miss Quinn (2:43) – Enya (Taken from the album ‘Shepherd Moons’; see www.facebook.com/officialenya/)

5. Frost Robin (3:01) – a.P.A.t.T. (Taken from the album ‘The Essential Now That’s What I Call an a.P.A.t.T. Christmas Vol 1’; see apatt.bandcamp.com/album/the-essential-now-thats-what-i-call-an-a-p-a-t-t-christmas-vol-1, www.apatt.com/, & www.facebook.com/aPAtTpage)

As part of the feature ‘The 80s Weren’t All Rubbish You Know’:

6. Things Fall Apart (4:33) – Cristina (Taken from the album ‘Zetrospective #2: Hope Springs Eternal’; see zerecords.com/artist/12/cristina.html)

7. Driving home for Christmas (4:07) – Tin Men and the Telephone feat. Paul van Kessel (Taken from the album ‘Very Last Christmas’; see tinmenandthetelephone.bandcamp.com/album/very-last-christmas, tinmenandthetelephone.com & www.facebook.com/tinmenandthetelephone)

8. Wassail (6:48) – Big Big Train (Taken from the album ‘Folklore’; see bigbigtrain.bandcamp.com/album/folklore, bigbigtrain.com/ & www.facebook.com/bigbigtrain/

9. Christ Alive (3:24) – The Sea Nymphs (Taken from the album The Sea Nymphs’; see alphabet-business-concern.bandcamp.com/album/the-sea-nymphs, www.cardiacs.net/ & williamddrake.wordpress.com)

10. The Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy (4:20) – Natalie Fernandez/ Reinaldo De Jesus (Taken from the album ‘Together’; see trrstore.bandcamp.com/album/together-holiday-cd)

11. Carol of the Bells (3:18) – Don & The Quixotes (Taken from the album ‘Don We Now. . .’; see donandthequixotes.bandcamp.com/album/don-we-now & donandthequixotes.com)

12. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas (2:59) – Phoebe Bridgers (Single available to buy via phoebebridgers.bandcamp.com/track/have-yourself-a-merry-little-christmas; see also phoebefuckingbridgers.com)

13. I’m Walking Backwards For Christmas (3:14) – The Goons (Taken from the album ‘The Best Of’; see www.thegoonshow.net/)

14. Walking In The Air (3:12) – Becca Stevens Band (Single available to buy via beccastevensband.bandcamp.com/track/walking-in-the-air-single; see also www.beccastevens.com/ & www.facebook.com/BeccaStevensBand/)

15. Wintersong (4:02) – Judy Dyble (Taken from the album ‘Flow and Change′; see judydyble.com/, www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZXjFsrPyC-g & www.facebook.com/judydybleofficial)

16. Star on The Eucalyptus Tree (4:12) – a.P.A.t.T. (Taken from the album ‘The Essential Now That’s What I Call an a.P.A.t.T. Christmas Vol 1’; see apatt.bandcamp.com/album/the-essential-now-thats-what-i-call-an-a-p-a-t-t-christmas-vol-1, www.apatt.com/, & www.facebook.com/aPAtTpage)

17. Sleet (4:58) – The Gasman (Taken from the album ‘Instrumental Computer Music’; see thegasman.bandcamp.com/album/instrumental-computer-music & www.facebook.com/gasmanmusic/

18. Winter Love Sermon (3:28) – Army of Moths (Taken from the ‘My Kingdom For a Horse EP; see armyofmoths.bandcamp.com/album/my-kingdom-for-a-horse-ep, armyofmoths.com/ & www.facebook.com/ARMYOFMOTHS)

19. Our Very Final Christmas (3:59) – Tom Slatter (Single available to buy via tomslatter.bandcamp.com/track/our-very-final-christmas; see also tomslatter.co.uk & www.facebook.com/tomslattermusic)

20. Corpus Christi (5:49) – Rebsie Fairholm & Marvin B Naylor (Not currently available to buy, but it will also be on the forthcoming debut album by Rebsie & Marvin, ‘Like A Delicate Psychedelicat’; see rebsiefairholm.co.uk & marvinbnaylor.com/)

21. El Noi de la Mare (2:23) – Marvin B Naylor (Single available to buy via marvinbnaylormusic.bandcamp.com/track/el-noi-de-la-mare; see also marvinbnaylor.com/)

22. The Man With All The Toys (2:26) – Orwell (Taken from the EP ‘Sunny songs For Winter’; see orwell.bandcamp.com, www.orwellmusic.com/ & www.facebook.com/orwellfrenchband)

23. Ice Floes In Eden (3:28) – Harold Budd (Taken from the album ‘Lovely Thunder’; see www.haroldbudd.com & www.facebook.com/music.of.harold.budd)

24. Angels We Have Heard On High (3:00) – John Stebbe (Taken from the EP ‘A Jazz Piano Christmas’; see itunes.apple.com/us/album/a-jazz-piano-christmas-ep/id582799239)

25. Glory Be (3:33) – Mediaeval Baebes (Taken from the album ‘Prayers of the Rosary’; see mediaevalbaebes.bandcamp.com/album/prayers-of-the-rosary & www.facebook.com/mediaevalbaebes)

26. My Winter Eyes (3:36) – Madeleine Cocolas (Taken from the album ‘Winter’; see bigoandtwigetti.bandcamp.com/album/winter & www.madeleinecocolas.com/)

27. We Build Our Houses Well (3:37) – Rachael Dadd (with Rozi Plain & Kate Stables) (Taken from the album ‘Lost Christmas: A Festive Memphis Industries Selection Box’; see memphisindustries.bandcamp.com/album/lost-christmas-a-festive-memphis-industries-selection-box & www.musicglue.com/rachael-dadd/)

28. Xmas Denied (Serf Complex) (4:17) – Pye Corner Audio (Single which doesn’t appear to be available to buy just at the moment but see pyecorneraudio.bandcamp.com/track/xmas-denied-serf-complex; see also www.facebook.com/pyecorneraudio/ & pyecorneraudio.wordpress.com)

29. Merry Christmas (I Still Love You) (2:35) – a.P.A.t.T. (Taken from the album ‘The Essential Now That’s What I Call an a.P.A.t.T. Christmas Vol 1’; see apatt.bandcamp.com/album/the-essential-now-thats-what-i-call-an-a-p-a-t-t-christmas-vol-1, www.apatt.com/, & www.facebook.com/aPAtTpage)

30. Winter Constellations (5:53) – Imagination School (Taken from the album ‘To the Level of Light’; see www.imaginationschool.com/discography/to-the-level-of-light/)

31. Silent Night (3:54) – Fredo Viola feat. Nils Christian Fossdal (Single available via assorted music sites; see also www.fredoviola.com)

32. A Christmas Credit Card (Christmas in My Dreams) (2:21) – Asparagus Apocalypse & David Kaminsky (Not currently available to download)

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. Do join us for the next show when there will be lots more great music and the usual eclectic mixture of styles and genres, and it will also be the first show of 2021, so let’s hope for a happy New Year.

Episode 299: 300 and Mum

This is the 299th edition (though it’s actually the 300th) 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). Many thanks to Rebsie Fairholm for kindly standing in for me on the excellent previous show. This time around it’s a very special show for a couple of reasons. First, because it’s actually the 300th edition (because sometime ago I did a ‘half’ show, & if you count that then this becomes show number 300), so that seems like a thing well worth celebrating. Second, on a much more tragic note, my Mum sadly passed away back in September, so I wanted to pay musical tribute to her in much the same way that I did for my Dad back in 2019. And as with my Dad, there wasn’t a huge overlap between my Mum’s tastes and those of a typical Eppy Gibbon playlist, so what I’ve done is pick some tracks that she loved, and I’ve scattered them throughout this show’s eclectic playlist. So, some of the tracks won’t be quite what you’re used to but there should be enough typical Eppy Gibbon music to keep everyone satisfied. There’s no feature album this time, to allow me to play the tracks dedicated to my Mum, but there’s the usual mixture of great & eclectic sounds from bands/acts you’ll know plus quite a few that you won’t. 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 44 minutes. Downloaded file is 149.6 MB.

1. Downtown (3:08) – Petula Clark (Taken from the album ‘Downtown’; see www.petulaclark.net/)

2. Elliptical Days (4:30) – 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)

3. One On One (3:58)  – Lisa Bella Donna (Taken from the album ‘Transformers’; see moogmusic.bandcamp.com/album/transformers & lisabelladonna.com)

4. Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft (7:10) – The Carpenters (Taken from the album ‘Gold: Greatest Hits’; see www.richardandkarencarpenter.com)

5. Attention, Earthlings (5:59)  – Aaron Parks (Taken from the album ‘Little Big II: Dreams of a Mechanical Man’; see aaronparksmusic.bandcamp.com/album/little-big-ii-dreams-of-a-mechanical-man, www.aaronparks.com, & www.facebook.com/aaronparks/)

6. Preludes: Book 1: No. 8: The Girl with the Flaxen Hair (3:31) – Isao Tomita (Taken from the album ‘Snowflakes Are Dancing’; see isaotomita.net/)

7. Tolerance (3:20) – Darkroom (Single available to download via darkroomtheband.bandcamp.com/track/tolerance; see also  darkroomtheband.net/)

8. E.G. 300 (6:39) – Longstone (Single currently available as an Eppy Gibbon show exclusive but likely to be available soon to purchase via Bandcamp; see longstone.bandcamp.comwww.facebook.com/Longstone-35010211805/)

9. Never Mine (3:37) – Becca Stevens (Taken from the album Wonderbloom’; see www.beccastevens.com/ & www.facebook.com/BeccaStevensBand/)

10. Where Do We Gotta Go Now (7:05) – Thermal And A Quarter (Taken from the album ‘A World Gone Mad’; see thermalandaquarter.bandcamp.com/album/a-world-gone-mad & www.facebook.com/thermalandaquarter)

11. The Fool On The Hill (3:00) – The Beatles (Taken from the album ‘Magical Mystery Tour’; see www.thebeatles.com/)

12. Stuffer vapes and drapes his cape on a gaping ape (12:00)  – Sproingg (Taken from the album ‘Clam’; see sproingg.bandcamp.com/album/clam & www.facebook.com/sproingg/)

13. That Old Gang of Mine (7:02) – Rainbow Face (Taken from the album ‘Stars’ Blood’; see rainbowface.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/rainbowfaceband)

14. 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)

15. Tiny Compass (3:46) – Rebsie Fairholm & Marvin B Naylor (Single available to buy via marvinbnaylormusic.bandcamp.com/track/tiny-compass-single & rebsiefairholm.bandcamp.com/track/tiny-compass-single but it will also be on the forthcoming debut album by Rebsie & Marvin, ‘Like A Delicate Psychedelicat’; see also rebsiefairholm.co.uk & marvinbnaylor.com/)

16. Lady Young Ghost (2:05) – Arch Garrison (Taken from the album ‘The Bitter Lay’; see archgarrison.co.uk and archgarrison1.bandcamp.com)

17. Know To Know No More (4:37) – Rael Jones (Taken from the album ‘Mother Echo’; see raeljones.bandcamp.com/album/mother-echo & www.raeljones.com/)

18. Memorare (4:28) – Mediaeval Baebes (Taken from the album ‘Prayers of the Rosary’; see mediaevalbaebes.bandcamp.com/album/prayers-of-the-rosary & www.facebook.com/mediaevalbaebes)

19. A Million Fires (5:40) – Fovea Hex (Taken from the EP ‘The Salt Garden III’; see foveahex.bandcamp.com)

20. Philadelphia (4:11) – Shabason, Krgovich & Harris (Taken from the album ‘Philadelphia’; see shabasonkrgovichharris.bandcamp.com/album/philadelphia)

21. New Light (3:04) Sanguine Hum (Taken from the album ‘A Trace of Memory’; see sanguinehum.bandcamp.com/album/a-trace-of-memory, www.sanguinehum.com & www.facebook.com/SanguineHum)

22. Summerlong (5:22) – 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/)  

23. A Little Piece Of Heaven (2:06) – Rick Wakeman (Taken from the album ‘The Sky Goes All The Way Home’; see www.rwcc.com/, www.facebook.com/RickWakemanMusic, & for more about the re-released ‘The Sky Goes All The Way Home’, see www.cd-services.com/product_info.aspx?id=1970&qry&key&genre=24&pi=0&fbclid=IwAR1ZoKU2MrRRgOR0-rPWzPLs7XAB2963fuM4eBXT4C9qGcBnzDBDrUClXbI)

24. Here (5:45)  – Aaron Parks (Taken from the album ‘Little Big II: Dreams of a Mechanical Man’; see aaronparksmusic.bandcamp.com/album/little-big-ii-dreams-of-a-mechanical-man, www.aaronparks.com, & www.facebook.com/aaronparks/)

25. Never The Same (Live) (5:50) – Echolyn (Taken from the DVD ‘Stars And Gardens – Volume 4’; see www.starsandgardens.com/index.php, www.echolyn.com/, & www.facebook.com/echolynband)

26. You Don’t Bring Me Flowers (3:24) – Barbra Streisand and Neil Diamond (Taken from the album ‘The Essential Barbra Streisand’; see barbrastreisand.com/#home & www.neildiamond.com)

27. Woman In Love (3:53) – Barbra Streisand (Taken from the album ‘Guilty’; see barbrastreisand.com/#home)

28. Sunshine On Leith (5:16) – The Proclaimers (Taken from the album ‘Sunshine On Leith’; see the.proclaimers.co.uk)

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. Do join us for the next show when there will be lots more great music and the usual eclectic mixture of styles and genres, and because it’s that time of the year again, it’s a festive special.

Episode 288: Escape in Time

This is the 288th edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. You can CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD but note that 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). Last time you heard my half-term special, featuring some of the best music released in the first six months of 2020. Well, for this show there will be some more 2020 music, but the playlist will also be interspersed with music from the 1960s, the 1970s, the 1980s, the 1990s, and the 2010s (we’re skipping the noughties for some reason). And as part of our trip into the past we have a feature album on this show, ‘Weightless’, the 2011 release by Becca Stevens Band so you’ll hear three tracks from that. In addition, you can expect the usual eclectic musical mixture, including tracks played in tribute to the late great Rupert Hine and Bill Rieflin, both of whom we have sadly lost this year. 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 36 minutes. Downloaded file is 142.75 MB.

1. Theme From Enter The Dragon (2:23) – Lalo Schifrin (Taken from ‘Enter The Dragon (Original Sound Track From The Motion Picture‘; see www.schifrin.com/main.htm)

2. Fazon (5:15) – Sopwith Camel (Taken from the album ‘The Miraculous Hump Returns From The Moon’; see sopwithcamel.org)

3. Bluff (7:11) – Warped Freqs (Taken from the album ‘Shifting Initiation’; see wormholeworld.bandcamp.com/album/shifting-initiation & elmlodgerecordsuk.bandcamp.com)

4. Weightless (5:14) – Becca Stevens Band (Taken from the album Weightless’; see beccastevensband.bandcamp.com/album/weightless, www.beccastevens.com/ & www.facebook.com/BeccaStevensBand/)

5. Congregation (3:52) – Low (Taken from the album ‘Ones and Sixes’; see lowtheband.bandcamp.com/album/ones-and-sixes)

6. Judas (4:11) – Esperanza Spalding (Taken from the album ‘Emily’s D+Evolution’; see www.esperanzaspalding.com/ & www.facebook.com/EsperanzaSpalding/)

7. Fairy Mary Mag (3:45) – Cardiacs (Taken from the album ‘Sing To God’; see www.cardiacs.net and alphabet-business-concern.bandcamp.com)

8. The Other Side (4:10) – Tim Bowness (Single available to download via timbowness.bandcamp.com/track/the-other-side; see also timbowness.co.uk/)

9. Lyra (8:15) – Graham Costello’s STRATA (Single available to download via grahamcostello.bandcamp.com/track/lyra; see also www.gcstrata.net)

10. Dolls vs Dictators Soundtrack (10:47) – Deerhoof (Taken from the album Surprise Symphonies’; see deerhoof.bandcamp.com/album/surprise-symphonies-2 & deerhoof.net)

11. Kiss From A Rose (5:55) – Becca Stevens Band (Taken from the album Weightless’; see beccastevensband.bandcamp.com/album/weightless, www.beccastevens.com/ & www.facebook.com/BeccaStevensBand/)

12. How Many Times (3:13) – Teri Mantere (Single due for release soon; in the meantime see eclipsemusicrecordlabel.bandcamp.com/album/everything-needs-to-breathe & www.terimantere.com)

13. Virgo Rebellion (7:58) – Caterina Barbieri (Single available to download via caterinabarbieri.bandcamp.com/track/virgo-rebellion; see also caterinabarbieri.com)

14. Just Passin’ Thru/Secrets (11:38) – Andy Pickford (Taken from the album ‘Lughnasad (24-bit Collector’s Edition)’; see andypickford1.bandcamp.com/album/lughnasad-24-bit-collectors-edition, www.andypickfordmusic.com & www.facebook.com/AndyPickfordMusic/)

15. Rising From The Ashes (6:55) – Christopher Stewart (Single available to download via poligraf.bandcamp.com/track/rising-from-the-ashes; see also stewart-explorations.net/)

16. Scarborough Fair (4:59) – The Roundtable (Taken from the album ‘Spinning Wheel’; no web presence – see www.discogs.com/The-Roundtable-Spinning-Wheel)

17. The Long Dreaming Days Are Over (5:09) – Himmelsgräns (Single available to download via himmelsgrans.bandcamp.com/track/the-long-dreaming-days-are-over; see also www.facebook.com/himmelsgrans/)

18. The Other Side (3:21) – 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/)

19. Cruel Sir (3:57) – Paul Mallyon (Taken from the album ‘Promise of Light’; see paulmallyon.bandcamp.com/album/promise-of-light)

20. The Riddle (5:57) – Becca Stevens Band (Taken from the album Weightless’; see beccastevensband.bandcamp.com/album/weightless, www.beccastevens.com/ & www.facebook.com/BeccaStevensBand/)

As part of the feature ‘The 80s Weren’t All Rubbish You Know’:

21. The Riddle (3:53) – Nik Kershaw (Taken from the album The Riddle’; see www.nikkershaw.net)

22. Samsara (5:07) Rupert Hine (Taken from the album ‘Unshy on the Skyline: The Best of Rupert Hine’; see ruperthine.com)

23. Sleep Tight (4:51) The Humans (Taken from the album ‘Strange Tales’; see toyahwillcox.com/thehumans/)

24. I Talk To The Wind (4:39) Dana Gavanski (Single available to download via danagavanskifth.bandcamp.com/album/i-talk-to-the-wind; see www.danagavanski.com/, danagavanskifth.bandcamp.com/album/wind-songs-2 & www.facebook.com/danagavanski/)

25. Fortunate Ones (3:04) – The Beacon Sound Choir (Taken from the album The Complete Works’; see firstterracerecords.bandcamp.com/album/the-complete-works)

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. I should be back for the next show when I’ll be bringing you another of my ‘best of the rest of 2019’ shows, which will have a typically eclectic playlist, so I hope you’ll come back for that.

Episode 247: Twas the Episode Before Christmas

This is the 247th edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. You should be able to CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD but note the shows are large files. Unfortunately the iTunes subscription no longer appears to be working so either download the show via the link above, or stream the show via Mixcloud (if you become a follower you can find out whenever I add new shows there) and the show can also be found on the Progzilla Radio Network (the show appears on Progzilla in alternate weeks). I’d like to thank Rebsie & Daniel for putting the last excellent show together. I’m also happy to be back to present this year’s festive edition of the show, so you can expect the usual eclectic mixture of music only this time all the tracks will have some form of wintry/Christmas/solstice theme. We have a feature album this time around, ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’, the 1965 album by the Vince Guaraldi Trio so you’ll hear two tracks taken directly from that, plus one track directly inspired by music from the album. And of course you can also expect the usual eclectic musical mix, including some new music from 2018, and some older tracks of various vintages thrown in for good measure. All-in-all expect a unique festive-themed extravaganza with lots of great music and pleasant surprises. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 1 hour & 55 minutes. Downloaded file is 105.3 MB.

1. The Testimony Of John (5:08) –  Anne Dudley (Taken from the album ‘Ancient & Modern’; see www.annedudley.co.uk)

2. December (3:55) – Humbird (Single available via humbird.bandcamp.com/track/december; see also www.facebook.com/humbirdhumbird/?ref=hl)

3. Snowflakes on Concrete (2:40) – The Twelve Hour Foundation (Single available as a free download via thetwelvehourfoundation.bandcamp.com/track/snowflakes-on-concrete; see also www.twelvehourfoundation.co.uk/, & www.facebook.com/twelvehourfoundation

4. Christmas Time Is Here (Vocal) (2:44) – Vince Guaraldi Trio (Taken from the album A Charlie Brown Christmas; see www.allmusic.com/artist/vince-guaraldi-mn0000201678/biography & www.fivecentsplease.org/dpb/vincecd.html)

5. Winter Mountain (5:20) – Moonparticle (Taken from the album ‘Hurricane Esmeralda’; see moonparticle.bandcamp.com/album/hurricane-esmeralda, www.moonparticle.com/www.facebook.com/moonparticleband/)

6. Winter Bee (4:40) – The Natural History Museum (Taken from the album ‘Attenborough; see countersunk.bandcamp.com/album/attenborough & www.countersunk.org/)

7. How A Rose (6:39) – Roomful of Teeth (Single available via roomfulofteeth.bandcamp.com/album/how-a-rose; see also www.roomfulofteeth.org/)

8. December Train (4:14) – Steve Jansen (Taken from the album ‘Slope (2013 Deluxe Edition), Vol.1.’; see www.stevejansen.com/)

9. Frost and Furrow (3:25) – Julia Kent (Single available via music.juliakent.com/album/frost-and-furrow; see also www.juliakent.com)

10. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas (6:42) – Robert Glasper & Doobie Powell (Single available as a free download via doobiepowell.bandcamp.com/track/have-yourself-a-merry-little-christmas; see also www.robertglasper.com/)

11. Skating (2:26) – Vince Guaraldi Trio (Taken from the album A Charlie Brown Christmas; see www.allmusic.com/artist/vince-guaraldi-mn0000201678/biography & www.fivecentsplease.org/dpb/vincecd.html)

12. Veni Veni Emmanuel (3:22) – Beth Nielsen Chapman (Taken from the album ‘Hymns’; see bethnielsenchapman.com/product/hymns/)

13. There’s Someone on the Roof (Slaybell Mix) (3:38) – Pye Corner Audio (Single available via pyecorneraudio.bandcamp.com/track/theres-someone-on-the-roof-slaybell-mix; see also www.facebook.com/pyecorneraudio/ & pyecorneraudio.wordpress.com)

14. The Glaze of the Universe (3:30) – Testbild! (Single available via kalligrammofon.bandcamp.com/album/the-glaze-of-the-universe; see also www.facebook.com/Testbild-94350211151/)

15. Corpus Christi (5:46) – Rebsie Fairholm featuring Marvin B Naylor (Not currently available to buy, this track is likely to appear on the next Rebsie Fairholm solo album; see rebsiefairholm.businesscatalyst.com/ & marvinbnaylor.com/)

16. O Christmas Tree (2:39) – John Stebbe (Available to download for free via www.macjams.com/song/37404; see also  www.cdbaby.com/Artist/JohnStebbe)

17. Morning Christmas (3:26) The Beach Boys (Taken from the album ‘Christmas With The Beach Boys’; see www.thebeachboys.com & www.facebook.com/thebeachboys/)

18. Snow Bird (2:37) Chloe March (Single available via chloemarch.bandcamp.com/track/snow-bird; see www.chloemarch.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/chloemarchmusic)

As part of the feature ‘The 80s Weren’t All Rubbish You Know’:

19. Oh Blimey It’s Christmas (2:57)  Frank Sidebottom (Taken from the EP ‘Oh Blimey It’s Christmas’; see www.franksworld.co.uk/ & franksidebottom.co.uk/)

20. Snowman (5:04) – XTC (Taken from the album ‘English Settlement’; see chalkhills.org/, www.ape.uk.net & www.last.fm/music/XTC)

21. O Come O Come Emmanuel (3:31) – North Sea Radio Orchestra (Taken from the compilation album ‘That Fuzzy Feeling’; see lorecordings.bandcamp.com/album/that-fuzzy-feeling-loaf14, www.nsro.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/northsearadioorchestra)

22. (Merry Xmas) Face The Future (4:08) – BEAK> (Single available via beak.bandcamp.com/album/merry-xmas-face-the-future; see www.beakmusic.com/ & www.facebook.com/beakbristol/)

23. Snowfall (2:55) – The Monkees (Taken from the album ‘Christmas Party’; see www.monkees.com/, www.facebook.com/TheMonkees & www.monkees.net/)

24. Christmas Time Is Here (4:09) Gramercy Brass (Taken from the album ‘Christmas Time Is Here’; see www.gramercybrass.org/index/)

25. A Christmas Credit Card (Christmas in My Dreams) (2:21) – Asparagus Apocalypse & David Kaminsky (Free download available from www.macjams.com/artist/Epileptic+Gibbon; see also www.macjams.com/artist/dwwave)

Thanks to all the musicians who contributed, and to all listeners. All the best for the winter solstice and for Christmas! 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. For the next show I’m going to be interviewing singer, songwriter & guitarist Marvin B. Naylor, so you’ll hear both music from and music chosen by Marvin, so I hope you’ll return for that.

Episode 221: Ye Bandit of Sherwood Forest

This is the 221st edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. You may be able to CLICK HERE TO LISTEN but note the shows are large files & this may not be the best way to listen. If you prefer, you can subscribe to the show via iTunes by sticking feeds2.feedburner.com/TheEpilepticGibbonPodcastMusicShow into the ‘Subscribe to podcast’ area & then you’ll get the new shows as they become available. The show is also available to stream via Mixcloud and the Progzilla Radio Network (the show appears on Progzilla in alternate weeks). Your regular host is back (but many thanks to Daniel & Rebsie for the fantastic job they did on the previous show) to bring you a typically diverse and eclectic musical mix but focused on winter, the cold, the winter solstice and of course Christmas. The feature festive album is from 2010, ‘Christmas with Anúna’, which you may be surprised to learn is by the choral ensemble Anúna. You can also expect the usual diverse selection of styles and genres, albeit one themed around the time of year. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 2 hours & 8 minutes. Downloaded file is 117.3 MB.

1. The Lamb (2:44) – Cobalt Chapel (Taken from the album ‘Cobalt Chapel’; see www.facebook.com/Cobalt-Chapel-1883182601909163/ & soundcloud.com/cobalt-chapel/sets/cobalt-chapel-1)

2. Christmas Eve (Sarajevo 12/24) (3:24) – Savatage (Taken from the album ‘Dead Winter Dead’; see www.savatage.com)

3. Ding Dong Merrily on High (2:17) – Anúna (Taken from the album ‘Christmas with Anúna’; see www.anuna.ie/ & anuna.bandcamp.com/)

4. Winter Deep (6:06) – Crystal Jacqueline (Taken from the album ‘Rainflower’; see www.mega-dodo.co.uk/products/crystal-jacqueline, megadodo.bandcamp.com/album/rainflower & www.facebook.com/crystaljacquelinemusic/)

5. Winter Story (6:43) – My Tricksy Spirit (Taken from the album ‘My Tricksy Spirit’; see mytricksyspirit.badelephant.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/mytricksyspirit/)

6. The 12 Days of Christmas (4:22) – John Denver & the Muppets (Taken from the album ‘A Christmas Together’; see muppet.wikia.com/wiki/A_Christmas_Together_(album), muppets.disney.com/ & johndenver.com/)

7. The Winter Outpost (3:08) – Paul Mallyon (Currently not available to buy but available to stream via soundcloud.com/p_mallyon/the-winter-outpost)

8. Merry Christmas Joseph Suttle (3:14) – Thumpermonkey (Taken from the album ‘Yottametre’; see thumpermonkey.bandcamp.com/ & www.thumpermonkey.com/)

9. Low Carol (2:54) – The Young Knives (Taken from the compilation album ‘Christmas Joy In Full Measure’; see handofglory.co.uk/discography/christmas-joy-in-full-measure/ & www.young-knives.com/)

10. Sanctus (4:14) – Anúna (Taken from the album ‘Christmas with Anúna’; see www.anuna.ie/ & anuna.bandcamp.com/)

11. The Holly And The Ivy (5:02) – Anne Dudley (Taken from the album ‘Ancient & Modern’; see www.annedudley.co.uk)

12. Reasonable Snow (3:58) – Dominique Leone (Taken from the album ‘Abstract Expression’; see dominiqueleone.bandcamp.com/album/abstract-expression & dominiqueleone.com/)

13. Children’s Corner: No. 4: Snowflakes Are Dancing (2:13) – Isao Tomita (Taken from the album ‘Snowflakes Are Dancing’; see isaotomita.net/)

14. Aurora Borealis (3:21) – Lemon Demon (Taken from the ‘I Am Become Christmas’ EP; see lemondemon.bandcamp.com/album/i-am-become-christmas-ep & www.lemondemon.com/)

15. I Believe in Father Christmas (4:28) – Carol Keogh and the City Fathers (Taken from the ‘Christmas EP’; see carolkeogh.bandcamp.com/album/christmas-ep & carolkeogh.ie)

As part of the semi-regular feature, ‘The 80s Weren’t All Rubbish You Know!’ …

16. Pipes Of Peace (3:56) – Paul McCartney (Taken from the album ‘Pipes Of Peace’; see www.paulmccartney.com & www.facebook.com/PaulMcCartney/)

17. Skater’s Waltz (3:41) – John Stebbe (Taken from the EP ‘A Jazz Piano Christmas’; see itunes.apple.com/us/album/a-jazz-piano-christmas-ep/id582799239 & www.cdbaby.com/cd/johnstebbe2)

18. Winter Singing (4:44) – The Imagined Village (Taken from the album ‘Bending The Dark; see www.theimaginedvillage.com/, imaginedvillage.com/ & www.facebook.com/imaginedvillage)

19. At the Death of Winter (4:05) – Ciccada (Taken from the album ‘The Finest of Miracles; see altrockproductions.bandcamp.com/album/the-finest-of-miracles)

20. La Peregrinación (3:48) – This Is The Kit (Taken from a double A-side single; see thisisthekit.co.uk/, thisisthekit.bandcamp.com/album/christmas-time-is-here-b-w-la-peregrinaci-nwww.facebook.com/thisisthekit)

21. Gabriel’s Message (live) (3:16) – Marillion (I’m not exactly sure where this version is taken from but you can find another version by the band on the album ‘A Collection of Recycled Gifts’; see marillionofficial.bandcamp.com/album/a-collection-of-recycled-gifts, marillion.com/ & en-gb.facebook.com/MarillionOfficial)

22. Angelus ad Virginem (3:34) – Anúna (Taken from the album ‘Christmas with Anúna’; see www.anuna.ie/ & anuna.bandcamp.com/)

23. As Light Filigrees the Snow (5:40) – Daniel Staniforth (Taken from the album ‘Circumpolar’; lunatrick.bandcamp.com/album/circumpolar & www.flowforth.com/)

24. Snowfall (4:27) – Johnny Unicorn (Taken from the album Heavy Jugs to the Moon’; see www.johnnyunicorn.com/ & johnnyunicorn.bandcamp.com)

25. Xmas Time (Blows My Mind) (4:30) – Savoy (This was released as a promo single; see www.electricity-club.co.uk/lifelines-the-side-projects-of-a-ha/)

26. Xmas No.1 Single (4:29) – Jeff Cummins (This is a demo of a single that was never released and is therefore not currently available to buy but you can listen to it accompanied by an animated video via www.youtube.com/watch?v=cp-tZCELpCY)

27. Silent Night (3:15) – Can (This track was (but is no longer) available as a free download; for more information about Can see the official Can/Spoon Records website at www.spoonrecords.com/#)

28. A Christmas Credit Card (Christmas in My Dreams) (2:21) – Asparagus Apocalypse & David Kaminsky (Free download available from www.macjams.com/artist/Epileptic+Gibbon; see also www.macjams.com/artist/dwwave)

Thanks to all the musicians who contributed and to all listeners. Compliments of the season to one and all! 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 for the final show of 2017, so we hope you’ll be back to listen to that so you can see out the year in fine style.

Episode 184: The Grandeur That Was Rome

This is the 184th edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN. The show is also available via Mixcloud here and the Progzilla Radio Network (the show is now appearing on Progzilla in alternate weeks). Your regular host is taking a short break, as he continues his final preparations for EppyFest 5, so Daniel & Rebsie of Alchymical Muse are kindly sitting in again to present one of their takes on Eppy Gibbon music. Their choice of feature album is ‘Sub Rosa’, the 2007 album by Mirabilis, and there will be three tracks from that. Otherwise you can expect the usual diverse selection of styles and genres. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 2 hours & 23 minutes. Downloaded file is 115.9 MB.

1. Carolan’s Farewell to Music (3:51) – Mark Harmer (Taken from the album ‘Carolan’s Journey’; see www.yourmusic.biz/)

2. Ravnene (2:36) – Folque (Taken from the album ‘Folque’; see www.discogs.com/artist/1152912-Folque)

3. Grey Days (5:20) – Chelsea Wolfe (Taken from the album ‘Abyss’; see www.chelseawolfe.net/ & chelseawolfe.bandcamp.com/album/abyss)

4. Wind & Geige (5:05) – Faun (Taken from the album ‘Licht’; see www.faune.de/newweb/pages/start_en.html & itunes.apple.com/gb/artist/faun/id61412380)

5. Isis (5:40) – Faun (Taken from the album ‘Licht’; see www.faune.de/newweb/pages/start_en.html & itunes.apple.com/gb/artist/faun/id61412380)

6. When the Lights Go Out All Over Europe (3:30) – The Divine Comedy (Taken from the album ‘Promenade’; see www.thedivinecomedy.com/ & www.facebook.com/pages/The-Divine-Comedy/288798654027)

7. Suantrai (2:43) – Anúna (Taken from the album ‘Anúna’; see www.anuna.ie/)

8. Eras (4:30) – Juana Molina (Taken from the album ‘Wed 21’; see www.juanamolina.com/)

9. Hollow Ponds (Live) (4:40) – Damon Albarn (Taken from the album ‘Everyday Robots (Deluxe Edition)’; see www.damonalbarnmusic.com & www.facebook.com/Damonalbarnofficial)

10. EppyFest 5 promo (2:44); see eppyfest.co.uk/ for more details about the festival and buying tickets

11. Gedanken (5:16) – Bröselmaschine (Taken from the album ‘Bröselmaschine’; see www.discogs.com/artist/304885-Bröselmaschine)

12. The Candidate (2:11) – Alex Glasgow (Taken from the album ‘Songs of Alex Glasgow Vol.1 & 2’; see www.mawson-wareham.com)

13. Blackbird (3:33) – Martyn Bennett (Taken from the album ‘Aye’; see www.martynbennett.com & realworldrecords.com/artist/1008/martyn-bennett/)

14. Odyle (2:15) – Mirabilis (Taken from the album ‘Sub Rosa; see www.mirabilismusic.commirabilis.bandcamp.com)

15. Minerva (4:17) – Synanthesia (Taken from the album ‘Synanthesia’; see www.discogs.com/artist/1060108-Synanthesia)

16. The Sad Skinhead (2:37) – Faust (Taken from the album ‘Faust IV’; see www.faust-pages.com/)

17. Autosleeper (4:48) – Chapterhouse (Taken from the album ‘Whirlpool’; see www.chapterhouse.info/)

18. We are Dreamers (5:21) – Tindersticks (Taken from the album ‘The Waiting Room’; see www.tindersticks.co.uk)

19. Young Parisians [demo version] (2:23) – Adam & the Ants (Taken from the album ‘Antbox; see www.adam-ant.com/ & www.adam-ant.net/contents.html)

20. Nothing to Say (5:16) – Jethro Tull (Taken from the album ‘Benefit’; see jethrotull.com/www.facebook.com/officialjethrotull)

As part of the semi-regular feature, ‘The 80s Weren’t All Rubbish You Know!’ …

21. Apache (2:43) – Southern Death Cult (Taken from the album ‘The Southern Death Cult’; see www.deathrock.com/southerndeathcult/main.html)

22. Marian (5:42) – Sisters of Mercy (Taken from the album ‘First and Last and Always’; see www.the-sisters-of-mercy.com)

23. Le Mariage Anglais  (4:07) – Malicorne (Taken from the album ‘Le Mariage Anglais’; see www.gabrielyacoub.com/)

24. Quiet Joys of Brotherhood (4:28) – Sandy Denny (Taken from the album ‘Sandy’; see www.sandydennyofficial.com)

25. Song of Our Despair (4:57) – Circulus (Taken from the album ‘Clocks Are Like People’; see www.circulus.org/ & www.facebook.com/pages/CIRCULUS/157272170793)

26. World Indifferent (4:23) – Mirabilis (Taken from the album ‘Sub Rosa; see www.mirabilismusic.commirabilis.bandcamp.com)

27. Refugees (6:26) Van der Graaf Generator (Taken from the album ‘The Least We Can Do is Wave to Each Other’; see www.vandergraafgenerator.co.uk)

28. Al-Juththa (The Corpse) (5:57) Alif (Taken from the album ‘Aynama-Rtama’; see alifmusic.bandcamp.com)

29. Because (2:54) – Mirabilis (Taken from the album ‘Sub Rosa; see www.mirabilismusic.commirabilis.bandcamp.com)

Thanks to all the musicians who contributed and to all listeners, and a special thanks to Daniel & Rebsie for sitting in. 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 should be be back next time, hopefully with a half-term report on the musical year of 2016, so we hope you’ll be back to listen to the next edition of the show.