Episode 273: It’s A Wonderful Job

This is the 273rd edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. You may be able to CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD but note the shows are large files & this may not be the best way to listen. The show is also available to stream via Mixcloud and the Progzilla Radio Network (the show appears on Progzilla in alternate weeks). I’d like to thank Rebsie & Daniel for putting the excellent previous 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, ‘Silent Night’, the 2011 album by the Nashville based harpist/singer/songwriter Timbre, so you’ll hear three tracks from that. And of course you can also expect the usual eclectic musical mix, including some new music from 2019, 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: 2 hours and 18 minutes. Downloaded file is 126.3 MB.

1. The Way-Too-Early Christmas Song (2:54) – Paul and Storm (Available to buy as a download from the website www.paulandstorm.com/)

2. The Lamb (Variant) (3:46) – Cobalt Chapel (Taken from the album ‘Variants’; see cobaltchapel.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/cobaltchapel/)

3. Carol of the Bells (5:33) – Timbre (Taken from the album ‘Silent Night’; see timbre.bandcamp.com/album/silent-night & www.facebook.com/TimbreHarp/)

4. 6:00 (5:32) – Dream Theater (Taken from the album ‘Awake’; see www.dreamtheater.net)

5. Narnia (4:07) – Steve Hackett (Taken from the album ‘Please Don’t Touch’; see www.hackettsongs.com/ & www.facebook.com/Steve-Hackett-123101228589/)

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

6. The Holly And The Ivy (3:07) – Jon Anderson (Taken from the album ‘3 Ships’; see www.jonanderson.com)

7. 50 Words For Snow (8:31) – Kate Bush (Taken from the album ‘50 Words For Snow’; see www.katebush.com/)

8. Tundra (for Cello & Double Bass) (6:53) – Daniel Staniforth (Taken from the album ‘Lone Wolf Tone’; see lunatrick.bandcamp.com/album/lone-wolf-tone & www.flowforth.com/)

9. Drumless (3:51) – Fredo Viola (Not currently commercially available to my knowledge; see www.fredoviola.com/ & fredoviola.bandcamp.com/)

10. Let It Snow (2:46) – Magnet (Taken from the ‘Minus’ EP; see www.magnetmusic.no/)

11. Asleep Under The Winter Stars (5:43) – Winterhelm (Taken from the EP ‘At The End Of Autumn’; see hermitmoonrecords.bandcamp.com/album/at-the-end-of-autumn)

12. Figgy Pud (3:40) – 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)

13. Christmas With The Devil (4:32) – Spinal Tap (Taken from the album ‘Break Like The Wind’; see spinaltapfan.com/)

14. This Winter’s Child (4:32) – Potter’s Daughter (CD Single; see pottersdaughterband.com & officialpottersdaughter.bandcamp.com/album/this-winters-child)

15. The Frozen Palace at Mt. Glyph (3:40) – Stig (Taken from the album ‘The Unrealist’; see stigmusic.bandcamp.com/album/the-unrealist & www.facebook.com/stigwave)

16. What Child Is This? (6:12) – Timbre (Taken from the album ‘Silent Night’; see timbre.bandcamp.com/album/silent-night & www.facebook.com/TimbreHarp/)

17. Percy The Penguin (3:43) – Stackridge (Taken from the album ‘Stackridge’; see jameswarrensongwriter.uk/stackridge)

18. The North Wind Doth Blow (3:06) – Mediaeval Baebes (Taken from the album ‘A Pocketful of Posies’; see mediaevalbaebes.bandcamp.com, www.mediaevalbaebes.com & www.facebook.com/mediaevalbaebes/)

19. Christmas Crossword (2:13) – Penny Klein (Taken from the album ‘The Surround Christmas Album’; see the-surround.bandcamp.com/album/the-surround-christmas-album)

20. Christmas Medley Piano Solo (2:57) – John Stebbe (This track is not currently available to download but for more jazz piano Christmas music see www.cdbaby.com/cd/johnstebbe2)

21. Sleigh Ride (1:59) – 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)

22. Gaudete (3:58) – Heather Findlay Quartet (Single, not currently commercially available to my knowledge; see www.heatherfindlay.co.uk)

23. Snow Feather (5:36) – Surya Kris Peters (Taken from the album ‘The Hermit’; see electricmagicrecords.bandcamp.com/album/the-hermit)

24. Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence (4:39) – Timbre (Taken from the album ‘Silent Night’; see timbre.bandcamp.com/album/silent-night & www.facebook.com/TimbreHarp/)

25. A Winter’s Tale (5:13) – Jade Warrior (Taken from the album ‘Last Autumn’s Dream’; see www.jadewarrior.com/hindex.htm)

26. Ave Maria (3:25) – Frank Sinatra (Taken from the album ‘Frank Sinatra: Christmas Songs’; see www.sinatra.com/ & www.facebook.com/sinatra/)

27. Here Comes The Sun (3:06) – The Beatles (Taken from the album ‘Abbey Road’; see www.thebeatles.com/)

28. It’s a Lovely Day Tomorrow (3:22) – Tribes of Europe & Barbara Stretch (Single available to buy via tribesofeurope.bandcamp.com/album/its-a-lovely-day-tomorrow; see also soundcloud.com/tribes-of-europe)

29. 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. All the very 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. Eppy will be back next time with lots of great 2019 music, plus a feature album from 2015, and the usual eclectic mixture of styles and genres, so I hope to see you then.

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 195: A Festive Special In Memoriam

This is the 195th edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. You can either CLICK HERE TO LISTEN or, if you prefer, you can subscribe to the show via iTunes by sticking feeds2.feedburner.com/TheEpilepticGibbonPodcastMusicShow into the ‘Subscribe to podcast’ area. The show is also available via Mixcloud and the Progzilla Radio Network (the show is now appearing on Progzilla in alternate weeks). Many thanks to Daniel & Rebsie from Alchymical Muse for putting together their very entertaining last show, but with this eppysode I’m here to take you towards the festive season in my own unique way. We have a feature album, or rather I should say that we have a feature EP, John Stebbe’s ‘A Jazz Piano Christmas’, plus there are some musical tributes to people we have sadly lost in 2016, and there’s the usual eclectic mixture of music but every track on this show has some form of Christmas or wintry connection, however tenuous. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 2 hours & 7 minutes. Downloaded file is 115.6 MB.

1. O Come O Come Emmanuel (3:15) – Richard Page (Taken from the EP ‘5 Songs For Christmas’; see richardpagemusic.com/music & itunes.apple.com/us/album/5-songs-for-christmas-ep/id407703378)

2. 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 & www.cdbaby.com/cd/johnstebbe2)

3. Whiteout (2:29) – Jack O’ The Clock (Taken from the album ‘Repetitions of the Old City – 1; see jackotheclock.bandcamp.com/, jackotheclock.com/Jack_O_The_Clock.htmlwww.facebook.com/JackOTheClock/?fref=ts)

4. The Curate’s Eggnog (3:02) – Emmett Elvin (Taken from the album ‘Assault on the Tyranny of Reason’; see emmettelvin.bandcamp.com/album/assault-on-the-tyranny-of-reason & www.facebook.com/EmmettElvinMusic)

5. Tree stands tall in Times Square (3:45) – Wim Oudijk (Taken from the album ‘Tree’; see folkwit.com/artists/wim-oudijkfolkwitrecords.bandcamp.com/album/tree & freshonthenet.co.uk/2016/09/wim-oudijk/)

6. Frozen (3:48) – Bleeding Heart Pigeons (Taken from the album ‘Is; see  bleedingheartpigeons.com/, www.facebook.com/BleedingHeartPigeonssoundcloud.com/bleedingheartpigeons)

7. Nantucket Sleighride (To Owen Coffin) (6:17) – Mountain (Taken from the album ‘The Very Best of Mountain’; see www.mountainrockband.com/main.php)

8. Solstice (9:27) – Matt Berry (Taken from the album ‘Kill the Wolf’; see www.themattberry.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/mattberrymusic)

9. Christmas Countdown (5:27) – Frank Kelly (Taken from the album ‘The Best of Frank Kelly’; see claddaghrecords.com/index.php/frank-kelly-best-of-2cd.html)

10. Snowball Fight Attack Formation (4:28) – Small Leaks Sink Ships (Taken from the album ‘Face Yourself, And Remove Your Sandals’; see www.smallleaks.com/, smallleaks.bandcamp.comwww.facebook.com/Small-Leaks-Sink-Ships-30163368875/)

11. Silent Night (2:46) – 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)

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

12. Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence (4:37) – Ryuichi Sakamoto (Taken from the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack to ‘Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence’; see  www.sitesakamoto.com)

13. Cherry Blossoms In Winter (4:43) – Yoshida Brothers (Taken from the album ‘Best Of Yoshida Brothers – Tsugaru Shamisen’; see www.domomusicgroup.com/yoshidabrothers/index.php)

14. Christmas Angels (4:18) – Clannad (Taken from the album ‘The Best Of Clannad: In a Lifetime’; see www.clannad.ie/www.facebook.com/ClannadMusic)

15. The Holly and the Ivy (4:56) – George Winston (Taken from the album ‘December’; see www.georgewinston.com/)

16. The Wintering Box (5:48) – Orla Wren (Taken from the album ‘Book of the Folded Forest’; see homenormal.bandcamp.com/album/book-of-the-folded-forest & orlawren.eu/)

17. Wonderful Christmastime (3:44) – How to Swim (Taken from the album ‘The How to Swim Christmas Album; see howtoswim.bandcamp.com/album/the-how-to-swim-christmas-album & www.facebook.com/howtoswim)

18. Skaters’ 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)

19. I Saw Three Ships (4:56) – Keith Emerson (Taken from ‘The Christmas Album; see www.keithemerson.com/)

20. Reindeer (5:41) – John Butler, Andrea Petitta & Wim Oudijk (Taken from the EP ‘Windows & Doors: The Songs of Tin Pan John’; see discofair.nl/ & www.facebook.com/pages/Windows-Doors/132710440211020)

21. Winterlight (7:20) – Clearlake (Taken from the album ‘Lido; see www.dominorecordco.com/artists/clearlake/ & www.facebook.com/clearlakenoise/)

22. I believe in Father Christmas (3:35) – Greg Lake (Single release available for purchase as a digital download; see www.greglake.com/)

23. The Parting Glass (3:32) – Stems (Taken from the EP ‘Everything Turns’; see stemsmelody.bandcamp.com/album/everything-turns)

24. Peace On Earth/Little Drummer Boy (2:39) – David Bowie and Bing Crosby (Taken from the compilation album ‘White Christmas’; see www.davidbowie.com)

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, as always, to everyone involved with this show, musicians and listeners alike, and compliments of the season to you all. Send me 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’ll be presenting you with an interview I recorded earlier in the year with the Turkish composer and musician Elif Yalvac, so I hope you’ll come back for that.

Episode 169: The Missing Christmas Parcel – Post Early for Christmas

This is the 169th 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). Well, after a wonderful show from Rebsie & Daniel from Alchymical Muse I have returned to bring you the annual Eppy Gibbon festive special. You can expect a typically diverse and eclectic musical mix but focused on winter, the cold and of course Christmas, including three tracks from the feature album ‘Sounds Like Christmas’ by The December People. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 2 hours & 13 minutes. Downloaded file is 121.6 MB.

1. Reloj de Sol (2:36) – Advent (Taken from the album ‘Silent Sentinel; see www.adventmusic.net/, advent-prog.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/adventprog)

2. In the Bleak Midwinter (4:14) – The Swingle Sisters (Taken from the album ‘Unwrapped’; see www.theswingles.co.uk/, www.singers.com/group/Swingle-Singers/www.facebook.com/TheSwingles/)

3. The Sussex Carol (2:11) – Anne Dudley (Taken from the album ‘Ancient and Modern’; see www.annedudley.co.uk/)

4. Winterthru (3:46) – Echolyn (Taken from the album ‘Suffocating The Bloom’; see www.echolyn.com/, www.cdbaby.com/cd/echolyn1 & www.facebook.com/echolynband)

5. Variations on ‘O Little Town of Bethlehem’ (6:11) – Keith Emerson (Taken from ‘The Christmas Album; see www.keithemerson.com/)

6. Little Drummer Boy (5:45) – The December People (Taken from the album ‘Sounds Like Christmas’; see www.magnacarta.net/december_people/decemberpeople.html)

7. Winter Hill (4:01) – Alpha Seven (Taken from the album ‘Great TV Masts Of The UK’; see alphaseven.bandcamp.com, www.sofacom.co.uk/www.facebook.com/Alpha-Seven-376126492474507/timeline/)

8. A Winter Hunt (7:53) – The Blossom (Taken from the album The Shepherd’s Calendar; see www.medievalrecords.co.uk/blossom.html, theblossom.bandcamp.com/releases & www.cdbaby.com/cd/theblossom)

9. Gloomy Winter (4:31) – Shine (Taken from the album ‘Sugarcane’; see www.shine-trio.com/, shinetrio.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/shinetrioscotland)

10. Christmas Time Is Here (3:01) – This Is The Kit (Single released in 2014; see thisisthekit.co.uk/, thisisthekit.bandcamp.com/album/bashed-outwww.facebook.com/thisisthekit)

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

11. Only You (3:26) – The Flying Pickets (Taken from the album ‘The Best Of The Flying Pickets’; see www.pickets.co.uk/)

12. Where Do Jam Jars Go At Christmas (2:51) – Misty’s Big Adventure (Single released in 2005; see mistysbigadventure.com/ & www.facebook.com/mistysbigadventure/)

13. Run With The Fox (4:12) – Chris Squire (Taken from the album ‘Chris Squire’s Swiss Choir’; see www.chrissquire.com/)

14. Carol Of The Bells (6:19) – The December People (Taken from the album ‘Sounds Like Christmas’; see www.magnacarta.net/december_people/decemberpeople.html)

15. 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 & www.cdbaby.com/cd/johnstebbe2)

16. X-Massless Forever (2:44) – Evil Superstars (Taken from the CD single ‘B.A.B.Y.’; see houbi.com/belpop/groups/evilsuperstars.htm)

17. Riu Chiu (TV Version) (1:32) – The Monkees (Taken from the album ‘Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones Ltd. [Deluxe Edition]’; see www.monkees.com/ & www.monkees.net/)

18. Snowman (3:55) – Frost* (Taken from the album ‘Milliontown’; see britishwintertime.com/ & www.facebook.com/Official-Frost-154098904622178/)

19. Angel On The Water (6:48) – Andy Pickford (Taken from the album ‘Vanguard 1’; see www.admusicshop.com/product/andy-pickford-vanguard-1-cd-coming-soon-is-the-world-ready/, andypickford1.bandcamp.com, andypickfordmusic.webplus.net/ & www.facebook.com/AndyPickfordMusic)

20. What Child Is This? (4:42) – The December People (Taken from the album ‘Sounds Like Christmas’; see www.magnacarta.net/december_people/decemberpeople.html)

21. A Snowflake In Her Hand (Album Version) (6:24) – Kontakte (Taken from the EP ‘Snowflake Remixes’, which is available as a free download; see kontakte.bandcamp.com/album/snowflake-remixes-free-download-ep, www.facebook.com/pages/kontakte/10237621989 & driftingfalling.com/roster/kontakte/)

22. 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/pages/Judy-Dybles-Newborn-Strangers/126882790740456)

23. Winter Bride (5:56) – The White Birch (Taken from the album ‘The Weight of Spring’; see label.glitterhouse.com/artists.php?show=38 & www.facebook.com/thewhitebirch)

24. River Ice (5:32) – Tobin Mueller (Taken from the album ‘Flow: The Music of J. S. Bach and Tobin Mueller’; see www.tobinmueller.com/, www.cdbaby.com/cd/tobinmueller24 & itunes.apple.com/us/artist/tobin-mueller/id97659025)

25. Season’s Greet (3:55) – Karda Estra (Taken from the EP ‘Future Sounds’; see www.kardaestra.co.uk/, kardaestra.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/pages/Karda-Estra/67051130804)

As part of the semi-regular feature, ‘Cats’ Corner’, with jingle music composed especially by Luna Trick

26. Warm Hearths and Sleeping Cats (3:43) – Pia Silvi (Taken from the album ‘Virtually Handsewn’; see www.piasilvi.com & www.cdbaby.com/cd/piasilvi)

27. 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)

A merry Christmas and compliments of the season to all the musicians who contributed and to all listeners too. 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 will be back for the next show, the first 2016 edition of the show, so I hope to see you in the New Year…

Episode 143: Operation Christmas Duff

This is the 143rd edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN. The show will also be available via Mixcloud here. This show is a festive edition, featuring music that has some connection to Christmas, the Winter Solstice, Yuletide, or just the cold wintry season in general. To reflect this the feature album is ‘Of Kings and Angels – A Christmas Carol Collection’ by The Mediaeval Baebes, plus there will be the usual diverse selection of styles and genres, including prog rock, folktronica, eccentric pop, jazz, psychedelia, classical, avant rock, dream pop and all sorts of other weird & wonderful music. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 2 hours & 3 mins. Downloaded file is 112.6 MB.

1. December Revisited (7:01) – All About Eve (Taken from the album ‘Iceland’; see julianneregan.com/julianneregan.com/welcome.html & www.goony.nl/aae/aae.htm)

2. Sun In the Winter (3:24) – Trwbador (Taken from the album ‘Trwbador’; see trwbador.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/trwbador)

3. Blue December (5:11) – Dean Owens (Taken from the album ‘My Town’; see www.deanowens.com/ & www.facebook.com/deanzone1)

4. Poll (1:12) – The Monkees (Taken from the album ‘Head’; see www.monkees.com/ & www.monkees.net/)

5. Do I Have To Do This All Over Again? (2:40) – The Monkees (Taken from the album ‘Head’; see www.monkees.com/ & www.monkees.net/)

6. In Dulci Jubilo (3:02) – The Mediaeval Baebes (Taken from the album ‘Of Kings and Angels – A Christmas Carol Collection’; see www.mediaevalbaebes.com/ & www.facebook.com/mediaevalbaebes?sk=wall)

7. River (4:05) – Joni Mitchell (Taken from the album ‘Blue’; see jonimitchell.com/ & www.facebook.com/jonimitchellcom)

8. Christmas Unicorn (12:28) – Sufjan Stevens (Taken from the album Silver & Gold’; see music.sufjan.com/track/christmas-unicorn & sufjan.com/)

9. I Saw Three Ships (3:59) –  Jacob Collier (Available to buy as an electronic download from his bandcamp page; see www.jacobcollier.co.uk/ & jacobcollier.bandcamp.com/)

10. The Coventry Carol (5:37) – Hobson’s Choice (Taken from the compilation ‘BARNYARD DRAMA Christmas Singalong Vol. 8′; see; see www.hobsonschoicemusic.com/index.html & www.barnyardrecords.com/cd%20barnyard%20drama%20xmas.html)

11. Buon Natale (5:05) – Schnauser (Taken from the album ‘Protein For Everyone’; see www.schnauser.co.uk/, schnauser.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/SchnauserMusic)

12. The Great Cold (4:51) – Oddfellow’s Casino (Taken from the album ‘The Water Between Us; see oddfellowscasino.com/)

13. Interlude: Snow In April (3:01) – Quest Ensemble (Taken from the album ‘Footfall’; see qensemble.bandcamp.com/itunes.apple.com/us/album/footfall/id912896629 & www.facebook.com/QuestEnsemble)

14. Frost Fayre (3:58) – Sonny (Taken from the album ‘The Spirit Of Elergy; see www.sonnyminimal.com/ & www.facebook.com/sonnyminimal.escentmusic)

15. Gaudete (2:23) – The Mediaeval Baebes (Taken from the album ‘Of Kings and Angels – A Christmas Carol Collection’; see www.mediaevalbaebes.com/ & www.facebook.com/mediaevalbaebes?sk=wall)

16. Christmas Medley Piano Solo (2:57) – John Stebbe (This track is available as a free download from www.macjams.com/artist/John+Stebbe; see also johnstebbe.webs.com/ & www.cdbaby.com/cd/johnstebbe2)

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

17. Inanity Over Christmas (3:53) – Madness (Taken from the album ‘Mad Not Mad’; see www.madness.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/madnessofficial)

18. Drumless (3:51) – Fredo Viola (Not currently commercially available to my knowledge; see www.fredoviola.com/ & fredoviola.bandcamp.com/)

19. When Winter Comes (7:08) – Mike Kershaw (Taken from the album ‘Ice age’; see mikekershaw.bandcamp.com/, www.kershmusic.com & www.facebook.com/pages/Mike-Kershaw/144511622309101)

20. The Angel Gabriel (2:29) – The Mediaeval Baebes (Taken from the album ‘Of Kings and Angels – A Christmas Carol Collection’; see www.mediaevalbaebes.com/ & www.facebook.com/mediaevalbaebes?sk=wall)

21. Winter Deep (3:40) – Chloë March (Taken from the album ‘Nights Bright Days’; see www.chloemarch.co.uk/chloemarch.bandcamp.com/album/nights-bright-days & www.facebook.com/chloemarchmusic)

22. Reprise/Winter (New Light) (11:59) – +1 (Taken from the album ‘After The Storm’; see www.precognitiverecords.com/)

23.  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)

A merry Christmas and compliments of the season to all the musicians who contributed and to all listeners too. Send me 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. We’ll be back in January so I hope you’ll join us again then.

Episode 117: The International Christmas Pudding

This is the 117th edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN. The show will also be available via Mixcloud here. This show is a festive edition, featuring music that has some connection to Christmas, the Winter Solstice, Yuletide, or just the cold wintry season in general. To reflect this the feature album is ‘A Winter Gathering’ by Shauna Burns, plus there will be the usual diverse selection of styles and genres, including prog rock, electronica, chamber pop, jazz, folk and all sorts of other weird & wonderful music. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 2 hours. Downloaded file is 109.6 MB.

1. December Alone (4:31) – Earth Size Diamonds (Taken from the album, ‘Alien Science’; see earthsizediamonds.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/EarthSizeDiamonds)

2. Winter’s Song (4:10) – I Am Your Autopilot (Taken from the album ‘The Stillness of the Sea’; see www.iamyourautopilot.com/, iamyourautopilot.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/IAmYourAutopilot)

3. Melting (4:49) – All About Eve (Taken from the album ‘Iceland’; see julianneregan.com/julianneregan.com/welcome.html & www.goony.nl/aae/aae.htm)

4. Winter Star (2:35) – Shauna Burns (Taken from the album ‘A Winter Gathering’; see shaunaburns.com/music/ & www.facebook.com/shaunaburnsmusic; this track was provided by Mevio’s Music Alley – see www.musicalley.com/)

5. Endlessly (4:25) – Mercury Rev (Taken from the album ‘Deserter’s Songs’; see www.mercuryrev.com/ & www.facebook.com/MercuryRev?ref=ts)

6. It Hasn’t Happened Yet (3:50) – William Shatner (Taken from the album ‘Has Been’; see williamshatner.com/ws/)

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

8. Stop the Cavalry (3:10) – Marillion (Taken from the 2003 fan-club-only Christmas CD Say Cheese!’; see marillion.com/ & en-gb.facebook.com/MarillionOfficial)

9. Snowbound (4:31) –  Genesis (Taken from the album ‘…And Then There Were Three…’; see www.genesis-music.com/ & www.facebook.com/genesis)

10. Petites Litanies De Jesus (4:18) – Keith Emerson (Taken from ‘The Christmas Album; see www.keithemerson.com/)

11. Carol of the Bells (3:52) – Shauna Burns (Taken from the album ‘A Winter Gathering’; see shaunaburns.com/music/ & www.facebook.com/shaunaburnsmusic; this track was provided by Mevio’s Music Alley – see www.musicalley.com/)

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

13. Solstice (9:27) – Matt Berry (Taken from the album ‘Kill the Wolf’; see www.themattberry.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/mattberrymusic)

14. Winter Night (2:52) – Rhys Marsh (Taken from the EP ‘Suspended In A Weightless Wind’; see rhysmarsh.com/ & itunes.apple.com/us/album/suspended-in-weightless-wind/id696205037)

15. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen (Take Five) (4:06) – Tobin Mueller (Taken from the album ‘Midwinter Born’; see www.tobinmueller.com/, www.cdbaby.com/cd/tobinmueller32 & itunes.apple.com/us/artist/tobin-mueller/id97659025)

16. O Christmas Tree (2:46) – John Stebbe (Free download available from www.macjams.com/artist/John+Stebbe; see also johnstebbe.webs.com/ & www.cdbaby.com/cd/johnstebbe2)

17. Winter Comes (3:04) – Alexander von Mehren (Taken from the album ‘Aéropop’; see www.vonmehren.com/, folkwit.com/artists/alexander-von-mehren & folkwitrecords.bandcamp.com/album/a-ropop)

18. Silent, Silent Night (5:36) – Mike Kershaw (Taken from the ‘Winter’ EP; see mikekershaw.bandcamp.com/, www.kershmusic.com/home & www.facebook.com/pages/Mike-Kershaw/144511622309101)

19. Silent Night (3:01) – Shauna Burns (Taken from the album ‘A Winter Gathering’; see shaunaburns.com/music/ & www.facebook.com/shaunaburnsmusic; this track was provided by Mevio’s Music Alley – see www.musicalley.com/)

20. Last Day of Winter (4:39) – i am robot and proud (Taken from the album ‘The Catch & Spring Summer Autumn Winter; see iamrobotandproud.bandcamp.com/album/the-catch-spring-summer-autumn-winter, www.robotandproud.com/ & en-gb.facebook.com/iamrobotandproud)

21. I believe in Father Christmas (Music Box cover) (3:30) – Hannah Peel (Hannah’s version of this track does not seem to be legally available online anymore but for more information about Greg Lake see www.greglake.com/ and for Hannah Peel see www.hannahpeel.com/ & www.facebook.com/HannahPeelMusic)

22. Xmas Fantasy – Silent Night (6:14) – Fran Dagostino (Free download available from www.macjams.com/artist/ziti; see also frandagostino.com/www.facebook.com/pages/Fran-Dagostino-Band/146779183952)

23. A Winter’s Tale (3:42) – All About Eve (Taken from the album ‘Iceland’; see julianneregan.com/julianneregan.com/welcome.html & www.goony.nl/aae/aae.htm)

24.  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)

A merry Christmas and compliments of the season to all the musicians who contributed and to all listeners too. Send me 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. We’ll be back in January – there will be one show from Daniel and Rebsie and one from me, so we hope you’ll join us for those.