Episode 263: Best of 2018 – the best of the rest part 1

This is the 263rd 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 & 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). Following the last show, where I offered a review of some of the best music to be found on albums, EPs and singles released so far in 2019, this time around I’m actually going back in time as this is part 1 of my ‘best of the rest of 2018’, featuring some of the music that didn’t get featured in either my ‘EPs of 2018’ or in my ‘top 30 albums of 2018’ shows. There’s no feature album for this show, but there is sort of a feature country, with four tracks from different Japanese acts scattered throughout the playlist. We’ll be covering the usual diverse selection of styles and genres so hopefully you will find much to enjoy. 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 35 minutes. Downloaded file is 141.2 MB.

1. Rainbow (2:47) – Matt Berry (Taken from the album ‘Television Themes’; see acidjazz.bigcartel.com/product/matt-berry-television-themes-signed-cd, www.themattberry.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/mattberrymusic/)

2. Eskimo (7:23) – The Quill (Taken from the album ‘The Tower at Hunter’s Moon’; see thequillmusic.bandcamp.com/album/the-tower-at-hunters-moon & www.facebook.com/thequillmusic/)

3. Asylum (5:14) – GU-RU (Single available to buy via gu-ru.bandcamp.com/track/asylum; see also www.facebook.com/guruthree

4. Other Half Rule (4:34) – David Crosby (Taken from the album ‘Here If You Listen’; see  davidcrosby.com)

5. Superman (Movie) (4:52) – Randy Waldman (Taken from the album ‘Superheroes’; see www.jazzheroes.com & www.facebook.com/JazzSuperHero/)

6. Roho Ulio Toweka (5:11) – Kuunatic (Taken from the shared EP Roho Ulio Toweka // Ants // Worship; see kuunatic.bandcamp.com/album/roho-ulio-toweka-ants-worshipwww.facebook.com/kuunatic/)

7. Single File (5:10) – Delta Sleep (Taken from the album ‘Ghost City’; see deltasleep.bandcamp.com/album/ghost-city & www.facebook.com/deltasleepband

8. Levhorm (9:11) – Koenji Hyakkei 高円寺百景 (Taken from the album ‘Dhorimviskha’; see koenjihyakkei.bandcamp.com/album/dhorimviskha & www.facebook.com/koenjihyakkei/)  

9. Social Candy (4:24) – Psychedelic Porn Crumpets (Single available to download via psychedelicporncrumpets.bandcamp.com/album/social-candy & also to be found on the album ‘And Now For The Whatchamacallit’; see also www.psychedelicporncrumpets.com/ & www.facebook.com/psychedelicprncrumpets/)

10. Lost For a Day (3:09) – Robin Kester (Taken from the EP ‘Peel the Skin’; see robinkester.bandcamp.com/album/peel-the-skin, www.robinkester.com/ & www.facebook.com/RobinKesterMusic)

11. Mad World (5:32) – Youngblood Brass Band (Taken from the album ‘Covers 1’; see  youngbloodbrassbandofficial.bandcamp.com/album/covers-1, www.youngbloodbrassband.com & www.facebook.com/youngbloodbrassband)

12. Smoke (Extended Edit) (7:14) – Galahad (Taken from the album ‘Seas Of Change’; see www.galahadonline.com, galahad1.bandcamp.com/album/seas-of-changewww.facebook.com/room801/)

13. Majupose (4:02) – Kikagaku Moyo/幾何学模様 (Taken from the album Masana Temples’; see kikagakumoyoggb.bandcamp.com/album/masana-temples & www.facebook.com/kikagakumoyo/)

14. Keys To The Kingdom (4:09) – Mike Kershaw (Taken from the album ‘Arms Open Wide’; see mikekershaw.bandcamp.com/album/arms-open-wide, www.kershmusic.com & www.facebook.com/Mike-Kershaw-144511622309101/)

15. World In Action (2:43) – Matt Berry (Taken from the album ‘Television Themes’; see acidjazz.bigcartel.com/product/matt-berry-television-themes-signed-cd, www.themattberry.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/mattberrymusic/)

16. 1967 (3:20) – David Crosby (Taken from the album ‘Here If You Listen’; see davidcrosby.com)

17. Can’t Work It Out (5:42) – Damon Shulman (Taken from the album Plausible Cause’; see damonshulman.bandcamp.com/album/plausible-cause & www.facebook.com/damonshulman/)

18. Batman Theme (1989 Movie) (4:53) – Randy Waldman (Taken from the album ‘Superheroes’; see www.jazzheroes.com & www.facebook.com/JazzSuperHero/)

19. Bird (2:57) – A Formal Horse (Single available to buy via aformalhorse.bandcamp.com/track/bird; see also www.aformalhorse.com/ & www.facebook.com/aformalhorse)

20. Gatherings (6:41) – Kikagaku Moyo/幾何学模様 (Taken from the album Masana Temples’; see kikagakumoyoggb.bandcamp.com/album/masana-temples & www.facebook.com/kikagakumoyo/)

21. White Sounds (5:25) – Fractal Mirror (Taken from the album ‘Close to Vapour’; see fractalmirror.bandcamp.com/album/close-to-vapour & www.facebook.com/Fractalmirrormusic/)

22. The Lake (4:46) – Talitha Rise (Taken from the album ‘An Abandoned Orchid House’; see talitharise.bandcamp.com/album/an-abandoned-orchid-house-digital-pre-order, www.talitharise.com/www.facebook.com/talitharise/)

23. The Barefoot Chocolate Maker (5:47) – Lathe of Heaven (Taken from the album ‘Now There’s No Room’; see latheofheavenuk.com & www.facebook.com/Lathe-of-Heaven-1755313944532327/

24. If Planets Were Nearby (6:09) Elif Yalvac (Taken from the album ‘L’appel du Vide′; see hazalelif.bandcamp.com)

25. Slow Movements (8:43) – Kavus Torabi (Taken from the ‘Solar Divination’ EP; see kavustorabi.bandcamp.com/releases)

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’ll be back next time with a show… I’m not quite sure what it will be like, but there probably won’t be a theme, it’ll just be me catching up with some recent releases and playing a few other odds and ends that take my fancy. I hope you’ll join me for that.

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Episode 261: For Dad

This is the 261st 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). This is very much an atypical edition of the show given that it is a musical tribute to my Dad who sadly passed away recently. There was not a huge overlap between my Dad’s tastes and those of a typical Eppy Gibbon playlist, but I’ve tried to balance things out so you can still expect a typically eclectic mixture of music, including several tracks that my Dad loved and others that have some connection with him, however tenuous. There’s no feature album this time around, but hopefully you will find much to enjoy on the show all the same. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 1 hour and 44 minutes. Downloaded file is 95.2 MB.

1. Main Titles (2:20) – The Ron Grainer Orchestra (Taken from the album ‘The Prisoner [File #1]’; see www.amazon.co.uk/Prisoner-File-1-Various-Artists/dp/B00006C2OI)

2. Blue Light, Red Light (Someone’s There) (3:29) – Harry Connick Jr. (Taken from the album ‘Blue Light, Red Light’; see www.harryconnickjr.com & www.facebook.com/harryconnickjr/)

3. We’ll Be Together Again (4:27) – Frank Sinatra (Taken from the album ‘Songs for Swingin’ Lovers’; see www.sinatra.com/ & www.facebook.com/sinatra/)

4. Ravel’s Bolero (6:07) – Echo Park Orchestra (Taken from the album ‘Hymns of the Black Flag’; see echoparkorchestra.bandcamp.com/album/hymns-of-the-black-flag & www.echoparkorchestra.com/)

5. Dovedale (9:00) – The Quill (Taken from the album ‘The Tower at Hunter’s Moon’; see thequillmusic.bandcamp.com/album/the-tower-at-hunters-moon & www.facebook.com/thequillmusic/)

6. Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini Var. XVIII – Rachmaninoff (2:59) – Luke Faulkner (Taken from the album ‘Rêverie’; see lukefaulkner.bandcamp.com/album/r-verie, www.lukefaulkner.com & www.facebook.com/lukefaulknermusic/)

7. It Would Never Have Worked (live) (2:39) – Victoria Wood (Taken from the album ‘Victoria Wood: Live′; see en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victoria_Wood)

8. Titoli (2:57) – Ennio Morricone (Taken from the album ‘Fistful of Dollars’; see www.enniomorricone.org/ & www.facebook.com/maestroenniomorricone/)

9. Rhapsody in blue – Gershwin (16:03) – Carl-August Bünte & Pro Musica Symphony Orchestra (Taken from the album ‘The Gershwin Collection’; see gershwin.com/)

10. Escape (The Pina Colada Song) (3:53) – Rupert Holmes (Taken from the album ‘Escape…The Best Of’; see www.rupertholmes.com/index.htm)

11. Sòdhaigh (4:30) – James Lindsay (Taken from the album ‘Strand’; see jameslindsaymusic.com/jameslindsaymusic.bandcamp.comwww.facebook.com/jameslmusic)

12. Soul Limbo (2:22) – Booker T & The MGs (Taken from the album ‘Soul Limbo’; see bookert.com/)

13. Orinoco Flow (4:29) – Enya (Taken from the album ‘The Very Best Of Enya’; see enya.com & www.facebook.com/officialenya/)

14. Song for Guy (6:50) – Elton John (Taken from the album ‘A Single Man’; see www.eltonjohn.com)

A few words from Katharine Blake about the new album by Mediaeval Baebes…

15. Georgie Porgie/Girls and Boys (2:47) – Mediaeval Baebes (Taken from the album ‘A Pocketful of Posies’; see mediaevalbaebes.bandcamp.com, www.mediaevalbaebes.com & www.facebook.com/mediaevalbaebes/)

16. Father, Son (4:56) – Peter Gabriel (Taken from the album ‘OVO’; see petergabriel.com)

17. Daddy’s Song (2:30) – The Monkees (Taken from the album ‘Head’; see www.monkees.com/ & www.monkees.net/)

18. My Way (4:35) – Frank Sinatra (Taken from the compilation album ‘Ultimate Sinatra’; see www.sinatra.com/ & www.facebook.com/sinatra/)

19. Chariots Of Fire (3:29) – Vangelis (Taken from the compilation album ‘The Collection; see elsew.com/)

Thanks to all the musicians who contributed, to all listeners, and most of all to my dear departed Dad and to everyone who has been supportive and kind to me and my family over the past few months. 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’ll be back next time with a more typical show as it’ll be my half-term report, as I play what I regard to be some of the best music of 2019 so far. I hope you’ll join me for that.

Episode 260: The Thirteenth Hole

This is the 260th 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). Thanks very much to Rebsie & Daniel for kindly standing in for me on the last show, but your usual Eppy Gibbon host returns this time around. We have a feature album for this show, ‘More Once More’, the 1997 debut album from Finneus Gauge, plus there’s the usual mixture of great & eclectic sounds from bands/acts you know and quite a lot 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 23 minutes. Downloaded file is 131 MB.

1. Blake’s Seven (4:26) – Mark Ayres (based on the original composition by Dudley Simpson) (Taken from the album ‘The No.1 Sci-Fi Album’; see www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/5943aeae-1abd-4fb4-82f7-88125d122b21 & watchingblakes7.wordpress.com/2017/11/08/dudley-simpson-and-a-bit-about-his-music-for-blakes-7/)

2. To Tide Us Over (mouth) (4:53) – Esperanza Spalding (Taken from the album ‘12 Little Spells’; see www.esperanzaspalding.com & www.facebook.com/EsperanzaSpalding/)

3. Lavender’s Blue (3:04) – Mediaeval Baebes (Taken from the album ‘A Pocketful of Posies’; see mediaevalbaebes.bandcamp.com, www.mediaevalbaebes.com & www.facebook.com/mediaevalbaebes/)

4. Sunflower (2:18) – Vampire Weekend feat. Steve Lacy (Taken from the single ‘Father of the Bride’; see www.vampireweekend.com & www.facebook.com/VampireWeekend/)

5. Homecoming (5:51) – Quicksilver Night feat. Meagan Finning & Jason Cale (Taken from the ‘Presque Vu’ EP; see quicksilvernightproductions.bandcamp.com & quicksilvernightproductions.com/)

6. Press The Flesh (7:43) – Finneus Gauge (Taken from the album ‘More Once More’; see finneusgauge.bandcamp.com/album/more-once-more & www.echolyn.com/)

7. Soleil Soleil (6:18) – Ilya (Taken from the album ‘They Died for Beauty’; see ilyasounds.bandcamp.com/album/they-died-for-beauty-album-and-eps-2003 & ilyasounds.com/)

8. Daughter Of Mars (3:40) – Laurence Pike (Taken from the album ‘Holy Spring’; see www.laurencepike.net & laurencepike.bandcamp.com/album/holy-spring)   

9. Dance Of The Earth (3:55) – Laurence Pike (Taken from the album ‘Holy Spring’; see www.laurencepike.net & laurencepike.bandcamp.com/album/holy-spring)   

As part of the feature ‘Cats Corner’:

10. There Was a Crooked Man (2:53) – Mediaeval Baebes (Taken from the album ‘A Pocketful of Posies’; see mediaevalbaebes.bandcamp.com, www.mediaevalbaebes.com & www.facebook.com/mediaevalbaebes/)

11. Tree (6:35) – Umpfel (Taken from the album ‘As the Waters Cover the Sea′; see umpfel.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/umpfel)

12. King Of The Chord Change (5:41) – Finneus Gauge (Taken from the album ‘More Once More’; see finneusgauge.bandcamp.com/album/more-once-more & www.echolyn.com/)

13. Latin Radio Motion (4:42) – +1 (Taken from the album ‘Family Songs’; see www.precognitiverecords.com/)

14. Readying to Rise (legs) (5:07) – Esperanza Spalding (Taken from the album ‘12 Little Spells’; see www.esperanzaspalding.com & www.facebook.com/EsperanzaSpalding/)

15. Open Circuit (1:52) – Emily Bezar (Taken from the album ‘Out of the Moment’; see emilybezar.bandcamp.com/album/out-of-the-moment, www.emilybezar.com & www.facebook.com/Emily-Bezar-Music-153027764593/

16. I’ll Pay (6:23) – The Mercury Tree (Taken from the album ‘Spidermilk’; see themercurytree.bandcamp.com/album/spidermilk, mercurytree.net/ & www.facebook.com/mercurytree)

17. Sanguis, Part 2 (6:56) – Staalklang (Track available as a digital download from staalklang.bandcamp.com/album/sanguis; see also www.staalklang.com & www.facebook.com/Staalklang/)

18. Don’t You Want Love (3:54) – Trampoline (Taken from the album Happy Crimes’; see trampolinesounds.bandcamp.com/album/happy-crimes, www.trampolinetheband.com, & www.facebook.com/Trampolinetheband/)

19. Tell You What I See, She Said (5:49) – +1 (Taken from the album ‘Family Songs’; see www.precognitiverecords.com/)

20. Clouds (single edit) (5:10) – Midnight Sun (Taken from the album ‘Dark Tide Rising’; see midnightsun7.bandcamp.com/releases & www.facebook.com/midnightsunprog/)

21. Salvation (6:21) – Finneus Gauge (Taken from the album ‘More Once More’; see finneusgauge.bandcamp.com/album/more-once-more & www.echolyn.com/)

22. Scared Animal (6:10)  – Tadzio (Taken from the album ‘The Sick Room’; see the-tadzio.bandcamp.com/album/the-sick-room & www.facebook.com/tadzioband/)

23. The Lark Ascending (14:09) – Daniel Pioro (Taken from the album ‘Dust’; see danielpioro.bandcamp.com/album/dust & www.danielpioro.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. I’ll be back next time with an atypical show, a musical tribute to my Dad who sadly passed away recently. I hope you’ll join me for that.

Episode 243: TV Themes Special 3

This is the 243rd 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). This latest show is another TV Themes Special. I’ve done a couple of these shows before (back in 2015 & then in 2017) and they’ve been very well received by listeners so hopefully this will round out a successful trilogy. You’ll hear a host of TV themes, some very familiar & some more obscure, covering many of the usual genres we cover on the show and offering the usual eclectic musical mix. There’s no feature album this time but rather a feature TV show, the 1968 children’s serial drama, ‘The Tyrant King’, which was notable for its use of a progressive music soundtrack, so you’ll hear three of the tracks that were used as part of that show’s soundtrack. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 2 hours & 10 minutes. Downloaded file is 119.2 MB.

1. Rainbow (2:47) – Matt Berry (Taken from the album ‘Television Themes’; see acidjazz.bigcartel.com/product/matt-berry-television-themes-signed-cd, www.themattberry.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/mattberrymusic/)

2. (Theme From) The Monkees (2:21) – The Monkees (Taken from the album ‘The Monkees’; see www.monkees.com/, www.facebook.com/TheMonkees & www.monkees.net/)

3. Mission: Impossible (2:31) – Lalo Schifrin (Taken from the album ‘Mission: Impossible And Other Thrilling Themes’; see www.schifrin.com/main.htm)

4. Tank! (3:27) – Yoko Kanno & The Seatbelts (Taken from the compilation album ‘Cowboy Bebop Tank! The! Best!’; see www.jameswong.com/ykproject/core.html)

5. Divertimento – 1. Prelude (2:00) – The Philip Jones Brass Ensemble (Taken from the album ‘The 20th Century Album’; see www.impulse-music.co.uk/leonardsalzedo/pjbe.org/about/)

6. The Thoughts Of Emerlist Davjack (2:49) – The Nice (Taken from the album ‘The Best of The Nice’; see thenice.org.uk/)

7. Le Parc (3:21) – Tangerine Dream (Taken from the album ‘Le Parc’; see www.tangerinedream.org/www.facebook.com/TANGERINEDREAM.OFFICIAL/)

8. Guitar Man (2:56) – Elvis Presley (Taken from the album ‘From Nashville To Memphis – The Essential 60s Masters I’; see elvisthemusic.com)

9. Quantum Leap Main Title Theme (2:08) – Mike Post (Taken from the single ‘Scott Bakula Performs Somewhere In The Night’; see web.archive.org/web/20070813213339/http://arts.enotes.com/contemporary-musicians/post-mike-biography)

10. Theme From Randall And Hopkirk (Deceased) (Instrumental) (4:24) – David Arnold (Track taken from the single ‘Theme From Randall And Hopkirk (Deceased)’; see davidarnoldmusic.com/)

11. Lost In Space (Theme) (3:26) – Apollo 440 (Taken from the compilation album ‘Ultimate… Movies’; see www.apollo440.com/)

12. Out Of The Blue (6:14) – Elton John (Taken from the album ‘Blue Moves’; see www.eltonjohn.com)

13. Bring Me Sunshine (1:52) – Morecambe & Wise (Taken from the album ‘EMI Comedy Classics’; www.morecambeandwise.com/

14. Astronomy Domine (4:13) – Pink Floyd (Taken from the album ‘The Piper At The Gates of Dawn’; see  www.pinkfloyd.com/)

15. Run With Us (4:40) – Cygnets (Single available via cygnets.bandcamp.com/track/run-with-us-lisa-lougheed-cover; see also cygnetsngp.bandcamp.com/)

16. The Liberty Bell March (3:38) – Brass Band Riga (Taken from the compilation album ‘Classics on TV’; see www.montypython.com/)

17. Knight Rider Main Theme (1:20) Stu Phillips (Taken from the album ‘The Stu Phillips Scores: Knight Rider (Original Television Soundtrack)’; see www.stuwho.com/)

18. Theme From Starsky & Hutch (5:51) The James Taylor Quartet (Taken from the compilation album ‘Funk’; see www.jamestaylorquartet.co.uk/jtq/)

19. Gangsters (2:28)  Greenslade (Taken from the album ‘Time and Tide’; see www.temple-music.com/dave-greenslade/ & www.angelfire.com/music4/greenslade/index.html)

20. Penthouse Suite (1:58) – Syd Dale (Taken from the compilation album ‘The Sixties’; see radiosoundsfamiliar.com/syd-dale.php)

21. (Theme From) The Krypton Factor (0:53) – The Art Of Noise (Taken from the compilation album ‘The Inluence’; see www.theartofnoiseonline.com)

22. Light Flight (3:14) – Pentangle (Taken from the album ‘Basket of Light’; see www.pentangle.info/JMPentangle/HOME.html & www.facebook.com/Pentangle/)

23. Because Of You (3:13) – Dexys Midnight Runners/Kevin Rowland (Non-album single released in 1986 & available via assorted compilations; see www.dexysonline.com/)

24. Dr. Livingstone, I Presume (2:58) – The Moody Blues (Taken from the compilation album ‘Nights in White Satin’; see raythomas.co.uk/index.php & www.moodybluestoday.com/)

25. The Persuaders (2:10) – The Prisoners (Taken from ‘The Prisoners’ EP; see theprisoners1.bandcamp.com/album/the-prisoners)

26. Birdman Of Alcatraz (4:14) – Rick Wakeman (Taken from the album ‘Rick Wakeman’s Criminal Record′; see www.rwcc.com/ & www.facebook.com/RickWakemanMusic/)

27. New Year’s Prayer (4:41) – Jeff Buckley (Taken from the album ‘Sketches for My Sweetheart the Drunk’; see jeffbuckley.com)

28. The Tripods (Main Theme) (2:55) – Ken Freeman (Taken from the album ‘The Tripods’; see www.topnote.co.uk/mainframe.htm plus the album is available digitally via Amazon & iTunes)

29. Theme From Randall And Hopkirk (Deceased) (4:13) – Nina Persson and David Arnold (Track taken from the single ‘Theme From Randall And Hopkirk (Deceased)’; see www.facebook.com/ninaperssonofficial/ & davidarnoldmusic.com/)

30. Picture Box (2:57) – Matt Berry (Taken from the album ‘Television Themes’; see acidjazz.bigcartel.com/product/matt-berry-television-themes-signed-cd, www.themattberry.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/mattberrymusic/)

31. Tarot (2:26)  Andrew Bown (Taken from the compilation album ‘Real Life Permanent Dreams: A Cornucopia of British Psychedelia 1965-1970’; see www.andybown.com/)

32. Stranger On The Shore (2:56)  Acker Bilk (Taken from the mix album Late Night Tales: Röyksopp’; see latenighttales.bandcamp.com/album/late-night-tales-r-yksopp)

33. Whatever Happened To You/The Sleepers in the Hill (5:20)  Soft Hearted Scientists (Taken from the album ‘Whatever Happened to the Soft Hearted Scientists’; see nathanhallandthesinisterlocals.bandcamp.com/album/whatever-happened-to-the-soft-hearted-scientists-3, www.softheartedscientists.com/ & www.facebook.com/SoftHeartedScientists)

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. The show will return next time for another Halloween special, so be afraid, be very afraid…

Episode 217: TV Themes Special 2

This is the 217th 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). This latest show is another TV Themes Special. The last one I did was back in January 2015 but it was very well received by listeners at the time so hopefully this represents the long-awaited sequel. You’ll hear a host of TV themes, some very familiar & some more obscure, covering many of the usual genres we cover on the show and offering the usual eclectic musical mix. Our feature EP this time has a TV themes, erm, theme – ‘Children of the Sun, Part 2’ by the progressive rock/metal project Toehider, so you’ll hear three tracks from that. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 1 hour & 58 minutes. Downloaded file is 107.84 MB.

1. Main Titles (2:20) – The Ron Grainer Orchestra (Taken from the album ‘The Prisoner [File #1]’; see www.amazon.co.uk/Prisoner-File-1-Various-Artists/dp/B00006C2OI)

2. Theme from ‘The Avengers’ (2:17) – The Laurie Johnson Orchestra (Taken from the album ‘Thunderbirds Are Go – TV Themes for Grown Up Kids’; see itunes.apple.com/gb/artist/the-laurie-johnson-orchestra/id257939725)

3. (i) The Birth of the Odyssey (ii) Monkey Magic (4:59) – Godiego (Taken from the album ‘Magic Monkey‘; see www.last.fm/music/Godiego & www.facebook.com/pages/Godiego/181726875235125?sk=info&tab=page_info)

4. House Of The King (2:53) – Focus (Taken from the album ‘Hocus Pocus: The Best of Focus’; see www.focustheband.com/ & www.facebook.com/pages/Focus-the-band/197272485986)

5. With A Little Help From My Friends (5:05) – Joe Cocker (Taken from the album ‘Joe Cocker’s Greatest Hits’; see www.cocker.com)

6. Sportsnight (2:50) – The Tony Hatch Orchestra  (Taken from the album ‘Hit The Road To Themeland; see tonyhatch.co.uk/)

7. Sesame Street Theme (1:49) – The Kids (Taken from the album ‘Sesame Street: Platinum All-Time Favorites’; see www.sesamestreet.org)

8. Defenders of the Earth (0:58) – Toehider (Taken from the EP ‘Children of the Sun Part 2: Another Collection of Under-appreciated Cartoon Themes from the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s′; see toehider.tumblr.com/, toehider.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/toehider)

9. The Rockford Files (Version 2) (0:47) – Max Tundra (Available via the Max Tundra Soundcloud page – soundcloud.com/maxtundra; see also www.maxtundra.com/)

10. Nantucket Sleighride (To Owen Coffin) (5:49) – Mountain (Taken from the album ‘The Very Best of Mountain’; see www.mountainrockband.com/main.php)

11. Eagle Tax (3:22) – Mogwai (Taken from the album ‘Les Revenants’; see www.mogwai.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/mogwai)

12. Theme from Harry’s Game (2:29) – Clannad (Taken from the album ‘The Essential Clannad’; see moyabrennan.com/www.facebook.com/ClannadMusic)

13. Heartsong (4:58) – Gordon Giltrap (Taken from the album ‘Time to Reflect: A Personal Anthology, Vol. 2′; see www.giltrap.co.uk/)

14. Unsquare Dance (2:07) – The Dave Brubeck Quartet (Taken from the album ‘Time Further Out’; see davebrubeck.com/)

15. I Wish I Knew How It Felt to Be Free (3:52) – The Jiri Nedoma Trio (Taken from the album ‘Great British TV Themes′; see itunes.apple.com/gb/artist/the-jiri-nedoma-trio/id264809823 & www.jirinedoma.com/)

16. BBC Snooker Theme (Drag Racer) (2:24) – The Snooker Champs (Taken from the album ‘50 Best of Sport’; see en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drag_Racer_(song))

17. The Snooker Song (3:15) – Mike Batt & Friends (Taken from the album ‘The Hunting Of The Snark’; see madhouserag.com/)

18. Dr. Snuggles (0:52) – Toehider (Taken from the EP ‘Children of the Sun Part 2: Another Collection of Under-appreciated Cartoon Themes from the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s′; see toehider.tumblr.com/, toehider.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/toehider)

19. Pinball Number Count (2:44) – The Pointer Sisters (Taken from the album ‘Sesame Street: Songs From The Street, Vol. 3’; see www.thepointersisters.com & www.sesamestreet.org)

20. Dragons and Demons (3:16) – Godiego (Taken from the album ‘Magic Monkey‘; see www.last.fm/music/Godiego & www.facebook.com/pages/Godiego/181726875235125?sk=info&tab=page_info)

21. This Messiah Needs Watching (4:37) – Mogwai (Taken from the album ‘Les Revenants’; see www.mogwai.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/mogwai)

22. Sour Times (4:14) – Portishead (Taken from the album ‘Dummy’; see www.portishead.co.uk)

23. Jessica (Single Version) (4:09) – The Allman Brothers Band (Taken from the album ‘Midnight Rider: The Essential Collection’; see allmanbrothersband.com)

24. Tank! (3:02) Harajuku Nation (Taken from the album ‘Ultimate Adventure Heroes’; see www.amazon.co.uk/Tank-From-Cowboy-Bebop/dp/B00N9WZVK)

25. Blue Peter (2:07) Mike Oldfield (Taken from the album ‘The Mike Oldfield Collection’; see mikeoldfieldofficial.com & www.facebook.com/MikeOldfieldOfficial)

26. I Could Be So Good For You (3:14) Dennis Waterman (Single available as a digital download; see www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/46d28b07-6450-4389-84ba-fdebdbfe93f0)

27. Crying All Day (3:05) Bix Beiderbecke (Taken from the album ‘The Beiderbecke Collection’; see redhotjazz.com/bix.html)

28. The Theme From ‘The New Avengers’ (4:42) – M.f.o.s (Taken from the album ‘Uptown Funk’; see www.acidjazz.co.uk/)

29. Gandhara (3:16) – Toehider (Taken from the EP ‘Children of the Sun Part 2: Another Collection of Under-appreciated Cartoon Themes from the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s′; see toehider.tumblr.com/, toehider.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/toehider)

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

30. Crusoe (3:55)  Art Of Noise (Taken from the album ‘In No Sense? Nonsense!’; see www.ztt.com/artists/art-of-noise/ & www.theartofnoiseonline.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. Next time it’s the annual Halloween special which means the return of the one & only Count Eppy Gibbon, so I hope you’ll be back to listen to what promises to be a ghoulishly good show.

Episode 211: Wish You Were Here

This is the 211th 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 currently occupied with preparations for EppyFest, so Daniel Staniforth and Rebsie Fairholm are kindly sitting in again to present one of their takes on Eppy Gibbon music. The feature album is the soundtrack from the 1967 TV series The Prisoner starring Patrick McGoohan, and there will be three tracks from a 3-CD soundtrack compilation from the series. 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: 1 hour & 51 minutes. Downloaded file is 101 MB.

1. Argizagi ederra (4:15) – Halzea (Taken from the album ‘Hontz Gaua’; see www.progarchives.com/artist.asp?id=588)

2. Stay (3:35) – Ex Reverie (Available as a download single; see exreverie.bandcamp.com/music)

3. Winter is a Coloured Bird (8:01) – Comus (Taken from the album ‘Song to Comus’; see https://comusmusic.co.uk)

4. Main Titles – Full Version (3:33) – The Ron Grainer Orchestra (Taken from the album ‘The Prisoner [File #3]’; see www.amazon.co.uk/Prisoner-File-3)

5. Prog Noir (5:39) – Stick Men (Taken from the album ‘Prog Noir’; see www.iapetus-media.com/stick-men)

6. The Nortihorticulturalist (3:25) – Tea & Symphony (Taken from the album ‘Jo Sago’; see www.discogs.com/artist/458852-Tea-Symphony)

7. Life Amongst the Black Sheep (5:30) – Peter Ulrich (Taken from the album ‘Pathways and Dawns’; see www.discogs.com/artist/141747-Peter-Ulrich)

8. Don’t Look Down Or Back (4:57) – Tunng (Taken from the album ‘…And Then We Saw Land’; see www.tunng.co.uk)

9. Back to the Cottage (2:43) – Original TV Soundtrack (Taken from the album ‘The Prisoner [File #1]’; see www.amazon.co.uk/Prisoner-File-1)

10. Heaven is Here (15:24) – Roy Harper (Taken from the album ‘Man & Myth’; see www.royharper.co.uk)

11. Fake Yer Death (4:06) – Orion Rigel Dommisse (Taken from the album ‘What I Want From You Is Sweet’; see orionrigeldommisse.bandcamp.com)

12. Gone With the Mouse (5:03) – Fuchsia (Taken from the album ‘Fuchsia’; see www.progarchives.com/artist.asp?id=2585)

13. Black is the Colour (5:51) – Dry Spells (Taken from the album ‘Too Soon for Flowers’; see https://dryspells.bandcamp.com)

14. Ashes (6:01) – :novemthree: (Taken from the album ‘From These Ashes’; https://novemthree.bandcamp.com)

15. EppyFest Mini promo (2:06); see eppyfest.co.uk/ for more details about the event and buying tickets

16. Dreamy Party (2:06) – Original TV Soundtrack (Taken from the album ‘The Prisoner [File #1]’; see www.amazon.co.uk/Prisoner-File-1)

17. May I? (3:24) – Kevin Ayers & The Whole World (Taken from the album ‘Shooting At the Moon’; see www.discogs.com/artist/45646-Kevin-Ayers)

18.Psyche I & Share Your Water (5:28) – These Trails (Taken from the album ‘These Trails’; see www.discogs.com/These-Trails-These-Trails/release/1904529)

19. Suurin (5:57) – L.E.A.F. (Taken from the album ‘LYS’; see www.leaf-music.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 back next time, so we hope you’ll be back to listen to the next edition of the show.

Episode 180: Sanguine Hum Interview 2016

This is the 180th 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). Taking a break from my seemingly never-ending review of 2015 and following my preview last time of EppyFest 5 this time we welcome three members of the excellent Sanguine Hum into the Eppy Gibbon studio. Our feature album is the new/old album by Sanguine Hum, ‘What We Ask Is Where We Begin’. The guys from the band will talk about the fascinating evolution of this album, which is finally released on CD for the first time. We’ll also cover the usual diverse selection of styles and genres, this time chosen by me and my special guests. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 1 hour & 54 minutes. Downloaded file is 104.39 MB.

1. In The Forest (4:57) – Bleeding Heart Pigeons (Taken from the album ‘Is; see  bleedingheartpigeons.com/, www.facebook.com/BleedingHeartPigeonssoundcloud.com/bleedingheartpigeons)

2. The Garden (3:45) – The Dowling Poole (Taken from the album ‘One Hyde Park; see  thedowlingpoole.com/, www.facebook.com/thedowlingpoole & 369music.bandcamp.com)

3. Dr. Snuggles (0:52) – Toehider (Taken from the EP ‘Children of the Sun Part 2: Another Collection of Under-appreciated Cartoon Themes from the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s′; see toehider.tumblr.com/, toehider.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/toehider)

4. Cartoon Friends (4:06) – Sanguine Hum (Taken from the album ‘What We Ask Is Where We Begin’; see shop.cherryred.co.uk/shopexd.asp?id=5268, troopersforsound.com/catalogue/ & www.facebook.com/SanguineHum)

Interview with Matt Baber, Brad Waissman & Joff Winks of Sanguine Hum

5. Milo (5:18) – Sanguine Hum (Taken from the album ‘What We Ask Is Where We Begin’; see shop.cherryred.co.uk/shopexd.asp?id=5268, troopersforsound.com/catalogue/ & www.facebook.com/SanguineHum)

6. It Grows in Me Garden (2:44) – Sanguine Hum (Taken from the album ‘What We Ask Is Where We Begin’; see shop.cherryred.co.uk/shopexd.asp?id=5268, troopersforsound.com/catalogue/ & www.facebook.com/SanguineHum)

7. Cold Brains (3:42) – Beck (Taken from the album Mutations; see www.beck.com/ & www.facebook.com/Beck)

8. Six Pack (3:11) – Tortoise (Taken from the album ‘Standards; see www.trts.com/ & www.facebook.com/TRTSband)

9. What’s Wrong? (5:44) – Grizzly Bear (Taken from the album ‘Shields’; see grizzly-bear.net/ & www.facebook.com/grizzlybear)

10. Modul 32 (9:33) – Nik Bärtsch’s Ronin (Taken from the album ‘Stoa’; see www.nikbaertsch.com/ronin/ & www.facebook.com/nikbaertschsRONIN/)

11. Ezra (4:27) – Oneohtrix Point Never (Taken from the album ‘Garden Of Delete’; see pointnever.com/, warp.net/artists/oneohtrix-point-never/ & www.facebook.com/oneohtrix/)

12. Leaving The City (3:48) – Joanna Newsom (Taken from the album ‘Divers’; see www.dragcity.com/artists/joanna-newsom)

13. Ace Train (7:43) – Sanguine Hum (Taken from the album ‘What We Ask Is Where We Begin’; see shop.cherryred.co.uk/shopexd.asp?id=5268, troopersforsound.com/catalogue/ & www.facebook.com/SanguineHum)

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

15. Show Me Love (Big Wild Remix) (3:48) – Hundred Waters/Big Wild (Originally taken from the album ‘The Moon Rang like a Bell’, the remix is available to download for free via soundcloud.com/bigwild/hundred-waters-show-me-love-big-wild-remix; see also soundcloud.com/hundredwaters & www.facebook.com/hundredwaters)

Thanks to all the musicians who contributed, especially Matt, Brad & Joff for coming into the Eppy Gibbon studio, 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. Despite what I say at the end of this show, I may not be back next time – hopefully Rebsie & Daniel from Alchymical Muse will be sitting in for me, but either way I hope you’ll join us for the next edition.