The HFoS Prog Rock Christmas Mixtape Thingy
Hell’s teeth! It’s that time of year again. When I make a host of rash promises for what the new year at HFoS may bring, before buggering off to imbibe the Christmas spirit for a month or so.
This year, I’ll dispense with anything that could be held against me at a later date and, instead, leave you with the latest mixtape: The HFoS Prog Rock Xmas Stocking Filler.
Granted, it’s not particularly festive, nor exclusively prog-orientated, but it’s the best you’ll get from me this side of 2012.
There’s a few Christmassy tracks and titles on there; some wintery stuff; Keith Christmas, for obvious reasons; and one or two wildcards such as David McWilliams and Van der Graaf Generator, chucked in just for the hell of it.
So all it remains for me to say is Merry Christmas and HFoS will be back some time in the new year (when we’ll be three) with more of the same.
Hit the play button for a mildly festive feast. (Track list below)
Jethro Tull – Christmas Song [Excerpt of outro] (from This Was)
The Who – Christmas (from Tommy)
Tomorrow – Hallucinations (from Tomorrow)
Procol Harum – A Christmas Camel (from Procol Harum)
David McWilliams – Lord Offaly (from Lord Offaly)
Keith Christmas – Foothills (from Brighter Day)
Camel – Air Born (from Moonmadness)
Andrew Bown – Tarot (The Ace of Wands)
Lindisfarne – Winter Song (from Nicely Out of Tune)
Gentle Giant – Pantagruel’s Nativity (from Acquiring the Taste)
Cressida – Winter is Coming Again (from Cressida)
Mountain – Nantucket Sleighride (To Owen Coffin) (from Nantucket Sleighride)
The Idle Race – I Like My Toys (from The Birthday Party)
ELO – Whisper in the Night (from The Electric Light Orchestra)
Jethro Tull – Christmas Song (from This Was)
Wizzard – Rock ‘n’ Roll Winter (from Introducing Eddy and the Falcons)
Greg Lake – I Believe in Father Christmas
Van der Graaf Generator – Theme One (from Pawn Hearts)
Jethro Tull – Ring Out, Solstice Bells (from Songs From the Wood)
Wizzard – I Wish it Could Be Christmas Everyday [Excerpt of outro] (from Wizzard Brew)
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