Prog Rock Sampler

By: Concert Vault

17 songs / 2:59:43

  1. 1 Pink Floyd / Embryo 11:39
  2. 2 King Crimson / The Court Of The Crimson King 07:08
  3. 3 Gentle Giant / Funny Ways 08:31
  4. 4 Wishbone Ash / The Pilgrim 11:15
  5. 5 Genesis / Watcher Of The Skies 08:15
  6. 6 Yes / Close To The Edge 19:56
  7. 7 Strawbs / Autumn: Heroine's Theme / Deep Summer's Sl… 08:20
  8. 8 Electric Light Orchestra / Fire On High 05:51
  9. 9 The Moody Blues / Tuesday Afternoon 04:31
  10. 10 Jethro Tull / Nothing is Easy 05:31
  11. 11 Emerson, Lake & Palmer / Tarkus 16:47
  12. 12 Focus / Eruption 34:38
  13. 13 GTR / Pennants 04:44
  14. 14 Kansas / Journey From Mariabronn 09:00
  15. 15 Rush / La Villa Strangiato 09:10
  16. 16 Art in America / Art In America 05:14
  17. 17 Marillion / Fugazi 09:13

This playlist samples some of the best prog rock in the Vault starting near the genre's beginnings with bands like Pink Floyd and King Crimson, representing prog's peak years with groups like Genesis, Yes, and ELP, and eventually heading into the '80s when bands like Rush merged their prog rock roots with more radio-friendly songs. There are also some sub-genres represented, like the prog-folk of Jethro Tull and the Strawbs, and the symph rock of the Moodly Blues and ELO.

With elements of jazz and classical music, complex harmonic progressions, different time signatures within songs, long-developing passages, and lyrics that use archetypal imagery from folklore and science fiction, each song here is a trip in itself. As a whole, this mix can be quite an adventure - enjoy.