Saturday, November 02, 2019

A prog christmas

Lovers of old prog rock will be very happy with this compilation: 'A Prog Rock Christmas' (on Purple Pyramid Records). It's a nice christmassy album with surprising artists, mainly all known from famous bands who don't exist anymore. We have mucisians like Kasim Sulton (played with Todd Rundgren), Sonja Kristina (Curved Air), Geoff Downes (Buggles, Yes, Asia). Also Dutch flutist This van Leer (from Focus). He does a surprising version of Jethro Tull's 'Christmas Song'. First time I see a cover of this song. And than there is 'I Believe In Father Christmas' a typical English Christmas tune, written in 1975 by Pete Sinfield with Greg Lake (Emerson Lake & Palmer). Here it is redone by Martin Turner (from Wisbone Ash)