Last night Prog & Roll Radio show was online once more as usual, and I dare to say that it was a very interesting show. During the (extended) first hour, we had on the chat box 3 members of the UK-based Progressive Rock band The Far Meadow, and together with our listeners we had a very pleasant chat altogether. During this first hour, we played 4 songs taken out of their new album Given the Impossible, mixed with songs from other new releases. And right after that, the final stage of the ‘Song of the Month’ contest begun.
As some of you know already, we are playing this ‘grade the song’ game with our listeners, where we encourage them to grade the songs we are playing in our shows. At the end of each show, we pick the one or two songs with the highest average rating, and we are playing them altogether once more during the last show of each month. This time we had 6 songs that were participating in this final stage, all of them very good ones, so the competition was fierce once more. There was a song which - in our opinion - was the absolute favourite, but as it seemed there are no favourites when it comes to the people’s opinion. At the end of the show all of us learned which was the best song of November, according to our audience’s grades. So, our listener’s decided that the best song we played during our November shows is: Imagine by John Lennon. In the following list you can see the 6 songs that participated in the contest, and inside the parenthesis is the average score.
MAGO DEL OZ: La Costa Del Silencio (6.60) / PETER GABRIEL: Solsbury Hill (6.33) / CARAVAN: Winter Wine (6.93) / PROCOL HARUM: Something Magic (6.71) / KING CRIMSON: Starless (7.50) / JOHN LENNON: Imagine (7.92).
As you can understand from the list, the absolute favourite I mentioned above, was of course 'Starless' by King Crimson, but 'Imagine' proved to be more famous among our listeners.
So, Imagine was added in Prog & Roll’s Top-10 list for the season 2015-2016, together with Nimrodel by Camel, which won last month’s contest.
I would like to say a very big thanks to all those who tuned in last night. And especially to Marguerite, Paul and Chris from The Far Meadow. I hope everybody enjoyed the show.
Thank you all very much!
Here you can take a look at the whole playlist:
1st Part: THE GIFT: Sweeper of Dreams / CRYSTAL PALACE: The Day That Doesn’t End / THE FAR MEADOW: Prove it Then-Hang on-Industry (Medley) / THE NEAL MORSE BAND: City of Destruction / ANIMA MUNDI: Flowers / OPETH: Will O the Wisp / MESSENGER: Nocturne / THE FAR MEADOW: A Gentle Warrior / EVERSHIP: Silver Light.
2nd Part: SONG OF THE MONTH CONTEST: MAGO DEL OZ: La Costa Del Silencio / PETER GABRIEL: Solsbury Hill / CARAVAN: Winter Wine / PROCOL HARUM: Something Magic / KING CRIMSON: Starless / JOHN LENNON: Imagine.