Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Ten 20th century prog classics beyond UK and US

It is widely believed that 20th century progressive rock (or prog) was mainly a British affair, with some contributions from the USA and the English speaking part of Canada. In this post I'd like to draw attention to ten very worthwhile prog albums from other parts of the world, released from the mid seventies to the early nineties, triggered by finding all of these albums completely present at YouTube (links provided). I opted for maximum one per country. Enjoy!

Netherlands: Hamburger concerto by Focus (YouTube)
Germany: Battlement by Neuschwanstein (YouTube)
France: Au-Delà Du Délire by Ange (YouTube)
Italy: Per Un Amico by Premiata Forneria Marconi (YouTube)
Sweden: Hybris by Änglagård (YouTube)
Poland: Memento z Banalnym Tryptykiem by SBB (YouTube)
Canada (French): Si on avait besoin d'une cinquième saison by Harmonium (YouTube)
Brazil: Depois do fim by Bacamarte (YouTube)
Chile: Alturas de Machu Pichu by Los Jaivas (YouTube)
Japan: Shingetsu by Shingetsu (YouTube)

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