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What A Night (Seventies Progressive Rock Set)

What A Night (Seventies Progressive Rock Set)

Playing tracks by

Eberhard Schoener, Sting, Andy Summers, Schoenherz, Barclay james harvest, Gentle Giant, King Crimson and more.

Like all my sets, there’s always a story (or two) behind each one and “What A Night” is no exception. Back in 1978 on my Teac 3340, I had made the original subset “Natural High” through “Hellbound Train.” Here’s the challenge in including “Hellbound Train” in a set: on the original 1972 LP, that song is the last song on side two. It’s over nine minutes long and as it’s building to a climax, it ends abruptly. It sounded odd to fade it out or even crossfade it into another song. Then I remembered the Yes album, “Fragile” and how they used what I call a sound bridge to transition between “We Have Heaven” and “South Side of The Sky.” It was like a dungeon door creaking closed, then slamming, then footsteps running away. I used that sound bridge to transition out of “Hellbound Train” and into “Mysteries and Mayhem.” The subset, “Mysteries and Mayhem” through “Sleeping Satellite” was originally part of a longer set that I had been wanting to modify for some time.

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DenDeja
DenDeja

5*****star....sublime...stellar....I have listened to this mix three times already and can't get enough....wish I could have it to play on my car stereo!!!!