A message from Ed Lohrer regarding the future of this prog festival, and how you can help to keep it alive.
Read on for more details.
About two years ago, thanks to the internet, I rediscovered this wonderful music that we call progressive. And I owe thanks to many members of internet groups and websites that have given me much help in the way of discovering these new and old bands and CDs that I've missed over the years. One of these members in particular is Lew Fisher( firstname.lastname@example.org ), list owner of The Progressive Music Society (PMS). http://launch.groups.yahoo.com/group/progressivemusicsociety/
I had the pleasure of meeting Lew and numerous members of PMS and other groups that I belong to at Progday X last Labor Day in Chapel Hill, NC. For those of you who don't know, Progday is a two day progressive music festival held on Storybook Farm outside Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
After last year's festival, a couple of underwriters for the bailed out, and that has threatened whether there will be a Progday this year, or ever again.
Now to get to the point...
Lew Fisher of PMS has single-handedly contacted numerous bands for their help in keeping this truely unique festival alive. Nine prestigious progressive bands have donated tracks, 6 which have previously been unreleased, for a compilation disc to raise money for Progday.
The track list is as follows ...
1 Strawbs: Riviera Dei Fiori/Under A Cloudless Sky 6:57
2. Djam Karet: Pentimento 6:50 (Previously Unreleased)
3. Nathan Mahl: The Place We Call Home 6:27 (Previously Unreleased)
4. Trettioariga Kriget: Lang Historia 7:45
5. Wobbler: Leprechaun Behind The Door 13:21 (Demo)
6. Sonus Umbra: Self Erosion 6:03
7. Gert Emmens: The Warlock Returns 9:25 (Previously Unreleased)
8. The Muffins: They Come On Unknown Nights 4:22 (Previously Unreleased)
9. Guy Manning: Top Of The Mountain 17:58 (Previously Unreleased Demo)
With original artwork donated by Ed Unitsky of The Tangent and The Flower Kings fame.
Lew has done all the leg work: compiling the tracks, sending to be mastered(Sony in Canada), sending to the printers, and shipping of the CDs.
For more information on purchasing this truely unique and "labor of love" CD,
The cost is $12 with ALL proceeds above the cost of manufacturing and shipping, going to Progday. That's peanuts for 78 minutes of truely great music.