Soundscape 2.79 The Piper at the Gates of Prog

Now with a title of that weight you might be expecting to be carried away or transfixed by the music contained within. Indeed, I hope that is the outcome, but what is contained herein is a short homage to one of the most fantastic children’s books ever written, “The Wind in the Willows” by Kenneth Grahame. 

To be honest, there was not very many bands that paid homage to this story. So instead we culled together music that may well fit the theme of the story if not always the tenor. I shored it all up with some of the newer stuff just to keep you all on your toes, but I also included some of the major pieces of Wind in the Willows in hopes of communicating the story as the music allowed. 

“The Rat never answered, if indeed he heard. Rapt, transported, trembling, he was possessed in all his senses by this new divine thing that caught up his soul and swung and dandled it, a powerless but happy infant in a strong sustaining grasp”- From The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame.

The Piper at the Gates of Prog

  • Public Symphony- Wings
  • Muse- The Dark Side
  • All Traps on Earth- All Traps on Earth
  • Ovrfrwrd- Forbidden Valley Opiate
  • Progeland- The Song of the Sea
  • Pink Floyd- Astronomy Domine
  • Treebeard- The Lark in the Morning
  • Steve Hillage- Hello Dawn
  • Big Big Train- Hedgerow
  • Styx- Boat on the River
  • Nancy Wilson- River Road
  • Toto- The Road Goes On
  • Minor Giant- On the Road
  • Limpid Green- The Wild Wood
  • Lunatic Soul- Where the Darkness is Deepest
  • Peter Gabriel- Darkness
  • Limpid Green- Mr Badger
  • The Tea Party- The Badger
  • Mike Keneally- The Car Song
  • Todd Rundgren- Emperor of the Highway
  • Queen- I’m in Love with my Car
  • Tiger Moth Tales- Toad of Toad Hall
  • Bjorn Riis- Lullaby in a Car Crash
  • The Enid- Pre-Dawn-Sunrise
  • Eloy- At the Gates of Dawn
  • Pete Namlook and Klauss Schulze- Three Pipers at the Gates of Dawn
  • Jethro Tull- Pan Dance
  • Faun- Hymn to Pan
  • Van Morrison- Piper at the Gates of Dawn
  • Steve Hackett- Four Winds: East
  • Anthony Phillips- Stranger
  • Alan Parsons- Call of the Wild
  • Moonshine Ballet- The Gate of Dawn
  • Presto Ballet- Hard Times for Dreamers
  • Roin Stolt’s The Flower King- High Road
  • Soup- Sleepers
  • Muse- The Dark Side (Alternate Reality Version)
  • Manning- A Road Less Traveled