Progressive rock fascinates me. Especially the stuff created during the genre's 1970's peak. Grown men in tight jumpsuits and capes playing incredibly complicated music with amplified rock instruments is just not something I find easy to pass up.
Although the lyrics are a big part of the prog rock scene, sometimes you just wanna strip away all the talk about spaceships, hobbits and astral travel and get straight to the music. This desire was the spark which ignited this collection of prog rock instrumentals.
Prog rock (or art rock, as some call it) is a form especially loved by musicians for the technical skill required to perform it. The style also tends to have a psychedelic element, and is unafraid of experimentation. It continues today with torch-carriers like The Mars Volta and Coheed and Cambria. Splinter genres include progressive metal, avant-progressive rock and neo-progressive.
This lyric-less 19 track playlist contains some of the biggest names in progressive rock, including Genesis, Yes, The Dixie Dregs, Pink Floyd, Camel, Gentle Giant, Rick Wakeman and others.
14. A Million Years Ago - Billy Sheehan
16. Skylines - Camel
18. Aqua I - Asia