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Friday 19 August 2022

Swedes Ahoy!

Today's post features some music from Sweden - more specifically, from a 4CD box set titled "The Essence of Swedish Progressive Music 1967-79". 

It is dedicated jointly to everybody's favourite non-Swedish Swede and to George, possibly the only reader whose eyes might light up on seeing the words "progressive music". To the rest of you, don't be afraid. These are among the least proggy tracks on the compilation.

"Illusionen Av En Färdigskolad Akademikar" - Midsommar

"Slavsång" - Pugh & Nature

Although the box set is billed as including music from 1967 to 1979 the earliest track actually dates from 1966. In the same year this lovely couple represented Sweden at Eurovision and finished as runners up. You will be encountering the gentleman again on Sunday.


  1. My shelves are sadly lacking any swedish prog., but it is highly likely these two will appear on vol. 197 of the Download series. The song on today's video, by the way, is truly terrible.

    1. It is, but I included purely because there is a link to Sunday's post

  2. I am surprised you did not take advantage of the first group's name and show a clip of England's finest detective, Neil Dudgeon.

  3. Why be apologetic about playing prog? Don't kow-tow to those cowards afraid to embrace the progosphere. Be bold. Two good tracks there esp the one from Midsommar which I nabbed for charity!