A Proggy Christmas

A Proggy Christmas

by The Prog World Orchestra


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A Proggy Christmas

Featuring a laundry list of progressive rock mainstays including Neil Morse, Mike Portnoy, and Pete Trewavas and delivering a brand of holiday cheer that's been finely tuned for prog lovers, the Prog World Orchestra add a little weirdness to some yuletide favorite on A Proggy Christmas. The band's shredded guitars and synth noodling transform holiday standards like "The Little Drummer Boy" and "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing" into prog arrangements that add a little extra depth to what is likely to be the oddest collection of seasonal music you're likely to encounter. Standing out among an already strange selection is "Frankincense," a track that merges the odd couple of Edgar Winter's "Frankenstein" with "Deck the Halls," creating a Christmas jam that's festive and strangely muscular. Though prog and Christmas tunes are both genres that have the potential to send people running in the other direction, this is an album that fans of bands like Spock's Beard and Dream Theater could have a lot of fun with, and it'll definitely make for some essential holiday obscuro for years to come.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/06/2012
Label: Metal Blade
UPC: 0039841515725
catalogNumber: 151572
Rank: 300180

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Prog World Orchestra   Primary Artist
Steve Hackett   Guitar,Soloist
Steve Morse   Soloist
Neal Morse   Bass,Drums,Keyboards,Vocals
Steve Patrick   Trumpet
Mike Portnoy   Drums
Pete Trewavas   Bass
Chris Carmichael   Strings
Roine Stolt   Guitar,Soloist
Randy George   Bass
Paul Bielatowicz   Guitar
Bill Hubauer   Keyboards,Saxophone
Todd Morrell   Drums

Technical Credits

Adolphe Adam   Composer
Felix Mendelssohn   Composer
Leroy Anderson   Composer
Steve Hackett   Instrumentation
Steve Morse   Instrumentation
Mel Tormé   Composer
Robert Allen   Composer
Harry Simeone   Composer
Franz Gruber   Composer
Felix Bernard   Composer
Edgar Winter   Composer
Neal Morse   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Instrumentation
Henry Onorati   Composer
Mitchell Parish   Composer
Steve Patrick   Instrumentation
Mike Portnoy   Instrumentation
Stillman   Composer
Pete Trewavas   Instrumentation
Isaac Watts   Composer
Robert Wells   Composer
Lowell Mason   Composer
Charles Wesley   Composer
Chris Carmichael   Instrumentation
Peter J. Wilhousky   Composer
Joseph Mohr   Composer
John Sullivan Dwight   Composer
Roine Stolt   Instrumentation
Jerry Guidroz   Engineer
Randy George   Instrumentation
Katherine K. Davis   Composer
Mykola Leontovych   Composer
Paul Bielatowicz   Instrumentation
Bill Hubauer   Arranger,Composer,Instrumentation
Man In the Mountain   Artwork,Layout
Todd Morrell   Instrumentation

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