Christmas is but three days away now. Hope you've done your Christmas shopping and are relaxing with your feet up. Join Prog Magazine as we celebrate December and Christmas by drawing on the genre's rich association with festive music, bringing you a proggy treat each day.
Today we bring you British melodic prog rockers Jade Warrior and their 1972 track A Winter's Tale. The band evolved out of psychedelic band July, who featured future Mike Oldfield producer Tom Newman, but founder members Jon Field and Tony Duhig left the band to form Jade Warrior in 1970. A Winter's Tale was a single from the band's 1972 album Last Autumn Dream.
Jade Warrior are, according to their website, still a going concern, now featuring Gong bassist Dave Sturt alongside Field and singer Glyn Havard. They released NOW in 2008, but their forthcoming album, Haiku, has been in production for several years now.
So enjoy. And remember, this isn’t a “best of” list. We're not adhering to any numerical order. These are just 25 great seasonal songs for you to enjoy. It’s as simple as that. Season's greetings.
You can catch up with our previous Advent choices here.