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The latest song-place added is Christmas Eve/Sarajevo 12/24 - Trans-Siberian Orchestra | Place: SarajevoFor centuries classical composers such as Mozart, Brahms, Beethoven, Bach, and others have relied on their melodies and harmonies to tell stories without the common aspect of contemporary popular music: lyrics. But sometimes, even today, a composer will slip a hidden gem of a story into a song without a single word being uttered. John Oliva of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra managed to do just that when he penned his arranged blending of "God Rest You Merry Gentlemen" with "Carol of the Bells" to... [read more]

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The latest comment is posted by Dave Jacobs from Fargo ND about I Believe In Father Christmas - Greg Lake | Place: The Dead Sea, Qumran, IsraelWe here at KPFX, 107.9 The Fox have played Greg Lakes' 'I believe in Father Christmas' at the yuletide for decades! Long live prog rock!