Symfo Mania Playlist Archive

Symfo Mania was the weekly special covering symphonic and progressive rock music, broadcast every Tuesday evening on Dutch website/DAB+ Arrow Bluesbox Radio.
The show originated (🏛) on Dutch national radio station Arrow Classic Rock around 2001, but had to move after their specials were cancelled per December 8, 2020.

Presented by Maarten Goossensen until June 2022, it covers recent releases as well as classics and rarities from the genre's rich history.

This site collects the show's playlists from 2016 onwards, and aims to (eventually) provide browsing, searching and statistics features to the show's fans, in (eventually) a modern responsive layout. And it'll be appear in Dutch too (eventually ).

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Statistics for 2020

Total tracks:418
Total shows:52
Average tracks/show:8
Average show length:
(excluding specials)
Total distinct artists:161
Total distinct albums:273
Total distinct tracks:396
(Hover over, or tap on, album titles to view their cover images.)

Artists most played:

218Steven WilsonENNLPA 
317Porcupine TreeENNLPABC
812Pink FloydENNLPA 
165Airbag  PABC
185Dream TheaterENNLPA 
195MilleniumEN PA 
205The Pineapple ThiefENNLPA 
234Lesoir  PABC
244Neal MorseENNLPA 
254Pain Of SalvationENNLPA 
264Throes Of DawnEN  BC
Albums most played:

#PlaysAlbum - ArtistWikiPABC
15The Absence of Presence (2020) - KansasENNLPABC
25The Raven That Refused To Sing (And Other Stories) (2013) - Steven WilsonEN PABC
34A Day At The Beach (2020) - Airbag  PABC
44Fear Of A Blank Planet (2007) - Porcupine TreeEN PABC
54Fireworker (2020) - Gazpacho  PABC
64Hand. Cannot. Erase. (2015) - Steven WilsonEN PABC
74Love Over Fear (2020) - Pendragon  PA 
84Mosaic (2020) - Lesoir  PABC
94Moving Pictures (1981) - RushENNLPA 
104Our Voices Shall Remain (2016) - Throes Of Dawn   BC
114Selling England By The Pound (1973) - GenesisENNLPA 
124To The Bone (2017) - Steven WilsonEN PA 
134Transitus (2020) - AyreonEN PABC
144Versions Of The Truth (2020) - The Pineapple ThiefEN PABC
154Wish You Were Here (1975) - Pink FloydENNLPA 
163Ashes Of A Diary (2019) - Dreaming Madmen  PABC
173Binary Suns (part 1 - Operant Condition) (2020) - Different Light  PABC
183Black Rain (2020) - Fish On Friday  PABC
193Camel At The Royal Albert Hall (2020) - Camel NLPA 
203Celexa Dreams (2020) - KYROS  PABC
213City Burials (2020) - KatatoniaEN PABC
223Clutching at Straws (1987) - MarillionENNLPA 
233Deadwing (2005) - Porcupine TreeENNLPABC
243Dreaming City (2020) - Glass Hammer NLPA 
253Eupnea (2020) - Pure Reason Revolution  PA 
263Fear Inoculum (2019) - ToolEN PA 
273The Final Cut (1983) - Pink FloydENNLPA 
283In Absentia (2002) - Porcupine TreeENNLPABC
293Marbles (2004) - MarillionENNLPA 
303Panther (2020) - Pain Of Salvation  PA 
313Power Windows (1985) - RushENNLPA 
323Resistance (2019) - IQ  PA 
333The Road Of Bones (2014) - IQEN PA 
343Second Life Syndrome (2005) - RiversideENNLPA 
353The Sin (2020) - Millenium  PA 
363Trespass (1970) - GenesisENNLPA 
373Valor (2020) - The Opium Cartel NLPABC
383Virus (2020) - HakenEN PA 
393Weather Systems (2012) - AnathemaENNLPABC
403Weltschmerz (2020) - Fish NLPA 
Albums & Tracks played per release year:

Year 1968'691970'71'72'73'74'75'76'77'78'791980'81'82'83'84'85
Albums 111345423744430511
Tracks 113548564857560813
Year 1986'87'88'891990'91'92'93'94'95'96'97'98'992000'01'02'03
Albums 021113234233339575
Tracks 0511133443344596107
Year 2004'05'06'07'08'092010'11'12'13'14'15'16'17'18'192020'21
Albums 84344433364355720752
Tracks 13848543461176998271312
Tracks played more than once:

#PlaysArtist - AlbumTrackLengthDates
13Steven Wilson - Hand. Cannot. Erase. (2015)Routine8:5820 February, 29 September, 20 October*
22Kansas - The Absence of Presence (2020)Animals On The Roof5:1318 August, 29 December
32Porcupine Tree - Deadwing (2005)Arriving Somewhere But Not Here12:0229 September, 27 October*
42Genesis - Selling England By The Pound (1973)The Cinema Show11:0626 May, 27 October*
52Marillion - Marbles (2004)Don't Hurt Yourself5:4820 February, 13 October
62Genesis - Selling England By The Pound (1973)Firth Of Fifth9:3422 September, 27 October*
72Arena - The Visitor (1998)The Hanging Tree7:0903 March, 27 October*
82Airbag - A Day At The Beach (2020)Into The Unknown10:2716 June, 29 December
92Camel - Mirage (1974)Lady Fantasy12:4602 June, 27 October*
102Knight Area - The Sun Also Rises (2004)Mortal Brow6:2107 April, 20 October*
112The Pineapple Thief - Versions Of The Truth (2020)Our Mire7:2201 September, 08 September
122Steven Wilson - To The Bone (2017)Pariah4:4629 September, 20 October*
132Steven Wilson - The Raven That Refused To Sing (And Other Stories) (2013)The Raven That Refused To Sing7:5729 September, 20 October*
142IQ - Dark Matter (2004)Sacred Sound11:4004 February, 12 May
152Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here (1975)Shine On You Crazy Diamond (1-5)13:4020 October*, 15 December
162Camel - A Nod And A Wink (2002)Simple Pleasures5:3107 January, 22 December
172Pendragon - Love Over Fear (2020)Soul And The Sea5:4410 March, 22 December
182Genesis - Trespass (1970)Stagnation8:4821 July, 10 November
192Porcupine Tree - Stupid Dream (1999)Stranger By The Minute4:3123 June, 29 September
202Rush - Moving Pictures (1981)Tom Sawyer4:3414 January, 20 October*
212Katatonia - City Burials (2020)Untrodden4:2928 April, 24 November
  * = entry in Symfo Top 25