C. S. Lewis was one of the more intriguing authors of the 20th century. A staunch atheist for many years, Lewis famously came to Christianity, in part because of arguments with with his Oxford colleague and friend J.R.R. Tolkien. Who wouldn’t want to sit in on some of their conversations? Lewis would go on to write many famous books on theology (including the very popular and accessible Mere Christianity). But prog rock fans know Lewis best for his Fantasy and Sci-Fi works like the Chronicles of Narnia and the Space trilogy. Allusions to Tolkien and Lewis are common in cerebral music like progressive rock.
Gretchen Goes to Nebraska would be my choice for the best King’s X album, and the opening track is a highlight with it’s spacey, psychedelic edge. The bands vocal harmonies never sounded better. This track is inspired by the trilogy that Lewis wrote before Narnia. The first book is “Out of the Silent Planet”.
Steven Hackett shows up two days in a row on ProgSeeker, with this early solo work paying homage to the Narnia books (most famous of which is The Lion, the Which, and the Wardrobe).
Next we have My Dear Wormwood from echolyn, which is from a very wise and entertaining book featuring a series of letters from a senior demon Screwtape to his nephew Wormwood, a Junior Tempter.
Finally, Glass Hammer’s Perelandra (the title of a Lewis book) is full of allusions to both Narnia and the Space Trilogy. This isn’t the track I would choose, but its the only one from Perelandra that I could find on YouTube.