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Old 12-27-2005, 05:57 PM
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Name a tune that.............

OK peeps we're coming to the end of 2005 so I think we should have one last futile debate.

My question is:

Can you name ONE track that totally sums up the "Prog" ideal?

I'll set the ball rolling by saying "Cinema Show". I reckon that it has it all. Great music, changes in time, great lyrics, great instrumental sections and it's longer than 4 minutes duration.

Any others?
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Old 12-27-2005, 07:26 PM
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Re: Name a tune that.............

For me it's best not to think about it...so I'm putting down the first thing that popped into my mind...

"Canto IV" by Discipline.

I do like your choice though Keithie.

And since Spaz is not around, let's give him that 60-minute tarentel song
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Old 12-27-2005, 08:53 PM
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Re: Name a tune that.............

I'm going with 'The Gates of Delirium'.

But so many choices.
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Old 12-27-2005, 10:29 PM
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I am A Walrus, ulp, Beatles not recognized by the moon so:

Starless (and Bible Black) -K.C. Mellotron, Haunting Wetton Vocals and the best Guitar ever

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Old 12-28-2005, 08:37 AM
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Re: Name a tune that.............

You forgot the other prog prerequisite - it must be hated by the general public!

Good choices all. I'll throw Supper's Ready out there.

Just because someone had to.
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Old 12-28-2005, 02:03 PM
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Mine is Rush and Fountain of Lamneth. My ex-boss is a jazz musician, and enjoys good music and he was blown away with Caress
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Old 12-28-2005, 03:59 PM
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Re: Name a tune that.............

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For me it's best not to think about it...so I'm putting down the first thing that popped into my mind...

"Canto IV" by Discipline.

I do like your choice though Keithie.

And since Spaz is not around, let's give him that 60-minute tarentel song
that Tarentel song only SEEMS like it's 60 minutes.

Canto IV is a good "lesser known" choice. "How could there possibly be - no more room up there for me" is chilling.

I'm tempted to throw out "Close to the Edge" - it even has the cheesy church organ solo as an added prog bonus... Or ELP's Karn Evil 9 (the live version with the 5 minute drum solo, including the gongs). Gotta have an extended solo somewhere
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Old 12-29-2005, 01:37 AM
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Re: Name a tune that.............

it's between "and you and I" and "awaken".
IMO- that'll always be the standard.

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Old 12-29-2005, 12:28 PM
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Re: Name a tune that.............

these selections would make a great show...

for me, probably Kansas' "Magnum Opus".
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Old 12-29-2005, 12:47 PM
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these selections would make a great show...

for me, probably Kansas' "Magnum Opus".
Another topic is "best endings". I've long felt that "Miracles Out Of Nowhere" from the same record has a killer ending. But that would be off topic, now wouldn't it?
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Old 12-29-2005, 02:04 PM
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Re: Name a tune that.............

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Another topic is "best endings". I've long felt that "Miracles Out Of Nowhere" from the same record has a killer ending. But that would be off topic, now wouldn't it?
It would, but no reason not to start another thread........
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Old 12-29-2005, 09:23 PM
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Re: Name a tune that.............

OK........Firth of Fifth.........EVERYTHING.........is ALL in place....Hackett's solo still gives me chills, the bass pedals pulse my chest......and the mellotron soothes my soul........and PG sings his best........an ALL TIME Favorite

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Old 12-30-2005, 04:37 PM
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Re: Name a tune that.............

I became a true proggist the first time I ever heard Yes - that was Yours is No Disgrace played on the Bob Harris show 1972 I think - which I heard on our old AM radio. I was hooked from then on so I'd say it's a true prog track.
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Roger...........YES was really my first taste and hook into prog. I bought the Time and A Word LP, because it looked interesting. I got it home and was disappointed with a "girl" singer.....HA!!!........That album grew and grew on me and I purchased every album after that as they came out. I still laugh at myself about the "girl" singer thing.........HECK!!! I thought Rod Stewart was another Janis Joplin when I first got the Jeff Beck, Truth album.....maybe because I had it set on 45 RPM for the first 2-3 songs before I realized it....that was pretty funny too....ah!, the good ol' days?!?!?
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Re: Name a tune that.............

For me, definitely Firth Of Fifth, the 1st prog tune I've ever heard ... my introduction to prog ... and still one of my faves ...
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Re: Name a tune that.............

Rick Wakeman said in an interview that if someone asked him what Progressive Rock was, he'd play them "Awaken" and "Heart of the Sunrise." I say "Awaken" is the definitive prog song.

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And since Spaz is not around, let's give him that 60-minute tarentel song
Longest Tarentel pieces is a semi-ambient noise-collage noodle-fest called "Big Black Square." It's 43 minutes and not on the Moon. Nah.
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Longest Tarentel pieces is a semi-ambient noise-collage noodle-fest called "Big Black Square." It's 43 minutes and not on the Moon. Nah.
Thank God there is none Longer, they only SEEM like endless drival
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Rick Wakeman said in an interview that if someone asked him what Progressive Rock was, he'd play them "Awaken" and "Heart of the Sunrise." I say "Awaken" is the definitive prog song.

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Of course your right on this One. AWAKEN is by far my Favorite Yes Tune because of the synergy of the players and the heavy hand of Rick W. Any Spaz for Yes can see that!!!.........Hmmm,
Yes has the most Tunes represented, Do they indeed have the Song that represents or are they in fact the BAND that does!
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Re: Name a tune that.............

Hmmm.,.. a nice thread and especially to come back to as I've forsaken the Moon for some time... forgive me!

I think I might have to put in a vote for "Close to the Edge". It was ground-breaking for its time. I remember frequently donning the headphones, and staring at the lush green cover... I wore that LP out...
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