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Old 12-29-2002, 06:21 PM
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Your all-time favorite TRACK

OK, this one is exceptionally tough. You can only pick ONE. What is the one single track that you enjoy the most in all of Progdom? Name the track, the artist, and the album it came from.

Several tracks come to mind for me-
Pink Floyd's Echoes, Genesis' Watcher of the Skies, and Renaissance' Ashes Are Burning. But the one track that most consistently keeps my attention is :

Close To The Edge-Yes
from the album Close To The Edge.

My favorite part is "I Get Up, I Get Down, where the vocals counterpoint and harmonize over the mellow continuo Rick creates, and then the pipe organ crescendo absolutely gives me goosebumps. I also like the way it starts and ends with the estuary effect.
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Old 12-29-2002, 07:31 PM
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Tough call...

I think my candidate is King Crimson's "Starless" on Red. It has everything...

Anekdoten's "Karelia" on Vemod is also exceptional, although it's slightly derivative.
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Well if you can count Part 1 and Part 2 as one 29-minute track, then I would say Rush's "Cygnus X-1" is my favorite. I like having the most bang for my buck, so if I can't do that I would say it's a tie between "The Gates Of Delirium" by Yes and Genesis's "Supper's Ready."

How's THAT for bending the rules!
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Old 12-30-2002, 10:33 AM
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Rush on!!!!

I would have to say La Villa Strangiato from Rush's Hemispheres disc. It has motivated me to pursue greatness for many years.
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Old 12-30-2002, 03:20 PM
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Very hard!!!

It would have to be Ritual from Tales from Topographic Oceans by Yes.

I heard them do this in 1973/4 and it blew me away completely. I've been in love with it ever since. The build up that ends in the "At all, At all" section is breathtaking and when they performed it on the Magnification tour recently I thought I'd died and gone to heaven.

Bless you Jon Anderson!!!!
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Old 12-30-2002, 07:25 PM
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Hmmm... for me, id would have to be Ommadawn Part 1..
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For me It's got to be "Supper's Ready"; Genesis-Foxtrot.
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Old 01-04-2003, 11:21 AM
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mmmmmm really hard, but i think the one that made the biggest impression on me is "No tree will grow (on too high a mountain)" from To the Highest Bidder by Dutch band Supersister.

this lyrics: "Life is no good friend
good friendship never ends.
the more you feel you've grown
the more you feel alone.
start boasting your friends away
you think that is life 'your way'
though you know no tree will grow on too high a mountain"

jut got me thinking for a looong time.
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Old 01-05-2003, 07:57 AM
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Slipperman-

I considered "Supper's Ready" also. Overall, it is a fantastic track. My one complaint with it is the cold vocal at the very beginning. It just doesn't feel right to me. If it had an instrumental intro like "Firth of Fifth", it may have made it.

That track has some very engaging grooves in it.
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I can see how jumping right into the piece with vocals ("Walking across the sitting room...") rather than having an instrumental intro might be bothersome ot some; I kind of like it myself. To each his own.

Stil, Picking "Supper's Ready" as the best teck seems kind of like cheating, since it's really several tracks rolled into one. If that were to disqualify it, Firth would also be a good choice.

I could also go with Thick As A Brick- but that kind of seems like cheating too due to the length.
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Old 01-07-2003, 10:04 PM
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Oh, and how do you folks get the album covers to go with your posts?
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OK, just one ...

For me, it's gotta be: Yes - Gates of Delirium, from Relayer.
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Old 01-09-2003, 07:41 PM
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thanks progdirjim!!

Just to show you my avatar
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Old 01-09-2003, 10:14 PM
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Thanks, progdirjim, for the instructions on the avatar.

So how do you like it?
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Angry This is difficult...but

It is virtually impossible for me to pick a favourite band/album/track OF ALL TIME, mainly because I haven't probably heard it yet. There is so much good prog stuff out there....

This is my choice (it just came to me)

IN THE CAGE - GENESIS (from THE LAMB LIES DOWN ON BROADWAY)

I also like the version on THREE SIDES LIVE, even though it incorporates bits of THE CINEMA SHOW and SLIPPERMAN.

The track is great because every time I listen to it, the rhythm instruments seem to be totally at odds with each other. But it works!

A tough call!!!
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Old 01-12-2003, 07:31 PM
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Where's the Zappa?

Zappa's RDNZL (Redunzel) goes down as my favorite prog.

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For me, I think it should be "Pais Dos Sonhos Verdes" form the "Grande Espirito" album of the band "Sagrado". When you listen attentively to the song, you can elevate yourself and get a glimpse of heaven !
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Awaken - Yes

close second - Gates of Delirium - Yes
close third - Echoes - Pink Floyd
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I believe that Atom Heart Mother by Pink Floyd has to be one of the best pieces of music.
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