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my nomination for best prog rock album evah


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I like "Thick as a Brick" much better...

 

I cut up my disc in Wavelab so that I could skip to my favorite sections quickly (the factory disc only has two tracks).

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My vote for best prog album evah would be either Genesis' Nursery Cryme, or Van der Graaf's Pawn Hearts. Yeah, I'm old, and I saw them both live way back then. Fantastic shows.
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I prefer Selling England to Nursery Cryme; and I prefer Godbluff to Pawn Hearts. It was a time of a wealth of riches!

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I'd place at least four Jethro Tull albums above Songs from the Wood:

 

1) Thick As A Brick

2) Passion Play

3) Benefit

4) Aqualung

 

But it's nice to hear Songs from the Wood again, nonetheless. I hadn't given it a listen in a long while. :cool:

 

As for best progressive rock album, I'll go with Gentle Giant's Free Hand. Here's the title track:

 

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Some of my favorite tracks from some of my favorite progressive rock albums:

 

[video:youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XC-FrJ8W0Yc

 

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[video:youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJi2MEnZT8Y

 

[video:youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9N1ey4VFmKc

 

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Geoff

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TULL:

 

Stand Up

Brick

Lung

Benefit

 

Favorite Yes album?

THE YES ALBUM.

Then Close to the Edge/Going For the One.

 

Going for the one is pretty fn badass, but the sound on Edge holds up better. But I prefer a lot of the performances on Going. The songs on both are very effective at what they are, and both are very much of their own time, which makes them hard to compare directly.

 

90125. Different band. As perfect as Foreigner and The Cars and Abacab.

 

Relayer: one of the best 70% excellent records ever.

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Going for the One is my desert island prog album...

Not even the best Yes album, IMO - I'd probably say that'd be Close To The Edge...

 

Agree 100%.

 

The word "best" isn't a good word to use for these kinds of things. This is about favorites.

 

Close to the Edge is easily my favorite prog rock alum, my favorite Yes album, and one of my top five most favorite albums of all time.

 

Songs From the Wood and Thick as a Brick would both make my top ten.

 

On a related topic, I just bought tickets to see Ian Anderson and his solo band here in the Chicago area in October. I downloaded his new solo album this evening, but have only been able to listen to the first three songs. I like it, so far.

 

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Best Yes album?

THE YES ALBUM.

Then Close to the Edge/Going For the One.

 

Going for the one is pretty fn badass, but the sound on Edge holds up better. But I prefer a lot of the performances on Going. The songs on both are very effective at what they are, and both are very much of their own time, which makes them hard to compare directly.

 

 

Interestingly enough, Yes toured last year (without Jon Anderson of course) doing these three albums in their entirety in the order Tony listed. I saw the show at the Warner Theatre DC. Geoff Downes on keys. AMAZING!

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One of the most under-rated Prog bands ever was Rare Bird. I still listen to their two excellent keyboard-oriented albums from 1969 and 1970 before personnel changes brought it all down.

 

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-O17wIh6hr4g/T-svIDPCwmI/AAAAAAAAAUw/4Zf8qpdJyH4/s1600/rarbird.jpg

 

[video:youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=21DQGcfH8hY

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For me it's a 3-way tie between Close to the Edge, The Yes Album and Trick of the Tale. In my experience, TOTT is one of the rare prog albums that start to finish appeals equally to both fans and non-fans of prog.

 

I like to think of Bowie's Diamond Dogs as a contender on the short list as well.

 

It was fun to re-visit Songs from the Wood though! Haven't heard that one in ages.

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Wow, all these Yes lists and no love for Fragile!

 

In my opinion, "Roundabout," "South Side of the Sky," and "Long Distance Runaround" alone ought to put it in any essential Yes conversation, not to mention "We Have Heaven" and "Heart of the Sunrise"

 

But it seems YMMV.

 

Best,

 

Geoff

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Love this thread. How about letting it run for another week to collect more suggestions then a poll?

 

Is there a way to set up a poll so that we could nominate five say - and it automatically does the tally.

 

I'll struggle if I can only vote for one?

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Wow, all these Yes lists and no love for Fragile!

 

I listed a "Top 3" ...

- Tarkus (ELP)

- Dark Side of the Moon (Pink Floyd)

- Close to the Edge (Yes)

 

... but if I made it a "Top 10", I would add these.

- Brain Salad Surgery (ELP)

- Wish You Were Here (Pink Floyd)

- Fragile (Yes)

- Focus III (Focus)

- Moving Waves (Focus)

- Photos of Ghosts (or the original Italian versions) (PFM)

- The Six Wives of Henry VIII (Rick Wakeman)

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