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Poll Question: Which one of this 1985 albums is your favorite?
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    Posted: February 14 2015 at 15:16
Both album were released 30 years ago... Both are RIO masterpieces from bands which make history in prog rock music so, which one is your favorite? 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 14 2015 at 15:28
Love both but have soft spot for Present having spent time with them socially.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 14 2015 at 16:08
Present, but not by a landslide.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 14 2015 at 16:26
First vote for Art Zoyd. It's love for AZ, not dislike for Present
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 14 2015 at 16:27
Like both but like Zoyd better.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 14 2015 at 16:55
Le Poisón Qui Rend Fou
This night wounds time.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 14 2015 at 16:59
Great matchup here and i'm going to go with Art Zoyd's album which I consider to be a 5 star record versus Present's which I rate at 4 stars. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 14 2015 at 17:05
Tied it up. Zoyd defeats any other RIO artist.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 15 2015 at 02:47
Maybe, but at the time (1985) Present were not RIO artists (although Trigaux was a member of Univers Zero at the first RIO festival).
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 15 2015 at 04:28
Tough choice. But the poison is on the table Smile

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 19 2015 at 19:43

Present, Le Poison Qui Rend Fou.

When he rides, my fears subside.
For darkness turns once more to light.
Through the skies, his white horse flies.
To find a land beyond the night.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 21 2015 at 21:41
Present. Same, hardly a landslide. Not to take anything away from anyone but underline the imagination of 2 giants of RIO music.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 22 2015 at 06:00
Only heard Present, but that record's incredible. I'll listen to Art Zoyd though
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 22 2015 at 07:26
Originally posted by hellogoodbye hellogoodbye wrote:

Tough choice. But the poison is on the table Smile


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The poison is on the tableTongue

As for myself: I could go either way, but seeing as Art Zoyd is falling behind, I'll give them the edge. Great album with lots of interesting electronic infusions (although I slightly prefer Berlin) coupled together with the all-important Zoydness of the compositions. 


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