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    Posted: February 24 2015 at 03:33
Rank up or down his songs you like/dislike!



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For such an eclectic composer one could make such a bunch of different lists of "best songs" from him that would fit for any taste. Anyway, here just some of my loved ones:
 
http://www.progarchives.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=97460&KW=HACKETT
 


 




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Like an Arrow in a clear lead so far, quite surprising to be honest. Good song though. 
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Voted for just songs I like which are mostly the obvious ones plus Wind ,Sand and Stars and Rebecca. Surprised though that some tracks like Clocks are struggling and also why don't people like The Air Conditioned Nightmare??!
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Ace of Wands never ceases to amaze me.
and those with no homes to go to, please dig yourself holes
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A Tower Struck Down. Tongue
"I'm spacing out. I see spaces between the leaves."- lyric from the song Chimacum Rain by Linda Parhecs, who at seventy still claims to never have taken a single drug in her life.
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No Circus of Becoming  at the list Cry
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The whole Voyage of the Acolyte is excellent....beyond that I have mixed feelings about most of his songs.
Et In Arcadia Ego
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Originally posted by Svetonio Svetonio wrote:

No Circus of Becoming  at the list Cry
 
the whole of that album is brilliant imo
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Originally posted by richardh richardh wrote:

Voted for just songs I like which are mostly the obvious ones plus Wind ,Sand and Stars and Rebecca. Surprised though that some tracks like Clocks are struggling and also why don't people like The Air Conditioned Nightmare??!

Two of my least favourite SH tracks. They grate live. 

Tower struck down and Circus of Becoming now listed!!
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I voted thumbs up on:
The Steppes
Shadow of the Hierophant
Like an Arrow
Rebecca
Ace of Wands
Sierra Quemada
Hammer in the Sand
Valley of the Kings
Wind, Sand and Stars
Howl
India Rubber Man
Two Faces of Cairo
The Serpentine Song
Ballad of the Decomposing Man
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A bunch of others too, but I accidentally closed the window. Hope it took my votes. I wasn't sure if I was supposed to log in or anything.


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Matthew _Gill Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 01 2015 at 05:44
I think some lists allow you to rank when logged out but some don't. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Rick Robson Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 09 2015 at 19:08
To be honest, no surprise for me with regards to the 'Best Songs' list, I already knew I am the only one here who have especial love for the Hackett's classical albums and have them as favourites, especially A Midsummer Night's Dream and Metamorpheus. The latter got a definitive place number 12 in the 'Best Albums' list, but this though might be surprising only here.


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote richardh Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 10 2015 at 02:15
^ the one he did with his brother John is also excellent ( Sketches Of Satie) . Do you have that one Rick?
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Originally posted by richardh richardh wrote:

(...) and also why don't people like The Air Conditioned Nightmare??!
Probably 'cause it comes from de facto a bullsh*t album with a jacket a la Love Beach ?
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Originally posted by Svetonio Svetonio wrote:

Originally posted by richardh richardh wrote:

(...) and also why don't people like The Air Conditioned Nightmare??!
Probably 'cause it comes from de facto a bullsh*t album with a jacket a la Love Beach ?
 
A lot of people seem to like CanarioWink
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Originally posted by richardh richardh wrote:

^ the one he did with his brother John is also excellent ( Sketches Of Satie) . Do you have that one Rick?
 
No, unfortunately I don't have it, right on it's very beautiful. I sometimes listened to it on Youtube and UOL, my faves really are Gymnopedie No 1, 2 and 3, and Pieces Froides No.1 (Danse de travers II). Erik Satie was a great composer indeed, I'd like to listen to the recordings of these compositions played by him on piano, they must be indeed stunning. He was one of the main precursors (if not the main precursor) of minimalism, and afterwards serialism, both developed and oftenly found in the modern and contemporanean classical music. But to be honest I'm not such a fan of this music specifically, it can't have a great appeal on me unfortunately, perhaps the reason why I don't put Sketches Of Satie in the same league as A Midsummer Night's Dream and Metamorpheus.
 
 


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Originally posted by richardh richardh wrote:

Originally posted by Svetonio Svetonio wrote:

Originally posted by richardh richardh wrote:

(...) and also why don't people like The Air Conditioned Nightmare??!
Probably 'cause it comes from de facto a bullsh*t album with a jacket a la Love Beach ?
 
A lot of people seem to like CanarioWink
 
Agreed Tongue 


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