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Originally posted by Ali.A Ali.A wrote:

hi.do you know any Good sci-fi themed album or song? like rush's 2112 and cygnus x1.
i guess we have a lots of sci-fi songs in prog.

Thanks, we explored this a while back, this has some really good posts and ideas!!


I particularly like prog that was inspired by classic sci fi!  "Watcher of the Skies" is perhaps my favorite, inspired by Arthur C. Clarke's novel "Childhood's End." 
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ARTHUR BROWN'S KINGDOM COME - Journey
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Group 87's first album.
Shake & bake.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote RockHound Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 19 2015 at 08:30
A few obvious entries:

Yes - Starship Trooper - based on Heinlein
Nektar - Recycled.
ELP - Karn Evil 9, particularly the 3rd movement.
Genesis - Get 'em Out by Friday "This is an announcement from genetic control..."
Genesis - Return of the Giant Hogweed - Science fact?
Coheed and Cambria's albums.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote David64T Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 02 2015 at 04:57
Originally posted by Ali.A Ali.A wrote:

hi.do you know any Good sci-fi themed album or song? like rush's 2112 and cygnus x1.
i guess we have a lots of sci-fi songs in prog.


If you're not already across them, I suggest Hibernal (Mark Healey from Brisbane, Australia who is both a musican and a novelist): highly recommended as sci-fi although they do not do songs as such, more a story with lots of accompanying music - really well done, the reviews so far on PA seem to mostly be positive. I'm mostly familiar with the first album "The Machine" which is rather creepy Orwellian futuristic corporate nightmare.

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All Hawkwind album deal with SF or fantasy, sometimes as concept albums.


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three good solo albums from Paul Kantner between the slow end of Jefferson Airplane and the rea start of Jefferson Starship


Blows Against the Empire who won a few Sci-Fi awards because of the flipside's concept.. This is not a Jefferson Starship album despite its subbtitle, but more of an Airplane album without the Hot Tuna duo (trio)

Sunfighter (whose album cover is rather disappointing, since it shows Grace"s and Paul's young baby girl China -whose upcoming birth was announced in Blows Against) features a few Sci-Fi tracks

Baron Von Tollboth & Chrome Nun is probably the proggiest of the three, as it features 'trons



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All-instrumental, with Francis Monkman on synths.
 
 
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Don't know if some of these count as prog but they all deal with the theme of sci-fi, particularly space.

Spiritualized - Ladies And Gentlemen, We Are Floating In Space
Lumerians - Transmalinnia
Agitation Free - Malesch
Gnod & White Hills - Gnod Drop Out With White Hills II
Acid Mothers Temple And The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. - New Geocentric World Of Acid Mothers Temple
UFO - UFO 1
The Telescopes - As Approved By The Committee
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Two of my favorite space-themed albums:
Eloy - Inside
Eloy - Floating


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Evergrey's In Search of Truth (2001) is a concept album about alien abduction. One of the best progressive metal albums out there. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote AFlowerKingCrimson Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 05 2017 at 14:33
That's a really good question. How about the Alan Parson Project's "Irobot" which I assume is based on the book by Isaac Asimov. A bit on the poppy side at times but a great album nonetheless. ELP's "Brain salad surgery" always struck me as Sci Fi-ish(the album cover seems to reinforce that)but I can't really say for sure. Some stuff by Rush seems to come close but usually songs rather than albums such as "red barchetta." 2112 is the one pure sci fi example for Rush(and the most obvious)but it's already been mentioned. I'm sure there's a bunch of modern prog stuff that is but I can't give any specific examples. Ayreon has already been mentioned too. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote AFlowerKingCrimson Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 05 2017 at 14:38
[Yes - Starship Trooper - based on Heinlein]

I've been a Yes fan for a long time but this is the first time I've ever heard that. I would love to see a source for that(not that it's not possible)
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Of course Eloy (Planets and Time to Turn) and Hawkwind, but give Saga a try.

They wrote a sci-fi concept story, wich was divide into chapters, spread over 30 years an 7 albums.
They are compiled as one integral story on The Chapters - Live. Really nice story and superb progrock.

Threshold (progmetal) tried their sci-fi-concept on the album Clone, wich is rather enjoyable, but different than spacerock, of course.

Also Chick Corea was influenced by sci-fi books.
And of course: Jeff Wayne's War of the Worlds and Queen's Flash Gordon.

In song-form, John Lees was a huge sci-fi fan as well, and wrote Nova Lepidoptera, where the lyrics are based solely on sci-fi-book-titles. It's fun and a great song aswell.

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Marscape.
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Not Of This Earth by various artists (Black Widow Records). StarStarStarStar
http://https://www.discogs.com/Various-Not-Of-This-Earth/master/325836


Edited by PhideauxFan - October 08 2017 at 05:23
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