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Poll Question: Will you go out with me?
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18 [32.14%]
7 [12.50%]
6 [10.71%]
12 [21.43%]
3 [5.36%]
1 [1.79%]
6 [10.71%]
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    Posted: January 10 2016 at 12:27
I'm gonna have to say The Boys in the Band
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 10 2016 at 12:53
"Knots" just over "Panurge"
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 10 2016 at 12:59
Panurge over Boys
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 10 2016 at 13:20
Not a big fan of that album, but I do like Dog's life. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 10 2016 at 13:25
The Advent of Panurge. But River is a great closure, for sure.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 10 2016 at 13:29
The first 3 tracks and River are accessible......but River has a nice feel to it for me so that's the one.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 10 2016 at 14:31
1. Raconteur Troubadour
2. River
3. The Advent of Panurge
4. Knots
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 10 2016 at 14:38
I like the album as a whole, even if it's not a concept. I can't vote, but I think I'll listen to it now...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 10 2016 at 16:00
My favorites are Panurge, A Cry for Everyone, and River

Went with Panurge.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 10 2016 at 16:27
Knots more or less defines what prog is all about whilst sounding good too.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 10 2016 at 16:53
Not a single weak track on this album but my favourite is a toss up between Advent of Panurge, Boys In The Band and River. Today I'll have to go: 

River > Panurge > Boys
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 11 2016 at 16:43
Think Of Me With Kindness.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 11 2016 at 17:07
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 12 2016 at 02:13
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 12 2016 at 09:20
Originally posted by Magnum Vaeltaja Magnum Vaeltaja wrote:

Not a single weak track on this album but my favourite is a toss up between Advent of Panurge, Boys In The Band and River. Today I'll have to go: 

River > Panurge > Boys

Those are the exact three tracks I was thinking of too.  Ultimately didn't differ from the consensus thus far -  Panurge.  But yes, River is an incredible track too.  Man, I need to break out this album again now!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 12 2016 at 09:59
^ I was gonna say..........
Yep : Panurge - River - Boys
.......but not a weak track on this, incredible album, my very first taste of GG when I bought the LP back in the mid-90's. It was quite weird, even for me, but hooked me in before too long. My very favourite album remains the debut. I was drooling for months when I got the s/t LP

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 12 2016 at 17:48
Ahh, one of my faves.
Think Of Me>Knots>Advent Of Panurge>Boys In The Band>River>Dog's Life>Raconteur>Cry For Everyone
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 12 2016 at 18:00
I have failed to vote on this. Love the album and really can't say what my favourite track is. Probably a different one stands out to me every time I play it.

This is my favourite of theirs...unless it's TPATG. Can't even decide that!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 12 2016 at 20:23
Originally posted by octopus-4 octopus-4 wrote:

I like the album as a whole, even if it's not a concept. .

I feel the same. I've always like the whole album as a unit. It makes for a great listening experience.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 13 2016 at 10:49
River is an underrated gem.
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