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Poll Question: Which song is most Majestic
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    Posted: October 17 2016 at 09:24
Two songs with huge intros - one features mellotron, the other arp synthesizer, both basicly flours you to the ground. Bes heard load in speakers so that the nighbour can nothing but cry.
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love both but

Elton
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Magnum Vaeltaja Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 17 2016 at 10:17
Between these two, Elton John. Watcher of The Skies just sounds so bland.

But if I had to pick an all-time most majestic intro, it would probably be The Revealing Science of God.


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote kenethlevine Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 17 2016 at 10:28
that's a tough one but went with Watcher of the Skies, very 2001ish
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Blacksword Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 17 2016 at 10:35
Tough choice, but I'll go with Genesis.
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Went for Elton John. Well, Dream Theater doing Elton John to be more precise. 

Still think this would've been more interesting if we had more than 2 to choose from though...


Edited by RoeDent - October 17 2016 at 11:36
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Personally, I think Emerson Lake and Palmer's Pirates, and Rush's Big Money have the most grand prog-like openers.
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I would have pitted Genesis' Watcher' against U.K.'s Alaska. With that said, WATCHER'.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Magnum Vaeltaja Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 17 2016 at 14:32
Originally posted by Rednight Rednight wrote:

I would have pitted Genesis' Watcher' against U.K.'s Alaska. With that said, WATCHER'.


I would have voted for Alaska if it was in here. Great intro!
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Watcher but only just. Funeral is great as well.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Manuel Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 17 2016 at 19:08
Hard to choose. I'll have to think about it before I can vote.
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Not a big EJ fan.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Icarium Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 18 2016 at 00:27
Originally posted by RoeDent RoeDent wrote:

Went for Elton John. Well, Dream Theater doing Elton John to be more precise. 

Still think this would've been more interesting if we had more than 2 to choose from though...
I chose to only have these two songs based on how dominant the use of either mellotron or arp is used in its full effect and power.
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Genesis

The Revealing Science of God is cooler than both indeed
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Both great, but Genesis just wins for me.

The one track that I think pips both is Hero and Heroine by Strawbs. Short, but magnificent.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote someone_else Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 18 2016 at 06:14
Watcher of the Skies has the most majestic intro that I know.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote twosteves Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 18 2016 at 08:25
Originally posted by Cristi Cristi wrote:

Genesis

The Revealing Science of God is cooler than both indeed

My thoughts exactly---but Watcher. Also have a sweet spot for On the Silent wings of Freedom ----Smile
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Originally posted by Manuel Manuel wrote:

Hard to choose. I'll have to think about it before I can vote.
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