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Poll Question: Your favourite prog single from this period?
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1 [1.67%]
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    Posted: February 08 2017 at 04:13
The late 70s became more confusing for us prog fans as our heroes started appearing on the singles charts!  Which of these 'hits' still left the band with some dignity?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 08 2017 at 04:58
Went for Another Brick In The Wall Part 2 for the extra guitar at the start. It was the one my brother bought at the time.
Really, really should of voted for "Northern Lights" as that's the best song in the poll.
But if it wasn't for nostalgia tinged kneejerk quick voting you wouldn't have a male President!

Edited by AZF - February 08 2017 at 04:59
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 08 2017 at 06:13
I'd go for Wonderous Stories as its feels 'complete' (ie no edit needed) although Northern Lights is also very lovely. Fanfare For the Common Man is an uninspiring edit of the better album version. Ironically Aaron Copeland would not sanction its release until he heard the album version!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 08 2017 at 06:15
I'll vote for ELP here, but Yes, Genesis and Rennaisancee are really not far behind.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 08 2017 at 07:04
Wonderous Stories gets the nod, with Northern Lights and ELP close behind.
Welcome to the middle of the film.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 08 2017 at 07:10
Wonderous Stories with Fanfare for the Common Man as a close second.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 08 2017 at 07:21
I forgot to put Gordon Giltrap's Heartsong into the mix...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 08 2017 at 07:28
All beautiful pieces, hard to choose one from the other. Maybe I'll vote for one of them this time, and change mind mind after. Really hard choice. I think Jethro Tull's "The Whistler" should be on this list.                            

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 08 2017 at 08:12
The Whistler wasn't so huge when compared to the other singles, so it was excluded from the list.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 08 2017 at 09:48
Originally posted by Flight123 Flight123 wrote:

The Whistler wasn't so huge when compared to the other singles, so it was excluded from the list.
OK. Maybe in the US or UK did not do that well, but I remember it made it to the top 10 in Central America and some places like Brasil and Argentina, while the other songs of this list did not, except for Another Brick in the Wall.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 08 2017 at 11:56
Originally posted by Manuel Manuel wrote:

Originally posted by Flight123 Flight123 wrote:

The Whistler wasn't so huge when compared to the other singles, so it was excluded from the list.
OK. Maybe in the US or UK did not do that well, but I remember it made it to the top 10 in Central America and some places like Brasil and Argentina, while the other songs of this list did not, except for Another Brick in the Wall.
I apologise for the Anglocentric nature of this poll.  I was inspired when I heard 'Northern Lights' on the radio the other day and considered that the late 70s were paradoxical in that prog became deeply unpopular yet some bands and artists were getting hit singles.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 08 2017 at 12:19
ELP
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 08 2017 at 12:29
and Supertramp?
and 10CC? (I just love "Feel the benefit")
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 08 2017 at 12:51
yeah the 'other' option missing.....
I'd go with Jon &Vangelis 'I Hear You Now' , still love that song,
Anyway these ones look like interesting prog' hits to check out .
 
Oh... think it's too late now .........no forgiving once forgotten the 'Last Train To London'  LOL


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 08 2017 at 13:36
Originally posted by someone_else someone_else wrote:

Wonderous Stories with Fanfare for the Common Man as a close second.


THIS
Two random guys agreed to shake hands. Just Because. They felt like it, you know. It was an agreement of sorts...a random agreement.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 08 2017 at 13:45
Renaissance! (I like all those songs, though.)
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 08 2017 at 13:58
ELP for me

love that opening
Prog On!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 08 2017 at 14:01
Fanfare followed by Follow You, Follow Me.
A GREAT YEAR FOR PROG!!!
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