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Poll Question: So how about their contributions in these two songs?
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    Posted: August 07 2017 at 14:02
Remember, you are choosing Hackett or Howe here.
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Firth of Fifth. Masterful guitar work.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote YESESIS Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 07 2017 at 16:32
Originally posted by Wanorak Wanorak wrote:

Firth of Fifth. Masterful guitar work.

Oh yeah, and it's a better song.. but can't vote again my man Steve Howe(and his playing is great in Starship Trooper). How could you put these two against each other? Dead

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Both excellent, amazing solos, but Hackett gets my vote, just by a very thin hair.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Magnum Vaeltaja Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 07 2017 at 18:32
Howe - no contest as far as I'm concerned.
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Very close because I like the acoustic guitar solo in starship trooper and of course the flanging guitar at the end. However, Steve Hackett's solo on Firth of fifth is goosebump inducing. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote YESESIS Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 07 2017 at 18:48
Originally posted by AFlowerKingCrimson AFlowerKingCrimson wrote:

Very close because I like the acoustic guitar solo in starship trooper and of course the flanging guitar at the end. However, Steve Hackett's solo on Firth of fifth is goosebump inducing. 

Yeah, well put. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Dellinger Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 07 2017 at 19:53
First I couldn't think of a way to choose one of both songs, since I really love the two... but after reminding us that it's Howe vs Hackett, well, on this pair I do love the guitar solo from Hackett much more. If I were to compare Hackett's guitar solo agains't Wakeman's keyboard solo on Starship Trooper from the Keys to Ascension version, then I would have a hard time choosing one.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote twosteves Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 07 2017 at 20:07
for me the Firth solo is maybe the greatest prog guitar solo---it is at very least one of the most beautiful and moving.
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Hackett.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote DDPascalDD Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 08 2017 at 02:21
Very difficult to compare - as Starship Trooper has much more guitar work than Firth of Fifth. The latter solo is beautiful, but I wonder if Gabriel composed the theme or Hackett (or someone else).

Edited by DDPascalDD - August 08 2017 at 02:23
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Hercules Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 08 2017 at 02:26
Originally posted by Magnum Vaeltaja Magnum Vaeltaja wrote:

Howe - no contest as far as I'm concerned.

Hackett. No contest whatsoever. Only a few Andy Latimer/Steve Rothery/Dave Gilmour solos can compare with the utter majesty that is the solo on Firth of Fifth.
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Firth of Fifth for sure. An almost untouchable work of art
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote maryes Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 08 2017 at 04:41
Originally posted by Magnum Vaeltaja Magnum Vaeltaja wrote:

Howe - no contest as far as I'm concerned.
 
I agree , due to whole guitar work in Starship Trooper !
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mormegil Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 08 2017 at 07:44
Didn't even have to think about this one - Firth of Fifth.
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Hackett. This is easy choice for me. FOF is fantastic piece of music. I could listen to it anytime. Hackett solo is really amazing. This is one of a few song I always want to go on and on and on... No contest here really.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote twosteves Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 08 2017 at 08:55
Originally posted by DDPascalDD DDPascalDD wrote:

Very difficult to compare - as Starship Trooper has much more guitar work than Firth of Fifth. The latter solo is beautiful, but I wonder if Gabriel composed the theme or Hackett (or someone else).

Banks mostly composed the themes but Hackett made it his own
 


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote verslibre Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 08 2017 at 10:54
I prefer Hackett solo, and Howe with Yes. Can't vote for one over the other. Both are two of the best things to ever happen to prog rock.
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