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Poll Question: Best side long suites!
Poll Choice Votes Poll Statistics
4 [3.01%]
1 [0.75%]
2 [1.50%]
13 [9.77%]
25 [18.80%]
3 [2.26%]
0 [0.00%]
0 [0.00%]
9 [6.77%]
0 [0.00%]
1 [0.75%]
0 [0.00%]
8 [6.02%]
3 [2.26%]
0 [0.00%]
0 [0.00%]
8 [6.02%]
1 [0.75%]
22 [16.54%]
5 [3.76%]
4 [3.01%]
1 [0.75%]
3 [2.26%]
9 [6.77%]
11 [8.27%]
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Dellinger Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 03 2017 at 21:46
There are many here that I don't know, but from those I do know my favourites are Histoires sans paroles, Close to the Edge, Echoes, and Zarathustra. I guess today I'm in a mood for Histoires sans Paroles.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote David64T Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 04 2017 at 05:02
Echoes from this list for me - assuming just one song in the list for each artist, for me other potential epics include:
- Focus - Eruption (or Hamburger concerto)
- Sky - Connecting Rooms (from first album) or FIFO (from second album)
- Procol Harum - In Held 'Twas In I

Starting a poll like this is certainly a good way of finding out about other epics though Smile
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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 04 2017 at 05:40
From this list:

1. Echoes
2. Close to the Edge
3. Histoire sans Paroles
4. 9' Underground
5. El Cortejo de un Día Amarillo 

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Sean Trane Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 04 2017 at 05:50
How do you figure Histoire Sans Paroles to be a side-long track?? Confused
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Nogbad_The_Bad Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 04 2017 at 06:10
Originally posted by Sean Trane Sean Trane wrote:

How do you figure Histoire Sans Paroles to be a side-long track?? Confused

En pleine face is a side starting bonus track? Confused
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mormegil Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 04 2017 at 06:16
Close to the Edge, followed by Song of Scheherazade.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote chopper Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 04 2017 at 06:53
Originally posted by progbaby progbaby wrote:

I'd list the Passion Play or Thick as a Brick BUT those 2 are 1 long song for the whole album  :-)   
Same with wapassou - messe en ré mineur and Snow Goose by Camel  :-)

Snow Goose is separate tracks rather than side-long suites.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote miamiscot Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 04 2017 at 08:10
Close To The Edge
The Ikon
All Of The Above
Zarathustra
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote digdug Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 04 2017 at 10:35
lots of great options mixed in with some I don't know

could have easily voted for 8 or 9 of them

went with Harmonium


Edited by digdug - October 04 2017 at 10:35
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Sagichim Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 04 2017 at 11:00
Nice selection, I always tend to go with the lesser known tracks.
The Ikon for me.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote hellogoodbye Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 04 2017 at 11:23
No Zappa's Greggery Peccary ?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote progmatic Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 04 2017 at 12:14
Close to the Edge, Echoes, Nine Feet Underground, Revealing Science of God, Ommadawn Side 1
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Boojieboy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 04 2017 at 12:15
Earth & Fire's 1971 "Song of the Marching Children" is glaringly missing. Lots of great mellotron and cool melodies. Jerney Kaagman was quite cute and cool back then too.

Here's sort of a crappy-quality excerpt from the side-long song. Better footage exists on their DVD.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QoQXhRCxILQ



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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote AFlowerKingCrimson Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 04 2017 at 12:17
Of course Supper's Ready doesn't count because there's another track on that side. My pick would probably be Gates of Delirium. 

Anyway, nice to see Nine Feet Underground on the list but what about Birdman by Mcdonald and Giles(I actually don't know it that well but know of it). Also, Eruption by Focus. I also like dabsong conshirtoe by Caravan(not sure it's an album side track though). Not sure what else. I think most of the well known ones have been mentioned. I don't see any modern tracks on there though. I guess it's difficult to pinpoint what is "sidelong" in the age of cds and digital musical.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Hrychu Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 04 2017 at 13:30
All of the above to me not only flows perfecly but also has some of the best melodies and chord progressions ever composed by the Transatlantic guys (I know most of it is Neal's but I'm sure Roine and Pete also added their own flavors to it). Easily the winner.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Argo2112 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 04 2017 at 14:13
Close between Renaissance & Yes for me.
 I voted for Scheherazade.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote The.Crimson.King Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 04 2017 at 14:51
Plague, though including Gates of Delirium or Tales side 1 or 3 would've made it a much harder decision Wink
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Hercules Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 05 2017 at 02:10
Originally posted by Cristi Cristi wrote:

IQ, they won't get a lot of votes anyway


But they should - the Narrow Margin as brilliant.

I also love Echoes, Song of Scheherazade and the terribly neglected Flight, the first section of which is amongst the best prog ever.

But my absolute favourite side long epic is Midnight Mushrumps by Gryphon. I also think the two Focus epics (Eruption and Hamburger Concerto) are brilliant.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Tom Ozric Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 05 2017 at 03:31
Ridiculous poll. I don't have 4 of these.........but still too many to choose from. Why not have 38 choices ?? Go on, make it easy !!!
( sorry, that's 5 I don't have - Canarios, Bubu, Capability Brown, After Crying and one other I can't recall....calls for another edit.....)
Ubi Major...............

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote octopus-4 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 05 2017 at 09:52
All of the above (not just the suite).
I voted for Echoes, but there are so many goodies there..
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