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    Posted: November 09 2017 at 10:51
Which of these 70's prog staples do you prefer? 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote verslibre Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 09 2017 at 11:03
I voted for both, because each album is representative of an artist nearing the peak of his powers, and they're both undisputed classics that have stood the test of time. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Larkstongue41 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 09 2017 at 11:15
Easily Tubular Bells. As much as I love Hackett's guitar playing and compositional style, I think the lack of Genesis to back him up (or rather to be up front if we consider his often subtle guitar playing) kept his solo output from being great. It's still a good album but nowhere near the absolute masterpiece that is Tubular Bells.
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Very interesting choice. I'll probably listen to Voyage more but Tubular Bells is certainly more important.

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I prefer VOTA, but it's close. Tubular Bells is a pretty special album.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote digdug Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 09 2017 at 12:52
love both

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Tubular Bells
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Voyage. Sally Oldfield on both funnily enough.
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I love Voyage.....but Tubular Bells was a groundbreaking moment that resonated throughout music - not just prog.
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Voyage is a great album but TB is superb.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote dr wu23 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 09 2017 at 14:19
I simply can't imagine anyone voting for that  amateur hour record Tubular Bells over a prog classic like
Voyage Of The Acolyte.





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Originally posted by M27Barney M27Barney wrote:

Voyage. Sally Oldfield on both funnily enough.

Is that true? I didn't know that. Where does she sing on TB? 
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Both fantastic albums but... Tubullar Bells is my favorite !
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It's close, but Voyage gets my vote. I'm more of a guitar lover, so I enjoy Voyage much more. Tubular Bells is also quite awesome.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote tdfloyd Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 09 2017 at 16:37
Tubular Bells is one of those albums that I tried very hard to like but it never clicked with me. Hacketts first album is also best. VotA by a mile
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote AFlowerKingCrimson Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 09 2017 at 16:53
I actually haven't heard much Mike Oldfield but I am very familiar with Tubular Bells. It's a great album for sure but I voted for Steve. 

As a side note I was actually going to add "the geese and the ghost" by Anthony Phillips to the list but I think maybe that should go head to head with either of these at a later time. 
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I like Steve Hackett's work in general and also VOTA, but Tubular Bells is unique, special and atmospheric and will win against most.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Dellinger Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 09 2017 at 17:30
Tubular Bells. I do like Voyage a lot, and Shadow of the Hierophant is just a monumental piece, but still there are more minutes I love on TB.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Dellinger Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 09 2017 at 17:31
Originally posted by AFlowerKingCrimson AFlowerKingCrimson wrote:

I actually haven't heard much Mike Oldfield but I am very familiar with Tubular Bells. It's a great album for sure but I voted for Steve. 

As a side note I was actually going to add "the geese and the ghost" by Anthony Phillips to the list but I think maybe that should go head to head with either of these at a later time. 


Actually I already did a Voyage versus Geese poll several years ago. Voyage won by a comfortable margin if I remember correctly.
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