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Voyage of the Acolyte or Tubular Bells?

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Poll Question: Which album do you prefer?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote iluvmarillion Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 09 2017 at 18:01
I said both equally although I think the second side of Tubular Bells slightly disappoints but you can't take away from a brilliant first side of the vinyl record.
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Voyage for me...a magical album in the same way I consider Trespass Wink
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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 19:40
Originally posted by Dellinger Dellinger wrote:

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.

That sounds familiar. I looked for it just now but couldn't find it. Anyway, I can see Voyage winning but Geese is a great album in it's own right also. I think of both of them as sort of "lost Genesis" albums regardless. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Wanorak Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 09 2017 at 20:11
Love both but Tubular Bells is unique and special to me.
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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 21:07
Originally posted by AFlowerKingCrimson AFlowerKingCrimson wrote:

Originally posted by Dellinger Dellinger wrote:

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.


That sounds familiar. I looked for it just now but couldn't find it. Anyway, I can see Voyage winning but Geese is a great album in it's own right also. I think of both of them as sort of "lost Genesis" albums regardless. 


I understand the thread searcher has by default threads 6 months or newer. Usually to have a better chance to find something you should put that one without restriction of time.
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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 21:18
Originally posted by Dellinger Dellinger wrote:

Originally posted by AFlowerKingCrimson AFlowerKingCrimson wrote:

Originally posted by Dellinger Dellinger wrote:

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.


That sounds familiar. I looked for it just now but couldn't find it. Anyway, I can see Voyage winning but Geese is a great album in it's own right also. I think of both of them as sort of "lost Genesis" albums regardless. 


I understand the thread searcher has by default threads 6 months or newer. Usually to have a better chance to find something you should put that one without restriction of time.


http://www.progarchives.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=86993&KW=acolyte+geese
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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 21:25
^Thanks. I'll take a look. 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: November 10 2017 at 01:55
Both are great, but Tubular Bells is an easy winner for me.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote progmatic Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 10 2017 at 05:35
"Geese & Ghost" is an awesome album.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mormegil Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 10 2017 at 06:04
Voyage. Man, what an album!
Bells is no slouch either. Totally enjoyable, but it doesn't hit all the points for me.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote twosteves Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 10 2017 at 07:53
I do think Voyage is a proper prog album--and TB is very important but seems more like a movie soundtrack.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote miamiscot Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 10 2017 at 08:11
First time I've ever voted "both" in one of these polls.
Love them both to death.
They're both perfect.
No need to choose.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Dopeydoc Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 10 2017 at 11:51
Voyage, by a mile
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote HackettFan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 10 2017 at 16:37
Voyage. I've never been particularly moved by Tubular Bells.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote AFlowerKingCrimson Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 10 2017 at 17:04
I'm not saying this to be a putdown or anything but Tubular Bells seems like a bit of a stoner album to me(so is DSOTM but that's another story). Smile
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Magnum Vaeltaja Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 10 2017 at 19:32
Hmm, tough one. I find both to have quality moments, but are shaky on the whole. All things considered, I think I prefer Tubular Bells, but only for the more folk-oriented sections on side two - and "The Caveman", of course! 
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TB, which I bought when it came out.  The best version, though, is the 1973 Live at the BBC with members of Soft Machine, Gong & Henry Cow.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Vompatti Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 12 2017 at 13:24
Acolyte, I don't care for Tubular Bells at all. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Rednight Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 13 2017 at 09:27
Originally posted by dr wu23 dr wu23 wrote:

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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Yeah, two different animals here. 'Bells has never grabbed my attention.
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Originally posted by Larkstongue41 Larkstongue41 wrote:

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.
What? Two-thirds of the other musicians on Genesis at the time played on VOTA. How is that not backing Hackett up? As an auspicious backing of of a burgeoning solo career as one can imagine.
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