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Poll Question: Your Favorite Lesser Known 1973/74 Albums...Multiple Choice
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1 [1.19%]
6 [7.14%]
2 [2.38%]
5 [5.95%]
6 [7.14%]
8 [9.52%]
1 [1.19%]
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6 [7.14%]
4 [4.76%]
6 [7.14%]
0 [0.00%]
3 [3.57%]
3 [3.57%]
6 [7.14%]
3 [3.57%]
10 [11.90%]
3 [3.57%]
1 [1.19%]
9 [10.71%]
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    Posted: November 11 2017 at 09:27
After combing the PA database (and a book called, "The Progressive Rock Files") the past 3 or 4 years for prospects, I now have an interesting collection of 1973/74 albums by what I call "lesser known" prog bands.  I'm wondering how many other PA members have discovered these obscure albums as well?

This is a multiple choice poll, so please feel free to vote for all your favorites and tell us how you discovered them, etc... Wink


Edited by The.Crimson.King - November 11 2017 at 16:04
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 11 2017 at 10:01
Fruup of the ones I know from this list. Some I never heard of, so it will be nice to check them out.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 11 2017 at 10:48
Know about a third of these. Of the ones I do know, I'd probably rank them as follows:

Osanna > Quarteto 1111 > Quella Vecchia Locanda > Campo Di Marte > Cavern > Axis > Garybaldi > Pierrot Lunaire

I'd consider all of these 3-5 star albums; Pierrot Lunaire is probably the only one I don't really care for. Even though Palepoli is my favourite, I voted for Quarteto 1111, though, as I imagine Osanna will rack up a lot of votes pretty quickly.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 11 2017 at 11:23
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 11 2017 at 12:47
Trace.  I just posted a thread in regards to ELP fans.    Trace,  very similar in sound as well as Ekseption formed by frontman Rick Van Der Linden

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 11 2017 at 12:55
Multiple voting was not enabled, but no need to in my oponion, one can list all one's favourites in a post.

I voted for Jean Cohen-Solal's Captain Tarthopom, but also would choose Pierrot Lunaire's Pierrot Lunaire (my favourite PL is Gudrun), Osanna's Palepoli, and the Quarteto 1111.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 11 2017 at 14:06
Palepoli!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 11 2017 at 16:03
Just noticed Palepoli was a 1972 not 1973 release...sorry about that.  And I apparently forgot to make the poll multiple choice...all fixed now.  That's what I get for creating a poll first thing in the morning Embarrassed

Anyway, I've listened to all of these at least 3 or 4 times and have formed some pretty solid opinions.  The only ones I'm not too crazy about are Axis, Vindication, Quella Vecchia Locanda, Astrolabio & Lift...they're not bad, they just seem a step down from the others.  My favorites in no specific order are...

Fruup
Esperanto
Captain Tarthopom
Mona Lisa
Spektakel
Hora Nata

Of these, I think Fruup, Esperanto and Hora Nata could really develop into 5 star albums for me with repeated listening.  Last but not least, my absolute #1 is Quarteto 1111!  My fellow Portuguese countryman Meltdowner turned me on to this album last year and was he ever on target!  The recording quality is a bit rough, but it's absolutely drenched in mellotron, consists of a single song broken up into 2 album sides (apparently a prog requirement in 1973 :-) and the vocals of Jose Cid remind me a lot of a Portuguese version of Christian DeCamps from Ange.  Fantástico, maravilhoso, incrível, eu amo ele! Heart


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 11 2017 at 16:18
Campo Di Marte - Campo Di Marte> Banzai - Hora Nata >Frupp - Future Legends >Trace - Trace > Lift - Caverns of Your Brain > Axis - Axis >Wallenstein - Cosmic Century
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 11 2017 at 18:16
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 11 2017 at 21:15
Mona Lisa  Osanna  Wallenstein  Trace
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 12 2017 at 01:19
From the list, it has to be Palepoli. Love this album so much.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 12 2017 at 02:35
Osanna - Palepoli
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 12 2017 at 03:04
First vote for Pierrot Lunaire, even if Gudrun is better
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 12 2017 at 06:03
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 12 2017 at 10:41
I own the Italian ones, however I've only heard of 2 of the others.  Pretty obscure stuff for sure.

I discovered the Italian bands on Prog Archives.  I've been into Goblin for decades because of the Argento connection,  then I started buying the top rated Italian albums off progarchives and now I'm about 75 Italian Prog albums in.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 12 2017 at 10:53
Pierrot too. That first album has an undefinable charm.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 12 2017 at 14:28
Fruup
Spetakel
Osanna
Axis
Spirit of Christmas

Those are the only ones I really know from the list and I have copies of those.....that Axis album has some really nice Canterburyish things going on....strange but good album
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 12 2017 at 15:00
Wallenstein followed by Trace and Fruup
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 13 2017 at 06:00
Wallenstein - Cosmic Century, Campo Di Marte - Campo Di Marte, and all
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