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Poll Question: Which one do you think is the best?
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    Posted: July 10 2018 at 21:27
Just a cluster of random hammill tunes, wanted to see how they stacked up in a poll against each other.
My vote goes to Louse just barely over magog and flight, but all these songs are amazing.
Its simple, its genius, and most importantly, its Tangerine Dream.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Barbu Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 10 2018 at 22:18
All amazing indeed, great list.

From the hundreds of songs the man released over the years, Vision is still my #1 favorite.

1. Vision
2. Patient
3. Flight
4. Louse
5. This Side
6. Black Room
7. Magog
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Lewian Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 11 2018 at 06:48
Very good selection, all well worth revisiting. Eventually I go for the great great Patient from my favourite album of Hammill, followed by Black Room and Magog, then Vision and Flight (I love Flight as a composition but am not so keen on the production and Hammill's own drumming). I'm not so much in the mood today for the Looking Glass and somehow the Silent Corner album doesn't score as high for me as for many others (I think Hammill has just better melodies elsewhere), but both are still strong, so great poll!


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Vompatti Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 11 2018 at 06:54
Flight.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote BaldJean Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 11 2018 at 13:46
"This Side of the Looking Glass" is perhaps Hammill's most personal song; that's why my vote goes there


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Man With Hat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 11 2018 at 14:10
Tough call between Magog and Louse. 

I'll go with the latter, but only just. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Saperlipopette! Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 11 2018 at 14:27
Originally posted by BaldJean BaldJean wrote:

"This Side of the Looking Glass" is perhaps Hammill's most personal song; that's why my vote goes there
Its fantastic just like most, if not all of these. But I couldn't not vote for the only song without a vote Black Room/Tower as I can't really choose one over the others anyway. And its wondrous.

Louse is a total prog-masterpiece of course but doing well without any help from me.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Tom Ozric Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 13 2018 at 01:01
Louse - Gog - Black Room - Flight - Patient....then the others. Very seldom is there a song ftom the man I donít like in some way.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Braka Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 13 2018 at 11:47
The song that popped into my head, before I even saw the options, was 'Vision'. 
That was based on the assumption that because you used the word 'tunes'  you were after melodies with hooks.

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