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1975 Album Smackdown: Harmonium vs Renaissance

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Poll Question: Which Album Do You Prefer?
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    Posted: July 28 2020 at 05:13
Two legendary recordings by unique bands - both of which I finally own physical copies for!

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Ready? GO!!!

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Scheherazade, though I like both very much.
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...un chanson, pour ici

Harmonium, but both are fantastic musical accomplishments.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote BrufordFreak Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 28 2020 at 07:05
TOUGH CHOICE! I like the breadth and scope of Scheherazade but find myself returning more often to the whole album of cinquième saison.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Frenetic Zetetic Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 28 2020 at 08:06
I will refrain from placing my own vote until I've had sufficient time with Scheherazade; for now, I'm biased towards Harmonium!.

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I went for shergar, the t'ther is possibly the most overrated release of all time...and its not prog either....the singing is awful and I was expecting Ant phillips style with loads of mellotron....nope, damp squib...
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Renaissance (again).
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Chalk. (again.)
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Harmonium of course !
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However much I listen to Harmonium, I just can't get why people think it's so good. In the words of the 5th book of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy trilogy, I would describe it as "Mostly Harmless". Pleasant but pretty forgettable. Except the singing, which is excruciating.
Scheherezade, on the other hand, is quite beautiful. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Psychedelic Paul Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 28 2020 at 09:34
Scheherazade. I've heard OF the Harmonium album since I joined ProgArchives, but I haven't actually heard the album.
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Like really much Renaissance album but it´s Harmonium this time.
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A slight margin for Harmonium, I guess.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote VianaProghead Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 28 2020 at 10:42
Both are masterpieces. I cannot choose between both.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote M27Barney Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 28 2020 at 10:50
Originally posted by Psychedelic Paul Psychedelic Paul wrote:


Scheherazade. I've heard OF the Harmonium album since I joined ProgArchives, but I haven't actually heard the album.

I wouldn't bother if I were you....it's definately not symphonic prog as its genre says it is....unless it's been reclassified as silent film soundtrack rubbish...
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote dougmcauliffe Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 28 2020 at 13:34
It’s under prog folk ^ but Historie San Paroles is pretty symphonic. That album is one of the greatest musical accomplishments ever in my book.
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A close call, but I go for 5ème Saison.
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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 28 2020 at 17:44
Renaissance
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote iluvmarillion Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 28 2020 at 20:10
Very, very, very close. I'll give it to Renaissance. 
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Scheherazade....had it from day one on vinyl.....
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