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    Posted: January 04 2021 at 11:28
Probably not the first name that comes to mind when one thinks of prog rock epics but GG have released a good amount of tracks that qualify for this label. (If you ask me, almost every GG song could be described as 'epic' but the poll is not 'The Gentle Giant song', so we'll only consider the ones around or exceeding six minutes of playtime)

I am pretty sure about my choice here, as I will Peel the Paint without hesitation!
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This is impossible.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote nick_h_nz Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 04 2021 at 12:52
Nothing At All - just because itís so much fun for winding up my children.

As per a Facebook post from 28 August 2012:

Daddy, what are you listening to?
"Nothing At All"

Yes you are, Daddy - you are listening to something. What are you listening to?
"Nothing At All"

Daddy, you are being silly. It's not nothing, it's something. What something is it?
"Nothing At All"

Ugh! (Ruby walks away in disgust...)

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (2) Thanks(2)   Quote Manuel Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 04 2021 at 13:31
Pantagruelís Nativity, among these excellent pieces of music.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote someone_else Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 04 2021 at 13:39
This is a hard choice between Memories of Old Days and His Last Voyage. I pick Memories.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote nick_h_nz Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 04 2021 at 14:20
Originally posted by Manuel Manuel wrote:

Pantagruelís Nativity, among these excellent pieces of music.
 
That would probably be my sensible answer.... 🤔
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Playing the Game
Three bears and chairs oats parade, google I boxed brand flotation devices and marmots tenants. Capitalize the name of a planet. Capitalize the name of an asteroid. I'm waiting in line for ham.
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In a Glass House.
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to take the place of the mud shark in your mythology...
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Earl of Mar Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 04 2021 at 15:51
Impossible. On reflection picked, but it could be anyone of many.
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In A Glass House...the masterpiece of masterpieces.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote AFlowerKingCrimson Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 04 2021 at 17:05
Gentle Giant did epics? 
When you list all the qualities that you despise and you realize you're describing yourself.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote twosteves Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 04 2021 at 18:09
His Last Voyage--I'm a sucker for a beautiful melody.Smile
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His Last Voyage. 100%

What an odd, beautiful song that flows perfectly like nothing else.
Everything from the bass to the vocals is just incredible to me.
Levitating downwards,
atomic feedback scream.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote iluvmarillion Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 04 2021 at 19:22
Always thought after Nothing At All, Gentle Giant didn't do epics. Guess it's what constitutes an epic (length?).
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"The...epics" or some epics. Anyway, The Runaway.

Edited by Rednight - January 04 2021 at 21:55
"It just has none of the qualities of your work that I find interesting. Abandon [?] it." - Eno
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote Frenetic Zetetic Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 04 2021 at 23:29
In A Glass House! Can you clear the shade and can you tell me what you see?

I'm SO happy to see The Runaway getting votes!!!

My favorite GG record!

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After seeing the early spread, I went with Schooldays. I love how it gets melancholy, and then rips back into the groove with the vibraphone. But Proclamation, His Last Voyage, Experience, and... all the others give it stiff competition.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote A Crimson Mellotron Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 05 2021 at 00:47
Originally posted by Rednight Rednight wrote:

"The...epics" or some epics. Anyway, The Runaway.
You can read what I mean with 'epics' here above.
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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: January 05 2021 at 00:48
PTP
Dig me...But don't...Bury me
I'm running still, I shall until, one day, I hope that I'll arrive
Warning: Listening to jazz excessively can cause a laxative effect.
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