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Starless vs. The Cinema Show

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Poll Question: which song is better?
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    Posted: August 19 2021 at 21:49
These are both about 12 minutes and are a great mix of great vocal melodies and really strong extended instrumental passages. 
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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: August 19 2021 at 23:00
As much as I love TCS, I can't vote against STarless. 
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The Cinema Show is one of the finest moments in prog.
Starless isn't.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote Rick1 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 20 2021 at 02:52
Originally posted by Hercules Hercules wrote:

The Cinema Show is one of the finest moments in prog.
Starless isn't.

Couldn't have put it better myself...
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Frenetic Zetetic Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 20 2021 at 03:16
Originally posted by Rick1 Rick1 wrote:

Originally posted by Hercules Hercules wrote:

The Cinema Show is one of the finest moments in prog.
Starless isn't.

Couldn't have put it better myself...

WELL....

I came here to completely agree.

Cinema Show is Tony Banks' finest hour on display outside of Firth of Fifth IMHO. That solo at the end of CS is like guitar-shred worthy lines.

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Starless
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Matti Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 20 2021 at 04:23
I love them both too much to vote against either of them! 
Because they also also very different in spirit, I cannot decide which one I'd love more.

Let's say this: if you took a four-minute vocal-included excerpt of both, the winner would be Starless, which loses when judged by their instrumental sections.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Cristi Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 20 2021 at 04:47
impossible to choose
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote zbida Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 20 2021 at 05:23
But Starless appears to be the most eclectic one, so... no vote. It's impossible to vote against these two masterpieces.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Manuel Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 20 2021 at 06:36
Hard choice for me.  Today probably Starless. Tomorrow.....I don't know.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Blacksword Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 20 2021 at 06:46
I'll vote for Genesis. Love both songs. I don't have a strong preference.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Argo2112 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 20 2021 at 07:53
 Interesting match up.Both are great songs.  Went with The Cinema Show.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote twosteves Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 20 2021 at 08:22
Originally posted by Hercules Hercules wrote:

The Cinema Show is one of the finest moments in prog.
Starless isn't.

Agree 100%
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Genesis. However Starless is a tremendous piece of music.
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Starless is a masterpiece.
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I'm not a fan of the Starless & Bible Black album, but I still prefer Starless to The Cinema Show. Confused
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Starless for me. ^ Paul, Starless is from the album Red.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Logan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 20 2021 at 14:01
Originally posted by Nogbad_The_Bad Nogbad_The_Bad wrote:

Starless is a masterpiece.


Both are masterpieces in my subjective judgment, but I voted Starless.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Sacro_Porgo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 20 2021 at 14:44
To me, Starless is King Crimson's greatest achievement. The Cinema Show is great, Genesis have more outstanding music even on SEBTP.
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