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    Posted: September 19 2006 at 05:33
I think this british band deserves inclusion for prog related. Just listen to ' Lord Of The Ages' or' Seasons' or even ' Prisoners On The Line', all great concept albums. Sure there is no denying folk influences but the progressive sounds are all to clear. Wondering what others thought about them being included on this site?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 19 2006 at 07:20
I think so, yeah. I believe they are already on the folk prog collaborator list. I have a 2cd of their early albums on it, I'll give it another listen but I think they fit the brief with some ease. I think Rick Wakeman appeared on a few albums as session pianist- a bit of prog trivia.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 19 2006 at 07:50
Well their later career (only the mainstay and his wife) is certainly not prog.
 
I understand that some of their early albums might appear as progressive  and the conceptual (and IMHO rather cheesy) side might enhance the prog feeling, but musically I do not find them all that intricate.
 
They might fit in prog-related, though.
 
 
 
In case I would agree to include them ( I will re-rent the first three albums for next week and discuss it with Tony Fisher), is there someone willing to write out a bio and once I opened the artiste entry page, can someone fill in their discography?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 20 2006 at 07:11
Mmm, despite my claims to the contrary I'm playing one of their albums now- 'Songs From Wasties Orchard'- and it sounds closer to Simon and Garfunkel than anything progressive...Confused
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 20 2006 at 07:14
I have 3 of their albums, and I don't think they are even suited for prog related. If we reject David Bowie and put in Magna Carta, something is wrong. IMHO of course.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 20 2006 at 07:18
Originally posted by salmacis salmacis wrote:

Mmm, despite my claims to the contrary I'm playing one of their albums now- 'Songs From Wasties Orchard'- and it sounds closer to Simon and Garfunkel than anything progressive...Confused
 
That's the one with the apple bushell on the artwork, right???
 
S&G, I couln't have put it better myself.Wink
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 20 2006 at 08:20

I have two of their albums, lord of the ages is quite good, the other one Martin's Cafe is nothing special.

 

I think they fit in prog-related, but I don't think it's really progressive. Lord Of The Ages is one great song BTW.

 

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 20 2006 at 08:38
 'Seasons' is my favourite MC record a concept record with good  orchestral arrangemnts (R. Wakeman, on keys and Tony Visconti on bass and recorders + the LSO), the general athmosphere is very 'douce ', a nice record for a autumn afternoon. 'Lord Of The Ages' is my second favourite with the epic title track, which is 100% Prog.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 20 2006 at 11:12
Originally posted by Sean Trane Sean Trane wrote:

Originally posted by salmacis salmacis wrote:

Mmm, despite my claims to the contrary I'm playing one of their albums now- 'Songs From Wasties Orchard'- and it sounds closer to Simon and Garfunkel than anything progressive...Confused
 
That's the one with the apple bushell on the artwork, right???
 
S&G, I couln't have put it better myself.Wink
 
That's the one yes. I must say after that I wouldn't have given them a yes vote- 'Seasons' is a bit more progressive with a side long track, I guess though. Perhaps not one for the 'prog folk' category after all.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 28 2006 at 15:42
I'll add them to the list of bands to be discussed.
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