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Poll Question: Wich song do you like most?
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    Posted: July 28 2009 at 13:30
I recently got my hands on Gryphon - Red Queen to Gryphon Tree (1974). Being quite lucky, I have paid just 10 euro for a vinyl record that is quite a collectersitem for vinyl fanatics like me. That aside.. it is also a nice album for a poll. Four songs of resembling length and atmosphere... wich one is the best in your opinion?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 28 2009 at 13:52
Second Spasm - extremely complex, very tongue in cheek and somehow it all hangs together.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 28 2009 at 13:55
Originally posted by Syzygy

Second Spasm - extremely complex, very tongue in cheek and somehow it all hangs together.


They're all great, but I agree with this.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 28 2009 at 14:08
Not voting, I really should listen to this more...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 28 2009 at 16:32
Lament seems under-rated here... It's so good!Shocked
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 28 2009 at 16:39
I dont know the album never realy clicked with me, maybe i shuld try it again... the opening move is the only one i can remeber.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 28 2009 at 20:07
Lament for me. The other three sound too silly to me, and the last I also find boring.

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Now is all there is. Be before you think!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 28 2009 at 20:58
Okay, so . . . not to nitpick, or anything, but . . . it's "Red Queen to Gryphon Three". Wink
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 28 2009 at 21:24
Lament


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 28 2009 at 22:11
I haven't listened to this album for quite a long while, but "Lament" is beautiful.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 28 2009 at 23:39
Originally posted by p0mt3

Okay, so . . . not to nitpick, or anything, but . . . it's "Red Queen to Gryphon Three". Wink

Hmm, he didn't post a cover pic.  Maybe he is talking about a completely different album? Tongue

Only you can correct thread spelling errors in your own thread title (as far as I know, apologies to Smokey The Bear).


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 28 2009 at 23:45
Originally posted by p0mt3

Okay, so . . . not to nitpick, or anything, but . . . it's "Red Queen to Gryphon Three". Wink



I was thinking the same thing, thought it was a porcupine tree reference. Wink
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 29 2009 at 00:47

the album as a whole, i cant choose which peice i like better

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 30 2009 at 11:48

Wow, you have heard of this band?? I love them! I saw them live with YES way back in the 70's and it was the first time I had ever seen a crumhorn!  I immediately bought the album and started looking into medieval music.  I couldn't stop laughing when I saw and heard the crumhorn, as if a bassoon wasn't unusual enough to see in a rock band! LOL

 

 

Originally posted by kingfriso

I recently got my hands on Gryphon - Red Queen to Gryphon Tree (1974). Being quite lucky, I have paid just 10 euro for a vinyl record that is quite a collectersitem for vinyl fanatics like me. That aside.. it is also a nice album for a poll. Four songs of resembling length and atmosphere... wich one is the best in your opinion?

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 31 2009 at 02:29
This is one that kept me up late at night for a while. Out of the lot of them, the fourth track is probably the weakest of the load; but the opening is magnificent in its pompousness (and humbleness; dig the gentle piano partway through), the third track is alternately beautiful and abstract...but "Second Spasm" is my personal fave. Who would have thought that Gryphon could rock hard? I mean, they keep it up for only about twenty seconds (when that deep organ comes blatting in), but it works. The damn thing is also funny and noble and the whole lot. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 01 2009 at 12:03
Excellent release. Second Spasm and Lament being my two favourite songs on that album. Hard to decide.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 01 2009 at 12:44

for me it's second spasm

great album

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 02 2009 at 23:08
Lament is easily the best crafted song on the album.  In second place I would vote for either Checkmate or Opening Move.
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