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Currently, I'm obsessing over Magenta's The Twenty-Seven Club. Just perfect. Every note, every progression, every word from Christina. Never-ending bliss for 65 minutes......
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Would have to dark side of the moon, but my vote for the most emotional prog masterpiece is Sylvan's posthumous silence.
 
 
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Its been a while since an update... anyone?
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I.....DON'T......KNOW TongueBig smileLOL
“War is peace.
Freedom is slavery.
Ignorance is strength.”
― George Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four

"Ignorance and Prejudice and Fear walk Hand in Hand"- Neil Peart

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Lot of good picks here. Need to give my own shout out to "Caress of Steel" (Rush).

Probably my two of my favourite 3 or 4 favourite Rush epics are back to back on this one: "The Necromancer" and "The Fountain of Lamneth".
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For me, the choice was relatively easy:



The reason I chose The Lamb is because it really has everything a progressive fan could want: outlandish lyrics, emotional vocals, highly inventive arrangements, killer improvisations, all-around solid production, and it's a double album (this gets extra brownie points from me). Whether one likes or dislikes The Lamb doesn't matter to me as I think it's just the greatest prog rock album ever released. Gabriel's swan-song with Genesis and the only album of it's kind by this highly influential band.
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Originally posted by Epignosis Epignosis wrote:

Yes Tales From Topographic Oceans album cover
 
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For one shining moment, Jethro Tull ruled the world with Thick As A Brick.
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I think there is a small error: "Scenes from a memory" and "Metropolis pt2" are different names for the same album xD


Originally posted by AtomicCrimsonRush AtomicCrimsonRush wrote:

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Prog Masterpieces MARCH 2014!


 

6-8 VOTES - MASTERS OF PROG

 

A Passion Play – JETHRO TULL (8 votes!)

Pawn Hearts – VDGG (8 votes!)

Hemispheres – RUSH (7 votes!)

Scenes From A Memory – DREAM THEATER (6 votes!) 

 

ONE OFFS… AT LEAST SOMEBODY LOVES THESE.... FROM THE SUBLIME TO THE RIDICULOUS HERE THEY ARE FOR YOUR LISTENING PLEASURE


Metropolis, Pt. 2 - DREAM THEATER




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Dark side of the moon
"I always say that it’s about breaking the rules. But the secret of breaking rules in a way that works is understanding what the rules are in the first place". Rick Wakeman
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Originally posted by UMUR UMUR wrote:


...and this is why: http://www.progarchives.com/Review.asp?id=145919


Great pick.
Threshold still have all the goods that makes them one of the best classic rock/Prog metal bands in the world. 2014's For The Journey is worth a serious listen.
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Originally posted by AtomicCrimsonRush AtomicCrimsonRush wrote:

My fave Krautrock include:
TANZ DER LEMMINGE (DANCE OF THE LEMMINGS)<br style="color: rgb51, 51, 51; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: normal; text-align: -webkit-center;">Amon Düül II
ASH RA TEMPEL<br style="color: rgb51, 51, 51; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: normal; text-align: -webkit-center;">Ash Ra Tempel
NEU!<br style="color: rgb51, 51, 51; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: normal; text-align: -webkit-center;">Neu!
PHALLUS DEI<br style="color: rgb51, 51, 51; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: normal; text-align: -webkit-center;">Amon Düül II
FUTURE DAYS <br style="color: rgb51, 51, 51; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: normal; text-align: -webkit-center;">Can
ELECTRIC SILENCE<br style="color: rgb51, 51, 51; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: normal; text-align: -webkit-center;">Dzyan
<ul style="color: rgb51, 51, 51; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: normal;">FAUST Faust IV <ul style="color: rgb51, 51, 51; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: normal;">


I really like NEU! As well. Their debut album was excellent.
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Threshold still have all the goods that makes them one of the best classic rock/Prog metal bands in the world. 2014's For The Journey is worth a serious listen.
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Some people may have that one that's a no brainer.
A little harder for me.
I will take Enigmatic Ocean by Jean Luc Ponty
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Highly interesting that there is hardly any Krautrock in the list, although a lot of albums of that category< do in my opinion deserve the name "Masterpiece". I hereby include a few albums that are listed under "Electronic" instead of Krautrock.

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Ok Proggers!

I spent an hour going thru the list and came up with this update - very interesting.... If I missed any spam me... hehe

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Prog Masterpieces MARCH 2014!

THE WONDERS OF PROG – MASSIVE VOTING POWER or I can’t remember any others right now

15 OR MORE VOTES

Close to the Edge – YES (25 votes!)

The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway – GENESIS (19 votes!)

Thick as a Brick – JETHRO TULL (16 votes!)

In the Court of the Crimson King – KING CRIMSON (15 votes!)

 

MULTIPLE CHOICES… 10 - 14 VOTES -  THE QUINTESSENTIAL LEGENDS OF PROG

 

Red – KING CRIMSON (12 votes!) 

Dark Side of the Moon – PINK FLOYD (12 votes!)

Foxtrot – GENESIS (12 votes!)

Relayer – YES (11 votes!)

Animals - PINK FLOYD (10 votes!)

Selling England by the Pound – GENESIS (10 votes!)

Tales from Topographic Oceans – YES (9 votes!)

 

 

 

6-8 VOTES - MASTERS OF PROG

 

A Passion Play – JETHRO TULL (8 votes!)

Pawn Hearts – VDGG (8 votes!)

Hemispheres – RUSH (7 votes!)

Scenes From A Memory – DREAM THEATER (6 votes!) 

 

MORE THAN 2… LESS THAN 6 - WE ARE NOT WORTHY!

 

The Perfect Element PT 1 – PAIN OF SALVATION (5 votes!)

Brain Salad Surgery – ELP (5 votes!)

Fragile – YES (5 votes!)

Images and Words – DREAM THEATER (5 votes!)

Wish You Were Here - PINK FLOYD (5 votes!)

Lark’s Tongues In Aspic – KING CRIMSON (4 votes!)

Going For The One – YES (4 votes!)

Catch Thirty Three – MESHUGGAH (3 votes!)

Frances the Mute – THE MARS VOLTA (3 votes!)

 KA – MAGMA GENESIS (3 votes!)

 Misplaced Childhood – MARILLION (3 votes!)

Nursery Cryme – GENESIS (3 votes!)

Tago Mago – CAN (3 votes!)

Terria - DEVIN TOWNSEND (3 votes!)

Ommadawn – MIKE OLDFIELD (3 votes!)

Tubular Bells – MIKE OLDFIELD (3 votes!)

Lateralus – TOOL (3 votes!)

Trespass – GENESIS (3 votes!)

Still Life – VDGG (3 votes!)

 

 

 

AT LEAST 2 VOTES… DEFINITELY WORTH A LISTEN BEFORE YOU DIE

Deloused in the Comatorium – THE MARS VOLTA (2 votes!)

Olias of Sunhillow - JON ANDERSON (2 votes!)

MDK – MAGMA (2 votes!)

 Still Life – OPETH (2 votes!)

 A Farewell To Kings – RUSH (2 votes!)

Odyssey, The Greatest Tale – VARIOUS ARTISTS (2 votes!)

Generation Sans Futur – ART ZOYD (2 votes!)

Second Life Syndrome – RIVERSIDE (2 votes!)

Godbluff – VDGG (2 votes!)

THRAK – KING CRIMSON (2 votes!)

Part the Second – MAUDLIN OF THE WELL (2 votes!)

Meddle – PINK FLOYD (2 votes!)

Fairy Tales – MOTHER GONG (2 votes!)

Remedy Lane – PAIN OF SALVATION (2 votes!)

Illusions on a Double Dimple – TRIUMVIRAT (2 votes!)

Mirage – CAMEL (2 votes!)

Visions – HAKEN (2 votes!)

Rock Bottom – Robert Wyatt (2 votes!)

Space Shanty – KHAN (2 votes!)

Moving Pictures – RUSH (2 votes!)

Blackwater Park – OPETH (2 votes!)

Faust - FAUST (2 votes!)

Tarkus – ELP (2 votes!)

Ceux Du Dehors – UNIVERS ZERO (2 votes!)

Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band – THE BEATLES (2 votes!)

Power and the Glory – GENTLE GIANT (2 votes!)

 

 

 

ONE OFFS… AT LEAST SOMEBODY LOVES THESE.... FROM THE SUBLIME TO THE RIDICULOUS HERE THEY ARE FOR YOUR LISTENING PLEASURE

The Human Equation - AYREON

Uomo Di Pezza - LE ORME

Magma - MAGMA

Permanent Waves – RUSH

L'enfant assassin des mouches-  JEAN-CLAUDE VANNIER

Early Recordings From Kansas 1971-1973 – PROTO-KAW

Roxy & Elsewhere – ZAPPA/ MOTHERS

Solar Music Live – GROBSCHNITT

Snow – SPOCK’S BEARD

Meet the Residents – THE RESIDENTS

Il Balletto di Bronzo's – YS

Udu Wudu – MAGMA

Legend – HENRY COW

Marbles – MARILLION

Not as Good as the Book – THE TANGENT

The Yes Album – YES

The Polite Force - EGG

A Time Before This – JULIAN’S TREATMENT

An Invitation to Rachel’s Birthday – RACHEL’S BIRTHDAY

Igor Wakhevitch – DOCTEUR FAUST

Awake – DREAM THEATER

? – NEAL MORSE

Happy Accident - EXIT MIND  BOMB

Yr – STEVE TIBBETS

Argus – WISHBONE ASH

Unfolded Like Staircase – DISCPLINE

The Difference Machine – BIG BIG TRAIN

Eros – DUN

The Whirlwind – TRANSATLANTIC

Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas To Heaven – GODSPEED YOU! BLACK EMPEROR

Journey To the Cenre of the Eye - NEKTAR

A Saucerful Of Secrets – PINK FLOYD

Forse Le Lucciole Non Si Amano Più - LOCANDA DELLE FATE

A Sense of Change – SIEGES EVEN

Angherr Shisspa – KOENJIHYAKKEI

Oh By The Way – PINK FLOYD (though this is cheating having all 14 albums here!)

Studio Zund - MAGMA (another cheat! LOL)

Amarok – MIKE OLDFIELD

Aqualung – JETHRO TULL

Doomsday Afternoon – PHIDEAUX

Script of a Jester’s Tear - MARILLION

COMUS

Epilog – ANGLAGARD

Atom Heart Mother – PINK FLOYD

The Flower King – ROINE STOLT

Silent Cries and Mighty Echoes – ELOY

Oceans - ELOY

Choirs of the Eye – KAYO DOT

Fear of a Blank Planet – PORCUPINE TREE

Deadwing – PORCUPINE TREE

In Absentia – PORCUPINE TREE

Coyote – KAYO DOT

Io Sono Nato Libero – BANCO DEL MUTUO SOCCORSO

Banco Del Mutuo Soccorso - BANCO DEL MUTUO SOCCORSO

Third – SOFT MACHINE

Islands – KING CRIMSON

Aenima – TOOL

A Meditation Mass – YATHA SIDHRA

Free Hand – GENTLE GIANT

Emerson Lake & Palmer – ELP

Window of life – PENDRAGON

Mei – ECHOLYN

In Praise of Learning – HENRY COW

The Odyssey – SYMPHONY X

Paradise Lost – SYMPHONY X

Future Days – CAN

Theusz Hamtaahk Trilogie – MAGMA

Sing to God – The Cardiacs

Benefit – JETHRO TULL

Scheherezade and other stories – RENAISSANCE

Yezda Urfa – YEZDA URFA

Bedlam In Goliath – MARS VOLTA

Musique Pour L'Odyssée – ART ZOYD

Goodbye to the Age of Steam – Big Big Train

Brave – MARILLION

Apostrophe – FRANK ZAPPA

Queen II – QUEEN

The Great Misdirect - BETWEEN THE BURIED AND THE DEAD

Yessongs – YES

Bridge across Forever – TRANSATLANTIC

Octopus – GENTLE GIANT

Palepoli – OSANNA

Apocalypse – MAHAVISHNU ORCHESTRA

Hamburger Concerto – FOCUS

Giant For A Day – GENTLE GIANT 

UK - UK 

Night – GAZPACHO

2112 - RUSH

Utopia – TODD RUNDGREN 

In A Glass House - GENTLE GIANT 

Morningrise - OPETH

The Division Bell - PINK FLOYD

Operation Mindcrime - QUEENSRÿCHE

Incantations - MIKE OLDFIELD

English Electric, Part One - BIG BIG TRAIN

Mice And Rats In The Loft - JAN DUKES DE GREY

Metropolis, Pt. 2 - DREAM THEATER

The Geese And The Ghose - ANTHONY PHILLIPS

Point Of Know Return - KANSAS

Wolf City - AMON DüüL II

Wind And Wuthering - GENESIS

Contaminazione - IL ROVESCIO DELLA MEDAGLIA

Into The Electric Castle – AYREON

The Parallax II: Future Sequence – BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME

Yeti – AMON DUUL II

The Visitor – ARENA

Not a Good Sign – NOT A GOOD SIGN

Edge of Sanity – CRIMSON

Silverthorn – KAMELOT

Hero and Heroine – THE STRAWBS

Voyage of the Acolyte – STEVE HACKETT

The Silent Corner and the Empty Stage – PETER HAMMILL

The Fall of the House of Usher – PETER HAMMILL

Into the Everflow – PSYCHOTIC WALTZ

Astounding Sounds, Amazing Music – HAWKWIND

Hall of the Mountain King - HAWKWIND

Kid A - RADIOHEAD

Shine On – PROCOL HARUM

Ummagumma – PINK FLOYD

Angel’s Egg – GONG

Space Revolver – THE FLOWER KINGS

The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars  - DAVID BOWIE



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I am especially fond of live albums, but there are so many good ones I hardly know which one to pick.

Studio albums feel sterile and lifeless (sic!) compared to live recordings, no matter what kind of music it is. A street singer with a guitar around his neck can give me more pleasure than the most sophisticated studio album. Music should definitely be experienced live.                                                                         

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Originally posted by Polymorphia Polymorphia wrote:

Originally posted by irrelevant irrelevant wrote:

Originally posted by Polymorphia Polymorphia wrote:

 

Thank goodness Fiona Apple isn't prog. 
I thought of that earlier on. LOL
WtPHtCHTLaKWHKTtBWHGttFaHWtWTfHEtRTNBtBWYMIYMSWYGSYHYOHaRTDItGoHaIYKWYSTYKWtLaIYFIWMCYKTYR ftw

I had to look that title up and came up with 


When the Pawn Hits the Conflicts He Thinks like a King What He Knows Throws the Blows When He Goes to the Fight and He'll Win the Whole Thing 'fore He Enters the Ring There's No Body to Batter When Your Mind Is Your Might So When You Go Solo, You Hold Your Own Hand and Remember That Depth Is the Greatest of Heights and If You Know Where You Stand, Then You Know Where to Land and If You Fall It Won't Matter, Cuz You'll Know That You're Right


Thats just weird!!!!

Makes me wanna hear it though, never heard of her to be honest
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Originally posted by Kati Kati wrote:

Originally posted by dr wu23 dr wu23 wrote:

[QUOTE=Kati]I have too many favourites, however the album The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars is one of my ultimate favourite albums. hugs   


Is that a progressive rock album...?

Good question dr wu23 please define what you perceive as progressive?

I am most curious about your reply and will revert back too more


Jamming good with Weird and Gilly.... nothing wrong with those lyrics. i play that one on guitar - love Ziggy. I think my fave though from the big Bowie machine is indisputably Jean Jeanie, Cracked Actor and Ashes to Ashes. Love Heroes though and side 2 of that album kicks some series 'tocks. Though side 2 of Low is killer stuff. Space Oddity is a masterpiece with a flaming sword.

Where was I?

Oh thats right the Ziggy album. Damn it good for its age. Still PR is Prog even it is related. I wonder who its related to? Bowie in his Ziggy phase. Yeah it was a powerhouse performance. My dog just yawned - it must be mifniht... er.. midnight. I liked your comments. bye


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