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    Posted: June 18 2010 at 21:50
Close to the Edge by Yes or A Plague of Lighthouse Keepers by VDGG?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote UndercoverBoy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 18 2010 at 21:52
Personal preference makes me vote "A Plague," although "Close to the Edge" was once my favorite song and it's structure is still impressive.
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Coin flip. I like both.
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I've said it before: I consider CttE to be one of the finest musical achievements of the 20th century.

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I like them both, but I think VDGG's has a more mature sound, so they get my vote.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote stonebeard Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 19 2010 at 04:57
I was surprised I had to vote for CTTE to tie it up. If APOLK wasn't so haphazardly thrown together it might be a tough call.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Anderson III Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 19 2010 at 05:01
I've always thought The Plague has the same problem as Supper's Ready, meaning that I don't think the fragments really create a natural sounding whole. I get this nasty feeling that The Plague could've been much better!

Close to the Edge, on the other hand, feels complete if an epic ever did. It amazes me that all the elements needed for this song to be created (starting with the 5 band members) were actually there right then. Beyond perfect!
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Hum, diffucult Ermm... i think that "a plague" is better
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Sorry for ruining the perfect 20/20 vote balance LOL
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Morningrise Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 19 2010 at 08:01
Originally posted by crimhead crimhead wrote:

Coin flip. I like both.
 
That. No vote for me.
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I voted Plague, my alltime favourite prog track and now they are in front
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Epignosis Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 19 2010 at 08:21
Again, I have no idea what people see in Pawn Hearts (besides the interesting cover art).
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote The Sleepwalker Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 19 2010 at 08:40
Plague easily. CTTE to me is a great piece, but never gets even close to the heights of Plague. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Sckxyss Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 19 2010 at 09:33
Both are stellar tracks, but CttE is just a little bit closer to perfection.
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Originally posted by The Sleepwalker The Sleepwalker wrote:

Plague easily. CTTE to me is a great piece, but never gets even close to the heights of Plague. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote The Truth Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 19 2010 at 09:51
I don't want to be one wave in the water!!!!!!!!!!! The sea will drag me deep...
 
Plague. Just one of the greatest theatrical pieces of music ever released.
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while "Close to the Edge" is an excellent piece of music it never is as daring as "A Plague of Lighthouse Keepers". the masterpiece of Yes is not "Close to the Edge" but "The Gates of Delirium"

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Anderson III Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 19 2010 at 10:34
Originally posted by BaldJean BaldJean wrote:

while "Close to the Edge" is an excellent piece of music it never is as daring as "A Plague of Lighthouse Keepers". the masterpiece of Yes is not "Close to the Edge" but "The Gates of Delirium"


Oh, but surely there are so much more masterpieces from Yes!
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VdGG, one of my favorite tracks of one of my favorite albums.
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