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Prog Albums Tournament: Trilogy vs. Tarkus

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Poll Question: Which of these albums do you prefer?
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    Posted: September 21 2010 at 16:38
Round 4, Part 1. These are the winners of Round 3, Parts 1-2. Which one do you prefer?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Epignosis Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 21 2010 at 16:41
Just give me "Tarkus" and I could get rid of everything else from both of these albums and be happy.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote yanch Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 21 2010 at 16:50
Trilogy. Just personal preference, like Tarkus too, just not quite as much.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote chemebien Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 21 2010 at 17:02
Tarkus for me
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Their two best, but Trilogy beats Tarkus by a knife's edge.
Thank you for supporting independently produced music
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Post Options Post Options   Quote dwill123 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 21 2010 at 17:07
Tarkus
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It's very close, but I'll go with Trilogy, which is IMHO more consistent as a whole.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote b4usleep Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 21 2010 at 17:17
Trilogy

Really don't mind if you sit this one out.
My words but a whisper, your deafness a shout.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Revan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 22 2010 at 01:15
Trilogy by pretty much a lot.

Though i think we need to ease up just a bit with this tournaments... They are really taking over...

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Post Options Post Options   Quote 40footwolf Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 22 2010 at 01:29
Huh, I'm surprised I'm not the only one who thinks Trilogy is way better. 
Heaven's made a cesspool of us all.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Revan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 22 2010 at 01:37
Originally posted by 40footwolf

Huh, I'm surprised I'm not the only one who thinks Trilogy is way better. 


That makes two of us then!

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Logan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 22 2010 at 01:49
Haven't listened to either album in quite a few years, but when I did like ELP considerably more than I now do, I much preferred Trilogy (particularly the Endless Enigma part II). I used to love the title track too.  THis is a pretty cool cover that I just want to share here (not really keen on the male vocals, though):


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Post Options Post Options   Quote someone_else Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 22 2010 at 02:58
Trilogy. There is no masterpiece epic to be found on it, but this album is way better than the other tracks on Tarkus.
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Both albums have brilliant parts but also have flaws.  Trilogy (the track), Endless Enigma and the Tarkus suite are superb though I find the remainder of both albums largely forgettable.  The rendition of Tarkus on Welcome Back... is also greatly superior. 
 
I find the albums pretty much on a par, but just give Trilogy the slight edge and therefore it gets my vote.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote richardh Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 22 2010 at 14:28
Trilogy was probably the most balanced ELP album artistically. Greg Lake's lyrics are a vital component of the music not just throwaway stuff like on say KE9.I think he was able to put more of himself into the music which helps. That and the dry (clean) vocal. Tarkus has lots more tricks and is more 'progressive' but a lot less satisfying overall so I'm not at all surprised that it is getting smoked in the poll.
 
btw love that cover version LoganThumbs Up
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Originally posted by Roj M30

Both albums have brilliant parts but also have flaws.  Trilogy (the track), Endless Enigma and the Tarkus suite are superb though I find the remainder of both albums largely forgettable.  The rendition of Tarkus on Welcome Back... is also greatly superior. 
 
I find the albums pretty much on a par, but just give Trilogy the slight edge and therefore it gets my vote.
 
You find 'From the Beginning' forgettable? Shocked
 
I'll go for Trilogy because of Hoedown, Trilogy, Endless Enigma and From the Beginning.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote GY!BE Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 22 2010 at 16:58
I don't understand why Tarkus is not popular like that...
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Post Options Post Options   Quote genbanks Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 22 2010 at 19:20
As an album I prefer Trilogy but the track Tarkus is better that any of the tracks in Trilogy.
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Tarkus for me. There are some dodgy bits on Trilogy which I just cannot listen to any more.
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Trilogy because I like to enjoy whole albums.
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