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Poll Question: Which is your favorite of the two?
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    Posted: October 21 2010 at 17:15
To me, both have very similar sound. Both are really beautiful and delicate in the beginning, and then they go into a crazy proggy instrumental.

The imagery to me is like being on the countryside... and then suddenly being blasted off into space!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Icarium Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 21 2010 at 17:20
I think I like Trilogy best, compositon, vocals by Greg Lake, the Lloyd Weberesque vocallines, fantstic intrumental passages,
 
while Cinema Show is a grea tune, Gabriel lack the tone which Lake produce, but the 7/8 part in this song is beyond real, one of the greatest pieces of music.
 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote chopper Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 21 2010 at 17:21
Close, but I have to go for Cinema Show.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote The Wrinkler Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 21 2010 at 17:25
I could have added Starship Trooper as well... that one has the same formula as well
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Progosopher Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 21 2010 at 17:26
Cinema Show, oddly perhaps, for the keyboard solo; what it lacks in Emersonian histrionics it gains in Banksian tastiness.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Epignosis Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 21 2010 at 17:26
"Trilogy" is very good- love it...but it lacks the charm and sheer number of ideas that "The Cinema Show" has.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote MovingPictures07 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 21 2010 at 17:29
Originally posted by Epignosis Epignosis wrote:

"Trilogy" is very good- love it...but it lacks the charm and sheer number of ideas that "The Cinema Show" has.


This.
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My immediate reaction was "Cinema Show - of course!".  But the more I thought about it, the more difficult it became to select one over the other.  Despite the similarities you mentioned, they are so very different in many ways.  Trilogy actually has a vibe all its own and Emerson's keyboard work is just monstrous.

Deadlocked at a virtual "tie", I almost didn't vote.  In the end, rather than abstain, I thought, "this is one of those times when it is best to go with your gut instinct".  Trilogy may surpass Cinema Show in some respects, but overall there is a certain depth of character to Cinema Show which elevates it (in my opinion). 
 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote The Quiet One Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 21 2010 at 18:56
Originally posted by MovingPictures07 MovingPictures07 wrote:

Originally posted by Epignosis Epignosis wrote:

"Trilogy" is very good- love it...but it lacks the charm and sheer number of ideas that "The Cinema Show" has.


This.
 
Seconded.
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Trilogy is okay.... Cinema Show is a masterpiece.

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Trilogy is my favorite ELP's song.
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Originally posted by The Wrinkler The Wrinkler wrote:

To me, both have very similar sound. Both are really beautiful and delicate in the beginning, and then they go into a crazy proggy instrumental.

To me, Cinema Show does not go very crazy proggy instrumental. It's just beautiful.


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Dellinger Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 21 2010 at 22:28
Cinema Show. Trilogy starts very beautifully, then it gets a crazy cool instrumental section, and so far it's excellent... then comes the third part, the crazy part with vocals, and the song is sort of ruined for me... I hate when Lake goes into that kind of vocals and Emerson into those "Carnibal" keyboards or whatever they are.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote memowakeman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 21 2010 at 23:21
Nice poll, and this time I prefer the ELP one.

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The Cinema Show by quite a distance.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Blacksword Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 22 2010 at 04:42
I'll go for Cinema Show.

Trilogy is among my favourite ELP songs though. Does anyone else think Lake sounds a little like Art Garfunkel, when singing in the gentle opening part of the song?
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Trilogy is an unusual piece for ELP and not perhaps indicative of their broader style i.e. it's seeded from a single melodic phrase (the Moog 'violin' melody at the start) and everything that follows is developed from that tiny little 'seed' So for me it's a genuinely symphonic piece of music in the stricter academic sense of the term.

But bollocks to all that, I like them both but prefer Trilogy.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote harmonium.ro Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 22 2010 at 06:45
Originally posted by The Quiet One The Quiet One wrote:

Originally posted by MovingPictures07 MovingPictures07 wrote:

Originally posted by Epignosis Epignosis wrote:

"Trilogy" is very good- love it...but it lacks the charm and sheer number of ideas that "The Cinema Show" has.


This.
 
Seconded.


Thirded.
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