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Close to Edge vs. Supper's Ready

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Poll Question: Which Song is better
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    Posted: November 20 2011 at 09:50
Hard question but I will have to go with Supper's Ready.
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Originally posted by rdtprog

Originally posted by irrelevant

Close to the Edge is perfect. Don't see what's so great about Supper's Ready. 


You got to hear it first, then you'll be able to see it...Wink

I have heard it, and so I saw. Wink
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Suppers Ready.
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Originally posted by chefrobb

Swear I've seen this before.....but Genesis wins every time in my book....just sayin'

Poll/thread deja voo doo.

About the only things these two pieces have in common is length, good musicianship, and being prog, otherwise stylistically speaking they are two different animals.
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Swear I've seen this before.....but Genesis wins every time in my book....just sayin'
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I'm  pretty near to having a nervous breakdown LOL, and since I had a late lunch I must say it's "Close to the Edge" for me.
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Originally posted by irrelevant

Close to the Edge is perfect. Don't see what's so great about Supper's Ready. 

This.

What makes Close to the Edge so perfect is that it's really one single uniformly great song, as opposed to Supper's Ready and similar "epics" which are really just a bunch of songs strung together. It doesn't help that I dislike "Ikhnaton and Itsacon and Their Band of Merry Men" and am only mildly entertained by "Lover's Leap" and "The Guaranteed Eternal Sanctuary Man" (although the superior arrangement in "As Sure As Eggs Is Eggs" makes me appreciate their melodic content more). Additionally, Tony's keyboard sounds in this piece are pretty unfitting.
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As epic as Supper's Ready is. Close To the Edge is musical Perfection. CTTE wins. I Get Up, I get down section is one of the most beautiful music passages ever recorded.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote juandhaltrich Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 19 2011 at 13:03
again this poll????? boringgg
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Suppers Ready.


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Suppers Ready
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Close to the edge.


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Today I am close to the edge, but tomorrow supper will probably be ready.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote someone_else Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 19 2011 at 10:08
The epics from the two albums on top of my list. I vote for Supper's Ready.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote rdtprog Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 19 2011 at 09:59
Originally posted by irrelevant

Close to the Edge is perfect. Don't see what's so great about Supper's Ready. 


You got to hear it first, then you'll be able to see it...Wink


Edited by rdtprog - November 19 2011 at 09:59
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I like both the same, for their composition, orchestration and greatness. Cannot choose.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote TerLJack Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 19 2011 at 07:50
I would have automatically just clicked Supper's Ready even a few years ago, but today had to think about it.  Close to the Edge is really an excellent slice of prog pie.  
I still chose SR.  It's my favorite track on my favorite album by my favorite band.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote jude111 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 19 2011 at 00:50
 Close to the Edge, even though I much prefer Genesis' best songs over Yes. (I don't consider "Supper's Ready" a great song, except for the first 5 minutes or so.)


Edited by jude111 - November 19 2011 at 00:55
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Close to the Edge because I don't really get Genesis at all.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Progosopher Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 19 2011 at 00:11
But one of many eternal questions, at least on Prog Archives. Wink
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