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Poll Question: Which track is your favourite?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Moogtron III Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 24 2011 at 08:05
Ocean Gypsy is my fave, but the epic title track is quite good too.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote ClemofNazareth Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 24 2011 at 08:39

I voted for "Song Of Scheherazade" but "Ocean Gypsy" is a very close second.


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote The-time-is-now Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 24 2011 at 10:44
Fantastic album. A trip to the fair for me.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Lark the Starless Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 28 2011 at 20:05
A Trip to the Fair...but nobody was there...
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote kenethlevine Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 29 2011 at 14:01
Originally posted by rogerthat rogerthat wrote:

Trip to the fair easily, one of my favourite Renaissance tracks.  The epic is my least favourite on a strong album.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Snow Dog Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 29 2011 at 14:07
Also A trip to the Fair.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Slartibartfast Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 29 2011 at 14:27
Originally posted by Lark the Starless Lark the Starless wrote:

A Trip to the Fair...but nobody was there...

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I only have the album in the form of a two disc compilation but everything from the album was in included.  Prime Renaissance to be sure.  I went for Vultures.


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Zombywoof Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 02 2012 at 22:18
I'm going to go against the grain and vote "Vultures". I must say, the lyrics can really speak to me at times when I find some vultures of my own hovering above me.
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Originally posted by Fox On The Rocks Fox On The Rocks wrote:

I think I already see a winner here Big smile. A beautiful, beautiful album that is truly a masterpiece. My vote goes to the obvious option, Song Of Scheherazade.
Not sure if your choice is an obvious one since it's longer than the opening track because it contains sections that may throw some people off (though some of them may grow on you, like the solo piano composition in the second half; "Fugue for the Sultan" I think it's called). Just saying. Wink

Me: A tie between the first and the last tracks. The 25-minute wonder may have been stretched too far, but damn, it's got "The Young Prince And Princess As Told By Scheherazade". However, "Trip To The Fair" does not have a single moment that loses me, not even in the slightest; gotta listen to the whole thing as it flows so perfectly.

Ah, screw it. Not gonna choose. No vote!


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Dellinger Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 18 2013 at 19:13
Title track, easily. Though I do feel it's a bit overlong and looses a bit of continuity on the way.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Aussie-Byrd-Brother Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 18 2013 at 19:19
Well, the whole album is sublime! It was one of the very first prog albums I bought, and had no idea what to expect.

But I'm going to vote for the `underdog' here, `The Vulture Flies High' is kind of a terrific classy pop track!
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Trip to the Fair 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Barbu Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 18 2013 at 19:53
Scheherazade/Fair/Gypsy/Fly High
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote MJAben Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 18 2013 at 20:13
Hard not to give it to Scheherazade, but the whole album is amazing!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Tom Ozric Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 18 2013 at 23:58
I'll have to go with the sensational opener - 'Trip To The Fair'.  But the entire album is delicious as they come.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote chopper Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 19 2013 at 08:10
Trip to the Fair - wonderful.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Moogtron III Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 19 2013 at 08:32
Ocean Gypsy - probably my favourite Renaissance song
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