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    Posted: May 11 2012 at 02:27
 Hello everyone!
Ok, this is gonna be difficult, but i'm gonna give it a try;) You guys know the "sunshine-pop band" Pilot from Scotland? I guess you didn't connect them with Prog yet? To me, they are definitely an arty band, flirting with jazz and orchestral music. David Paton, the singer of Pilot, also sang with the Alan Parsons Project(like on the brilliant "Children of the Moon") and their single "Magic" is often confused to be from ELO. Artrock, in a Supetramp/CityBoy kind of way that is!
A couple of tracks to make my point:
      Their hit single "Magic" driven by great Supertrampstyle piano and string arrangement.
   From their second album, lyrically not to great but what musicianship!
    Some weird funk thing going on here
     My personal favorite, with full orchestral backup. A popsong, certainly, but one that draws from jazz and oldies music as influences;)
   Another bouncy track that'll put a smile on your face!
     One of their most arty tracks.
    A beautiful ballad and the perfect closer.
I would understand if you didn't call this art rock at all, I'm only making a suggestion(for me bands like Abba made some true art rock songs as well!). BUT, the keyboard player of Pilot, who left the band after their third album, made a genius prog album in 1976, called "Solo Casting", with stunning use of orchestra on the entire LP. His inclusion in PA is kind of a must for me;) A couple of tracks:
  Crazy rendition of a Pilot song, takes me to unknown hights.
      Full-blown heavily classical inspired instrumental
   A highlight, with mad piano playing and crazy vocals on top, njum njum njum.
   Beautiful song with unexpected twists
    A hommage to far west saloon music as a funny closer.
Hope you like it!!!!

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Snow Dog Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 22 2012 at 18:10
If Pilot get added I will kill someone,.
Coldness doth get away with the badness.
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Is someone including yourself?Party
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That would be suicide.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote JeffELOLynne Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 23 2012 at 04:32
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No.
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Well, give me one good reason not to add mr Lyall
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Snow Dog Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 23 2012 at 05:57
Originally posted by JeffELOLynne

Well, give me one good reason not to add mr Lyall

I see no reason not to


Edited by Snow Dog - May 23 2012 at 05:57
Coldness doth get away with the badness.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote clarke2001 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 23 2012 at 08:49
Originally posted by JeffELOLynne


    


What a blast from the past! Clap

I like it. But don't take it too seriously, I'm slightly drunk right now. Cool

As for the PA inclusion, this is not too far from Die Flippers. Hmm...Krautrock?




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William Lyall added to Crossover.
The Progressive Rock record labels project: http://www.progarchives.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=85100
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