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    Posted: July 20 2005 at 12:04

sometimes it is very easy to identify a peak year for an artist:

phil collins on drums - 1976

jurgen fritz (triumvirat) on keyboards - 1975

 

any others?

 

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 20 2005 at 12:08

Dream Theater- '89-'05


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 20 2005 at 13:11

Keith Emerson 1972 or 1973

Steve Howe (solo) 1979 with Yes 1971

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 20 2005 at 14:40
Gilmour- 1975-77, these are the years where Gilmour could really jam in his own unique and orriginal way during a concert and used his skills to improve thier two best albums, Wish you were here and Animals. His guitaring was deffinetly best during this time.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 20 2005 at 15:13

Disagree with Steve Howe & 1971 - for christs' sake they released Fragile and CttE 1972, two of the most successful and innovative prog rock albums!!



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 20 2005 at 15:42

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 20 2005 at 15:44
Gentle Giant 1973 (damn three and four for being right next to each other).

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 20 2005 at 16:55

For me: Rick Wakeman in 1977, in the Mountain Studios. 

He did Going For The One, White Rock and Criminal Record in that year, in those studios.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 20 2005 at 17:24

Robert Fripp in 1974

Bill Brufford in 1974

John Wetton in 1974

 

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 20 2005 at 17:40
Originally posted by Logos Logos wrote:

Disagree with Steve Howe & 1971 - for christs' sake they released Fragile and CttE 1972, two of the most successful and innovative prog rock albums!!

yes, but on those albums he shares much of the spotlight with Rick Wakeman.

he really gets his time to shine on The Yes Album

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 20 2005 at 19:39
Originally posted by Moogtron III Moogtron III wrote:

For me: Rick Wakeman in 1977, in the Mountain Studios. 

He did Going For The One, White Rock and Criminal Record in that year, in those studios.

good call, but i find white rock a bit less good.

and was it a peak or just that he modernized his keyboards? i have in mind 6 wives of henry 8.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 20 2005 at 19:47

i think it would be hard to define Rush's peak year, with all their ups and downs and sound changes. i'd guess it would be about '76 or'77(between "2112" and "A Farewell to Kings") or possibly whenever "Moving Pictures" was released.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 20 2005 at 19:54

Camel (in particular Andy Latimer) from "CAMEL" to "MIRAGE"

 

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 20 2005 at 21:01

Well I think all of the original great prog bands (the ones we all know and love) were in their prime until 1977, when they released their last truly great album. Think about it. Yes had Going For The One (Followed by Tormato, with a different line-up - crap album.) Then Genesis had Wind & Wuthering (Last album with Steve Hackett. In 1980 they turned to pop.). Pink Floyd had Animals (Followed by the terrifyingly successful The Wall)... ELP released their final ideas on Works 1 and 2. It all makes sense. Something must have deliberately killed great prog in 1977.

Was it Star Wars?

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 20 2005 at 21:42

Yes 1972

 

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 20 2005 at 21:47

Genesis - 1973

King Crimson - 73-74

Gentle Giant - 72-76

Yes - 1972

ELP - 1973

Pink Floyd - 73-77

Dream Theater - 92-94

Symphony X - 97-02

Supertramp - 1974

Jethro Tull - 72-73

VDGG - 70-75

Mike Oldfield - 73-78

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 20 2005 at 23:31
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 20 2005 at 23:41
Originally posted by Publius Publius wrote:

Well I think all of the original great prog bands (the ones we all know and love) were in their prime until 1977, when they released their last truly great album. Think about it. Yes had Going For The One (Followed by Tormato, with a different line-up - crap album.) Then Genesis had Wind & Wuthering (Last album with Steve Hackett. In 1980 they turned to pop.). Pink Floyd had Animals (Followed by the terrifyingly successful The Wall)... ELP released their final ideas on Works 1 and 2. It all makes sense. Something must have deliberately killed great prog in 1977.

Was it Star Wars?

we all know what happened 1977-1980........

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 20 2005 at 23:49

Rush is a toughie, because each member has his own year.

Neil Peart 2002 when Vapor Trails was released, Neil Peart overcame quite a bit.

Geddy Lee 1980 with all of his best tracks on Moving Pictures that one seems obvious.

Alex Lifeson either 1977 or 1978, Hemispheres and A Farewell To Kings showcase albums.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 21 2005 at 00:12

Moogtron III wrote:

Quote For me: Rick Wakeman in 1977, in the Mountain Studios. 

He did Going For The One, White Rock and Criminal Record in that year, in those studios.

 I disagree, IMO Rick Wakeman  best years are 72 - 75 (Six Wives, Journey, Myths and Legends- Fragile, Close to the Edge, Yessongs)

Iván

 

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