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2000 A Prog Odyssey (Part II)

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    Posted: December 19 2012 at 09:15
The year 2000 is better than 2001 and 2002 in my opinion. Lots of good variety too.
The top three moves on to meet The Seventh House, V and Lift Your Skinny Fists...

Edited by Mellotron Storm - December 19 2012 at 09:17
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OK, I LOVE the Transatlantic album `SMPTe', and White Willow's `Sacrament' is damn good too, but I can't say no to PT's `Lightbulb Sun'. A varied mix of indie-pop, alt-rock and longer progressve rock numbers.

Man, `Where We Would Be' is a touching and heartfelt ballad..."Strange how we never become, the person we see when we're young" is such a striking lyric.

I remember so many years ago I wrote to Steven Wilson and mentioned how much I loved `Last Chance To Evacuate Planet Earth Before It Gets Recycled', and I asked him how the first romantic acoustic vocal section related to the dreamy Mellotron drenched psychedelic second half (with the tape of Heavens Gate/Hale Bopp cult leader), and although I forget his exact words, he essentially replied with `They don't, I just thought they sounded nice together'.... !!

I felt quite crestfallen at the time, but now I find it rather amusing!
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White Willow, love that album.
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Porcupines.

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Gotta go with my favourite Fates Warning record.
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I would have to go with Porcupine Tree.  Fates Warning & The Gathering were close, though.
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I don't know all of these(minor understatement), but I have always enjoyed Lightbulb Sun immensely. Shesmovedon and Russia on Ice are personal faves.
I have heard the Transatlantic one, but it didn't do anything for me. Too much hand lotion and sugar pie honey pot for my tastes.

Gotta love the tiny Steven Wilson anecdote from Michael!! Cool story mate.
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Originally posted by Aussie-Byrd-Brother Aussie-Byrd-Brother wrote:

OK, I LOVE the Transatlantic album `SMPTe', and White Willow's `Sacrament' is damn good too, but I can't say no to PT's `Lightbulb Sun'. A varied mix of indie-pop, alt-rock and longer progressve rock numbers.

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I felt quite crestfallen at the time, but now I find it rather amusing!

Ahhh the days before e-mail right ?   Cool that he responded even if it wasn't the answer you were hoping for. Man i love that track though, makes me wish i had it here at work right now so i could play it.
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Originally posted by sleeper sleeper wrote:

White Willow, love that album.

That's my favourite White Willow record.
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Originally posted by Mellotron Storm Mellotron Storm wrote:

Originally posted by sleeper sleeper wrote:

White Willow, love that album.

That's my favourite White Willow record.

I'd probably rate it third, but given the amazing quality of Storm Season and Terminal Twilight, it's still an amazing record.
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I've only heard two of these; Sacrament (only once, can't remember anything of it) and SMPTe, which didn't impress me. No vote in this part either.
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Lightbulb Sun followed by Transatlantic and Echolyn.
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Transatlantic.


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Echolyn without a doubt.
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LS is a very good album, but I'm going to have to give it to the underrated Cowboy Poems Free.
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Love SMPTe, but Lightbulb Sun is fantastic
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I'm really glad to see The gathering getting some attention. It's an atmospheric and experimental album with Anneke's amazing vocals.
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