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    Posted: March 14 2013 at 16:51
What album uplifts you, puts a smile on your face every time without fail?

For me it's Camel's Mirage, it holds some good memories for me, and pretty much carries me elsewhere when I stick it on.


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Camel's Breathless does the job for me.  Lots of memories.  Nostalgia is a slippery slope, though.  Sometimes the happy feeling can turn to sadness.  But mostly it's a happy thing.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote wilmon91 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 14 2013 at 17:07
Originally posted by HolyMoly HolyMoly wrote:

Camel's Breathless does the job for me.  Lots of memories.  Nostalgia is a slippery slope, though.  Sometimes the happy feeling can turn to sadness.  But mostly it's a happy thing.


Fantastic, that was the album I was thinking about the secondf after I saw the thread title! A very sunny, uplifting album!! Smile

I have to think some more to find other albums...
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I can name a bunch of albums that do it for me!

But sticking with prog, The Yes Album definitely puts a huge smile on my face when I hear it.
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Originally posted by Nogbad_The_Bad Nogbad_The_Bad wrote:

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Believe it or not, that'd be "Tales From Topographic Oceans"
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Originally posted by HolyMoly HolyMoly wrote:

Camel's Breathless does the job for me.  Lots of memories.  Nostalgia is a slippery slope, though.  Sometimes the happy feeling can turn to sadness.  But mostly it's a happy thing.
Pretty much how i feel about Permanent Waves by Rush. So many great memories but a sadness because i'd like to go back in time.
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Lucio Battisti's Anima Latina hands down! Everything about this album makes my heart warmer and smile bigger.
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Originally posted by Mellotron Storm Mellotron Storm wrote:

Originally posted by HolyMoly HolyMoly wrote:

Camel's Breathless does the job for me.  Lots of memories.  Nostalgia is a slippery slope, though.  Sometimes the happy feeling can turn to sadness.  But mostly it's a happy thing.
Pretty much how i feel about Permanent Waves by Rush. So many great memories but a sadness because i'd like to go back in time.
Yeah, exactly. Life was pretty nice in the late 70s.
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Originally posted by HolyMoly HolyMoly wrote:

Originally posted by Mellotron Storm Mellotron Storm wrote:

Originally posted by HolyMoly HolyMoly wrote:

Camel's Breathless does the job for me.  Lots of memories.  Nostalgia is a slippery slope, though.  Sometimes the happy feeling can turn to sadness.  But mostly it's a happy thing.
Pretty much how i feel about Permanent Waves by Rush. So many great memories but a sadness because i'd like to go back in time.
Yeah, exactly. Life was pretty nice in the late 70s.


Then my generation came along and made a mess of it all! Generation x my ass...
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Mmm strolling down memory lane isn't always pleasant. Like, I can only recently listen to Dream Theater's Scenes From a Memory again, as my finding it clashed with some pretty hard times.
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Originally posted by Guldbamsen Guldbamsen wrote:

Originally posted by HolyMoly HolyMoly wrote:

Originally posted by Mellotron Storm Mellotron Storm wrote:

Originally posted by HolyMoly HolyMoly wrote:

Camel's Breathless does the job for me.  Lots of memories.  Nostalgia is a slippery slope, though.  Sometimes the happy feeling can turn to sadness.  But mostly it's a happy thing.
Pretty much how i feel about Permanent Waves by Rush. So many great memories but a sadness because i'd like to go back in time.
Yeah, exactly. Life was pretty nice in the late 70s.


Then my generation came along and made a mess of it all! Generation x my ass...


Bahaaaa, my generation popularized dance, trance and drum and bass!! U_U
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Originally posted by Mellotron Storm Mellotron Storm wrote:

Originally posted by HolyMoly HolyMoly wrote:

Camel's Breathless does the job for me.  Lots of memories.  Nostalgia is a slippery slope, though.  Sometimes the happy feeling can turn to sadness.  But mostly it's a happy thing.
Pretty much how i feel about Permanent Waves by Rush. So many great memories but a sadness because i'd like to go back in time.


No sadness for me (so far), but a great call nevertheless. Permanent Waves revolutionized what music was and could be for me back when I discovered prog. Now: full of safety and warmth, without losing its relevance. It's like coming home.

Outside prog, and perhaps my go-to feel-good album in general:

 

Heart

Anima Latina is another fine option, but it's too much head over heart in my enjoyment of that one.



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Originally posted by dysoriented dysoriented wrote:

Originally posted by Guldbamsen Guldbamsen wrote:

Originally posted by HolyMoly HolyMoly wrote:

Originally posted by Mellotron Storm Mellotron Storm wrote:

Originally posted by HolyMoly HolyMoly wrote:

Camel's Breathless does the job for me.  Lots of memories.  Nostalgia is a slippery slope, though.  Sometimes the happy feeling can turn to sadness.  But mostly it's a happy thing.
Pretty much how i feel about Permanent Waves by Rush. So many great memories but a sadness because i'd like to go back in time.
Yeah, exactly. Life was pretty nice in the late 70s.


Then my generation came along and made a mess of it all! Generation x my ass...


Bahaaaa, my generation popularized dance, trance and drum and bass!! U_U


I was actually just joking a bit with these elderly men. I happen to like trance, dub step, IDM, house and yes drum n bass tooBig smile 
I was just making the ancient PA comment about what the 80s did to our most beloved genre of music, tongue in cheek though.... Lots of good stuff in there as well.


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Well, two huge guilty pleasures that I'm sure will NOT go down well with the Prog establishment lol!

The Go-Go's - Beauty and the Beat


The B-52's - s/t


Two of the most peppy, energetic and bouncy debut albums ever, both always make me smile!

But if I had to go for a Prog album, either Hoelderlin's `New Faces' or Camel's `Moon Madness' do the positive trick just fine!
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Nice ones MichaelLOL
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GonG Live Etc.  Not to do with looking back, its just the music makes me a very happy bunny every time. 
 
 
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Michael, nothing wrong with those two!  Big smile

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