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    Posted: June 11 2013 at 16:39
List the albums that people may be shocked you haven't heard.

I have never gotten around to listening to these, Im just never in the mood for some reason:

- silent corner and the empty stage
- birds of fire
- a farewell to kings
- hemispheres
- rubycon

From what i hear, most people consider these classics. There are many more I'm sure
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote RedNightmareKing Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 11 2013 at 20:36
I'm with you on Silent Corner, never gotten around to it. As for me...

Wind & Wuthering
Discipline
To Shatter All Accord
Misplaced Childhood
Aquarius
Foxtrot
Peter Gabriel 3 (Melt)

to name a few. I know there's a lot more, but those stick out.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Queen By-Tor Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 11 2013 at 20:39
^^^ ooooh, Wind and Wuthering is a gorgeous album I don't see Selling England on your list so I'll assume you've heard that. Not nearly the same, a lot more airy and pastoral but definitely worth a listen for Eleventh Earl of Mar and One For the Vine

I've personally never heard any of Anglagard's works and those are kind of a big deal so I hear
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A lot.
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A Trick of the Tail comes to mind first. Beyond that, any highly acclaimed album by Camel, Pain of Salvation, Gentle Giant, and Frank Zappa. I also haven't heard but really want to hear Crimson by Edge of Sanity and there's a lot of RPI I need to get around to digesting as well.

And for those who said they haven't heard The Silent Corner and the Empty Stage yet, you're in for a real treat. It's one of my top 10 favorite albums ever and has the second-best song I've ever heard (as of now) on it with A Louse is Not a Home, only topped by Starless. It's an amazing album, and I can't speak highly enough for it. Smile
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Moogtron III Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 12 2013 at 02:26
From the PA top 30 list:

Birds Of Fire - Mahavishnu Orchestra (19)
Hemispheres - Rush (22)
Kind Of Blue - Miles Davis (27)
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Originally posted by Queen By-Tor Queen By-Tor wrote:

personally never heard any of Anglagard's works and those are kind of a big deal so I hear


Not the most prolific band in history, but personally, they always guarantee quality. A little derivitave of the 'greats' (name me many bands here who aren't...) but they put their own stamp on the music.

Try Epilog; see what you think.

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Personally, from the top 20 here, never heard:

Godbluff (#10)
Per Un Amico (#12)
Io Sono Nato Libero (#18) - TBH, never heard any Italian prog

All theothers in the top 20? Got'em, love'em

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote chopper Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 12 2013 at 07:02
Originally posted by Jim Garten Jim Garten wrote:

Personally, from the top 20 here, never heard:

Godbluff (#10)
Per Un Amico (#12)
Io Sono Nato Libero (#18) - TBH, never heard any Italian prog

All theothers in the top 20? Got'em, love'em
Same for me except I have Godbluff. The biggest one in the Top 30 that I've not heard is Hot Rats, I have lots of Zappa but haven't got round to that so far.
 
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Pain of Salvation is a band I haven't heard a full album by yet. I'm not sure I want to either. The same goes for Ayreon.

I've sampled a little here and there, but for my tastes the cheese content is too overpowering. 


Edited by Guldbamsen - June 12 2013 at 07:14
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Never heard a full album by Spock's Beard, Renaissance, Ayreon and any Devin Townsend related stuff. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Stool Man Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 12 2013 at 10:11
I've never heard the album Close To The Edge, although I've heard all the music that's on it, just not together.

Nor have I heard Red


Other than those, I own all the current top 10 and have played them many times.

Of the Top Fifty albums, there are thirty which I've never heard.
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Vandergraff generator-- Gold Bluff and Pawn Hearts
Gentle Giant--Octopus
Gong---I've listened to nothing. Haven't explored them yet
Hawkwind--Warrior at the edge of time. They just released a remastered special Ed of this album and I want it. :)
ELOY--haven't explored them yet, so nothing. Think I wanna start with Planets
Kayo Dot--Choirs of the eye. This is in large part cause i didnt love Toby driver's work on maudlin of the well.
EROS-- DüNs. I cannot get a hold of this album. Maybe Doug Larson has it?

That's all I can think of right now...sure there is more. :)
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote progbethyname Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 12 2013 at 10:21
Originally posted by Guldbamsen Guldbamsen wrote:


Pain of Salvation is a band I haven't heard a full album by yet. I'm not sure I want to either. The same goes for Ayreon.
I've sampled a little here and there, but for my tastes the cheese content is too overpowering. 



Pain of salvation I cannot touch. Guildenlow's vocals are 'pain'-ful to that extent. :)
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My post from a previous thread with same topic.

Originally posted by rushfan4 rushfan4 wrote:





I have missed pretty much the entire RPI category so far aside from a couple of PFMs.
VDGG - Godbluff and Still Life.
Anglagard - Hybris or Epilog
Peter Hammill - The Silent Corner and the Empty Stage (and many of his other solo works)
Harmonium - Si On Avait...
Mike Oldfield - Ommadawn
Bacamarte - Depois De Fim
Focus - Hamburger Concerto (and most of their other albums)
Bubu - Anabelas
Frank Zappa - much of his discography.
Hatfield and the North - S/t and Rotters' Club.
Hawkwind - most of Hawkwind, aside from Blood on The Earth, Hall of the Mountain Grill and In Search of Space.
I am sure there are quite a few others but these are what i can think of as far as "major" misses. I referenced the PA top 100 to compile the list.
EDIT: Also thought of others:
Steve Hackett - Voyage of the Acoltyte
Can - Tago Mago
Kate Bush - Hounds of Love (recently purchased though so will be able to check off of the list.)
Wishbone Ash - Argus
On the flipside, I can say that I recently listened to Mirage from Camel for the very first time. There was also a second classic album that I recently listened to for the very first time which I was going to include in this edit, but I'll be damned if I can remember what it was now that I am typing it. LOLEmbarrassed Getting old does wonders for one's......oh what do you call that thing again? EDIT EDIT: Now I remember, it was In the Land of Grey and Pink by Caravan.




http://www.progarchives.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=85482&PN=3
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Originally posted by Queen By-Tor Queen By-Tor wrote:

^^^ ooooh, Wind and Wuthering is a gorgeous album I don't see Selling England on your list so I'll assume you've heard that. Not nearly the same, a lot more airy and pastoral but definitely worth a listen for Eleventh Earl of Mar and One For the Vine

I've personally never heard any of Anglagard's works and those are kind of a big deal so I hear


I took a listen to it after you posted this, and I enjoyed the album very much! Quite airy and lush, I especially enjoyed Blood on the Rooftops and Eleventh Earl. I hate to admit it around here, but Your Own Special Way really isn't that bad. I remembered a few more albums I've never heard...

Hybris
Godbluff
Depois do Fim
Dun
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I still have never heard a Le Orme album.  Someday.

I looked back at the old thread Rushfan provided a link to above, and am happy to say that since my last post there over a year ago, I have taken the time to listen to a Flower Kings album, a Dream Theater album, and a post-Fish Marillion album.  They haven't become favorites or anything, but they are good albums and I can see why people like them.
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The 10 highest ranking PA albums I've never heard (I left off the "prog metal" albums as I'm not into the genre)

1) Banco - Io Sono Nato Libero
2) Banco - Darwin!
3) Mike Oldfield - Ommadawn Part 1
4) Bacamarte - Depois Do Fim
5) Robert Wyatt - Rock Bottom
6) Caravan - In the Land of Grey and Pink
7) Area - Arbeit Macht Frei
8) Cardiacs - A Little Man and a House and the Whole World Window
9) Phideaux - Doomsday Afternoon
10) Tool - Lateralus

This looks like a great list to check out Wink
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^Very nice list indeed.

You may want to skip Lateralus though, if you're not into metal. It's chuck full of tribal african drumming, Asian twists and some psychedelics as well, but at the core you'll find a lot of metal.

The others are all top dollar in my book(as is Lateralus), and you should be looking forward to them. That Caravan album fx is a classic for a reason. I can't believe you haven't heard it yet.
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Originally posted by HolyMoly HolyMoly wrote:

I still have never heard a Le Orme album.  Someday.

I looked back at the old thread Rushfan provided a link to above, and am happy to say that since my last post there over a year ago, I have taken the time to listen to a Flower Kings album, a Dream Theater album, and a post-Fish Marillion album.  They haven't become favorites or anything, but they are good albums and I can see why people like them.


Which Flower Kings album did you check out Steve?
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