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    Posted: July 09 2013 at 02:26
That's what much of my time on here is for: searching for a new epic. Doesn't even have to be 20 minutes long. Just needs transitions, dynamic, and complexity (and preferably, to be longer than 10 or 12 minutes). Here are my favorite songs to give an idea of what I'm generally looking for:

1. "Supper's Ready" Genesis
2. "Thick as a Brick" Jethro Tull
3. "Duel with the Devil" Transatlantic
4. "Tarkus" Emerson, Lake, and Palmer
5. "The Gates of Delirium" Yes
6. "Stardust We Are" IQ
7. "A Plague of Lighthouse Keepers" Van der Graaf Generator
8. "Octavarium" Dream Theater
9. "Ommadawn" Mike Oldfield
10. "Al of the  Above" Transatlantic

My latest findings that are AWESOME and will also help give an idea of what I might be looking for: "Mei" by Echolyn, "Milliontown" by Frost*, "Visions" by Haken, "The Province" by IQ, "Pulsar" by Cast, "Zarathustra" by Museo Rosenbach. The list goes on. If you've a total epic that you want others to hear or just want to declare your admiration for, then voice it!! Big smile Any suggestions will be appreciated.
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Dammit. Stardust by THE FLOWER KINGS. I should really go to bed.
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This is probably my favourite Haken song. Absolutely love it.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote zeqexes Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 09 2013 at 04:22
Hmm...don't know why that video won't work. Anyway, it was Celestial Elixir, incase anyone was wondering
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Suppers Ready - Genesis
Close to the edge - Yes
The revealing science of God - Yes
The Fountain of Lamneth - Rush
Ommadawn Part 1 - Mike Oldfield
Rubycon part 1 - Tangerine Dream
Harvest of Souls - IQ
The hazards of Love - The Decemberists (does that count as an epic or just a suite of songs with a few proggy reprises?)

There's probably more. Minds gone blank. Again...
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No Pink Floyd epics mentioned yet?

Echoes, Shine On You Crazy Diamond, Atom Heart Mother.

Some more interesting 18+ minute epics:
Köhntarkösz - Magma
Ëmëhntëhtt-Ré II - Magma
El Infierno de los Buenos - Alejandro Matos
The Underfall Yard - Big Big Train
In Earnest - The Tangent
Rogue - Discipline
Inaugural Bash - Deluge Grander




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Lizard.
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Here's one of my favorite epics...
Atmosphera - Their album have two epics. this one is called Cuckoo and the other is Lady Of Shalott



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Post Options Post Options   Quote hellogoodbye Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 09 2013 at 05:53
So strange that you mention this one, Sag. I'm listenning to it for the fisrt time right now.
 
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Indeed strange my friend and I'm so happy you do. The reissue of the album has a lot of nosense in it, but I mainly focus on the two epics.
They were about the age of 16 when they recorded it, that puzzles me even more. A 5 stars album for me.
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'A Plague Of Lighhouse Keepers' - Van Der Graaf Generator
'The Narrow Margin' - I.Q.
'Snardom' - Anglagard
'Island' - Echloyn
'A Tab In The Ocean' - Nektar
'Mumps' - Hatfield and The North
'Nine Feet Underground' - Caravan
..........just to name a few.........
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There's a lot to choose from, so my top 10 would (in no particular order) be:

1. 'A Plague of Lighthouse Keepers'- Van der Graaf Generator
2. 'Close to the Edge'- Yes
3. 'A Passion Play'- Jethro Tull
4. 'Ommadawn'- Mike Oldfield
5. 'Nine feet Underground' - Caravan
6. 'Moon in June'- Soft Machine
7. 'Echoes'- Pink Floyd
8. 'Tarkus'- Emerson, Lake and Palmer
9. 'Lizard' - King Crimson
10. 'Supper's Ready'- Genesis
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Triumvirat-Illusions On A Double Dimple
               -Mister Ten Percent
               -Mediterranean Tales (Across The Waters)
Nektar-Remember The Future (Parts one and two)
Dzyan-Time Machine
Brainstorm-Smile Awhile

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Amarok - Mike Oldfield
First Light - Shadow Gallery

Many more great ones out there from The Flower Kings, like The Truth Will Set You Free, Numbers or Devil's Playground.

No Spock's Beard or Neal Morse solo stuff mentioned yet, I'd throw in The Great Nothing and The Water (SB) with The Door (NM)

That's all that instantly pop into mind which haven't been mentioned yet. By the way, a great list in the first post Thumbs Up
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Rogue by Discipline. Bar none my favorite epic over 20 minutes, except maybe VDGG's Plague of Lighthouse Keepers.
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Originally posted by Morsenator

Amarok - Mike Oldfield
First Light - Shadow Gallery

Many more great ones out there from The Flower Kings, like The Truth Will Set You Free, Numbers or Devil's Playground.

No Spock's Beard or Neal Morse solo stuff mentioned yet, I'd throw in The Great Nothing and The Water (SB) with The Door (NM)

That's all that instantly pop into mind which haven't been mentioned yet. By the way, a great list in the first post Thumbs Up

"The Great Nothing" is fantastic, and I just recently discovered "The Door" which is awesome!! I'm glad you mentioned Neal Morse. He's honestly my favorite figure in Prog. Great guy Thumbs Up and his music is amongst the most epic I've heard.

Thanks to everyone for their suggestions! With all these songs to look up, it looks like I have a life today. LOL
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Island - Echolyn
Fading - Arcane
Big Big Train - Underfall Yard, Perfect Cosmic Storm
The Decemberists - The Island
Discipline - Canto IV(Limbo)
The Mars Volta - Cassandra Gemini, Tetragrammaton
Mastodon - The Last Baron
The Tangent - A Place in the Queue, The Winning Game

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Lots I love, but since you have so many to check out anyway and I can't say these would appeal (fit well) anyway:

Geinoh Yamashirogumi -  "Osorezan"
Magma - Retropspetiw I-II "Theusz Hamtaahk"

Soesn't fit that well.  A suite, but... Pink Floyd - Atom Heart Mother suite -  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MlDx9s-zJMM (my fave thing PF worked on, though there is another version I like more than this)

Hyper text links are to the the first parts of the split uploads, but the rest is on youtube.

Caravan's 9 Feet Underground is pretty excellent.



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Originally posted by Logan

Lots I love, but since you have so many to check out anyway and I can't say these would appeal (fit well) anyway:

Geinoh Yamashirogumi -  "Osorezan"
Magma - Retropspetiw I-II "Theusz Hamtaahk"

Soesn't fit that well.  A suite, but... Pink Floyd - Atom Heart Mother suite -  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MlDx9s-zJMM (my fave thing PF worked on, though there is another version I like more than this)

Hyper text links are to the the first parts of the split uploads, but the rest is on youtube.

Caravan's 9 Feet Underground is pretty excellent.


Feel free to throw anything out there. I already know a bunch of people's suggestions (Atom Heart Mother and Nine Feet from yours). I definitely wouldn't mind if this took me a few days or weeks. I don't get incredibly busy and love spending time on things like this. It's a hobby.
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