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classic

ELP - Karn Evil 9
Genesis - Suppers Ready
Yes - Ritual
Pink Floyd - Echoes
Tangerine Dream - Force Majeure
IQ -The Last Human Gateway

newer

Par Lindh Project - Mundus Incompertus
Glass Hammer - The Knight Of The North
Neal Morse - The Door
Magenta - Man The Machine
Dream Theater - Six Degrees Of Inner Turbulence





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Originally posted by JCDenton JCDenton wrote:

Originally posted by Morsenator Morsenator wrote:

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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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mr. Mustard Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 09 2013 at 15:38
You couldn't go wrong with any Neal Morse-related epics like 'The Door,' 'The Creation,' and his newest 'World Without End.'

For some newer epics:
Moon Safari - Other Half of the Sky (31:44)
Big Big Train - The Underfall Yard (22:54)
Glass Hammer - If the Sun (24:00)
Porcupine Tree - Anesthetize (17:43)

And of course the classics:
Renaissance - Song of Scheherazade (24:40)
Focus - Eruption (23:03) and Hamburger Concerto (20:20)
Harmonium - Histoires Sans Paroles (17:12, No lyrics, nor drums, but a very symphonic, adventurous song)
And everything else people have recommended regarding Yes, Genesis, and Pink Floyd
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote JCDenton Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 09 2013 at 16:15
I like the sig as well LOL I love "Song of Scheherazade". That's always been a top 20 song for me. I honestly sing "Hamburger Concerto" to my friends all the time. The Harmonium track was a unique listen when I had first tackled it. With the exception of Oldfield, I hadn't heard anything that had no drum work, and in a way it was.... refreshing. A rather enlightening experience, yes.
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Pink Floyd - "Dogs"
Yes - "The Remembering"
King Crimson - "Starless"

among others already mentioned, three of my favorites Tongue



Edited by Ronnie Pilgrim - July 09 2013 at 16:50
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Catcher10 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 09 2013 at 17:19
Ones that come to mind for me:
 
Marillion-This Strange Engine
Neal Morse-World Without End
Neal Morse-Seeds of Gold
Galleon-The Ocean
Steven Wilson-Raider II
Discipline-Into the Dream
LTE-Three Minute Warning
 
as well as much of what has already been mentioned.....I am sure I am missing a bunch

   

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Yeti, Black Pills (from Volume Obliteration Transcendence)
Bondage Fruit, Song Bank (from IV)
Kayo Dot, On Limpid Form (from Dowsing Anemone With Copper Tongue)
Kayo Dot, Stained Glass (from EP of the same name)
Toby Driver, Brown Light Upon Us (from In the L..l..library Loft)
The Bevis Frond, Miskatonic Variations II (from New River Head)
Present, Promenade Au Fond D'un Canal (from Triskaidekaphobie)
Supersilent, 1.1, 2.5, 3.3 and 3.4 (from the triple album 1-3)
Sotos, Zu (from Playpus)
Zaar, Sefir and Omk (from their eponymous album)
Tortoise, Djed (from Millions Now Living Will Never Die)
Morte Macabre, Symphonic Holocaust (from Symphonic Holocaust)
Godspeed You! Black Emperor, all three tracks from Lift Your Skinny Fists, can't be bothered typing the names!
Circle, Friitalan Nahka (from Andexelt)
Univers Zero, La Faulx (from Heresie)
Guapo, The Pilman Radiant (from History of the Visitation)

Also if you have the stamina the band Tarantula Hawk have an album that consists of a single 49 minute track of complete heaviosity which will kick your head in several times. I can't be a lot more specific as they made two albums and neither of the albums or any of the tracks on them have names - helpful! They were never going to break into the top 10 with this attitude.

Note that most of the above are from the RIO / avant and post-rock bags so they don't necessarily have the structure of typical prog epics. Most conventionally proggy are probably the Present and Guapo tracks (though...not really) and least so the stuff from Supersilent which a lot of people would say is just noise. It's noise I happen to like though

If you listen to just one check out the Guapo. It's an incredibly rewarding piece when you get into it.

Finally I just want to say that Volume Obliteration Transcendence is my favourite album title, like, ever. The music's excellent as well and very much fits with the concept. It's a record that you have to play AS LOUD AS YOU POSSIBLY CAN.
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Hatfield - Mumps
Oldfield - Ommadawn, Hegrest Ridge, Tubular Bells, Amarok
Tangerine Dream - Ricochet, Phaedra, Rubycon
National Health - Tenemos Road, Squarer For Maud
Muffins  - Chronometers
Present - Promenade Au Fond D'un Canal
Henry Cow - Living In The Heart Of The Beast
Sleepytime Gorilla Museum - Baby Doctor
VDGG - Plague Of Lighthouse Keepers
Caravan - 9ft Underground
Steve Hillage - Aftaglid
Univers Zero - Dense, La Faulx, Jack The Ripper
Yugen - Cloudscape
Jethro Tull - Passion Play, Thick As A Brick
Roy Harper - The Game
Discipline - Rogue
Steve Wilson - Raider II
King Crimson - Lizard, Seizure, Starless, Fracture, The Deception Of The Thrush
Camel - Lady Fantasy
Echolyn - Island
The Future Kings Of England - The Fate Of Old Mother Orvis
Pink Floyd - Dogs, Shine On, Atom Heart Mother
Porcupine Tree - Anesthetize
Magma - De Futura, Theusz Hamtaahk, Mekanik Destruktiw Kommandoh
Dun - Eros
Combat Astronomy - Sentinel
Guapo - Five Suns, The Pilman Radiant
Shub Niggurath - Yog Sototh





Edited by Nogbad_The_Bad - July 09 2013 at 18:03
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Originally posted by Nogbad_The_Bad Nogbad_The_Bad wrote:


Hatfield - MumpsOldfield - Ommadawn, Hegrest Ridge, Tubular Bells, AmarokTangerine Dream - Ricochet, Phaedra, RubyconNational Health - Tenemos Road, Squarer For MaudMuffins  - ChronometersPresent - Promenade Au Fond D'un CanalHenry Cow - Living In The Heart Of The BeastSleepytime Gorilla Museum - Baby DoctorVDGG - Plague Of Lighthouse KeepersCaravan - 9ft UndergroundSteve Hillage - AftaglidUnivers Zero - Dense, La Faulx, Jack The RipperYugen - CloudscapeJethro Tull - Passion Play, Thick As A BrickRoy Harper - The GameDiscipline - RogueSteve Wilson - Raider IIKing Crimson - Lizard, Seizure, Starless, Fracture, The Deception Of The ThrushCamel - Lady FantasyEcholyn - IslandThe Future Kings Of England - The Fate Of Old Mother OrvisPink Floyd - Dogs, Shine On, Atom Heart MotherPorcupine Tree - AnesthetizeMagma - De Futura, Theusz Hamtaahk, Mekanik Destruktiw KommandohDun - ErosCombat Astronomy - SentinelGuapo - Five Suns, The Pilman RadiantShub Niggurath - Yog Sototh


Funny - we were typing in lists with several of the same tracks at exactly the same time...
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You both had great lists Thumbs Up
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Originally posted by Mascodagama Mascodagama wrote:

Originally posted by Nogbad_The_Bad Nogbad_The_Bad wrote:


Hatfield - MumpsOldfield - Ommadawn, Hegrest Ridge, Tubular Bells, AmarokTangerine Dream - Ricochet, Phaedra, RubyconNational Health - Tenemos Road, Squarer For MaudMuffins  - ChronometersPresent - Promenade Au Fond D'un CanalHenry Cow - Living In The Heart Of The BeastSleepytime Gorilla Museum - Baby DoctorVDGG - Plague Of Lighthouse KeepersCaravan - 9ft UndergroundSteve Hillage - AftaglidUnivers Zero - Dense, La Faulx, Jack The RipperYugen - CloudscapeJethro Tull - Passion Play, Thick As A BrickRoy Harper - The GameDiscipline - RogueSteve Wilson - Raider IIKing Crimson - Lizard, Seizure, Starless, Fracture, The Deception Of The ThrushCamel - Lady FantasyEcholyn - IslandThe Future Kings Of England - The Fate Of Old Mother OrvisPink Floyd - Dogs, Shine On, Atom Heart MotherPorcupine Tree - AnesthetizeMagma - De Futura, Theusz Hamtaahk, Mekanik Destruktiw KommandohDun - ErosCombat Astronomy - SentinelGuapo - Five Suns, The Pilman RadiantShub Niggurath - Yog Sototh


Funny - we were typing in lists with several of the same tracks at exactly the same time...


I was thinking exactly the same thing LOL Thumbs Up
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Many great songs.
I'd like to add these, if you can somehow find them.
Singularity - "Islands" and "Smile" from Of All The Mysteries.
Also their album Between Sunlight and Shadow, which is essentially one long song.
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Look into Deus ex Machina, an Italian prog band. They have a handful of truly radical long-form compositions. Best album to start with in this regard is probably "Equilibrismo da Insofferenza." Of course, be prepared to deal with a vocalist who sings in Latin! LOL.
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Also the entire Discipline album "Unfolded like Staircase" is full of epics like that. Shortest track on there is still over 14 minutes. It's a phenomenal album that explores territories I had never heard before and haven't heard since.
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Originally posted by presdoug presdoug wrote:


Nektar-Remember The Future (Parts one and two)


Real sweet to see some Nektar here along with Tab In The Ocean from another gentleman...

Mine, in no particular order:

Renaissance:   Song Of Scheherazade
YES: Any of their epics, the amazing thing was the consistent quality of all of them up through GFTO
ELP:  Karn Evil 9, Tarkus, Pirates
Spock's Beard: The Great Nothing (This may be the best epic of modern times, IMHO.)
Transatlantic: All Of The Above
Flower Kings: Numbers & Stardust We Are & Garden Of Dreams
Nektar: Recycled
Genesis: Super's Ready
Pink Floyd: Dogs
Marillion: Ocean Cloud
IQ: Harvest Of Souls
RUSH: Hemispheres
Led Zeppelin: Achilles Last Stand
The WHO: Quadrophenia (Yep, one masterpiece of a song from start to finish.)  Smile




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Newer prog epics.

AGALLOCH--Not Unlike The Waves. It's under 10min, but what a track! (2006.)
SEVENTH WONDER--The Great Escape. 30min long! But, a pretty great track. (2008)
DREAM THEATER--Outcry. 11min track that really doesn't get more technically brilliant than anything in prog metal specifically. (2011)
REDEMPTION--Saphire. 15min. This is a very good song that is complete with very solid vocals from Ray Alder. Very enjoyable. (2005)
ZOMBI--Spirit Animal--14min+. Great, spacey electronic prog with a retro sound to it. (2008)

Classic.

The Alan Parsons Project--The Fall of the house of Usher (16min+)
IQ--The Last Human Gateway (19min+)
TANGERINE DREAM--PHAEDRA (17min+)
RAINBOW--Stargazer. Ok. Maybe most would not consider this to be an epic, but I do. It's just under 9 minutes and it's a lyrical and guitar driven masterpiece that is an absolute attack on the senses. It's really the track that gave birth to the hard rock genre. (1976) ;)
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Any love for Eruption by Focus? Smile
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I'd like to add some more that I really like but weren't mentioned...

Circus - Movin' On
Bi Kyo Ran - Suite Ran
Alrune Rod - Perlesoen
Banco del Mutuo Soccorso - Il Giardino del Mago
Bubu - El Cortejo De Un Dia Amarillo
Capability Brown - Circumstances
Flea - Topi O Uomini
Jean Paul Prat - Masal
Morte Macabre - Symphonic Holocaust
Osanna - Animale Senza Respiro
Pan.Thy.Monium - Dawn Of Dreams
Ram - Aza
Return To Forever - Sometime Ago - La Fiesta
T2 - Morning
Thork - Ea
Weidorje -  Elohim's Voyage
Utopia - The Ikon
The Muffins - Chronometers
Bonfire -  The Sage Of The Running Nose
Thirsty Moon - Yellow Sunshine
Modry Efekt - Svitanie
Atmosphera - Lady of Shalott, Cuckoo
Shub Niggurath - Incipit Tragaedia

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