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    Posted: August 31 2013 at 01:44
Getting into Progressive got me to really love and appreciate the more melodic songs that tend to bring out some emotion (before I was pretty much just a straight up Rocker, and I still have that side of me).

A few of my favorites

Nights in White Satin - The Moody Blues
New Horizons - The Moody Blues
Jethro Tull - Aqualung
Turn of The Century - Yes
And You and I - Yes
Soon (Gates of Delirium) - Yes
Tears - Rush
The Analog Kid - Rush
Middletown Dreams - Rush
Emotion Detector - Rush
Time Stand Still - Rush
Us and Them - Pink Floyd
Entangled - Genesis
Epitaph - King Crimson

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There are just so many that I wouldn't attempt to list what they are for me - it all depends on my mood when listening. Right now a track that is sticking with me relating to emotion and melody is "That Time of the Night" Marillion off of the "Clutching at Straws" album as well as the preceding track "Warm Wet Circles". Emotion and Melody are the two aspects of music that I love a great deal and hence my love for the neo-prog side of the musical spectrum.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Michael678 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 31 2013 at 06:36
Originally posted by OberheimRush

Getting into Progressive got me to really love and appreciate the more melodic songs that tend to bring out some emotion (before I was pretty much just a straight up Rocker, and I still have that side of me).

A few of my favorites

Nights in White Satin - The Moody Blues
New Horizons - The Moody Blues
Jethro Tull - Aqualung
Turn of The Century - Yes
And You and I - Yes
Soon (Gates of Delirium) - Yes
Tears - Rush
The Analog Kid - Rush
Middletown Dreams - Rush
Emotion Detector - Rush
Time Stand Still - Rush
Us and Them - Pink Floyd
Entangled - Genesis
Epitaph - King Crimson


omg i love a majority of these on there, but there's also To Be Over by Yes, The Court of the Crimson King by King Crimson, Rivendell by Rush, and parts of Pink Floyd's Shine On You Crazy Diamond suite, to name other favorites of mine
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The last three songs on the list thrilling me deeply and got me into melodic prog many many years ago.
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Most if not all of my favorite tracks are determined by the level of emotional depth I perceive. Impossible to list all of them, but here's a few that come to mind most easily.

Starless - King Crimson

A Louse is Not a Home - Peter Hammill

A Plague of Lighthouse Keepers - VDGG

Arrow - VDGG

Scorched Earth - VDGG

Blackwater Park - Opeth

Isolation Years - Opeth

Carpet Crawlers - Genesis

Crutches - Discipline

Into the Dream - Discipline

Rogue - Discipline

Escalator Shrine - Riverside

Most if not all of Riverside's ballads, especially Deprived

Learning to Live - Dream Theater

Space-Dye Vest - Dream Theater

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Earthmover Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 31 2013 at 12:25
Islands is pretty moving imo
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there are many for me, but first coming to mind are

Triumvirat-The Deadly Dream Of Freedom

Triumvirat-Broken Mirror

Triumvirat-Mister Ten Percent suite

Wallenstein-No More Love

Libra-Words and Music

Passport-Infinity Machine

Soft Machine-Carol Anne

Edited by presdoug - August 31 2013 at 15:10
"and what music unites, man should not take apart"--Helmut Koellen                               
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Fish - A Plague of Ghosts
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Off the top of my head:
"As Sure As Eggs Is Eggs (Aching Man's Feet)" (the final section from "Supper's Ready"); 
Most anything sung by Christian Vander; 
a lot of songs sung by Peter Hammill, e.g. "Killer";
"Fool's Overture" and "Crime of the Century" by Supertramp;
"Awaken" and "Heart of the Sunrise";
Several songs touched by Anneke Van Giersbergen (e.g. "You Learn About It," "Waking Hour" anything from If_then_else);
"Utopia Theme" by Todd Rundgren's Utopia;
many, many songs with John McLaughlin;
Everything by Astor Piazzzolo . . .
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One of the most moving tracks I've heard would have to be The Flower Kings' 'Rising The Imperial'.....it just works
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The Strokes
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Starless
Shine on you Crazy Diamond
The Funeral Portrait

Cry
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I'd have to say a short list of most emotional prog songs for me would be...

Exiles - King Crimson
White Hammer - Van Der Graaf Generator
Sur La Trace Des Fees - Ange
Visions of Angels, Fountain of Salmacis, The Lamia, Blood on the Rooftops - Genesis
Childhood's End - Marillion
And You And I - Yes
The Enemy Smacks, Just Changing Hands - IQ


Edited by The.Crimson.King - September 01 2013 at 17:35
I'm using the chicken to measure it.
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Yes - Close to the Edge
Yes - And You and I
Yes - The Gates of Delirium
Yes - To Be Over
Yes - Turn of the Century
King Crimson - Starless
King Crimson - Exiles
Camel - Lady Fantasy
Camel - Air Born
Camel - Song Within a Song
Camel - Echoes
Genesis - Firth of Fifth
Procol Harum - Homburg
Procol Harum - A Whiter Shade of Pale
Procol Harum - In the Wee Small Hours of Sixpence
Moody Blues - Tuesday Afternoon
Moody Blues - Gypsy
Dream Theater - About to Crash

Among many others
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Originally posted by OberheimRush


The Analog Kid - Rush


I'm not the only one who gets that feeling from this song. Clap

Some others I'd pick.

King Crimson - Islands
King Crimson - Starless
Mike Oldfield - His first three albums
Pink Floyd - Us and Them
Pink Floyd - Shine on You Crazy Diamond
Rush - Bravado
Rush - Nobody's Hero
Rush - The Garden
Steven Wilson - The Raven that Refused to Sing
Yes - And You and I
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There are a lot of Yes songs that have much emotional significance to me.

Close to the Edge
And You and I
To Be Over
The Revealing Science of God
Into the Lens
Wonderful Stories
Turn of the Century 
Onward
Hearts
Hep Yadda
Final Eyes

I am currently digging:

Hawkwind, Rare Bird, Gong, Tangerine Dream, Khan, Iron Butterfly, and all things canterbury and hard-psych. I also love jazz!

Please drop me a message with album suggestions.
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there's also:
Pink Floyd - High Hopes
Rush - The Garden
Yes - Awaken
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Post Options Post Options   Quote AtomicCrimsonRush Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 02 2013 at 08:16
Number one at the moment is: 
Halo Effect - Rush

Followed by Mei - Echolyn


others:
Traces - Nine Stones Close
And You and I - Yes
Nights in white satin - Moody Blues
Speak - Queensryche
Epitath - King Crimson
High Hopes - Pink Floyd
Tuesday Afternoon - Moody Blues
Killer - VDGG
The Garden - Rush
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I think much of the italian prog is full of this emotion just as an example:
locanda della fate (or quella vecchia locanda, don't know italian :() - Forse le lucciole no se amano piú

Formula 3 - babina sbagliata

and the others, like:
vdgg- pilgrims
           refugees
           the plague of the light house...

Neal morse - the ? Album

Dream theater - the root of all evil
                            one last time
                            octavarium
king crimson - moonchild
                         fallen angel
and there's a very emotive song by the brazilian prog-related band 14 bis, that is carrossel. I almost go to tears every time it's played...     
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Peter Hammill - A Way Out
PFM - Impressioni di Settembre
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