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Poll Question: Vote For Your Favourite 1977 PA Ranked Album
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A fine year 1977 was really. I'm another one who has trouble to pick one album from the whole bunch. In the end I chose Tull's Songs. But Yes with GFTO or Genesis W & W or Rush's A Farewell To King are really very close behind...

Hmmm, thinking about Awaken from GFTO I'm rather bewildered - I love this song a lot.... But staying by Tull this time.
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Originally posted by Floyd Steely Floyd Steely wrote:

So how exactly does "Wind and Wuthering" qualify as a '77 release?

I've always considered W&W a '77 release and wasn't sure this was a serious question so I had a look on wiki...it lists the release year as '76.  Then I had a look at our PA database...it lists '77 but has the following note:

Released, depending on a country, in December 1976 / January 1977

Is there some kind of standard interpretation PA follows in cases like this?  Any PA admins reading this that could comment?




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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Michael678 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 19 2013 at 14:31
i kinda feel bad about Going for the One. I think it was Yes' last great album they ever made, and is an excellent addition to ANY prog rock collection
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best album cover of the yearSmile
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Aja, then Kansas, JT and Genesis. 
 
The earlier comments about whether W&W was a 76 or 77 release brings up a good point.  Albums were not routinely released internationally back then so some of these records have multiple release dates.  Also, the world moved a lot more slowly and albums took a lot more time to achieve distribution and airplay then they do now.  So 'Leftoverture' was partially recorded in 1975 and released in 1976, but didn't peak on the charts until 1977 and became one of the top 20 selling albums of that year.  'Animals' was also a bigger seller in 1977 than it was in 1976, as were 'Songs from the Wood' and 'Even in the Quietest Moments'.  I only mention this because as someone for whom 1977 was a peak music year, it's hard to recognize W&W and Leftoverture as 1976 albums even though they were technically released then.  For that matter Dreamboat Annie was recorded in 1975 and released in early 1976, but it still seems like a 1977 album to me because that's when it was all over the radio and late-night music shows.


Edited by ClemofNazareth - September 19 2013 at 15:02
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Chris S Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 19 2013 at 15:35
^I'm thinking that if it was released in 76 regardless of where...then it should be amended for PA purposes to show the correct date - W & W that is
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A Farewell To Kings for me, but close "seconds" are Animals, Going For The One, National Health, The Geese And The Ghost, and Even In The Quietest Moments...

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote The.Crimson.King Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 20 2013 at 19:17
Originally posted by ClemofNazareth ClemofNazareth wrote:

Aja, then Kansas, JT and Genesis. 
 
The earlier comments about whether W&W was a 76 or 77 release brings up a good point.  Albums were not routinely released internationally back then so some of these records have multiple release dates.  Also, the world moved a lot more slowly and albums took a lot more time to achieve distribution and airplay then they do now.  So 'Leftoverture' was partially recorded in 1975 and released in 1976, but didn't peak on the charts until 1977 and became one of the top 20 selling albums of that year.  'Animals' was also a bigger seller in 1977 than it was in 1976, as were 'Songs from the Wood' and 'Even in the Quietest Moments'.  I only mention this because as someone for whom 1977 was a peak music year, it's hard to recognize W&W and Leftoverture as 1976 albums even though they were technically released then.  For that matter Dreamboat Annie was recorded in 1975 and released in early 1976, but it still seems like a 1977 album to me because that's when it was all over the radio and late-night music shows.

For those interested, Dean (our Site Admin) has corrected the error and Wind & Wuthering now appears as a 1976 release Wink
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Floyd Steely Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 20 2013 at 22:44
Originally posted by The.Crimson.King The.Crimson.King wrote:


For those interested, Dean (our Site Admin) has corrected the error and Wind & Wuthering now appears as a 1976 release


Glad to hear it. I'm a stickler for accuracy.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Progosopher Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 20 2013 at 22:49
Originally posted by Floyd Steely Floyd Steely wrote:

[QUOTE=The.Crimson.King]
For those interested, Dean (our Site Admin) has corrected the error and Wind & Wuthering now appears as a 1976 release


Well poo, that invalidates my vote.   
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1. Songs From the Woods
2. Geese and Ghost
3. Moroccan Roll
4. Ocean
5. Enigmatic Ocean
6. Wind and Wuthering
7. Elegant Gypsy

If Pulsar had made the list, 'Halloween' would have been my top choice by a couple of light years.
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Originally posted by Neo-Romantic Neo-Romantic wrote:

Animals, with A Farewell to Kings coming in second.



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1.- W&W / Point of Know Return / Enigmatic Ocean
4.- Songs from the Wood
5.- Forse Le Lucciole Non Si Amano Piu 
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Originally posted by progmatic progmatic wrote:


If Pulsar had made the list, 'Halloween' would have been my top choice by a couple of light years.

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Originally posted by Guldbamsen Guldbamsen wrote:

Yeah 77 was a great year for music all around. 
It also produced this little baby
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This would have definitely been my choice, but as it stands, Wind and Wuthering. Which is a pretty good stand in I think!
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For me '77 was the best year ever for prog.  2 of my 3 favourite albums are Animals and GFTO, both from '77.

 Add in the albums by Ashra, Genesis (Seconds Out is missing from the list), Eloy's best, three (!) of Schulze's best, TD's Encore (missing) and the amazing and almost unknown Black Noise by FM to name but a few and you have a hell of a year.

As for the vote, it's got to be Animals. 
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Originally posted by Floyd Steely Floyd Steely wrote:

Originally posted by The.Crimson.King The.Crimson.King wrote:


For those interested, Dean (our Site Admin) has corrected the error and Wind & Wuthering now appears as a 1976 release


Glad to hear it. I'm a stickler for accuracy.
 
The same thing goes for ATOAT, in scandinavia and holland it was a 1975 release.
 
 
 
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Wind and Wuthering was actually released in 1976. December 27th of that year but still 1976. Tongue
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Originally posted by tamijo tamijo wrote:

Originally posted by Floyd Steely Floyd Steely wrote:

Originally posted by The.Crimson.King The.Crimson.King wrote:


For those interested, Dean (our Site Admin) has corrected the error and Wind & Wuthering now appears as a 1976 release


Glad to hear it. I'm a stickler for accuracy.
 
The same thing goes for ATOAT, in scandinavia and holland it was a 1975 release.
 
 
 

Wow, just looked at wiki and while it correctly reports W&W as a late '76 release it lists the first release of ATOTT on 2/2/76 in the UK so they missed the boat on this.  

Where will this end?  Was The Lamb a '73 release in Jamaica LOL
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