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Topic: 20+ Minute Prog Epics
Posted By: JCDenton
Subject: 20+ Minute Prog Epics
Date 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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Posted By: JCDenton
Date Posted: July 09 2013 at 02:27
Dammit. Stardust by THE FLOWER KINGS. I should really go to bed.

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Posted By: zeqexes
Date Posted: July 09 2013 at 04:16

This is probably my favourite Haken song. Absolutely love it.


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Posted By: zeqexes
Date 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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Posted By: Blacksword
Date Posted: July 09 2013 at 04:25
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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Posted By: someone_else
Date Posted: July 09 2013 at 04:47
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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Posted By: Earthmover
Date Posted: July 09 2013 at 04:58
Lizard.

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Posted By: Sagichim
Date Posted: July 09 2013 at 05:39
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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Posted By: hellogoodbye
Date 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.
 


Posted By: Sagichim
Date Posted: July 09 2013 at 06:07
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.
Enjoy!


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Posted By: Tom Ozric
Date Posted: July 09 2013 at 07:10
'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.........


Posted By: Sean_96
Date Posted: July 09 2013 at 07:45
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


Posted By: presdoug
Date Posted: July 09 2013 at 08:41
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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Posted By: Morsenator
Date Posted: July 09 2013 at 10:02
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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Posted By: Neo-Romantic
Date Posted: July 09 2013 at 10:58
Rogue by Discipline. Bar none my favorite epic over 20 minutes, except maybe VDGG's Plague of Lighthouse Keepers.


Posted By: JCDenton
Date Posted: July 09 2013 at 11:30
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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Posted By: Horizons
Date Posted: July 09 2013 at 11:43
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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Posted By: Logan
Date Posted: July 09 2013 at 12:35
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 -  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C9JDx6TL40s" rel="nofollow - "Osorezan"
Magma - Retropspetiw I-II http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TEMwlZR8sI4" rel="nofollow - "Theusz Hamtaahk"

Soesn't fit that well.  A suite, but... Pink Floyd - Atom Heart Mother suite -  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MlDx9s-zJMM" rel="nofollow - 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.



Posted By: Tuzvihar
Date Posted: July 09 2013 at 12:49
  • http://www.progarchives.com/mp3.asp?id=1498" rel="nofollow - Krywaniu, Krywaniu Krywan, Krywan, 1972


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Posted By: JCDenton
Date Posted: July 09 2013 at 13:23
Originally posted by Logan Logan wrote:

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 -  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C9JDx6TL40s" rel="nofollow - "Osorezan"
Magma - Retropspetiw I-II http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TEMwlZR8sI4" rel="nofollow - "Theusz Hamtaahk"

Soesn't fit that well.  A suite, but... Pink Floyd - Atom Heart Mother suite -  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MlDx9s-zJMM" rel="nofollow - 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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Posted By: richardh
Date Posted: July 09 2013 at 14:42
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





Posted By: Morsenator
Date Posted: July 09 2013 at 15:27
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

True dat!


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Posted By: Mr. Mustard
Date 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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Posted By: Morsenator
Date Posted: July 09 2013 at 15:43
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I like your sig Wink


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Posted By: JCDenton
Date 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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Posted By: Ronnie Pilgrim
Date Posted: July 09 2013 at 16:46
Pink Floyd - "Dogs"
Yes - "The Remembering"
King Crimson - "Starless"

among others already mentioned, three of my favorites Tongue



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Posted By: Catcher10
Date 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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Posted By: hellogoodbye
Date Posted: July 09 2013 at 17:39
AKSAK MABOUL : CINEMA
 
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Posted By: Mascodagama
Date Posted: July 09 2013 at 17:56
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.


Posted By: Nogbad_The_Bad
Date Posted: July 09 2013 at 17:59
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





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Posted By: Mascodagama
Date Posted: July 09 2013 at 18:06
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...


Posted By: Horizons
Date Posted: July 09 2013 at 18:10
You both had great lists Thumbs Up

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Posted By: Nogbad_The_Bad
Date Posted: July 09 2013 at 18:14
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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Posted By: infocat
Date Posted: July 09 2013 at 23:22
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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Posted By: maani
Date Posted: July 10 2013 at 17:28
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.


Posted By: Neo-Romantic
Date Posted: July 10 2013 at 18:38
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.


Posted By: dennismoore
Date Posted: July 10 2013 at 20:33
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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Posted By: progbethyname
Date Posted: July 10 2013 at 20:57
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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Posted By: Prog_Traveller
Date Posted: July 10 2013 at 21:41
Any love for Eruption by Focus? Smile


Posted By: Sagichim
Date Posted: July 11 2013 at 00:19
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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Posted By: PhideauxFan
Date Posted: July 12 2013 at 09:25
Phideaux: Chupacabras. Cool




Posted By: Takeshi Kovacs
Date Posted: July 12 2013 at 13:30
Originally posted by Tuzvihar Tuzvihar wrote:

  • http://www.progarchives.com/mp3.asp?id=1498" rel="nofollow - Krywaniu, Krywaniu Krywan, Krywan, 1972


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Posted By: Michael678
Date Posted: July 12 2013 at 15:07
Originally posted by JCDenton JCDenton wrote:

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.



That is my favorite part on the whole idea of this genre. Anyway, another epic could be the whole Tales from Topographic Oceans album by Yes because all the songs on it are NOTHING but 20 minute epics.


Posted By: Michael678
Date Posted: July 12 2013 at 15:12
where's the Rush!?! all their side long epics are awesome and here's my top 3 order of it:

1. 2112 suite (from 2112)

2. Cygnus X-1 Book II: Hemispheres (from Hemispheres)

3. The Fountain of Lamneth (from Caress of Steel)


Posted By: AreYouHuman
Date Posted: July 12 2013 at 19:13
Mandalaband - Om Mani Padme Hum, from their eponymous 1st album, one that gets overlooked a lot around here and deserves far more recognition than it gets.


Posted By: Guldbamsen
Date Posted: July 12 2013 at 19:21
Three tunes worth mentioning that I haven't seen yet:

Janus - Gravedigger
NIL - Le Garden
Discipline - Into the Dream


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Posted By: progbethyname
Date Posted: July 12 2013 at 20:46
Symphony X--The Odyssey. Man that's a good one!!

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Posted By: Neo-Romantic
Date Posted: July 12 2013 at 22:08
Originally posted by Guldbamsen Guldbamsen wrote:

Discipline - Into the Dream

Glad to see I'm not the only one willing to give that track some love. Thumbs Up

Rogue may be their best track in my book, but Into the Dream, along with the other tracks on that album, are also masterpieces in their own right and definitely deserve high praise and respect.



Posted By: Horizons
Date Posted: July 12 2013 at 22:23
That album overall is a masterpiece - every song. My favorite by far is Canto IV. Really grabs me in many ways. 

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Posted By: Second Life Syndrome
Date Posted: July 12 2013 at 23:18
Introitus - "Fantasy" (one of my favorites)
Seventh Wonder - "The Great Escape"
Hourglass - "38th Floor"
Colin Masson - "Total Eclipse"
Phideaux - "Snowtorch Part 1-2"
Brighteye Brison - "The Rise of Brighteye Brison"
Anima Mundi - "Spring Knocks on the Door of Men" (one of my favorites)
many more...


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Posted By: Neo-Romantic
Date Posted: July 12 2013 at 23:42

Originally posted by Horizons Horizons wrote:

That album overall is a masterpiece - every song. My favorite by far is Canto IV. Really grabs me in many ways. 

Such a strong start to an album too! Even though they're all masterpieces on a basically flawless album, my favorite has to be Crutches. Lyrically, it's so powerful, and the music is so evocative I can't help but feel like I've been through an emotional marathon every time I hear it. Like the others, it only gets better with each listen too.



Posted By: infocat
Date Posted: July 13 2013 at 02:20
Originally posted by Neo-Romantic Neo-Romantic wrote:

Originally posted by Guldbamsen Guldbamsen wrote:

Discipline - Into the Dream

Glad to see I'm not the only one willing to give that track some love. Thumbs Up

Rogue may be their best track in my book, but Into the Dream, along with the other tracks on that album, are also masterpieces in their own right and definitely deserve high praise and respect.

I like Shatter, but every track on Unfolded is better than any track on Shatter...

(And someone else had mentioned ItD; had I not seen that I'd have suggested it myself.)


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Posted By: Tuzvihar
Date Posted: July 13 2013 at 03:16
Let me repeat:

Originally posted by Tuzvihar Tuzvihar wrote:

  • http://www.progarchives.com/mp3.asp?id=1498" rel="nofollow - Krywaniu, Krywaniu Krywan, Krywan, 1972


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Posted By: moshkito
Date Posted: July 13 2013 at 12:42
Originally posted by Tom Ozric Tom Ozric wrote:

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'A Tab In The Ocean' - Nektar
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WTF ... you don't think that "Remember the Future" is not a concept? .... or "Recycled" for that matter?
 
RTF is almost 40 minutes long!
Recycled is both sides, although it was combined with material they already had on stage a bit different.
 
Heck, their first album is 40 minutes!


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Posted By: lerxt
Date Posted: July 13 2013 at 18:03
Rush - Cygnus X-1, Book II: Hemispheres
Yes - The Revealing Science of God
Pink Floyd - Dogs


Posted By: Sagichim
Date Posted: July 14 2013 at 00:02
Dashiell Hedayatt




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Posted By: progbethyname
Date Posted: July 14 2013 at 01:37
An obvious one...

A change of Seasons--Dream Theatet


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Posted By: Svetonio
Date Posted: July 14 2013 at 02:29
Fabio Golfetti & Invisible Opera Company of Tibet   First Contact    http://fabiogolfetti.bandcamp.com/track/first-contact" rel="nofollow - http://fabiogolfetti.bandcamp.com/track/first-contact


Posted By: PhideauxFan
Date Posted: July 14 2013 at 02:30
The Pineapple Thief: What Have We Sown? Smile




Posted By: progbethyname
Date Posted: July 14 2013 at 16:25
Neal Morse's THE DOOR is pretty wicked as well. That's an honorable mention I like.
God...that one is under 30min!

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Posted By: The.Crimson.King
Date Posted: July 14 2013 at 23:33
Most of my favourites have already been mentioned but I'd like to add:

Devil Doll - Mr Doctor
Tangerine Dream - Phaedra
Klaus Schulze - Totem
Fireballet - Night on Bald Mountain
Twelfth Night - The Collector
Frank Zappa - The Adventures of Greggary Peccary



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Posted By: Guldbamsen
Date Posted: July 15 2013 at 07:57
^Hell yeah, I love TotemClap

Oh and I thought of a real humdinger. For some reason the Gracious album always keeps beneath the radar. I'm not sure why that is. It seems to me, that this opening track should have the prog crowd spraying their pants with pure unadulterated exuberance:

(note to self: remember to review album)


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Posted By: tamijo
Date Posted: July 15 2013 at 08:38
Fripp / Eno : The Heavenly Music Corporation - havent been mentioned yet


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Posted By: progbethyname
Date Posted: July 15 2013 at 09:53
Gonna go with THOR by KLAUS SCHULTZE.
Last track of the KONTINUUM album. Love the epic thunder ambience in that track.

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Posted By: The.Crimson.King
Date Posted: July 15 2013 at 11:15
Originally posted by Guldbamsen Guldbamsen wrote:

^Hell yeah, I love TotemClap

Oh and I thought of a real humdinger. For some reason the Gracious album always keeps beneath the radar. I'm not sure why that is. It seems to me, that this opening track should have the prog crowd spraying their pants with pure unadulterated exuberance:

Good call.  Super Nova explores many great musical interludes...


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Posted By: JCDenton
Date Posted: July 19 2013 at 01:48
I'm very pleased to see four pages worth of discussion. Big smile I haven't been bored in the slightest looking up anyone's suggestions!

From my personal collection, here are some suggestions of my own that I don't recall seeing mentioned yet (sorry if they have been suggested already and I just missed them!)

-"A Suite for the Everyman" Echolyn
-"Bema pamięci żałobny rapsod" Czesław Niemen
-"Send a Message from the Heart" Karmakanic
-"All the Seats Were Occupied" Aphrodite's Child
-"Forgotten Sons" Marillion (one of the absolute shortest songs you'd hear me ramble on about)
-"Post-War, Saturday Echo" Quatermass
-"Shadow of the Hierophant" Steve Hackett


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Posted By: antonyus
Date Posted: July 19 2013 at 04:16
Klaus schulze "wahnfreid 1883"
Ash Ra Tempel "amboss"
Tangerine Dream "Phaedra"
Yes "close to the edge"
pandora "sempre e ovunque"
jane "between heaven and hell


Posted By: deafmoon
Date Posted: July 19 2013 at 17:38
20+ Minutes
Supper's Ready - Genesis
Thick As A Brick - Tull
Tarkus - ELP
 
15 - 20 Minutes
Close To The Edge - Yes
Il Giardina de Magico - Banco
Dogs - Floyd


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Posted By: Svetonio
Date Posted: July 25 2013 at 23:19
Aurora's  Lucid Dreams  http://auroraprog.bandcamp.com/track/lucid-dreams" rel="nofollow - http://auroraprog.bandcamp.com/track/lucid-dreams




Posted By: geekfreak
Date Posted: December 22 2013 at 10:58
What about:
           Marillion: 19+ Grendel.
        The Tangent: 20+ In Earnest.
                      25+ A Place In The Queue.   
                      20+ Four Egos, One War.
                      20+ The Full Gamut.
    The Flower Kings: 24+ Love Is The Only Answer.
        The Tangent: 20+ The W;k; Man.
                      16+ Titanic Calls Carpathiia.
                      20+ Morning Journey & Arrival.
                      19+ Afternoon Malaise.
                      12+ Evening TV.
Parallel Or 90 Degrees: 20+ An Autopsy In Artificial Light Part 2.
     Vulgar Unicorn: 40+ Under The Umbrella.
well I now that three are under 20+ minute prog epics. but they are epics too I should have also added epics by Lands End IQ 12Th Night ect!!!!!!!!!!!!!. a                     

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Posted By: moshkito
Date Posted: December 25 2013 at 19:34
Originally posted by Prog_Traveller Prog_Traveller wrote:

Any love for Eruption by Focus? Smile

And then some!
 
I was also thinking that Dream Theater has a few of these also ... !!!


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Posted By: Mellotron Storm
Date Posted: December 31 2013 at 13:09
Listening to Zaar's "Sefir" right now, it's a 20 minute ride in the darkness.

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Posted By: progbethyname
Date Posted: December 31 2013 at 13:44
Enjoying Saviour Machine's The Revelation. Their longest epic at 21min.
Such a character song. Really defined their beginning or inception into the Prog world.

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Posted By: Svetonio
Date Posted: January 11 2014 at 02:44
22 + minute prog-folk epic Orange Stars from Flowers for Ambrosia the album that is just released by Seattle's band Autumn Electric have to be mentioned in this thread.

http://autumnelectric.bandcamp.com/track/orange-stars" rel="nofollow - http://autumnelectric.bandcamp.com/track/orange-stars  (name your price)




Enjoy!






Posted By: Sagichim
Date Posted: January 11 2014 at 02:48
I'm just inlove these days with Days Between Stations recent album In Extremis, so why not post their epic?!




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Posted By: PhideauxFan
Date Posted: January 11 2014 at 08:04
Originally posted by Sagichim Sagichim wrote:

I'm just inlove these days with Days Between Stations recent album In Extremis, so why not post their epic?!



Very good choice !  Clap


Posted By: Toaster Mantis
Date Posted: January 12 2014 at 03:25
Listen to this and tell me Colour Haze isn't one of the best psychedelic spacerock bands of this generation.




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Posted By: Guldbamsen
Date Posted: January 12 2014 at 04:15
^Sounds pretty good to me, -not entirely unlike My Brother the Wind if you've ever heard of them before?

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Posted By: Toaster Mantis
Date Posted: January 12 2014 at 04:24
No, I haven't.

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