Print Page | Close Window

Patrick Moraz

Printed From: Progarchives.com
Category: Progressive Music Lounges
Forum Name: Prog Polls
Forum Description: Create polls on topics related to progressive music
URL: http://www.progarchives.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=9513
Printed Date: May 27 2022 at 18:35
Software Version: Web Wiz Forums 11.01 - http://www.webwizforums.com


Topic: Patrick Moraz
Posted By: Trotsky
Subject: Patrick Moraz
Date Posted: August 03 2005 at 04:48

I realise this poll will sink even faster than my Procol Harum one ... but I am curious ...

I admit that I only know four of the six options myself (Refugee, Yes, Bruford and Moody Blues) ... but I'm now so seriously under the spell of Refugee that even Lee Jackson's vocals are starting to sound OK!

 



-------------
"Death to Utopia! Death to faith! Death to love! Death to hope?" thunders the 20th century. "Surrender, you pathetic dreamer.”

"No" replies the unhumbled optimist "You are only the present."



Replies:
Posted By: Soulman
Date Posted: August 03 2005 at 04:54
I'ma go with him on the Relayer album since I think that's the only one I've heard 


Posted By: Trotsky
Date Posted: August 03 2005 at 23:04
hmmm, not many Moraz fans out there, eh?

-------------
"Death to Utopia! Death to faith! Death to love! Death to hope?" thunders the 20th century. "Surrender, you pathetic dreamer.”

"No" replies the unhumbled optimist "You are only the present."


Posted By: Eetu Pellonpaa
Date Posted: August 04 2005 at 07:30
I like his solo album, which has improvised music recorded from a live TV show. The full-pianoimprovisation is great, but nothing to be compared what KEITH JARRET did few years before him. I go for the Yes. He toured with them for two years, and the livematerial from those gigis are also very good. I think he's at least as good as Rick Wakeman. Rick would have been better, if he wouldn't be so keen of alcohol, but no-one's perfect!


Posted By: Damen
Date Posted: August 04 2005 at 11:02
I'd have to go with Relayer as Moraz's best work, though I enjoyed his solo stuff. I have Story of I in my CD player right now actually.

-------------
"It's amazing that we've been able to put up with each other for 35 years. Most marriages don't last that long these days."

-Chris Squire


Posted By: Snow Dog
Date Posted: August 04 2005 at 11:11
I went with Refugee, because his solo work declined in quality IMO. I don't mind Lee Jacksons voice either, being a nice fan! Its pretty unique anyway! Hang on.......it ain't pretty at all!

-------------
http://www.last.fm/user/Snow_Dog" rel="nofollow">


Posted By: chopper
Date Posted: August 04 2005 at 11:38

I voted for his solo albums just to be different. I used to have his first album (I?) and would like to hear it again if I could ever find it.

Thought he was great on Relayer BTW. Much better keyboard sounds that Rick (but he probably wouldn't be so good on Countdown).



Posted By: Maike
Date Posted: August 04 2005 at 12:07
From his work I only know Relayer, and its one of my favourite albuns ever, really nice a masterpiece


Posted By: Fitzcarraldo
Date Posted: August 04 2005 at 20:19

I love 'The Story of i', and rate it higher than Relayer and Refugee, so voted for his solo works even though his second and subsequent solo albums were not a patch on his first.

 



Posted By: Trotsky
Date Posted: August 04 2005 at 23:49
Originally posted by Fitzcarraldo Fitzcarraldo wrote:

I love 'The Story of i', and rate it higher than Relayer and Refugee, so voted for his solo works even though his second and subsequent solo albums were not a patch on his first.

Wow, thanks Fitz and co.  ...

This solo album is obviously one that needs investigating ...



-------------
"Death to Utopia! Death to faith! Death to love! Death to hope?" thunders the 20th century. "Surrender, you pathetic dreamer.”

"No" replies the unhumbled optimist "You are only the present."


Posted By: Gluonio
Date Posted: August 07 2005 at 10:00
The Relayer album i think!

-------------
...But my dreams are for dreaming and best left that way-and my zero to your power of ten equals nothing at all...


Posted By: Olympus
Date Posted: October 31 2005 at 05:13
Relayer.

-------------
"Let's get the hell away from this Eerie-ass piece of work so we can get on with the rest of our eerie-ass day"


Posted By: progadicto
Date Posted: November 02 2005 at 20:29
I think that Moraz has a interesting solo career... almost a pioneer in the electronic genre. I heard just a few records made by him but I think that THE STORY OF I and MEMORIES LIVE ON TV are the best examples of Mr. Moraz talent as a pianist and keyboardist...

-------------
... E N E L B U N K E R...


Posted By: mirco
Date Posted: November 02 2005 at 20:35
Well, his name is almost an anagram of Mozart...

-------------
Please forgive me for my crappy english!


Posted By: Ivan_Melgar_M
Date Posted: November 02 2005 at 23:47

Extrangely I voted for his work with The Moody Blues because:

  1. In 1981 The Moody Blues were not dead (But already smelling funny).
  2. He replaced Mike Pinder a 2 decades member
  3. Their first album with Moraz was simply a breeze of fresh air and one of the best from that infamous decade.
  4. The band kept alive mostly because his influence. 

 I find his job with Yes outstanding, but there he was working with a better band.

Iván



-------------
            


Posted By: Norbert
Date Posted: November 03 2005 at 02:31

Unfortunately, I know Relayer, but it's an absolutely outstanding album !



Posted By: Syndromet
Date Posted: November 03 2005 at 02:51
The synth on Relayer is just amazing. I even think it beats everything Wakeman did with YES, and I'm a major wakeman-fan.

-------------
It is said to be the first Test-pressing of the corean release??

http://www.freewebs.com/ligyrophobia/


Posted By: King of Loss
Date Posted: November 03 2005 at 08:48
No, if and buts about this one

Relayer


Posted By: RoyalJelly
Date Posted: November 03 2005 at 08:57
His  first solo album, "The Story of I" is fantastic. He was using brasilian rhythms combined with classical structures in a way nobody else tried for years after, and it's mostly succesful. The album picks up the energy from his Relayer solos and doesn't let go. I ordered it on Amazon, so it's obtainable. Still, I voted for his work on Relayer, because that's for me a peak of rock keyboards of any kind, matched perhaps only by Jan Hammer.


Posted By: Mnemosyne
Date Posted: November 03 2005 at 13:00
Prefer his solo work...

-------------
I'm a Man-Owl-Fish.
Creator-Observer-Muse.


Posted By: FragileDT
Date Posted: November 03 2005 at 13:16
Relayer is an incredible album and I think he was better for the band than
Wakeman.

-------------
One likes to believe
In the freedom of music
But glittering prizes
And endless Compromises
Shatter the illusion
Of integrity


Posted By: Trotsky
Date Posted: July 01 2006 at 22:17
Listened to both Mainhorse and the Story Of I this week, I'm still sticking with Refugee, but wonder if this poll has any takers ...

-------------
"Death to Utopia! Death to faith! Death to love! Death to hope?" thunders the 20th century. "Surrender, you pathetic dreamer.”

"No" replies the unhumbled optimist "You are only the present."


Posted By: Mandrakeroot
Date Posted: July 02 2006 at 04:59
I have only Yes (relayer) and Moody Blues. But I voted for Yes (Relayer).
 
Moraz is one of the first 5 keyboard players of all time!!!


-------------


Posted By: MattiR
Date Posted: August 23 2006 at 08:53
Yes


Posted By: Matt Dickens
Date Posted: August 23 2006 at 23:54
Yes - Relayer
 
I love Wakeman as much as the next guy but it was somewhat apperent that he wasnt feeling it too much on TFTO so I think it was like a breath of fresh air to have someone come in and contribute so well to the next album. His work is fresh and wonderful.


-------------
If it ain't broke don't break it.


Posted By: richardh
Date Posted: August 24 2006 at 02:30
Refugee is sheer keyboard genius.One of the best symhonic keyboard albums.Relayer has the brilliant GOD but so keen on the rest.Voted for 'Refugee'.


Posted By: Ivan_Melgar_M
Date Posted: August 24 2006 at 22:07
Originally posted by Matt Dickens Matt Dickens wrote:

Yes - Relayer
 
I love Wakeman as much as the next guy but it was somewhat apperent that he wasnt feeling it too much on TFTO .
 
Apparently? Not looking too much in TFTO?
 
That's very polite, literally Rick said that TFTO was a pile of sh!t and that was the reason he left Yes.
 
Quote WAKEMAN: I love Yes dearly, but I didn't enjoy Topographic Oceans. At the time I actually said it was an over-padded pile of sh*t. Those were the days when things were very black and white; we weren't mature enough to sit down and discuss things.
http://www.creemmagazine.com/_site/BeatGoesOn/Yes/ChapterAndVersePt001.html - http://www.creemmagazine.com/_site/BeatGoesOn/Yes/ChapterAndVersePt001.html  
 
Iván


-------------
            


Posted By: S Lang
Date Posted: August 25 2006 at 05:25
The first three Moraz albums were quiet enjoyable, albeit undeniably Latin influenced. They would easily rate 3-4 stars. On Relayer - I'd say - he did his best, though.
 
I was put off Refugee a long time ago. Maybe Lee Jackson? I can't remember, not having a copy anymore. 


Posted By: Penumbra
Date Posted: August 25 2006 at 11:06
The Gates of Delirium ALONE merit my vote on Relayer... I just go crazy listening to that battle section, even though it's not actually that keyboard heavy. Big smile

-------------
          The Holy Trinity of Symphonic Progressive Rock


Posted By: King of Loss
Date Posted: August 25 2006 at 12:17

Relayer, enough said.



Posted By: blindtoad
Date Posted: October 20 2006 at 22:31
In is solo work he is ont he top but with yes he create an other sound that sounds really great with yes and it's a (I don't know what's the english expression for this) le coup de foudre!

-------------
quelqu'un pour un jam?

blindtoad = Poor english...



Print Page | Close Window

Forum Software by Web Wiz Forums® version 11.01 - http://www.webwizforums.com
Copyright ©2001-2014 Web Wiz Ltd. - http://www.webwiz.co.uk