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Poll Question: Which is THE Strawbs Epic?
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    Posted: July 14 2020 at 09:11
Which is THE Strawbs Epic?
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I don't know any of those songs, but I do know that Hero & Heroine is my favourite Strawbs album. Smile
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As a huge Strawbs fan, I could say "all of them", because they're all exceptional, but Down by the Sea is my choice.
The opening guitar riff (copied by Bleak House on Rainbow Warrior, then by Metallica on Welcome Home (Sanitarium) is just awesome, as is the rest of the song.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote VianaProghead Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 14 2020 at 09:47
Very interesting and difficult poll. I think I'm going to choose an option that almost nobody will choose. So, "The Battle" it is.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote BrufordFreak Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 14 2020 at 10:42
Good one, Steve! I'd never have thought of this poll/thread, but there are some great ones here! Picked "Ghosts" from my favorite Strawbs album.
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^ Thanks Drew. I forgot to include The Vision Of The Lady Of The Lake. KenLevine is going to give me hell! Angry Ouch!
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My favorite is Ghosts, so that got my vote, but The River/Down by the Sea, and Autumn are also stellar.
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The Antique Suite for me.
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I love Blue Angel the best, but I think of it as a solo Cousins tune, as that is how I first heard it, on Two Weeks Last Summer.

Hard to choose between Ghosts and New World for me, although I love all of these, those two are very closely tied together in terms of what I love about Strawbs.

I've always loved the juxtaposition of the lullaby into the nightmare of Ghosts, so that's where I'm going. Plus I kind of have a thing for dreams and spooky things.

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The Battle is short—certainly not of epic length, but it is most certainly epic in nature. Also The Vision Of The Lady Of The Lake is a strong contender.
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Ghosts
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The Autumn suite is stellar. 
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Blue Angel - Dave's masterpiece! I know it started out as a solo track, but I think it has cemented its place in the band's hall of fame ever since! ❤️

.... Autumn would be next, though.
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Originally posted by SteveG SteveG wrote:

^ Thanks Drew. I forgot to include The Vision Of The Lady Of The Lake. KenLevine is going to give me hell! Angry Ouch!


If he doesn't, I will AngryLOL

The most epic?? Hangman & Papist

But I'll take Where Is This Dream of Your Youth (also unlisted) on Antiques & Curios






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Originally posted by Psychedelic Paul Psychedelic Paul wrote:

I don't know any of those songs, but I do know that Hero & Heroine is my favourite Strawbs album. Smile

The Hero and heroine theme is an epic, even though it gets broken up, isn't it? Since it's not an option here I've chosen River/Down by the Sea.
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Autumn....perhaps my favorite track by Strawbs.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote kenethlevine Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 14 2020 at 21:43
I went with Autumn, though Ghosts and Blue Angel are close seconds, depending on the mood.  All of those listed are excellent and show a huge variety of what constitutes an epic

Steve, if you included "The Vision of the Lady of the Lake" you would also have had to include "The Ferryman's Curse"
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Originally posted by kenethlevine kenethlevine wrote:


Steve, if you included "The Vision of the Lady of the Lake" you would also have had to include "The Ferryman's Curse"
Absolutely Ken, they're parts 1 and 2, as far as you and I are concerned.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Manuel Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 15 2020 at 06:28
This is really a hard choice, since all these are great pieces of music. I'll vote for ghosts, but any of them cold win, and that would be fine with me.
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Originally posted by Hercules Hercules wrote:

As a huge Strawbs fan, I could say "all of them", because they're all exceptional, but Down by the Sea is my choice.
The opening guitar riff (copied by Bleak House on Rainbow Warrior, then by Metallica on Welcome Home (Sanitarium) is just awesome, as is the rest of the song.

I listened to those two songs and both have remarkable similarities not just in the riff but in certain other parts of the songs as related to parts of "Down by the Sea".   I remember someone else saying the heavier sung parts of the song reminded him of Marillion.   Off topic slightly, I always thought that Peter Gabriel had listened to Strawbs' "Simple Visions" before penning "Solsbury Hill".  Not that it's a copy or anything
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