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For musicianship I would probably vote for Gentle Giant.



But Yes are my favourite.

Here's some Olias of Sunhillow - Jon Anderson's solo album on which he played most of the instruments himself IIRC. He's a great musician, not just a singer.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olias_of_Sunhillow

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Olias of sunhillow is a great album,I mislaid mine in one of my many house moves,so I was chuffed to little mint balls to find a copy in a charity shop for £2 and in good condition aswell!!!

Its amazing what you can find in those places sometimes.

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Just been listening to In the Court of the Crimson King, absolutely awesome and pretty timeless as the production quality is very high.



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My uncle dave was in a prog rock band had an afghan coat an everything ..
forget their name ...
real hippe bloke he was .. him an my aunty pat used babysit us an get stoned in the early 70s ..



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John lee Pettimore wrote:Olias of sunhillow is a great album,I mislaid mine in one of my many house moves,so I was chuffed to little mint balls to find a copy in a charity shop for £2 and in good condition aswell!!!

Its amazing what you can find in those places sometimes.


Here's some more then :cheers:






Plus an interview - Whispering Bob Harris talking to Jon Anderson about the album, and also how Jon Anderson was the main force behind the Yes sound.

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Nice one Thin Boy......some good stuff there.

One more I found today.......A track by Aphrodites Child called 'The 4 Horsemen' off the 666 album. Its on a free CD with Mojo magazine,fantastic track.

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Glenn A wrote:Just been listening to In the Court of the Crimson King, absolutely awesome and pretty timeless as the production quality is very high.


Oh yes, as used in the soundtrack to V for Vendetta if my addled memory serves me right. Wake of Poseidon, Larks Tongues in Aspic, and Starless and Bible Black all classics.

Curved Air progressive?

Van Der Graf - Now there was a band.




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BBC3 tomorrow night (Friday 2 Jan) is devoted to Prog Rock.

Looks like 2009 is going to be a good year for fans of the genre; there's lots of talk and reminiscing about it at the moment.

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I know Robert and Steve from The Enid. I used to engineer at their studio The Lodge. Great characters!!



Smeggy,I'm jealous,Robert was so eccentric it was un believable and Steve couldn't half play the guitar....'Inthe region of the Summer Stars' is a favourite.

He's not Prog,but Any one know Victor Brox,anothe reccentric character?


On of my favourite Robert Godfrey memories is when he was once interviewed by someone who irritated him. Concluding the interview he said "you asked for a couple of words at the beginning of this interview. How would 'Fuck Off!' suit you!"

He was always talking to the geese for extended periods of time in the pond that was next the Lodge farmhouse. :)

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I hope no one has mentioned Dream Theatre yet. Cant' stand 'em. No soul. It's "Mechanics first Music last"

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Bacchus wrote:BBC3 tomorrow night (Friday 2 Jan) is devoted to Prog Rock.

Looks like 2009 is going to be a good year for fans of the genre; there's lots of talk and reminiscing about it at the moment.

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Good call Bacchus.
What time's that on then?

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smeggypants wrote:I hope no one has mentioned Dream Theatre yet. Cant' stand 'em. No soul. It's "Mechanics first Music last"

Nearly did, but they're technicians unhindered by excessive chemical influence.
Prog with out Jazz or Jizz? ;)

There's stuff on youtube, with Steve Howe playing with em.

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smeggypants wrote:I hope no one has mentioned Dream Theatre yet. Cant' stand 'em. No soul. It's "Mechanics first Music last"

Nearly did, but they're technicians unhindered by excessive chemical influence.
Prog with out Jazz or Jizz? ;)

There's stuff on youtube, with Steve Howe playing with em.


I would say they are technicians hindered by lack of excessive chemical influence. ;)


And technicians says it all really. ;)

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Pink Floyd need no introduction;

Anyone not seen the film, might not know the subject (spaced out actor) is Bob Geldof.



Love this, cos it crosses over into R n B/Soul



Great Gig in the Sky....amazing;


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Circa 82' and on there was something of a prog revival, which gave birth to Marillion and others.

'Pallas' were also-rans;
Got a single, 12" and album or so somewhere.

Sound on this is obviously a Post Fade headphone mix.
It's King Tuts in Glasgow, where Oasis were unfortunately uncovered.


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I was never a fan, but surely 'Rush' deserve a mention?



Not my cup of tea, but Hawkwind?


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....and why Rick Wakeman was never top stud in the keys dept;


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We need to see a return to when great musicianship is back in fashion.


but without the bad haircuts :)

p.s Wakeman was just as good :)

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Rush - I can't listen to them without a mental picture of that leprechaun dancing round the 18" Stonehenge in Spinal Tap; and Pink Floyd (I'm going to get jumped on by Raffles here) - they just do very simplistic tunes dressed up in fancy production, IMO.

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Raffles wrote:I was never a fan, but surely 'Rush' deserve a mention?



Not my cup of tea, but Hawkwind?



Can't go along with Hawkwind. Sub-genre Acid/Stoner, along with Man and Gong. :)




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