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Prog Time

Postby Quaco » 21 Dec 2017, 06:37

Welcome to Prog Time!

Which prog double album is better?
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Re: Prog Time

Postby Walk In My Shadow » 21 Dec 2017, 08:08

Tales.


Never heard The Lamb.
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Re: Prog Time

Postby Hugh » 21 Dec 2017, 08:14

The Lamb is possibly the only double album of any genre that there is any chance of me listening to from start to finish.

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Re: Prog Time

Postby ConnyOlivetti » 21 Dec 2017, 08:53

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Re: Prog Time

Postby NMB » 21 Dec 2017, 08:57

The Lamb I suppose. But I'd be more likely to play a side of Tales, never the whole album at a sitting but any one of the 4 sides.
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Re: Prog Time

Postby Carlsson » 21 Dec 2017, 10:08

Funnily, I am not a great lover of either

I know Lamb better than Tales

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Re: Prog Time

Postby Goat Boy » 21 Dec 2017, 10:12

I haven't heard Tales but I'm not keen on Yes when they go full fat prog.

The Lamb is great.
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Re: Prog Time

Postby Osgood » 21 Dec 2017, 10:49

I have some doubts. I think I like Lamb better, but maybe because it feels less prog, in fact I find it surprisingly un-prog compared to previous Genesis albums. But when I am in a prog mood it's more likely that I play Tales ...
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Re: Prog Time

Postby never/ever » 21 Dec 2017, 11:00

Tales in its revamped glory has gotten quite a bit of favor in the last few years. The Lamb though is where it all began for me.
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Re: Prog Time

Postby robertff » 21 Dec 2017, 11:35

Tales for me no contest, could never get on with Genesis.



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Re: Prog Time

Postby Harvey K-Tel » 21 Dec 2017, 17:53

I've listened to a lot of Yes, but I've never listened to Tales and I can't imagine liking it more than The Lamb after only one listen (which I'm doing now), so I'll come back to this.
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Re: Prog Time

Postby andymacandy » 21 Dec 2017, 17:59

The Lamb by a million miles, but I do have an unexplained/unexpected fondness for Tales.I prefer GFTO and CTTE, but have probably played Tales more often in the last year.Its a grower.
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Re: Prog Time

Postby Carlsson » 21 Dec 2017, 18:05

andymacandy wrote:Its a grower.


Yes. That's what I haven't done

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Re: Prog Time

Postby pcqgod » 21 Dec 2017, 19:18

I have never actually heard 'Tales' on the grounds that I've been reliably informed by multiple sources that it is the worst thing ever.
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Re: Prog Time

Postby never/ever » 21 Dec 2017, 21:03

pcqgod wrote:I have never actually heard 'Tales' on the grounds that I've been reliably informed by multiple sources that it is the worst thing ever.


It is and it isn't.
It is a very dense record, one that just baffle your senses even if you listen to prog regularly. But I like to think that the first and fourth sides are the easiest to digest and definitely are worth to hear.
Unless you rather listen to people blathering on about stuff they don't understand rather than try it yourself....
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Re: Prog Time

Postby soundchaser » 21 Dec 2017, 21:11

I love them both the same, so impossible for me to choose.

Saying that, The Lamb is my favourite Genesis album, whereas Tales is probably only my third favourite Yes album.

But even so...

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Re: Prog Time

Postby Quaco » 21 Dec 2017, 21:42

Osgood wrote:I have some doubts. I think I like Lamb better, but maybe because it feels less prog, in fact I find it surprisingly un-prog compared to previous Genesis albums.

In a way, it is something like The Wall was for Pink Floyd in that although it seems the most bloated, it is full of smaller punchier ideas woven into a larger format. "Lilywhite Lilith" for example is, in its way and at about two and a half minutes, almost a pop song. It's very brief and packs a punch. Then it's followed by five minutes of weird noises, and then a three-minute piano-based thing. So it has more varied and usually shorter ideas, rather than these 10-minute songs that were prevalent on the previous four albums.
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Re: Prog Time

Postby slightbreeze » 21 Dec 2017, 23:55

The lamb, but sides 1+4 of Topographic would have made a fantastic single album

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Re: Prog Time

Postby pcqgod » 22 Dec 2017, 02:00

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pcqgod wrote:I have never actually heard 'Tales' on the grounds that I've been reliably informed by multiple sources that it is the worst thing ever.


It is and it isn't.
It is a very dense record, one that just baffle your senses even if you listen to prog regularly. But I like to think that the first and fourth sides are the easiest to digest and definitely are worth to hear.
Unless you rather listen to people blathering on about stuff they don't understand rather than try it yourself....


Just exaggerating, of course. I've heard parts of it that I thought sounded okay, but I'm in no hurry to hear more at this point.
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Re: Prog Time

Postby trans-chigley express » 22 Dec 2017, 11:18

I've never warmed to Tales but I'm willing to buy the latest reissue of it to see if the Steven Wilson fairy dust has made any improvement.

Lamb took a little longer than most Genesis albums to work its magic but once it did I was a hooked