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Re: recommend ONE prog track to a non prog fan...

Posted: 11 Jul 2019, 01:29
by fange
Rorschach wrote:I'm sure it's lovely if you like this sort of thing but I can't see it reeling in too many people who don't.


He's right, though.

I'm not a big prog fan - i'm VERY much a fan of progressive music, but i have difficulties with a lot of the music and big names that are put under the banner of "prog". That first YES record is a good call indeed - by far my favourite album and period of theirs, not matter how much people say i should love Fragile and so forth.

Here's one that i think fits the remit too; i believe hatzy put me onto it, and has kept on giving, and in many ways was a bit of a gateway into some KC records ...


Re: recommend ONE prog track to a non prog fan...

Posted: 11 Jul 2019, 01:29
by fange
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Re: recommend ONE prog track to a non prog fan...

Posted: 12 Jul 2019, 02:22
by fange
So, any other recommendations?

Re: recommend ONE prog track to a non prog fan...

Posted: 12 Jul 2019, 12:09
by Rorschach
C wrote:You cloth-eared old bugger Tym!


Harsh, but fair.

Re: recommend ONE prog track to a non prog fan...

Posted: 13 Jul 2019, 11:34
by C







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Re: recommend ONE prog track to a non prog fan...

Posted: 15 Jul 2019, 13:56
by fange
Thanks for the reco.

Re: recommend ONE prog track to a non prog fan...

Posted: 18 Jul 2019, 20:45
by frimley_greener
https://youtu.be/rzjYalVbn_s

"Cecil Rons".....Caravan,in glorious mono.

Re: recommend ONE prog track to a non prog fan...

Posted: 08 Aug 2019, 17:33
by soundchaser
Oscar wrote:Oscar's Guide To Listener-Friendly Prog
1 Thick As A Brick Edit #1 03:01 Jethro Tull
2 Turn Of The Century 07:54 Yes
3 Theme One 03:01 Van Der Graaf Generator
4 Ripples 08:06 Genesis
5 The Spirit Of Radio 04:58 Rush
6 Cadence and Cascade 04:38 King Crimson
7 The Four Horsemen 05:53 Aphrodite's Child
8 Lucky Man 04:39 Emerson, Lake and Palmer
9 Sylvia 03:32 Focus
10 Cymbaline 04:50 Pink Floyd
11 funny ways 04:23 Gentle Giant
12 The Pot Head Pixies 03:01 Gong
13 In the Land of Grey and Pink 05:00 Caravan
14 Firth of Fifth 09:40 Steve Hackett

More than one track, I know, but it should serve your purpose.


Some very nice tunes here. I’d suggest Roundabout, by Yes.

Re: recommend ONE prog track to a non prog fan...

Posted: 08 Aug 2019, 18:52
by C








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Re: recommend ONE prog track to a non prog fan...

Posted: 10 Aug 2019, 14:16
by C
soundchaser wrote:
Oscar wrote:Oscar's Guide To Listener-Friendly Prog
1 Thick As A Brick Edit #1 03:01 Jethro Tull
2 Turn Of The Century 07:54 Yes
3 Theme One 03:01 Van Der Graaf Generator
4 Ripples 08:06 Genesis
5 The Spirit Of Radio 04:58 Rush
6 Cadence and Cascade 04:38 King Crimson
7 The Four Horsemen 05:53 Aphrodite's Child
8 Lucky Man 04:39 Emerson, Lake and Palmer
9 Sylvia 03:32 Focus
10 Cymbaline 04:50 Pink Floyd
11 funny ways 04:23 Gentle Giant
12 The Pot Head Pixies 03:01 Gong
13 In the Land of Grey and Pink 05:00 Caravan
14 Firth of Fifth 09:40 Steve Hackett

More than one track, I know, but it should serve your purpose.


Some very nice tunes here.


Yes, a nice list

However:

3 is not representative of VdGG
7 is overrated and overused
11 is not a track for 'beginners'




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Re: recommend ONE prog track to a non prog fan...

Posted: 10 Aug 2019, 17:41
by soundchaser
C wrote:
However:

3 is not representative of VdGG

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Well yes, of course, you’re right...but it was a great tune all the same. Theme tune for Radio 1, as I recall.

I’ve been listening to VDGD a bit lately. Particularly loving Refugees and Pilgrims. Beautiful songs.

Re: recommend ONE prog track to a non prog fan...

Posted: 10 Aug 2019, 17:53
by C
soundchaser wrote:I’ve been listening to VDGD a bit lately. Particularly loving Refugees and Pilgrims. Beautiful songs.


*thumbs up*





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Re: recommend ONE prog track to a non prog fan...

Posted: 12 Aug 2019, 19:04
by The Slider
Oscar wrote:Oscar's Guide To Listener-Friendly Prog
1 Thick As A Brick Edit #1 03:01 Jethro Tull
2 Turn Of The Century 07:54 Yes
3 Theme One 03:01 Van Der Graaf Generator
4 Ripples 08:06 Genesis
5 The Spirit Of Radio 04:58 Rush
6 Cadence and Cascade 04:38 King Crimson
7 The Four Horsemen 05:53 Aphrodite's Child
8 Lucky Man 04:39 Emerson, Lake and Palmer
9 Sylvia 03:32 Focus
10 Cymbaline 04:50 Pink Floyd
11 funny ways 04:23 Gentle Giant
12 The Pot Head Pixies 03:01 Gong
13 In the Land of Grey and Pink 05:00 Caravan
14 Firth of Fifth 09:40 Steve Hackett

More than one track, I know, but it should serve your purpose.


I created this one, not really as an *easy way in* but as a sampler to anyone who was flirting with the genre.
There are three tracks in common with yours.


The Slider Presents: An Introduction to Progressive Rock

Disc One
1. Hoedown Emerson, Lake & Palmer 1972 3:46
2. Theme One Van Der Graaf Generator 1972 3:15
3. Sylvia Focus 1972 3:34
4. Rhyader Goes To Town Camel 1975 5:20
5. And You and I Yes 1972 10:12
6. If I Could Do It All Over Again, I'd Do It All Over You Caravan 1970 3:07
7. Flight Of The Snow Goose Camel 1975 2:42
8. The Boys in the Band Gentle Giant 1972 4:34
9. La Villa Strangiato Rush 1978 9:35
10. Thick As A Brick (Edits #1,2 and 4) Jethro Tull 1972 8:24
11. Larks' Tongues In Aspic (Part II) King Crimson 1973 7:14
12. Dance on a Volcano - Los Endos (live- Paris 1977) Genesis 1977 11:08

Disc Two
1. Xanadu Rush 1977 11:12
2. 21st Century Schizoid Man King Crimson 1969 4:46
3. Heart of the Sunrise Yes 1971 10:39
4. 100% Proof Caravan 1971 3:13
5. Karn Evil 9 - 2nd Impression Emerson, Lake & Palmer 1973 7:07
6. Man-Erg Van Der Graaf Generator 1971 10:25
7. Anonymus Focus 1970 6:36
8. A Passion Play (edit #8 Overseer Overture) Jethro Tull 1973 3:24
9. Arubaluba Camel 1973 6:28
10. The Cinema Show (live at the Rainbow 1973) Genesis 1973 11:05


It is in Dropbox if anyone wants it

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Re: recommend ONE prog track to a non prog fan...

Posted: 12 Aug 2019, 22:45
by soundchaser
Was it demons, wizards, or capes that was the number one priority with us dashing young proggers?



No, it was sex. Always sex. And a wonderful time i had, too.

Re: recommend ONE prog track to a non prog fan...

Posted: 12 Aug 2019, 23:19
by The Slider
4 of the 22 in my playlist above have a bit of hanky panky as their partial thrust.
Hardly Barry White is it?

Re: recommend ONE prog track to a non prog fan...

Posted: 13 Aug 2019, 09:29
by soundchaser
The Slider wrote:Hardly Barry White is it?


That's got to be a good thing, hasn't it? My girlfriend would not have liked the idea of that humongousity landing on her.

But that's not the point. The Dog is a celebration of sexual freedom and young people at that time.

i was a 15 year old long haired prog rocker. She was a 15 year old glam princess. It was a match made in heaven.

Re: recommend ONE prog track to a non prog fan...

Posted: 13 Aug 2019, 12:47
by The Slider
Ah. Young love

Re: recommend ONE prog track to a non prog fan...

Posted: 13 Aug 2019, 13:19
by Positive Passion
The Slider wrote:
It is in Dropbox if anyone wants it



Uh...- sure. Great.

Re: recommend ONE prog track to a non prog fan...

Posted: 13 Aug 2019, 15:11
by Diamond Dog

Re: recommend ONE prog track to a non prog fan...

Posted: 13 Aug 2019, 16:28
by soundchaser
Diamond Dog wrote:


Now you’re talking! I have a large progressive rock playlist on my phone, which is ideal for taking the dog on walks down to the beach. Or even just sitting at the beach hut. Whenever Halo Of Flies comes up on shuffle, I’m a very happy boy. Gotta love Alice Cooper, especially Killer.