Prog Cup 2019 Final Round Match 4

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Prog Cup 2019 Final Round Match 4

Postby never/ever » 23 Jun 2019, 11:32

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Trace - Gaillarde





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ELO - Night in the City

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Postby Purgatory Brite » 23 Jun 2019, 12:45

A a truly fantastic band, it's a great shame they didn't make more albums.

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Re: Prog Cup 2019 Final Round Match 4

Postby C » 23 Jun 2019, 15:46

I've no time for ELO

Trace a great band taken from the first of three albums (all are very strong)

I think the first is the better but Reap thought the second - Birds

[Darryl Way plays a bit of fiddle on their debut]

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Re: Prog Cup 2019 Final Round Match 4

Postby joels344 » 23 Jun 2019, 17:03

I’m not too sold on either track. I’m often a sucker for the catchy hits from ELO and they have some solid albums as well, but they’ve done much better, I believe. That said, it definitely has more going for it than A, which comes off as generic symphonic prog/classical crossover and does very little for me at all. B it is.
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Postby toomanyhatz » 23 Jun 2019, 22:40

A is great! Old school classical/symphonic prog! Love it! There's probably more of it than I need (inevitably), but at least it offers some variation without wimping out on the O-T-T ridiculousness of it or the 'balls-to-the-wall' playing.

B has some nice, poppy moments, but it's based on elements we've heard a million times. I don't get the deification of Lynne as a pop genius at all, and this does nothing to change my mind.

Also, might be a coincidence, but the main riff is totally copped from Boston - when their debut was still new!
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Postby Neige » 23 Jun 2019, 22:51

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Re: Prog Cup 2019 Final Round Match 4

Postby Jumper K » 24 Jun 2019, 15:25

ELO can blow me.
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Re: Prog Cup 2019 Final Round Match 4

Postby John aka Josh » 26 Jun 2019, 21:37

General rule of thumb, ELO sound awful.


Trace are superb. Easy win for A.
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Re: Prog Cup 2019 Final Round Match 4

Postby trans-chigley express » 27 Jun 2019, 15:50

I've never really cared for the showboating aspect of prog that the Trace track has in abundance. High on complexity and fancy playing, short on anything particularly memorable.

The ELO track is more their pop sound than their prog but it was the much more enjoyable of the two

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Re: Prog Cup 2019 Final Round Match 4

Postby never/ever » 28 Jun 2019, 23:44

As much as I like Out Of The Blue, it gets steamrollered by the Dutch here...


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Re: Prog Cup 2019 Final Round Match 4

Postby Loki » 29 Jun 2019, 07:41

Back off, Dutch boy!


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Re: Prog Cup 2019 Final Round Match 4

Postby Hightea » 02 Jul 2019, 02:49

A - has all the bells and whistles although also has some ELP bad tendences

B - I saw this tour. This was the second song after they came out of their spaceship. Always like this turn

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Re: Prog Cup 2019 Final Round Match 4

Postby Lord Rother » 02 Jul 2019, 22:36

I love a bit of ELO, well, in fact I love a LOT of ELO.

But I “discovered” Trace in the last year and they were terrific. And prog, which ELO are not.

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Re: Prog Cup 2019 Final Round Match 4

Postby never/ever » 03 Jul 2019, 11:32

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This was initially the clip I wanted to enter- it's just an absolutely stunning performance. I just wasn't too sure about the sound quality.
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Re: Prog Cup 2019 Final Round Match 4

Postby Loki » 04 Jul 2019, 00:47

Good luck in the Final, Maarts!
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