Prog Cup 2019 Final Round Match 5

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Prog Cup 2019 Final Round Match 5

Postby never/ever » 23 Jun 2019, 11:33

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Rush - Xanadu





B

Renaissance - Mother Russia

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Re: Prog Cup 2019 Final Round Match 5

Postby Purgatory Brite » 23 Jun 2019, 12:47

A no arguing with an epic prog classic!

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Re: Prog Cup 2019 Final Round Match 5

Postby C » 23 Jun 2019, 16:07

Of course B is not Renaissance it is Illusion.

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Re: Prog Cup 2019 Final Round Match 5

Postby joels344 » 23 Jun 2019, 17:10

Rush might be on the lazy side for selection purposes but I do think it outclasses B. A here.
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Re: Prog Cup 2019 Final Round Match 5

Postby Neige » 23 Jun 2019, 22:53

B, by miles!
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Re: Prog Cup 2019 Final Round Match 5

Postby toomanyhatz » 24 Jun 2019, 01:04

C wrote:Of course B is not Renaissance it is Illusion.


Would that that were true. The piano's fine, but he's no John Hawken. Nonetheless, I'd rather listen to Jane Relf or Annie Haslam - or for that matter the neighborhood dog - than Geddy Lee, so B for me.
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Re: Prog Cup 2019 Final Round Match 5

Postby Neige » 24 Jun 2019, 06:44

C wrote:Of course B is not Renaissance it is Illusion.

Heresy

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Eh....?

That's not the way it happened, Stephen, it's the original Renaissance that later released a couple of albums as Illusion. :ugeek:
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Re: Prog Cup 2019 Final Round Match 5

Postby Jumper K » 24 Jun 2019, 15:28

A. I can't get with all this portentous presposterosity that is encapsulated in B.

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Re: Prog Cup 2019 Final Round Match 5

Postby John aka Josh » 26 Jun 2019, 22:11

Illusion/Renaissance - would a rose by any other name smell as sweet?

My old ears have long been accustomed to both bands & enjoy them for what they are.


I've never really taken to Rush so an easy B for me.
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Re: Prog Cup 2019 Final Round Match 5

Postby never/ever » 28 Jun 2019, 23:42

Portentous, exhibits a and b....
Give it to the guitars over the orchestra...
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Re: Prog Cup 2019 Final Round Match 5

Postby Hightea » 30 Jun 2019, 16:50

B in honor of Trump

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Re: Prog Cup 2019 Final Round Match 5

Postby trans-chigley express » 01 Jul 2019, 09:57

I like a lot of Renaissance and this is a very good pick from a typically fine album from this era but the opening 6 minutes of Xanadu are among the most thrilling in Prog.

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Re: Prog Cup 2019 Final Round Match 5

Postby Lord Rother » 02 Jul 2019, 22:56

Good match. I am familiar with B but not A as I too struggle with Rush and the Helium boy.

That said I was pleasantly surprised on this occasion and despite the squealing squawks which Budgie boy Burke Shelley did so much better I’m going for A.

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Re: Prog Cup 2019 Final Round Match 5

Postby never/ever » 03 Jul 2019, 11:34

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