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    Too many favorites to choose just one.
    I would be happy with my collection on shuffle forever.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Poisoned Youth View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buddhabreath View Post

    ...but do revisit and let us know what you think.
    About Interview, yes, it's much better than I remembered, particularly side 2. The arrangements and production appear to me a bit dry, and the first traces of commercialization creep in, but on the whole it's good, old Gentle Giant.
    But I wouldn't put it on the same level with the first 5 albums. I don't see the same level of creativity and inspiration in Interview.

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    Since we have etablished that Gentle Giant isn't a big 6, for live album (or just about any album live or studio) I'll go with Playing the Fool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bartellb View Post
    Since we have etablished that Gentle Giant isn't a big 6, for live album (or just about any album live or studio) I'll go with Playing the Fool.
    For what it's worth, I recall former Triumph guitarist Rik Emmett citing Playing The Fool as one of his favorite live albums.

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    Unfair to include live albums! Hard enough to pick a fav studio album

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    I'm just impressed with everyone's approach to focus on lesser known or recognized prog acts and the fact we didn't get mired down in endless debate on who is the big 6. I think it the effort to isolate only one desert island disc that you would bring with you off a burning ship that is most admirable! I'm also amazed by the diversity of selections here and hints for me to follow up on helpful leads. If you can't pick one, no problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mozo-pg View Post
    I'm just impressed with everyone's approach to focus on lesser known or recognized prog acts and the fact we didn't get mired down in endless debate on who is the big 6. I think it the effort to isolate only one desert island disc that you would bring with you off a burning ship that is most admirable! I'm also amazed by the diversity of selections here and hints for me to follow up on helpful leads. If you can't pick one, no problem.
    Yeah, it was a fun exercise and I too have enjoyed the thread! I realized I overlooked the first UK album in my choice when other mentioned it, but I was trying to think beyond the "big names," which I felt was where you wanted to go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mozo-pg View Post
    I'm just impressed with everyone's approach to focus on lesser known or recognized prog acts and the fact we didn't get mired down in endless debate on who is the big 6. I think it the effort to isolate only one desert island disc that you would bring with you off a burning ship that is most admirable! I'm also amazed by the diversity of selections here and hints for me to follow up on helpful leads. If you can't pick one, no problem.
    Acually, I th1nk we spent way too much time about commenting about the big 5/6/7/8/whatever


    My choices here were actually including the biggies - partly because I know by heart a sizeable amount of those widely-known classic albums
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    Non-Big 6? Hmmm...you can't have just one. It's like eating chocolate.

    Low Spark of High Heeled Boys - Traffic
    Stormcock - Roy Harper
    In A Glass House - Gentle Giant
    Days of Future Passed - The Moody Blues
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    Stormcock is a great pick, adore that album.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trane View Post
    Acually, I th1nk we spent way too much time about commenting about the big 5/6/7/8/whatever


    My choices here were actually including the biggies - partly because I know by heart a sizeable amount of those widely-known classic albums
    Trane, you raise a good point but I meant the thread didn't get bogged down. People are still posting their favourites!

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Dark Elf View Post

    Low Spark of High Heeled Boys - Traffic
    Stormcock - Roy Harper

    ooooh, I wish I'd thought of Low Spark, but it's not as perfect as my other picks, because of Light Up, which I fond annoying.

    Stormcock is a top 50 for me
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    I haven’t responded because Black Market is what comes to mind, and I figured Weather Report to be at least partially outside of prog perimeters. But, if Traffic makes the cut, I reckon it’s okay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by señormoment View Post
    I haven’t responded because Black Market is what comes to mind, and I figured Weather Report to be at least partially outside of prog perimeters. But, if Traffic makes the cut, I reckon it’s okay.
    I believe it is generally accepted that Traffic albums like Low Spark and John Barleycorn are prog rock. Adding Weather Report in the convo is no big deal, particularly considering the fluidity of the music scene in the mid-70s, and Weather Report alums like Jaco Pastorius and Chester Thompson jamming with anyone from Ian Hunter to Joni Mitchell to Genesis and Zappa.
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    I always regarded progressive jazz fusion ala Weather Report, Return to Forever, Mahavishnu Orchestra etc definitely a wing of the overall broad category "progressive rock".

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    I always regarded progressive jazz fusion ala Weather Report, Return to Forever, Mahavishnu Orchestra etc definitely a wing of the overall broad category "progressive rock".
    I always thought of Genesis/Yes as the overall category/class of sympho-lympho. Although there are sympho-lympho artists I don't really like that much, I'm pretty much a sympho-lympho phanatic king of guy. It's an absolutt inkredipel kind of supreme rock'n'roll.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrotum Scissor View Post
    I always thought of Genesis/Yes as the overall category/class of sympho-lympho. Although there are sympho-lympho artists I don't really like that much, I'm pretty much a sympho-lympho phanatic king of guy. It's an absolutt inkredipel kind of supreme rock'n'roll.
    That's fascinating.

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