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    Quote Originally Posted by mozo-pg View Post
    I've never heard this one. What makes it the best for you Mo?
    It's a fantastic piece of music, with no parallel to anything before or after it. You need to listen to this, there's no way really to describe it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zappathustra View Post
    It's a fantastic piece of music, with no parallel to anything before or after it. You need to listen to this, there's no way really to describe it.
    I'll make an effort to check it out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Munster View Post
    Still not sure which Zarathustra this is referring to. Is it the German band or the Italian album. It sounds great, whichever one it is.
    Yes Munster I was referring to the Italian group Museo Rosenbach. I also agree there are even better one-off Progressivo Italiano's out there, but I still think Zarathustra has some wonderful moments and one of the most beautiful melodies/themes ever for my money.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeuhlmate View Post
    ...
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    Gentle Giant - Interview
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    Yes! Nice to see this underrated (and even panned) album get well-deserved kudos. Kerry's crashing piano chords on the title track alone make it worth the price of admission, but maybe I'm eccentric...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buddhabreath View Post
    Yes Munster I was referring to the Italian group Museo Rosenbach. I also agree there are even better one-off Progressivo Italiano's out there, but I still think Zarathustra has some wonderful moments and one of the most beautiful melodies/themes ever for my money.
    Yes, that theme is gold. But it lifts the expectations so high, that it makes it painful not to ever see them fulfilled.

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    ^^^ exactly Zap! They set the bar so high on that opening theme that the rest of the album was rather anti-climatic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DocProgger View Post
    Supertramp--Crime..or Crisis...or Quietest Moments....lol
    Don't want to dispute you needlessly, but Supertramp is one of the big whatever in whatever style band

    But yeah, Crime is definitely up there.
    my music collection increased tenfolds when I switched from heroin-addicts to crazy ones

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrotum Scissor View Post
    Arrow Head...
    you couldn't refrain from throwing this in, like it's the most tedious and blatant choice of all time. Of course I've never ever heard of them.

    It's great by the way.

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    For me it's Gentle Giant's Free Hand!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buddhabreath View Post
    but maybe I'm eccentric...
    Not in this case !

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    Brutal choice:....depending on my mood....and, in no particular order...

    GG - Interview
    Mars Volta - Frances the Mute
    VDGG - Pawn Hearts
    Soft Machine - Grides
    G.A.S -aholic

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    ^^^

    Damn! Based on your other choices I gotta check out that Mars Volta album!
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    I always thought Interview is a step towards the abyss in relation to what had occurred before. This second more-than-positive opinion (and again by someone whose taste has a lot of credibility for me) forces me to go back and revisit.

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    ^^^

    I can see that due to "Give it Back" which pointed in the threatening direction of a more commercial approach, but do revisit and let us know what you think.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mozo-pg View Post
    I've never heard [Rock Bottom]. What makes it the best for you Mo?
    Lyrically, it's a deeply personal LP, exploring conflicted emotions and unsettled states of mind. The music, high-lghting keys and winds, perfectly captures the vibe through drones and extended workouts that mesmerize, inducing an almost trance-like affect.
    Michael: "Harold, don't you have any other music, you know, from [last] century?"
    Harold: "There is no other music....."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buddhabreath View Post
    ^^^

    I can see that due to "Give it Back" which pointed in the threatening direction of a more commercial approach, but do revisit and let us know what you think.
    Other fantastic tracks - should be played loud:
    "Another Show"
    "Empty City"
    "Timing"
    "I Lost My Head"

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    Yes indeed... and of course the title track... and "Design"! it's just a great album in my book. I like "Give it Back" too which although isn't one of the heavy GG killers, still has a very nice arrangement indeed. Hell, I thought if GG farted I would like but then "Giant for a Day" came out...
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    Thanks Mo. I'll have to check it out.

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    I think I’ll go with:

    Änglagård - Hybris


    But these were my close runner ups:

    Il Balletto di Bronzo - Ys
    Camel - Mirage
    England - Garden Shed
    U.K. - S/t
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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
    England - Garden Shed
    I'm shocked! Shocked I tell ya!
    Ian

    I blame Wynton, what was the question?
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  22. #122
    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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    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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