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    Prog Love Songs?

    feel like this may have come up before so sorry if I am repeating territory but wasn't able to find something on a quick search.

    was wondering what peoples favorite prog love songs were I'll use the term prog here lightly knowing that sometimes a love song isn't really prog style but maybe a love song by a prog group that you like a lot(in other words lets avoid is it prog arguments).

    I'll throw mine out there.

    Yes has plenty of good ones I tend to like Onward the best of the bunch.

    how about you?

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    I always thought "Supper's Ready" was pretty romantic.
    I'm holding out for the Wilson-mixed 5.1 super-duper walletbuster special anniversary extra adjectives edition.

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    Of course, what constitutes a love song is subjective too.

    I like Marillion's "Whatever Is Wrong With You."

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    Yes - Turn of the Century

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    Robert Wyatt - Alife, Sea Song
    Anthony Phillips - God If I Saw Her Now
    Peter Hammill - Just Good Friends, Vision

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    La Rossa by Van der Graaf Generator is the first love themed prog song that comes to my mind, although it's more of a lust song. I'm sure there are more romantic and subtle ones out there.
    A vie, a mort, et apres...

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    Lady Fantasy - Camel
    Ballet for a Girl from Buchanan - Chicago

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    Sadly, love songs in this genre are much too rare, but the best of them are stunning:

    "Autumn" by the Strawbs
    "Nights in White Satin" by the Moody Blues.

    I also like the last four minutes of Yes's Tales from Topographic Oceans and "Your Own Special Way" by Genesis. And I suppose "Lamplight Symphony" by Kansas is kind of a love song, too; "Turn of the Century" by Yes has a similar theme.

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    Does Magma's "Dondai (To An Eternal Love)" count?

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    FZ's "Village of the Sun" is a love song in a way, not to a person but to a place near where Frank grew up, and where many of his early friends came from.

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    Marillion - Pour My Love, kinda their stab at a Simply Red style song. My wife likes it and she has no truck with prog.

    Yes - In The Presence Of

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    Kayak: “My Heart Never Changed,” “Nothingness”
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rulo View Post
    Yes - Turn of the Century
    There ya go.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mister Triscuits View Post
    Robert Wyatt - Alife, Sea Song
    Anthony Phillips - God If I Saw Her Now
    Peter Hammill - Just Good Friends, Vision
    Just good friends is NOT a love song. It appears to be but is in fact about his relationship with the music industry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flowerking View Post
    Lady Fantasy - Camel
    Ballet for a Girl from Buchanan - Chicago
    those are 2 of the best in my book!
    Why is it whenever someone mentions an artist that was clearly progressive (yet not the Symph weenie definition of Prog) do certain people feel compelled to snort "thats not Prog" like a whiny 5th grader?

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    Strong deja vu with this thread, although like the OP I can't find a previous one. 'Turn of the Century' sparked a memory, but searching on that doesn't help either.

    Jethro Tull must have a couple, surely.

    Ladies of the Road? Maybe more lust than love.

    Afterglow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Halmyre View Post
    Strong deja vu with this thread, although like the OP I can't find a previous one. 'Turn of the Century' sparked a memory, but searching on that doesn't help either.

    Jethro Tull must have a couple, surely.

    Ladies of the Road? Maybe more lust than love.

    Afterglow.
    Fire at midnight is a great one.

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    “follow you follow me”, anyone?

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    Well, though I suppose Joe Jackson wouldn't be considered prog, but I still want to mention Be my number two. Perhaps a bit quirky lyric-wise, but I love the arrangement, with the instrumental ending with piano, sax and violin and some percussion-like drums. (I mean, drums aren't playing rhythm, but add something.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mister Triscuits View Post
    Robert Wyatt - Alife, Sea Song
    Caroline from the same Wyatt (and Matching Mole)

    Golf Girl from Caravan
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    Quartet- ABWH
    Wond'ring Aloud....Inside- Jethro Tull
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    How about these:

    "From The Beginning" - Emerson, Lake & Palmer
    "Still...You Turn Me On" - Emerson, Lake & Palmer
    "Sweetness" - Yes
    "Yesterday & Today" - Yes
    "More Fool Me" - Genesis

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    Yes has had a few that I used to get my wife used to prog:

    "Where Will You Be?"
    "Hearts"
    "Turn of the Century"
    "Onward"

    "Ghost of a Chance" from Rush was always a favorite.

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