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    Quote Originally Posted by Tangram View Post
    Thanks. Probably spend too much time making the list but it was fun to do. Security is one of my all-time favorite albums which makes it his best in my book. Mr Perfection, I mean Peter Gabriel, polished the notes to well, perfection. Love the drum sound he has on this album, and his lyrics are as always excellent.
    I'm still working on my list...

    Security is an excellent record, and on some days it might be my favorite PG album overall. So is brilliant though, so it's hard for me to choose. I agree about the drums and lyrics too. Fantastic stuff.
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    Barry Manilow - Copacabana (19 times). 79+ minutes
    A new technique to get someone to talk: just play this!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darkenralph View Post
    So max 80 minutes of the music that will feel like a soundtrack to your life. Not only prog but whatever style.

    Not an easy thing I know. It took me ages to compile mine. I had to go through my collection without mercy and with the knowledge that there will be no space for some of the songs that mean the most to me, simply because they are too long to include on a compilation were every band and solo artist is urging me to give them some of those 80 minutes.

    How would yours look like? Looking forward to see them :-)

    Here is my list.

    1. Bo Hansson: Fog on the Barrow-Downs (from "Lord of the Rings" 1970)
    2. Yes: Long Distance Runaround (from "Fragile" 1971)
    3. Emerson, Lake & Palmer: From the Beginning (from "Trilogy" 1972)
    4. Black Sabbath: Who are You? (from "Sabbath Bloody Sabbath" 1973)
    5. Gandalf: Alone Again (from "Gallery of Dreams" 1992)
    6. Rainbow: Sixteenth Century Greensleeves (from "Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow" 1975)
    7. Renaissance: Kalynda (A Magical Isle) (from "Azur D' Or" 1971)
    8. Uriah Heep: Sunrise (from "the Magician's Birthday" 1972)
    9. Jethro Tull: Coronach (from "20 years of Jethro Tull" 1988)
    10. Kansas: Can I Tell You (from "Kansas" 1974)
    11. Camel: Harbour of Tears (from "Harbour of Tears" 1996)
    12. Dio: Don’t Talk to Strangers (from "Holy Diver" 1983)
    13. Love: Andmoreagain (from "Forever Changes" 1967)
    14. Rory Gallagher: Tattoo’d Lady (from "Tattoo" 1973)
    15. Fairport Convention: Crazy Man Michael (from "Liege and Lief" 1969)
    16. Yngwie Malmsteen: Rising Force (from "Odyssey" 1988)
    17. Stratovarius: Speed of Light (from "Episode" 1996)
    18. Immortal: Blashyrk (Mighty Ravendark) (from "Battles in the North" 1995)
    19. Górecki: Concerto for Harpsichord and String Orchestra (from "Harpsichord Concerto" 1995)
    20. Wolves in the Throne Room: Mother Owl, Father Ocean (from "Thrice Woven" 2017)
    21. King Crimson: Starless (first four minutes) (from "Red" 1974)
    There is a lot here that I am not familiar with. Now I have something to do over the weekend!

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    Quote Originally Posted by aith01 View Post
    I'm still working on my list...

    Security is an excellent record, and on some days it might be my favorite PG album overall. So is brilliant though, so it's hard for me to choose. I agree about the drums and lyrics too. Fantastic stuff.
    Take it easy. I think it took me almost a year before I was more or less happy with my list ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tangram View Post
    There is a lot here that I am not familiar with. Now I have something to do over the weekend!
    Enjoy! Hope you will like it 🙂

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    This is an interesting question. Thing is, I really like epic-length compositions. And I believe they would be the most sustaining...

    1. Caravan Nine Feet Underground
    2. Yes Revealing Science of God
    3. Soft Machine Soft Weed Factor
    4. Beethoven's 9th, 4th movement a/k/a Ode to Joy.

    So much left on cutting room floor... Miles Davis, Coltrane, Magma etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brad 2 the Bone View Post
    You need to leave space for this:
    Oh, that is brilliant!
    If a bird can speak, who once was a dinosaur,
    and a dog can dream
    should it be impossible
    that a man might supervise the construction of light?

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    Surrender by James Johnson, the reclusive ambient artist and after that a CD full of music by Frederick Delius with “North Country Sketches” and “A Song of Summer” cued up as first few tracks . . .

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    1. Simon Says - Brother Where' You Bound
    2. Roine Stolt - Humanizzimo
    I'd call that CD "Best Prog Epics"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Czyszy View Post
    1. Simon Says - Brother Where' You Bound
    Now that is one really nice slice of symph right there. I like that one a lot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aith01 View Post
    I'm still working on my list...

    Security is an excellent record, and on some days it might be my favorite PG album overall. So is brilliant though, so it's hard for me to choose. I agree about the drums and lyrics too. Fantastic stuff.
    Yes, "the list" was a bit daunting, that's why I had to let it sit for a bit. I just had to make choices and work from that. To narrow things down, only from my favs so no 'one-offs' from an obscure artist. Only one track per artist and no classical music. The big one though, is no really long tracks. It felt like cheating. It was just my method so I would have some fun with it. I didn't want just to choose two tracks by Tangerine Dream and Genesis and finished up by three by Pink Floyd.

    PG's body of work has grown on me over the years. Always a fan but I didn't appreciate it all right away. So isn't the album that I usually reach for to scratch the PG itch, but it really is excellent.

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    Crap... the first three songs I thought of were Tarkus, Close to the Edge and Starless... that's doesn't leave me much room to play with. Hmmmmmm.... I'm going to have to give this some thought.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PixelDelirium View Post
    Crap... the first three songs I thought of were Tarkus, Close to the Edge and Starless... that's doesn't leave me much room to play with. Hmmmmmm.... I'm going to have to give this some thought.
    Great choices, but yeah it only leaves you 28 minutes or so for other artists. I decided to take the first four minutes of Starless for my own list, because I couldn't do without. Robert Fripp has done it himself a couple of times for KC compilations.

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