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    Quote Originally Posted by mellotron storm View Post
    Oh except for the Step Ahead album which I listened to last week.
    As did I - for the first time in nearly 10 years! I'm not altogether convinced that it's an actual "neo" album though, as the band had existed since the mid-70s and performed some of this material rather early on. There were quite a few of those "latecomers" in France and Germany during the early 80s; La Rossa (whose album is very strange but completely interesting), Tibet, Schwarzarbeit, Synopsis etc. And a whole lot in Eastern Europe who were definitely not "neo" but wandered in "symph" nonetheless.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Progbear View Post
    Foxtrot: A Shadow of the Past
    Leviathan: Bee Yourself
    Rachel’s Birthday: An Invitation To...
    I listened to Rachel's Birthday just a couple of weeks ago. I only bought it a few years ago. I remember passing on it when Robert Wolf was hawking it, probably due to the horrible looking cover (though it's interesting), and it was a difficult one to find a copy of later on.

    I haven't listened to Leviathan's Bee Yourself in many years, but for some reason it's one where I find melodies from it running through my head occasionally. This was one of the first albums I bought when I discovered the prog "underground" - I ordered it from Laser's Edge in the early 90s or very late 80s. The strong Italian accents gave me a little trouble. I remember the singer pronounced "wax" as "woks."

    "This (something) reminds me, of the time when I was a flying bee..." A pretty cute album, I should give it a listen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrotum Scissor View Post
    As did I - for the first time in nearly 10 years! I'm not altogether convinced that it's an actual "neo" album though, as the band had existed since the mid-70s and performed some of this material rather early on. There were quite a few of those "latecomers" in France and Germany during the early 80s; La Rossa (whose album is very strange but completely interesting), Tibet, Schwarzarbeit, Synopsis etc. And a whole lot in Eastern Europe who were definitely not "neo" but wandered in "symph" nonetheless.
    Funny you would say that about Step Ahead because I also felt it was a bit of a stretch for them to be called Neo-Prog, and when I looked for it I initially didn't look in my Neo section, but in the end that's where I had it. Love the guitar on that one and that Irish singer is far from being a slouch.
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    Holy crap!

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    Apart from the obvious.

    Leviathan Bee Yourself
    Illuvatar - Children
    Aragon - Don't bring the Rain
    Collage - Basnie
    Asgard - Arkana
    Aufklärung - De' La' Tempesta ... L'Oscuro Piacere
    Deyss - Visions in the Dark
    Animator- Gallery

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    Pallas-The Sentinel
    Marillion-Script and Clutching At Straws
    IQ-Ever
    I live in an ephemeral eternity

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    IQ - Ever
    Indeed.
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    How do you tell neo-prog from not-so-neo one?

    IQ, the usual suspects!
    Crucible and Janison Edge, both perfect choices!

    On the other hand... I would also like to mention Dagmahr - My Magnificent Instability How about that one?
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    IQ-"Ever" for me too! It's my favorite neo album still, not just amongst the old ones!

    I'd also put in a vote for Jadis' "Across the Water" and mabye Arena's "Song's from the Lion Cage". Neither of these are up to "Ever", though!

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    Galahad - Following Ghosts
    Pallas - The Sentinel
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    Quote Originally Posted by mellotron storm View Post
    Clepsydra-Alone
    Is it just me, or does the name Clepsydra sound like a particularly nasty strain of STD?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Azol View Post
    Dagmahr - My Magnificent Instability How about that one?
    I like both of their records, but they weren't really that "neo" - were they? That specific time and age (mid-to-late 90s) brought with it a whole array of bands which might have been purpotedly "neo", but who somehow ventured far beyond the usual standards; Discipline, Crucible (as mentioned), Versus X, Scythe, Malibran and so on. And I think Dagmahr fit with these.
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    Pallas - Arrive Alive, The Sentinel
    Aragon - Rocking Horse, Don't Bring The Rain
    Winter - Around the Circle's Edge
    Twelfth Night - Live and Let Live, Fact and Fiction
    Landmarq - The Vision Pit, Solitary Witness
    Magdalena - Magdalena
    Outer limits - Scene of Pale Blue, Misty Moon
    Teru's Symphonia - Do Androids Dream of Electric Camel?
    IQ - Ever
    Marillion - Fugazi
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    IQ - Tales from the Lush Attic

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rarebird View Post
    Twelfth Night - Live at the Target
    Yup, love this one...
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    Quote Originally Posted by devoidzer0 View Post
    Is it just me, or does the name Clepsydra sound like a particularly nasty strain of STD?
    LOL. It sure does.

    I also like Aragon's "Mouse." It's long as hell, but good, as long as you can handle Les Dougan's voice. I like it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yaman Aksu View Post
    Script
    yup, my one and only...

    The genre that never bettered itself after being born on its first album....
    my music collection increased tenfolds when I switched from drug-addicts to complete nutcases.

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    ^ Obviously neo-prog existed before Script, because Mark Kelly was in Chemical Alice before Marillion. Just sayin', though yes, Script is certainly a great one, and it was my intro to the genre.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JKL2000 View Post
    ^ Obviously neo-prog existed before Script, because Mark Kelly was in Chemical Alice before Marillion. Just sayin', though yes, Script is certainly a great one, and it was my intro to the genre.
    Fact and Fiction by Twelfth Night came before Script. Btw, wasn't Chemical Alice an electronic band?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JIF View Post
    . Btw, wasn't Chemical Alice an electronic band?
    No.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JKL2000 View Post
    ^ Obviously neo-prog existed before Script, because Mark Kelly was in Chemical Alice before Marillion. Just sayin', though yes, Script is certainly a great one, and it was my intro to the genre.
    Yeah, I know... I suggested in the Anyone's Daughter Adonis thread that there were some proto-neo-prog albums as far as the late 70's

    Quote Originally Posted by JIF View Post
    Fact and Fiction by Twelfth Night came before Script.
    That's indeed possible... And Script was not Marillion's first release anyway...
    But what I meant is that it is Script that put the genre on the map
    my music collection increased tenfolds when I switched from drug-addicts to complete nutcases.

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