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    Quote Originally Posted by Rarebird View Post
    Those are hardly obscure.
    That debut album of Angel remains fairly obscure in its status as "prog" album, seeing how they'd soon become a dreadful arena-hard rock group sharing management with Kiss and assorted other acts of Perpetual brilliance in rock.

    It's a Beautiful Day's debut remains fairly obscure in its status as "prog" album precisely because of the reason illustrated a few posts above here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrotum Scissor View Post
    That debut album of Angel remains fairly obscure in its status as "prog" album, seeing how they'd soon become a dreadful arena-hard rock group sharing management with Kiss and assorted other acts of Perpetual brilliance in rock.

    It's a Beautiful Day's debut remains fairly obscure in its status as "prog" album precisely because of the reason illustrated a few posts above here.
    Still, I don't consider them really obscure. They may not have been considered "prog"albums, but the groups were hardly obscure.

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    Flight: "Incredible Journey" (1976)


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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadow View Post
    At high school teen center 72-73 there was a band called ZED who I remember did different cover songs than the usual bands. Sometime in the 90's or 2000's I found a used album the band put out in the 70's. It was actually decent progressive rock, but I don't know if they did anything else. They had a female lead singer.
    I used to see that album in used record stores fairly often back in the 80s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rarebird View Post
    Still, I don't consider them really obscure. They may not have been considered "prog"albums, but the groups were hardly obscure.





    Ok.
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    It’s hardly a classic, but I really do enjoy that Chakra album. It seemed to be a lot like an American version of that Gemini album (Counterbalance), i.e.: trying to be an indie version of UK. I think it was slightly more successful in that, unlike Gemini, they weren’t attempting it on cheap Crumar synths.
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    Strongbow - Strongbow (1975)



    Edgewood - Ship of Labor (1972)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Progbear View Post
    It’s hardly a classic, but I really do enjoy that Chakra album.
    I would agree. Underrated. I suppose that in the shadow of Mirthrandir, Yezda Urfa, Cathedral, Lift, Hands, Babylon, Easter Island etc. stuff like Chakra and Earthrise seemed all too pedestrian or simply unspectacular to really have much appeal even with the inside crowd.

    Another one which is often unfairly ruled out:
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    "[...] things that we never dreamed of doing in Crimson or in any band that I've been in," - Tony Levin speaking of SGM

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    I'd like to recommend early U.S. prog band Food and their album Forever Is A Dream from 1969.












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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrotum Scissor View Post
    Easter Island - Easter Island (1979)


    Good hunting...
    While hunting I found a very recent re-release of Easter Island on SHM-CD by https://www.discogs.com/Easter-Islan...elease/8484694.
    It looks though as if they used the same extra material as on "Now And Then".


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    Also recently rereleased the Album by White Wing best known for being the pre band of Asia (US) (which got also rereleased)

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    Pavlov's Dog Pampered Menial (1974)



    Hardly an "obscure" stuff , but nevermind 'cause some legendary U.S. Prog acts as e.g. Cathedral are already mentioned in this thread as well.

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    Love this weird live Performances of Jasper Wrath (aka Zodar & Clark aka Arden House (all the same band)


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    IdWhere Are We Going (1977)


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    Synergy Electronic Realizations for Rock Orchestra (1975)



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    The rather unkown second Album by ATLANTIS PHILHARMONIC Grand Master was also rereleased this month (in Japan)

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    And of course no Ameriprog thread should be without Manakin (I just post a different track this time )


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    Quote Originally Posted by TheH View Post
    The rather unkown second Album by ATLANTIS PHILHARMONIC Grand Master was also rereleased this month (in Japan)
    Is that a "Tachika" release? I don't think this was ever actually legitimately released.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve F. View Post
    Is that a "Tachika" release? I don't think this was ever actually legitimately released.
    Nope, this one is from Belle Antique so it should be legit.

    I'm rather sure that "Tachika" are not from Japan (either German or from the US)

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    Terry Brooks & Strange Ruler Of The Universe (1973)






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    The Electronic Hole s/t (1970)


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    The Mandrake Memorial Puzzle (1969)



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    Relatively Clean Rivers s/t (1976)


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    So Psychedelia is "Prog?" Learn something new around here every day.
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