Monday, October 8, 2018

Prog Valhalla - The Greatest Epics of the "Classic Era"

The High Temple of Music Artistry in Progressive Rock Music


THE HALL OF EPICS 
(The Best Prog Epics of the 1970s)


The Immortals of Classic Progressive Rock Music:
"Supper's Ready" - Genesis (99.5/100)
"Gates of Delirium" - Yes * (99/100)
"Close to the Edge" - Yes * (98.5/100)
"Cinema Show" - Genesis (98/100)
"The Fall of the House of Usher" - Alan Parsons Project (98/100)
"Can You Hear Me?" - Renaissance (98/100)
"Ludwig II von Bayern" - Klaus Schulze * (98/100)
"Awaken" - Yes (97/100)
"The Musical Box" - Genesis (97/100)
"A Trip to The Fair" - Renaissance (97/100)
"Romantic Warrior" - Return to Forever (97/100)
"The Ikon" - Utopia * (96.5/100)
"Henry: Portraits from Tudor Times" - Anthony Phillips (96.5/100)
"Friedrich Nietzsche" - Klaus Schulze * (96.5/100)
"Dogs" - Pink Floyd * (96/100)
"The Geese and the Ghost" - Anthony Phillips (96/100)
"L'auberge du Sanglier/A hunting we shall go / Pengola / Backwards / A hunting we shall go (reprise)" - Caravan (96/100)
"T. on a White Horse" - Eberhard Weber (96/100)
"In the Dead of Night" suite - UK (96/100)
"Adonis" - Anyone's Daughter * (95/100)
"Histoires sans paroles" - Harmonium * (95/100)
"Firth of Fifth" - Genesis (95/100)
"Moana I" - Eberhard Weber (95/100)
"The Court of the Crimson King" - King Crimson (95/100)
"Mother Russia" - Renaissance (95/100)
["Lágada" - Galadriel (95/100)]
"L'araigné-mal" - Atoll * (94.5/100)
"Introduzione" - Il Balletto di Bronzo (94.5/100)
"Incantations (Side One)" - Mike Oldfield * (94/100)
"Utopia Theme" - Utopia (94/100)
"Heart of the Sunrise" - Yes (94/100)
"Sheep" - Pink Floyd (94/100)
"Canto nomade per un prigioniero politico" - Banco Del Mutuo Soccorso (93/100)
"A Plague Of Lighthouse Keepers" - VDGG * (93/100)
"Fool's Overture" - Supertramp (93/100)
"Sound Chaser" - Yes (93/100)
"Lunar Sea" - Camel (93/100)
"Hamburger Concerto" - Focus * (92.5/100)
"Sleeping Giant" - Herbie Hancock * (92.5/100)
"Pictures" - Island * (92.5/100)
"Things I Don't Understand" - Renaissance (92/100)
"Hortz Fur Dëhn Stekëhn Ẁest" - Magma (92/100)
"Prince and The Sea" - Lenny White (92/100)
"Can't be long now / Françoise / For Richard / Warlock" - Caravan (92/100)
"L'isola di niente" - PFM (92/100)
"Depuis l'automne" - Harmonium (92/100)
"Poisoned Youth" - England (92/100)
["The Crucifixion" - Aragon (92/100)]
"Tubular Bells" (Side One) - Mike Oldfield * (91.5/100)
"Take a Pebble" - ELP (91.5/100)
"Friedemann Bach" - Klaus Schulze (91.5/100)
"A Treatise on Cosmic Fire" - Todd Rundgren * (91/100)
"Eruption" - Focus * (91/100)
"Tarkus" - ELP * (91/100)
"Huascaran I" - Fermata (91/100)
"Across the Waters" - Triumvirat (91/100)
"The Duel of The Jester and The Tyrant (Parts I & II)" - Return to Forever (91/100)
"W Kolysce Dloni Twych (Ojcu)" - SBB (91/100)
"One for theVine" - Genesis (91/100)
"Traummaschine" - Ash Ra Tempel * (91/100)
"Shadow of the Heirophant" - Steve Hackett (91/100)
"Wasting Time" - Zyma (91/100)
"Wassilissa" - Mother Gong * (90.5/100)
"Barbara" - Ivory (90.5/100)
"The Torture Never Stops" - Frank Zappa (90/100)
"Before the Fall" - Babylon (90/100)
"La femme aillée" - Pollen (90/100)
["The Enemy Smacks" - IQ (90/100)]

I thought I'd done this poll before (searched, could find no evidence), or I've wanted to do it for the longest time: Vote for your favorite of these "lesser known" or "lesser acclaimed" prog epics from the 1970s--all of which are, in my opinion, masterpieces in their own right.


Demi-Gods of  Progressive Rock Music:
"Enigmatic Ocean, Parts I-VI" - Jean-Luc Ponty (89.5/100)
"Swastikas on Parade" - The Residents * (89.5/100)
["Crowded" - Trilogy (89.5/100)]
["We Are Sane" - Twelfth Night (89.5/100)]
"Sorrow" - Lucifer's Friend (89/100)
"San Lorenzo" - Pat Metheny Group (89/100)
"Answers? Questions! Questions? Answers!" - Focus (89/100)
"Memento z banalnym triptykiem" - SBB * (89/100)
"Il Banchetto" - PFM (89/100)
"Pictures" - Schicke, Führs & Fröhling (89/100)
"Me and My Woman" - Roy Harper (89/100)
"Slightly All the Time" - Soft Machine * (88.5/100)
"Les porches de Notre-Dame" - Maneige * (88.5/100)
"Heinrich von Kleist" - Klaus Schulze * (88.5/100)
"Son Of 'There's No Place Like Homerton'" - Hatfield and the North (88.5/100)
"Yksi Maa & Yksi Kansa - One Land & One Nation" - Haikara (88.5/100) 
"Why Should I Lend You Mine" - Brand X (88.5/100)
"El Viaje de Anabelas" - Bubu (88/100)
"Dopo... Niente È Più Lo Stesso" - Banco Del Mutuo Soccorso (88/100)
"Wandering Spirit Song" - Herbie Hancock * (88/100)
"Mumps" - Hatfield and the North * (88/100)
"Yours Is No Disgrace" - Yes (88/100)
"Pääntaivuttelun Seuraukset" - Pekka Pohjola * (88/100)
"Incantations (Side Four)" - Mike Oldfield * (87.5/100)
"Song for America" - Kansas (87.5/100)
"Rain Dance" - Herbie Hancock (87.5/100)
"Shoes (Boty)"- Modry Efekt (87.5/100)
"Shine on You Crazy Diamond, Parts 1-5" - Pink Floyd (87/100)
"The Herald" - Comus (87/100)
"The Three Tongues" - Mother Gong (87/100)
"Mirage!" -  AREA (87/100)
"Dear Alice" - Chick Corea (87/100)
"Shine on You Crazy Diamond, Parts 6-9" - Pink Floyd (87/100)
"The Pied Piper" - Mother Gong (87/100)
"A Louse Is Not A Home" - Peter Hammill (87/100)
"Z Ktorych Krwi Frew Moja" - SBB (87/100)
"Lemmings" - VDGG (87/100)
"Peccato D'Orgoglio" - Alphataurus (87/100)
"Touching Once (Is so Hard to Do)" - Renaissance (87/100)
"Metamorphosis" - Curved Air (87/100)
"Driving to Amsterdam" - Khan (87/100)
"Brainticket (Part I)" - Brainticket (87/100)
"Lament" - Gryphon (87/100)
"Mission 14" - Quasar (86.5/100)
"Pedagogue" - Wigwam (86.5/100)
"Halloween, Part 2" - Pulsar * (86.5/100)
"Hidden Shadows" - Herbie Hancock (86.5/100)
"Larks' Tongue in Aspic" - King Crimson (86.5/100)
"Herold And King / Dloreh" - Island (86.5/100)
"Ballet for a Girl in Buchanon" - Chicago (86.5/100)
"Midnight Mushrumps" - Gryphon * (86/100)
"Ashes Are Burning" - Renaissance (86/100)
"Nine Feet Underground" - Caravan * (86/100)
"The World of Genius Hans" - Moving Gelatine Plates (86/100)
"Sleepwalkers" - VDGG (86/100)
"Businessman" - Zyma (86/100)
"Space Shanty" - Khan (86/100)
"L'idiot Leon" - Cos (86/100)
"Tarkus" - ELP * (86/100)
"Scorched Earth" - VDGG (86/100)
"Nimrodel / The Procession / The White Rider" - Camel (86/100)
"Lady Fantasy" - Camel (86/100)
"Epilogo" - Il Balletto di Bronzo (86/100)
"Le Karême d'Eros" - Sloche (86/100)
"Silently Falling" - Chris Squire (86/100)
"My Brother" - Osiris (86/100)
"Halloween, Part 1" - Pulsar * (85.5/100)
"Here And Now" - Island (85.5/100)
"A Passion Condensed" - Finch * (85.5)
"I Could Never Be A Soldier" - Gnidrolog (85.5/100)
"Water Torture" - Herbie Hancock (85.5/100)
"Opening Move" - Gryphon (85.5/100) 
"Le dernier" - Shylock (85.5/100)
"Jack the Ripper" - Univers Zero (85/100)
"Orée" - Laurent Thibault (85/100)
"Dreamfish" - Babylon (85/100)
"Pioneers over C" - VDGG (85/100)
"Memory Lain, Hugh/Headloss" - Caravan (85/100)
"Gudrun" - Pierreot Lunaire (85/100)
"Incantations (Side Two)" - Mike Oldfield * (85/100)
"Heinrich von Kleist" - Klaus Schulze * - (85/100)
"Atila" - Atila (84.5/100)
"The Dream" - Gracious (84.5/100)
"Oceaner föder liv" (Oceans give birth to life) - Kaipa (84.5/100)
"På Gata" - Atlas (84.5/100)
"Brigades spéciales" - Art Zoyd (84.5/100)
"One Word" - Mahavishnu Orchestra (84.5/100)
"Creepshow" - Twelfth night (84.5/100)
"Starship Trooper: Life Seeker / Disillusion / Wurm" - Yes (84/100)
"Ritual - Nous Sommes Du Soleil" - Yes * (84/100)
"Nubian Sundance" - Weather Report (84/100)
"Pudding in Gesteren" - Supersister * (84/100)
"Arrow" - VDGG (84/100)
"Un Giorno, un Amico" - Quella Vecchia Locanda (84/100)
"Freak parade" - Utopia (84/100)
"Incantations (Side Three)" - Mike Oldfield * (84/100)
"July Morning" - Uriah Heep (84/100)
"Seppia" - Pichio dal Pozzo (84/100)
"Sailor on the Seas of Fate" - Osiris (83.5/100)
"Crystal Lake" - Klaus Schulze * (83.5/100)
"Beyond the Bizarre" - Finch (83.5/100)
"The Joke" - High Tide (83.5/100)
"Introspect" - Cathedral (83/100)
"La mente vola" - Alphataurus (83/100)
"Julia" - SBB * (83/100)
"Man-Erg" - VDGG (83/100)
"L'evoluzione" - Banco Del Mutuo Soccorso (83/100)
"The Long Piece" - Egg * (83/100)
"Achille" - Classroom (Cos) (83/100)
"Echoes" - Pink Floyd * (83/100)
"A Sprinking of Clouds" - Gong (83/100)
"Laocksetal" - Shylock (83/100)
"Somni" - Atila (82.5/100)
"The Love In Your Eye / To Catch Me A Brother / Subsultus / Debouchement / Tilbury Kecks" - Caravan (82.5/100)
"Kobaïa" - Magma (82.5/100)
"The Last Battle" - Rick Wakeman (82.5/100)
"Severity town" - Grobschnitt (82.5/100)
"Jeux du Siecle" Carpe Diem (82.5/100)
"And You and I" - Yes (82/100)
"Hypertension (Hypertenze)" - Modry Efekt (82/100)
"Same Old Rock" - Roy Harper (82/100)
"Velvet Voyage" - Klaus Schulze * (82/100)
"Running Hard" - Renaissance (82/100)
"Rock, Sea, and Tree" - Machiavel (82/100)
"Isle of Everywhere" - Gong (82/100)
"Bent Cold Sidewalk" - Tangerine Dream (82/100)
"Tunnel" - Atoll (82/100)
"One End More / Phil's Little Dance - For Phil Miller's Trousers / Worlds Of Zin" - Gilgamesh (82/100)
"Spanish Galleon" - Lucifer's Friend (82/100)
"Imaginary Voyage, Parts I-IV" - Jean-Luc Ponty * (81.5/100)
"To Be Over" - Yes (81/100)
"Ombra muta" - Alphataurus (81/100)
"Scorpio-Libra" - Eddie Henderson (81/100)
"Reviure" - Atila (81/100)
"Ruins" - Henry Cow (81/100)
"Hallogallo" - Neu! (81/100)
"Windchase" - Sebastian Hardie * (80.5/100)
"Alegries del Mediterrani" - Iceberg (80.5/100)
"Il Principio del Fin" - Atila (80.5/100)
"Credo" - Refugee * (80.5/100)
"Vendesi Saggezza" - Locanda della Fate (80.5/100)
"Abre la Puerta" - Triana (80.5/100)
"Boilk" - Egg (80.5/100)
"Down to You" - Colosseum II (80.5/100)
"Forse Le Lucciole Non Si Amano Più" - Locanda della Fate (80.5/100)    
"Vilna" - Weidorje (80.5/100)
"Il giardino del mago" - Banco Del Mutuo Soccorso * (80/100)
"The Low Spark of High-Heeled Boys" - Traffic (80/100)
"A Tab in the Ocean" - Nektar (80/100)
"Energy" - Supersister (80/100)
"The Light from Deep Darkness" - Eloy (80/100)
"Flying Teapot" - Gong (80/100)
"Brainticket (Part II)" - Brainticket (80/100)
"Downwind" - Gong (80/100)


"Io Vivo (fusione per 30 elementi)" - Banco Delle Mutuo Soccorso (/100)

Spectres, Devas, and Sprites of Classic Prog Music:
"Pigs (Three Different Ones)" - Pink Floyd (79.5/100)
"Stadacone" - Sloche (79.5/100)
"Köhntarkösz (Part One)" - Magma (79/100)
"Hasta Volver" - Triana (79/100)
"For Four" - Mirthrandir (79/100)
"L'amico suicida" - Biglietto Per L'Inferno (79/100)
"Captain Coeur de Miel" - Ange (79/100)
"Coloc" - Cos (79/100)
"Casino" - Al Di Meola (79/100)
"Call of the Wild" - Jan Dukes de Grey (79/100)
"Facelift" - Soft Machine * (79/100)
"Progression" - Trace (78.5/100)
"Gamma Ray" - Birth Control (78.5/100)
"Poseidon's Creation" - Eloy (78/100)
"Sueños de Maniquí" - Bubu (78/100)
"Where Opposites Meet" - Sky (78/100)
"Safe (Canon Song)" - Chris Squire (78/100)
"E-Musik" - Neu! (77.5/100)
"Meurglys III, The Songwriter's Guild" - VDGG * (77.5/100)
"Schmetterling" - Bröselmaschine (77/100)
"Dundrets Fröjder" - Samla Mammas Manna (77/100)
"Zarathustra" - Museo Rosenbach * (77/100)
"I Wish I Was a Girl" - Pink Fairies (77/100)
"Anna" - SBB * (77/100)
"Huascaran II" - Fermata (77/100)
"The Apocalypse" - Eloy (77/100)
"A Girl Named You" - Supersister (77/100)
"Zero The Hero and The Witch's Spell" - Gong (76.5/100)
"Gaillarde" - Trace (76.5/100)
"Yeti (Improvisation)" - Amon Düül II * (76.5/100)
"Les aventures de saxinette et Clarophone" - Maneige (76/100)
"I due amanti" - Corte Dei Miracoli (76/100)
"They Get To Know Me" - Kayak (76/100)
"The Venusian Summer - Lenny White (76/100)
"Alpha Centauri" - Tangerine Dream * (76/100)
"Lost" - VDGG * (75/100)
"Ban-Ban Caliban" - Soft Machine (75/100)
"Garden Of Paradise" - Steve Hillage * (75/100)
"Pamiec w Kamien Wrasta" (Memory Grows into Stone) - SBB * (75/100)
"Atlantis' Agony At June 5th - 8498, 13 p.m. Gregorian Earthtime" - Eloy (75/100)
"Europe Endless (Europa Endlos)" - Kraftwerk (75/100)
"UFO" - Guru Guru (75/100)
"Kuiama" - ELO (74.5/100)
"All Along The Watchtower" - Affinity (74.5/100)
"Aufbruch" - Novalis (74.5/100)
"Time Robber" - Omega (74.5/100)
"Kommunikation" - Gila (74.5/100)
"Moonchild" - King Crimson (73.5/100)
"With an ear to the ground you can make it / Martinian / Only cox / Reprise - Caravan (73/100)
"Starless" - King Crimson (73/100)
"Why Don't You Eat Carrots" - Faust (73/100)
"Oasis" - Nucleus (73/100)
"Negativland" - Neu! (72.5/100)
"You Never Blow Your Trip Forever" - Gong (72/100)
"Caos (parte seconda)" - AREA (72/100)
"Isis and Osiris" - Alice Coltrane (71.5/100)
"RongWrong" - Quiet Sun (71/100)
"Stand By" - Heldon (71/100)

Satyrs, Imps, and Gnomes of Classic Progressive Rock Music:
"Svitanie (Dawning)" - Modry Efekt (68/100)
"Damnation Alley" - Hawkwind (67.5/100)
"Perspective I (où commence le nihilisme actif) - Heldon (67/100)
"Hangman" - Jane (65/100)
"Saneonymous" - High Tide (65/100)
"Perspective III (Baader Meinhof Blues)" - Heldon (64/100)
"Sacrifice" - Black Widow (63/100)

Liars, Cheats, and Fakirs
"Dark Ages" - Jethro Tull (58/100)
"Last Man at the Station" - SBB (57/100)