Thursday, December 12, 2019

The Best Prog Epics from the 1980s

The 1980s' Best Prog Epics
(9+ minutes in length.)
Here are my top-rated prog epics from the 1980s. The pickings are rather slim--and I'm sure there are some that I've missed--but there are a few choice ones to get excited about.


PROG PERFECTION

1. "As Falls Wichita, So Falls Wichita Falls" 
(20:46)
by PAT METHENY & LYLE MAYS 
40/40 = 10.0
from the 1981 album of the same name.



2. "Dream Within a Dream"
(9:08) 
by PROPAGANDA
20/20 = 10.0
from the 1985 album A Secret Wish



3. "Le cri"
(9:03)
by ESKATON
20/20 = 10.0
from the 1981 album 4 Visions



4. "La poderosa muerte"
(11:08)
by LOS JAIVAS
(20/20)
from the 1981 album Alturas de Machu Picchu






NEAR PERFECTION:

5. "Eskaton"
(10:30)
by ESKATON
(19.75/20) = 9.875
from the 1981 album 4 Visions



6. "Minuano in 6/8"
(9:26)
by THE PAT METHENY GROUP 
(19.5/20) = 9.75 
from the album Still Life (Talking)




7. "Lágada"
(9:00)
by GALADRIEL 
(19.5/20) = 9.75
from the 1988 album Mutterred Promises from An Ageless Pond



8. "The Ninth Wave" 
(26:25)
by KATE BUSH 
(48.5/50) = 9.7
from the 1985 album Hounds of Love



9. "Gevecht Met De Engel Deel I, II, & III"
(22:37)
by FLAIRCK
(43.5/45) = 9.67
from the 1980 album Gevecht Met De Engel


10. "Marsibéli Krónikák I-VI"
(23:23)
by SOLARIS
(43.5/45) = 9.67
from the 1984 album Marsibéli Krónikák


11. "Welcome to The Pleasuredome"
(13:40)
by FRANKIE GOES TO HOLLYWOOD
(29/30) = 9.67
from the 1984 album Welcome to The Pleasuredome


12. "1984, Part 1"
(18:41)
by ANTHONY PHILLIPS
(38.5/40) = 9.625
from the 1981 album 1984





Other LP Prog Epic Masterpieces:


13. "Wave"
(9:11)
by DAVID SYLVIAN
(19/20) = 9.5
from the 1986 album Gone to Earth


14. "Présage"
(9:48)
by UNIVERS ZERO
(19/20) = 9.5
from the 1984 album Uzed


15. "All The Fallen People"
(11:57)
by MR. SIRIUS
(28.5/30) = 9.5
from the 1987 album Barren Dreams


16. "Same Deep Water as You"
(9:19)
by THE CURE
(19/20) = 9.5
from the 1989 album Disintegration


17. "The Great Tower"
(9:44)
by IVORY 
(19/20) = 9.5
from the 1980 album Sad Cypress


18. "Combat" 
(12:26)
by UNIVERS ZERO 
(23.5/25) = 9.4
from the 1981 album Ceux du dehors


19. "La Ballade De Lénore" 
(9:00)
by SHUB-NIGGURATH
(18.75/20) = 9.375
from the 1986 album Les mortes sont vites



20. "Barbara" 
(13:45)
by IVORY
(28/30) = 9.33
from the 1980 album Sad Cypress


21. "Tota in The Moya"
(10:14)
by YEZDA URFA
(18.5/20) = 9.25
from the 1989 album Sacred Baboon


22. "Attente"
(10:12))
by ESKATON 
(18.5/20) = 9.25
from the 1981 album 4 Visions



23. "We Are Sane" 
(10:27)
by TWELFTH NIGHT 
(18.5/20) = 9.25
from the 1982 album Fact and Fiction




Other GREAT LP Prog Epics:

24. "Rise and Fall" (10:12) 
by PALLAS (17.3/20) = 9.225
from the 1984 album The Sentinel




25. "La vieille femme et la chandelle"(12:43)
by HECENIA (23/25) = 9.2
from the 1989 album Hecenia




26. "The Crucifixion" (15:39)
by ARAGON (27.5/30) = 9.167
from the 1988 album Don't Bring the Rain



27. "The Enemy Smacks" (13:49)
by IQ (27.5/30) = 9.167 
from the 1983 album Tales from the Lush Attic



28. "Sphinx Lightning" (19:12)
by TANGERINE DREAM (36.5/40) = 9.125
from the 1983 album Hyperborea


29. "Memento z banalnym triptykiem" (20:57)
by SBB (36.5/40) = 9.125
from the 1980 album Memento z banalnym triptykiem



 30. "A Few Minutes After Trancefer" (18:50)
by KLAUS SCHULZE (36.5/40) = 9.125
from the 1983 album Trancefer



31. "Circle in the Forest" (22:21)

by ASTURIAS (41/45) = 9.11
from the 1988 album Circle in The Forest



32. "Dense" (12:34)
by UNIVERS ZERO (22.75/25) = 9.1
from the 1981 album Ceux du dehors




HONORABLE MENTIONS:
"Barren Dream" - MR. SIRIUS (27/30) = 9.0
"Anniversio" - PAZZO FANFANO DI MUSICA (18/20) = 9.0
"Tangram" Set 2 - TANGERINE DREAM (36/40) = 9.0
"The Funeral Plain" (20:24) - UNIVERS ZERO (36/40) = 9.0
"Green Desert" - TANGERINE DREAM (36/40) = 9.0
"1984, Part 2" - ANTHONY PHILLIPS (27/30) = 9.0
"New Impressionist" - PEKKA POHJOLA (27/30) = 9.0 
"Landahl's Cross" - GALADRIEL (36/40) = 9.0
"The Slough of Despond" - MIDAS (27/30) = 9.0
"Communiqué: 'Approach Spiral'" - MICHAEL SHRIEVE with Kevin Shrieve & Klaus Schulze (27/30) = 9.0
"The Rainbow" - TALK TALK (18/20) = 9.0



ALSO REVIEWED:
"Le grimoire" - HECENIA (17.75/20) = 8.875
"Visions of Blue" - JAN AKKERMAN (17.75/20) = 8.875
"Mission 14" - QUASAR (26.5/30) = 8.83
"The Last Requiem" - AMENOPHIS (44/50) = 8.8
"The Network of Sparks" - DAVID TORN (17.5/20) = 8.75
"Tangram" Set 1 - TANGERINE DREAM (35/40) = 8.75
"Hecenia" - HECENIA (17.5/20) = 8.75
"Scottish Suite" - ANTHONY PHILLIPS (26.25/30) = 8.75
"Crises" - MIKE OLDFIELD (35/40) = 8.75
"My Brother" (13:52) - IVORY (26/30) = 8.67
"Incipit Tragaedia" - SHUB-NIGGURATH (26/30) = 8.67
"Kätkävaaran Lohikäärme" - PEKKA POHJOLA (26/30) = 8.67
"Creepshow" - TWELFTH NIGHT (21.667/25) = 8.667
"Funkology" - JAN AKKERMAN (17.25/20) = 8.625 
"Inke Ja Mä"  - PEKKA POHJOLA (17/20) = 8.5
"Blind Curve" - MARILLION (17/20) = 8.5
"Emmanations" - UNIVERS ZERO (25.5/30) = 8.5
"Silent Running" - KLAUS SCHULZE (34/40) = 8.5 
"The Black Knight" - PENDRAGON (17/20) = 8.5
"Beyond the Clean Air" - MIDAS (34/40) = 8.5 
"Heavy Jazz" - PEKKA POHJOLA (17/20) = 8.5
"Třiatřicet" MODRY EFEKT (25.5/30) = 8.5 
"FM Delight" - KLAUS SCHULZE (29.5/35) = 8.429
"Sailor on the Seas of Fate" - OSIRIS - (21/25) = 8.4
"Sampoliini" - PEKKA POHJOLA (21/25) = 8.4 
"Le passage" - HECENIA (20.75/25) = 8.3
"Mystical Adventures, Pts 1-5" - JEAN-LUC PONTY (33/40) = 8.25 
"Widow's Peak" - IQ (16.5/20) = 8.25
"Pressure" - PEKKA POHJOLA (16.5/20) = 8.25
"Mojave Plan" - TANGERINE DREAM (33/40) = 8.25
"Company of Wolves" - ARAGON (16.5/20) = 8.25
"Urban Caravan" - PEKKA POHJOLA (20.5/25) = 8.2
"Alpha Numerique" - KLAUS SCHULZE (24.5/30) = 8.167
"Risto" - PEKKA POHJOLA (24.5/30) = 8.167
"U.F.O." - QUASAR (28.5/35) = 8.14
"Écoute" - ESKATON (20/25) = 8.0
"Transfer Station Blue" - MICHAEL SHRIEVE with Kevin Shrieve & Klaus Schulze (20/25) = 8.0
"Imppu's Tango" - PEKKA POHJOLA (16/20) = 8.0
"Kiew Mission" - TANGERINE DREAM (16/20) = 8.0
"Taurus II" - MIKE OLDFIELD (39/50) = 7.8
"Orabidoo" - MIKE OLDFIELD (19.5/25) = 7.8
"The Last Human Gateway" - IQ (31/40) = 7.75
"Tanz und Tod (15:11)" - ANYONE's DAUGHTER (23/30) = 7.67 
"Formula N-One" - JAN AKKERMAN (15/20) = 7.5

9.0 Songs
"Circles" - TERJE RYPDAL

8.5 Songs
"Before the Bullfight" (8.5) - DAVID SYLVIAN
"Último Entardecer" (8.5) - BACAMARTE
"Script for a Jester's Tear" (8.5) - MARILLION
"Onde" (8.5) - EIDER STELLAIRE
"Esnatzea I & II" (8.5) - ITOIZ



Great Songs Just Under Nine Minutes in Length:
"Brilliant Trees" - DAVID SYLVIAN (19.5/20) = 9.75
"Disintegration" - THE CURE = 9.5
"Are You Going With Me?" - THE PAT METHENY GROUP (19/20) = 9.5
"The Sheltering Sky" - KING CRIMSON (19/20) = 9.5
"Občasná pánská jízda" - MODRY EFEKT (Blue Effect) (19/20) = 9.5
"Heatwave" - UNIVERS ZERO (19/20) = 9.5
"Pitié" - ESKATON (18.5/20) = 9.25
"Alaska" - PENDRAGON (18.5/20) = 9.25
"The Everso Closely Guarded Line" - CARDIACS (13.5/15) = 9.0
"Sleepless" (extended version) - KING CRIMSON (18/20) = 9.0
"Incubus" - MARILLION (18/20) = 9.0
"3, Almost 4, 6, Yea" - YEZDA URFA (18/20) = 9.0
"La corne du bois des pendus" - UNIVERS ZERO (17.5/20) = 8.75



As-yet unreviewed:
"Le poison qui rend fou, Pt. 1" - PRESENT ()
"Le poison qui rend fou, Pt. 2" - PRESENT ()
"Samana" () - PRÉSENT







Sunday, November 24, 2019

The Best Log-Playing Epics of the 2000s (over 14 minutes)

The 2000s' Best
Long-Playing Prog Epics (14 + mins.)
These are my top-rated long-playing prog epics from the decade of the 2000s, songs longer than 14 minutes. I haven't heard them all but I'm working on it--which means I'll be adding to the list as I discover new masterpieces!



PROG PERFECTION:

1. "At the Court of Alkinoos"
(21:33)
by GLASS HAMMER
from the 2005 album Odyssey: The Greatest Tale



2. "K.A. (Part III)"
(21:45)
by MAGMA
from the 2004 album K.A.



3. "Chapter IX"
(21:32)
by AETHER
from the 2005 album Odyssey: The Greatest Tale



4. "Sequencer (from 70 to 07)"
(24:54)
by KLAUS SCHULZE
from the 2007 album Kontinuum



5. "Perfect Cosmic Storm"
(14:41)
by BIG BIG TRAIN
from the 2008 album The Difference Machine



6. "Vapour Trail"
(14:30)
by SYLVAN
from the 2009 album Force of Gravity



7. "En Las Manos de Dios"
(14:46)
by NEXUS
from the 2001 album Metanoia



8. "Second Life Syndrome"
(15:40)
by RIVERSIDE
from the 2005 album Second Life Syndrome



9. "The Manifold Curiosity"
(14:30)
by KAYO DOT
from the 2003 album Choirs of The Eye



10. "Chonyi Bardo - A Path of The Lights"
(28:53)
by OÖPHOI
from the 2002 album Bardo




NEAR PERFECTION:
11. "Gradus ad Parnassum"
(13:55)
 by PÄR LINDH PROJECT
(29.5/30) = 9.833
 from the 2001 album PLP III Veni Vedi Vici


12. "Sulle ali del sogno Odissea"
(28:16)
by C.A.P.
(59/60) = 9.83
from the 2005 album Odyssey: The Greatest Tale



13. "Falling Stardrops"
(15:46)
by ØRESUND SPACE COLLECTIVE
(29.5/30) = 9.83
from the 2006 album Øresund Space Collective



14. "The Way Up: Part Two"
(20:30)
by PAT METHENY
(39/40) = 9.75
from the 2005 album The Way Up



15. "Indigo"
(14:41)
by PENDRAGON
(29/30) = 9.67
from the 2004 album Pure


16. "From Silence to Noise"
(15:36)
by NOSOUND
(29/30) = 9.67
from the 2008 album LightDark 



17. "Zilezi"
(15:14)
by ARANIS
(29/30) = 9.67
from the 2005 album Aranis


18. "Sovrano dell-illusione" (Parts 1 & 2)"
(17:12)
by MAD CRAYON
(33.5/35) = 9.57
from the 2009 album Preda


19. "Tick Tock"
(22:24)
by GAZPACHO
(43/45) = 9.56
from the 2009 album Tick Tock


20. "Ëmëhntëhtt-Ré II"
(22:24)
by MAGMA
(52.5/55) = 9.54
from the 2009 album Ëmëhntëhtt-Ré


21. "Cassandra Gemini"
(32:27)
by THE MARS VOLTA
(62/65) = 9.548
from the 2004 album Frances The Mute


22. "Pentacle's Suite"
(30:11)
by KOTEBEL
(57/60) = 9.51
from the 2006 album Omphalos




Other LP Prog Epic Masterpieces:

23. "El Regresso (the Return)" (27:50)
by NEXUS (57/60) = 9.5
from the 2005 album Odyssey: The Greatest Tale



24. "Le Gardien" (20:11)
by NIL (38/40) = 9.5
from the 2005 album Nil Novo Sub Sole



25. "On the Run" (14:51)
by SATELLITE (28.5/30) = 9.5
from the 2003 album A Street Between Sunrise and Sunset


26. "Jacob van Vennepkade II" (18:40)
by OMAR RODRIGUEZ-LOPEZ (38/40) = 9.5
from the album The Apocalypse Inside of An Orange


27. "Elsewhere" (24:55)
by YVES POTIN (47.5/50) = 9.5
from the 2007 album Elsewhere




28. Il Viaggio Nell' Oceano Capovolto (parte 2)" (22:35)
by LA MASCHERA DI CERA (42.5/45) = 94.44
from the 2003 album Il Grande Labirinto



29. "Skin" (29:26)
by BONDAGE FRUIT (56.5/60) = 94.167
from the 2002 album V - Skin



30. "The Everlastering Hills" (Parts 1-5) (19:36) 
by DAVE BAINBRIDGE (37.5/40) = 9.375
from the 2004 album Veil of Gossamer



31. “Ato piradime” (15:51)
by UNIVERSAL TOTEM ORCHESTRA (28/30) = 9.33
from the 2008 album The Magus



32. "The Garden" (22:33)
by UNITOPIA (42/45) = 9.33
from the 2008 album The Garden



33. "Silent Inferno" (14:25)
by THE FLOWER KINGS (28/30) = 9.33
from the 2002 album Unfold The Future


34. "Quits" (14:49)
by PAATOS (28/30) = 9.33
from the 2003 album Timeloss



35. “De Astrologia” (19:30)
by UNIVERSAL TOTEM ORCHESTRA (37/40) =  9.25
from the 2008 album The Magus



36. "Milliontown" (26:35)
by FROST* (46.5/50) = 9.25
from the 2006 album Milliontown




Other GREAT LP Prog Epics:

"Storm" (22:26)
by GODSPEED YOU! BLACK EMPEROR (41.5/45) = 9.22
from the 2000 album Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven



"Metamorphosis" (23:51)
by MAGENTA (46/50) = 9.2
from the 2008 album Metamorphosis



"Stranger in Your Soul" (26:05)
by TRANSATLANTIC (50.5/55) = 9.182
from the 2001 album Bridge Across Forever


"Dérégénération" (14:32)
by NIL (27.5/30) = 9.167
from the album Nil Novo Sol



"In the Shadow of Our Pale Companion" (14:45)
by AGALLOCH (27.5/30) = 9.167
from the 2002 album The Mantle


"Light of Day, Day of Darkness - Part 2" (27:20)
by GREEN CARNATION (50/55) = 9.091
from the 2001 album Light of Day, Day of Darkness




"The Black Tomato" (Parts I-III) (32:14)
by ØRESUND SPACE COLLECTIVE (59/65) = 9.08
from the 2007 album The Black Tomato



"Vessiko" suite (23:08)
by UZVA (40.75/45) = 9.06
from the 2006 album Uoma





Honorable Mentions:
"Imperial Winter Wine" (15:02) by WOBBLER (27/30) = 9.0
"Rumble" (Parts I-V) (38:50) by ØRESUND SPACE COLLECTIVE (72/80) = 9.0
"Comatose" (Parts 1-III) (17:38) by PENDRAGON (31.5/35) = 9.0
"Call of the Black Equus" GA'AN (36/40) = 9.0
"Still Remains" (16:11) by FATES WARNING (27/30) = 9.0
"The Count of Tuscany" (19:17) by DREAM THEATER (36/40) = 9.0
"On the Run" (14:51) by SATELLITE (27/30) = 9.0 
from the 2009 album Black Clouds & Silver Linings
"The Seventh House" (14:23) by IQ (26/30) = 8.667 


Thursday, November 21, 2019

The Best Mid-Length Prog Epics of the 2000s

These are my top-rated mid-length prog epics (less than 14 minutes in length) from the decade of the 2000s. 
I haven't heard them all but I'm working at it!


PROG PERFECTION:


1. "Wind, Water, & Fire" suite
(13:48) 
by IONA
30/30 = 10.0
from the 2006 album The Circling Hour




2. "Castlerigg" 
(9:28)
by IONA
20/20 = 10.0
from the 2000 album Open Sky




3. "I Am The Sun (Part 2)"
(10:40)
by THE FLOWER KINGS
20/20 = 10.0
from the 2000 album Space Revolver




4. "Catastrophe"
(9:32)
by KBB
20/20 = 10.0
from the 2000 album Lost and Found





5. "Nessa No Kiuku"
(9:42)
by KBB
20/20 = 10.0
from the 2000 album Lost and Found




6. "Incubus"
(9:14)
by THE BOX
20/20 = 10.0
from the 2009 album D'Après le Horla de Maupassant




7. "Kana"
(9:03)
by PROGHMA-C
20/20 = 10.0
from the 2009 album Bar-Do Travels



8. "Excerpt from 6,000,000,000,000 Miles Before the First, or, the Revisitation of the Blue Ghost"
(10:56)
by MAUDLIN OF THE WELL
20/20 = 10.0
from the 2009 album Part The Second





9. "Laboratories of the Invisible World (Rollerskating the Cosmic Palmistric Postborder)"
(11:50)
by MAUDLIN OF THE WELL
25/25 = 10.0
from the 2009 album Part The Second



10. "Birth Pains of Astral Projection"
(10:35)
by MAUDLIN OF THE WELL
20/20 = 10.0
from the 2001 album Bath




11. "Envy"
(10:10)
by MAGENTA
20/20 = 10.0
from the 2002 album Seven




12. "Pane of Truth"
(9:02)
by SYLVAN
20/20 = 10.0
from the 2006 album Posthumous Silence




13. "Cicatriz ESP"
(12:30)
by THE MARS VOLTA
25/25 = 10.0
from the 2003 album De-Loused in The Comatorium







NEAR PERFECTION:

14. "Summer Fall"
(9:57) 
by AISLES
(19.5/30) = 9.75
from the 2009 album In Sudden Walks


15. "Five Suns II"
(10:20) 
by GAUPO
(19.5/20) = 9.75
from the 2004 album Five Suns


16. "Powder Monkey"
(9:08) 
by BIG BIG TRAIN
(19.5/20) = 9.75
from the 2004 album Gathering Speed


17. "Fronteira"
(10:20) 
by VIOLETA DE OUTONO
(19.5/20) = 9.75
from the 2007 album Volume 7


18. "Deep Into the Night"
(9:02) 
by HIROMI'S SONICBLOOM
(19.5/20) = 9.75
from the 2007 Time Control


19. "The Boat Builder (Searching )"
(10:33) 
by CLEARLIGHT
(19.5/20) = 9.75
from the 2003 album Kalevala - A Finnish Progressive Rock Epic


20. "Dopo il Vento"
(9:40)
by DELIRIUM
(19.5/20) = 9.75
from the 2009 album Il nome del vento



21. "She"
(9:26) 
by FIELDS OF THE NEPHILIM
(19.5/20) = 9.75
from the 2005 album Mourning Sun


22. "Ëmëhntëhtt-Ré III"
(13:06)
by MAGMA
(29/30) = 9.667
from the 2009 album Ëmëhntëhtt-Ré


23. "Vento madre"
(13:24)
by UNIVERSAL TOTEM ORCHESTRA
(29.5/30) = 9.67
from the 2008 album The Magus


24. "Walk It Off"
(11:23)
by MOTH VELLUM
(19.25/20) = 9.625



25. "Mourning Sun"
(10:35) 
by FIELDS OF THE NEPHILIM
(19.25/20) = 9.625
from the 2005 album Mourning Sun


26. "Ex-Slave"
(12:47) 
by THORK
(24/25) = 9.6
from the 2007 album Nula Jedan


27. "The Bright Ambassadors of Morning"
(11:57)
by PURE REASON REVOLUTION
(24/25) = 9.6
from the 2006 album The Dark Third

28. "The Sound of the Apocalypse"
(13:04) 
by BLACK BONZO
(24/25) = 9.6
from the 2007 album The Sound of The Apocalypse


29. "European Lover / Random Avenger"
(12:32)
by MAGYAR POSSE
(24/25) = 9.6
from the 2006 album Random Avenger


30. "Depicting Colours of Emotion"
(10:18)
by QUIDAM
(19/20) = 9.5
from the 2007 album Alone Together



31. "Miranda That Ghost Just Isn't Holy Anymore"
(13:09)
by THE MARS VOLTA
(24/25) = 9.6
from the 2005 album Frances The Mute




Other Mid-Length Prog Epic Masterpieces:

32. "Tiny Tears"
(9:13) 
by DEVIN TOWNSEND
(19/20) = 9.5
from the 2001 album Terria


29. "Salt Water Falling on Uneven Ground"
(12:38) 
by BIG BIG TRAIN
(23.75/25) = 9.5
from the 2008 album The Difference Machine


30. "La Lumière"
(9:10) 
by THORK
(19/20) = 9.5
from the 2007 album Nula Jedan


31. "Wald"
(10:14) 
by ELECTRIC ORANGE
(19/20) = 9.5
from the 2007 album Morbus


32. "Reflection"
(11:08) 
by TOOL
(19/20) = 9.5
from the 2001 album Lateralus



33. "Bizarre Flowers/A Violent Mist"
(9:35)
by MAUDLIN OF THE WELL
(19/20) = 9.5
from the 2001 album Leaving Your Body Map


34. "Divine Design"
(9:26) 
by KBB
(19/20) = 9.5
from the 2000 album Lost and Found


35. "Way Is Open"
(11:43)
by CAFEINE
(19/20) = 9.5
from the 2004 album Kalevala - A Finnish Progressive Rock Epic


36. "Milanó"
(10:27) 
by SIGUR  RÓS
(19/20) = 9.5
from the 2005 album Takk...


37. "Woven Cord"
(9:29) 
by IONA
(19/20) = 9.5
from the 2000 album Open Sky


38. "Serenity in a Nutshell"
(13:12)
by CIRRUS BAY
(28.5/30) = 9.5
from the 2009 album A Step Into Elsewhere


39. "The Maiden"
(9:31)
by AISLES
(19/20) = 9.5
from the 2009 album In Sudden Walks


40. "Chikai Bardo - Dissolution"
(11:38)
by OÖPHOI
(19/20) = 9.5
from the 2002 album Bardo


41. "Greed"
(13:56)
by MAGENTA
(28.5/30) = 9.5
from the 2004 album Seven


42. "Crashmind"
(10:52)
by FROM.UZ (19/20) = 9.5
from the 2008 album Overlook



43. "The Czar"
(10:55)
by MASTODON
(18.875/20) = 9.4375
from the 2009 album Crack the Skye

44. "The Last Baron"
(13:03)
by MASTODON
(23.25/25) = 9.40
from the 2009 album Crack the Skye


45. "Sloth"
(10:08)
by MAGENTA
(18.75/20) = 9.375
from the 2004 album Seven


46. "Salto nel Buio"
(13:45)
by PANDORA
(28/30) = 9.33
from the 2008 album Dramma di un Poeta Ubriaco


47. "A Different Man - Part II"
(13:07)
by KNIGHT AREA
(23.25/25) = 9.30
from the 2007 album Under a New Sign



48. "Hybrisma"
(9:32)
by DATURAH
(18.5/20) = 9.25
from the 2008 album Reverie


49. "Voivode Dracula"
(9:15)
by KARDA ESTRA
(18.5/20) = 9.25
from the 2004 album Voivode Dracula


50. "Pandora"
(11:43)
by PANDORA
(18.5/20) = 9.25
from the 2008 album Dramma di un Poeta Ubriaco



51. "Symptoms Alone"
(9:54)
by FLOORIAN
(18.5/20) = 9.25
from the 2002 album What the Buzzing


52. "The Drapery Falls"
(10:52) 
by OPETH
(18.5/20) = 9.25
from the 2001 album Blackwater Park


53. "The Peter Criss Jazz"
(10:36) 
by DON CABALLERO
(18.5/20) = 9.25
from the 2000 album American Don



54. "Upside Down"
(9:41)
by GAZPACHO
(18.5/20) = 9.25
from the 2007 album Night


55. "Untitled #8 (Popplagið)"
(11:45)
by SIGUR RÓS
(18.5/20) = 9.25
from the 2002 album ( )


56. "Sparks that Flash and Fall..." 
(10:24)
by KARDA ESTRA
(18.5/20) = 9.25
from the 2001 album Eve


57. "Bring Out the Sun (So Alive)"
(10:45) 
by VON HERTZEN BROTHERS
(18.75/20) = 9.25
from the 2008 album Love Remains the Same


58. "Semi-Permiable Menbrane"
(10:54)
by DIAGONAL 
(18.5/20) = 9.25
from the 2008 album Diagonal


59. "Quando la morte mi colse nel sonno"
(9:23)
by YUGEN
(18.5/20) = 9.25
from the 2006 album Labirinto d'acqua 



60. "Gassttrumm"
(9:24)
by KOENJI HYAKKEI
(18.5/20) = 9.25
from the 2001 album Nivraym


61. "Beyond the Pale"
(9:56)
by PAIN OF SALVATION
(18.5/20) = 9.25
from the 2002 album Remedy Lane




Other GREAT Prog Epics (9.00 to 9.24):
"Note from the Past" (12:09)
by HIROMI'S SONICBLOOM (23/25) = 9.2
from the 2007 album Time Control

"The Poet & The Pendulum" (13:54)
by NIGHTWISH (27.5/30) = 9.167
from the 2007 album Dark Passion Play

"Crime Story" (9:02)
by MY EDUCATION (18.25/20) = 9.125
from the 2004 album 5 Popes

"The Perfect Element" (10:10)
by PAIN OF SALVATION (18.25/20) = 9.125
from the 2000 album The Perfect Element - Part 1

"Walk It Off" (11:25)
by MOTH VELLUM (18.25/20) = 9.125
from the 2008 album Moth Vellum

"Leggi E Ascolta" (11:09)
by IL CASTELLO DI ATLANTE (18.25/20) = 9.125
from the 2009 album Cap. 7 - Tra Le Antiche Mura

"Heroes" (9:27)
by THE WATCH (18.25/20) = 9.125
from the 2001 album Ghost

"The Hawthorne Passage" (11:19)
by AGALLOCH (18/20) = 9.0
from the 2002 album The Mantle 

"Vela" (9:29)
by KARDA ESTRA (18/20) = 9.0
from the 2003 album Constellations

"Are You There?" (10:25)
by MONO (18/20) = 9.0
from the 2006 album You Are There

"Realm of Dreams" (9:44)
by TO-MERA (18/20) = 9.0
from the 2006 album Transcendental

"Pick Up If You're There" (13:42)
by BIG BIG TRAIN (27/30) = 9.0
from the 200 album The Difference Machine

"Thank You Evil" (9:17)
by PHIDEAUX (18/20) = 9.0
from the 2007 album Doomsday Afternoon

"O redek" (10:04)
by SEVEN REIZH (18/20) = 9.0
from the 2001 album Strinkadenn' Ys

"Fading" (11:58)
by ARCANE (/25) = 
from the 2009 album Chronicles of the Waking Dream

"Sequence I: The Weight" (10:14)
by SEIGES EVEN (18/20) = 9.0
from the 2005 album The Art of Navigating by the Stars

"Del mio abisso e del vuoto" (9:41)
by LA MASCHERA DI CERA (18/20) = 9.0
from the 2002 album La Maschera di Cera

"Sequence III: Unbreakable" (9:00)
by SEIGES EVEN (18/20) =9.0
from the 2005 album The Art of Navigating by the Stars 

"Break the Silence" (9:29) 
by SEVENTH WONDER (18/20) = 9.0 
from the 2008 album Mercy Falls

"In Taberna" (13:10)
by WOBBLER (22.5/25) = 9.0
from the 2009 album Afterglow


Wonderful Prog Songs Just Shy of 9 minutes in Length:

"Girl With A Watering Can" (8:45) - MAUDLIN OF THE WELL (20/20) = 10.0





“Someone Starts to Fade Away" (8:55) - NOSOUND (20/20) = 10.0



"Shimmering Lights" (8:54) - THE D PROJECT (20/20) = 10.0



"Garden" (8:18) - WILLOWGLASS (20/20) = 10.0



"Reaching for John Dowland" (8:46) - BIG BIG TRAIN (20/20) = 10.0



"Time Control, or Controlled by Time" (8:29) - HIROMI'S SONICBLOOM (19/20) = 9.5
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LzLDQs3gWxk

"Tout ce que j'ai rêvé" (8:46) - JELLY FICHE (19/20) = 9.5
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GTdsnWczM-E

"Andraiad" (8:28) - KARDA ESTRA (19/20) = 9.5
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TikiOs6qK-Q

"Child of the Thundercloud" (8:49) - DIAGONAL (19/20) = 9.5
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aH5nZ5xNFfo

"First Rebreather" (8:32) - BIG BIG TRAIN (19/20) = 9.5
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzUBoQx0L3M

"Time Travel" (8:37) - HIROMI'S SONICBLOOM (18.5/20) = 9.25
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ro1kbtebeLA