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xx Favorite Classic Progressive Rock Albums
« Thread started on: Jan 23rd, 2017, 11:32am »

What are your favorite classic progressive rock albums (not including anything from the Genesis family). Here are my top ten:

1. Close To The Edge - Yes
2. Fragile - Yes
3. The Yes Album - Yes
4. In The Court Of The Crimson King - King Crimson
5. In The Wake Of Poseidon - King Crimson
6. Brain Salad Surgery - Emerson, Lake and Palmer
7. Trilogy - Emerson, Lake and Palmer
8. In The Land Of Grey And Pink - Caravan
9. Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd
10. 2112 - Rush
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xx Re: Favorite Classic Progressive Rock Albums
« Reply #1 on: Jan 23rd, 2017, 12:58pm »

10 is difficult. I couldn't choose an order but here are my current picks. Not sure if some of these are the correct era.

Pink Floyd - Animals
Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon
Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here
Yes - Fragile
Yes - Going For The One
Yes - Tales
IQ - Tales from The Lush Attic
IQ - The Wake
King Crimson - ITCOTCK
Marillion - Fugazi

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xx Re: Favorite Classic Progressive Rock Albums
« Reply #2 on: Jan 23rd, 2017, 1:36pm »

on Jan 23rd, 2017, 12:58pm, ACatchAtTheTables wrote:
10 is difficult. I couldn't choose an order but here are my current picks. Not sure if some of these are the correct era.

Pink Floyd - Animals
Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon
Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here
Yes - Fragile
Yes - Going For The One
Yes - Tales
IQ - Tales from The Lush Attic
IQ - The Wake
King Crimson - ITCOTCK
Marillion - Fugazi



IQ and Marillion are usually considered to be apart of the neo-progressive rock movement in the 1980s. The classic era of progressive rock is usually considered to be of the late 1960s to the mid 1970s. Don't worry about it though.
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xx Re: Favorite Classic Progressive Rock Albums
« Reply #3 on: Jan 23rd, 2017, 5:54pm »

Emerson Lake and Palmer-Emerson Lake and Palmer
Trilogy - Emerson Lake and Palmer
The Yes Album- Yes
Elegy - The Nice
Greenslade - Greenslade
Spyglass Guest - Greenslade
Bedside Manners are Extra - Greenslade
Salty Dog/Shine on you Brightly - Procal Harum
Song for all Seasons - Renaissance
Mr Mick - Stackridge

There are loads more to add... This is not in any order!! cool
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Camel, Twelfth Night, IQ and Pendragon!

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xx Re: Favorite Classic Progressive Rock Albums
« Reply #4 on: Jan 24th, 2017, 11:18am »

No particular order:

The Dark Side Of The Moon - Pink Floyd
A Momentary Lapse Of Reason - Pink Floyd
The Division Bell - Pink Floyd
Moving Pictures - Rush
Signals - Rush
Grace Under Pressure - Rush
Beware Of Darkness - Spock's Beard
The Kindness Of Strangers - Spock's Beard
V - Spock's Beard
Fragile - Yes
Close To The Edge - Yes
90125 - Yes
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xx Re: Favorite Classic Progressive Rock Albums
« Reply #5 on: Jan 24th, 2017, 7:54pm »

Dark Side Of The Moon - Pink Floyd
Ogden's Nut Gone Flake - Small Faces
Abbey Road - The Beatles
Cosmo's Factory - Creedence Clearwater Revival
Quadrophenia- The Who
Trilogy - ELP
Close To The Edge - Yes
Ziggy Stardust - David Bowie
Led Zep II - Led Zeppelin
Madman Across The Water - Elton John
School's Out - Alice Cooper
Boston - Boston
Hotel California - The Eagles
Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs - Derek And The Dominos
Bridge Over Troubled Water - Simon and Garfunkel
CSNY - Deja Vu
All Things Must Pass - George Harrison
Utopia - Utopia
Mott - Mott The Hoople
Band On The Run- Wings
Aerosmith - Toys In The Attic
Ted Nugent - Ted Nugent
Moving Pictures - Rush
Rumors - Fleetwood Mac
Aja - Steely Dan
The Cars - The Cars
Secret Treaties - Blue Oyster Cult

(just to name a few)
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xx Re: Favorite Classic Progressive Rock Albums
« Reply #6 on: Jan 25th, 2017, 11:38am »

on Jan 24th, 2017, 7:54pm, CountingOutTime wrote:
Dark Side Of The Moon - Pink Floyd
Ogden's Nut Gone Flake - Small Faces
Abbey Road - The Beatles
Cosmo's Factory - Creedence Clearwater Revival
Quadrophenia- The Who
Trilogy - ELP
Close To The Edge - Yes
Ziggy Stardust - David Bowie
Led Zep II - Led Zeppelin
Madman Across The Water - Elton John
School's Out - Alice Cooper
Boston - Boston
Hotel California - The Eagles
Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs - Derek And The Dominos
Bridge Over Troubled Water - Simon and Garfunkel
CSNY - Deja Vu
All Things Must Pass - George Harrison
Utopia - Utopia
Mott - Mott The Hoople
Band On The Run- Wings
Aerosmith - Toys In The Attic
Ted Nugent - Ted Nugent
Moving Pictures - Rush
Rumors - Fleetwood Mac
Aja - Steely Dan
The Cars - The Cars
Secret Treaties - Blue Oyster Cult

(just to name a few)


Great picks, but I'm not sure if all of those can be considered prog.
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xx Re: Favorite Classic Progressive Rock Albums
« Reply #7 on: Jan 25th, 2017, 2:38pm »

on Jan 25th, 2017, 11:38am, rael1974 wrote:
Great picks, but I'm not sure if all of those can be considered prog.


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xx Re: Favorite Classic Progressive Rock Albums
« Reply #8 on: Jan 25th, 2017, 2:59pm »

Camel = The Snow Goose
Supertramp- Crime of the Century
Be Bop Deluxe - Sunburst Finish
Mike Oldfield - Tubular Bells
Curved Air - Phantasmagoria
Focus - Hamburger Concerto
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xx Re: Favorite Classic Progressive Rock Albums
« Reply #9 on: Jan 25th, 2017, 3:08pm »

on Jan 25th, 2017, 2:59pm, paul795 wrote:
Camel = The Snow Goose
Supertramp- Crime of the Century
Be Bop Deluxe - Sunburst Finish
Mike Oldfield - Tubular Bells
Curved Air - Phantasmagoria
Focus - Hamburger Concerto


Ooohh!! Forgot about Be Bop,Deluxe. Great choice!!
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« Reply #10 on: Jan 25th, 2017, 4:49pm »

Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here
Pink Floyd - Animals
Pink Floyd - Dark Side Of The Moon
Yes - Close To The Edge
Yes - Fragile
Rush - Signals
Supertramp - Crime Of The Century
Camel - The Snow Goose
Triumvirat - Spartacus
Vangelis - Albedo 0.39
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xx Re: Favorite Classic Progressive Rock Albums
« Reply #11 on: Jan 25th, 2017, 6:20pm »

on Jan 25th, 2017, 4:49pm, Dust wrote:
Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here
Pink Floyd - Animals
Pink Floyd - Dark Side Of The Moon
Yes - Close To The Edge
Yes - Fragile
Rush - Signals
Supertramp - Crime Of The Century
Camel - The Snow Goose
Triumvirat - Spartacus
Vangelis - Albedo 0.39


Triumvirat!! Another great choice!!
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