I love The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway but, I am sticking with Darkside of the Moon because with Darkside PINK FLOYD made a piece of music that is not only labeled progressive rock but, it is absolutely timeless and still as fresh today as it was almost 37 years ago. And the fact that it is progressive rock which we all know is not the most mainstream genre of music makes it even more interesting that kids are still interested in Pink Floyd's music till this very day......
Absolutley. Darkside is great album. With the Lamb. There are only a couple of tracks I like in there. But I am not a big Genesis fan. I tend to gof for individual tracks on their albums. But with the Crimson album. That is my personal best. But most likley not the actual best.
King Crimson, COTCK was definately a landmark album. As was there album "Red" which I feel was under rated. Both LP's changed the landscape of Prog.
As far as Pink Floyd, I am a little prone to enjoy their earlier stuff, tho all their music is powerful. My fav is Atom Heart Mother, which astounded me when it came out.
RICK WAKEMAN - JOURNEY TO THE CENTRE OF THE EARTH
GREAT ORCHESTRA, RICK AT IT'S BEXT, PLUS BAND, PLUS FULL HOUSE! LIVE! AT THAT PARTICULAR TIME PEOPLE LIKED/WHERE CRAZY AT MUSIC LIKE RICK WAKEMAN ROCK/PROG/CLASSIC/ETC...BUT AFTER PUNK, METAL, POP, RAP, TECHNO, HOUSE, RAVE, HIP-HOP....THE CLASSICAL POP/ROCK MUSIC LIVES ON: YES, RICK WAKEMAN, PINK FLOYD ETC...LIVE ON....
For me it would have to be King Crimson "In the Court of the Crimson King". It came out at a very impressionable time of my life. I had never heard anything like it before, and to be honest it has always stayed with me. I never owned a copy of it though, until recently, that is nearly 40 years later.....finances and all that!!!! It is as good now, as it was then!
I remember in 1973 (Though many had been around awhile) a whole slew of fine albums from Europe came into my grasp by a roomate who made a raid at an Import label record store. Selling England by the Pound, Nursery Crymes by Genesis. Red by K. Crimson. In a Glass House by Gentle Giant, Pawnhearts, by Van der Graff Generator, Hawkwind, Jethro Tull and even Kayak. I was getting a bit weary with the usual pap of R&B, Hard and Soft Rock, so I was astounded by the musical quality. Remember the Famous Charisma Records label????
Yes, I loved Kayak as well as Strawbs. A sweeter, romantic sound on Kayak but I loved them for their beautiful melodic compositions and their vocals. Later they did some stuff that I was not too thrilled with. It seems like many of the prog bands had maybe two or three great albums in them before they started to unravel. As for the last song on Lamb, It, I loved that and felt it was the perfect ending. I loved the keyboard melody, the guitars (I'm thinking 12 string) and of course, Gabriel's beautiful, exquisite vocal send off. And the lyrics about the indefinable 'It' always intrigued and thrilled me. I was a college student and Genesis' lyrics always seemed so profound
Hi people. I must say that I think that the most perfect album (if not necessarily always the most enjoyable, depending on your mood) in terms of every aspect of its realisation has to be... Floyd again, with the absolute masterpiece that is Wish You Were Here. Even if they had never released another piece of music again this would still be the apex/benchmark/crowning achievement of their career. Any time I meet someone who wants to try prog for the first time I direct them towards this album.