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G'day Prog-heads. Share the luv - what do you rate as the best LIVE Prog albums?


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In reply to an earlier post on 24 May 2012, 21:59:05 BST
Spacepig says:
Tull aren't prog - are they? I never thought of them as that but then what would I know, it's all just music to me.

In reply to an earlier post on 24 May 2012, 22:07:15 BST
Kevin says:
Confusing isn't it? I always thought of Tull as Folk Rock with proggy tendencies.

In reply to an earlier post on 24 May 2012, 22:09:57 BST
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Brass Neck says:
I thought Tull started out proggy but by 78(?) and Busting Out they were a rock band with folk tendencies. Very good album though.

In reply to an earlier post on 24 May 2012, 22:10:00 BST
Zoltan says:
So if Magma and Caravan are prog only in the wider sense, what on earth is the narrower sense? Are we only allowed to mention Yes, Genesis and ELP or something?

In reply to an earlier post on 24 May 2012, 22:12:11 BST
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In reply to an earlier post on 24 May 2012, 22:17:37 BST
or something is a definite no, no and you have just earned yourself a 3 week suspension from these threads for posting that.

In reply to an earlier post on 24 May 2012, 22:19:57 BST
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Mark Kibble says:
There is an age old arguement reference what is or isn't prog, some view it as the replacement umbrella term for what was originally 'underground' I don't, for me it was the sub genre who went in for excessive experimentation, Egg, Mid period Gentle Giant etc etc.

It is I suppose for the individual to decide but when Jon Hiseman classes Colosseum as jazz rock, and Ian Anderson fefuses to acknowledge Tull as being prog then for me, they made the music, so their word counts more than some underworked music hack who dreamt up the name in the first place.

Brass: Tull started as a blues/rock band, added jazz then folk and the rest is history.

Saw the Ridge the other week Derek over at the Robin in Bilston ....soup herb.

EDIT: Zoltan, I could work out where I said anything about Magma, just reread my initial post and can see that while I was referring to Caravan, it could also read that I was commenting on the previous post .... I wasn't.

Posted on 24 May 2012, 22:22:53 BST
Kevin says:
Exhaustive discussions on What Is Prog, (bottom of this page) & was still none the wiser!

In reply to an earlier post on 24 May 2012, 22:27:24 BST
Prog is what you get when i try to mention a certain type of green amphibian using this damn k'brd of mine

In reply to an earlier post on 24 May 2012, 22:37:51 BST
Zoltan says:
Mark, sorry - I completely misread what you were saying in that case. Amazon tells me your post was "In reply to" my post so if you bear that in mind I interpreted what you were saying as something like "I don't really consider them [Magma] to be prog but, if we are going to broaden the definition, I will suggest Caravan."

For what it's worth I like Caravan and consider both them and Magma easily to fall under the prog umbrella.

In reply to an earlier post on 24 May 2012, 22:51:51 BST
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Spacepig says:
Brassy, Tull surely started out as a blues band didn't they? Then they became sort of, well, folky kinda bluesy, then maybe dropped the bluesy bit and became something else which I don't have a name for. Then maybe into the late '70's - early '80's dabbled a little bit with some proggy things before giving it up as a bad joke and slowly sort of morphed into what they are now. But of course the problem is, what are they now? Is it proggy, or maybe a bit proggy/folky with maybe some bluesy bits thrown in among the rock and pastoral stuff? I don't know - but they're good anyway.

Posted on 24 May 2012, 23:07:33 BST
Mr Blackwell says:
best prog live album? surely 'Space Ritual' by Hawkwind wins by a country mile,runners up 'Yessongs: Yes' and 'Seconds Out' -Genesis.

Another name to throw in ....Camel ... Pressure Points :Live, a contender,maybe?

In reply to an earlier post on 24 May 2012, 23:10:03 BST
Spacepig says:
Aha Mr B, but are Hawkwind prog? or psychedelia? or spaced out weird freaky stuff? Even seen them described as hard rock before? or, or, or, or maybe I should go and lie down in a dark room for a while?

In reply to an earlier post on 24 May 2012, 23:29:16 BST
Mr Blackwell says:
Hello Spacepig

'but are Hawkwind prog? or psychedelia? or spaced out weird freaky stuff' For me Prog has always been a mixture of all of the aforementioned attributes(Iwith a little heavy rock thrown in),so for me Hawkwind would be the ultimate 'Prog' band.

Given the names thrown about so far,its plain to see that 'Prog' is a term hung on bands that dont really conform to any specific genre..

So far we have had Hawkwind/Genesis/Yes/Tull/Wishbone Ash to name a few,i would be surprised if we all agreed that those 5 were all Prog,
Others ,for me, would be Camel/Caravan/Greenslade/Eloy/King Crimson, i'm sure others could name quite a few more

Dream Theatre ? would we throw them in,their 'Live Scenes... live disc is amazing.

Time for my lie down i think.. Night All.

Posted on 25 May 2012, 02:31:21 BST
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RedAlFire says:
Greenslade's Live (recorded in 1973-75) - released in 2000/1 is pretty good IMO or you can go for their Greenslade 2001 - Live The Full Edition from 2002 if you like. Always had a lot of time for this band since first catching them in Bromley (or maybe Dartford?...it's a bit fuzzy now) in the early 70's then being amazed by them on OGWT. Superb cover art too...;-)

All need to go read the Canterbury scene thread too for some real roots prog....

Posted on 25 May 2012, 02:45:27 BST
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2old4925 says:
A Live Record (Remastered/Expanded) (2CD)
and
Gong Live etc
or
Live in Sheffield 1974 - [Vinyl Replica]

Posted on 27 May 2012, 17:53:09 BST
Red Mosquito says:
This is one of my favourite live albums Cook Originally released as a single album in 1974 but now a remastered 3CD set

Posted on 27 May 2012, 20:24:56 BST
Johnny Bee says:
I'm not a progster by any stretch of the imagination, but ELP would seem to epitomise prog and their 'Live at Mar Y Sol Festival, Porto Rico, Jan 1972' from From The Beginning ain't too shabby.

Posted on 27 May 2012, 23:09:14 BST
bill g. says:
Renaissance --- Live (1976) Annie Haslam at her very best.

Posted on 27 May 2012, 23:36:49 BST
Buck Buckaw says:
I'm staying well away from the "What is prog?" debate and nominating Welcome Back My Friends To The Show That Never Ends, Ladies And Gentlemen - Emerson, Lake & Palmer.

In reply to an earlier post on 27 May 2012, 23:54:17 BST
A triple album! Hard going, but moments of genius!

Posted on 28 May 2012, 01:28:02 BST
Porcupine Tree - " Warszawa " & " Coma Devine " - Also RPWL - " The RPWL Live Experience "

Posted on 31 May 2012, 00:16:00 BST
Martin says:
I dunno about "the best" but my favourite and most played over the many years is probably 'Seconds Out' by Genesis which is a double live. A lot of prog bands actually don't sound too different on live recordings to what they do in the studio, anyway, since most of the music is tightly arranged and doesn't generally lend itself to significant reworking or improvisation - a notable exception being ELP who never seemed to do the same version twice and have released LOADS of great live albums.

Posted on 31 May 2012, 08:30:10 BST
R. Pini says:
GENTLE GIANT 'Playing the Fool - Live' come to think of it, one of my favorite albums ever, live or studio.

Posted on 31 May 2012, 08:31:28 BST
R. Pini says:
And for my LEAST favorite, Procol Harum 'Live with the Edmonton Orchestra' - terrible waste of good vinyl.
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