Sunday 24 May 2009
Is this the best prog album ever made?
Selling England has been voted the best ever prog album by readers of Classic Rock Presents Prog.
I voted in the poll, which has just been published in the second issue of Prog, and put Selling England at number one. However, I haven't listened to it properly for a while so, as the light faded, I drifted off into the garden for a listen on my iPod to give it a critical appraisal.
I could go on and on about the extraordinary ensemble playing, sophisticated writing and arrangements, the beautiful pastoral feel and the several key moments on the album that almost define prog at its best.
But I won't. I'll just say that, yes, it is the best prog album ever made.