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"The Camera Eye" Is At 10:56 Minutes! "The Musical Box" Is At 10:27 Minutes! Which Song Is The Best????


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Poll: The Camera Eye Oversees The Nursery? Hope Not! (36 member(s) have cast votes)

Which Ten Minute Song Plus Do You Love The Most?

  1. Genesis "The Musical Box" (19 votes [52.78%])

    Percentage of vote: 52.78%

  2. Rush "The Camera Eye" (17 votes [47.22%])

    Percentage of vote: 47.22%

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#1 RUSHHEAD666

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Posted 24 February 2018 - 02:20 AM

Which ten minute plus song do you love more?

Different decades but who cares!

Both classics are over ten minutes long!!

It's at Rush Forum so DUH!

But you know me!

"The Musical Box" blows "The Camera Eye" away!!!!!!

Let's see the Rush Forum at it's best and take their homer favorite!  LOL!

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Posted 24 February 2018 - 02:21 AM

BOX!

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Posted 24 February 2018 - 02:34 AM

Camera eye was the last over 10 minute rush song and is a favorite of mine, especially to play.  But music box is a classic. So from a prog rock perspective box wind.

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Posted 24 February 2018 - 03:33 AM

Given that I think the Camera Eye did not need almost 11 minutes to get its point across (Signals performances made the most sense), The Musical Box wins this for me.

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Posted 24 February 2018 - 03:33 AM

View PostUltimate Rush Tribute, on 24 February 2018 - 02:34 AM, said:

Camera eye was the last over 10 minute rush song and is a favorite of mine, especially to play.  But music box is a classic. So from a prog rock perspective box wind.

Absolutely!  The last Rush tune over "Force Ten" Minutes!  LOL!

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Posted 24 February 2018 - 03:36 AM

View Post78jazz, on 24 February 2018 - 03:33 AM, said:

Given that I think the Camera Eye did not need almost 11 minutes to get its point across (Signals performances made the most sense), The Musical Box wins this for me.

Hey guys!  I know  "I can't pretend a stranger is a long awaited friend" but I am flattered and honored that both you 78 and URT responded to my thread.

I seriously do try to be creative on here after 12 years.

Not sure how people on here put up with me but I am a happy camper.

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Listening to "Fifth Of Firth" right now.

My God, it never gets old.

Like Mercury Records Rush Music.  LOL!  

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Posted 24 February 2018 - 07:52 AM

Close to the edge blows them both away.

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Posted 24 February 2018 - 07:57 AM

Lol easily The Musical Box

The Camera Eye obviously great historical Rush but not their absolute finest moment i think, always found slightly monotone for something that long but still love it of course

The Musical Box is just perfect,classical, Gabriel-era Genesis

If you'd ignored length and compared with, say, Red Barchetta, i would have had a bit of a problem

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Posted 24 February 2018 - 09:42 AM

My only gripe with The Musical Box is that the original recording is kinda muddy- poor production. But, it is fantastic, and wins in the competition.

Here is a great (although possibly controversial version)



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Posted 24 February 2018 - 10:22 AM

View PostRUSHHEAD666, on 24 February 2018 - 03:36 AM, said:

View Post78jazz, on 24 February 2018 - 03:33 AM, said:

Given that I think the Camera Eye did not need almost 11 minutes to get its point across (Signals performances made the most sense), The Musical Box wins this for me.

Hey guys!  I know  "I can't pretend a stranger is a long awaited friend" but I am flattered and honored that both you 78 and URT responded to my thread.

I seriously do try to be creative on here after 12 years.

Not sure how people on here put up with me but I am a happy camper.

You are both refreshing!

RUSH FOREVER!

GENESIS TOO!!


Listening to "Fifth Of Firth" right now.

My God, it never gets old.

Like Mercury Records Rush Music.  LOL!  

Cheers!

This is a good one. I truly never understood the love TCE gets when there are much better Rush epics.

I think this song made more sense as it was performed on the Signals tour.

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Posted 24 February 2018 - 01:09 PM

Both great, but The Musical Box is better (to me).
Nursery Cryme is my fave Genesis album.

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Posted 24 February 2018 - 01:16 PM

View Post78jazz, on 24 February 2018 - 03:33 AM, said:

Given that I think the Camera Eye did not need almost 11 minutes to get its point across (Signals performances made the most sense), The Musical Box wins this for me.
The Musical Box has 3.5 minutes of harpsicordial faux Renaissance nonsense before it gets going.   I'll take the mood-setting intro of Camera Eye over that.

Edited by goose, 24 February 2018 - 01:17 PM.


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Posted 24 February 2018 - 01:22 PM

I don't claim that no one gets it with TCE; just that I don't.

I think the intro to TCE is just fine, but it didn't need a repeat for another verse.

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Posted 24 February 2018 - 01:52 PM

The Musical Box by a tiny hair.

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Posted 24 February 2018 - 02:11 PM

TCE always felt like it was 2-3 minutes longer than it needed to be...lots of redundancy. In addition, the guys treated it like a red-headed stepchild by not playing it for many years until the fanbase griped about it. TMB is more cohesive, beginning to end, with more dynamics.

So TMB on this one.

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Posted 24 February 2018 - 02:18 PM

Just for the finale and the amazing guitar work, Musical Box gets is. TCE has grown on me, but it's still more repetitive than it should be.

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Posted 24 February 2018 - 03:27 PM

Unless there's proof of Geddy sporting a red dress and a fox head, The Musical Box wins!

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Posted 24 February 2018 - 05:56 PM

I'm still on a high from seeing the band The Musical Box ( with The Cat 3 ) perform The Musical Box... and more.

You know where my vote goes.



Edited by custom55, 24 February 2018 - 05:57 PM.


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Posted 24 February 2018 - 06:01 PM

View Postcustom55, on 24 February 2018 - 05:56 PM, said:

I'm still on a high from seeing the band The Musical Box ( with The Cat 3 ) perform The Musical Box... and more.

You know where my vote goes.



:goodone: Agreed!

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Posted 24 February 2018 - 06:06 PM

View PostThe Cat 3, on 24 February 2018 - 06:01 PM, said:

View Postcustom55, on 24 February 2018 - 05:56 PM, said:

I'm still on a high from seeing the band The Musical Box ( with The Cat 3 ) perform The Musical Box... and more.

You know where my vote goes.



:goodone: Agreed!

Here's a comparison to Genesis in 1973.  Peter's voice is sooooo good.


Edited by custom55, 24 February 2018 - 06:09 PM.





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