Rank the Tracks: Television's Marquee Moon (1977)

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Rank the Tracks: Television's Marquee Moon (1977)

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Welcome to NYC. In the CBGB days. Standing 'neath the Marquee Moon



Television's "Marquee Moon" (1977)

Tracklisting:
01 | See No Evil
02 | Venus
03 | Friction
04 | Marquee Moon
05 | Elevation
06 | Guiding Light
07 | Prove It
08 | Torn Curtain

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1. Guiding Light
2. Prove It
3. Marquee Moon
4. Friction
5. Elevation
6. Torn Curtain
7. See No Evil
8. Venus
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1. Marquee Moon (For the second half)
2. See No Evil
3. Elevation (2.54 one of the best guitar solos of all time.)
4. Friction
5. Guiding Light
6. Venus
7. Prove It
8. Torn Curtain
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1. See No Evil
2. Marquee Moon
3. Friction
4. Venus
5. Guiding Light
6. Torn Curtain
7. Elevation
8. Prove It
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Marquee Moon
Venus
Elevation
See No Evil
Torn Curtain
Prove It
Friction
Guiding Light
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1. Marquee Moon
2. Guiding Light
3. Venus
4. Elevation
5. See No Evil
6. Torn Curtain
7. Prove It
8. Friction

They're all pretty great though. My #19 album of all time.
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04 | Marquee Moon
02 | Venus
01 | See No Evil
03 | Friction
05 | Elevation
06 | Guiding Light
07 | Prove It
08 | Torn Curtain
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"I was listening, listening to the rain. I was hearing, hearing something else."

01 | See No Evil
02 | Marquee Moon
03 | Venus
04 | Elevation
05 | Prove It
06 | Friction
07 | Torn Curtain
08 | Guiding Light
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08 | Torn Curtain
05 | Elevation
07 | Prove It
02 | Venus
04 | Marquee Moon
03 | Friction
01 | See No Evil
06 | Guiding Light
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One of the better guitar albums out there. Though I find Tom Verlaine lower on personality than other singers from the class of '77.

01 | Elevation
02 | Venus
03 | Torn Curtain
04 | Marquee Moon
05 | Friction
06 | Guiding Light
07 | See No Evil
08 | Prove It
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One of my favourite ever albums.
1. Marquee Moon (my favourite ever guitar solo)
2. See No Evil
3. Venus
4. Torn Curtain
5. Guiding Light
6. Friction
7. Elevation
8. Prove It
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05 | Elevation*
04 | Marquee Moon*
08 | Torn Curtain*
03 | Friction
02 | Venus
01 | See No Evil
07 | Prove It
06 | Guiding Light

Personal favorites *
Overall album rating: 8.00
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04 | Marquee Moon
01 | See No Evil
02 | Venus
05 | Elevation
08 | Torn Curtain
06 | Guiding Light
03 | Friction
07 | Prove It
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Why the relative lack of love for "Guiding Light"? Andyd1010 and myself are the only users to put that song in the top half of our rankings. I think it's such a beautiful track.
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Results after the first week of voting:
01 | Marquee Moon | 2,0 points
02 | Venus | 3,8 points
03 | Elevation | 3,8 points
04 | See No Evil | 3,9 points
05 | Torn Curtain | 5,2 points
06 | Friction | 5,3 points
07 | Guiding Light | 5,7 points
08 | Prove It | 6,3 points
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06 | Guiding Light
02 | Venus
04 | Marquee Moon
01 | See No Evil
08 | Torn Curtain
07 | Prove It
05 | Elevation
03 | Friction
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04 | Marquee Moon
01 | See No Evil
03 | Friction
02 | Venus
08 | Torn Curtain
07 | Prove It
06 | Guiding Light
05 | Elevation
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04 | Marquee Moon
03 | Friction
01 | See No Evil
05 | Elevation
06 | Guiding Light
07 | Prove It
02 | Venus
08 | Torn Curtain
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04| Marquee Moon
02| Venus
01| See No Evil
05| Elevation
08| Torn Curtain
07| Prove It
06| Guiding Light
03| Friction
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If someone came up to me and said that this was the perfect album, I may not agree, but I'd understand. For the tastes of popular music fans of the past half-century, this (rock) album seems remarkably pure. It has impenetrable lyrics that could be interpreted differently for every listener, and yet has a musicality so strong that the recorded sounds would compel any listener to feel something. Finally, I sense no put-on (besides the baseline acting of any entertainer), no veneer besides the desire to make art.

The crown jewel of the album is the guitar. When listening, it sounds as if the musicians are strumming the strings of your heart. And not only is the guitar-playing technically superb, but as I mentioned earlier, emotionally resonant as well. A lot of versatility in emotion too. You have downtrodden tracks like "Torn Curtain," joyous rompers like "See No Evil" and "Venus," rock-your-socks-off moments like "Friction", and gentle soothers like "Guiding Light." Romance and nostalgia at every corner.

I would like to see myself as a historian of contemporay popular music. And music historians have to rave about this album. Released in 1977, it laid the groundwork for guitar-music of the 80s and 90s. The sound of "Elevation" is the moody rock of the late 80s to early 90s. The sound of "Guiding Light" is the soft-rock of the 80s. For all of these reasons, this album is a classic.

03 | Friction
05 | Elevation
02 | Venus
08 | Torn Curtain
01 | See No Evil
04 | Marquee Moon
07 | Prove It
06 | Guiding Light
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05 | Elevation
08 | Torn Curtain
01 | See No Evil
03 | Friction
04 | Marquee Moon
02 | Venus
06 | Guiding Light
07 | Prove It
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1. Marquee moon
2. Torn curtain
3. Venus
4. See no evil
5. Guiding light
6. Friction
7. Elevation
8. Prove it
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04 | Marquee Moon
01 | See No Evil
07 | Prove It
02 | Venus
06 | Guiding Light
03 | Friction
08 | Torn Curtain
05 | Elevation
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1) Torn Curtain
2) Marquee Moon
3) See No Evil
4) Prove It
5) Venus
6) Elevation
7) Friction
8) Guiding Light
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Welcome to Rank the Tracks, CupOfDreams!
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01 | See No Evil
04 | Marquee Moon
03 | Friction
05 | Elevation
02 | Venus
08 | Torn Curtain
06 | Guiding Light
07 | Prove It
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03| Friction
01| See No Evil
04| Marquee Moon
05| Elevation
08| Torn Curtain
07| Prove It
02| Venus
06| Guiding Light
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08 | Torn Curtain
04 | Marquee Moon
06 | Guiding Light
01 | See No Evil
05 | Elevation
02 | Venus
07 | Prove It
03 | Friction
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01 | Marquee Moon
02 | See No Evil
03 | Venus
04 | Friction
05 | Prove It
06 | Elevation
07 | Guiding Light
08 | Torn Curtain
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04 | Marquee Moon
01 | See No Evil
07 | Prove It
02 | Venus
06 | Guiding Light
08 | Torn Curtain
05 | Elevation
03 | Friction
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