32 votes; polling took place late 1999
(first preference votes in full)
Peter Gabriel III 6.25 [Peter Gabriel]
Discipline 6.25 [King Crimson]
Us 2 [Peter Gabriel]
Peter Gabriel II 1.25 [Peter Gabriel]
Peter Gabriel IV 1.25 [Peter Gabriel; a.k.a. Security]
Absent Lovers 1.25 [King Crimson]
Alive 1 [Chuck Mangione]
The Prophet 1 [Richard Harris]
The Key 1 [Joan Armatrading]
Cloud About Mercury 1 [David Torn]
A Momentary Lapse of Reason 1 [Pink Floyd]
Tim Finn 1 [Tim Finn]
Lost Brotherhood 1 [Gowan]
World Gone Strange 1 [Andy Summers]
World Diary 1 [Tony Levin]
THRAK 1 [King Crimson]
Cirkus 1 [King Crimson]
Peter Gabriel I 0.25 [Peter Gabriel]
Three of a Perfect Pair 0.25 [King Crimson]
Beat 0.25 [King Crimson]
Gabriel's Us just squeezed ahead to take the third place over Levin's debut solo album World Diary, the latter surprisingly being the only one of Levin's recent splurge of collaborative albums to feature here.
Levin's longest running band membership has been in King Crimson and the debuts from each of the band's eighties and nineties (well, excluding the VROOOM EP) incarnations take the top two places. Discipline and THRAK clearly led from the pack, with Beat a distant third. It's worth noting that the recent ProjeKct releases only came out during the poll and featured little in the voting.
A clear sign of a classic period for Gabriel's solo work, although So wasn't far behind in third.
1. Bruford Levin Upper Extremities [BLUE]
After years working together in other bands, Bruford and Levin teamed
up with David Torn and Chris Botti for their own project. The album proved
a hit with fans and more popular than a series of collaborations with names
less familiar on the prog scene.
1. Cloud About Mercury
2. A Momentary Lapse of Reason [Pink Floyd]
With considerable cross-over in personnel with BLUE, it is interesting to see Cloud About Mercury do so well here: it was a clear winner. A Momentary Lapse of Reason only just took second place over Steve Hackett's Genesis Revisited and Andy Summers' World Gone Strange.
A project led by unpopular Union-producer Jonathan Elias (Jon
Anderson also guests), the concept album Requiem for the Americas
is the clear loser here, with the first Liquid Tension Experiment
only just taking second.